Tuesday, January 19
4:00-5:0 pm
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: Waredaca Brewing Company
Cost: FREE for all, advance registration requested.
Where:  Waredaca Brewing Company, 4017 Damascus Road, Laytonsville
Wednesday, January 20 - NEW DAY!
8:30-9:30 am
Economic Development Committee Meeting
Cost: GGCC Members Only
Topic: Economic Development in Montgomery County
Speaker: Bob Buchanan, Board Chair of the newly formed Economic Development Corporation 
Where:  Montgomery College Germantown Campus Paul Peck Building (Goldenrod Bldg), 20271 Goldenrod Lane Room 105, Germantown

Thursday, January 21
5:30-7:30 pm
Business Networking After Five 
Cost: GGCC MEMBERS: FREE (incl. in membership); NON-MEMBERS: FREE for First-Time Non-Members. Returning Non-Members pay $45.
Where:  Alta Liberty Mill Apartments, 19520 Waters Road, Germantown
Thursday, January 21
8:00-9:00 am
Membership Committee Meeting
Cost: GGCC Members Only
Where:  GGCC Office, 910 Clopper Road, Suite 205N, Gaithersburg

Wednesday, January 27
4:30-6:00 pm
Young Professionals Group Happy Hour
Cost: GGCC MEMBERS: FREE (incl. in membership); NON-MEMBERS: FREE for First-Time Non-Members. Returning Non-Members pay $45.
Where: Senor Tequila's, 20021 Century Boulevard, Germantown
Friday, January 29
8:30-9:30 am
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: Nothing Bundt Cakes
Cost: FREE for all, advance registration requested.
Where:  Nothing Bundt Cakes, 12133 Darnestown Road, Gaithersburg

Wednesday, February 10
Sponsored by: Holy Cross Health
Where:  Montgomery College, BioScience Education Center, 20200 Observation Drive, Germantown. 
Wednesday, February 17
5:30-7:30 pm
Business Networking After Five 
Cost: GGCC MEMBERS: FREE (incl. in membership); NON-MEMBERS: FREE for First-Time Non-Members. Returning Non-Members pay $45.
Where:  Therrien Waddell, 100 Lakeforest Boulevard, Suite 600, Gaithersburg
Wednesday, February 24
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Business Card Exchange Lunch
Cost: GGCC MEMBERS: $20; NON-MEMBERS: $20 for First-Time Non-Members. Returning Non-Members pay $40.
Where:  TBD
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Welcome New Members: December 2015

  • Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union presents Small Business University on Thursday January 21 from 7:00-8:30 am at Montgomery Community Media. The featured presenter is Senator Ben Cardin who will discuss "Helping Marylander's Build Small Business Success". Advance registration required, click here.
  • Wear your favorite fairy costume, and meet the fairies from Metropolitan Ballet Theatre's upcoming original fairy tale ballet, Becoming Sugar Plum, at the Fairyland Tea Party on Sunday, February 21. Enjoy a ballet class, "tea", and a sweet treat. Sittings at 10:00 am, 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm. Tickets: Tickets: click here or call 301-762-1757. 
  • Host your outing, special event or tournament at Worthington Manor Golf Club this season. Please call Ted DeVers at 301-874-5400 or visit their Golf Outing page for information.
  • Nalley Fresh is opening in the Kentlands. GGCC members and their families are invited to Celebrate the Freshness on Saturday January 23rd, 11:30-2:00 pm and 5-7:00 pm. Bring in a print-out of this email for free entrées for your entire party. Every day there are 80 fresh ingredients to mix and match into dozens of scrumptious international dishes. Visit to learn more. 
  • A properly wired home is a safer home. An important part of your electrical safety is the proper installation and use of GFCIs…ground fault circuit interrupters. Now required by code in most states, think of the GFCI as an electrical lifesaver…gathering dust on the wall until the moment of your greatest need.FAB Electric & Generators can assist with your home or business electrical needs. Contact Fab Electric at 1 (888) FAB-ELEC or visit for all your electrical needs.
  • Danny Farrar's, owner of SOLDIERFIT, cover of Men's Health magazine is up for America's Society of Magazine Editor's 2016 Best Cover. Voting is open until January 26th and the winners will be named at AMMC on February 2nd. Vote, click here.
  • If your business serves homeowners, then simply put, you do not want to miss the 2016 Montgomery Village Home Show on Saturday, March 19 from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm at the Lake Marion Community Center, 8821 East Village Avenue, Montgomery Village. Click here to register for the home show. 
  • The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence is celebrating its dedication on February 8 at the center’s newly remodeled facility at 9700 Great Seneca Highway. Click here to learn more about The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
  • The first multi-family project in Urbana is beginning to take shape. Construction crews with Morgan Keller are feverishly working on the Urban Green Apartment Community — a 352-unit development with a combination of mixed-use residential units and retail space. Matan Companies is developing the luxury apartment project, and has teamed up with Gables Residential to manage the community. For more information on Urban Green, visit 
  • The City of Gaithersburg, in partnership with the Harp and Shamrock Society of Gaithersburg and the Peterson Companies/Rio Washingtonian Center, will host the 16th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade at 10:00 am on Saturday, March 12 at Washingtonian Center.  Community groups and other organizations are invited to march in the parade. A participant application form is available on the City’s website.
  • Schedule a free, one-hour consultation to learn about the new PSAT scoring and how it relates to the new SAT. Call C2 Education, 816 Muddy Branch Road, at 240.813.9509 to schedule your appointment. 

GGCC Entrepreneur Breakfast Series

TOPIC: "Choosing the Right Partners"

SPEAKER: Shahab Kaviani, Co-founder of Breezio & Our Entrepreneur Panel

DATE: Wednesday, February 10

TIME: 7:45-9:30 am

LOCATION: Montgomery College, BioScience Education Center, 20200 Observation Drive, Germantown

ABOUT: should have a partner, how you know who the best partners are for you, and best practices for productive partner relationships. The morning will begin with our Keynote Speaker Shahab Kaviani, Co-founder of Breezio who will speak on “Choosing the Right Partners”.He will be followed by a panel discussion of entrepreneurs. Each panelist will share their story, how they chose their partners, what motivated them to take the entrepreneurial leap, and they will answer the question- what makes their partnerships strong?  

COST: GGCC, Rockville & Olney Chamber Members & Guests: $20


#UniteGaithersburgGermantown Contest Coming Soon

Whether you’re a local business owner, corporate exec, farmer, stay-at-home mom, teacher, or contractor, we all love Gaithersburg & Germantown because our quality of life is “World Class.”

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber is fighting for this every day through:
  • Engaging our business community to grow our local economy,
  • Advocating for the services and infrastructure your business and family need, and
  • Connecting with nonprofits doing critical work our community.
How it Works:
Download Unite Sign
Download a copy of the #UniteGaithersburgGermantown sign from our website (coming soon) or the Facebook photo album.

Take a Photo!
Use this hashtag, #UniteGaithersburgGermantown in the caption when you post a picture holding the #UniteGaithersburgGermantown sign and we will pull them all together in our Facebook album for you, your friends and colleagues to VOTE. Take your photo in front of whatever you'd like to showcase (to over 1,300 Facebook friends), in a place that identifies you and your company, what's important to you (friends, family, kids soccer game, etc.), or your favorite part of Gaithersburg-Germantown! Be Creative!

Post your photo three ways:
- On your Business Facebook Page & use hashtag #UniteGaithersburgGermantown
Twitter - Use hashtag #UniteGaithersburgGermantown & add our handle @GGCCNEWS
Instagram - Use hashtag #UniteGaithersburgGermantown & tag us—GBURGGERMANTOWNCHAMBER.

Voting begins immediately in our Facebook #UniteGaithersburgGermantown Photo Album. The winner will be determined BY "LIKES" on each of these photos, so tell friends and family to vote for YOUR photo.

Contest Rules
The campaign will run from February 1-29. Last day for submissions is 3:00 p.m. on February 29 . The winner will be announced via all our social media channels on Friday, March 4. Prize to be determined.
Photos must be taken in Gaithersburg and/or Germantown.  

Let’s tell our community we’re United.
To download the #UniteGaithersburgGermantown sign, click here.

Restaurant Week 2016

The GGCC would like you to join Us in Celebrating Restaurant Week: January 25-31. 

DINE at one or many of the 31 GGCC Member restaurants January 25th through the 31st and show your support!

This is a Great opportunity to experience the area’s finest restaurants. Support our local restaurants. Tell them the Chamber sent you!

For a complete listing of our member restaurants see theRestaurant Guide on the reverse side of this flyer or visit our membership directory at

GGCC Snow Policy

GGCC follows the same policy as the Montgomery County Public Schools.

The policy is as follow:

When the County Schools are closed or there is a two-hour delay, all GGCC morning events and committee meetings are cancelled.
Any afternoon events or committee meetings will be decided upon by 8:00 am.
All evening events or committee meetings, will be decided upon by Noon.
Please note there are times that an event may be held or cancelled due to the sponsoring company’s policies and/or the discretion of the GGCC.

We will keep everyone apprised via our website and social media outlets if possible and as soon as we can. Thank you.

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:

Staffing Alternatives, Inc.: Call for Details
Strat Plan Guy: Complimentary Consultation
Sugarloaf Congregation of Unitarian Universalists: Call for Details

View all the discounts at:
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