Business Notes:  Escape Quest Coming to Bethesda

Plus: Veteran Realtor Jane Fairweather moves to Long & Foster; Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce to honor volunteers at annual picnic; Pepco announces Wednesday is Peak Savings Day  

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One of five escape rooms that will be offered at Escape Quest in Bethesda. A mid-to-late November opening is expected.

Escape Quest

Escape Quest coming to Bethesda in November

Escape Quest Bethesda—not to be confused with Rockville Escape Room, Xcape Alive Rockville or A Game of Rooms Escape Games in Rockville—will open a location in downtown Bethesda at 4936 Fairmont Ave. in mid- to late November, owner Hudson Bloom said Wednesday.

The business offers its version of the popular live-action, team-building game in which players try to solve a series of themed puzzles and riddles using clues and strategies within 60 minutes in order to escape a room. This will be the second location for Escape Quest, which also has a business in Alexandria, Virginia.

Five escape rooms that can accommodate up to 10 players will be available at the Bethesda location.  Customers who book the entire facility can bring in their own catering, including alcoholic beverages— pending Montgomery County’s approval of an alcohol license for the business. A bar also will be located in the lobby where customers can purchase appetizers, snacks and drinks to include sodas, beer and wine before or after an event. Escape Quest is scheduled to appear before the county Board of License Commissioners on Oct. 18 for a hearing on its license application.

Jane Fairweather Moves to Long & Foster

Realtor Jane Fairweather, who has been a Coldwell Banker agent for some 25 years, has joined the Bethesda Gateway office of Long & Foster.

“I looked at all my opportunities and just thought it was the best one for me,” Fairweather said this week.

Fairweather has twice been voted “Best Real Estate Agent” in Bethesda Magazine’s Best of Bethesda Readers’ Poll, most recently in 2017.

Volunteers and nonprofits to be honored at Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce annual picnic

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce will host its annual membership picnic Thursday where it will honor volunteers, recognize chamber stars and showcase nonprofit organizations from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Smokey Glen Farm ,16407 Riffle Ford Road, Gaithersburg.

The Business Networking After Five/Annual Membership Picnic, which is held in honor of the chamber’s volunteers, is free for chamber members and $40 for nonmembers.

Pepco announces Wednesday is energy conservation Peak Savings Day 

Pepco is asking its Maryland and D.C. customers to participate in its Peak Energy Savings Credit program from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday. Customers who participate in the program will receive a bill credit of $1.25 for every kilowatt hours of reduced energy that is below the customer’s average energy use during the designated time frame. Maryland customers will receive a phone call indicating the hours to reduce energy. Customers in the District and Maryland already participating in the Pepco’s Energy Wise Rewards program will have their air condition compressors turned off and on for short intervals during Wednesday’s designated period. To learn more about the Peak Energy Savings credit, customers can call 1-855-730-PEAK. Those interested in the Energy Wise Rewards program can call 1-866-353-5798.

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