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Thursday, March 23, 2017Biz Networking After Five

Young Professionals Group Happy Hour

Young Professionals Group Happy Hour

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. WALK-INS ARE WELCOME.

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.

 

Thank you to our YPG Title Sponsor M&T Bank!

  

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

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
  • Ellen Coren, Chesapeake Public Strategies

 

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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Friday, April 07, 2017Ribbon Cutting

Ribbon Cutting: Security Public Storage

Ribbon Cutting: Security Public Storage

You're invited to the Grand Opening / Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of Security Public Storage.

 

Come and support Security Public Storage at their celebrate grand pening of their storage facility in Gaithersburg. Come and discover them!

 

Cutting will occur at  11:15 am. We hope to see you there! 

 

AGENDA
11:00 AM Networking
11:15 AM Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
11:30 AM Refreshments & Networking & Tours

  

When:
Friday, April 07, 2017 11:00 AM thru 12:00 PM
Where:
Security Public Storage
1 Metropolitan Grove Road
Gaithersburg
Registration:
Free for All business folks. Advance registration requested.

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For More Info:
Laura R.
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.

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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.  

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

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Friday, April 28, 2017Ribbon Cutting

Ribbon Cutting: Duck Donuts

Ribbon Cutting: Duck Donuts

You're invited to the Grand Opening / Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of Duck Donuts.

 

Come and support Duck Donuts at their celebrate grand pening of their bakery in Gaithersburg. Come and discover them!

 

Cutting will occur at  11:15 am. We hope to see you there! 

 

AGENDA
11:00 AM Networking
11:15 AM Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
11:30 AM Refreshments & Networking

  

When:
Friday, April 28, 2017 11:00 AM thru 12:00 PM
Where:
Duck Donuts
511 Quince Orchard
Gaithersburg
Registration:
Free for All business folks. Advance registration requested.

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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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Tuesday, May 02, 2017Ribbon Cutting

Ribbon Cutting: Lakeforest Sport & Health Club

Ribbon Cutting: Lakeforest Sport & Health Club

You're invited to the Grand Opening / Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of Lakeforest Sport & Health Club.

 

Come and support Lakeforest Sport & Health Club at their celebrate grand re-opening of their gym in Gaithersburg. They are a full-service premier health club offering fitness, strength, a nursery, massage, self-defense, aerobics, pilates, personal training, racquetball, and have a pool/spa. Come and discover them!

 

Cutting will occur at  2:15 pm. We hope to see you there!

 

AGENDA
2:00 PM Networking 
2:15 PM Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
2:30 PM Refreshments & Networking & Tours

  

When:
Tuesday, May 02, 2017 2:00 PM thru 03:00 PM
Where:
Lakeforest Sport & Health Club
700 Lakeforest Boulevard
Gaithersburg
Registration:
Free for All business folks. Advance registration requested.

REGISTER NOW!

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

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Thursday, May 04, 2017Biz Networking After Five

Networking Picnic & Cornhole Tourney: YPG Anniversary

Networking Picnic & Cornhole Tourney: YPG Anniversary

You're cordially invited to the 1st Annual "Cornhole Tourney 4 Charity" in conjunction with our Annual Networking Picnic / Young Professional Anniversary Celebration on May 4th.  

 

Day Events:
3:30-5:30 PM Cornhole Tourney
4:00-5:00 PM  Toss Off
5:00-5:30 PM Cornhole Awards
5:30-7:30 PM Networking Picnic / YPG Celebration 

 

Cornhole Tourney:
Double Elimination
Cash Payouts
Soda, Beer & Wine
Networking Picnic ticket
Toss off at 4:00 PM
Two levels of sponsorship

 

About the Event: 
Cheers to Five Years! Five 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. It will be a great day staring with a Cornhole Tournament 4 Charity. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Operation Second Chance. Then it's time to roll up your sleeves and enjoy some delicious Smokey Glen BBQ.

 

Can't Make the Tourney and Want to Come to the Picnic Only.....You Can Do That!
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.

 

The YPG 2017 Title Sponsor is M&T Bank.  

The YPG Picnic Title Sponsor is  MassMutual Greater Washington.

YPG Cornhole Tourney Sponsors:
Quincy CFO, LLC 

 

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 3:30 PM thru 07:30 PM
Where:
Smokey Glen Farm
16407 Riffle Ford Road  
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Registration:

$350 Cornhole Tourney Biz Sponsor; $50 Cornhole Tea, Registration; $30, GGCC Members; $40,Non-Members

Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable

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 x14
lrowles@ggchamber.org

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017Committee Meeting

Events Committee Meeting

GGCC Members Only!

When:
Wednesday, May 10, 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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Thursday, May 11, 2017Special Event

Wine Tasting

Wine Tasting

The GGCC will hold its 14th Annual Wine Tasting at the Kentlands Mansion. Each ticket includes a wine-tasting glass and tastings.

 

The event sponsors include:

  • The City of Gaithersburg
  • Pinky and Pepe’s Grape Escape
  • The Melting Pot Gaithersburg
  • Asia Nine 
  • Firebirds Wood Fired Grill 
  • Nothing Bundt Cakes 
  • Tommy Joe's 
  • Bargain Movers
  • Crown Trophy 
  • The Plamondon Companies 
  • DrinkMore Water 

 

This year’s wine tasting features a guided wine tasting tutorial with five featured wines compliments of Pinky & Pepe of Pinky and Pepe’s Grape Escape. Also attendees will receive a special discount coupon to use that week in the Pinky and Pepe’s Grape Escape Kentlands store.

 

The wine will be paired with delicious food from GGCC Members and fresh strawberries dipped in chocolate will be served compliments of the Melting Pot Gaithersburg. 

 

Cost: Tickets are $35 for GGCC Members & First-Time Visitors; and $65 for Returning Non-Members.


When:
Thursday, May 11, 2017 5:30 PM thru 07:30 PM
Where:
Kentlands Mansion
320 Kent Square Road
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Registration:
Cancellation Policy: 24 hours. No refunds. Payment is due in advance. Thank you.
For More Info:
Laura R.
301.840.1400 x14
lrowles@ggchamber.org

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017Committee Meeting

Economic Development Committee Meeting

GGCC Members Only!

When:
Wednesday, May 17, 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, May 18, 2017Biz Networking Breakfast

Joint Mixer with RCC at the Universities at Shady Grove

Joint Mixer with RCC at the Universities at Shady Grove

Mix, mingle and network with members from the Gaithersburg-Germantown & Rockville Chambers, as you enjoy breakfast treats at this dynamic event. Networking breakfasts promote networking and member visibility by offering attendees the chance to introduce themselves.

 

We will have a brief presentation from USG updating us on the campus and the status of the fourth building that is currently under construction.  


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

 

When:
Thursday, May 18, 2017 7:30 AM thru 09:00 AM
Where:
Universities at Shady Grove
9640 Gudelsky Drive
Rockville 
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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Saturday, May 20, 2017Special Event

Gaithersburg Book Festival

Gaithersburg Book Festival
The Gaithersburg Book Festival is a literary festival in Gaithersburg, Maryland that was modeled after the National Book Festival in Washington DC. Authors of both national and local acclaim address and interact with readers at a free all-day, outdoor event set on the grounds of Gaithersburg’s City Hall. The event has something for everyone covering a wide range of topics including children's books, memoirs, fiction, non-fiction, historical novels, and much more. The festival includes panel discussions on hot topics in the book world and one-on-one conversations between authors and critics and industry insiders.

Free parking and shuttle buses are available from the Shady Grove Metro station and Lakeforest Mall.

Learn more at gaithersburgbookfestival.org.

When:
Saturday, May 20, 2017 10:00 AM thru 06:00 PM
Where:
Grounds of Gaithersburg City Hall
31 S. Summit Avenue
Gaithersburg

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017Seminar

Google Workshop: Set Goals With Analytics

Google Workshop: Set Goals With Analytics

Join us for Set Goals with Google Analytics, an interactive Google workshop presented by GGCC chamber member and Certified Google Partner, Janet Waring of Ironistic. 

This workshops shows you how to understand and measure customer behavior on your site. We show you how to set up measurement goals and use the data to make better business decisions and grow your business online.

  • What do visitors do on your website?
  • What pages do they visit most often?
  • Where do they drop off? (and what you can do to decrease drop offs)
  • How much traffic comes from social channels?
  • What percentage of people view my site on mobile devices vs desktop?
  • Find the answers to these questions and and Much more…


When:
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 10:00 AM thru 12:00 PM
Where:
GGCC
910 Clopper Road
Suite 205N
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Registration:
Free for GGCC Members Only! Limited Space. Please register in advance. Thank you.
For More Info:
Laura R.
301.840.1400
lrowles@ggchamber.org

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