A “red carpet” guest speaker, “best of” tastes from area restaurants and three hours of networking are set for the Greater Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce’s “The Big Event!” next month at Pike & Rose in the White Flint/Pike District.

The Chamber will take over an empty floor of the development’s new office building for the first annual event it’s billing as “an explosion of brainstorming to boost business through better ideas and bigger successes.”

Pre-registration costs $10 per person for groups of five or more and $12 for individuals. Registration at the door will be $15 per person. All food is included in the price and there will be a cash or credit bar.

Those who pre-register will get an advance list of the other pre-registered attendees, as well as they’re “Needs & Leads” list.
“This event will be an annual showcase that truly celebrates the best of The Greater Bethesda-Chevy Chase region, the businesses and the business people who have chosen to work, play and live here: from musical groups to restaurants to banks to accounting firms,” said Chamber Chairman Clyde Garrett in a press release. “This event from speaker to sponsor is a showcase for why this region is bursting with business success and vitality.”
The Chamber won’t reveal the speaker until April 1. The event will run from 4 p.m.-7:30 p.m. on April 22.
It will be another event Pike & Rose hosts at the office building (11810 Grand Park Avenue). Last month, a one-night audio and visual arts festival drew more than 3,000 to the space.