Thursday, April 25, 2013
The organization, which offers cancer support programs free-of-charge, moved to a new, larger location on April 25.
Hope Connections for Cancer Support moved into its new, larger facility at Beaumont House (9650 Rockville Pike, Bethesda) on Thursday morning, April 25. Hope Connections for Cancer Support opened in March 2007 in Bethesda, and has had more than 30,000 visits from people affected by cancer participating in support groups, educational workshops, mind-body classes and community programs, all of which are offered free-of-charge. It has a 19-member working board of directors and a 17-member medical advisory board made up of oncologists and other medical professionals from local hospitals and private practice who lend their expertise and that of their colleagues to educational programs, according to a news statement from the organization.
Monday, December 17, 2012
The chamber partners with a credit union to provide small business owners and nonprofits with presentations on topics ranging from social media to technology and branding.
The Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce not only caters to businesses—it also helps nonprofits. The chamber hosted an event on how to apply for grants on Nov. 27, as a part of its Small Business University seminar series. Colette Releford, president of Strive Business Solutions and Gaithersburg Chamber of Commerce member, spoke to a crowd of about 15 people on how to seek out and apply for grants. Some of the most surprising advice Releford gave to the crowd was to look for organizations with a similar goal. Nonprofits should think of similar organizations less as competition, and more as collaborators that share a common cause. “They see that helping you helps you further their cause,” Releford said. The Small Business University, …
Thursday, December 13, 2012
The yearly feast for the needy is a Bethesda community tradition.
County officials and community leaders gathered Tuesday at the Bethesda- Chevy Chase Rescue Squad to serve up the 24th annual Goodwill dinner to those in need. More than 400 guests, many of them homeless or low-income seniors and families, enjoyed a holiday feast, pictures with Santa and gifts courtesy of local businesses. The community tradition was launched by the Bethesda Hyatt after a homeless person was found frozen to death one winter in the stairway of the hotel. For nearly a quarter century, the tradition has carried on. The event was organized by the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce, Hyatt Regency Bethesda, Bethesda Urban Partnership, the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, Five Star Premier Residences Chevy …