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Business Networking Before Nine at Planet Fitness on July 8. A Planet Fitness trainer will show you easy to do exercises you can do at their desks to relieve tension, stress and stay healthy when they are not at the gym. Come & Join Us!



Public Safety Awards Breakfast: August 8!

We invite you to come and join us as we recognize the heroic deeds of our local law enforcement and fire-rescue workers at our Annual Public Safety Awards Breakfast on Friday, August 8 at 7:30am at the Montgomery County Agricultural Center, Inc., 16 Chestnut Street, Gaithersburg. 

Sponsorship's are available. Tickets are on sale! For further details, click here now
 

Tuesday, July 1
5:30-8:30 pm
13th Annual Multi-Organizational Networking Extravaganza
$25 -$30 per person
Seneca Lodge at Camp Seneca Park, 14500 Clopper Road, Boyds

Friday, July 4
9:00 am-5:00 pm
GGCC Closed: Fourth of July


Tuesday, July 8
7:30-9:00am
Business Networking Before Nine: Planet Fitness
Free for GGCC Members & First-Time Visitors. Returning Non-Members Pay $40.
Planet Fitness, 255 Muddy Branch Road, Gaithersburg

Wednesday, July 9
12:00-1:00 pm
Events Committee Meeting
GGCC Members Only.
GGCC, 910 Clopper Road, Suite 205N, Gaithersburg

Tuesday, July 15
8:30-9:30 am
Economic Development Committee Meeting
TOPIC: Maryland Department of Business & Economic Development: DBED Overview, BioMaryland Center & Maryland Venture Fund
GGCC Members Only
Montgomery College-Goldenrod Building, Provost Conference Room, 20271 Goldenrod Lane, Germantown

Wednesday, July 16
8:00-9:00 am
Membership Committee Meeting
GGCC Members Only.
GGCC, 910 Clopper Road, Suite 205N, Gaithersburg

Thursday, July 17
5:30-7:30 pm
Business Networking After Five: Melting Pot
Free for GGCC Members & First-Time Visitors. Returning Non-Members Pay $40.
Melting Pot, 9021 Gaither Road,Gaithersburg

Tuesday, July 23
8:00-10:00 am
The Socially Responsible Business Workshop
Join us & the Montgomery County Department of Economic Development for a free two-hour workshop on Social Responsibility: How It Adds Value To Your Business!
Free, Advance registration required
Germantown Innovation Center, 20271 Goldenrod Lane, Germantown

Friday, July 25
11:30 am-1:00 pm
Women's Group Luncheon
TOPIC: "Tips and Tricks to Build Your Email List" - with Dawn Goldberg, Creativity and Writing Coach, Write Well U
$30 GGCC Members & Non-Members 
Holiday Inn,2 Montgomery Village Avenue, Gaithersburg

Tuesday, July 29
4:00-4:30 pm
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: Union Jack's
Free for All
Union Jack's Rio, 9811 Washingtonian Blvd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878

Tuesday, July 29
4:30-6:00 pm
Young Professionals Group Happy Hour
Free for GGCC Members & First-Time Non-Members. Returning Non-Members pay $40
Union Jack's Rio, 9811 Washingtonian Blvd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878

Thursday, July 31
7:00-8:00 am
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: Walmart
Free for All
Union Jack's Rio, 20910 North Frederick Road, Germantown

See all the upcoming events at: www.ggchamber.org/events/
 
  • Congratulations to A Cat Clinic, who celebrated 28 years of caring for cats in Germantown. First, in the Seneca Park Plaza Center, Clopper Road and Liberty Mill ("Old 118"), and since 2005 at our current location, 14200 Clopper Road. GGCC member Dale Rubenstein, DVM, DABVP started A Cat Clinic, the first feline-only veterinary hospital in Montgomery County. She is one of 80 board-certified feline specialists in the US.  Learn more about them at: www.acatclinic.us. 
    Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union, along with The Gazette and Baby’s Bounty Montgomery County will be sponsoring the 2nd Annual Baby Steps 5K Run/Walk on September 7 at the RIO Washingtonian Center.Proceeds from the 5K go to support Baby’s Bounty MC, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing essential items such as gear and clothing to babies born to victims of domestic abuse, teen mothers, and those living in poverty. The Baby Steps 5K will begin at 7:45am with a warm-up led by Soldierfit, followed by a 5K for timed runners at 8:00AM. A Fun Run/Walk for non-timed runners and children will begin at 9:00 am. To register for the Baby Steps 5K Run/Walk click here.
  • Righttime Medical Care is offering a Summer Sports Physical discount for student athletes. Sports Physicals are now offered for $20 by appointment only until August 31, 2014. Sports Physicals must be scheduled on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday between 10 am - 3 pm at any of the Righttime Medical Care locations to qualify for the $20 promotion. Call or click to schedule an appointment at 888.808.6483 or www.myrighttime.com. 
  • Montgomery College Workforce Development & Continuing Education is bringing 5 new classes to its schedule this September that will help you be the entrepreneur that you want to be. For more information contact Karen Ambrose at 240-567-2592 or karen.ambrose@montgomerycollege.edu. 
  • BlackRock Center for the Arts has announced its 2014-15 Performance Season including many audience favorites; music from around the world; performances perfect for the little ones and much, much more all on stage at BlackRock starting this fall. For further information click here now. 
  • Jumpstart your Fall business development efforts at The Power Conference with over 700 regional business people from Maryland, D.C., and Virginia and beyond. The Power Conference features over 40 masterclass roundtables and workshops on fresh, trending advanced business topics and more. The Power Conference will be held on Thursday, August 28 at the Bethesda North Marriott Conference Center. For further details, click here.  

13th Annual Multi-Organizational Networking Extravaganza

Join the GGCC and 19 other great networking organizations for this one night extravaganza. There will be plenty of opportunities to connect with other businesses, make new contacts and try delicious food in the international food court while you help to grow your business. Plus a special bonus arrive early and hear the Pre-Event Seminar and Discussion 4:00-5:30pm. Learn how to quickly and easily build a prospecting and referral "machine" to continuously create more sales than you ever dreamed possible!

As a GGCC member your price will be $25 per person and $30 for nonmembers.  The price increases by $5 after June 30 at noon. Register at: www.teamnetwork.com/megamarty. When registering, please don't forget to register under the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber tab, thanks!

Fireworks and More

  • Join friends and family for the City of Gaithersburg’s Independence Day celebration featuring live music, food, activities, and spectacular fireworks on Friday, July 4, at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds. Gates open at 5:00pm. This event is sponsored in part by the Montgomery County Agricultural Center. For information call 301-258-6350 or e-mail parksrec@gaithersburgmd.gov.
  • The County will host a fireworks display in Germantown on July 4th. Come see "Germantown Glory!" at the Maryland SoccerPlex in South Germantown Recreational Park, 18041 Central Park Circle in Germantown. Germantown Glory will kick off at 7 p.m. with a concert by InGratitude: A Tribute to Earth, Wind & Fire. Fireworks to begin at approximately 9:15pm.
  • Montgomery Village Foundation will host their Fourth of July Celebration on Friday, July 4 from 11:00am - 2:00pm at the Apple Ridge Recreation Area, 10101 Apple Ridge Road in Montgomery Village. Start your holiday with the Fourth of July 5K Race and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk. Come to the parade and then stay for other Independence Day activities. For more information, click here.Vendor opportunities available but spaces fill up quickly, so register early to get a spot at the event by contacting Beto Benitez at 301-948-0110, ext. 2359 or hbenitez@mvf.org.

GGCC Named in 2014 Top 25 Chambers

We were named to the Washington Business Journal’s Top 25 Chambers of Commerce. Ranked by revenue, the GGCC was ranked number 15. Read more, click here. 

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 12 at Worthington Manor Golf Club with a Noon shotgun. This tournament is intended to offer enjoyable golf and the opportunity to network. For details, click here now or email Laura at lrowles@ggchamber.org. 

Member-to-Member Discounts

Our Member-to-Member Discount Program (M2M) will enhance the value of your membership by giving you the opportunity to buy goods and services from other members at a discount. This is a benefit you can pass along to all of your employees.
This week's featured companies:


Quinter Design: 15%
Re/Max Realty Group Tahri-Joutey: Call for Details
Renaissance Systems, Inc. (RSI): 5%

View all the discounts at: http://www.ggchamber.org/membership/member-to-member-discount/.
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