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January 16, 2018- America's Longest Government Shutdown Punishes D.C.- area Businesses and Workers (Read More

October 30, 2018- The Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce Shares Business Owner Concerns Regarding Proposed Outdoor Smoking Ban
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July 2, 2018- The Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce Congratulates Members participating in Leadership Montgomery 2018 (Read More)

June 20, 2018- BB&T names past Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce Board Member Thomas Ransom Market President of Greater D.C. (Read More)

May 21, 2018- County Executive Candidate Marc Elrich needs to correct the record about dealings with Chambers of Commerce. New op-ed by Ginanne Italiano and other area Chamber of Commerce CEOs out now in Bethesda Magazine (Read More)

May 8, 2018- District 1 County Council Candidates Clash Over Influence of Campaign Donors (Read More)

April 5, 2018- Council to consider bill allowing more small cell towers in downtown areas (Read More)

April 2, 2018- Sunrise Assisted Living Community Opens on Battery Lane in Bethesda (Read More)

February 12, 2018 - Trip To China Planned By Greater Bethesda Chamber Of Commerce (Read More)

February 7, 2018- Council Hears Mostly From Supporters of Ourisman Bethesda Trail Deal (Read More)

November 16, 2017- Dem candidates for Montgomery Co. executive debate economy, transportation (Read More)

November 16, 2017- Democratic candidates for Montgomery County executive debate how to build and protect a strong, local economy (Read More)

November 14, 2017- Amazon Books Is Coming to Bethesda Row (Read More)

November 7, 2017 - MACCE Announces Appointments to Maryland Chamber Legislative Committee (Read More)

October 6, 2017 - New Potential County Exec Candidate Announced at Bethesda Chamber Event (Read More)

October 3, 2017- Regional Young Professional Event Helps Foster Business Connections (Read More)

September 11, 2017- Greater Bethesda Chamber and Bethesda Beat Hosting Democratic County Executive Debate on November 15 (Read More)

July 26, 2017- Montgomery County Business Coalition Urges Sponsors to Withdraw Bill 28-17 until Study is Reviewed (Read More)

July 25, 2017- Montgomery County Minimum Wage Bill Reintroduced (Read More)

July 5, 2017- Chamber Event Showcases Hospital Development (Read More)

June 30, 2017- Developers Push for More Housing Density in Grosvenor-Strathmore Plan (Read More)

May 18, 2017- The Bethesda Master plan isn't to blame (Read More)

March 27, 2017- U.S. Chamber’s Institute Awards Meagan Sexton of Maryland the State Partner Scholarship (Read More)

March 24, 2017- LOCAL CHAMBER EXECUTIVE RECEIVES SCHOLARSHIP, Maryland Association of Chamber Executives Supports Professional Development Goals (Read More)

March 24, 2017- Metro Completes Escalator Installment Project at Bethesda Station (Read More)

March 6, 2017- Foodie Cab March Food Ordering News: St. Patrick's Day, Tax Season, and Featured Restaurants. CORP50 is a coupon code for $50 off an order for new customers ($250 food minimum). (
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March 2, 2017 –Washingtonian Showcases Apex Home Loans Among 50 Great Places to Work (
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March 2, 2017- A true pioneer in the field of street medicine, and Bethesda Cares' guide in creating our street medicine program, Dr. Jim O'Connell is president of Boston's Health Care for the Homeless Program (
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March 2, 2017- You're invited to upcoming March 9 “wine, chocolate, and cheese” friend/fundraiser 11th Annual Community Fundraiser to benefit B-CC HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION (
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February 28, 2017- Please join MetroBethesda Royary and Tommy McFly for a special networkign happy hour (
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February 27, 2017- ESTATE PLANNING FOR BUSINESS OWNERS SEMINAR February 28, 2017 from 12:00-2:00PM (
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February 23, 2017- Washington Business Journal Recognizes CBM in 2017 List of Top Accounting Firms (
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February 17, 2017- Bethesda Court Hotel; Renewed and Rebranded (
Read More) October 25, 2016- Government-loving Montgomery County seems poised to adopt term limits (Read More)

October 18, 2016- A bipartisan Q & A discussion grows out of a polarized state government
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan and Comptroller Peter Franchot will meet to answer questions posed by business and government leaders in the state’s largest county
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August 12, 2016- Business Hall of Fame, Meet the Class of 2016. (Read More)

August 1, 2016- Metro’s Proposal to Maintain Weekend Service Cuts Draws Mixed Response (Read More)

June 16, 2016- The Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce Monday night celebrated its 90th anniversary and installed a new chairwoman and board of directors at an event at the Bethesda Hyatt attended by about 250 people. (Read More)

June 10, 2016- The Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce Celebrates 90 Year Anniversary at Annual Installation and Awards Dinner on June 13, 2016 (
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April 26, 2016- Business Notes: Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce Renamed (Read More)

April 25, 2016- Yolanda Vazquez talks with Melanie Folstad, Chair Elect for the Greater Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce. They discuss the 90th Anniversary Celebration. (Watch Video)

April 21, 2016- Montgomery Coalition for Adult English Literacy (MCAEL) will hold their third annual spelling bee today. (Read More)

April 19, 2016- Montgomery County's Oldest and Largest Chamber of Commerce Celebrates its 90th Anniversary
The Greater Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce unveils changes that will take it into its next century (Read More)

April 6, 2016- Chamber Officials Unhappy That Statewide Paid Sick Leave Bill Grandfathers Montgomery County Law 
County Council passed a more stringent version of the bill in 2015 that’s set to go into effect in October (Read More)

April 1, 2016- No Timeline Set Yet for New DLC Task Force 
Spokesperson for County Executive Ike Leggett said work is underway to set it up (Read More)

April 1, 2016- This large D.C. suburb will consider a $15-an-hour minimum wage (Read More)

March 16, 2016- Join celebrity judge - BCCC’s very own Ginanne Italiano -at the Montgomery Coalition of Adult English Literacy’s (MCAEL) Third Annual Grown-Up Spelling Bee for Adult English Literacy on April 20th, 2016. 
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February 29, 2016- State Legislators Ask Leggett to Take Over DLC Reform (Read More)

February 11, 2016- Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School Educational Foundation searching for Treasurer (Read More)

February 1, 2016- Leggett Says He’s Willing to Develop Options to Privatize Department of Liquor Control
County executive contacts business officials, says he’s open to possible reform next year (Read More)

January 13, 2016- Franchot: Ending Alcohol Monopoly Would Add $193.7 Million, 1,364 New Jobs to Local Economy
Citing benefits to Montgomery County consumers and small businesses, Comptroller Peter Franchot announced the findings of a Bureau of Revenue Estimates study that examined the economic impact that private sector competition would have on sales and distribution of alcohol in Montgomery County.
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For the ninth year, The Greater Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chamber's Legislative Outlook Breakfast on January 9th at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda will provide the opportunity for the business community to gain insight into the upcoming session in Annapolis (Read more)

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