EXPOsure: The Mega Mixer 

We are pleased to announce the launch of our 1st Annual Business Expo - "EXPOsure: The Mega Mixer". This will be a great way to view the full spectrum of Chamber member businesses; while creating a stronger business community. “EXPOsure” will combine the fellowship and fun of a normal Business After Hours with all the buzz and excitement of a business trade show.

Don't miss one of the best business development events of the year! Sponsorship opportunities available, exhibitors now being accepted. Advance registration requested.Catch all the details here
Wednesday, February 20 | 8:30-9:30 AM
Economic Development Committee Meeting
Topic: I-495 & I-270 P3 Program Update
Speaker: Rich Parsons, ProActive Community Strategies, LLC
About: The Maryland Department of Transportation has just announced their Recommended Screened Alternatives for increasing capacity on I-495 and I-270. Come and learn the latest information on this critical project. Hot off the Press!
Cost: GGCC Members Only
Where:  Montgomery College Germantown Campus Paul Peck Building (Goldenrod Bldg), 20271 Goldenrod Lane Room 105, Germantown (must have 2019 parking permit)

Thursday, February 21 | 8:00-9:00 AM
Membership Committee Meeting
Where: GGCC Office, 910 Clopper Road, Suite 205N, Gaithersburg

Thursday, February 21 | 5:30-8:30 PM
YPG Group Happy Hour | CAPS Viewing Party
Cost: Free for Members & First-Time Non-Members | $15 Returning Non-Members.
Where: Dogfish Head Alehouse, 800 West Diamond Avenue, Gaithersburg
Tuesday, February 26 | 7:30-9:00 AM
Business Networking Before Nine
Baking for Good Contest & Food Drive 
Event Details: This Business Networking Before Nine is two-fold, it's networking for work & networking for good. Please see our online events calendar for further details. 
Where: JK Moving Services, 7501 Lindbergh Drive, Gaithersburg
Don't forget to pick-up your flour if you're baking or bring canned goods to the event. 

Thursday, February 28 | 8:30-10:00 AM
New Member Orientation 
Where: Holiday Inn, 2 Montgomery Village Avenue, Gaithersburg

Tuesday, March 12| 5:30-7:30 PM
Business Networking Before Nine
Cost: Free for Members & First-Time Non-Members | $40 Returning Non-Members.
Where: Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar, 203 Crown Park Avenue, Gaithersburg

Wednesday, March 20 | 5:30-7:30 PM
Business Networking After Five
Cost: Free for Members & First-Time Non-Members | $40 Returning Non-Members.
Where: Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, 106 Crown Park Avenue, Gaithersburg

Wednesday, March 27 | 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Business Card Exchange Lunch
Cost: $20 Members & First-Time Non-Members / $40 Returning Non-Members.
Where: Carrabba's Italian Grill, 19935 Century Boulevard, Germantown

Chamber Energy Co-Op Spring 

Are you seeking ways to reduce your operational expenses? If so, good news, the 2019 CQI Commercial Energy CO-OP Spring Campaign begins today! 

CQI Associates will host three webinars that will explain the benefits of participating in the Co-Op. The webinars - for renewal and new cooperative members - will be held on either February 19 at 11:00 am, and February 26 at 1:00 pm. Advance registration is required at To RSVP, click on the date you would like. Questions? Contact Joe Tabeling at 443-472-3870. Member application deadline is March 1, 2019.
  • Congrats to Quinter Design the recipient of Leadership Montgomery's Corporate Community Service Award as Sole Proprietor of the Year. Way to go!
  • Snyder Cohn announced that Keith Jennings, CPA, is now a principal at the firm.  
  • Gaithersburg is 2019's 2nd & Germantown is 2019's 3rd Most Ethnically Diverse Small City in a recent study from the leading personal finance outlet WalletHub. 
  • Manna Food Center collected 14 tons of food during its MLK drive for Montgomery County neighbors in need. Great job!
  • 2.23.19: The Reagan Years at Union Jack's RIO
  • 2.26.19: Beers with Brad - Sherman Wealth Management  Register.
  • 3.1.19: Insurance Days hosted by MCEFCU.
  • 3.7.19:  MCG Golf "Rules Seminar". Register, email Billy Cullum at
  • Winter Is Here! Chamber Snow Policy. Read it here

Member Spotlight: Gorman’s Garments & Gear 

Nobody tells your story better than you do! Our Business Member Spotlight features a Chamber member and provides insight about their company. The Member Spotlight will be featured in the newsletter providing visibility for your business.
  1. Provide us with a brief summary about your business. Gorman’s Garments & Gear is a family owned and operated retail shop serving Olney and Montgomery County since 2003.  They offer corporate apparel, medical, school, sports team uniforms, promotional products and gifts. Specialty services include embroidery, screen printing, heat pressing and digitizing.  
  2. Why do you belong to the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber? We belong to the GGCC for a number of reasons.  First and foremost, we truly appreciate the large varied membership and the ability to create relationships with each of those organizations.  Secondly, we know that the GGCC is well known for advocating for their members and promoting local businesses.
  3. What are the services you use the most (or are looking forward to using) from the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber? The Chamber offers a lot of services, but we really enjoy and benefit from the business networking events the most.  The networking events give us the opportunity to share what our business does while establishing bonds and partnerships with other local organizations so we can each grow our businesses and benefit from referrals.  
  4. What makes Montgomery County such a great place to do business? Montgomery County is a great place to do business because it has all the amenities of a large city, but with a small town feel.
  5. A key takeaway. WE are in business to make YOUR business or organization gain visibility and to look its best! 
(Interested in becoming having your business featured as the "Member Spotlight" of the Month? Attend a Chamber networking event and you just may be the lucky winner. Open to GGCC Members only)
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