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January 07, 2022

Bethesda Business Update: Week of 1/10/22

Happy Monday BB!  Lots of important updates to share this week... Membership Updates: With a change in the calendar year we have some membership changes. Specifically, Sarah Najafi, Elaine Warren, and Denyse Jeter-Williams have decided not to renew; Stephanie Lewis will be taking a leave of absence, and Cheryl Spell has retired. We will miss them […]
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December 24, 2021

Bethesda Business Update: Week of 1/3

Happy New Year, BB! I hope you had a happy and healthy holiday season complete with time to recharge. This Friday is our first Virtual In-Person meeting.  You should have received calendar invites denoting each Friday's applicable format. Please let me know if you did not receive this. Parking at the Hilton continues to be free; an exit […]
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December 10, 2021

Bethesda Business Update: Week of 12/13

By now most of us are feeling the end-of-year hustle. This said, we are collectively up another almost $100K in TYFCB this week, so thank you for taking the time to document all the great 1-2-1's and business being passed. We will be meeting virtually this Friday, and then our next meeting will be on January […]
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December 08, 2021

In-Person Meetings 2022

Previously we announced our group would be returning to an in-person format starting in January of 2022.  In efforts to give our group the best solution for the current conditions we all face and to meet the restrictions of BNI National Chapter, the Membership Committee has now agreed to the following format for our meetings […]
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December 03, 2021

Bethesda Business Update: Week of 12/6

Happy Monday, BB! I hope everyone's week is off to a productive start.  As of today, we are up $100K+ in TYFCB, a 40% increase in just one week. Thanks to everyone for taking the time to track all the big and small referrals and new business being passed.  Please continue to make time for meaningful 1-2-1's […]
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November 19, 2021

Bethesda Business Update: Week of 11/29/21

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend with family and friends. For those who celebrate, the first night of Hanukkah was also last night. My family threw our annual party which was wonderful - and also makes it 2x harder to get back to work tod.I look forward to "seeing" everyone on Friday. Please […]
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November 12, 2021

Bethesda Business Update: Week of 11/15

Good evening, BB!First the good stuff:  I noticed an uptick in referrals and TYFCB this week - keep it up!  Both of last Friday's presenters shared their slides with me by the noon Wednesday deadline. I really appreciate that 🙂 Also, room to improve: A significant number of our members were absent last Friday and did […]
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November 05, 2021

BNI Bethesda Business Update: Week of 11/8

I hope your daylight savings week is starting off well. Please continue to keep Stephanie Lewis and Steve Feldman in your thoughts as they continue to recover.  Also, I want to provide an update on two former members. Both MaryAnn Gomez Orta and Arturo Lacayo have decided to take a break and may rejoin our chapter […]
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November 02, 2021

Bethesda Business Email Update: Week of 11/1

I hope everyone had a great Halloween weekend. Here's to enjoying the leftover candy - and to self-restraint for those of us with kids in the house... Logistics: Our meetings start at 6:45am and end at 8:30am.  Please make a concerted effort to block this time on your calendar so you can stay engaged with […]
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October 25, 2021

Meeting in Person Vs. Virtually

Dear BNI Bethesda Business Members,As you know, we have been grappling with the issue of whether to return to in-person meetings or whether to stay virtual. As the Leadership has tried to understand all the options and their potential ramifications, we have found that this issue is even more complex than we had originally thought. […]
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October 22, 2021

Bethesda Business Update: Week of 10/25

I hope everyone's week is off to a strong start. I look forward to seeing everyone at our happy hour this Thursday, 10/28 from 5:30 - 7pm @ 11300 Rockville Pike.  There is ample street parking, and the entrance to the building is on the Security Lane side. To find the meeting room, enter through the front door, take […]
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October 19, 2021

Bethesda Business Update: Week of 10/18

I missed seeing you all last Friday and hope everyone is enjoying this gorgeous Fall weather. In addition to the regular updates, I have attached a heartfelt thank you note from former member Dan Jerore and his family.From our Leadership: Our meetings start at 6:45am and end at 8:30am.  Please make a concerted effort to block […]
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