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Thursday, March 26, 2020Biz Networking After Five

CANCELLED! YPG Group Speed Networking

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.


When:
Thursday, March 26, 2020 4:30 PM thru 06:00 PM
Where:

Holiday Inn
Harvest Pints & Plates
2 Montgomery Village Avenue
Gaithersburg 

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, 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.


When:
Wednesday, April 01, 2020 12:00 PM thru 01:00 PM

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Wednesday, April 01, 2020Special Event

COVID-19 BUSINESS RESOURCE WEBINAR

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.


When:
Wednesday, April 01, 2020 3:00 PM thru 04:00 PM
Where:

WEBINAR

Registration:

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.

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Thursday, April 02, 2020Special Event

GGCC Couch Con!

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

  • 30-second infomercials
  • Touching base on how we are all doing
  • Sharing tips on Business Continuity Strategies


The dynamics are rapidly changing and we want to let you know we are still here for you & want your business to grow & succeed.


When:
Thursday, April 02, 2020 11:00 AM thru 12:00 PM
Where:

ZOOM

Topic: Couch Con - Virtual Networking
Time: Apr 2, 2020 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


Join Zoom Meeting   https://bit.ly/33RMghy

Meeting ID: 501 260 476
Password: 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 

  
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Tuesday, April 07, 2020Special Event

MoCo Employeers Free Teleworking Webinar

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? 

 

Montgomery County 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:

  • Best practices for quick-starting and ramping up a telework program
  • Tips for successfully implementing management controls and productivity
  • Adaptations to the current situation that can work for both employers and employees
  • Low-cost tech solutions that can make a big difference in the ease of working from home

Answers to your most important questions 

 

To submit your questions in advance, email commuter.services@montgomerycountymd.gov by noon, Monday, April 6. 

PRESENTERS:

  • Elham Shirazi, Principal, e-planning, has 33 years of experience developing telework and flexible scheduling programs, creating resource materials, conducting training workshops, and evaluating the impacts of telework and flexible scheduling on employers, employees, and trip reduction. She has worked with hundreds of employers and has also helped develop regional telework resources and assistance programs across the country.
  • Drew Kaliszewski, Vice President, Partner Consulting has more than 25 years of experience in telecom and IT telephony, implementation and complex project management.  He has acted as adviser for the State of Connecticut’s telework programs, has authored a number of articles on telework, and has conducted telework assessments for a broad range of private sector companies.

MODERATOR:

Sandra L. Brecher, Chief, Commuter Services Section, Office of Transportation Policy, Montgomery County Department of Transportation

  

When:
Tuesday, April 07, 2020 3:00 PM thru 04:00 PM
Where:

ZOOM


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You will need to download Zoom at least 15-minutes prior to the start of the event. For directions, please visit:

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Tuesday, April 07, 2020Special Event

Finish Your Day With Your Friends at the GGCC!

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.

 

The dynamics are rapidly changing and we want to let you know we are still here for you & want your business to grow & succeed.

 

When:
Tuesday, April 07, 2020 5:00 PM thru 06:30 PM
Where:

 

ZOOM


Topic: Finish Your Day With Your Friends at the GGCC!
Time: Apr 8, 2020 05:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
 

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

ZOOM Login will be sent prior to the meeting.  


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  

 

  
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Wednesday, April 08, 2020Special Event

CARES Act & Beyond Webinar

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.


When:
Wednesday, April 08, 2020 10:00 AM thru 11:00 AM
Where:

ZOOM

Topic: CARES Act & Beyond Webinar
Time: Apr 8, 2020 10:00 AM Eastern Time

 REGISTRATION REQUIRED

ZOOM Information will be sent one day prior to event.
 

  
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Tuesday, April 21, 2020Expo

POSTPONED: Mega Mixer: EXPO

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 year! 

ENJOY FREE NETWORKING! FREE ADMISSION! AFTER HOURS EXPO!

 

EXPOcombines 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 community.

 

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.

 

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THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS, PARTNERS, & EXHIBITORS

Premier Sponsor
M&T Bank
Savant Capital Management

 

Venue Sponsor

BlackRock Center for the Arts

 

Refreshment Sponsor
Shannon & Luchs Insurance Agency Inc.

 

Bag Sponsor
JK Moving

 

Media Partners
The MoCo Show

 

Exhibitors
Auxilium Technology
Bella Ballet
Bellina Events & Production
Beltway Merchant Services
Chaza Specialty Bakery
Congressional Bank
Crown Trophy
Darnestown Smiles
David Engel, TowerHill Realty
Edward Jones - Eric Ashmont
Gimmel, Weiman, Ersek, Blomberg, & Lewis, P.A.
Good People Acupuncture & Wellness
Gorman's Garments & Gear
Mid-Atlantic FCU
Operation Second Chance
Patient First
Roll by Goodyear
Senior Smile
Shanco Companies, Inc.
Silver Diner
State Farm - Vidmar
Supporting Strategies
The Abrams Group of RLAH
Tusculum Farm

 

Special Event Sponsor

Bargain Movers
Crown Trophy
Quincy CFO, LLC


When:
Tuesday, April 21, 2020 5:00 PM thru 07:00 PM
Where:
BlackRock Center for the Arts
12901 Town Commons Drive
Germantown
Registration:

Cancellation Policy

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.

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

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Wednesday, May 13, 2020Committee 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, May 13, 2020 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, May 13, 2020Committee Meeting

Events Committee Meeting

All Chamber Members Welcome

When:
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 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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Wednesday, May 20, 2020Committee Meeting

Economic Development Committee Meeting

All Chamber Members Welcome

When:
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 8:30 AM thru 09:30 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, May 20, 2020Special Event

Wine Tasting: Look, Swirl, Smell, Taste

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.

 

Sponsors

 

 

Supporting Sponsors

  • Bargain Movers
  • Crown Trophy
  • Quincy CFO, LLC 

 

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.


When:
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 5:00 PM thru 07:00 PM
Where:
Kentlands Mansion
320 Kent Square Road
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Registration:
Cancellation Policy: 96 hours. No refunds. Payment is due in advance. Thank you.

REGISTER NOW!

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

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Thursday, May 21, 2020Committee Meeting

Membership Committee Meeting

All Chamber Members Welcome

When:
Thursday, May 21, 2020 8:00 AM thru 09:00 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, June 10, 2020Committee 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, June 10, 2020 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, June 10, 2020Committee Meeting

Events Committee Meeting

All Chamber Members Welcome

When:
Wednesday, June 10, 2020 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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Wednesday, June 17, 2020Committee Meeting

Economic Development Committee Meeting

All Chamber Members Welcome

When:
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 8:30 AM thru 09:30 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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Thursday, June 18, 2020Committee Meeting

Membership Committee Meeting

All Chamber Members Welcome

When:
Thursday, June 18, 2020 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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Saturday, July 04, 2020Special 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:
Saturday, July 04, 2020 7:00 PM thru 09:45 PM
Where:
SoccerPlex in the South Germantown Recreational Park
18041 Central Park Circle
Boyds

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Wednesday, July 08, 2020Committee 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 08, 2020 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 08, 2020Committee Meeting

Events Committee Meeting

All Chamber Members Welcome

When:
Wednesday, July 08, 2020 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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