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First April Networking Event: Business Networking Before Nine on April 7! Register now, Click 
Here
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Tuesday, April 7
7:30-9:00 am

Business Networking Before Nine
Cost:: Free for GGCC Members & First-Time Non-Members / $40 Returning Non-Members
Where / Sponsored ByThe Izaak Walton League of America, 707 Conservation Lane, Gaithersburg
 
Wednesday, April 8
12:00-1:00 pm
Event Committee Meeting
Cost:: GGCC Members Only
WhereGGCC Office, 910 Clopper Road, Suite 205N, Gaithersburg
 
Friday, April 10
8:00-9:30 am
New Member Orientation
Cost
: Free for
 GGCC Members & First-Time Non-Members / $40 Returning Non-Members
WhereMid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union, 12820 Wisteria Drive, Germantown
Sponsored by: MyRealtyTeam Real Estate LLC

Friday, April 10
2:00-3:00 pm
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: Rockin' Jump
Cost
: Free for
 All!
WhereRockin' Jump, 18620 Woodfield Road, Gaithersburg

Tuesday, April 14
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: Asia Nine
Cost
: Free for
 All!
Where: Asia Nine, 254 Crown Park Avenue, Gaithersburg
 
Wednesday, April 15
8:00-9:00 am
Membership Committee Meeting
Cost:GGCC Members Only
WhereGGCC Office, 910 Clopper Road, Suite 205N, Gaithersburg

Thursday, April 16
5:30-7:30 pm

Business Networking After Five
Cost
: Free for
 GGCC Members & First-Time Non-Members / $40 Returning Non-Members
Where / Sponsored ByMid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union, 12820 Wisteria Drive, Germantown

Tuesday, April 21
8:30-9:30 am
Economic Development Committee Meeting
Cost: GGCC Members Only Please
Where: Montgomery College Germantown Campus, Paul Peck Building (Goldenrod Bldg), 20271 Goldenrod Lane, Room 105, Germantown

Wednesday, April 22
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Business Card Exchange Lunch
Cost
: $20 for
 GGCC Members/ $40 Non-Members
Special Presentation: "Healthy Living in the Workplace" by Mindy Pierce of LifeWork Strategies
Where / Sponsored By: 
Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar, 203 Crown Park Ave., Gaithersburg
 
Cost:GGCC Members Only
WhereGGCC Office, 910 Clopper Road, Suite 205N, Gaithersburg
 
Thursday, April 30
5:30-7:00 pm
Spring Fling Sponsored by the GGCC's Direct Connect Construction Group
Cost:: Free. This link is for GGCC Members to register only. Non-Members are welcome and should register via Eventbrite athttps://eventbrite.com/event/16147382255/.
WhereUnion Jack's, 9811 Washingtonian Blvd., Gaithersburg

See all the upcoming events at: www.ggchamber.org/events

  • The 20th Annual Bunnyland at Butler's Orchard opens March 28. And their farm market will be open during Bunnyland hours. Dates include: April 3, 4, 6, 10, 11, 12 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. It's an eggstravaganza of fun for the whole family. For fur further details, visit: www.butlersorchard.com.
  • Easter brunch is a special treat that comes only once a year. So if you are hunting for a place to take the peeps this year, FirstWatch - The Daytime Cafe is ready to serve their award-winning brunch. They are located at: 802 Muddy Branch Road in Gaithersburg.
  • Let Wegmans help with your Easter celebration. Details: http://goo.gl/t44lgl.
  • Make your Easter reservations for the The Melting Pot - Gaithersburg today. They will be seating from 1-9 pm on Easter Sunday. Enjoy a 4 course meal for $32 per person or order from their regular dinner menu. We will also have an egg-dyeing station available for the kids from 1-2:30. Reservations recommended. Menu details at: http://www.meltingpot.com/gaithersburg/specials/easter.
  • We survived the Winter. It’s time to enjoy Spring. That means it’s time to reserve your space in The Gazette’s Annual Community Guide. This is one of our most popular sections. Editions for upper, middle and lower Montgomery County.  It lists activities, resources, events, products and services throughout the area.  It’s inserted into over 145,000 papers. For more information or to reserve space contact Colette Releford , 301-670-2618, creleford@gazette.net'
  • DRS Technologies has moved 250 employees into 1 Milestone Center Court in Germantown after completing over 3 million dollars in renovations to the 133,140 square foot building. DRS signed a long-term lease with Matan Companies in February of 2014 as part of an area consolidation that included relocation from their aging manufacturing and engineering facilities at 700 Quince Orchard Road in Gaithersburg. Congrats Matan! 
  • Enjoy a relaxing, champagne Easter Brunch on Sunday April 5, at the Hilton Washington DC North/Gaithersburg. For further details and/or to make your reservations call 301.977.8900.
  • You can be part of our community’s tribute to the heroes in our lives – past and present. This is your opportunity to honor your personal hero. It could be a member of the military or police, fire department or other first-responders who put their lives on the line for us every day. For further details about Montgomery Village Rotary Club's Flags for Heroes, visit: www.FlagsForOurHeroes.org
  • The 2015 season of the Shady Grove Farmers Market is just around the corner and you are invited for a brief presentation and sampling reception on April 8 at Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus, 9601 Medical Center Drive, Rockville. o meet their space occupancy permits, they're presenting in three 45-minute sessions so you can choose from 3:00 to 3:45, 4:00 to 4:45 or 5:00 to 5:45. RSVP, click here. Starting on May 2 the market will be open on the JHU campus every Wednesday from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.
  • Mark your calendars and spread the word. Starting on Sunday April 19 and running through Saturday, April 25, passengers can ride for free by bringing canned food and shelf-stable food items to any Ride On bus in Montgomery County. Even if you have a Ride On pass, bring a can and save a fare. This year Manna Food Center is requesting that participants donate food to support our Smart Sacks program. The Smart Sacks program provides healthy food for weekend meals to more than 2,300 elementary school students each week.
  • Montgomery County Ranks #1 as State’s Healthiest County! For more information, click here
  • It's time to start your Spring party planning and Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar wanted to remind you that they have catering packages priced to fit anyone's budget. Visit their private events and catering page or call 301.330.4400. 
  • Soldierfit invites you to the 4th annual fundraising gala, “A Night in Vegas!” Attractions include Vegas style table games, silent auction, raffles, prizes, cocktails and amazing food. This year’s “A Night in Vegas!” event will be held at 4935 Bar & Kitchen in Bethesda on June 6th from 7pm till 11pm. For further details, click here.
  • The Beijing Guitar Duo, composed of Meng Su and Yameng Wang, widely noted for its outstanding technique and artistic musicality of classical guitar repertoire will perform at BlackRock Center for the Arts on April 12 at 3:00 pm. For further details, click here.
  • The 50+ Employment Expo: Retool, Recharge, Reinvent will be held on Monday, June 1 from 10:00 am–3:00 pm at the Marriott Bethesda North Hotel and Conference Center, 5701 Marinelli Road, Bethesda. Recruiters from dozens of employers, including non-profits, government, healthcare, retail, technology and more. To present or for more information or accommodations, e-mail mgordon@AccessJCA.org or 301-255-4209. 
  • The annual Celebrate! Gaithersburg in Olde Towne street festival will be held on Sunday, June 14 from noon to 5:00 pm., and will include several stages of live entertainment, a variety of local food, and themed areas geared for all ages and interests. Businesses and organizations are invited to be part of the celebration through vendor and sponsorship opportunities. For further details, click here.
  • The Germantown Library will host a Small Business Seminar - "How to Market your Business" on June 11 from 7:00-9:00 pm at the  Germantown Library, 19840 Century Blvd., Germantown. For further details, call 240-777-0110 or click here to register. 
  • Montgomery County Department of Economic Development introduced a new program that provides one-on-one business assistance to entrepreneurs and start-ups. This program is open to any entrepreneur and/or business located within Montgomery County.More information, contact Stephanie Eyler at 240-777-2015 or Stephanie.Eyler@MontgomeryCountyMD.gov. To reserve your spot, please register via http://goo.gl/forms/qQtOVjb2zN.
  • Aerotek offices have partnered with a couple non-profits, Wounded Warrior Project and Warrior 360 in order to raise funds to help them fulfill their vision. The golf tournament is Friday, May 8th at PB Dye Golf Course in Urbana, MD.  For further details contact Brett Rough at 301-315-1849 or brough@aerotek.com or Michael Coon at 240-629-7112 or mcoon@aerotek.com.

12th Annual Beer & Wine Tasting
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Thursday, May 21
Kentlands Mansion

The GGCC will hold its 12th Annual Wine & Beer Tasting at the Kentlands Mansion. Each ticket includes a wine-tasting glass and tastings.
 
The event sponsors include:
  • The City of Gaithersburg
  • Pinky and Pepe’s Grape Escape
  • Downtown Crown Wine & Beer
  • The Melting Pot Gaithersburg
  • Local 301
  • Not Your Average Joe's
  • Brasserie Beck
  • Asia Nine
 
This year’s wine tasting features a guided wine tasting tutorial four featured wines compliments of Pinky & Pepe of Pinky and Pepe’s Grape Escape and a beer station compliments of Downtown Crown Wine & Beer. Also attendees will receive a special discount coupon to use that week in the Pinky and Pepe’s Grape Escape Kentlands store.
 
The wine & beer will be paired with delicious food from Local 301, Not Your Average Joe's, Asia Nine, Brasserie Beck and more! Fresh strawberries dipped in chocolate will be served compliments of the Melting Pot Gaithersburg.

Cost: Tickets are $35 for GGCC Members & First-Time Visitors; and $65 for Returning Non-Members.

Register Now, Click Here

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: 10%
Re/Max Realty Group - Tahri-Joutey: Call for Details
Rio Sport & Health Club: Call for Details

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

Save The Dates!

20th Annual Public Safety Awards Breakfast
Friday. August 14
Montgomery County Fairgrounds
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25th Annual Business Golf Classic
Friday. September 11
Worthington Manor Golf Club

Under the Tuscan Sun! Chamber Italy Trip.

We  invite members of the chamber and the community to experience true Tuscan Culture departing on October 27, 2015.The GGCC will be offering a fully escorted tour of the region of Tuscany.

Highlights Include: Florence, Pisa & Lucca, Siena, Cinque Terre (optional), San Gimignano, Chianti Region and Montecatini.

Inclusions: Round Trip Airfare, Airline Fuel Surcharges, Taxes and Fees, 7 Nights First Class Hotel, 10 Meals (7B, 3D), Sightseeing Per Itinerary, Admissions Per Itinerary, Professional Tour Manager, Baggage Handling and Hotel Transfers.

EARLY BIRD DEADLINE APPROACHING: Cost per person is $2,899. Pay your deposit by April 1, 2015 and deduct $100 off per person. Space is limited. Sign up early to secure your seat. Makes for the perfect holiday gift. For more information please contact the Chamber at (301)840-1400.    
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