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Wednesday, February 22, 2017Biz Networking Lunch

Chamber Lunch: Senor Tequila's

Chamber Lunch: Senor Tequila's

Join us for lunch! Come and enjoy a delicious lunch and get ready to expand your network too!

Cost: $20 Members & First-Time Non-Members / $40 Returning Non-Members. Please register in advance, thank you!


When:
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 11:30 AM thru 01:00 PM
Where:
Senor Tequila's
20021 Century Boulevard
Germantown
Registration:

Cost: $20 Members & First-Time Non-Members / $40 Returning Non-Members

Limited Seating.

Cancellation Policy: Payment is expected if reservation is not cancelled within 24 hours of the event. Thank you.  

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For More Info:
Laura R.
301.840.1400
lrowles@ggchamber.org

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Thursday, February 23, 2017Seminar

Chamber Energy Co-op Program Webinar

Chamber Energy Co-op Program Webinar

CQI is providing an informational webinar discussing the Energy Co-op and how it compares to others options. If you have been bombarded with mail, phone calls or door knocks from individuals seeking to switch you to another energy supplier this webinar is for you. If you are seeking ways to reduce your operational expenses, this webinar is for you. If you are confused or have questions preventing you from making a decision, this webinar is for you.

Join us as we explain:

* Regulations and Consumer Protection
* The Difference Between the Energy Co-op Program vs other options
* Rates and Contract Terms
* How to Avoid Scams
* How to Read Your Bill
* And much more

 

To participate you must register in-advance for any of the above webinars. Simply go directly to the CQI Associates home page at www.cqiassociates.com and click on the date that you want to participate and follow the steps to RSVP.

 

If you have any questions feel free to contact Joe Tabeling at 443-472-3870

 

When:
Thursday, February 23, 2017 1:00 PM thru 02:00 PM

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017Biz Networking Breakfast

Coffee & Conversation with the GGCC

Coffee & Conversation with the GGCC

Join us for casual conversation over coffee; because coffee is always a good idea. They say happiness is coffee and a good book, today its coffee and good networking. See you there!


When:
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 8:00 AM thru 09:00 AM
Where:
Corner Bakery Cafe
One Grand Corner Avenue
Gaithersburg 
Registration:
Free for GGCC & First-Time Non-Members. Returning Non-Members pay $40

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For More Info:
Laura R.
301.840.1400
lrowles@ggchamber.org

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Tuesday, March 07, 2017Biz Networking Breakfast

Morning Mixer: Montgomery Village Rotary Club

Morning Mixer: Montgomery Village Rotary Club

Mix, mingle and network with Chamber members as you enjoy breakfast treats at this dynamic event. Our networking breakfasts promote networking and member visibility by offering attendees the chance to introduce themselves.

 

Our March breakfast is sponsored by the Montgomery Village Rotary Foundation. The Rotary is the world's oldest and largest service organization, with local and international involvement.

 

Special Feature: Montgomery County Councilmember Sidney Katz will address the County’s Public Safety, Government Operations and Fiscal Policy agendas.


GGCC Members are invited to gather and have their morning coffee, learn about them and of course NETWORK! Advance registration is requested.

 

When:
Tuesday, March 07, 2017 7:30 AM thru 09:00 AM
Where:

Homewood Suites
805 Russell Avenue
Gaithersburg 

Registration:

GGCC MEMBERS: FREE (incl. in membership)
NON-MEMBERS: FREE for First-Time Non-Members. Returning Non-Members pay $40.

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For More Info:
Laura R.
301.840.1400
lrowles@ggchamber.org

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Wednesday, March 08, 2017Committee Meeting

Events Committee Meeting

GGCC Members Only!

When:
Wednesday, March 08, 2017 12:00 PM thru 01:00 PM
Where:
GGCC Office
910 Clopper Road
Suite 205 N
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
For More Info:
301.840.1400 x14

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Friday, March 10, 2017Orientation Session

Orientation 2017 - I

Orientation 2017 - I

GGCC New Members will learn how to maximize their Chamber membership and the benefits of the GGCC. Come and discover the best way to get a return on investment.

Please note this event is for Chamber Members only. Advance registration is requested. The event will end at 9:30am. Thank you.


When:
Friday, March 10, 2017 8:00 AM thru 09:30 AM
Where:
Homewood Suites Gaithersburg
805 Russell Avenue
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
Registration:
GGCC Members Only Please!  

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017Committee Meeting

Economic Development Committee Meeting

TOPIC: Overview of White Flint and White Oak Developments

SPEAKERS: Dee Metz and Pete Fosselman

The White Flint and White Oak areas of Montgomery County are hubs for economic development. Let's find out what the North I-270 Corridor can learn from these projects and their champions.

 

GGCC Members Only!


When:
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 8:30 AM thru 09:30 AM
Where:

Montgomery College Germantown Campus Paul Peck Building (Goldenrod Bldg)

20271 Goldenrod Lane Room 105

Germantown Directions: From I-270 take 118 Germantown Road Exit East, then take the 1st street EAST of I-270, turn right on Goldenrod Lane, it is the first building on the left.

IMPORTANT PARKING INFORMATION - Please park in the second lot PAST THE BUILDING - Spaces are marked GIC Reserved or GIC Visitor.

For More Info:
Marilyn Balcombe
301.840.1400 x15
mbalcombe@ggchamber.org

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Thursday, March 16, 2017Biz Networking After Five

After Five Mixer: Ruth's Chris Steakhouse

After Five Mixer: Ruth's Chris Steakhouse

JOIN US for what will be a "delicious" night of wonderful food, drinks, good friends, good times and of course FANtastic networking. Ruth's Chris Steakhouse is famous for its exceptional food & wine. The restaurant serves the best USDA prime steak sizzling hot. Come and discover what they do and meet someone new. To learn more about Ruth's Chris Steakhouse visit: www.ruthschris.com.

 

NOTE: this is a cash bar

  

When:
Thursday, March 16, 2017 5:30 PM thru 07:30 PM
Where:
Ruth's Chris Steakhouse
106 Crown Park Avenue
Gaithersburg
Registration:
GGCC MEMBERS: FREE (incl. in membership)
NON-MEMBERS: FREE for First-Time Non-Members. Returning Non-Members pay $40.

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For More Info:
Laura R.
301.840.1400
lrowles@ggchamber.org

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Thursday, March 16, 2017Committee Meeting

Membership Committee Meeting

GGCC Members Only!

When:
Thursday, March 16, 2017 8:00 PM thru 09:00 AM
Where:
GGCC Office
910 Clopper Road
Suite 205 N
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
For More Info:
301.840.1400 x17

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Thursday, March 23, 2017Biz Networking After Five

Young Professionals Group Happy Hour

Young Professionals Group Happy Hour

Come join us on March 23 at Barking Mad Café and discover how you can further your career and strengthen your professional image at our Young Professionals Happy Hour! You're guaranteed to make new friends, secure new clients, and learn more about what the GGCC has to offer. Along with great drink specials, enjoy appetizing lite bites for the duration of the event. Appetizers sponsored by Barking Mad Café. Cash bar. Advance registration is required please. This event is free for YPG Members and $15 for future members at the door. Please help us spread the word and tell those you work with ages 21-40 about our exciting Young Professionals Group. .

  

When:
Thursday, March 23, 2017 4:30 PM thru 06:00 PM
Where:
Barking Mad Café
239 Spectrum Avenue
Gaithersburg
Registration:

GGCC MEMBERS: FREE (incl. in membership)
NON-MEMBERS: $15 for Non-Members

Ages 21-40 Only Please

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For More Info:
Laura R.
301.840.1400 x14
lrowles@ggchamber.org

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Thursday, March 30, 2017Special Event

Italy Trip Information Session

Italy Trip Information Session

Come & discover Italy! We invites members of the chamber and the community to experience the true Italy Culture departing on October 23, 2017. We will have Olver Bergeron, President of CI Destinations, here to answer all your questions about the trip.

 

The GGCC will be offering a fully escorted tour of “Pompeii & the Amalfi Coast”. Visit  Maioriare, Herculaancum, Pompeii, Paestum & Rome. Nine day, eight night excursion. $3,099 per person. For more information click here and then plan on attending this can’t miss info session.


When:
Thursday, March 30, 2017 8:00 AM thru 09:00 AM
Where:
GGCC Office
910 Clopper Road
Suite 205N
Gaithersburg
Registration:
For More Info:
301.840.1400 x14

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Monday, April 03, 2017Special Event

Business Appreciation Week

Business Appreciation Week
We are thankful to the local companies for choosing the Upcounty as their place of business.

 

We have so many different businesses in the Upcounty including major employers, growing industries, businesses that contribute to Montgomery County’s quality of life, businesses that help main streets thrive, home-based business, startups, small businesses and non-profits.

 

Thank you for choosing to grow here, you're appreciated! 


When:
from Monday, April 03, 2017 9:00 AM
thru Friday, April 07, 2017 5:00 PM

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Tuesday, April 04, 2017Seminar

BIG Data for Business!

BIG Data for Business!

BIG Data Seminar

 

BIG data – and the way organizations manage and derive insight from it – is changing the way the world uses business information.

 

Our keynote speaker will be Alton Henley, Sr. Program Director at Montgomery College, Workforce Development & Continuing Education. He is expert in the area of data and data analytics.

 

Our panelists include:

  • Paul Chon, Aver Analytics
  • Kris Hawley, 270net Technologies

 

About the Seminar:

  • What is #BigData / Data Analytics? What can it do?
  • What data should I be gathering and how? (internal / public domain / commercial data)
  • I have the data, now what do I do with it? (data-driven decision making)
  • How does this impact my product, marketing, target market?
  • How to find the information I need without getting swallowed up?
  • What are 3 – 5 takeaways that I can start using in my own business

 

Who should attend?

Everyone! This seminar is for small, medium, large business owners / businesses, non-profits, sales, marketing, industry-related professionals and everyone.

 

 

Registration begins at 7:45, program begins promptly at 8:15 am.

 

Sponsored by M&T Bank & Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus


When:
Tuesday, April 04, 2017 8:00 AM thru 09:45 AM
Where:
Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus
9605 Medical Center Drive
Room 121
Rockville 
Registration:

$20 Chamber Members
$30 Non-Members

Cancellation Policy: Payment is expected if reservation is not cancelled within 24 hours of the event. Thank you.  

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For More Info:
Laura Rowles
301.840.1400
lrowles@ggchamber.org

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017Committee Meeting

Events Committee Meeting

GGCC Members Only!

When:
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 12:00 PM
Where:
GGCC Office
910 Clopper Road
Suite 205 N
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
For More Info:
301.840.1400 x14

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017Committee Meeting

Economic Development Committee Meeting

GGCC Members Only!

When:
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 8:30 PM thru 09:30 PM
Where:

Montgomery College Germantown Campus Paul Peck Building (Goldenrod Bldg)

20271 Goldenrod Lane Room 105

Germantown Directions: From I-270 take 118 Germantown Road Exit East, then take the 1st street EAST of I-270, turn right on Goldenrod Lane, it is the first building on the left.

IMPORTANT PARKING INFORMATION - Please park in the second lot PAST THE BUILDING - Spaces are marked GIC Reserved or GIC Visitor.

For More Info:
Marilyn Balcombe
301.840.1400 x15
mbalcombe@ggchamber.org

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Thursday, April 20, 2017Committee Meeting

Membership Committee Meeting

GGCC Members Only!

When:
Thursday, April 20, 2017 8:00 AM thru 09:00 AM
Where:
GGCC Office
910 Clopper Road
Suite 205 N
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
For More Info:
301.840.1400 x17

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Thursday, April 20, 2017Biz Networking After Five

After Five Mixer: Peterson Companies

After Five Mixer: Peterson Companies

JOIN US for an amazing night of wonderful food, drinks, good friends, good times and of course FANtastic networking.

Details to follow


When:
Thursday, April 20, 2017 5:30 PM thru 07:30 PM
Where:

Rio Washingtonian Center
Grand Corner Avenue
Gaithersburg 

Registration:
GGCC MEMBERS: FREE (incl. in membership)
NON-MEMBERS: FREE for First-Time Non-Members. Returning Non-Members pay $40.

REGISTER NOW!

For More Info:
Laura R.
301.840.1400
lrowles@ggchamber.org

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017Biz Networking Lunch

Chamber Lunch: Paladar

Chamber Lunch: Paladar

Join us for a business card exchange lunch at Paladar! Come and enjoy a delicious lunch and get ready to expand your network too!

 

Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar is a fresh, colorful and fun Latin American restaurant experience inspired by Central & South America, Cuba and the Caribbean.

 

Cost: $20 Members & First-Time Non-Members / $40 Returning Non-Members. Please register in advance, thank you!


When:
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 11:30 AM thru 01:00 PM
Where:
Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar
203 Crown Park Ave
Gaithersburg 
Registration:

Cost: $20 Members & First-Time Non-Members / $40 Returning Non-Members

Cancellation Policy: Payment is expected if reservation is not cancelled within 24 hours of the event. Thank you.  

REGISTER NOW!

For More Info:
Laura R.
301.840.1400
lrowles@ggchamber.org

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Monday, May 01, 2017Special Event

National Small Business Week

National Small Business Week

Every year since 1963, the President of the United States has issued a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week, which recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and they create about two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. each year.

 

As part of National Small Business Week, the U.S. Small Business Administration & the GGCC takes the opportunity to highlight the impact of outstanding entrepreneurs, small business owners, and others from all 50 states and U.S. territories. Every day, they’re working to grow small businesses, create 21st century jobs, drive innovation, and increase America’s global competitiveness.


When:
from Monday, May 01, 2017 9:00 AM
thru Friday, May 05, 2017 9:00 AM
Where:
In Your Neighborhood! May 1 thru 5

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Thursday, May 04, 2017Biz Networking After Five

Networking Picnic: YPG Anniversary Celebration Too

Networking Picnic: YPG Anniversary Celebration Too

Cheers to Five Years! Four years ago the GGCC started the Young Professionals Group - a group with lofty dreams. Now, we want to celebrate with you! Please join us as we say thank you for your support these past few years and discover our future plans.

 

Just purchase your ticket, get your BBQ-eating outfit ready and find out what it means to celebrate five amazing years with the hippest, most fabulous, nicest, young professionals in the Upcounty!

 

Join us for a BBQ Picnic and fun activities at Smokey Glen Farm.

 

Please NOTE: this event is open to ALL GGCC MEMBERS; it is fun for all ages. You do not need to be a member of the YPG's to attend this event. Just join us.

 

This event is sponsored by MassMutual Greater Washington.

 

About the Group: The GGCC’s Young Professionals program is a networking group of dedicated young professionals ranging in age from 21-40. Through the GGCC, young professionals can engage with other like minded business professionals to further their career, strengthen their professional image or just meet new friends. Learn more about the group at: www.ggchamber.org/young.


When:
Thursday, May 04, 2017 5:30 PM thru 07:30 PM
Where:
Smokey Glen Farm
16407 Riffle Ford Road  
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Registration:
$30, GGCC Members / $40,Non-Members
For More Info:
Laura R.
301.840.1400 x14
lrowles@ggchamber.org

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