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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.  

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

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Wednesday, July 31, 2019Seminar

The Hiring Process…And After!

The Hiring Process…And After!
Whether you are hiring your first or your fiftieth employee, hiring anyone is an involved and arduous process. Picking the right person can determine the successful growth of your company. So, are you unsure of where to begin? Or do you have a Human Resources Department to protect your employees and your company? If not, join Nicole Orisme, PHR, SHRM-CP, President and CEO of NLH Contracting: Consulting and Recruiting as she discusses the employment process for small businesses. NLH Contracting consults small businesses on how improve their back-end operations to facilitate business growth.

Fee: $30
Register: https://mdsbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/15521

When:
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 10:00 AM thru 12:00 PM
Where:
Business Connect
Upcounty Regional Services Center
12900 Middlebrook Road
Germantown MD 20874

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Tuesday, August 06, 2019Ribbon Cutting

Ribbon Cutting: Zen Leaf

Ribbon Cutting: Zen Leaf

You are invited to the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of Zen Leaf Dispensary.

Join the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Members & come support them! Cutting will occur at 10:00 AM. 


When:
Tuesday, August 06, 2019 9:45 AM thru 10:45 AM
Where:
Zen Leaf Dispensary
13007 Wisteria Drive
Unit 28-29
Germantown
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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Wednesday, August 07, 2019Biz Networking Breakfast

Morning Mixer: Holiday Inn Express

Morning Mixer: Holiday Inn Express

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 Holiday Inn Express & Suites.

 

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

 

When:
Wednesday, August 07, 2019 7:30 AM thru 09:00 AM
Where:
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
20260 Goldenrod Lane
Germantown, MD 20876
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, August 14, 2019Seminar

Making the Most of Your Marketing Toolkit

Making the Most of Your Marketing Toolkit
Explore how to utilize a combination of marketing tools and technologies to save money and effectively communicate your brand message. Whether you're utilizing 3D, video, digital or print - how do you make the most of the tools you have? How do you ensure consistency without becoming stagnant? Learn how to develop a cohesive campaign while leveraging a wide variety of tools.

Cost: $30
Register: https://www.trumba.com/calendars/DED_events#/?i=3

When:
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 10:00 AM thru 12:00 PM
Where:
Business Connect
Upcounty Regional Services Center
12900 Middlebrook Road
Germantown, MD 20874

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019Biz Networking After Five

Joint Mixer with Frederick & Poolesville

Joint Mixer with Frederick & Poolesville
The Gaithersburg-Germantown, Frederick County & Poolesville Chambers are joining forces to bring its members together for an “Evening of Networking” at Madison Fields. Meet and greet our neighbors from the north while enjoying great food, drinks & networking too. Advance registration is required. See you there!

When:
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 5:00 PM thru 07:00 PM
Where:
Madison Fields
21355 Big Woods Road
Dickerson, MD 20842
Registration:
Free for Gaithersburg-Germantown, Frederick & Poolesville Chamber Members Only
 

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

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Wednesday, August 21, 2019Biz Networking After Five

8th Annual Mini-Golf Event

Join us, the City of Gaithersburg, Jimmy John's and Grossberg Company, LLP for our 7th Annual Miniature Golf Night!

 

Come join in the fun as you play 18-holes of miniature golf on the City’s beautifully landscaped course located in a park setting, all while enjoying some delicious appetizers compliments of Jimmy John's and beer & wine compliments of Grossberg Company. You won’t want to miss this excitement and unique networking opportunity. See you on the course.

 

SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE: While you’re out school shopping, please pick-up some extra binders, highlighters, markers, pencils, glue sticks, folders, scissors, crayons, earbuds for Chromebook’s, tape, pencils, white card stock, construction paper, post it notes, hand sanitizer, and other school supplies to help support the Gaithersburg Educational Enrichment Committee Fall 2019 Great School Drive. We request you bring your donations to the Community Services table on August 22 at the mini-golf event. Thank you in advance for your support of the students & teachers in our community.

  

When:
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 5:30 PM thru 07:30 PM
Where:
Activity Center at Bohrer Park
506 S Frederick 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 x14
lrowles@ggchamber.org

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Wednesday, August 28, 2019Seminar

What it Takes to be Googlicious

What it Takes to be Googlicious
How well do you know and understand Google Analytics?

Most small businesses use a variety of different marketing techniques, and it’s important to take the time to measure how successful these programs are. When it comes to your online marketing efforts, Google Analytics is a powerful took that can provide you with mountains of data. Yet, all the data in the world will not help if you don’t know how to use in.

Learn how to approach Google Analytics to understand how effective your marketing efforts are, and how to create more conversions online. This session will cover:
· An overview of Google Analytics
· Asking the right questions to hone in on the data you need
· Creating KPIs (key performance indicators) for each campaign
· Steps toward improving your performance and increasing your customer conversion rate.

Presented by Ed Samuels of Auxilium Technology.

When:
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 10:00 AM thru 11:30 AM
Where:
GGCC Office
910 Clopper Road
Suite 205 N (North Building)
Gaithersburg
Registration:
Free. GGCC Members Only

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

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Wednesday, August 28, 2019Ribbon Cutting

Ribbon Cutting: Quince Orchard Dental Care

Ribbon Cutting: Quince Orchard Dental Care

You are invited to the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of Quince Orchard Dental Care.

Join the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Members & come support them! Cutting will occur at 5:45 PM.


When:
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 5:30 PM thru 06:30 PM
Where:
Quince Orchard Dental Care
849 Quince Orchard Boulevard
Suite H
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
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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Wednesday, September 04, 2019Biz Networking After Five

YPG: Regional Young Professional Group Happy Hour

YPG: Regional Young Professional Group Happy Hour

Regional Young Professional Group Happy Hour: “Don’t Strike Out on this Networking Opportunity”

 

LET'S SAY GOODBYE TO SUMMER...AND HELLO TO FALL! 

 

Meet us on September 4th at Lucky Strike in Bethesda to socialize and connect with Young Professionals in Montgomery County and surrounding areas. The Young Professional Groups from the Gaithersburg-Germantown, the Rockville, the Greater Bethesda, and the Greater Silver Spring Chambers of Commerce, along with Leadership Montgomery's Emerging Leaders  cordially invite you to meet and mingle, enjoy appetizers and drinks, and experience Lucky Strike Entertainment’s critically acclaimed gastropub bowling alley concept.

 

Join us for an evening of networking to further your career, strengthen your professional image, or just meet fellow young professionals!

 

Event Happenings:
· Where: Lucky Strike, 7101 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda, MD 20817
· Time: 5:00-7:00 pm
· ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED BY AUGUST 28.
· Appetizers will be served compliments of / sponsored by Lucky Strike
· Cash Bar

 

Please register in advance by August 31 at: http://bit.ly/2EDwP11 Password: youngpros


When:
Wednesday, September 04, 2019 5:00 PM thru 07:00 PM
Where:
Lucky Strike
7101 Democracy Blvd.
Bethesda, MD 20817
Registration:

Please register in advance by August 31 at: http://bit.ly/2EDwP11 Password: youngpros

GGCC Members Only

Cash Bar

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

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Wednesday, September 11, 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, September 11, 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, September 11, 2019Committee Meeting

Events Committee Meeting

All Chamber Members Welcome

When:
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 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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Friday, September 13, 2019Special Event

GOLF 2019

GOLF 2019

Grow Your Business & Play Golf at the Same Time! The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber's Annual Business Golf Classic will be held on Friday, September 13 at Worthington Manor Golf Club with a 9:30 AM shotgun.

 

This tournament is intended to offer enjoyable golf and the opportunity to network. Meet business owners, representatives and supporters of business as you complete your round. Incredible prizes, golf contests, mini massages compliments of Hand & Stone Gaithersburg, food and drinks await you on this unique golf experience. 

 

Sponsorships are now available and golfers are wanted. A Portion of the proceeds supports the Montgomery College Scholarship Fund.

 

Tournament Schedule:
Driving Range Open: 8:00 am
Registration Begins: 8:00 am
Massages: 8:00 am
Lunch: 11:30 am
Putt*A*Rama: 9:15 am
Shotgun Start: 9:30 am|
Award Reception: 4:00 pm

 

Tournament Features:

  • Scramble Scoring
  • Beat The Pro
  • Hole In One Contest
  • Closest to the Pin
  • Longest Drive
  • Raffle
  • 50/50
  • Mulligans & Tee Busters for Sale 
  • And more..........

 

 

Add Your Name Here!  

Tournament Sponsor
Hughes Network Systems, LLC
Shady Grove Medical Center
 

Golfer Gift
DeLeon & Stang, CPAs & Advisors
Therrien Waddell, Inc.  

 

Lunch Sponsor
DANAC, LLC
Morgan-Keller Construction
Scheer Partners, Inc.


Putt-A-Rama
Therrien Waddell, Inc.  


When:
Friday, September 13, 2019 8:00 AM thru 04:00 PM
Where:
Worthington Manor
8329 Fingerboard Road
Urbana, MD 21704
Registration:
Cancellation Policy: Golfers & Payments are due by August 31, 2019. No refunds will be given after this date. In the event a player must cancel from the event after their card has been charged, a cancellation fee of $25 will be deducted from the total amount as a credit card administration fee. Players that cancel with less than one week to the event will not be granted a refund of any amount. Thank you.

REGISTER NOW!

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

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019Committee Meeting

Economic Development Committee Meeting

All Chamber Members Welcome

When:
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 8:30 AM
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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Wednesday, September 18, 2019Seminar

Office of Procurement Open House

Office of Procurement Open House
Meet with Procurement staff to learn about the different procurement vehicles (IFB, RFP, Bridge etc.), how to do business with Montgomery County, upcoming procurement opportunities and preference/compliance programs such as Minority Female Disabled (MFD), Local Small Business Reserve (LSBRP), Living Wage and the Prevailing Wage Programs.

• Montgomery County procurement staff will assist you to register in the County’s vendor database
• Find out about important updates on the state’s e-Maryland Marketplace migration to the eMaryland Marketplace Advantage (eMMA)

Details | Register: http://bit.ly/2JUJQFi

When:
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 10:00 AM thru 11:00 AM
Where:
Montgomery County Office of Procurement
255 Rockville Pike
Suite 180
Rockville, MD 20850

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Thursday, September 19, 2019Committee Meeting

Membership Committee Meeting

All Chamber Members Welcome

When:
Thursday, September 19, 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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