Members In The News
- Guy Semmes, President of Hopkins & Porter Construction, Tim Faller, Vice-President of New Homes, and Jim Rill of Rill and Decker Architects are sponsoring their sixth free Custom Home Building Seminar on Tuesday, September 23, at 7:30 PM, at the Potomac Elementary School, 10311 River Road, Potomac. The seminar is open to the public. For information, reservations and directions, call 301-840-9121. Hopkins & Porter Construction with some friends are preserving for generations to come the majestic 200+ year old white oak that stands in the Glenvilah Shopping Center at the corner of Glen and Travilah Roads in Potomac. Friday, September 19th is the date set to dedicate the tree and to install a plaque.
- The Healthcare Division of The J.R. Austin Company has been awarded a construction contract by Adventist Senior Living for a 10,000 sq.ft. addition and renovation to the Brandford Oaks Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Clinton, MD.
- Round House Theatre is delighted to announce that Frances Hughes Glendening, wife of Maryland Governor Parris Glendening, has accepted an invitation to serve as the Honorary Chairperson of Round House Theatre's 20th Anniversary Season. The MainStage season, which will feature several special celebratory events, runs from September 1997 through June 1998.
- A to Z Publishing, which produces the map of Bethesda/Friendship Heights announces the recent launch of two new publications. The Map of Rockville Pike is designed to reduce consumer frustration and confusion about the relative positions of shopping centers and other businesses along Rockville Pike. "The Fax of Lunch"/Bethesda is a low cost advertising vehicle that is delivered by fax to hundreds of Bethesda offices.
- Friends of the Bethesda Library invite you to the opening of the fall program series: "Taking Stock Of Your Investments: An Overview of Key Information Sources for Mutual Funds and Stocks" at the Bethesda Regional Library. Plan to attend the program and find out which print and electronic resources might be most useful for choosing and tracking your investments. The program will be repeated on two dates: Thursday, September 18, 10:30 AM to Noon and Thursday, September 25, 7:30-9 PM. For more information call 301-986-4300.
- Adventure Theatre in historic Glen Echo Park presents the first show of its 46th season: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, playing from September 20th through October 26th, Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 and 3:30 PM. Tickets are $5.00 per person regardless of age and there is a pre-paid group rate available. Recommended for ages 4 and up. Reservations are strongly suggested. For more information please call 301-320-5331.
- F & M Bank-Allegiance is pleased to announce that Martha Foulon- Tonant, Senior Vice President has recently graduated from The American Bankers Association Stonier Graduate School of Banking with honors. The American Bankers Association Stonier School of Banking is the nation's preeminent graduate banking school. Ms. Tonant is one of approximately 350 bankers from around the nation enrolled in the Stonier program this year and one of 130 bankers from around the country who are 1997 graduates of the program.
- September events at The Writer's Center begin Wednesday, September 10, 7:30 PM at A Taste of the Workshops at Barnes and Nobel café. Dr. Philip Jason, co-editor of Poet Lore and a member of the Board of Directors, will lead a panel of writers and workshop leaders who will attempt to answer those eternal questions: "What happens in a workshop? Would it be good for my writing health?" Admission is free. On Sunday, September 21 at 2:00 PM, In the Garden: A Celebration of Jewish Poetry will be held. Admission is $5.00. On September 28 at 2:00 PM, a new center offering, Speculations, will offer good conversation about cutting edge ideas in a salon-like setting. For more information please call 301-654-8664.
- Donohoe Construction Company has been selected to provide general contracting services for the new 130-unit Madonna House at Belmont, an independent living community in historic Fredericksburg, VA. Groundbreaking occurred on June 12th for this stick-built, 3- and 4-story complex which totals approximately 110,000 sq.ft.
- Creative Partners Gallery announces the Flesh On Old Bones, Art Works by Ellouise Schoettler exhibit from September 2 - October 11 with the special event Storytelling Performance, Friday, September 12 from 7:30-9:30 PM. The fee is $7.00. For information/reservations call 301-951-1213.
- Valerie Yokie, Mary Kay Cosmetics was recently honored with the Circle of Achievement award at Mary Kay's annual achievement recognition and business- building seminar held at the Dallas Convention center in July. The Circle of Achievement award marks a milestone for Independent May Kay Sales Directors who have exceeded unit retail production of $500,000 for the year-long contest period.
- This September the Oakmont School's first students will walk through its doors in Gaithersburg. Most of the students walking through those doors will - for the first time - enter an environment specifically geared to their educational success. The new therapeutic, special education school is a project of the Boy's and Girls' Homes of Maryland and its community supporters. Youth coming to the Oakmont School have faced repeated failures in regular school settings due to emotional and learning challengers. At Oakmont, special education teachers, social workers and administrations will collaborate on education and emotional treatment plans for each child.
- Stephan Heidenberger, President of Heidenberger Construction, Inc., announced that they have completed construction of the new O'Donnell's Restaurant located in Gaithersburg. The new restaurant was constructed to provide an atmosphere similar to the current Bethesda location.
- Friendship Heights Chiropractic invites all Chamber members to attend their Wednesday Night Health Care Workshop. Attend this fun and informative evening with Dr. Charlotte Jensen and learn useful tips on exercise and natural ways to reach your maximum health potential. The workshops are held every Wednesday from 7:00-7:45 PM at 5100 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 215, Washington, DC. Parking is free and they are located one block from the Metro. For more information and to register call 301-362-0900.
- Legum & Norman, Inc.of McLean, VA is pleased to announce it has been retained by King Farm Associates to provide consulting, budget development, transition, and management services for the King Farm Citizen's Assembly in Rockville. Ground was broken on the King Farm tract of land on November 14, 1996; it will be developed to house over 3,000 families.
- The 1997 Suburban Hospital Golf & Tennis Tournament will be held on Monday, September 29 at Woodmont Country Club. Individual entries and corporate sponsorships are still available for both golf and tennis competitions. Proceeds from the annual event will support the renovation and upgrade of the hospital's Intensive Care Unit (ICU). For more information contact the Suburban Hospital Foundation Office at 301-896-3971.
- The Bethesda Academy of Performing Arts announced at their July 28 Annual General Meeting the following members of the community elected to serve as officers of the not-for-profit arts organization for the September 1997-August 1998 year: Mita M. Shaffer, President; J.J. Finkelstein, President-Elect; Barbara Berish Brown, Vice President/Development; Lauren Penn, Vice President/Education; Eugene Smith, Vice President/Theatre; Ronald M. Wolfsheimer, Treasurer; Stan Shulman, Secretary; George M. Borababy, Legal Counsel; and Rick Moyers, Governance.
- The metro area Visiting Nurse Associations are now scheduling flu shot clinics for their fifth annual Fight the Flu campaign. The VNAs encourage businesses to help protect their employees from the flu by participating in this community immunization program which runs from September 27 through November 22. Corporations and organizations interested in scheduling flu shot clinics in the District or suburban Maryland may call the Fight the Flu program coordinator at 202-686-2862.
- Golf enthusiasts and businesses are invited to participate in the Montgomery College Foundation's 12th Annual Golf Classic beginning at noon on Monday, September 22 at Woodmont County Club. For an entry fee of $225, golfers receive carts and greens fees, lunch prior to play, and admission to a post-tournament reception and awards ceremony. Players also have a chance to win a brand new car or a vacation to Hilton Head Island. Proceeds from the Golf Classic will help the Montgomery College Foundation to provide scholarships, keep technology current, and develop new ways to meet industry training needs. For more information call Anne White, Tournament Director at 301-251-7490 or Bernice G. Grossman, at 301-251-7496.
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- Mark Hausman, president of Strategic Communications Group, Inc., spoke to a group of Advanced Solutions International, Inc. resellers on the benefits of a well-planned public relations program at ASI's first iMIS Reseller and User Conference at the Radisson Hotel in Alexandria. Mr. Hausman addressed the crowd as part of a Selling and Marketing seminar designed to present ASI resellers with ideas for comprehensive, integrated, multi-media marketing programs. SCG has served as ASI's public relations firm for the past two years.
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"And So On, And So On..."
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.
Automatic Data Processing (ADP)
6500 Rock Spring Drive, Suite 650
Bethesda, MD 20817
Lauren DiClemente, District Manager
Business Profile: ADP is the provider of payroll and related services for small businesses. These services include payroll tax filing, direct deposit, benefit tracking and time clock options.
Sponsor: Margery Shrinsky, Manager, Membership & Administration
CARIN & COMPANY, PC
6110 Executive Blvd. Suite 670
Rockville, MD 20852
E-mail: [email protected]
Business Profile: Carin & Company, PC is a public accounting firm that specializes in tax planning and preparation, financial management consulting and accounting.
Sponsor Lauren DiClemente, Automatic Data Processing(ADP)
10400 Connecticut Avenue
Kensington, MD 20895
Sam Zamrik, Branch Manager
Business Profile: Mortgage bankers specializing in first mortgage re-financing and second mortgage home equity loans.
Sponsor: Margery Shrinsky, Manager Membership & Administration
Anne S. Core
- Remember the commercial from the 70s where Joe Namath told two friends about his shampoo, and they told two friends, and so on, and so on, and so on? That image keeps popping into my head as I think about the Chamber priority of increasing member participation by 10 percent. If each Chamber member told two non-Chamber friends about something they should be involved in, and they each told two friends, even without any "and so ons" we'd have more than 5,000 active members. But how to start?
- First, think of someone you'd like to get to know a little better. Rather than trying to schedule a round of golf, game of tennis or shopping spree around hectic evenings or weekends, invite him or her to mix business and pleasure at a Chamber networking event. September gives you the chance to sample the Southwest at Cottonwood, drive the Indy 500 at Dave & Buster's, or introduce your new friend to dozens of other new friends at breakfast. If it's someone you'd like to get to know really well, you could invite him or her to the Seminars at Sea, but that might be a little too much getting-to-know-you for someone new. (Though it's not until March, so you'd have plenty of time to get acquainted!)
- That takes care of one friend. How about the other one? Ask a co-worker to volunteer with you. In addition to the Chamber's many committees, there are plenty of one-time volunteer opportunities. In the next few months you can clean up Glen Echo, help Bethesda Cares, give blood or escape to the tropics, all through the Chamber. No lengthy time commitment, lots of chances for networking while helping our.
- Finally, for all you mailboxers: give it a try. A portion of the Chamber membership doesn't participate in committees and doesn't attend Chamber functions. They're perfectly happy supporting the community, receiving representation, getting referrals from the Community Guide and keeping up-to-date through the newsletter. There is absolutely nothing wrong with this. However, it's a bit like getting glasses for the first time. You could see fine without them, but once you put them on you find out how much richer the world is when you're wearing them. In that spirit, in the coming months, pick just one Chamber event to attend - there are dozens from which to choose.
And now if you'll excuse me, I have to go call two friends.
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