October 18, 2021
Dear Chamber Member,
As part of your GBCC membership, we are excited to introduce our new Affinity Program – 401K Plans.
Whether your company needs a startup plan, an upgraded plan or simply a plan review, our financial partners can help you with your needs.
We are proud to announce our partnership with Behnam & Associates to bring a “group” 401K plan to all GBCC members. What this means for you is…..
Why consider this plan?
But don’t take our word for it… get your free plan design or comparison today. Our Financial partners will be able to help you design the plan you want and quote you fees with absolutely NO Obligation on your part. All you have to do is chat with one of the advisors for 15 minutes; provide a bit of info and off they go.
Give us a call today…. You’ll be glad you did.
Call Anna at 301-284-880 or 240-421-1298 (c)
Email Anna at email@example.com
Or Simply call our Chamber office at 301-652-4900, and we’ll get you connected.
This is a Win-Win. Make the call today.
The last quarter of 2021 is upon us and candidly, with regard to new members, this could be our best back to back quarters in years. And the staff continues working hard to make it so it will happen. Staff is laser focused on bettering our communications, member engagement, membership retention, and membership growth with great results. Yet, we do need your help make sure we close 2021 strong, and have momentum carrying us into 2022. But we are not asking for much, this time!
The first ask is simple. If you have a presence on LinkedIn, I trust you have taken the time and clicked the “Follow” button on the Chambers LinkedIn page. But in case you haven’t done so yet, here is the link to the LinkedIn page GBCC LinkedIn Page then just click the Follow button right below our logo. Simple and helpful. Before you leave the page though, take a moment and scroll down our postings and see the names of the new members and review some of our upcoming events. You will be pleasantly surprised at what you see. After you have “followed” the GBCC page you should start seeing more of our postings moving forward as you open your LinkedIn account, when you do, please “like” the posts from the chamber and consider sharing the posts as well. These simple steps will help magnify our presence on the social media, and will help bring more members into the Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce. Currently we have 452 followers on our LinkedIn page, and we will add 100 this week alone, with your help that is.
The second ask is a little more involved, but very doable. We are asking you to ask some of your Friends, Relatives, Associates, Neighbors, and Kids to consider joining the chamber. The highlighted text, FRANK, we will cover next month. What we would like you to know is that you are not alone in the asking as the chamber has a dedicated staff member whose job is to help you start a conversation with your FRANK’s and help them understand why the chamber would be beneficial to them. As simple as a handoff. Please reach out to Carla Young if you have an introduction to make, or just a question to be answered about membership. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you all for your continued support of the Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce, it is a collaborative effort that keeps us going every day.
One of the coolest parts of my job is meeting people, making new friends, and building a stronger foundation for the Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce. One such meeting came about from a colleague running a Chamber in Northern Virginia – She introduced me to Chris Raines, General Manager of the AC Hotel Bethesda. Chris was named GM several months ago and was managing a hotel in Arlington and active with the Arlington Chamber.
As many of you have seen, the AC Hotel is under construction at 4646 Montgomery Avenue and will certainly be a tremendous benefit to our community. I had the privilege of meeting Chris and Rodrigo Arandia, Director of Sales for the Hotel and was happy to tour the construction site and new entity.
We made our way from the lobby area through to the café and lounge to the 4-season, outdoor patio where I foresee a Chamber reception in the making.
Our journey took us up the elevators to the guest room floors, where I was treated to boundless views of downtown Bethesda and the promise of thoughtfully designed rooms for diverse travelers.
Chris and Rodrigo have joined the GBCC and have already been active with a couple of Thought Leadership Councils, networking events and engaging with other members to share the story and new history of the AC Hotel Bethesda – Welcome Aboard!
AlfredHouse Eldercare, Inc. is pleased to announce an entirely new concept in assisted living— “concierge living” offered in a boutique residential setting for those over 55 seeking a refined environment. Located by Manor Park Country Club, AlfredHouse IV—Villa is situated in a truly suburban neighborhood with nearby shopping and transportation. The Villa will be assisted living with concierge service. AlfredHouse IV--Villa will offer 24:7 concierge care, GNA, personal chef, activities, housekeeping and laundry. This house has been completely renovated and updated with six private bedrooms for single occupancy which includes one luxury suite with a private spa inspired bathroom.
Celebrating our 30th Anniversary, AlfredHouse was founded by Veena J. Alfred, Ph.D. We are family owned and operated. AlfredHouse has 10 boutique homes serving the DMV. We maintain a 1:4 caregiver to resident ratio to ensure the highest quality, compassionate personalized attention. We serve individuals who require assistance with activities of daily living (ADL’s), memory care, behavioral and mental health and other related adult conditions.
For more information or to schedule a tour of AlfredHouse IV--Villa or any of our other boutique homes, contact Ken Silverstein, VP Business Development at 240-535-0597 or email: email@example.com. At AlfredHouse, We Never Stop Caring.
AlfredHouse Eldercare, Inc.
18100 Cashell Road
Rockville, Maryland 20853
Main Office: 301-260-2080
Member of the following organizations:
Bethesda Chevy-Chase Chamber of Commerce—Senior Marketing Group
COGS—Coalition of Geriatric Services
GROWS—Grassroots Organization for the Wellbeing of Seniors
Olney Chamber of Commerce
In 2002 Judy Lese, an elementary school teacher in Montgomery County, was diagnosed with breast cancer. She received excellent treatment by the doctors and staff at Sibley Hospital, became a cancer survivor, and has continued to teach and provide nurturing support to her students.
Like many who have faced a serious illness and survived, Judy wondered how she could turn this life changing experience into good and help others. From the doctors at Sibley Hospital, she learned that even the smallest contributions are critical to help patients and support breast cancer research. In 2003 Judy and her husband Larry started The Judith A. Lese Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.
Building on the advice and guidance of her doctors, she researched various ways to help. As Judy learned more about the needs, and through her own experiences, it became clear what the goal of her new “grassroots, not-for-profit organization” foundation would be. In the end, the mission of the Foundation would be “the pursuit of education and cure for breast cancer”. To accomplish the mission, Judy and Larry developed three distinct components:
• Promote increased awareness of cancer with accurate information so each becomes a stronger advocate for self and others.
• Develop familiarity with resources and centers for maintaining breast health.
• Fund specifically selected research and researchers at comprehensive cancer research institutions to advance continuous accomplishments.
Additionally, Judy wanted to create a Foundation logo that represented the two very strong emotions she experienced during her breast cancer battle. For her, the two words: Tears and Hugs kept coming to mind. Judy was able to incorporate both of these emotions into her logo, showing an inverted ribbon as a tear, and stretched arms as a hug.
These emotions permeate life from the initial diagnosis to treatment, recovery, and cure. In the beginning, tears fall, but hugs insulate. At the end of one's medical treatments, tears are of joy, accomplishment, achieving a goal, completing treatments, and hugs feel so good to verify. You did it! Yes, still here, still alive, and still moving on … A SURVIVOR.
Over the years, and through the generous donations of individuals, The Judith A. Lese Breast Cancer Foundation has raised over $400,000 which have benefited:
To help maximize the impact of donations to help others, 100% of contributions made to the Foundation are disbursed. Through the generosity of Judy and Larry, all the administrative costs of the Foundation’s operations and overhead are paid by them. Judy could never have imagined what a positive impact her dream would have on breast cancer in the Washington DC area and beyond.
As a small organization, donations come from a variety of sources: direct donations in honor or memory of individuals; the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) of the National Capital Area; and annual fundraising activities (Dinner and Walk to Win). Every dollar helps to make a difference.
For 2021, the Fundraising Dinner Banquet will be on Tuesday, October 5th at Maggiano’s Chevy Chase and the Walk to Win (the battle against breast cancer) will be held on October 31st at the Bethesda Crescent Trail. For details on these events, and other information on The Judith A. Lese Breast Cancer Foundation, go to their website at: www.judithalese.org or email them at: LeseCancerFdn@aol.com
Did you know that just by being a member of the Greater Bethesda Chamber you and your organization can take advantage of…
Not to mention you are automatically invited to join any one of our many Thought Leadership Counsels (TLC). Each group meets monthly to discuss areas important not only important to growth of our businesses, but also to the growth of our communities.
If you would like to discuss how to get the most out of your membership or how to join the Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or (301) 652-4900 ext. 200
Director of Membership & Community Engagement
For the 2nd Time, Rehab 2 Perform Appears on the Inc. 5000,
Ranking No. 1398 With Three-Year Revenue Growth of 340 Percent
Inc. Magazine Reveals Annual List of
America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc. 5000
NEW YORK, August 17, 2021 – Inc. magazine today revealed that Rehab 2 Perform is No. 1398 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, Patagonia, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.
"We are excited to be named as one of the fastest growing private companies in the US for the second straight year. The business landscape over the past year was extremely challenging and to be able to continue our growth trajectory, while keeping our team and our community safe, speaks volumes to the culture and dynamics of our team”, stated Dr. Josh Funk, CEO & Founder of Rehab 2 Perform.
Not only have the companies on the 2021 Inc. 5000 been very competitive within their markets, but this year’s list also proved especially resilient and flexible given 2020’s unprecedented challenges. Among the 5,000, the average median three-year growth rate soared to 543 percent, and median revenue reached $11.1 million. Together, those companies added more than 610,000 jobs over the past three years.
Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000. The top 500 companies are featured in the September issue of Inc., which will be available on newsstands on August 20.
“The 2021 Inc. 5000 list feels like one of the most important rosters of companies ever compiled,” says Scott Omelianuk, editor-in-chief of Inc. “Building one of the fastest-growing companies in America in any year is a remarkable achievement. Building one in the crisis we’ve lived through is just plain amazing. This kind of accomplishment comes with hard work, smart pivots, great leadership, and the help of a whole lot of people.”
Rehab 2 Perform is a fitness-focused physical therapy company with five locations, soon to be six, across Maryland. Established in 2014, R2P bridges the gap between the medical and performance spectrum, and has quickly changed the narrative within the physical therapy industry through its innovative delivery of services and standard of care.
Contact: Dr. Josh Funk
Companies on the 2021 Inc. 5000 are ranked according to percentage revenue growth from 2017 to 2020. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2017. They must be U.S.-based, privately held, for-profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2020. (Since then, some on the list may have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2017 is $100,000; the minimum for 2020 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Growth rates used to determine company rankings were calculated to three decimal places. There was one tie on this year’s Inc. 5000. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at http://www.inc.com/inc5000.
Inc. MediaThe world’s most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across a variety of channels including web sites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the 5000 gives the founders of the best businesses an opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers, and the credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 Vision Conference is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit www.inc.com.For more information on the Inc. 5000 Vision Conference, visit http://conference.inc.com/.
As the new Director of Marketing, Communications & Events, let me first thank you for subscribing to the ChamberWatch. My goal is to build a more engaging newsletter that is concise, informational, and serves YOU.
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Atlantech Online, Inc., a leading fiber and cloud calling company, today announced the appointment of Ari Rebach as Director of Network Engineering (DNE). Rebach brings 23 years of experience in the critical telecommunications infrastructure industry and will support the company’s strategy to accelerate network expansion to serve customers and partners. Focused on network architecture and reliability, this role leads the company’s data and voice engineering divisions and brings them into one fully integrated team. Read More.
Happy July and Happy New Fiscal Year to the Chamber.
As we continue to celebrate our 95th Year on the calendar, the Chamber has moved to a new cycle for our new year. In fact, the remainder of 2021 is a short year, and we will begin a fiscal cycle beginning January 1, 2022. Therefore, our proud and dedicated board of directors is operating one 18-month term. This is exciting for the Chamber as we will have a better handle on event management, dues revenue and more critical – budget projections so we can continue and expand our offering of world-class programs and services to you, our members.
In the past several months, I have seen our communities open their doors and business is starting to flourish again. I am getting out more and visiting restaurants, retail, industry, and other commercial businesses in areas like the Woodmont Triangle, Bethesda Row, Chevy Chase, Potomac, Pike & Rose and North Bethesda. I am seeing and meeting these business owners and managers who are anxious to return to pre-pandemic numbers. These great folks are members and prospects of the Greater Bethesda Chamber, and I am doing my part to help them thrive. So can you!
We recently published the 95th Annual Membership Directory. I hope you received your copy in the mail but do let me know if you need a few copies and I will make sure they get to you. A digital copy of this is located on the Chamber’s website as well. I do hope you are taking advantage of the many Member-to-Member discounts offered. It is important that we continue to buy form one another to ensure comradery within the membership and demonstrate value to one another.
This summer, we will be launching our new three-year strategic plan and many of you participated in a market study conducted by Dr. Mary Beth Merrin from Decision Making Research. These results will help me and our VP for Strategic Planning, Mary Robinson of Capacity Partners start the process with an engaged task force of volunteers.
Beginning in September, all meetings will be held in-person and most from the Chamber Boardroom. For the immediate future, a Zoom link will be provided for those not ready to return in-person, but we do hope the effort will be made to return to Suite 1204.
As always, I am available and welcome your call, text, email or visit as together, we are Building a Greater Bethesda.
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