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!
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.
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
GGCC MEMBERS: FREE (incl. in membership)FIRST-TIME NON-MEMBERS: FREERETURNING NON-MEMBERS: $15 for Non-Members
Ages 21-40 Only Please
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org by noon, Monday, April 6.
Sandra L. Brecher, Chief, Commuter Services Section, Office of Transportation Policy, Montgomery County Department of Transportation
You will need to download Zoom at least 15-minutes prior to the start of the event. For directions, please visit:
Finish Your Day With Your Friends at the GGCC!
Finish Your Day With Your Friends at the GGCC – Virtually!
Just because we can’t all be in the same room, doesn’t mean we can raise a glass and continue networking. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber invites you to its “Virtual Happy Hour”, a happy hour networking
event from the comfort of your home.
Let's be real: Times are tough! You may be working remotely or
in back-to-back virtual meetings all day long. The only thing that's getting
you through it all is the glorious happy hour at the end of the tunnel.
The GGCC Virtual Happy Hour event will take place via Zoom on Wednesday, April 8, from 5:00-6:30 PM, with registration online.
The format will depend
on the size of the group. We will want to hear how you are doing and ways you
are keeping sane during this crazy time.
dynamics are rapidly changing and we want to let you know we are still here for
you & want your business to grow & succeed.
Topic: Finish Your Day With Your Friends at the GGCC!Time: Apr 8, 2020 05:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
ZOOM Login will be sent prior to the meeting.
Wednesday, April 08, 2020Special Event
CARES Act & Beyond Webinar
What the CARES Act
Means for Small Businesses and Nonprofits
On Friday, March 27, President Trump passed the highly anticipated CARES Act. While the focus in the news has been on the stimulus checks to individuals and families, and other individual benefits. We've taken the time to pull out the most important benefits for small businesses and nonprofits with 5-500 employees. During this webinar, we'll guide you through the Payroll Protection Program and other notable elements of the CARES Act.
Speakers include: Brett Friedman & Brad Hoffman of DeLeon & Stang, CPAs & Advisors; and Steve Barber of Supporting Strategies.
Topic: CARES Act & Beyond WebinarTime: Apr 8, 2020 10:00 AM Eastern Time
ZOOM Information will be sent one day prior to event.
Tuesday, April 21, 2020Expo
POSTPONED: Mega Mixer: EXPO
POSTPONED --- STAY TUNED
Let’s Make Your Business Bloom
Don't miss one of the best business development events of the
ENJOY FREE NETWORKING! FREE ADMISSION! AFTER HOURS EXPO!
“EXPO” combines the fellowship and fun of a normal Business
After Hours with all the buzz and excitement of a business trade expo. The 2nd Annual Business Expo will be a great way to view the
full spectrum of Chamber member businesses; while creating a stronger business
This event offers the business community an opportunity to network with local professionals, engage with exhibitors, and discover resources for business growth. It will showcase over 50 community businesses and allow for large-scale networking, as well an opportunity for new products and services to be introduced in the Upcounty. Attendees will enjoy free admission, free networking, entertainment, dozens of exhibitors, a variety of businesses, and more. B2B & B2C; plus restaurants & caterers, too!
The Expo is FREE to attend & network (advance registration requested). Food, beer and wine will be available, beginning at 5 p.m. Complimentary soft drinks. Public invited. Must be 21 years of age to enter.
We are thrilled to be at BlackRock Center for the Arts, the perfect place for our event. The layout enables our guests to meander, mix and mingle comfortably…while enjoying food and drinks. It’s a great way to view the full spectrum of Chamber member businesses and to see what’s new and exciting in the marketplace. Come explore our community and support our local businesses at this premier event.
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS, PARTNERS, & EXHIBITORS
Premier SponsorM&T BankSavant Capital Management
BlackRock Center for the Arts
Refreshment SponsorShannon & Luchs Insurance Agency Inc.
Bag SponsorJK Moving
Media PartnersThe MoCo Show
ExhibitorsAuxilium TechnologyBella BalletBellina Events & ProductionBeltway Merchant ServicesChaza Specialty BakeryCongressional BankCrown TrophyDarnestown SmilesDavid Engel, TowerHill
RealtyEdward Jones - Eric AshmontGimmel, Weiman, Ersek, Blomberg, & Lewis, P.A.Good People Acupuncture
& WellnessGorman's Garments & GearMid-Atlantic FCUOperation Second ChancePatient FirstRoll by GoodyearSenior SmileShanco Companies, Inc.Silver DinerState Farm - VidmarSupporting StrategiesThe Abrams Group of RLAHTusculum Farm
Special Event Sponsor
Bargain MoversCrown TrophyQuincy CFO, LLC
SPONSORS: payment is expected if reservation is not cancelled within 96 hours of the event. | EXPO BOOTHS: a minimum of two weeks prior to the Expo date or booth may be given to the next party on the waiting list. Booth fee is fully refundable if cancellation occurs on or before April 3, 2020. No refunds will be issued after that date. | GOODIE BAG: must pay fee & have bags delivered to Chamber office 2 week prior to Expo date.
Wednesday, May 13, 2020Committee Meeting
Events Committee Meeting
Wednesday, May 20, 2020Committee Meeting
Economic Development Committee Meeting
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.
Wednesday, May 20, 2020Special Event
Wine Tasting: Look, Swirl, Smell, Taste
You're invited to a fantastic evening of food, wine, networking, and more. Sip wine and enjoy Spring's beauty at the Chamber's 17th Annual Wine Tasting at the Kentlands Mansion. This is an event you won't want to miss. Everything - including the wine - is delightful. Tickets are only $35 each and include admission, a wine-tasting glass and food & wine tastings.
This year’s wine tasting features a guided wine tasting tutorial featured wines compliments of Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants, Clear Skies Meadery, & Shochu.
The wine will be paired with delicious, mouth-watering food from GGCC Restaurant Members; bundtinis from Nothing Bundt Cakes; and fresh strawberries dipped in chocolate will be served compliments of the Melting Pot Gaithersburg.
Cost: Tickets are $35 for GGCC Members & First-Time Visitors; and $65 for Returning Non-Members. Advance registration is required.
Thursday, May 21, 2020Committee Meeting
Membership Committee Meeting
Wednesday, June 10, 2020Committee Meeting
Wednesday, June 17, 2020Committee Meeting
Thursday, June 18, 2020Committee Meeting
Saturday, July 04, 2020Special Event
"Germantown Glory" Fireworks
Wednesday, July 08, 2020Committee Meeting