Bethesda Teenager Wins Gold

Bethesda teenager Justin Haddad didn’t expect to win the gold medal but now is the national champion for his age group in fencing.

Hundreds of hopefuls from around the nation competed in the cadet under-17 age group at the USA Fencing Junior Olympic Championships in Denver Feb. 15–18.

“It turned out pretty well. I ended up winning, which was definitely beyond my expectations. But I was really happy,” Justin says. “I didn’t expect to get first. It was a really nice surprise.”

Justin, 16, is a member of the D.C. Fencers Club in Silver Spring, Maryland, and attends Montgomery Blair High School, where he is a junior in the Science, Mathematics and Computer Science Magnet program.




Biker Barre Now Open in Cabin John Shopping Mall

When Jane Brodsky and Katie Geffken met for coffee in 2011, they quickly discovered a shared desire to create a fitness space that people could really call home. They decided to open a D.C. studio where the clients would be the rock stars; where all would feel welcome; and where the classes would be intense, effective and fun.

They are excited to be expanding the Biker Barre community to Cabin John now open in Cabin John Village. Come see why they have earned a multitude of client rave reviews!

The Fifth Annual Montgomery County GreenFest

Montgomery County GreenFest is the county’s biggest party to celebrate our environment! This year, GreenFest is Sunday, April 28 at Brookside Gardens in celebration of Earth Day. Grab the family, explore the beautiful spring gardens and discover new and fun ways you can do your part locally to protect our environment.

Activities for all ages include live performances, tree climbing, arts/crafts demos, an electric vehicle and car show, workshops and DIY demos, 80 exhibitors and vendors and much more!

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Looking to Grow Your Small Business in Montgomery County?

Team Network was created in 1992, and it can help accelerate your growth and expand your business relationships like no other networking group in the metro area. Team Network offers a unique experience for both B2B and B2C businesses, enabling increased introductions, exposure, connections and referrals. 

Exclusive and Non-Exclusive Category Groups are available to visit for free! Add your name to the invitation list at

Come see firsthand how members collaborate, network and build lasting relationships where trust and loyalty are the foundation and where partnerships and friendships are formed which last a lifetime.

The majority of networking events are held in the Montgomery County area, with networking groups in Rockville, Bethesda, Silver Spring and Gaithersburg, Maryland, along with networking groups located in Tyson’s Corner and even Virginia Beach, Virginia. Team Network also has a strong presence in Howard, Carroll and St. Mary’s counties.

To learn more about the unique qualities and benefits Team Network provides its members, visit