December 15, 2020

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Upcoming Virtual Programs
Chamber 101
Tuesday, December 15, 8:30 a.m.

Join us for this brief orientation session to learn how to get involved with the Chamber and maximize your membership investment. Get connected with all the activities, events, and services the Greater Bethesda Chamber offers to our members.

Thank you to Sandy Spring Bank for sponsoring Chamber 101.
The Top 5 Things Business Owners Should Do To Improve Their Cybersecurity
Wednesday, December 16, 11:30 a.m.

This segment of our Technology Series with Advantage Industries will focus on simple & low cost/no cost strategies each business should implement immediately to dramatically improve the security of their network and their data
Crucial Strategies For Boosting Sales In Today's Business Environment
Thursday, December 17, 8:30 a.m.
Almost every business owner and veteran selling professional will agree that in the current business climate, winning new business and engaging new clients is more challenging than ever. Join us for this live webinar with Ken Smith, the Managing Director for Sandler Training in the D.C. region, to discover how you must upgrade your current sales process for today's marketplace. 
Joint Speed Networking with The Rockville Chamber of Commerce
Friday, January 8, 11:30 a.m.

We can't meet in person this year, but that won't stop us from having our Annual Joint Networking Event with The Rockville Chamber of Commerce! 
Join us via Zoom for some speed networking. Attendees will be broken up into several "rooms", just like a table in person. Each room will meet for about 20 minutes and then be switched at random to a different room. 
Welcome New Members!
Safer Public Health
Claire Rosche Matzzie
8003 Kentbury Drive
Bethesda, MD 20814
Business Consulting and Training

Wire Gill LLP
Heather Dlhopolsky
4800 Hampden Lane Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814

Elder Nourish
Kimberly Lipinski
1875 Connecticut Avenue NW 10th Floor
Washington, DC 20009
Senior Services
Kim Foley, LLC
Kim Foley
8301 Loring Drive
Bethesda, MD 20817
Business Consulting and Training

Justin Omidian
4856 Cordell Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814

Bradyl LLC
Mike Steiner
3312 Coquelin Terrace
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Membership Renewals
Polinger Company
Elliot Schnitzer
5530 Wisconsin Avenue Suite 1000
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
40+ Year Member!

Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chtd.
Marc Engel
7600 Wisconsin Avenue Suite 700
Bethesda, MD 20814
40+ Year Member!

Greenhill Capital Corporation
Richard Greenberg
4901 Fairmont Avenue Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814
25+ Year Member

The Original Pancake House
Chris Hayden
7700 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
25+ Year Member

Flynn, Abell & Associates, LLC
Patrick Flynn
7979 Old Georgetown Road Suite 550
Bethesda, MD 20814
20+ Year Member

Bethesda Transportation Solutions
Kristen Blackmon
7700 Old Georgetown Road Lobby Level
Bethesda, MD 20814
15+ Year Member

Electric Advisors
Russell Lacey
5272 River Road Suite 440
Bethesda, MD 20816
10+ Year Member

SPC Financial, Inc.
Matthew Gilchrist
3202 Tower Oaks Boulevard Suite 400
Rockville, MD 20852
10+ Year Member

Carr Properties
David Chaconas
1615 L Street NW Suite 650
Washington, DC 20036
5+ Year Member

Lafayette Federal Credit Union
Henry Molina
2701 Tower Oak Boulevard
Rockville, MD 20852
5+ Year Member

Black Restaurant Group
Jennifer Larkin
7752 Woodmont Avenue Suite 201
Bethesda, MD 20814
5+ Year Member

CarePlus Home Health, Inc.
Tom Najjar
19390 Montgomery Village Avenue
Gaithersberg, MD 20886
5+ Year Member

First Home Mortgage
Rob Mercer
7910 Woodmont Avenue Suite 1330
Bethesda, MD 20814
5+ Year Member

Jubilee Foundation, Incorporated
Rolando Santiago
10408 Montgomery Avenue
Kensington, MD 20895

Better Wellness Now Coaching
Phyllis Burson
Bethesda, MD 20817

The Counseling Center of Maryland
Marjorie Kreppel
8030 Woodmont Avenue 3rd Floor
Bethesda, MD 20814

Capital Facial Plastic Surgery
Adam Singleton
2 Wisconsin Circle Suite 820
Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Eastwell Document Solutions
Stephen Woollard
510 Meadow Hall Drive
Rockville, MD 20851

Primrose School of Downtown Bethesda
Mike Patel
8101 Glenbrook Road
Bethesda, MD 20814
The Bethesdan Hotel
Mimi Dejene
8120 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
40+ Year Member!

Aldon Properties
Dan Rigaux
8180 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
40+ Year Member!

The Original Pancake House
Chris Hayden
7700 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
25+ Year Member

Montgomery College
Ken Nelson
40 West Gude Suite 220
Rockville, MD 20850
25+ Year Member

Computer Showcase
Eric Whisenhunt
7972 Old Georgetown Road Suite 4C
Bethesda, MD 20814
20+ Year Member

Flying Feet Enterprises
Marc Shepanek
4408 Faraday Place NW
Washington, DC 20016
10+ Year Member

SERVPRO of Bethesda/Potomac
Frank Flaherty
10000 Business Parkway
Lanham, MD 20706
10+ Year Member

Macris, Hendricks & Glascock, PA
Toby Wilson
9220 Wightman Road Suite 120
Montgomery Village, MD 20886
5+ Year Member

Capacity Partners, Inc.
Mary Robinson
4701 Sangamore Road S-150
Bethesda, MD 20816
5+ Year Member

The Original Pancake House - Rockville
David Dennison
12224 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20852
5+ Year Member

Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School Educational Foundation
Matt Gandal
P.O. Box 31209
Bethesda, MD 20824
5+ Year Member

Matilde Ott
7150 Woodmont Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20815
5+ Year Member

Bregman, Berbert, Schwartz & Gilday, LLC
Kristen D'Angelo
7315 Wisconsin Avenue Suite 800 West
Bethesda, MD 20814
5+ Year Member

Lumix CPAs and Advisors
Maribel Torres
8401 Connecticut Avenue Suite 1202
Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Heller An Shapiro
8401 Connecticut Avenue Suite 1230
Chevy Chase, MD 20815

The Pels Law Firm
Jon Pels
4845 Rugby Avenue 3rd Floor
Bethesda, MD 20814

Rehab 2 Perform
Josh Funk
6710 Rockledge Drive Suite 120A
Bethesda, MD 20817

Bethesda Spine & Posture
Daniel Kraus
4733 Elm Street Suite 300
Bethesda, MD 20814

Nothing Bundt Cakes - Bethesda
Verelyn Gibbs Watson
8209 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
COVID-19 Briefs from the Health Care & Wellness Committee
In our second COVID-19 Brief, Claire Rosche Matzzie, Principal at Safer Public Health, gives us some tips on how to make the holidays safe this year while keeping some of your most special traditions.

Our COVID-19 Briefs video series was created by the Health Care & Wellness Committee to help our members and the community take care of themselves, their families, their customers/clients, their staff, and their business during the next few months with the expected surge in COVID-19 cases.

Thank you to Kim Foley, for filming our COVID-19 Briefs videos.
Annual Corporate Sponsors
Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors 
 Andy Stern’s Office Furniture, A Division of Benajmin Office Supply & Services - Atlantech Online – Behnam and Associates, Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. - The Bernstein Companies - Capacity Partners – Dembo Jones – Grossberg Company LLP – The Jane Fairweather Team –
Maier Warner PR – Marriott International - Selzer Gurvitch Rabin Wertheimer & Polott, P.C - WithumSmith+Brown, PC

Partner Sponsors 
 Bethesda Magazine - Chesapeake Public Strategies - Hyatt Regency Bethesda - Mon Ami Gabi - North Bethesda Marriott & Conference Center - sasse agency - SpeedPro              
Chamber 101 Sponsor
Sandy Spring Bank
Leadership Luncheon Series Sponsor 
M&T Bank
NextExec Sponsor 
McKay Mortgage Company