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Thursday, November 26, 2020GGCC Office Closed

Chamber Office Closed

Chamber Office Closed

On behalf of the staff at the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber, we're wishing you a bountiful of blessings this holiday season. We would like to wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving!

 

HOLIDAY HOURS:
We will be closed on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27 for the holiday weekend.


When:
Thursday, November 26, 2020 9:00 AM thru 05:00 PM

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Saturday, November 28, 2020Special Event

Small Business Saturday! 2020

Small Business Saturday! 2020
Small Business Saturday®: one of the biggest days of the year for your local small businesses! In 2010, American Express founded Small Business Saturday to help business owners with their most pressing need - getting more customers. Four years later, the day continues to rally shoppers nationwide to support local small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.

The GGCC is proud to support Small Business Saturday® and encourages you to "shop small, shop local"!

Support GGCC Members! To see a complete listing of our members, visit our GGCC membership directory at: http://cca.ggchamber.org/businesssearch.aspx.

Learn more about Small Business Saturday®: ShopSmall.com/About.

When:
Saturday, November 28, 2020 9:00 AM thru 09:00 PM

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Thursday, December 03, 2020Special Event

Gala With a Twist

Gala With a Twist

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce's Annual Celebration Awards will take place Thursday, December 3, 2020, with a digital twist from 5:30-7:00 p.m.

 

Gather with business associates, family and friends, and join us for our annual celebration of Chamber membership. This year’s virtual event will introduce our new Board of Directors and recognize members who have made a significant impact to our business community throughout the year.

 

Featuring:
Small Business of the Year
Young Professional of the Year
A Year in Review
Passing the Gavel
A Look Ahead

 

New this year - Dress Your Best from the Waist Up! Take it up a notch and put on your best red-carpet attire - from the waist up. It doesn’t matter what color those sweatpants are, have fun with it. We will also have a special GGCC Quarantini recipe so you can join us in a toast to the end of 2020!

 

Thank You To Our Sponsors!

TITLE
City of Gaithersburg

GOLD
Hughes Network Systems, LLC
Montgomery College

SILVER
Holy Cross Health
Lerch, Early, & Brewer, Chartered
Rodgers Consulting, Inc.
Savant Wealth Management
Therrien Waddell, Inc.

SMALL BUSINESS OF THE THE YEAR
M&T Bank 

YOUNG PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR
Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center 

FRIEND
BlackRock Center for the Arts
Metropolitan Ballet Theatre and Academy
New Beginnings Psych 
RIO - Peterson Companies 


When:
Thursday, December 3, 2020 5:30 PM thru 07:00 PM
Where:
Virtual meeting utilizing Zoom - details to be emailed to you before event.  However, you must register to get the Zoom link.
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Tuesday, December 08, 2020Biz Networking Breakfast

GGCC Couch Con!

GGCC Couch Con!

Last event for 2020

 

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

  • 30-second infomercials
  • Break-out Rooms


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, December 8, 2020 11:00 AM thru 12:00 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

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Tuesday, December 08, 2020Member Seminar

Introduction to Negotiations During Challenging Times

Introduction to Negotiations During Challenging Times
Are you prepared to succeed in crucial business negotiations during uncertain times? Negotiation skills are more important than ever as small business owners find themselves facing challenging conversations they never imagined having, such as renegotiating terms with landlords, customers, employees and suppliers.

In this introductory workshop, participants will learn practical tools for preparing for negotiations, understanding the different stages of negotiation, effectively advocating for their business needs, and setting themselves up for success.

Presenters
Sirin Koprucu is the principal of StrategicStraits, Inc. and is a negotiation coach/trainer specializing in global leadership.
Kevin Fulmer is a business innovation specialist at the Maryland SBDC's Business Sustainability Center.

Instructions: Registered participants will receive an email reminder and live videoconference access link 24 hours in advance of each session.

When:
Tuesday, December 8, 2020 1:00 PM thru 02:15 PM
Where:
ZOOM - PRESENTED BY MARYLAND SBDC
Registration:
Free. Details | Registration: https://bit.ly/32C1JTt

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Wednesday, December 09, 2020Member Seminar

Virtual Procurement Fair

Virtual Procurement Fair

The Office of Procurement invites you to attend our Virtual Procurement Fair!

 

Learn about upcoming solicitations directly from County departments. Each department’s Contract Administrator will have a few minutes to talk about their expectations and the relevant solicitations. Multiple departments will participate in the same industry-focused session as noted in the agenda. Procurement Specialists will also be available to answer questions.

 

The sessions are industry-focused by topic:

- IT Commodities and Services
-Construction and Facility Maintenance Services
- Equipment/Supplies
- Administrative/Professional Services

 

For the agenda, further details, and registration, click here

  

When:
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 9:30 AM thru 03:00 PM
Where:
1 - Register for the event.
2 – After registering, you will see 4 links to the event. Copy and paste the links and create your own calendar reminder.
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Thursday, December 10, 2020Member Seminar

Paycheck Protection Program Overview of Loan Forgiveness

Paycheck Protection Program Overview of Loan Forgiveness
The Paycheck Protection Program is an SBA loan that helps businesses keep their workforce employed during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Join us and M&T Bank for an overview on loan forgiveness.

Items to be covered include:
· What is the Flexibility Act?
· What application do I use?
· How does it work
· How do I account for owners?
· Documentation Requirements
· What happens with unforgiven portions if applicable

When:
Thursday, December 10, 2020 10:00 AM thru 11:00 AM
Where:
ZOOM - Advance Registration Required.
Link will be shared the day prior
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Tuesday, December 15, 2020Biz Networking After Five

Mingle Bells Joint Chamber Networking Mixer

Mingle Bells Joint Chamber Networking Mixer
Got holiday spirit? Join us for 'Mingle Bells,' our latest multi-Chamber networking event! As a Chamber of Commerce, one of our greatest strengths is connecting the business community. Just because we're virtual, doesn't mean we can't make new connections and have fun doing it! Don your best ugly holiday sweater or festive wear, decorate your surroundings and network with professionals from all over the region. Who said networking had to be boring?

Prizes will be awarded throughout the event so make sure you display your holiday cheer for a chance to win one! We will have multiple breakout room opportunities and encourage all participants to come camera-ready.

If your business would like to donate a prize, please contact:  Laura Rowles at lrowles@ggchamber.org.

Mingle Bells is a networking event brought to you by the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce and the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce

When:
Tuesday, December 15, 2020 4:00 PM thru 05:30 PM
Where:
Virtual meeting utilizing Zoom - details to be emailed to you before event.  However, you must register to get the Zoom link.
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Thursday, December 17, 2020Member Seminar

Connect MOCO Speed Networking

Connect MOCO Speed Networking
We have partnered with Connect MoCo for a night of speed networking.

It's easy as 1-2-3!
1. Enter the meeting
2.You get into a Breakout room with 3-4 people for 8 minutes
3. You have 2 minutes to present yourself & your business

Register at connectmoco.com. We will see you there!

When:
Thursday, December 17, 2020 5:00 PM thru 06:30 PM

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Tuesday, January 12, 2021Biz Networking Breakfast

GGCC Couch Con!

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. 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

  • 30-second infomercials
  • Break-out Rooms


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, January 12, 2021 11:00 AM thru 12:00 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:
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