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Tuesday, August 11, 2020Biz Networking Breakfast

Coffee & Conversation with the GGCC

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


When:
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 8:00 AM thru 09:00 AM
Where:

Silver Diner RIO (on the patio)
9811 Washingtonian Blvd. Ste L10
Gaithersburg 

Registration:
Free for GGCC & First-Time Non-Members. Returning Non-Members pay $40

REGISTER NOW!

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

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Tuesday, August 11, 2020Special Event

How To Leverage A Virtual Assistant In A Pandemic

How To Leverage A Virtual Assistant In A Pandemic
A Virtual Assistant can be a valuable asset for any business but especially when resources are scarce and access to funds is limited, such as during the current pandemic.  Leveraging a VA can help you manage your time more effectively and allow you to focus on activities that translate faster to business development and growth. Details: https://bit.ly/30l3NNB

When:
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 11:00 AM thru 12:00 PM
Where:
Presented by SCORE | Register in Advance: https://bit.ly/398YR28

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Wednesday, August 12, 2020Committee Meeting

Golf Committee Conference Call

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 @ lrowles@ggchamber.org.


When:
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 10:00 AM thru 10:30 AM
Where:
ZOOM ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED. After your request has been approved, you'll receive instructions for joining the meeting. 

You will need to download Zoom at least 15-minutes prior to the start of the event. For directions, please visit:   
Registration:
For More Info:
Laura R.
301.840.1400 x14
lrowles@ggchamber.org

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Friday, August 28, 2020Special Event

25th Annual Public Safety Awards

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 YOU
TITLE
Paul Davis Restoration and Remodeling

 

MEDIA SPONSOR
Montgomery Community Media 

 

SHINiNG SiLVER
Hughes Network Systems

 

PUBLIC SAFETY AWARD SPONSORS
City of Gaithersburg
Gaithersburg Police Foundation
Holy Cross Health
Hughes Network Systems
Infinite Bridge, Inc.
Johns Hopkins University MCC
Montgomery College Germantown Campus
Rehab 2 Perform
Rodgers Consulting, Inc.
Therrien Waddell, Inc.

 

PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICIAL SPONSORS
Asbury Methodist Village
BlackRock Center for the Arts
Cartridge on Wheels
Crown Trophy
DeLeon & Stang, CPA's & Advisors
iPlan
Johns Hopkins University MCC
Leadership Maryland
Lerch, Early, Brewer, Chartered
M&T Bank
New Beginnings Psych
RedFin Real Estate
RIO
Seneca Creek Community Church
Shady Grove Hospital
Will Schlossenberg

 

SPECIAL EVENT SPONSORS
Bargain Movers
Crown Trophy
Quincy CFO

  

When:
Friday, August 28, 2020 8:00 AM thru 09:30 AM
Where:
ZOOM - Meeting link will be sent prior to the meeting.
Registration:

Advance registration required.

REGISTER NOW!

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

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Wednesday, September 09, 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, September 09, 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, September 09, 2020Committee Meeting

Events Committee Meeting

All Chamber Members Welcome

When:
Wednesday, September 09, 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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Friday, September 11, 2020Special Event

30th Annual Business Golf Classic

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 am
Registration Begins: 8:00 am
Massages: 8:00 am
Lunch: 11:30 am
Putt*A*Rama: 9:15 am
Shotgun Start: 9:30 am|
Awards: 4:00 pm

 

Tournament Features:

  • Scramble Scoring
  • Beat The Pro
  • Hole In One Contest
  • Closest to the Pin
  • Longest Drive
  • Raffle
  • 50/50
  • Mulligans & Tee Busters for Sale 
  • And more..........

 

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors! (add your name here)

Tournament Sponsor
Buch Construction
DeLeon & Stang, CPA's & Advisors

 

Golfer Gift
Therrien Waddell, Inc.

Lunch Sponsor
DANAC, LLC
Plano-Coudon Construction
Scheer Partners, Inc. 


Putt-A-Rama
Caliber Home Loans

 

Hole-In-One Car Presented by:
DARCARS

 

Beat the Pro
Randy Scritchfield and Associates

Closest to the Pin Men
Highlander Financial Group - PJ Horan

 

Long Drive Men
Financial Advantage Associates, Inc

  

When:
Friday, September 11, 2020 8:00 AM thru 04:00 PM
Where:
Worthington Manor
8329 Fingerboard Road
Urbana, MD 21704
Registration:
PATRON NOTICE - EVENT CANCELLATION: If the golf course cancels the tournament due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Chamber will refund all payments. Golfers unable to attend due to COVID-19 illness, exposure, or symptoms may contact Chamber to request a refund.

REGISTER NOW!

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

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Wednesday, September 16, 2020Committee Meeting

Economic Development Committee Meeting

All Chamber Members Welcome

When:
Wednesday, September 16, 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, September 17, 2020Committee Meeting

Membership Committee Meeting

All Chamber Members Welcome

When:
Thursday, September 17, 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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Wednesday, September 23, 2020Biz Networking Lunch

4th Quarter Outlook: A Time of Challenge—and Opportunity

4th Quarter Outlook: A Time of Challenge—and Opportunity

As the expression goes, failing to plan is planning to fail...

Join us 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.
 

We'll explore:

  • Managing uncertainty during major market swings

  • The benefits and risks when considering different investment strategies for your goals

  • Investment opportunities in today's markets

     

    Panelists:

  • 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!


When:
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 12:00 PM thru 01:00 PM
Where:

ZOOM

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

Registration:
Advance Registration Required

REGISTER NOW!

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Tuesday, October 06, 2020Special Event

Mega Mixer: EXPO

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, October 06, 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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Friday, October 09, 2020Orientation Session

Chamber 101: New Member Orientation

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! 


When:
Friday, October 09, 2020 8:30 AM thru 10:00 AM
Where:
Holiday Inn
2 Montgomery Village Avenue
Gaithersburg
Registration:
GGCC Members Only Please  

REGISTER NOW!

For More Info:
Chelsea Selby
301.840.1400
cselby@ggchamber.org

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Wednesday, October 14, 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, October 14, 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, October 14, 2020Committee Meeting

Events Committee Meeting

All Chamber Members Welcome

When:
Wednesday, October 14, 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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Thursday, October 15, 2020Committee Meeting

Membership Committee Meeting

All Chamber Members Welcome

When:
Thursday, October 15, 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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Wednesday, October 21, 2020Committee Meeting

Economic Development Committee Meeting

All Chamber Members Welcome

When:
Wednesday, October 21, 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, November 11, 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, November 11, 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, November 11, 2020Committee Meeting

Events Committee Meeting

All Chamber Members Welcome

When:
Wednesday, November 11, 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, November 18, 2020Committee Meeting

Economic Development Committee Meeting

All Chamber Members Welcome

When:
Wednesday, November 18, 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, November 19, 2020Committee Meeting

Membership Committee Meeting

All Chamber Members Welcome

When:
Thursday, November 19, 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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