June 1997 Newsletter Design

Everyone Wins at Golf & Tennis Classic

A summery day made winners out of every golf and tennis player during the Chamber's Golf & Tennis Classic on May 19 at Norbeck Country Club.

At day's end, the Chevy Chase Athletic Club foursome had posted the low net golf score to capture the Schlosser Cup while Susan Kirk and Judith Vandegriff, both of Bethesda Cares, tied for first place in the women's division and Harris Rosenblatt (Old Kent Mortgage Corp.) won the men's division.

The Bethesda Academy of Performing Arts was the Chamber's community service partner for the Golf & Tennis Classic and receives a portion of the outing's proceeds. As part of its involvement in the event, the local non-profit organization assisted with planning and marketing, provided volunteers and furnished original art of student Jocelyn Shalom to be the Classic's logo.

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The event benefited from the following:
  • Grand Classic Sponsor-Chevy Chase Land Company
  • Banquet Sponsor-Sir Speedy of Bethesda
  • Reception Sponsor-Olsten Staffing Services
  • Lunch Cookout Sponsor-Franklin National Bank
  • Refreshment Stand Sponsors-RMA Chauffeured Transportation & First National Bank of MD
  • ScoreBoard Sponsor-AMR Commercial, LLC
  • Putting Green Sponsor-Source Office Suites
  • Hole-In-One Sponsors: Chevy Chase Cars-Congressional Oldsmobile Ourisman Ford Co., Inc.-Unforgettable Journeys

Corporate Sponsors:
  • Chevy Chase Bank
  • Citizens Savings Bank
  • COMSAT Corporation
  • Dembo, Jones, Healy, Pennington & Ahalt, PC, Hyatt Regency Bethesda
  • Linowes and Blocher LLP
  • Marriott International, Inc.
  • Mellon Bank
  • Paley, Rothman, Goldstein, Rosenberg & Cooper Riggs Bank, N.A.
  • Sandy Spring National Bank
  • Sequoia National Bank
  • Sun Dun, Inc.

Golf Hole Sponsors:
  • Early, Cassidy & Schilling, Inc
  • F&M Bank-Allegiance
  • Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chtd.

Tennis Corporate & Court Sponsors:
  • Holy Cross Academy (Court)
  • NationsBank (Corporate)

T-Shirt Sponsors:
  • C.W. Amos & Company
  • NationsBank
  • Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker

Michael Fitzgerald (Sequoia National Bank) chaired the event committee, which included Barbara Ames, Marc Cohn, Toby Beach, Brent Goldstein, Chris Brown, Jane Rogers, Andrew Berman, John Brown, Chris Lacey, Eileen Ascher, Wendy Slothower, Sandy Kinge nberg, Lisa Bogart, Bob Dalrymple, Garth Culham, Bonnie Fogel and the chamber staff.

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Anne S. Core New Executive Director

Beginning July 1, 1997, Anne S. Core will be the Chamber's new Executive Director. Suffice it to say that our future is very bright! Anne brings to the Chamber over ten years experience as an association executive, and she has a proven track record fo r growing and promoting membership organizations through use of strong membership, marketing, fiscal and operational skills. Her most recent position is that of Executive Vice President with Electronic Messaging Association. Her past experiences also incl ude being the public relations and fundraising director for two chapters of the American Red Cross.

Anne was hired after an exhaustive search, and her experience, knowledge and attitude will allow the Chamber to progress to new levels of success. Anne will have full authority for the management of Chamber affairs on a day-to day basis.

Anne resides in Chevy Chase, along with her husband, WMAL radio afternoon host Chris Core, and their three year old daughter, Tabitha. Please stop in to meet Anne at your convenience, and we look forward to a productive and rewarding tenure.

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President's Column
C. Robert Dalrymple

As I cozy into my new position as Immediate Past President of the Chamber, I can reflect upon this past year and be proud of the accomplishments of our Chamber. We successfully addressed all to the top priorities established for the 1996-97 fiscal yea r, and we are financially stronger than ever and well-positioned to continue to be the outstanding service organization for the Greater Bethesda-Chevy Chase business community. I am extremely grateful for the cooperation, support and volunteer efforts of the membership in general and the Board of Directors and Officers of the Chamber in particular. I especially want to again recognize and express my appreciation for the wonderful staff of the Chamber.

The next year under the leadership of Walter C. Pennington will prove to be an exciting and rewarding year. I am confident that our new Executive Director, Anne Core, will help guide us in new directions and in pursuit of additional opportunities whic h will make Chamber membership more valuable than ever. As we continue to pursue an alliance with the other chambers in Montgomery County, including the restructured Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce, in the areas of economic development and legislati ve affairs, our efforts and influence in these areas will be stronger than ever. We will also be better positioned to focus on the issues, needs and opportunities specific to the Greater Bethesda-Chevy Chase community.

During this past year, I have gained a greater appreciation than ever for the value which can be derived from Chamber membership. Without becoming involved in Chamber committees, activities and opportunities, however, members will not recognize gain f rom and appreciate the benefits of membership. I strongly encourage those who do not utilize Chamber membership advantageously to take the time to educate themselves of these opportunities and to become active and prosper therefrom. There is an enormous a mount of untapped potential.

Thank you again for a great year.
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Greater BCC Chamber
1996-97 Top Priorities
June Status Report

  • Economic Development
    - Gained Zoning Change For Conference Center
  • Business Bottom Line
    - Attracted over 70 Members and Guests to the May Breakfast
  • Government Relations
    - Won Passage of State Income Tax Reduction
  • Parking
    - Pushing For Fast-Track Action On New West Bethesda CBD Parking Garage
  • Membership Participation
    - A Full Field of Golfers and Round Robin Matches at the 5th annual Golf and Tennis Classic
  • Community Development
    - Meeting Individually With Local Community Groups
  • Youth Ethics
    - Meeting With Local School Officials
  • 120 New Members
    - 96 By 6/1/97
  • Retention
    - 84% By 6/1/97
  • Public Relations
    - Drafting RFP For PR Consultant
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Welcome New Members

The Greater Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce is pleased to welcome the following new members. We encourage you to take a few minutes to become acquainted with their business profiles and remember, whenever you need a particular service -do business with a fellow Chamber member! Need a referral? Call the Chamber office.

ABD Group
52 Timber Rock Road,
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
FAX 301-590-3102

Emmanuel Anekwe, CEO & President
Business Profile: ABD group is a small business in the service industry contributing effectively to the growth of America. They do cost effective corporate and residential (maid services) cleaning for their customers who have continued to trust and dep end on their services. Bonded and insured.

Sponsor: Margery Shrinsky, Manager
Membership and Administration
The Bennett Group of Legg Mason Wood Walker, Inc.
1747 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, DC 20016
FAX 202-778-1564

Dawn Bennett, Sr. Vice President, Investments
Business Profile: The Bennett Group of Legg Mason Wood Walker serves institutional and private clients consulting on numerous 401K's and other retirement plans in the Metropolitan area.
Sponsor: Margery Shrinsky, Manager
Membership and Administration

Capitol City Brewing Company
7735 Old Georgetown Road
Bethesda, MD 20814
FAX 301-652-8830

Bruce Namerow, Director of Marketing
Business Profile: Capitol City Brewing Company is a micro-brewery restaurant. Capitol City brews their own beer on the premises, following recipes developed through years of brewing experience and use only the finest hops and malts from countries aroun d the world. They serve fine American cuisine along with their beer.
Sponsor: Margery Shrinsky, Manager
Membership and Administration
Catherine Chapman
Bethesda Urban Partnership

Interfaith Housing Coalition, Inc.
7611 Clarendon Road
Bethesda, MD 20814
FAX 301-236-0724

Gerry Cain, Executive Director
Katherine Terry, Committee Chair
Business Profile: Interfaith Housing Coalition is a non-profit ecumenical organization dedicated to providing affordable housing and support services to low-income individuals and families empowering them to move toward economic independence and self- sufficiency. IHC rents to families earning less than 30% of the area's median income.
Sponsor: Margery Shrinsky, Manager
Membership and Administration

Kaiser Permanente Senior Advantage
6525 Belcrest Road
Hyattsville, MD 20782
FAX 301-699-3766

Mary Ann Moran, Special Projects Coordinator
Joe Krakoski, Sales Supervisor
Business Profile: Kaiser Permanente Advantage is a medicare HMO. Offering comprehensive health benefits to individuals entitled to medicare benefits. Plan participants receive more comprehensive health benefits than medicare. The plan is available to p ersons in Montgomery, Prince Georges, Howard and Charles Counties and Washington, DC.
Sponsor:Margery Shrinsky, Manager
Membership and Administration
NYLCare Health Plans of the Mid-Atlantic
7601 Ora Glen Drive
Greenbelt, MD 20770
FAX 301-489-5277

Leslie L. Robey, Account Service Executive
Christa Hyland, Vice President of Large Group Sales
Business Profile: NYLCare Mid-Atlantic is a managed care organization serving the Baltimore, DC, and Richmond metro areas. Services are provided by an extensive network of private practice providers including over 1,700 primary care physicians and 4,4 00 specialists. In addition, they offer to the HMO, an extensive range of managed care products.
Sponsor:Thomas P. Bennett
Executive Director

Old Kent Mortgage Company
1901 Research Blvd.
Suite 430
Rockville, MD 20850
Harris Rosenblatt
Business Profile: Old Kent Mortgage Company is a 13 billion dollar bank based in Grand Rapids, Michigan and provides mortgages for all types of borrowers.
Anthony Prutting, Meltzer & Associates
Howard Beloff, CSRS, Inc.
Planet Cotton
8001 Cessna
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
FAX 301-948-9031

Jim Hickey, Partner
Kenny Singer, Sales
Business Profile: Planet Cotton is a company of dedicated screenprint and embroidery specialists, who have extra-ordinary design and production capabilities to reproduce your existing company images and logo on polo shirts, T-shirts, sweatshirts, tote bags as well as develop new designs for your merchandise needs. They specialize in custom work, have a full-service art department, deliver your job on-time and offer affordable exciting excellence from a worker-owned company.
Sponsor: Mary Yzage
Montgomery County Business Gazette
Thomas Bros. Maps
7620 Old Georgetown Road
Apartment 632
Bethesda, MD 20814
FAX 301-951-3662
Chuck Gasperson, Eastern Regional Service Manager
Business Profile: Thomas Bros. Maps® produces a variety of Thomas Guide® map books for 21 counties in California and metropolitan areas of the greater Seattle, Washington, Portland, Oregon, and Phoenix, Arizona. Since 1915, Thomas Bros. mapping products have been produced using manual cartographic methods that included using ink to draw streets and other information onto Mylar map bases, placing type and hand cutting special screens for color areas. This manual process has now been completely computerized and provides a broad range of traditional mapping products and custom mapping services.

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Members In The News

What was your company doing in 1977? White Flint is interested in any visual reflection of your firm from the late 70s...from old advertising to products or photos which exemplify this era to be considered for an exhibit being produced in connection with White Flint's 20th Anniversary this September. So dust off your old files, sort through your storerooms, and delve in! Items can either be donated or returned after the event is concluded late September. If you would like to have your item considere d, please fax a description of what you have available for consideration and include your name, the company's name and address, and day time phone number where you can be reached. Fax to "White Flint 20th Anniversary" at 301-816-9231.

L. Marc Cohn is pleased to announce that his company, Custom Financial, LLC has been awarded mortgage broker licenses for the states of Pennsylvania and Florida to widen its base of business from its core area of Maryland and Virginia. The c ompany will now be able to provide residential mortgages to those interested in purchasing or refinancing second homes or are intending to relocate to these states. Please call Marc for more information on these or other financing programs at 301-590-9464 , FAX 301-590-0371, or e-mail: [email protected].

Earlier this year, Medda Gudelsky, Director of the Homer and Martha Gudelsky Family Foundation, presented Round House Theatre(RHT) with a $50,000 gift to be paid over the next five years. "This is a truly wonderful gift," says Jerry Whiddon, RHT's Producing Artistic Director. We are thrilled to have the support of such a well-respected family as the Gudelskys. Their generous commitments to Montgomery County arts organizations have done so much to raise the quality of life of our community.

Hospice Caring, Inc. is offering a training session for new volunteers on June 24, 25, 26 from 8:30 a.m.to 5:00 p.m. each day at the hospice office in Gaithersburg. Volunteers will receive comprehensive training in hospice service. Following traini ng, volunteers will provide non-medial care such as transportation, running errands, respite care of simply lending a sympathetic ear. For more information contact Kathy Dietsch at Hospice Caring 301-869-HOPE.

Louis Tenenbaum, President of Access Remodeling Inc., delivered a presentation on the home choice for independent living at the American Society on Aging Annual Conference in Nashville. The presentation, entitled "Home Modifications and Deci sionmaking: A Contractor's Perspective" demonstrated the need to begin planning early and seek qualified advice when choosing to remain in a residential setting for caregiving or retirement living. Now included in Access Remodeling's Community Education P rogram the presentation is available free of charge to local groups, organizations and meetings by calling Louis Tenenbaum for more information 301-983-0131.

The staff at Unforgettable Journeys, inc., is on the move! Terrie Chiong will be in Las Vegas for a travel industry trade show. Deede Blum will be in Jamaica (inspecting for a client) as well as escorting a group of parents and teach ers from the Academy of the Holy Cross on a 2 week tour of Australia.

Crestar Financial Corporation announced that it expects to complete the integration of Citizens Bank branches, customer accounts, and computer operations with those of Crestar Bank. Crestar acquired Citizens Bankcorp, the Laurel, Maryland-ba sed holding company for Citizens Bank, on December 31, 1996. Former Citizens customers will now have access to Crestar's 476 banking locations throughout Virginia, Washington, DC and Maryland, as well as its network of 493 MoneyStop ATMs and other 24-hour electronic banking services.

Melissa A. Koss has joined Chesapeake Embroidery & Design as Sales Representative. The company manufacturers custom embroidered promotional items and apparel.

Stuck in traffic? Can't find parking at your local grocery store? All Things Delivered(ATD) may be your saviour. This online grocery store at www.AllThingsDelivered.com brings groceries right to your home or office, keeping you off the road, and saving you time. In recognition of its contribution to the community, the Commuter Services Section of the Montgomery County Department of Public Works and Transportation awarded All Things Delivered the 1997 Award for Achievement in Reduced Transportation Demand.

Ruth Dickie, manager of Long & Foster's Bethesda/Hampden Square office was named Manager of the Year of the firm's 120 sales managers throughout the entire five-state mid-Atlantic region. Dickie's office was the most productive sales office in 1996. Under Dickie's leadership, the Bethesda/Hampden Square office is consistently in the top two company-wide throughout the year based on sales volume.

Parc Somerset, the final collection of 101 elegant condominium residences planned in the prestigious Somerset House enclave in Chevy Chase, will be built by Clark Construction Builders, Inc., a subsidiary of The Clark Construction Group, according to Donald D. Rhoad, Jr., director of development for the project, construction is scheduled to begin this summer.

Dembo, Jones, Healy, Pennington & Ahalt, P.C. is pleased to announce that they are sponsoring a golf tournament to benefit Central Union Mission. Central Union Mission is a non-profit, charitable organization that provides shelter, food, clothi ng, and other programs and services for the homeless, hungry and poor of our nation's capital. The proceeds of the Tournament will be used to send inner city children to Central Union Mission's Camp Bennett. The Golf Tournament will be held June 30, 1997 at 8:00 a.m. at Montgomery Country Club. If you are interested in playing, sponsoring , or donating to this worthy cause please contact Jane Kehler at 301-718-0900.

Strategic Communications Group, Inc(SCG), a marketing communications and public relations firm, has been named agency of record by SMAC Data Systems (SMAC), a computer manufacturer located in Gaithersburg, MD. Under terms of the agreement, SCG will provide strategic consulting, advertising, public relations, media planning and buying and design services to SMAC.

Edward Hall Asher, president of the Chevy Chase Land Company as chairman of the agency's upcoming Capital Campaign Steering Committee. Proceeds from the Capital Campaign will be used to establish an endowment fund for MHS's new Casey House residence. Ground breaking for the Casey House is scheduled for September, 1997. Asher, vice-chairman of the Montgomery Hospice Foundation Board of Directors, will direct the Steering Committee, assisting in its task of oversight of financial gifts from institutional contributors, help identify and recruit campaign leadership, a nd help publicize the campaign and its goals to the community. The Montgomery Hospice Casey House residence has been a dream of MHS for many years. This 14-bed hospice home, the first of its kind in Montgomery County (and one of the first in the National Capital region), will soon be built on 7.4 acres of donated land in northeast Rockville. For more information, contact Ken Nicholls, Development Director, 301-279-2566.

Volunteers from Bethesda-based U.S. Generating Company set out to help do on a smaller scale what the company's clean power plants are doing on a larger scale: make a difference through environmental improvements. USGen employees joined members of the Anacostia Watershed Society and students from BCC High School in two separate projects to clean up areas of the Anacostia River watershed and the Little Falls watershed. Both watersheds are important to the local environment. The employees of U.S.Gen have been very active in the past in working to benefit the environment of Montgomery County. This year, we're expanding our efforts, said Jean Hopkins, U.S. Gen's vice president of environmental affairs. We felt Anacostia was a great place to start. The river may be the most visible environmental challenge in the Washington metropolitan area.

On April 2 at the Ritz-Carlton of Tyson's Corner, International Special Event Society of Washington, DC awarded On Line Suburban Video with the award for Best Video Coverage of an Event for their coverage of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals 1996 Animal's Ball held on Paramount Studio's New York Lot in Los Angeles, CA. This is the second year in a row that On Line Suburban Video has won the award.

Bill Roche, J.D. - who coaches businesses, professionals and executives on how to improve their professional effectiveness and develop personalized strategies for more balanced living -- recently wrote an article for Expert magazine about the ten m ajor benefits of executive coaching. If you'd like a copy of this article, entitled "Coaches: Not Just for Athletes Anymore," call Bill at 1-800-323-8249 or send him an e-mail request at [email protected].

Montgomery County Public Schools and Montgomery College will host a summer institute in biotechnology for 8th grade girls to encourage middle school girls to pursue careers in the sciences. The three-week summer institute titled, "How to Have Fun with DNA" will begin on July 7 and end with an awards banquet on July 25. During the banquet students will teach their parents how to extract DNA. The program, offered free of charge, will be held at the College's Germantown campus in the new High Techno logy and Science Center.

Uncle Jed's Roadhouse, 7525 Old Georgetown Road, celebrated their first anniversary on May 3 with a Kentucky Derby party. Twenty percent of all sales for the day went to benefit the Red Cross relief efforts for flood victims in Louisville, KY.

Suburban Hospital Healthcare System has promoted Margaret M. Fitzwilliam of Rockville to the newly created position of vice president, health enterprises. Fitzwilliam will focus on managing the development and expansion of non-hospital-based joint-venture projects of the Suburban Hospital Healthcare System.

Creative Partners Galley, 4600 East-West Highway, is pleased to announce an exhibition Fiber Fantasia from June 17-July 31 with the opening reception Friday, June 20 from 5-8 PM. Jesters, clowns, mermaids, angels and other soft-sculptured creations interpreted by two mixed-media doll artists Julie Booth and Elsabe Dixon.

The Tenant/Retail Division of The J.R. Austin Company has recently completed their second project with the law firm of Swidler and Berlin located in Washington, DC. Austin was retained to complete a 9 week 15,000 SF high finish interior renovati on of their fourth floor which involved complete demolition and build-out of an existing suite located in a fully occupied building.

June and July events at The Writer's Center begin June 1 through Friday, July 25. For a schedule of events please call 301-654-8667.

George Mason Bank announced that it has appointed Frederic G. Burke as its Senior Trust Officer and General Counsel, a new position at the Bank. Mr. Burke has extensive experience in managing trust, investment and employee benefit programs, and has held positions with the U.S. Department of Labor, National Bank of Washington, the Riggs National Bank and most recently Citizens Bank of Maryland.

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Bethesda UPDATE

A Children's Street Festival Celebrating the Arts

The 4th Annual Imagination Bethesda street festival returns to Downtown Bethesda on Saturday, June 7. The event site houses nine tents of hands-on activities, two stages of live performances, face painting, costume characters, stiltwalkers and more! The event is held on Woodmont Avenue and Elm Street from Noon-4pm. Approximately 5,000 people are expected to take part in the festivities, which are free to the public.
    Free tent activities include:
  • Bead Stringing Workshop- Accents Bead Shop
  • Creative Clay Workshop—The Lourie Center
  • Junior Reporters Write Big News—The Writer's Center
  • Leaf-litter Critter Boxes & Coloring Workshop—The Audubon Naturalist Society
  • Making an Origami Jumping Frog on a Lily Pad—Strathmore Hall Arts Center
  • Mask-making Workshop—Create Arts Center
  • Physical Fitness for Kids Demonstrations—The Private's Program
  • Storytelling, Fingerplaying & Bookmark Making—Bethesda Regional Library & Bookoo Books for Kids
  • The Knights of the Round Table Interactive Play—Round House Theatre.

    Free stage performances include:
  • Anansi: The Trixter Spider of Africa—Bethesda Academy of Performing Arts
  • Bethesda Martial Arts Academy Demonstration
  • Hadfield & McCoy
  • Jazz, Tap & Modern Dance Performances—Feet First Center for Dance Education
  • Malcolm the Magician
  • Pinocchio—Adventure Theatre
  • Protected Forest—B-CC High School Theatre II Class
  • Silver Stars Gymnastics Team Demonstration
  • Spats—The Lost Vaudevillian.
Intermission entertainment will be provided by Ms. Diane White-Crane, Bethesda author of Stop Spitting at Your Brother!—Life Lessons of a Rocky Mountain Llama.

The event is sponsored by Bethesda Urban Partnership, Bethesda Row and The Shoppes of Bethesda. Through these generous sponsorships, Bethesda UP is adding an exciting retail promotion to showcase the sponsoring merchants. This year's Imagination Be thesda event map will include great coupon offers for event-goers to enjoy, such as percentage discounts, dollars off, and buy-one-get-one free. Don't miss the opportunity to take advantage of these retail offerings.

Bethesda UP is also seeking individuals interested in volunteering at events throughout the summer. For more information on Imagination Bethesda, volunteer opportunities and other community events, call (301) 961-1112, pick up a copy of UPBEAT magazine, or visit www.bethesda.org.


How would you and one guest like to win a weekend getaway to New Orleans—an area known for its fine dining—including round-trip airfare, two nights at a first class hotel, transfers to airport and hotel, hotel taxes, and dinner at two of the Bi g Easy's finest restaurants: Commander's Palace and Brennan's. (Restrictions may apply. Travel arrangements by Unforgettable Journeys, Inc., Bethesda, MD. Bethesda UP employees and board members ineligible to compete.)

The grand prize winner also will receive a Dining Around the World package from another culinary capital, Downtown Bethesda, which includes gift certificates from these restaurants & businesses: American City Diner, Aust in Grill, Bean Bag, Ben & Jerry's, Bethesda Bagels, Bob's Famous Ice Cream & Deli, Bradley Food & Beverage, Bruegger's Bagels, Cafe X-press, Caffe Appassionato, California Tortilla, Capital Wrapps, Chesapeake Bagel Bakery, Cottonwood Cafe, Epi cure Deli, Flanagan's, Frascati, Gulf Coast Kitchen, Headliners Comedy Club, Houston's, La Madeleine, Louisiana Express, Oodles Noodles, Outback Steakhouse, Red Tomato Cafe, Ruth's Chris Steakhouse and Thyme Square.

The Bethesda Urban Partnership and Applied Sweepers Inc. are co-sponsoring the SWEEPER Stakes. The contest name refers to the new sidewalk sweeper we recently purchased. The gourmet grand prize mentioned above will be awarded to the individual who names this new arrival. These powerful and efficient machines are being used in downtowns and city centers throughout the world, including Vatican City and Times Square. Bethesda will have the first such machine in the Washington D. C. area.

Perhaps you've already seen (or heard) the sweeper at work. Although this sweeper is known in the trade as the Green Machine, ours is red like the uniforms of our hard-working maintenance squad. This ride-on machine has two brushes in the front that sweep litter and any residual dirt and gravel into the vacuum. It comes with a hose that can be operated without dismounting from the machine, so litter can be removed from tree grates and between parked cars. The sweeper also has a nine gallon tank that can spray water, disinfectant, or de-icer as needed, and a detachable blade for snow removal.

What makes our sweeper even more unique is that it has a voice, giving it personality and promotional capabilities. Come join the fun at Imagination Bethesda on June 7, you may hear as you are on your way to lunch at a downt own cafe tomorrow. In Times Square, Felix 1 and Felix 2 have Tony Randall's voice in honor of his character on The Odd Couple.

We need your help to name our new machine. Write your suggestion down for this name game and send it to: Bethesda UP, Attn: Promotions Department, 7908 Woodmont Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814. Be sure to include your nam e, address and telephone number. Entries must be received by 5pm on June 25, 1997, to be eligible for our grand prize.


Montgomery County, Maryland will be welcoming thousands of fans, players, caddies and media representatives to our area for the 1997 Kemper Open and U.S. Open golf championships between June 2nd and June 15th. The Bethesda Urban Partnership has joined a great foursome including the Montgomery County Department of Recreation and the Montgomery County Golf 1997 Task Force which is headed by the Conference & Visitors Bureau of Montgomery County, Maryland to offer many special activities and promotions in Downtown Bethesda during the tournaments.

As part of the celebration welcoming these tournaments to Montgomery County, Downtown Bethesda plans on becoming the 19th Hole. The following community promotions and special events will take place between June 2 and June 15:

The 19th Hole 10% Discount Card

June 2-15
Downtown Bethesda

Over 35 participating businesses will offer a 10% discount to card holders on purchases made during the golf tournaments (some restrictions may apply). Proceeds from card sales benefit these designated charities of the Professional Tour Caddies Assoc iation (PTCA): the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, Leukemia Society, and the Montgomery County Recreation Fund. Cards may be purchased for $5 at the following locations: Montgomery County Department of Recreation (12210 Bushey Dr., Silver Spring), Rock Bot tom Restaurant & Brewery (7900 Norfolk Ave., Bethesda) or Bethesda Urban Partnership (7908 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda). To purchase a card by mail, send a self-addressed stamped envelope with a $5 check made payable to: PTCA, and mail to Montgomery County De partment of Recreation, Special Events & Marketing, 12210 Bushey Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20902. If you have questions, please call (301) 217-6860.

Bethesda Metro Center

June 2-14 11am-3pm, Mon-Sat
Wisconsin Ave. & Old Georgetown Rd.

Realty Management Company and the Washington Golf Center will be pairing up to provide putting greens and driving distance machines on the Bethesda Metro Center Plaza for lunchtime business people and families to test their skills. Part icipation requires the purchase of one 19th Hole Discount Card.

Capitol City Brewing Company

June 3, 6-9 pm
7735 Old Georgetown Rd.

Capitol City will present its grand opening to the public with a benefit for the designated charities of the PTCA. Minimum donation of $10 will include free food and micro-brews.

Bethesda Theatre Cafe

June 6, 8:30pm
7719 Wisconsin Ave.
(doors open at 6:30pm)
Reception & news conference between PTCA members and press/media representatives. Theatre holds 400 people. Free entry; food and beverage available at regular menu prices. Taped coverage of Finals of 1996 Kemper Open presented on large s creen. Golf movies such as Caddy Shack, Happy Gilmore and Tin Cup will be shown throughout the two weeks.

Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

June 11, 7pm
19th Hole Hump Night
7900 Norfolk Ave.

Join fellow golfers, meet some pros, drink cold hand-crafted beers and win prizes, all to benefit the designated charities of the PTCA.

The Bethesda Urban Partnership is also seeking volunteers to become Bethesda Roamers during the evenings of the two tournament weeks. Bethesda Roamers will distribute information and answer questions about special events and restaurant and retail promotions. For more information on these and other community events, call (301) 961-1112, pick up a copy of UPBEAT magazine, or visit www.bethesda.org or www.golfnational.com.

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The Greater Bethesda- Chevy Chase Chamber Of Commerce Calendar Of Events
June 1997

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Chamber Officers
C. Robert Dalrymple, Linowes and Blocher LLP

President Elect
Walter C. Pennington, Dembo, Jones, Healy, Pennington & Ahalt, P.C.

Past President
Bruce B. Drury, Watkins, Meegan, Drury & Co., L.L.C.

Vice President Budget & Finance
Thomas E. Korengold, Ourisman Ford Co., Inc.

Vice Presidents
Community Development & Education

Susan Lemmon, Sandy Spring National Bank

Economic Development
David Freishtat, Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker

Government Relations
Peter Carney, Bethesda Theatre Café

Member Services
Randy Schools, N.I.H. Recreation and Welfare Association

Membership Development & Communications
Phyllis Lieberman, Stage Two Communications, Inc.

Counsel to the Board
Stan Abrams, Abrams, West & Storm, P.C.

John C. Alexander, AMR Commercial, L.L.C.
Tracy Bloom, Creative Parties, Ltd.
Deede Blum, Unforgettable Journeys
Carolyn Brown, Hyatt Regency Bethesda
Joan P. Clement, St. Luke's House
Barry Cogan, Realty Network, Inc., REALTORs
David Dolan, The Chevy Chase Land Company
Michael Fitzgerald, Sequoia National Bank
Kathryn Foster, McDonald's Family Restaurant
Charles E. Garner II, Federal Realty Investment Trust
Patricia Harris, Wilkes, Artis, Hedrick & Lane, Chtd.
Magdy Ibrahim, MBI-Interior and Architectural Design
Richard G. Kief, Suburban Hospital
Joseph Lagomarcino, AccuBanc Mortgage Corporation
Jane Rogers, Sir Speedy of Bethesda
Rynthia Manning Rost, GEICO
J. Christopher Smith, CommonWealth Financial Group

Executive Director
Thomas P. Bennett
Director of Government Relations
James P. Goeden
Manager, Administration and Membership
Margery F. Shrinsky
Manager, Administration and Finance
Kathryn R. Stanton
Receptionist/Office Assistant
June A. Clark

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Chamber Web site: bccchamber.org surfaced 11,028 times to visitors during February...75% were from the Washington metro area 20% from elsewhere in the U.S., and 5% from other countries.. .You can reach these visitors for less than you may think: ask Tom Bennett or Margery Shrinsky (301- 652-4900)...Timesavers: Register online at the Web site for Chamber events... Before heading to or from work, check out road conditions as recorded live on video in the Traffic section of Local News and Weather at the site ... Member sites in the news: Whiter teeth in only a week? If you'd like to know how it's done, visit the Web site of Steve Berkowitz, DDS, at bccchamber.org in the MemberMarketplace section under Links to Member Sites. You can also see what movies, music videos, and TV shows are playing behind his office's Virtual Reality headset.

Is the Chamber staff wired? Not yet, but soon. Proposals to upgrade the office information technology infrastructure are due on April 18. Call Tom Bennett to get an RFP.

Making The Net Work

What makes a Web site successful?

  • Choose your company Web site champion

  • Identify Internet business goals and align them with your annual business plan

  • Select a Web development and hosting service

  • Choose an online name

  • Design your entryway

  • Keep it lively and current

  • Reach out and interact with customers

  • Be an active part of a larger community of interest and support, such as the Greater BCC Chamber

  • Communicate online with customers and suppliers

  • Measure success through, for example, coded order forms and coupons, and by reducing newsletter printing and postage costs

Next month: How can I use electronic mail as an effective business tool?

Why I My Web Site

By Edward L. Snyder, President, Snyder, Cohn, Collyer, Hamilton & Associates. P.C., CPA's and Business Advisors (write to Eddie at [email protected])

Accounting is an information game, so as a CPA firm, we have a business excuse to enjoy the fun of today's technology. With our new name launched January 1, 1997 simultaneously with the start of our 70th year since my father started our practice-we had a timing challenge. How do we start the year with e-mail for 45 people and a Web site for the masses? With the help of Ed Robertson and the folks at NeuroSystems (the BCC Chamber's sponsor of cyberspace), we did it all.

We communicate with clients and friends in Bethesda, Phoenix, and Jerusalem via e-mail. We have attracted wide ranging comments on our Web site. One visitor was impressed enough with us-through our site-to hire us.

From my perspective, using the Internet from my desk, I research companies (in 3 minutes or less sometimes), check on the Chamber events, find addresses and directions to appointments, locate interesting restaurants, find ways to help clients market themselves, and generally do business quicker and cheaper. And we've only scratched the surface of electronic commerce.

Our domain name, like our culture, is simply, cpahelp.com (or if you are a traditionalist, www.cpahelp.com).

Want your own site ? NeuroSystems will design and host a home page for as little as $99. Offer available only to Chamber members...If you already have your own home page, you can link to bccchamber.org for only $120 per year, prorated.

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