Wednesday, June 10, 2020Committee Meeting
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Wednesday, June 10, 2020Biz Networking Breakfast
BNBN: GGCC Couch Con!
Being at home on the couch, doesn’t mean we can’t get work done, or do some networking.
Join us for “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. This is 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 with advance 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.
ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED. After your request has been approved, you'll receive instructions for joining the meeting.
NEW TO ZOOM? 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
Events Committee Meeting
Wednesday, June 17, 2020Committee Meeting
Economic Development Committee Meeting
SPEAKER: County Council President Sidney Katz
Council President Katz has been hosting weekly Business Briefings with the community, covering a broad array of topics impacting the business community. He will share his insights on our local economy and share some of the plans going forward towards recovery. Council President Katz has been a long-time friend of the Chamber and the business community. Join in the conversation!
Thursday, June 18, 2020Committee Meeting
Membership Committee Meeting
Thursday, June 18, 2020Chamber Seminar
SEMINAR: All the Dirt on Soil
Being home has given us a lot of time for home projects - remodeling, painting, reorganizing, & gardening.
Healthy soil is the basis of healthy plants and a healthy garden. When garden soil is in good shape, there is less need for fertilizers or pesticides. Join us for "All the Dirt on Soil" with J.B. Kline Landscaping. In this class, our Master Gardener will be talking about how to build healthy soil and how to create nutrient-rich compost for your garden.
Additionally, they will be educating everyone on the new pesticide laws in Montgomery County that went into effect over the last year. The new laws effect both residential homes and commercial properties. The laws were passed during the winter when most people weren’t thinking about their lawns or landscape. J.B. Kline has noticed a big gap in the public knowledge of what is entailed with the new laws. They will inform everyone on what the new laws are specifically, what to expect as a result, best practices, and alternative products they can use instead.
The event will take place via Zoom with advance registration online.
Thursday, June 18, 2020Ribbon Cutting
Ribbon Cutting: Cinnaholic
You are invited to the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony | Grand Opening of Cinnaholic Gaithersburg!
Join the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Members & come support them! This is a socially distant ribbon cutting. Completely optional to attend. CDC guidelines will be followed. Masks required.
Cinnaholic Downtown Crown230 Crown Park AveGaithersburg
Friday, June 19, 2020Committee Meeting
Golf Committee Conference Call
Bring your mojo & come 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. Teeing off September 11, 2020.
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.
All GGCC Members are welcome.
FYI: meetings are via Zoom unless an in-person meeting is necessary.
Interested in joining the committee? Contact Laura @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, June 19, 2020Chamber Seminar
SEMINAR: Montgomery County Re-Opening Phase II Webinar
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. TO BE ADDED TO THE WAITING LIST, PLEASE CONTACT LAURA AT LROWLES@GGCHAMBER.ORG. THANK YOU!
Montgomery County Re-Opening Phase II Resource Webinar
Join the Gaithersburg-Germantown, Bethesda, Montgomery County, Rockville, & Silver Spring Chambers of Commerce and County Officials for a Discussion and Q&A Session
Join us in a discussion with Jerome Fletcher, Montgomery County's Assistant Chief Operating Officer, and Tina Benjamin, Special Assistant to Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich, regarding business reopening practices for PHASE II.The Montgomery County website will be shared with best practices for industry sectors. There will also be an opportunity for business leaders to share concerns and ask questions.*Note: This is a Zoom meeting. You will receive log-in details prior to the Meeting.*
Wednesday, June 24, 2020Biz Networking Breakfast
Wednesday, July 01, 2020Chamber Seminar
SEMINAR: Microsoft Teams 101 with ComTech Systems, Inc.
We know that
transitioning to working remotely can be tough. To help alleviate that pain, we
are offering a FREE webinar: Microsoft Teams 101.
This webinar will give you tips on how to keep your team connected while we are
physically apart. Microsoft Teams is a great resource for keeping productivity
levels high and encouraging collaboration during these trying times. We want to
ensure that you are getting the most out of your technology and resources.
During the webinar, we will walk you through all the basics of Microsoft Teams and how you can utilize it in your business. Be sure to bring any questions you have about Microsoft Teams and we'd be happy to assist! Reserve your spot today!
The event will take place via Webinar with advance registration online.
ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Registration link will be sent prior to the meeting.
Wednesday, July 08, 2020Committee Meeting
Wednesday, July 08, 2020Biz Networking Breakfast
The harmony of body, mind, and spirit is critical for a healthier lifestyle. They combine traditional method with more modern methodologies to promote improvements in your physical and mental well-being. Come & discover acupuncture virtually!
Tuesday, July 14, 2020Committee Meeting
Wednesday, July 15, 2020Committee Meeting
SPEAKER: Maryland Comptroller, Peter Franchot
TOPIC: Status of the State's Budget. How are we doing given the health emergency and the economic crisis we are facing?
This is a great opportunity to talk with Comptroller Franchhot who has always been a great friend of the business community.
Thursday, July 16, 2020Committee Meeting
Thursday, July 16, 2020Chamber Seminar
SEMINAR: UNITED IN THE SEARCH OF A COVID-19 VACCINE
these unprecedented times, the biohealth industry is coming together to achieve
one shared goal: to beat COVID-19. And it is happening in our back yard.
Maryland & Montgomery County gradually lift the confinement measures, it is
clear that vaccine represents our best hope of moving out from under the shadow
of the coronavirus epidemic.
The Gaithersburg-Germantown, Clarksburg, & Poolesville Chambers of Commerce will host representatives from AstraZeneca to discuss how the pharmaceutical industry is working around the clock, at extraordinary speed to develop a safe and effective vaccine against COVID-19. Doug Ryder, president, Holy Cross Germantown Hospital will moderate the discussion.
During the presentation, panelists from AstraZeneca will provide an overview of:
Join us for this relevant & timely topic.
Wednesday, July 22, 2020Biz Networking Breakfast
addition to our regular business networking, Zen Leaf will provide brief
information session about the medical cannabis program in Maryland and some
general information about cannabis. They'll cover the MMCC registration and
certification process and the steps necessary to access medical cannabis from a
Maryland dispensary. Zen Leaf is a medical cannabis retail facility dedicated
to improving lives by providing safe access to effective, pure cannabis
products and jobs for the communities which it serves. Zen Leaf offers cannabis
concentrates, edibles, extracts, flower and topicals, many in precision-dosed
THC and CBD formulations, from trusted premium producers.
Thursday, July 23, 2020Special Event
YPG: Young Professionals at Lunch
Join the young professional group over lunch for casual conversation and good times.
Thank you to our YPG Title Sponsor Evans Legacy Group at RE/MAX Realty Group
Ages 21-40 only please. The event will take place via Zoom with advance registration online.