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Tuesday, November 14, 2017Seminar

Glenn Shephard Seminar: Leadership

Glenn Shephard Seminar: Leadership

Glenn Shepard Seminars presents "How to Supervise People and Lead a Team” based on one of his books, How to Manage Problem Employees.

 

This program has been approved for 3.25 (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

 

We have worked out a great deal for you on the tuition. Managers have paid as much as $1,295 to hear Glenn Shepard speak. You, as a member of the Chamber, may attend this event for only $129.

 

About the Seminar: Every manager gets stuck with difficult employees from time to time – employees who gossip, cry at the drop of a hat, bring personal problems to work, challenge authority, miss deadlines and generally make life a burden. The best managers, though, have discovered how to deal with problems like that without missing a beat. And now you can, too, during a short, intensive and (amazingly enough) enjoyable seminar that will show you how to effortlessly defuse tension, derail toxic behavior and defang even the most malicious employees. 

 

You can manage those difficult people effectively, bring them solidly into the team and get them producing the way they should be.

 

Skills taught in the seminar, include:

  • The one strategy you MUST know to fix bad attitudes. Use it and watch problem employees turn into stars.
  • How to keep employees from challenging you with just five perfectly polite but almost magically powerful words.
  • Two simple things that actually motivate people more than money. A plus under any circumstances but a HUGE blessing if your company or organization is on a tight budget. A quick and easy action you can take to end gossip.
  • How to find people who truly WANT to work (as opposed to the all-too-plentiful folks who just want a paycheck.)
  • How to spot red flags on job applications virtually instantly – the kind of signals that fairly scream “don't waste your time interviewing this one.” 
  • Hiring techniques that absolutely slash turnover – letting you avoid unnecessary recruitment and training that costs money and makes you look bad.
  • The most revealing interview questions. Use these when you really need  to know what kind of person you're talking to. 

When:
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 8:30 AM thru 12:00 PM
Where:
VisArts Center
155 Gibbs Street
Rockville
Registration:
$129 GGCC Members / $149 Non-Members
Register online or contact us at info@ggchamber.org to receive the registration form

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017Committee Meeting

Events Committee Meeting

GGCC Members Only!

When:
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 1:27 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, November 15, 2017Committee Meeting

Economic Development Committee Meeting

We have a great line up for November’s meeting, with two topics that will impact the Upcounty.

TOPICS
1. Update on Century Tech Park, Douglas M. Flanagan, Elm Street Development
2. Proposed Functional Master Plan for Montgomery Parks - Christina Sassaki and Brenda Sandberg, M-NCPPC Montgomery Parks

GGCC Members Only!

When:
Wednesday, November 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, November 16, 2017Committee Meeting

Membership Committee Meeting

GGCC Members Only!

When:
Thursday, November 16, 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, November 16, 2017Biz Networking After Five

Mixer: Pinky and Pepe's Grape Escape

Mixer: Pinky and Pepe's Grape Escape

Come join us for the GGCC “Fall Cocktail Reception” as we give THANKS to you our members. This event is sponsored by Pinky & Pepe’s Grape Escape.
 

It is going to be a fantastic night! Regional Director of Sales from Troegs Brewing, Patrick Fridley, will be pouring that evening! Troegs Mad Elf amongst others will be tapped. Troegs will be tapping Mad Elf, Chocolate Nitro Stout & Dreamweaver, they will also be combining these to make Mad Dreams and Chocolate ELFs. And Il Porto will be catering the event. This is going to be A-MA-ZING!

Toys for Tots Drive: Please help support Toys for Tots!! The primary goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens. The U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted. We appreciate your support & kindness of this endeavor.

 

Holiday Shopping Bonus!! Any purchase this evening - "to go" will be 15% off. Mark some folks off those lists tonight.

  

  

When:
Thursday, November 16, 2017 5:30 PM thru 07:30 PM
Where:
Pinky and Pepe's Grape Escape
223 Kentlands Blvd.
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Registration:

Cost: Free for GGCC Members & First-Time Non-Members with a suggested donation of a "new / unwrapped" toy donation to Toys for Tots!" toy donation to Toys for Tots.

Returning Non-Members pay $40.

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

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Thursday, November 23, 2017GGCC Office Closed

Chamber Office Closed

Chamber Office Closed

On behalf of the staff at the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber, we're wishing you a bountiful of blessings this holiday season. We would like to wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving!

 

HOLIDAY HOURS:
We will be closed on Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24 for the holiday weekend.


When:
Thursday, November 23, 2017 9:00 AM thru 05:00 PM

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Friday, November 24, 2017GGCC Office Closed

Chamber Office Closed

Chamber Office Closed

On behalf of the staff at the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber, we're wishing you a bountiful of blessings this holiday season. We would like to wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving!

 

HOLIDAY HOURS:
We will be closed on Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24 for the holiday weekend.


When:
Friday, November 24, 2017 9:00 AM thru 05:00 PM

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Saturday, November 25, 2017Special Event

Small Business Saturday! 2017

Small Business Saturday! 2017
Small Business Saturday®: one of the biggest days of the year for your local small businesses! In 2010, American Express founded Small Business Saturday to help business owners with their most pressing need - getting more customers. Four years later, the day continues to rally shoppers nationwide to support local small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.

The GGCC is proud to support Small Business Saturday® and encourages you to "shop small, shop local"!

Support GGCC Members! To see a complete listing of our members, visit our GGCC membership directory at: http://cca.ggchamber.org/businesssearch.aspx.

Learn more about Small Business Saturday®: ShopSmall.com/About.

When:
Saturday, November 25, 2017 9:00 AM thru 09:00 PM

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017Seminar

Google Workshop: Grow Your Business Online

Google Workshop: Grow Your Business Online

We are delighted to have GGCC Member Ironistic, a Google partner with us. Ironistic will conduct a Google “Grow Your Business Online" presentation, 

Special thanks to the venuw sponsor the Hampton Inn & Suites for hosting us!  


When:
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 10:00 AM thru 12:00 PM
Where:
Hampton Inn & Suites - Washington, DC North - G'burg
960 N. Frederick Avenue
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
Registration:
Free for GGCC Members Only! Limited Space. Please register in advance. Thank you.

REGISTER NOW!

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

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Thursday, December 07, 2017Special Event

Gala Celebration & Awards Dinner

Gala Celebration & Awards Dinner

Join us at our biggest bash of the year the "Annual Celebration Dinner and Awards Ceremony - Celebrating 68 Years!" This event is a celebration of business in the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber, and serves as the Chamber's largest fundraiser, helping us continue our mission of strengthening businesses and the economic environment for those who work, live and do business in our community.

Join the Chamber as we celebrate the with a delicious three-course dinner, music, and more. In addition to enjoying food, drink, and music, attendees will have the opportunity to bid on outstanding auction items perfect for kicking off 2018. 

Don't miss your chance to enjoy an evening with the GGCC's movers and shakers at the Chamber's Best Night Out! 
 
The evening events include:

  • The installation of the 2018 Board of Directors
  • Silent auction
  • Dinner
  • Music
  • Presentation of the Annual “You Made a Difference Award”
  • Announcement of the “11th Annual Small Business of the Year” award
  • Announcement of the "5th Annual Young Professional of the Year” award
  • The awarding of the Montgomery College Scholarships funded by GGCC Businesses to Montgomery College students
  • And More! 

 

Get maximum exposure for your business by sponsoring this event. Sponsorship opportunities at info@ggchamber.org.


When:
Thursday, December 07, 2017 6:00 PM thru 10:00 PM
Where:
Hilton Washington DC North/Gaithersburg
620 Perry Parkway
Gaithersburg
Registration:
Cancellation Policy: Payment is expected if reservation is not cancelled within 72 hours of the event. Thank you.

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

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017Biz Networking After Five

Young Professional Group Happy Hour

Young Professional Group Happy Hour

Come join us for our Holiday Young Professional Happy Hour at Tommy Joe's and discover how you can further your career and strengthen your professional image!

 

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.

 

Each December, the proceeds from this event supports one of the Chamber's non-profit members. This year we are supporting Family Services, Inc. Their Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services division provides support and treatment to optimize a person’s emotional, psychological and somatic well-being. Family Services is a leading resource for comprehensive treatment for individuals, youth and families, including those living with serious mental illness, substance abuse and co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse disorders. They provide a full range of community-based mental health services that are flexible and individualized to support your needs as well as outpatient substance abuse services. Their highly trained and experienced staff are dedicated to providing responsive, culturally competent services in the most supportive, safe and nurturing environment.  Thank you in advance for your support.

 

Appetizers sponsored by Tommy Joe's. Cash bar. Advance registration is required please.

 

Cost: $10 - Donation to Family Services, Inc. - for YPG Members and for Future Members. 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:
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 4:30 PM thru 06:00 PM
Where:

Tommy Joe's

311 Kentlands Blvd.

Gaithersburg, MD 20878

Registration:

GGCC MEMBERS: $10
NON-MEMBERS: $10

Ages 21-40 Only Please

REGISTER NOW!

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

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017Committee Meeting

SOHO Meeting

SOHO Meeting

"SOHO" is for GGCC Members who own and operate a "Small Office - Home Office". If you are a Member who works from home or in a very small office, please feel free to join us at the monthly “SOHO” Meeting.

 

Members - categorized as SOHO businesses - will provide support to one another. This is your business solutions roundtable! An opportunity to reach out to other like-minded SOHO business owners to share, grow, strengthen and expand your resources; all while "increasing the value of your business". Hope to see you there.


When:
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 9:00 AM thru 10:00 AM
Where:
GGCC Office
910 Clopper Road
Suite 205 N
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Registration:
GGCC Members Only

REGISTER NOW!

For More Info:
Chelsea Selby
301.840.1400 x17
cselby@ggchamber.org

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017Biz Networking After Five

Chamber Holiday Open House

Chamber Holiday Open House

It's MERRY GGCC! Join us at the last event of 2017; make it count!

 

Enjoy good food, great networking and brighten the holidays with the GGCC!

 

Thank You Sponsors:  

          

When:
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 5:00 PM thru 07:00 PM
Where:
GGCC
910 Clopper Road
Suite 205N (North Building)
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Registration:
GGCC MEMBERS ONLY: FREE (incl. in membership)

REGISTER NOW!

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

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Monday, December 25, 2017GGCC Office Closed

Chamber Office Closed

Chamber Office Closed

On behalf of the staff at the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber, we're wishing you a joyous holiday season. We would like to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year!

 

HOLIDAY HOURS:
We will be closed on Monday, December 25 through Monday, January 1, 2018. We will re-open on Tuesday, January 2 at 9:00 AM. Enjoy your holidays! 


When:
Monday, December 25, 2017 9:00 AM thru 05:00 PM

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Tuesday, December 26, 2017GGCC Office Closed

Chamber Office Closed

Chamber Office Closed

Seasons Greetings from the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber.

 

HOLIDAY HOURS:
We will be closed on Monday, December 25 through Monday, January 1, 2018. We will re-open on Tuesday, January 2 at 9:00 AM. Enjoy your holidays! 


When:
Tuesday, December 26, 2017 9:00 AM thru 05:00 PM

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Wednesday, December 27, 2017GGCC Office Closed

Chamber Office Closed

Chamber Office Closed

Seasons Greetings from the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber.

 

HOLIDAY HOURS:
We will be closed on Monday, December 25 through Monday, January 1, 2018. We will re-open on Tuesday, January 2 at 9:00 AM. Enjoy your holidays! 


When:
Wednesday, December 27, 2017 9:00 AM thru 05:00 PM

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Thursday, December 28, 2017GGCC Office Closed

Chamber Office Closed

Chamber Office Closed

Seasons Greetings from the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber.

 

HOLIDAY HOURS:
We will be closed on Monday, December 25 through Monday, January 1, 2018. We will re-open on Tuesday, January 2 at 9:00 AM. Enjoy your holidays! 


When:
Thursday, December 28, 2017 9:00 AM thru 05:00 PM

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Friday, December 29, 2017GGCC Office Closed

Chamber Office Closed

Chamber Office Closed

Seasons Greetings from the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber.

 

HOLIDAY HOURS:
We will be closed on Monday, December 25 through Monday, January 1, 2018. We will re-open on Tuesday, January 2 at 9:00 AM. Enjoy your holidays! 


When:
Friday, December 29, 2017 9:00 AM thru 05:00 PM

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Monday, January 01, 2018GGCC Office Closed

Chamber Office Closed

Chamber Office Closed

Hope you achieve height of success for your business in the coming New Year. On behalf of the staff at the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber, we're sending our best wishes to you. Happy New Year!!

 

HOLIDAY HOURS:
We will be closed on Monday, December 25 through Monday, January 1, 2018. We will re-open on Tuesday, January 2 at 9:00 AM. Enjoy your holidays! 


When:
Monday, January 01, 2018 9:00 AM

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Tuesday, January 02, 2018GGCC Office Closed

Chamber Office Closed

Chamber Office Closed

Seasons Greetings from the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber.

 

HOLIDAY HOURS:
We will be closed on Monday, December 25 through Monday, January 1, 2018. We will re-open on Tuesday, January 2 at 9:00 AM. Enjoy your holidays! 


When:
Tuesday, January 02, 2018 9:00 AM thru 05:00 PM

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