Groups and Committees
We can’t wait to introduce you to people, ideas and opportunities that will propel you and your organization forward.
About RCC Groups
The Rockville Chamber Groups connect you with the people and opportunities that are unique as you are.
“They have profoundly shaped my life and my business.”Daniel Helhowski
What is a mastermind group exactly?
Mastermind groups offer a combination of brainstorming, education, peer accountability and support in a group setting to sharpen your business and personal skills. A mastermind group helps you the members achieve success. Members challenge each other to set strong goals, and more importantly, to accomplish them.
Mastermind group facilitators start and run groups. They help the group to dive deeply into discussions, and work with members to create success — as each member defines it. Facilitators are the secret to thriving mastermind groups.
Through a mastermind group process, first you create a goal, then design a plan to achieve it. The group helps you with creative ideas and wise decisions-making. Then, as you begin to implement your plan, you bring both success stories and problems to the group. Success stories are applauded (loudly!), and problem are solved through peer brainstorming and collective, creative thinking.
The group requires commitment, confidentiality, willingness to both give and receive advice and ideas, and support each other with total honesty, respect and compassion. Mastermind group members act as catalysts for growth, devil’s advocates and supportive colleagues. This is the essence and value of mastermind groups.
Each meeting has a mastermind group agenda so that conversations stay on course. The Facilitator is tasked with making sure that conversations are deep and balanced, and that all mastermind group meeting agenda items are covered in the time allotted.
What a mastermind group is NOT
It’s not a class. While your group can vote to bring in guest speakers and teachers occasionally, the main focus of a mastermind group is the brainstorming and accountability support among the group members.
It’s not group coaching. Mastermind groups are about the MEMBERS sharing with each other, not about the Facilitator coaching individuals in a group setting. You get everyone’s feedback, advice and support. Yes, if the Facilitator is an expert on the topic, by all means, chime in. But keep the conversation balanced between all members.
It’s not a networking group. While you may share leads and resources with each other, it is not the main focus of the meetings. However, through your connections with other members, you will find plenty of joint venture opportunities, lead sharing, and professional networking.
Non-Profit Mastermind – Contact Ethan Litvin
Women’s Business Mastermind – Contact Phyllis Levinson
Business Owner’s Mastermind – Contact Josh Funk
CEO Roundtable – Michael Gottleib (by invitation only)
Aging & Senior Care Mastermind – Contact Dr. Liz Wheeler
Entrepreneur Mastermind – Contact Sandra Hart
“Why are committees so important? Chamber Members receive an influential voice on large-scale issues.”
The Rockville Chamber of Commerce does more than serve as a marketing vehicle for local businesses. It has an important role in local government affairs as well. They serve as a voice for the local business owners and industries. … When you join a chamber, you become a part of that voice.
Comprised of members with expertise in particular fields, the Rockville Chamber of Commerce’s policy committees, research and develops policies on a variety of issues that affect Rockville area businesses and are of importance to the business and communities. The committees’ viewpoints are then communicated to the membership, local and state government officials, the local public and the media.
Membership Committee serves as Ambassadors for the Chamber in our
community and supports our local businesses with a focus on member recruitment and retention. The committee strives to enhance the new member experience to ensure members are maximizing the use of their membership.
‣Provides an Ambassador for each new member
‣Connects new members with existing members of value
‣Formally announces new members at events and provides introductions (Mix & Mingles)
‣Makes themselves available for promotional pictures with new member plaques
‣Interviews members at the end of their first quarter: reviewing their experience thus far and confirming questionnaire items, with appropriate follow up as needed (receipt of monthly newsletter, use of Member Info Center…)
‣Offers an invite to a Chamber event of interest
Marketing Committee focuses on promoting the value proposition of the Chamber to existing members, potential members, and the local business community. This committee promotes Chamber resources and events by creating messaging, collateral, and developing strategies to increase overall brand awareness. – Contact Beth Perell
Public Policy Committee – Contact Brian Barkley
Young Professionals Group
Start here to watch and listen to some of the best podcasts and video interviews
The Rockville Chamber of Commerce connects our members and the community together, anywhere, anytime. These podcast and video captures the ideas and actions far quicker than ever in our new business and career journey.
New Member Orientation Video
Watch the start of a beautiful relationship and learn what your membership is all about.
You will get to meet the newly elected Board of Directors and learn about some new member benefits. What a perfect time to meet other Chamber members and introduce yourself.
Ben Cardin – On COVID-19 Relief Package as of 12/23/20
|Discussion on the COVID-19 Relief Package’s Impact on the Small Business Community Host: U.S. Senator Ben Cardin|
|Wednesday, December 23, 2020 10:00AM EST|
Past Wellness Wednesday Webinars
LifeWork Strategies | Let’s set a goal!
Remember health and wellness goals don’t always have to revolve around weight loss. Want to get 7-9 hours of sleep each night, eliminate sugary drinks in your diet, or create time in your day to meditate? Making your goals S.M.A.R.T. can increase your success! So take a moment to check in on yourself and your health, and consider how implementing S.M.A.R.T goals can enhance your daily life! LifeWorkStrategies.com
S.M.A.R.T GOAL EXAMPLES:
- Every morning, I will take at least 5 minutes for myself to listen to a guided mindfulness session on YouTube.
- I will use skim or low-fat milk in my coffee instead of half- and-half or whole milk this week.
- I will eat brown rice or whole-wheat pasta instead of white rice or white pasta at least once this week.
Whiplash Injuries | What You Don’t Know May Hurt You
Total Health Family Clinic and will discuss — Whiplash Injuries: What You Don’t Know May Hurt You
• Your injury or complaints have nothing to do with how minimal the damage to your car was
• Get checked out as soon as possible
• Delay in the onset of your symptoms is very common
• Early diagnosis of every single complaint is the key
Wellness Wednesday with Adventist Healthcare
One Wednesday, January 13, 2021, Adventist Healthcare hosted a Wellness Wednesday with Aubrey.
Eric Peguero pitches, writes, edits scripts, interviews guests, hosts and produces podcast shows and segments. Click the Learn More button for the latest Rockville Chamber Member Spotlight podcasts.
Webinars and video | Tax | Speaker Series
Steven Suissa of SHS Services – Payroll & Bookkeeping Services and
Aaron Boker, Partner, Tax Services of Aronson LLC
The panel discussion is about
“Major $$$ Opportunity with the Employee Retention Credit & Potential Tax Reform”
Employee Retention Credit (ERC)
How can your business qualify for ERC in 2020 and 2021?
How much can your business get from ERC?
What are the next steps to get this credit?
Potential Tax Reform
What tax law changes are being proposed?
How will these proposed changes impact you and your business?
What action items do you need to take now or in the immediate future?
The Entrepreneurial Equation – Financial Webinar by Laura Nash of Edward Jones
The Entrepreneurial Equation – Laura Nash from Edward Jones will be educating business owners about tools and strategies to help make building, running and preserving a business easier. She will touch on time management, retirement plans options and how to preserve your business to name just a few topics that will be covered in this not to be missed lunch and learn.
Building your business
- Time management
- Attracting and retaining employees
Creating Value Outside Your Business
- Retirement plans for businesses with no employees
- Retirement plans for business with employees
Preserving Your Business
- Key person disability insurance
- Key person life insurance
- Deferred compensation
- Buy-sell agreement
- Disability insurance
- Life Insurance Retirement Plan
- Estate considerations