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Below are questions frequently received by Chamber staff, but if your question is not listed here, please call the Chamber office at 301-652-4900 or email [email protected] and we will be happy to help.

FAQ's About our Chamber:

May I attend an event prior to joining the Chamber?
Yes! We understand that many find it beneficial to come experience an event prior to joining the Chamber.  We invite you to attend up to 3 events or meetings prior to joining the Chamber. In particular, we encourage you to attend a Quick Connect. These monthly meetings take place on the third Thursday of each month at 8am in our offices.  A board member will host the event to provide an overview of the Chamber, the ways to get involved, our work in the community and to provide time for networking. Hello

How much are membership dues?
Dues are based upon the number of full-time employees you have at your location.

If I become a member can I attend meetings?
Yes!  All members are welcome to get involved in all aspects of the Chamber and all of their employees are welcome at all events and all meetings.

What is the Chamber's snow policy?
The Chamber follows the closing policy of Montgomery County Public Schools.  If schools are closed, all events and meetings will be cancelled for the day.  If there is a delayed opening, morning events and meetings will be cancelled, and all other events and meetings from 11:30 a.m. on will be held as scheduled. If schools are closed early, all afternoon meetings and events will be cancelled.

FAQ's About our Community:

I am moving to the area, can you provide some information?
Yes!  Please visit our page about moving to Bethesda here

I'm coming to visit, where should I stay?
We encourage you to utilize one of our member hotels, you can find a full list here.

Where should I eat in the Greater Bethesda area?
We encourage you to utilize one of our member restaurants, you can find a full list here.

I'm looking for a place to hold an event or private party, do any of your members have private rooms?
Yes, you can find a full list of venues offering private event space here.

What events or festivals take place in the Greater Bethesda area?
The Greater Bethesda area is a very active region with many new and annual community events taking place each year!  See our list of annual events here and be sure to join us for the next one!