Letter of Welcome

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Dear Visitor,

On behalf of The Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce, welcome to The Greater Bethesda Chamber’s website. As the oldest and largest business organization in Montgomery County, we are proud to promote our businesses and community to our members, local residents, and visitors to our area.

Since its inception in 1926 as the Bethesda Chamber of Commerce, this organization has been recognized and respected for its impressive stature in the community. With its record of extraordinary economic and community development throughout the years, the Chamber has earned its position in the region as the oldest and largest business organization in Montgomery County. With its rich legacy of leadership, be assured the Chamber will continue to build a greater Bethesda area.

We are an active chamber that looks to advance its members’ growth and prosperity, and provide increased opportunities and value for its membership. The Chamber advocates for and unites the business community, conveys business interests to policy-makers and advances the region’s economic health. To carry out this mission, the Chamber serves as the voice of business and involves the public sector in community leadership.

In addition to vibrant committee work in Advocacy, Community Engagement, Membership Services and Membership Development, The Greater Bethesda Chamber provides unique opportunities for members. This includes our special events including the Annual Legislative Reception, the Annual Real Estate Update, the Monument Bank Golf Classic and “The Big Event!”  Our more regular events include our “Chamber 101’s” (new member orientations), breakfasts, luncheons and after hours as well as round tables and workshops. Our popular events provide our members an opportunity to network and meet new people, no matter what their schedule allows.
From the community sponsored Holiday Goodwill Dinner, for those in need in our community, to the ongoing member education programs, to the monthly gatherings that meet to address critical issues in the community -- the Chamber is Where Business & Community Connect! Membership in The Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce offers opportunities and access for your business and partnership in building a stronger community.

If you are not already a member of the Chamber, we invite you to join us by going Here. If you are already a member, please take full advantage of your membership investment and get involved. There are opportunities for all types of needs, interests, and schedules. Contact the Chamber staff and they will help you customize your membership to your needs. If you don’t have time to attend meetings and events, know that we are here for you and your business and will continue to be your resource for information and assistance.

Please do not hesitate to stop into the Chamber office, send us an email at staff@greaterbethesdachamber.org or give us a call at 301-652-4900. We are only a step, click, or call away and ready to help you!

Sincerely,
                               
 Melanie Folstad, Chair
(RBC Wealth Management)