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Economic Development, Reinvented
Lunch Mixer & Presentation by David Petr of MCEDC

In partnership with Block Advisors Tax and Business Services
Wednesday, May 24, from 12:30 to 2:00 pm
at Block Advisors Tax and Business Services
301-933-9733
11002 Veirs Mill Road, Suite 604, Wheaton, MD 20902
(Wheaton South Building at Westfield Wheaton Mall)

~ FREE Catered Lunch ~ Mix & Network with Other Businesses ~

David Petr is the President and CEO of the new Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation

  • Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation, is the new public/private organization to drive job growth and new capital investment in Montgomery County.
  • David will share the organization’s strategic plan for success, presenting the tactics and ideas that will drive results for our area.
  • Learn about the growth of the new organization, and key ideas in the project pipeline.

Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC)

Download May 24 Lunch MCEDC w/David Petr -Flyer
Please RSVP to secure a space (Limited seating)
Call 301-949-0080 for more information, or .

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Introduction to WorkSource Montgomery
Lunch Mixer

Presented by:
, CEO and President WorkSource Montgomery

Sponsored by: Little Caesars Wheaton
(2567 Ennalls Avenue / 301-933-4590)

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 from noon – 1:30 pm
at Crossway Community Center / 301-929-2505
3015 Upton Drive, Kensington, MD 20895
~ Pizza and Wings Lunch ~ Mix & Network with Other Businesses ~

  • Dr. Ellie Giles serves as the first CEO of WorkSource Montgomery, Inc. WSM is a talent development non-profit connecting employers and job seekers, and works with current employers and new employers to support their workforce needs.
  • Ellie will discuss the work and role of job centers – creating sustainable workforce solutions that are tailored to the region, increasing the ability for individuals to compete for higher-quality jobs and the employers to compete within the marketplace. The ultimate goal is creating a talent pipeline that exceeds the needs of this region.
  • WorkSource Montgomery, Inc. was established as part of County Executive Ike Leggett’s economic development plan with the goal to promote job training and placement for county workers and meet the workforce needs of county employers.
  • The system established as part of this plan places responsibility for the county’s workforce system outside of the county government’s structure and in the hands of community business leaders and stakeholders.
  • The Wheaton Job Center is getting a new makeover to be more friendly to job seekers, and will include a designated space for the County’s growing entrepreneurial population. There are an estimated 4,000 entrepreneurs who come to Montgomery County each month, many with a need for shared office space.

Cost is $10 in advance or $15 at the door

Download WorkSource Montgomery – Lunch Flyer
Register and Pay online
Call 301-949-0080 for more information, or .

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Crowdfunding & Venture Capital Investors
Lunch Mixer & Presentation on helping Startups and Small Businesses

In partnership with Block Advisors Tax and Business Services
Wednesday, March 15, from 12:30 to 2:00 pm
at Block Advisors Tax and Business Services
301-933-9733
11002 Veirs Mill Road, Suite 604, Wheaton, MD 20902
(Wheaton South Building at Westfield Wheaton Mall)

~ FREE Catered Lunch ~ Mix & Network with Other Businesses ~

Learn how Venture Capital, Mergers and Acquisitions leverage technology to build networks & communities that help startups and small businesses.

  • Speaker: Ms. Sulee Stinson Clay, Chair of the Corporate Group and Managing Partner of the Washington, DC office of McKennon Shelton & Henn LLP.
  • She has over 16 years of experience representing companies, investors and lenders in a variety of corporate and finance transactions, including debt financings, venture capital investments and private equity mergers and acquisitions.
  • Ms. Clay also serves as outside general counsel, advising a range of businesses in a variety of industries, including startups, venture-backed technology companies, global manufacturing businesses, government contractors and nonprofit entities.

Download Crowdfunding & Venture Capital – Lunch Flyer
Please RSVP to secure a space (Limited seating)
Call 301-949-0080 for more information, or .

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How will IRS initiatives impact you in 2017?
Lunch Mixer & Presentation to help prepare your taxes

In partnership with Block Advisors Tax and Business Services
Wednesday, February 15, from 12:30 to 2:00 pm
at Block Advisors Tax and Business Services
301-933-9733
11002 Veirs Mill Road, Suite 604, Wheaton, MD 20902
(Wheaton South Building at Westfield Wheaton Mall)

~ FREE Catered Lunch ~ Mix & Network with Other Businesses ~

Join us for a talk by Beverly Winstead to help prepare for April

  • Beverly Winstead is the managing attorney for the Law Office of Beverly Winstead, LLC, located outside of Washington, DC.
  • She provides counsel for taxpayers (including individual, corporate and non-profit clients) who have tax disputes with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or state tax agencies, and handles civil litigation in the US Tax Court and MD courts.
  • Come for lunch and to learn about new regulations concerning mileage, and other small business issues.

Download Impact of 2017 IRS Iniatives – Lunch Flyer
Call 301-949-0080 for more information, or .

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Kensington–Wheaton Business Networking Expo

This is a great opportunity to connect with businesses, civic and non-profit organizations, while checking out their exhibitor tables!

In partnership with The Town of Kensington

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 from 5:30 – 8:00 pm
Kensington Town Hall/Armory / 301-949-2424
3710 Mitchell Street, Kensington, MD 20895
~ Free event ~

Meet Kensington Mayor Tracey Furman and members of the Town Council, the Kensington CAN Business Association, and members of the Board of Directors of the Wheaton & Kensington Chamber of Commerce.

Also meet with several state and local elected officials, Montgomery County Police and Rescue and Mid-County Regional Services.

  • Appetizers and drinks served
  • Local Jazz Combo
  • Mix and network with other businesses
  • Browse the information tables of local businesses!

Download Kens–Wheaton Business Expo Flyer
Sign up for a business promotion table at the expo:

  • $50 for a 6-foot table with 2 chairs
  • Make sales/Give out samples
  • No electrical hookups/Portable devices only

Register for Biz Table and Pay online
Download Biz Expo Table Form
Call 301-949-0080 for more information, or .

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Open House and Networking Reception
Food * Friends * Fun * Free!

Sponsored by MiRé – Home of Svaroopa Yoga
ALL ARE WELCOME!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 from 4:30 – 6 pm
at MiRé Yoga / 302-236-9146
11910 Parklawn Drive, Rockville, MD 20852
(near Randolph Road and Loehmann’s Plaza)

~ Warm appetizers will be served from Hollywood East Cafe ~
Drop by for door prizes, healthy refreshments and drinks!

  • Sponsored by Science-Based MiRé Svaroopa Yoga
  • Yoga for strength, flexibility, and peace of mind
  • Using yoga poses that release tension along your spine

Free event!
Call Michele Gordon at 302-236-9146 for more information, or .
Download Dec 7 MiRe Yoga Reception flyer

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WK Chamber Holiday Mixer
Kick Off the Angels for Children Toy Drive

In partnership with Los Chorros Restaurant
Authentic Mexican and Salvadoran Food!

Thursday, December 1, 2016 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm
at Los Chorros Restaurant / 301-933-1066
2420 Blueridge Avenue, Wheaton, MD 20902
~ Warm appetizers will be served ~ Cash Bar ~

Celebrate the season and join us for the Kick Off of
the 18th Annual Angels for Children Holiday Toy Drive.

  • Please bring a new unwrapped toy for the Toy Drive
  • Pick up a Drop-off Box for Toys to place at your business
  • Ideas: Soccer balls, board games, arts & crafts materials, gifts for babies and teens
  • $5.00 of each ticket will be donated to the Toy Drive!

Sponsored by Montgomery Housing Partnership

$15 in advance or at $20 the door
Call 301-949-0080 for more information, or .
Download Thurs Dec 1 Holiday Mixer flyer

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Energy Efficiency Opportunities among Montgomery County Businesses
Breakfast Mixer

with from the County Department of Environmental Protection.

and of the University of Maryland Environmental Finance Center.

Wednesday, November 16, from 8:00 – 9:30 am
at Hollywood East Cafe / 240-290-9988
in Westfield Wheaton Mall (lower level – Restaurant Row)
11160 Veirs Mill Road, Wheaton, MD 20902

Chinese Breakfast: Sweet & Savory Dim Sum; Sausage & Egg Buns
~ Mix & Network with Other Businesses ~

  • Lindsey and Sean will be discussing a new project that Montgomery County DEP is launching with the University of Maryland’s Environmental Finance Center (EFC).
  • They are interested in engaging small, resource-constrained businesses and leveraging the knowledge and networks of local chambers of commerce in the County.
  • Together, DEP and EFC are exploring barriers and opportunities that the business community in the County is experiencing as it relates to energy efficiency upgrades and rebates.
  • They hope to learn more about how individual businesses approach energy efficiency upgrades, what obstacles they may face, and how the County can better develop programs to assist.

$5 in advance or $10 at the door
Call 301-949-0080 for more information.
Download Nov 16 Energy Efficiency Breakfast flyer

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Halloween Evening Mixer
In The George Apartments’ Beautiful Roof-top Lounge

Join us at The George Apartments roof-top G Lounge for a BOO-tiful view of the Capital Region!

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm
at The George Apartments / 301-933-1999
11141 Georgia Avenue, Wheaton, MD 20902
Directions & Parking

Also: Dan Thompson, of WUDAC (Wheaton Urban District Advisory Committee) will present information about the upcoming Wheaton ARTS Parade planned for Sept 2017, highlighting the varied Arts in Wheaton.

~ Mix & Network with Other Businesses ~

  • Includes Beer & Wine and warm appetizers
  • Halloween costumes optional!
  • Tours available of the apartments
  • Roof-top lounge with TVs, billiards and foosball; terrace includes water & fire pit

Sponsored by Lindsay Ford of Wheaton (888-314-7537)

$10 in advance or at the door
Call 301-949-0080 for more information.
Download Oct 26 Evening Halloween Mixer flyer

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Hiring Practices and Business Regulations
Breakfast Mixer

With: , J.D., LL.M, of Press & Dozier, LLC, will give a presentation about Hiring Practices in the County.

And: , Small Business Navigator of the Montgomery County Dept of Economic Development, will talk about the County Regulatory Reform Initiative.

Sponsored by: Griswold Home Care, Aspen Hill-Wheaton (301-330-7646)

Wednesday, September 21, from 8:00 – 9:30 am
at Panera Bread / 301-942-0986
in Westfield Wheaton Mall (upper level, near Costco)
11160 Veirs Mill Road, Wheaton, MD 20902

Continental Breakfast ~ Mix & Network with Other Businesses

  • Barbara Berschler is a gifted business attorney who provides legal guidance, support, and coaching to her clients in business purchases, franchises, and general business matters in the county and state.
  • Judy Stephenson will talk about the County Regulatory Reform Initiative, which has been trying to identify regulations that can be streamlined or changed to help make the Government more conducive to business support and growth.
  • Judy will present the results of the Business Services Survey, and some initial thoughts as to what projects they will be focusing on in response.

$5 in advance or at the door
Call 301-949-0080 for more information.
Download Sept 21 Business Regulations Breakfast flyer

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The Power Conference

The WK Chamber is a Power Partner
Thursday, August 25, 2016 from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center / 301-822-9200
5701 Marinelli Road, North Bethesda, MD 20852

  • The Power Conference: Women Doing Business is an annual business development conference presented by the Women’s Business Consortium.
  • Luncheon Keynote: Crystal McCrary, award-winning TV and film director and producer of Little Ballers, best-selling author, and outspoken advocate for women, will discuss how women are changing our world – with Sandra Richards of Morgan Stanley.
  • The Conference is designed to promote business development for women in business through networking, education and marketing opportunities.
  • Participation in the Power Conference is within reach of any size business and provide multiple platforms and opportunities for marketing and business development.

Visit website for further details
For more information, contact at 301-938-3775.

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There is no August Mixer – we take a break!

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2nd Annual Ice Cream Tasting of Local Hand-Made Ice Cream
After Five Networking

Ten exciting hand-made flavors have been selected for an ice cream tasting extravaganza at Yummy In My Tummy!

July is national ice cream month and we’ve got the scoop on a tasty local business!

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm
at Yummy In My Tummy / 301-949-0000
11252 Georgia Avenue, Wheaton, MD 20902
~ Tempt Your Tastebuds ~ Mix & Network with Other Businesses ~

  • Yummy In My Tummy is a local parlor with international flavor. The owner uses fresh fruit from around the world to create a wide range of hard-to-find tropical flavors like Lemon-Mango, Durian, Guava, Lychee or Ginger.
  • Their repertoire is not limited solely to exotic fruit – you can find homemade flavors like Swiss Chocolate, Rum Raisin, French Almond, rich Vanilla, and Nutty Whiskey ice cream at the parlor.
  • Also available with natural low-sugar and lactose-free flavors!

$5 in advance or at the door
Call 301-949-0080 for more information.
Download July 27 Ice Cream Tasting flyer

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Digital Marketing Trends
Lunch Mixer

Presented by: , National Speaker and Business Growth Strategist, Select Business Team, LLC

Sponsored by: Little Caesars Wheaton
(2567 Ennalls Avenue / 301-933-4590)

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 from noon – 1:30 pm
at Crossway Community Center / 301-929-2505
3015 Upton Drive, Kensington, MD 20895
~ Pizza and Wings Lunch ~ Mix & Network with Other Businesses ~

  • We are surrounded by technology that has changed the ways that businesses and consumers interact. The changes permeate all aspects of business: running operations, overseeing human resources and education, tracking performance and making projections and strategies.
  • Marketing is one of the areas most impacted by the rise of technology in recent years. Taking advantage of that technology and the avenues it creates for engagement between brands and consumers is at the heart of digital marketing.
  • Join us as we look forward at just a few of the trends in digital marketing that small businesses should be paying attention to, and explore ideas for taking advantage of them: Digital + Content marketing / Targeting + Segmentation = Personalization / Mobile Advertising.

Cost is $10 in advance or $15 at the door

Call 301-949-0080 for more information, or .
Download Digital Marketing Trends Lunch flyer

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Report from Annapolis: 2016 Maryland Legislative Update
Breakfast Mixer

With our District 18 Representatives:
State Senator Richard Madaleno, Delegate Al Carr, and Delegate Jeff Waldstreicher.

Join our local District 18 State Senator and Delegates as they report on budget decisions made, and laws passed that will impact businesses and individuals in our community.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 from 7:30 – 9:00 am
at Panera Bread / 301-942-0986
in Westfield Wheaton Mall (upper level, near Costco)
11160 Veirs Mill Road, Wheaton, MD 20902

Continental Breakfast ~ Mix & Network with Other Business People

The Maryland General Assembly meets in Annapolis each year for 90 days to act on more than 2500 bills including the State’s annual budget.

  • The 435th Session began January 13 and adjourned April 11, 2016.
  • The General Assembly has 47 Senators and 141 Delegates.

Cost is $5 in advance or $10 at the door

Call 301-949-0080 for more information, or .
Download May 25 Breakfast Mixer-Report from Annapolis flyer

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Annual Community Awards Banquet
See Annual Community Awards page

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm

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Networking Myths & Cultivating Strategic Partnerships
Evening Networking Mixer

Join us in the new Curación Nails, Body, and Success SanctuaryTM

Ebony Contreras, Creative Director of Curación Nails, Body, and Success SanctuaryTM, will lead a mini-seminar covering (1) networking myths and (2) why business owners and the self-employed should participate in strategic partnerships, and (3) how exactly to go about creating and maintaining them for increased profits and success.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm
at Curación Nails, Body, and Success SanctuaryTM / 301-933-5258
11308 Grandview Avenue #200, Wheaton, MD 20902
~ Mix & Network with Other Business People ~

  • Includes Beer, Wine, Cocktails, and Dinner
  • With crab & shrimp balls, fresh spring salad, wild rice, and vegetarian chicken
  • Attendees will also receive a gift bag with a $39.99 voucher for a spa service to use at a later date
  • Bring a Friend, or another Business Associate!

$20 in advance or $25 at the door

Call 301-949-0080 for more information, or .
Download Mar 30 Evening Networking Mixer at Curation flyer

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Understanding the New Paid Sick Leave Regulations
Breakfast Mixer

Sponsored by Glen Haven Apartments
Where Comfort Meets Convenience!

The new county requirements for earned sick leave are designed to permit an employee to miss work due to the employee’s illness or the illness of an immediate family member, without risking the loss of employment.

How will employers be affected by the new paid sick leave Bill No. 60-14? Who are the eligible employees, and what conditions apply?

  [View County Bill No. 60-14]

Join us for a discussion with:
+ James Stowe, who directs the Office that is responsible for enforcement
(Office of Human Rights and Civil Liberties Commission).

+ Bob Drummer, Senior Legislative Attorney for the Montgomery County Council, who helped amend the County Code: Chapter 27, Human Rights and Civil Liberties (Sections 27-7 and 27-8) to add “Article XIII, Earned Sick and Safe Leave”.

+ Tiffany Releford, Partner at Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, focuses her practice on labor and employment law, and has a background in human resources.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 from 8:00 – 9:30 am
at Glen Haven Apartments Community Room / 301-649-9700
1200 McMahon Road, Wheaton, MD 20902
   View map
~ Continental Breakfast ~ Mix & Network with Other Business People ~
Cost is $5 in advance or online pay / or $10 at the door

Call 301-949-0080 for more information, or .
Download Feb 17 Breakfast-New Sick Leave Regulations flyer

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WK Chamber Holiday Mixer
Kick Off the Angels for Children Toy Drive

In partnership with Los Chorros Restaurant
Authentic Mexican and Salvadoran Food!

Thursday, December 3, 2015 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm
at Los Chorros Restaurant / 301-933-1066
2420 Blueridge Avenue, Wheaton, MD 20902
~ Warm appetizers will be served ~ Cash Bar ~

Celebrate the season and join us for the Kick Off of
the 17th Annual Angels for Children Holiday Toy Drive.

  • Please bring a new unwrapped toy for the Toy Drive
  • Pick up a Drop-off Box for Toys to place at your business
  • Ideas: Soccer balls, board games, arts & crafts materials, gifts for babies and teens
  • $5.00 of each ticket will be donated to the Toy Drive!

Sponsored by Montgomery Housing Partnership

$15 in advance or at $20 the door

Call 301-949-0080 for more information, or .
Download Thurs Dec 3 Holiday Mixer flyer

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Networking Breakfast with a Winter Coat Drive
Help yourself while helping others!

In partnership with Urban Thrift
Reuse * Repurpose * Recycle!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 from 8:00 to 9:30 am
at Urban Thrift / 301-933-5666
10730 Connecticut Avenue, Kensington, MD 20895
~ Continental Breakfast ~ Mix & Network with Other Business People ~

As you switch to your winter wardrobe, look for a little-used winter coat to donate, or other apparel, such as gloves, boots, and scarves.

  • The store offers upscale nearly-new and secondhand clothing, shoes, accessories, music, books, collectibles, furniture, and other household items.
  • Shoppers can browse for bargains and feel great about supporting a worthy cause, because all income from Urban Thrift supports The Arc Montgomery County programs.

Sponsored by The Arc Montgomery County

The Arc Montgomery County identifies, creates and sustains inclusive communities that embrace and engage individuals and families affected by intellectual and developmental disabilities.

$5 in advance or at the door

Call 301-949-0080 for more information, or .
Download Wed Nov 18 Winter Coat Breakfast flyer

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Green Drinks Networking Happy Hour and Clothing Collection Drive
A fun event for Community Service Week!

In partnership with GreenWheaton

Thursday, October 22, 2015 from 5:30 – 8:00 pm
Hollywood East Cafe / 240-290-9988
in Westfield Wheaton Restaurant Row/Lower Level
11160 Veirs Mill Road, Wheaton, MD 20902

Bring a donation of used clothing and/or household linens* for resale OR
recycling by The Arc Montgomery County and receive a free raffle ticket!

  *Please separate gently used items from items to be recycled.

  • Eat, drink and be ‘green’!
  • Raffle, prizes, giveaways with drink and food specials
  • Mix and network with other business people

Learn more about The Arc Montgomery County textile recycling and collection program.

GreenWheaton, Inc. is a Maryland non-profit dedicated to engaging the community in education and outreach that promotes Wheaton, Maryland as a model sustainable community with a “visibly green” and healthy environmental footprint.

$5 donation in advance or at the door ~ Cash bar

For more information .
Download Oct 22 Happy Hour+Green Clothing Drive flyer

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Welcome Autumn Evening Networking Mixer
In the Beautiful Solaire Clubroom Lounge

Join us in the Clubroom to welcome autumn and the new Solaire Wheaton Kettler management team at Solaire Wheaton

Catered by: IHOP Wheaton
(2526 University Blvd, West, Wheaton, MD 20902 / 301-942-2323)

Beer and Wine by: Elbe’s
(2522 University Blvd, West, Wheaton, MD 20902 / 301-949-4585)

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm
at Solaire Wheaton Apartments / 240-558-3632
10914 Georgia Avenue, Wheaton, MD 20902
~ Mix & Network with Other Business People ~

  • Includes Beer & Wine and warm appetizers
  • Lounge includes billiards and a variety of games
  • Tours available of the new apartments
  • Bring a Friend, or another Business Associate!

$10 in advance or at the door

Call 301-949-0080 for more information.
Download Sept 30 Evening Networking Mixer at Solaire flyer

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The 48th Annual Kensington Labor Day Parade and Festival

The WK Chamber will have a booth at the Festival, and also be in the Parade!
Monday, September 7, 2015 – Festival is from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Town of Kensington map

  • The Parade begins in St. Paul Park at 10:00 am and ends at Town Hall, near where the Festival is held. Musical entertainment begins after the Parade.
  • If any member is interested in marching in the Parade and holding a sign promoting your business, contact by Thursday, September 3.
  • Chamber members are requested to help staff our booth for 1+ hour segments. The booth will be located on Armory Avenue, behind the Safeway. For arrangements, contact at 301-949-0080.
  • Members can place literature about their business at our booth. Drop off literature from Tuesday, Sept 1 until Friday, Sept 5 (by 5 pm) in a bin at the Chamber office: 2401 Blueridge Ave, Suite 101 in Wheaton (first floor, down hall, inside door at right).

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The Power Conference

The WK Chamber is a Power Partner
Thursday, Sepember 3, 2015 from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center / 301-822-9200
5701 Marinelli Road, North Bethesda, MD 20852

  • The Power Conference: Women Doing Business is an annual business development conference presented by the Women’s Business Consortium.
  • Keynote speaker: Anne Artmeier Balduzzi is an early pioneer of the Internet, with over 25 years of online expertise.
  • The Conference is designed to promote business development for women in business through networking, education and marketing opportunities.
  • Participation in the Power Conference is within reach of any size business and provide multiple platforms and opportunities for marketing and business development.

Visit website for further details
For more information, contact at 301-938-3775.

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There is no August Mixer – we take a break!

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Ice Cream Tasting of Local Hand-Made Ice Cream
After Five Networking

Ten exciting hand-made flavors have been selected for an ice cream tasting extravaganza at Yummy In My Tummy!

Sponsored by: Appliance Distributors Unlimited
(729 Erie Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912 / 301-816-9601)

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 from 5:30 – 7:00 pm
at Yummy In My Tummy / 301-949-0000
11252 Georgia Avenue, Wheaton, MD 20902
~ Tempt Your Tastebuds ~ Mix & Network with Other Businesses ~

  • Yummy In My Tummy is a local parlor with international flavor. The owners use fresh fruit from around the world to create a wide range of hard-to-find tropical flavors like Soursop, Durian, Guava, Lychee or Ginger.
  • Their repertoire is not limited solely to exotic fruit – you can find homemade flavors like Swiss Chocolate, Rum Raisin, French Almond, Grapenut (the cereal), rich Vanilla and Guinness Beer-flavored ice cream at the parlor.
  • Also available with natural low-sugar and lactose-free flavors!

$5 in advance or at the door

Call 301-949-0080 for more information.
Download July 29 Ice Cream Tasting flyer

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Changes in Social Media and How They Impact Your Business
Lunch Mixer

Presented by: , National Speaker and
Business Growth Strategist, Select Business Team, LLC

Sponsored by: Little Caesars Wheaton
(2567 Ennalls Avenue / 301-933-4590)

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 from noon – 1:30 pm
at Crossway Community Center / 301-929-2505
3015 Upton Drive, Kensington, MD 20895
~ Pizza and Wings Lunch ~ Mix & Network with Other Businesses ~

  • Do you ever feel like you’ve mastered one aspect of marketing on social media only to discover something else is changing? Welcome to the new age of technology where nothing seems to stay the same long!
  • This presentation will provide you with some of the latest changes in social media including Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+ and highlight what you really need to grow your business.

$10 in advance (option for members only) or $15 at the door

Call 301-949-0080 for more information.
Download Social Media for Business flyer

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Business-Building Networking Coffee
Breakfast Mixer

In partnership with The Town of Kensington

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 from 8:00 – 9:30 am
Java Nation / 301-327-6580
10516 Connecticut Avenue, Kensington, MD 20895
~ Complimentary coffee ~
~ Participants pay for what they order from the menu ~

Join us for breakfast at this fun networking event.
Meet with other business people for 10 minutes at each table, then switch up!

Java Nation is a European-style cafe that offers house blends, single origins and fair trade coffees in addition to teas, wine and beer, and a full selection of lunch and dinner items. Owner Henry Cabana is pleased to be hosting this event at Java Nation.

Call 301-949-0080 for more information.
Download Business-Building Networking Coffee flyer

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Green Drinks Networking Happy Hour

In partnership with GreenWheaton

Thursday, March 26, 2015 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm
Los Chorros Restaurant / 301-933-1066
2420 Blueridge Avenue, Wheaton, MD 20902
$5 donation ~ Cash bar

Eat, drink and be ‘green’ with others who want to thrive in environmentally sustainable communities!

  • Raffle, prizes, giveaways with drink and food specials
  • Mix and network with other business people

GreenWheaton, Inc. is a Maryland non-profit dedicated to engaging the community in education and outreach that promotes Wheaton, Maryland as a model sustainable community with a “visibly green” and healthy environmental footprint.
For more information, contact at 301-946-5091.
Download Green Drinks Networking Happy Hour flyer

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A Legislative Briefing about Small Business Issues
Breakfast Mixer

Sponsored by: Maryland Business and AARP

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 from 7:15 – 8:45 am
Hollywood East Café / 240-290-9988
11160 Veirs Mill Road, Westfield Wheaton Mall, Wheaton, MD 20902
(Lower Level on Restaurant Row)
Free

  • Continental breakfast
  • Mix and network with other businesses

Join Maryland Business, Women Business Owners of Montgomery County, the Committee for Montgomery, AARP, and the WK Chamber of Commerce for a briefing on legislation coming before the Maryland General Assembly that will affect small businesses. The discussion will include property tax relief and legislation that requires employers to offer a retirement plan — the “Maryland Secure Choice Retirement Savings Trust.”
Download Maryland Business Task Force Fact Sheet

About Maryland Business

Maryland Business is a leading voice for small businesses with Maryland values; it works with small businesses across the state to identify issues and develop solutions to help small businesses prosper and have the same opportunities as big business.
For more information, contact at 301-758-9748.
Download Legislative Briefing Breakfast flyer

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Kensington–Wheaton Business Networking Evening Reception

Sponsored by: The Town of Kensington

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Kensington Town Hall/Armory / 301-949-2424
3710 Mitchell Street, Kensington, MD 20895
Free

Meet Kensington Mayor Pete Fosselman and members of the Town Council, the Kensington Business District Association, the Kensington Merchant’s Association, and members of the Board of the Wheaton & Kensington Chamber of Commerce. Also meet with several state and local elected officials, Montgomery County Police and Rescue and Mid-County Regional Services.

  • Appetizers and drinks served
  • Mix and network with other businesses
  • Bring a Friend, or another Business Associate!

Call 301-949-0080 for more information.
Download Kens–Wheaton Business Reception flyer

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