July 21, 2020

Sent every week, the ChamberWatch keeps you informed. To learn more about the Chamber, visit our  website  or email  staff@greaterbethesdachamber.org .

View our events calendar .
View our COVID-19 resource page .
In-Person Meetings & Events: We Need Your Feedback!
We are looking forward to eventually getting operations back to normal and seeing you in person when it is safe to do so. The safety and well-being of our members and guests is our top priority, and we would like to get an idea of what our members would be comfortable with regarding in-person meetings & events beginning in the Fall or when more restrictions are lifted in Montgomery County. Please let us know by filling out a very brief survey.

We greatly appreciate your time and feedback!
Reopen Montgomery Grant Program
The new Reopen Montgomery Program grants will reimburse Montgomery County businesses for expenses incurred to comply with State and County reopening requirements to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and maintain public health.

The program will provide grants of up to $5,000 per applicant to help County businesses reopen.

You can find more information, including eligibility requirements, on their website . You should prepare everything you will need to apply so that you are ready once the applications are available.

If your business is selling anything listed below, please let us know so we can add you to the PPE Resource Page on our website.

  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Materials to create barriers, dividers, protected areas
  • Contactless payment systems
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Signage
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Disposable food containers and utensils
  • Upgrades to HVAC systems
Upcoming Virtual Programs
Zoom Trivia & Happy Hour
Tuesday, July 21, 4:30 p.m.

Grab a cocktail and join us for happy hour & trivia! July 21 is National Junk Food Day, so our trivia questions will be junk food related.
The Benefits of Remote Accounting for Small Business Success
Tuesday, July 28, 11:00 a.m.

In today’s digital age, many emerging businesses may have considered the benefits of outsourcing their accounting function or even creating or improving their virtual accounting office. The COVID-19 pandemic has further demonstrated the need for teams to keep operating regardless of where they are. Join Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell, P.C. as they review the high-level benefits of collaborating with outsourced accountants.
Joint Speed Networking with The Greater Silver Spring Chamber
Wednesday, August 19, 4:00 p.m.

Although we can't meet in person this year, we will be continuing our annual tradition and holding our Joint Speed Networking Event with The Greater Silver Spring Chamber of Commerce. Join us for a chance to network with business professionals and to win some door prizes! Double the chambers, double the connections.

Thank you to our sponsor, Behnam & Associates

If you are interested in sponsoring one of our upcoming virtual events, please contact Courtney DeLucia at cdelucia@greaterbethesdachamber.org
New Members
Please take a moment to welcome our new members who joined the Chamber in June. Take a look at their website to see what they can offer you.
Bradley Party & Variety
Angela Toleque
6922 Arlington Road
Bethesda, MD 20814

The Rockville Real Estate Exchange
Andrew Detweiler
965 Paulsboro Drive
Rockville, MD 20850

Noel Fisher
4800 Hampden Lane Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814
Carla's Cleaning Services
Clarissa Williams
4726 River Creek Terrace
Beltsville, MD 20705

Bethesda Tattoo
James Hughes
8227 Woodmont Avenue #2B
Bethesda, MD 20814

Maple Beer & Wine
Andy Kim
8125 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
Membership Renewals
Thank you to our members who renewed their investment in June! We greatly appreciate the support.
Cornerstone Montgomery
Cari Guthrie Cho
2 Taft Court, Suite 200
Rockville, MD 20850
30+ Year Member

Joshua Bokee
7850 Walker Drive 2nd Floor
Greenbelt, MD 20770
20+ Year Member

Arts for the Aging, Inc. (AFTA)
Peggi McGovern
15800 Crabbs Branch Way Suite 300
Rockville, MD 20855
5+ Year Member

Kathy Stevens
9210 Corporate Boulevard Suite 480
Rockville, MD 20850
5+ Year Member

Maman CPA
David Maman
11401 Commonwealth Drive 204
Rockville, MD 20852

Montgomery County Licensed Beverage Association
Arash Tafakor
303 Copley Place
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
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Lawrence Kotchek
4715 Miller Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
25+ Year Member

Wood Street, Inc.
Jason Giuliano
303 East Patrick Street
Frederick, MD 21701
15+ Year Member

S peedPro
Connie Rhind Robey
2251 Distribution Circle
Silver Spring, MD 20910
5+ Year Member

St. John's Episcopal Church, Norwood Parish
Anne Derse
6701 Wisconsin Avenue
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
5+ Year Member

National Capital Bank
Fatima Fonseca
5228 44th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20015
Gold Sponsors
  The Chevy Chase Land Company    -   Pepco    

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors  
  Andy Stern's Office Furniture, A Division of Benjamin Office Supply & Services - Atlantech Online - The Bernstein Companies - Capacity Partners - CohnReznick - Dembo Jones - Grossberg Company LLP- Hill Slowinski, Long & Foster | Christie's | Maryland Settlers LLC - Linowes and Blocher LLP TDG/SilverRock - M&T Bank - The Bean Bag Deli & Catering
The Bernstein Companies - WithumSmith+Brown, PC

Partner Sponsors 
  Bethesda Magazine - Hyatt Regency Bethesda - Mon Ami Gabi - North Bethesda Marriott & Conference Center - sasse agency - SpeedPro               
Chamber 101 Sponsor
Sandy Spring Bank
Leadership Luncheon Series Sponsor 
A Wider Circle
NextExec Sponsor 
McKay Mortgage Company