Tuesday, July 14, 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 @ email@example.com.
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Wednesday, July 15, 2020Committee Meeting
Economic Development Committee 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
Membership Committee Meeting
Thursday, July 16, 2020Biz Networking Lunch
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.
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
Wednesday, July 22, 2020Biz Networking Breakfast
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.
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.
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.
Thursday, July 23, 2020Special Event
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.
Tuesday, July 28, 2020Committee Meeting
B2B Direct Connect – Open House
New GGCC Direct Connect Forming. Sonja Der and Steve Barber will be starting a new GGCC Business to Business Direct Connect networking group. They will be hosting an Open House on Zoom to discuss their ideas and direction for the new group.
Learn more about Direct Connect at: ggchamber.org/get-engaged/direct-connect/
Friday, July 31, 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, August 11, 2020Biz Networking Breakfast
Coffee & Conversation with the GGCC
It's been so long since we've all gotten together, we miss seeing you. Let's get together for a Summer morning mixer.
Join us for casual conversation over coffee; because coffee is always a good idea. They say happiness is coffee and a good book, today its coffee and good networking. See you there!
If you do choose to attend Coffee & Conversation, please keep in mind the CDC recommendations on how to keep yourself and others healthy:--Wear a Mask--Avoid close contact with people who are sick.--Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.--Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available
Silver Diner RIO (on the patio) 9811 Washingtonian Blvd. Ste L10Gaithersburg
Tuesday, August 11, 2020Special Event
How To Leverage A Virtual Assistant In A Pandemic
Wednesday, August 12, 2020Committee Meeting
Friday, August 28, 2020Special Event
25th Annual Public Safety Awards
The GGCC will honor local heroes from Public Safety personnel of the Upcounty for their courageous, life-saving actions at the 25th Annual Public Safety Awards.
We invite you to this time-honored tradition as we recognize the heroic deeds of our local law enforcement and fire-rescue workers at our Annual Public Safety Awards on Friday, August 28 on ZOOM.
These men and women go above and beyond the call of duty to serve our local community and we want them to know we appreciate them and their hard work.
SPONSORS * THANK YOUTITLEPaul Davis Restoration and Remodeling
MEDIA SPONSORMontgomery Community Media
SHINiNG SiLVERHughes Network Systems
PUBLIC SAFETY AWARD SPONSORSCity of GaithersburgGaithersburg Police FoundationHoly Cross HealthHughes Network SystemsInfinite Bridge, Inc.Johns Hopkins University MCCMontgomery College Germantown CampusRehab 2 PerformRodgers Consulting, Inc.Therrien Waddell, Inc.
PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICIAL SPONSORSAsbury Methodist VillageBlackRock Center for the ArtsCartridge on WheelsCrown TrophyDeLeon & Stang, CPA's & AdvisorsiPlanJohns Hopkins University MCCLeadership MarylandLerch, Early, Brewer, CharteredM&T BankNew Beginnings PsychRedFin Real EstateRIOSeneca Creek Community ChurchShady Grove HospitalWill Schlossenberg
SPECIAL EVENT SPONSORS Bargain MoversCrown TrophyQuincy CFO
Advance registration required.
Wednesday, September 09, 2020Committee Meeting
Events Committee Meeting
Friday, September 11, 2020Special Event
30th Annual Business Golf Classic
Grow Your Business & Play Golf at the Same Time! The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber's Annual Business Golf Classic will be held on Friday, September 11 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, food and drinks await you on this unique golf experience.
Sponsorships are now available and golfers are wanted.
Tournament Schedule:Driving Range Open: 8:00 amRegistration Begins: 8:00 amMassages: 8:00 amLunch: 11:30 amPutt*A*Rama: 9:15 amShotgun Start: 9:30 am|Awards: 4:00 pm
Special Thanks to Our Sponsors! (add your name here)
Tournament SponsorBuch ConstructionDeLeon & Stang, CPA's & Advisors
Golfer GiftTherrien Waddell, Inc.
Lunch SponsorDANAC, LLCPlano-Coudon ConstructionScheer Partners, Inc.
Putt-A-RamaCaliber Home Loans
Hole-In-One Car Presented by:DARCARS
Beat the ProRandy Scritchfield and AssociatesClosest to the Pin MenHighlander Financial Group - PJ Horan
Long Drive MenFinancial Advantage Associates, Inc
Wednesday, September 16, 2020Committee 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.
Thursday, September 17, 2020Committee Meeting
Wednesday, September 23, 2020Biz Networking Lunch
4th Quarter Outlook: A Time of Challenge—and Opportunity
expression goes, failing to plan is planning to fail...
to hear top thought leaders explore #financial challenges and opportunities of
2020. They’ll discuss how recent events are reshaping every aspect of business—and what we could expect for the rest of 2020 and beyond.
Managing uncertainty during major market swings
The benefits and risks when considering
different investment strategies for your goals
Investment opportunities in today's markets
Randy Scritchfield – Mid-Atlantic Advisors Network
Kelly Jennings – Quincy CFO
Bryan Beamer – iPlan
Your registration will
help support and keep our businesses strong during COVID-19!
Tuesday, October 06, 2020Special Event
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.
Friday, October 09, 2020Orientation Session