Wednesday, February 19, 2020Committee Meeting
Economic Development Committee Meeting
TOPIC: The Importance of BioScience in Montgomery County
SPEAKERS: Rich Bendis, President & CEO of BioHealth Innovation and Brad Stewart, Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation
This is a great opportunity to visit the brand new Biomedical Science and Engineering Building at Universtities at Shady Grove and to learn more about the bioscience industry in Montgomery County.
All Chamber Members Welcome
Universities at Shady Grove
Biomedical Sciences and Engineering Building (BSE)
Room 5115 (BSE Boardroom)
9631 Gudelsky Drive, Rockville
IMPORTANT PARKING INFORMATION - Visitors to campus can park in the Traville Gateway Garage (take a ticket when you enter, pay when you leave) or in surface Lot 2 next to the BSE (pay by parking spot # IN ADVANCE - transportation services will ticket).
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Thursday, February 20, 2020Committee Meeting
Membership Committee Meeting
Tuesday, February 25, 2020Expo
Personal Finance for Nonprofit Professionals
Personal Finance for Nonprofit Professionals – Meet Your Financial Goals in 2020!
Start 2020 on a high note and learn all the essentials of personal finance. This series is geared toward nonprofit professionals who often sacrifice the well-being of their finances for the good of their organizations. Nonprofit Village & the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber. alongside M&T Bank want to help you get smarter about how you save and spend your money so you have the financial freedom to live your life how you want to.
This series is for all ages and stages of life. Whether you just graduated college or are approaching retirement each session will provide you relevant and actionable knowledge that can be applied to any financial situation. This is a free program for nonprofit professionals. This series is meant to be taken as a whole. Only sign up if you intend to attend all four sessions.
Wednesday, February 26, 2020Biz Networking After Five
YPG Group Happy Hour
Come join us on February 26 at the Silver Diner and discover how you can further your career and strengthen your professional image at our Young Professionals Happy Hour! This will be a fun event with a cocktail making class. Richard, the Silver Diner's mixologist, will conduct the cocktail making class. You will learn how to make the diner's Rum Berry Mule. Happy hour prices will be in effect. View the menu here.
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.
We will meet there at 4:30 PM. Cash bar. Ages 21-40 only please.
GGCC MEMBERS: FREE (incl. in membership)FIRST-TIME NON-MEMBERS: FREERETURNING NON-MEMBERS: $15 for Non-Members
Ages 21-40 Only Please
Friday, February 28, 2020Ribbon Cutting
Ribbon Cutting: Couture Bridal of Maryland
You are invited to the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony | Grand Opening of Couture Bridal of Maryland's newest location!
Join the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Members & come support them! Cutting will occur at 2:15 PM. Refreshments & tours will be provided after the cutting.
Tuesday, March 03, 2020Special Event
Small Business Preparation for Financing
Friday, March 06, 2020Orientation Session
Chamber 101: 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.
Special thanks to the Holiday Inn Gaithersburg for sponsoring this session!
Tuesday, March 10, 2020Biz Networking Breakfast
Morning Mixer: Silver Diner RIO
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.
This event is sponsored by the Silver Diner RIO.
GGCC Members are invited to gather and have their morning coffee, learn about them and of course NETWORK! Advance registration is requested.
GGCC MEMBERS: FREE (incl. in membership)NON-MEMBERS: FREE for First-Time Non-Members. Returning Non-Members pay $40.
Wednesday, March 11, 2020Committee Meeting
Events Committee Meeting
Wednesday, March 11, 2020Biz Networking After Five
Drink to the Future of the County
We will meet at Union Jack's in the RIO at 5:30 PM. Cash bar. Ages 21-40 only please.
GGCC MEMBERS: Only
Thursday, March 12, 2020Special Event
"The Rules of the Road to Investing' Workshop
Join Eric Ashmont, Financial Advisor with Edward Jones, as you explore how you can move toward your financial goals with the "10 Rules of the Road to Investing"
These rules will help you learn the fundamental concepts of investing and potential strategies to help build wealth. It's great for anyone who is new to investing or simply would like a refresher.
Coffee & bagels will be provided. Advance registration is requested.
Friday, March 13, 2020Ribbon Cutting
Ribbon Cutting: Good People Acupuncture & Wellness
You are invited to the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony | Grand Opening of Good People Acupuncture & Wellness!
Join the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Members & come support them! Cutting will occur at 2:15 PM. Refreshments, demos & tours will be provided after the cutting.
Liimited parking in front of the office, plenty of parking in the rear.
Wednesday, March 18, 2020Biz Networking After Five
CANCELLED! After Five Mixer: Bringin' In the Green
"Luck of the Irish" Networking Edition | NETWORKING + COCKTAILS = GREAT TIME
We're "LUCKY" to have you! Let's celebrate that by building those relationships, so you can bring in the green.
Come network with us at Rehab 2 Perform & discover "lucky" ways to avoid injury so you can keep on doing what makes you magically terrific.
Bring your business cards, a smile and desire to make the most out of our time together at R2P. There will be delicious food, drinks, networking and more. Don't miss out on this Saint Patrick's Day networking event. The perfect way to wrap up a busy day at work!
Business Networking After Five is just one of the monthly networking events provided by the Chamber. The event gives Chamber members an opportunity to meet informally at local business establishments, to visit and share ideas and opinions, socialize, make business contacts, meet new people, and learn more about their host’s business.All Chamber members are invited and encouraged to bring their business cards to network with other members. There will be beverages and hors d’oeuvres to enjoy.
Thursday, March 19, 2020Committee Meeting
Thursday, March 26, 2020Biz Networking After Five
CANCELLED! YPG Group Speed Networking
Come join us on March 26 at Holiday Inn Harvest Plates & Pints and discover how you can further your career and strengthen your professional image at our Young Professionals Happy Hour!
The feature of this event is Speed Networking! Participants will be paired for roughly two minutes to get to know each other, exchange contact information, & find a takeaway they'll remember about the other person. Polish those 30-second infomercials & grab the business cards.
Appetizers sponsored by Holiday Inn Gaithersburg. Cash bar. Advance registration is required please.
Thank you to our YPG Title Sponsors Evans Legacy Group at RE/MAX Realty Group.
This event is free for YPG Members of participating Chambers. Please help us spread the word and tell those you work with ages 21-40 about our exciting Young Professionals event.
Holiday InnHarvest Pints & Plates2 Montgomery Village AvenueGaithersburg
Wednesday, April 01, 2020Special Event
Understanding SBA's COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan
Attention small business owners: Join us for an informational webinar to learn more about the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) application. Determine if your business is eligible to apply for the loan and, if so, receive guidance on how to apply for it. The SBA is ready to provide financial assistance and the Maryland Women's Business Center is here to guide you through the process. YOU ARE NOT ALONE.
Join the meeting via Zoom: ; Meeting ID: 562 763 091
If this is your first time using Zoom, we recommend that you log on a few minutes early as you may need to install the Zoom app. Or you can join the meeting by dialing in: 301-715-8592, Meeting ID: 562 763 091.
COVID-19 BUSINESS RESOURCE WEBINAR
Join Congressman David Trone & a panel of leading experts from the Small Business Administration and the Maryland Department of Commerce to discuss the resources available to small businesses in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
As the number of cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Maryland rises,Trone is reaching out to ensure you have the latest information to protect and care for you and your family. He also wants to provide an update on what Congress is doing to address this public health threat.
Register at: https://bit.ly/39vta1A
Information about how to log into the webinar will be emailed to you before the webinar date to the email address you provide during registration.
Thursday, April 02, 2020Special Event
GGCC Couch Con!
Being at home on the couch, doesn’t mean we can’t get work done, so let’s get back to networking.
The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber is set to host its first ever “Couch Con”, a virtual networking event from the comfort of your couch.
As we collectively move through these strange and uncertain times, it’s sometime beneficial to go about our normal day. We’re excited to host a professional virtual networking event. After all, the Chamber is all about building relationships and we want to continue the practice of providing networking opportunities to our members.
The ‘Couch Con’ event will take place via Zoom on Thursday, April 2, at 11 am with registration online.
Format of the ‘Couch Con” webinar will include
The dynamics are rapidly changing and we want to let you know we are still here for you & want your business to grow & succeed.
Topic: Couch Con - Virtual NetworkingTime: Apr 2, 2020 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting https://bit.ly/33RMghy
Meeting ID: 501 260 476Password: 150121
You will need to download Zoom at least 15-minutes prior to the start of the event. For directions, please visit: https://bit.ly/33O8LE1
Tuesday, April 07, 2020Special Event
MoCo Employeers Free Teleworking Webinar
Want help managing employees who must suddenly work from home?
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic many employers had to quickly implement telework programs – with little to no preparation. Are you finding it challenging to manage staff resources while so many of your employees are working remotely? Wonder what types of technology solutions, organizational structure or communications strategies might help you and your staff be more productive under these circumstances?
Commuter Services is hosting this webinar to address these and other
questions you may have about telework. You will hear from our telework experts
on managing for success and get ideas that you can implement right away.
Topics covered will include:
Answers to your most important questions
To submit your
questions in advance, email email@example.com by noon, Monday, April 6.
Sandra L. Brecher, Chief, Commuter Services Section, Office of Transportation Policy, Montgomery County Department of Transportation
ZOOM - https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4AHfx3geQvq_vdDVej9dLA
You will need to download Zoom at least 15-minutes prior to the start of the event. For directions, please visit: