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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 12:15 PM.


When:
Tuesday, August 06, 2019 12:00 PM thru 01:00 PM
Where:
Zen Leaf Dispensary
13007 Wisteria Drive
Unit 28-29
Germantown
Registration:
Free and open to the public. Advanced registration is appreciated.
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 August 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.

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

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Thursday, August 15, 2019Ribbon Cutting

Ribbon Cutting: Tribute at Black Hill

Ribbon Cutting: Tribute at Black Hill

You are invited to the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of the Tribute at Black Hill Welcome Center. Join the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Members & come support them! Cutting will occur at 4:15 PM. Hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine and drinks will be served.


When:
Thursday, August 15, 2019 4:00 PM thru 06:00 PM
Where:
Tribute at Black Hill
19728 Germantown Road
Germantown, MD 20874
Registration:
Free and open to the public. Advanced registration is appreciated.
For More Info:
Laura Rowles
301-840-1400
lrowles@ggchamber.org

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Wednesday, August 21, 2019Biz Networking After Five

8th Annual Mini-Golf Event - Indoor Games and Activities

8th Annual Mini-Golf Event - Indoor Games and Activities

CHANGE OF PLAN - COME ON IN TO BOHRER PARK FOR INDOOR FESTIVITIES! Come inside to Activity Room B!!

ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSED - WALK INS WELCOME

Join us, the City of Gaithersburg, Jimmy John's and Grossberg Company, LLP for our 8th 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 21 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.
For More Info:
Laura R.
301.840.1400 x14
lrowles@ggchamber.org

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Thursday, August 22, 2019Ribbon Cutting

Ribbon Cutting: Silver Diner

Ribbon Cutting: Silver Diner

You are invited to the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of Silver Diner. Join the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Members & come support them! Cutting will occur at 3:45 PM.


When:
Thursday, August 22, 2019 3:30 PM thru 04:30 PM
Where:
Silver Diner
9811 Washingtonian Blvd. Ste L10
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Registration:
Free and open to the public. Advanced registration is appreciated.

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

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Tuesday, August 27, 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:
Tuesday, August 27, 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, 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
For More Info:
Laura R.
301.840.1400
lrowles@ggchamber.org

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Monday, September 02, 2019GGCC Office Closed

Chamber Office Closed

Chamber Office Closed

On behalf of the staff at the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber, we're wishing you a Happy Labor Day. We will reopen at 9:00 AM on September 3.

 


When:
Monday, September 02, 2019 9:00 AM thru 05:00 PM

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Monday, September 02, 2019Special Event

Labor Day Parade

Labor Day Parade
The ever-popular Gaithersburg Labor Day Parade returns to the streets of Olde Towne. Now in its 81st year, this rain or shine event includes dance groups, antique cars and fire trucks, clowns, high school marching bands, and an assortment of community groups, equestrian units, and more. Details: http://bit.ly/2LDRmr6

When:
Monday, September 02, 2019 1:00 PM thru 03:00 PM
Where:
Old Towne Gaithersburg

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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
Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center
Buch Construction, Inc.
City of Gaithersburg
Hughes Network Systems, LLC 
Matan Companies
Montgomery College
 

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

 

Reception Sponsor
Herbology

 

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


Putt-A-Rama
Therrien Waddell, Inc.  

 

Golf Balls
Minkoff Development Corporation
 

Hole-In-One
DARCARS 

 

Beverage Cart
Village Settlements

 

Closest to the Pin Men
Old Line Bank


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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Saturday, September 14, 2019Community Event

Presented at BlackRock: Mike Massé


When:
Saturday, September 14, 2019 7:00 PM thru 10:00 PM
Where:
BlackRock Center for the Arts
12901 Town Commons Drive
Germantown

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019Committee Meeting

Economic Development Committee Meeting

TOPIC: The County as Consumer: How Government Procurement Feeds our Local Economy

SPEAKERS: Montgomery County Office of Procurement - Ash Shetty, Director and Grace Denno, Chief, Division of Business Relations and Compliance 

As tax payers, we are often concerned with government spending. As business owners, we need to be aware of the government as a potential costomer. The County spends significant amounts of money to purchase goods and services in our community. Come and learn more about the County's Department of Procurement as well as the Local Small Business Reserve Program.   

All Chamber Members Welcome


When:
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 8:30 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 - MUST HAVE PARKING PERMIT - Please contact the Chamber for pass.

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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