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Friday, June 14, 2019Orientation Session

New Member Orientation

New Member Orientation

Make your membership work for you. Get the most out of our Partnership!


Learn how to maximize your Chamber membership and the benefits of the GGCC. Learn what the Chamber can do for you, how to get involved, meet the team, meet other new member partners, learn about programming & events, ways to volunteer and so much more! Come and discover the best way to get a return on investment.

All members are welcome, now matter how long ago you joined.
 

Advance registration is requested. Thank you.


When:
Friday, June 14, 2019 8:30 AM thru 10:00 AM
Where:
Homewood Suites
805 Russell Avenue
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
Registration:
GGCC Members Only Please  
For More Info:
Chelsea Selby
301.840.1400
cselby@ggchamber.org

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Friday, June 14, 2019Committee Meeting

Golf Committee Meeting

Golf Committee Meeting
Help us plan the Annual Business Golf Classic! Each September, nearly 100 decision makers and business professionals enjoy a day away from the office by participating in the GGCC's Annual Business Golf Classic. This day of networking and competitive fun is a much anticipated event each year. You don't need to golf to be a part of this fabulous committee. If you enjoy planning special events, helping to secure sponsors, door prizes and becoming involved in the marketing and promotion of the event - then join us. We hope you will join us in planning this terrific outing and we will see you in September as a sponsor and /or player and be a part of this year’s Business Golf Classic. GGCC Members Only.

This meeting is via conference call. Interested in joining the committee? Contact Laura @ lrowles@ggchamber.org.

When:
Friday, June 14, 2019 11:00 AM thru 11:30 AM
Where:
Conference Call
Registration:
For More Info:
Laura R.
301.840.1400 x14
lrowles@ggchamber.org

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019Committee Meeting

Economic Development Committee Meeting

All Chamber Members Welcome

When:
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 8:30 AM
Where:

TOPIC: CITY OF GAITHERSBURG - ECONOMIC UPDATE

SPEAKER: Tom Lonergan, Economic Development Director

There are lots of exciting projects coming up in Gaithersburg. This is always a great session to get the full scoop on new opportunities in the City.

 

Montgomery College Germantown Campus Paul Peck Building

20271 Goldenrod Lane Room 105

Germantown, MD  

IMPORTANT PARKING INFORMATION MUST HAVE PARKING PERMIT - Please contact the Chamber for pass. 

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. 

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

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019Biz Networking After Five

5th Annual Explore Downtown Crown

5th Annual Explore Downtown Crown

More than a dozen restaurants make Downtown Crown a great dining destination, including GGCC Members: Asia Nine, Old Town Pour House, Paladar Latin Kitchen and Rum Bar, and Ted's Montana Grill. We invite you to come & discover Downtown Crown and explore the above restaurants and Downtown Crown Wine & Beer at our fifth annual "Explore Downtown Crown", our version of a “bar crawl” on June 19. Rain or Shine. Thank you to our promotional partner RPAI. 

 

This event is guaranteed to be a FUN FOR ALL!

 

EVENT DETAILS:

  • The evening begins with registration & a free Beer at Downtown Crown Wine & Beer (Stop #1)
  • RPAI will be distributing a promotional item to the first (50) attendees. (Stop #1)
  • At designated times, we proceed to Stops 2-5.
  • At each restaurant, you will receive a complimentary appetizer.
  • Cash bar | Drink Specials at Stops #2 - #5. 


Note: Please drink responsibly. Use Uber or take a taxi. Numbers will be provided.

 

THE MENU:

#1: DOWNTOWN CROWN WINE & BEER (THIS IS THE FIRST STOP - GO HERE FIRST!)
Drink Special: One FREE Beer - Light Summer Pilsner
Time: 4-4:40 PM

 

#2: PALADAR (Meet out on the back patio)
Appetizer: Cheese Bread & Lamb Meatballs
Drink Special: $5 Margaritas, traditional & flavored
Time: 4:45-5:15 PM

 

#3: ASIA NINE (Meet in the bar)
Appetizer: Fried wonton, Gyoza, & assorted sushi
Drink Special: $5 Draft Beer & One-Night in Bangkok cocktail
Time: 5:20-5:50 PM

 

#4: OLD TOWN POUR HOUSE (Meet in the bar) 
Appetizer: Buffalo Chicken Dip, Flatbread, & Pretzels with their signature cheese sauce
Drink Special: $5 Bottlenectar, Flying Dog Under Dog, Union Anthem, & Dogfish Seaquench
Time: 6:00-6:25 PM

 

#5: TED'S MONTANA GRILL (Meet on the patio) 
Appetizer: Bison Burgers
Drink Special: Happy Hour Pricing All Night!
Time: 6:30-7:00 PM

  

When:
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 4:00 PM thru 07:00 PM
Where:
Downtown Crown
303 Copley Place
Gaithersburg, MD
Registration:

Cost: $15 for GGCC Members & First-Time Non-Members. Returning Non-Members: $30

Cancellation Policy: 60 hours. No refunds. Payment is due in advance. Thank you. 

REGISTER NOW!

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

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Thursday, June 20, 2019Committee Meeting

Membership Committee Meeting

All Chamber Members Welcome

When:
Thursday, June 20, 2019 8:00 AM
Where:
GGCC Office
910 Clopper Road
Suite 205 N
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
For More Info:
301.840.1400 x17

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019Biz Networking Lunch

Chamber Lunch: Asbury BBQ Picnic

Chamber Lunch: Asbury BBQ Picnic

You’re invited to a BBQ business lunch with event sponsors: Asbury Methodist Village, BrightView & Sodexo. This lunch is not like any other you have been to. There will be networking (OF COURSE), a BBQ, tours of Asbury and an opportunity to play bocce ball, shuffleboard, croquet and/or horseshoes.

 

This will be a fun, interactive networking event you won’t want to miss!! The event will be held rain or shine.

 

Please enter Asbury using the Odendhal Avenue entrance. The event will take place on the lawn behind the Hefner Community Center. The event will be held inside Hefner Community Center in case of rain. Special event signs will guide you to the location once you have entered the campus.

 

Registration: Event Cost: Members: $20.00 / Non-Members $40.00 .Advance registration required by June 20


When:
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 11:30 AM thru 01:00 PM
Where:

Asbury Methodist Village / Hefner Community Center
417 Russell Avenue

Enter through Gatehouse
301 Odendhal Avenue
Gaithersburg, MD 20877

Registration:

Event Cost: Members: $20.00 / Non-Members $40.00

No refund policy if cancellation is made within 48 hours of the event.

Advance registration required by June 20

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

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019Seminar

Marketing That Never Sleeps! Mastering Digital & Social Medi

Marketing That Never Sleeps! Mastering Digital & Social Media

 

Small businesses face a never-ending to-do list when it comes to launching a new product or company. Unfortunately, the task of developing a marketing strategy often falls to the bottom of the list. After all - you can't begin marketing until the product or company is launched, right? Wrong. Join the innovators at HighRock Group to learn a few practical marketing strategies you can implement right away for your next startup.

 

Register: https://mdsbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/15513


When:
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 10:00 AM thru 11:00 AM
Where:
Business Connect
Upcounty Regional Services Center
12900 Middlebrook Road
Germantown, MD 20874

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Saturday, June 29, 2019Special Event

SummerFest

SummerFest
City of Gaithersburg’s lively street festival, with multiple stages of live music, great food, and plenty of activities for kids, and now we’re keeping the fun going by capping off the evening with spectacular fireworks and an illuminating SummerGlo After Party.

When:
Saturday, June 29, 2019 5:00 PM thru 11:30 PM
Where:
Bohrer Park at Summitt Hall Farm
506 South Frederick Avenue
Gaithersburg, MD 20877

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Monday, July 01, 2019Ribbon Cutting

Ribbon Cutting: Dave & Buster's

Ribbon Cutting: Dave & Buster's

You are invited to the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of Dave & Buster's RIO.

Join the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Members & come support them! Cutting will occur at 9:30 AM. 


When:
Monday, July 01, 2019 9:15 AM thru 10:15 AM
Where:
Dave & Buster’s
9811 Washingtonian Blvd.
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
Registration:
Free and open to the public. Advanced registration is appreciated.

REGISTER NOW!

For More Info:
Laura Rowles
301-840-1400
lrowles@ggchamber.org

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Thursday, July 04, 2019GGCC Office Closed

Chamber Office Closed

Chamber Office Closed

When:
Thursday, July 04, 2019 9:00 AM thru 05:00 PM

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Thursday, July 04, 2019Special Event

"Germantown Glory" Fireworks

"Germantown Glory" Fireworks
Join Montgomery County Recreation's celebration of Independence Day.

The festivities kick off at 7 p.m. with live entertainment. Food vendor will be on-site. Free parking available on site.

Fireworks are scheduled for 9:15 p.m. Time is approximate and may change due to weather. Rain date for fireworks only is July 5.

When:
Thursday, July 04, 2019 7:00 PM thru 09:45 PM
Where:
SoccerPlex in the South Germantown Recreational Park
18041 Central Park Circle
Boyds

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Friday, July 05, 2019GGCC Office Closed

Chamber Office Closed

Chamber Office Closed

When:
Friday, July 05, 2019 9:00 AM thru 05:00 PM

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Tuesday, July 09, 2019Biz Networking After Five

YPG Group Social

YPG Group Social

We are true professionals working together to help each other grow and become the best version of ourselves.

 

Our Young Professionals Group has a variety of events to help you network and grow professionally. But our YPG Socials are fun & recreational events - no fuss, no formalities, no name tags - giving us a chance to bond and enjoy one another's company.

 

Our social outing is taking us Needwood Golf Course. MCG Golf will have instructors on site to give some quick lessons / pointers and games on the green. We will meet there at 4:30 PM. Cash bar. Complimentary appetizers provided by MCG Golf. 

 

Advance registration is required.  


When:
Tuesday, July 09, 2019 4:30 PM thru 06:00 PM
Where:
Needwood Golf Course
6724 Needwood Road, Derwood
 
Registration:

GGCC MEMBERS: FREE (incl. in membership)
FIRST-TIME NON-MEMBERS: FREE
RETURNING 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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Wednesday, July 10, 2019Committee Meeting

SOHO

SOHO
"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, July 10, 2019 9:00 AM thru 10:00 AM
Where:
Launch Workplaces
9841 Washingtonian Blvd Suite 200
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
For More Info:
Chelsea Selby
301.840.1400 x17
cselby@ggchamber.org

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019Committee Meeting

Events Committee Meeting

CANCELLED

When:
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 12:00 PM
Where:
CANCELLED
For More Info:
301.840.1400 x14

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Thursday, July 11, 2019Committee Meeting

Economic Development Committee Meeting

SPECIAL DATE AND TIME!

TOPIC: I-270 MONORAIL - Could this be the solution we've been waiting for? 

SPEAKER: Bob Eisinger, Principal, Promark Partners Come and learn about the proposed Monorail along I-270.

This could be a possible solution to our traffic woes.

 

All Chamber Members Welcome


When:
Thursday, July 11, 2019 4:00 PM thru 05:00 PM
Where:

Montgomery College Germantown Campus Paul Peck Building

20271 Goldenrod Lane Room 105

Germantown, MD  

IMPORTANT PARKING INFORMATION MUST HAVE PARKING PERMIT - Please contact the Chamber for pass. 

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. 

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

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Friday, July 12, 2019Special Event

Public Safety Awards

Public Safety Awards

The GGCC will honor local heroes from Public Safety personnel of the Upcounty for their courageous, life-saving actions at the 24th Annual Public Safety Awards Breakfast.

 

We invite you to this time-honored tradition as we recognize the heroic deeds of our local law enforcement and fire-rescue workers at our Annual Public Safety Awards Breakfast on Friday, July 12 at 7:30am at the Montgomery County Agricultural Center, Inc., 16 Chestnut Street, Gaithersburg.

 

These men and women go above and beyond the call of duty to serve our local community and we want them to know we appreciate them and their hard work.

 

SPONSORS * THANK YOU
TITLE
Paul Davis Restoration and Remodeling


OFFICIAL GIFT SPONSORS 
Corner Bakery Cafe RIO
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Washington Spirit 


SHINING SILVER SPONSOR
Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center
Hughes Network Systems
M & T Bank
Rehab 2 Perform
SkyPoint Federal Credit Union
Therrien Waddell, Inc.
 
TABLE
Asbury Methodist Village
City of Gaithersburg
Gaithersburg Police Foundation
Holy Cross Health
Hughes Network Systems
Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus 
Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chartered
Rodgers Consulting, Inc.

 

PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICIAL SPONSOR 
Anita Anderson
Cartridge on Wheels
Montgomery College Germantown Campus
RealPage, Inc.
 

OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHY
Photo Loaf

  

When:
Friday, July 12, 2019 7:30 AM thru 10:00 AM
Where:
Montgomery County Agricultural Center, Inc.
16 Chestnut Street
Heritage Building
Gaithersburg
Registration:
$40 Members & Guests (Early Bird $30 until May 24) | $60 Non-Members | $550 Shining Silver Sponsor | $300 Table Sponsor

REGISTER NOW!

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

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Wednesday, July 17, 2019Biz Networking After Five

After Five Mixer: iFLY

After Five Mixer: iFLY

JOIN US for what will be a memorable experience, full of wonderful food, drinks, good friends, good times and of course FANTASTIC networking. IFLY indoor skydiving is the simulation of true freefall conditions in a vertical wind tunnel. It’s where the dream of flight becomes a reality.

 

Can you fly at this mixer? Yes, iFLY is offering a reduced rate from $79 per flyer to $68. This special would include 2 flights each at 60 seconds per flight; all flight gear; pre and post flight briefings; 1 photo; 1 video per flyer and a complimentary High Flight ($10 value). Please note, due to July being their peak season, they need to cap the ‘flyer’ count at 12 flyers. No cap on networking attendees. They have plenty of space for spectators. Flyers must register by July 5th.

 

Business Network After Five Schedule

5:30: Check in, Networking

6:00: Introductions, and Announcements

6:30: Flight Reservation Time

7:00: Fly

7:30: Finish / Network

  

When:
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 5:30 PM thru 07:30 PM
Where:
iFLY Indoor Skydiving
9400 Gaither Road
Gaithersburg
Registration:

GGCC MEMBERS: FREE (incl. in membership) NON-MEMBERS: FREE for First-Time Non-Members. Returning Non-Members pay $40. Cancellation Policy: Payment is expected if reservation is not cancelled within 24 hours of the event. Thank you.

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

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Thursday, July 18, 2019Committee Meeting

Membership Committee Meeting

All Chamber Members Welcome

When:
Thursday, July 18, 2019 8:00 AM
Where:
GGCC Office
910 Clopper Road
Suite 205 N
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
For More Info:
301.840.1400 x17

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Wednesday, July 24, 2019Biz Networking Lunch

Chamber Lunch: Barking Mad Cafe

Chamber Lunch: Barking Mad Cafe

 

Please join us for lunch at Barking Mad Café. They are a premium independent coffee cafe & farm-to-table restaurant. You are going to have a fabulous lunch. Thank you to our event sponsor.

 

Don’t miss this opportunity to network and expand your business! Our target is the professional DMV community interested in expanding business opportunities, share leads and discuss current trends that will help you succeed and stay on top of your industry. Bring your elevator speech, your business cards, a smile and a desire to make the most out of our time together. Please share this event with your connections, clients, prospects, associates and friends.

 

Join us for lunch, advance registration required.

 

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


When:
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 11:30 AM thru 01:00 PM
Where:

Barking Mad Café
239 Spectrum Avenue
Gaithersburg, MD 20879 

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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