Wednesday, May 13
12:00-1:00 pm

Events Committee Meeting
: GGCC Members Only
Where: GGCC Office, 910 Clopper Road, Suite 205N, Gaithersburg
Register: Please email if you plan to attend, thank you!
Thursday, May 14
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Non-Profit Sector Meeting
: GGCC Members Only
Where: BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown
Register: Please email if you plan to attend, thank you!

Saturday, May 16
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Gaithersburg Book Festival
Cost:: Free for All!
Where: Grounds of the Gaithersburg City Hall 
Tuesday, May 19
8:30-9:30 am
Economic Development Committee Meeting
: GGCC Members Only
Where: Montgomery College Germantown Campus Paul Peck Building (Goldenrod Bldg), 20271 Goldenrod Lane Room 105, Germantown 

Wednesday, May 20
8:00-9:00 am
Membership Committee Meeting
: GGCC Members Only
Where: GGCC Office, 910 Clopper Road, Suite 205N, Gaithersburg

Thursday, May 21

5:30-7:30 pm
12th Annual Wine Tasting
Cost:: Tickets are $35 for GGCC Members & First-Time Visitors;$65 for Returning Non-Members
WhereKentlands Mansion, 320 Kent Square Road, Gaithersburg
Wednesday, May 27
7:30-9:00 am
Business Networking Before Nine
Cost:: Free for GGCC Member and First-Time Non-Members. Returning Non-Members Pay $40
WhereLaunch Workplaces, 9841 Washingtonian Blvd., Gaithersburg

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Welcome New Members! Joined in April 2015.
Carrabba's Italian Grill     
19935 Century Boulevard, Germantown, MD 20874
Douglas Leone               
Exousia Ministries
9108 Charlie Farm Court, Gaithersburg, MD 20882
Darryl Joyce   
Hershey's Restaurant & Bar
17030 Oakmont Ave., Gaithersburg MD 20877
Lisa Gorman
Liberty's Promise
2900 A Jefferson Davis Highway, Alexandria, VA  22305
Julien Labiche   
18313 Leaman Farm Road, Germantown, MD 20874
Rizwan  Bhopal
12165 Darnestown Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Liza Jenkins
Zoe's Kitchen
177 Kentlands Blvd., Gaithersburg, MD 20878
DeAnna Jerore

GGCC Celebrates National Small Business Week!

See how we celebrated by reading our blog. To view the blog post, click here.  
  • Metropolitan Ballet Theatre & Academy is hosting a Fairytale Ballet Tea Party & Performance on Sunday, May 17th.  Seatings at 10am,12pm and 5pm.  Bring your favorite little ballerina to have a tea party and to see characters like Snow White, Aurora, The Sugar Plum Fairy, Copelia and more in a ballet performance in MBT's Studio Theater!  More information and tickets at or 301-762-1757.
  • Shady Grove Farmers Market kicks off 2015 Season at Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus. For further details, click here
  • Montgomery College offers Summer 2015 classes designed to meet your entrepreneurial needs in support of your business ideas including The Intentional Entrepreneur and New Venture. For more information, contact Karen Ambrose at 240-567-2592 or 
  • ATTENTION ALL BUSINESS FOLK! Come and listen to Judy Robinett speak on May 16th at the Gaithersburg Book Festival. She has led both public and private companies as CEO and served in management positions at Fortune 500 companies. Judy’s book, “How to Be a Power Connector: the 5+50+100 Rule,” was named the #1 business book of 2014 by Inc. Magazine. She has been profiled in Fast Company, Forbes, CBS, Huffington Post and Bloomberg Businessweek. For further details, visit: 
  • 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 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.
  • Keith Lipton, Avison Young Principal and Managing Director announced  that John Myers has joined the firm in Suburban Maryland as a Principal of Avison Young. He will focus on landlord and tenant representation and expanding the company’s presence in Suburban Maryland markets. Myers brings more than 30 years of commercial real estate experience with him. Welcome! 
  • July 4th is one of the most exciting times of the year in Montgomery Village. They go all out with live music, carnival games, arts and crafts, vendors, and a parade. Spaces fill up quickly, so register early to get a spot at the event. Contact Beto Benitez at 301-948-0110, ext. 2359 or for more details. EVENT ORDER FORM
  • Holiday Inn Gaithersburg announces “Meetings with Rewards”!  Book a meeting, lunch, seminar, cocktail reception or wedding and get 3 “Reward” points for every dollar that you spend. Do you book business for a boss or associate? Refer the business to the Holiday Inn Gaithersburg and get “Rewarded”  with 500 points PLUS get points for the total spent1! It is our Thank you for being a loyal friend to the Hotel. For more information or to refer business call the Sales and Catering offices at 240-238-1127.
  • Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union presents Small Business University on Thursday, May 21 from 7:00 am - 8:30 am featuring President and Founder of Driven To Excel, Inc. who will discuss "Anticipating Customer Needs". Engineer customer experiences that exceed their expectations and demonstrate that you know them ... better than they know themselves. For further details and/or to register, click here.
  • Matan Companies has sold 25 acres of its 106-acre Westview South development site to Mitchell & Best Home Builders for $13,883,500, as part of Phase 1 of 2. The self-contained Westview South campus is a true ‘live, work, play’ environment, strategically located along the Route 85 Corridor with easy access to major interstates I-70 and I-270. For the latest news from Matan Companies, please visit
  • Join Hospice Caring for their upcoming workshop "Empathy in Patient Care, When Treating People with Life-Threatening Illnesses" on Thursday, June 4 from 8:30 am - 12:15 pm, at the Universities at Shady Grove.  This is a collaborative effort between Hospice Caring, Aspire Counseling, and the Universities at Shady Grove. For further details, click here
  • At this year’s Gaithersburg Book Festival, consider the children whose families can’t afford to buy new books or have difficulty accessing their local library. In some city schools, as many as 90 percent of students qualify for reduced or free school lunches, which underscores the need in the community for additional support. The Gaithersburg Book Festival, Politics & Prose Bookstore and Kentlands Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa are teaming up to encourage Festival attendees to purchase books onsite May 16, which will then be donated to children in the Gaithersburg community. Everyone who donates a book will receive a coupon from Hand & Stone for free aromatherapy on a massage or $10 off an Exceptional Facial. Hand & Stone will also hold a drawing, giving donors a chance to win a free massage or facial. Questions about the drive? Contact: Kay Hechler at 240-743-9704. 
  • Butler's Orchard Fresh Market has reopened. Open daily from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm and located at 22200 Davis Mill Road in Germantown, For further details, visit them at: 

12th Annual Wine Tasting
Thursday, May 21
Kentlands Mansion

The GGCC will hold its 12th Annual Wine 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
  • The Melting Pot Gaithersburg
  • Local 301
  • Not Your Average Joe's
  • Brasserie Beck
  • Asia Nine
  • Bargain Movers
This year’s wine tasting features a guided wine tasting tutorial five featured wines compliments of Pinky & Pepe of Pinky and Pepe’s Grape Escape. Attendees will receive a special discount coupon to use that week in the Pinky and Pepe’s Grape Escape Kentlands store.
The wine 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. Register by May 19 Please! 

20th Annual Public Safety Awards Breakfast

20th Annual Public Safety Awards Breakfast

Friday. August 14
Montgomery County Fairgrounds

The GGCC will honor local heroes from Public Safety personnel of the Upcounty for their courageous, life-saving actions at the 20th Annual Public Safety Awards Breakfast.

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 Breakfast on Friday, August 14 at 7:30am at the Montgomery County Agricultural Center, Inc., 16 Chestnut Street, Gaithersburg.

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.

: Paul Davis Restoration and Remodeling (
Official Photography Donated by / Sponsored by: Sugarloaf Photography by Fabrizio


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:

Tuckers A/C, Heating & Plumbing: 10%
Union Jack’s Rio: 10%
Web Mobile Image LLC: 10%
View all the discounts at:

Save The Date!

25th Annual Business Golf Classic
Friday. September 11
Worthington Manor Golf Club

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.

Cost per person is $2,899. Space is limited. Sign up early to secure your seat. For more information please contact the Chamber at (301)840-1400.    

3rd Annual Montgomery County Small Business Awards Luncheon

Celebrate Small Business in Montgomery County!

Montgomery County is home to more than 33,000 small business – businesses that contribute directly to the strength of the area’s economy. The 2015 Montgomery County Small Business Awards Luncheon will recognize outstanding small businesses in the County. 

Nominate Your Business or a Business Today! Submissions accepted through May 13, 2015, 3 p.m.

Event date: June 24, 2015, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Where: North Bethesda Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, 5701 Marinelli Rd., North Bethesda, MD 20852
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