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   ABOUT THE CHAMBER
  Strategic Plan of the Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce Approved by the Board of Directors August 3, 2016
MISSION
Build an environment that encourages business to grow and prosper within the thriving Greater Bethesda region.
VISION
The Greater Bethesda region will be the best place to work, live and play in the Washington metropolitan area.
GUIDING PRINCIPLES
Our Chamber supports its members by providing both a voice and a forum to help shape public policy and enhance opportunities for exposure, connections and growth.
Our responsibility is to lead by example, holding ourselves to the highest governance principles, ethical standards and business practices.
GOALS
• Establish the Greater Bethesda region as a seamless place to do business and solidify the Chamber as its preeminent advocate.
• Change the business environment in Montgomery County to a culture of “yes.”
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• Inspire Chamber member engagement with new-and-improved
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• Position the Chamber as dynamic, nimble and relevant to the diverse range of businesses and employees who work, live and play in our region.
• Design a succession plan to promote a pipeline for inclusion and
The Forum Club
Established in 1982, the Forum Club is an exclusive group of members dedicated to the strength of The Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce. Forum Club members provide funds used to build the Chamber’s capital reserves, allowing the Chamber to deliver exceptional member service. The Chamber gives special thanks to all members of the Forum Club:
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AMR Commercial, LLC.
    Anna Behnam and Associates Barwood Transportation
Ben and Sue King
Bethesda Magazine
Chevy Chase Automotive Chevy Chase Land Company CohnReznick ConTemporaries
Dembo Jones, P.C.
The Donohoe Companies EagleBank
Early, Cassidy & Schilling Euro Motorcars
GEICO
Grossberg Company, LLP Landow & Company Builders
Lena Barnett & Associates Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chtd. Linowes and Blocher, LLP M&T Bank
Melanie Folstad, RBC Wealth Management
Miller and Long
NIH-NOAA Recreation & Welfare Association
PEPCO Revere Bank
Robert A. Pumphrey Funeral Homes
Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker
Suburban Hospital Suzanne H. Kim., D.D.S. Trawick Foundation WithumSmith+Brown
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SPECIAL PARTNERSHIPS
MCMDBiz: To best advocate for our members and the Greater Bethesda community, the Chamber is an active partner with the Montgomery County Business Coalition (MCMDBiz), which is comprised of local chambers of commerce and business organizations that work together to advocate and promote
the overall growth and success of the community.
MCEAC: Maryland Chamber Executive Advisory Council (MCEAC), led by the Maryland Chamber, is a partnership of chambers of commerce throughout the state that promotes economic advancement, pro-growth policies and competitiveness in Maryland.
 The Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce maintains a persistent voice throughout the community. By forming strategic partnerships with local organizations, the Chamber can better serve its members, advocate on their behalf and represent their interests throughout the area. Member leaders serve as representatives of the Chamber on the boards of numerous local organizations, including:
Bethesda Chevy Chase Public Safety Council
Bethesda Downtown Implementation Advisory Committee
Bethesda Fire Department
Bethesda Green
Bethesda Transportation Solutions
Bethesda Urban Partnership
Friendship Heights Transportation Management District
Junior Achievement Finance Park Montgomery County Advisory Council
North Bethesda Transportation Management District
Purple Line Community Advisory Team for Bethesda/Chevy Chase
Purple Line NOW!
Rapid Transit System Corridor Advisory Committee
Walter Reed BRAC Integration Committee
Western Montgomery County Citizens Advisory Board
White Flint Downtown Advisory Council White Flint Sector Plan Advisory Committee
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