Nominations for service on The Greater Bethesda Chamber’s Board of Directors are now being accepted by members in good standing. Board members are asked to participate in a minimum of eight Board meetings and an annual strategic planning retreat each year, plus provide a minimum of $3,000 sponsorship support to the chamber beyond the company’s annual dues. Terms will begin July 1, 2020.
Interested members would need to submit the following documents:
Please email, mail, fax or deliver the above documents by 5:00 p.m., March 27, 2020 to:
Board Nominating Committee
c/o Ginanne Italiano, President & CEO
The Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce
7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 1204
Bethesda, MD 20814
We are pleased to announce our awardees who will be honored at our 2nd Annual Sapphires & Diamonds Silent Auction and Awards Gala on October 24 at The Hyatt Regency Bethesda.
Our Sapphire awardee is Mark Bergel, Founder of A Wider Circle. Presented to a distinguished business member of the Greater Bethesda Chamber, the Sapphire Award honors excellence in executive leadership. The recipient is a recognized “leader amongst leaders” who has risen above peers to go that extra mile to establish him/herself as a forward-thinking, selfless individual whose consistent efforts have supported the mission of the Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce for years.
The Diamond award will be presented to Suburban Hospital/Johns Hopkins Medicine. This award is presented to an organization has supported the mission and vision of the Chamber in an extraordinary way without fail and is always there as a foundation for the community and the Chamber. Employees of this corporate leader are eager to participate in community efforts and serve the greater Bethesda area with zeal.
Congratulations to both of our awardees! We are so thankful for what they both have done for our community.
We are still selling tickets & sponsorships for the Gala. Please go here to see more details and to register. You can contact Courtney at email@example.com to secure a sponsorship.
Did you know August is National Wellness Month? It focuses on self-care, managing stress and promoting healthy routines. We believe every day should be wellness day, but with our busy schedules, self-care tends to take the back seat in our lives.
Create wholesome habits in your lifestyle all month long and see how much better you feel! Check out our Health & Wellness Members who can help you get started.
We had a great turnout at our Annual Joint Speed Networking event with The Greater Silver Spring Chamber of Commerce on August 7. Over 85 business professionals were able to meet with each other one on one to exchange business cards, get referrals, & gain potential clients.
Attendees enjoyed beverages at the bar & some yummy appetizers during the open networking portion of the event. Our event sponsor, Behnam & Associates, also provided some great door prizes at the end of the program. Congrats to the lucky winners!
Thank you to the DoubleTree in Bethesda for being a wonderful host. We will be back in Silver Spring next year and are looking forward to it already!
Montgomery County has launched a survey as part of their 4Business: Benchmarking to Be the Best for Business initiative. The survey seeks feedback on the overall business climate in Montgomery County. Responses will help inform actions that the County can take to encourage businesses to locate, expand and thrive in Montgomery County and to identify areas to enhance business and County relations. The survey will be open until September 30.
Take the survey here.
Several of our members restaurants are offering some amazing deals during Bethesda Magazine's Restaurant Week, August 9 - 18!
Go grab yourself a delicious brunch, lunch or dinner at our participating member restaurants listed below.
Barrel & Crow
Brickside Food & Drink
City Perch Kitchen & Bar
Mon Ami Gabi
Morton's The Steakhouse
Mussel Bar & Grille
Ruth's Chris Steakhouse
Stella Barra Pizzeria
One of our favorite annual events is coming up on August 7: Speed Networking with The Greater Silver Spring Chamber of Commerce! This year, we are back in Bethesda at The DoubleTree by Hilton from 4:30 pm- 7:30 pm. This is the ONLY event that we hold in August.
Make tons of new connections with some one on one speed networking with business people from both TGBC & GSSCC. There will be open networking available before and after the program. Hors d 'oeuvres are included and a cash bar will be available. Remember to bring plenty of business cards.
Our sponsor, Behnam & Associates, will also be providing a couple of door prizes, so make sure to drop your business card in our bucket for a chance to win!
Early Bird Pricing (Ends August 2)- $20
Week of the Event ( August 5-6) - $25
At the Door (Limited Admission) - $35
We had an awesome time at our monthly Networking @ Noon on Thursday, July 25. We got to hear from all of our attendees about what they do and how we can benefit from their services. Connections were made and business cards were exchanged as we enjoyed a delicious lunch provided by Brickside Food & Drink.
Our networking lunches are a great way to break up your day, make new business connections, and have fun growing your business.
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