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Tuesday, June 28
7:45-9:30 am

GGCC Employment Law Workshop Part II - TOMORROW!! 
About: The GGCC, in cooperation with its Non-Profit Group, has invited Marc Engel,an employment attorney at Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chartered, to discuss Employment Law with ALL GGCC Members, so you can understand and comply with the following laws: hiring, evaluation & termination. This workshop is specifically designed to help small and medium sized businesses and non-profit employers understand and comply with these laws
Where / Sponsored ByLaunch Workplaces, 9841 Washingtonian Boulevard,Suite 200, Gaithersburg
Important Details: Registration: 7:45 am. Program will begin promptly at 8:00 am. Limited space. Please register in advance. Thank you!

Wednesday, June 29
7:00 pm

Chamber Baseball Family Fun Night with the Gaithersburg Giants
Cost: Free, Advance registration is requested
About: Join us for an awesome evening of collegiate baseball watching the Gaithersburg Giants. Take your family out to the ballgame, buy a hot dog and root, root, root for the home team. Jerry Therrien of Therrien Waddell, Inc. will throw out the first pitch. Sure to be a great evening. Join us!
WhereCriswell Automotive Field at Kelley Park, 400 Victory Farm Lane, Gaithersburg

Thursday, June 30
8:00-9:30 am

New Member Orientation - Come Discover the Benefits of Membership!
WhereHomewood Suites, 805 Russell Avenue, Gaithersburg
Friday, July 8
7:30-10:00 am
21st Annual Public Safety Awards
Cost: :$35 Members & Guests / $60 Non-Members /$550 Shining Silver Sponsor / $300 Table Sponsor
WhereMontgomery County Agricultural Center, Inc., Heritage Building, 16 Chestnut Street, Gaithersburg
NOTE: Please purchase tickets by June 30. Sponsor names due by June 30
Wednesday, July 13
12:00-1:00 pm
Events Committee Meeting
Where: GGCC Office, 910 Clopper Road, Suite 205N, Gaithersburg 

Wednesday, July 20
5:00-7:30 pm

2nd Annual Explore Downtown Crown
Cost: $10 for GGCC Members. Non-Members: $20. Complimentary appetizers to be served at each of the locations. Free Beer Tasting at Downtown Crown Wine & Beer / Stop #1. Cash bar / Drink Specials at Stops #2 - #5. 
Where: Downtown Crown, 303 Copley Place, Gaithersburg
Wednesday, July 20
8:30-9:30 am
Economic Development Committee Meeting
Cost: GGCC Members Only
Where:  Montgomery College Germantown Campus Paul Peck Building (Goldenrod Bldg), 20271 Goldenrod Lane Room 105, Germantown

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

Wednesday, July 27
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Business Card Exchange Lunch
Cost: $20 for GGCC Members and First-Time Non-Members. $40 Returning Non-Members
Where: Copper Canyon Grill, 100 Boardwalk Place, Gaithersburg

Thursday, August 4
4:30-6:00 pm
Young Professionals Group Happy "Pool" Hour
Cost: GGCC MEMBERS: FREE (incl. in membership); NON-MEMBERS: FREE for First-Time Non-Members. Returning Non-Members pay $40.
Where: Alta Liberty Mill Apartments, 19520 Waters Road, Germantown 

Tuesday, August 9
7:30-9:00 am
Business Networking Before Nine
Cost: GGCC MEMBERS: FREE (incl. in membership); NON-MEMBERS: FREE for First-Time Non-Members. Returning Non-Members pay $40.
Where: Barking Mad Café, 239 Spectrum Avenue, Gaithersburg 
Cost: GGCC MEMBERS: FREE (incl. in membership); NON-MEMBERS: FREE for First-Time Non-Members. Returning Non-Members pay $40.
Where: Activity Center at Bohrer Park, 506 S Frederick Avenue, Gaithersburg 

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Why is the Upcounty such a great place to do business? You tell me!

We are in the process of compiling an Economic Profile that will include demographics, current commercial buildings, available commercial property and existing companies. We also want to share some insight from existing businesses as to why you chose to locate in the northern I-270 Corridor.
Please take 2 minutes to complete the survey to help us develop a clear picture of who we are as a business community.


The Chamber office will be closed on Monday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. We wish you all a safe and happy Fourth! Here's what's going on in the Upcounty and where you can catch the firework displays:
  • Germantown Glory at the Maryland SoccerPlex at the South Germantown Recreational Park, 18041 Central Park Circle, Germantown. Germantown Glory will kick off at 7:00 pm with a concert by Quiet Fire, a soul, R&B and rock band that covers hits from the 1960s, 70s and 80s. Rain date is July 5.For more information, click here.
  • City of Gaithersburg's Independence Day Celebration & Fireworks. Gaithersburg's 4th of July celebration has a new home. Festivities start at 11:00 am with a variety of activities concluding with a fireworks show at approximately 9:30 pm. Note that the Water Park will be open for the exclusive use of City residents and aquatics members only on July 4. For more details, click here.  
  • Montgomery Village Foundation Annual Independence Day Celebration at the Apple Ridge Recreation Area and Pool, 10101 Apple Ridge Road, Montgomery Village from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. Activities include an Independence Day parade at 10 am followed by face painting, carnival games and rides, food booths, bingo and more. For more information, click here

  • Congratulations to Bruster's Real Ice Cream, who will be celebrating 10 years in business on July 18. They are located at 18519 N Frederick Avenue in Gaithersburg and are a great place to stop for ice cream on July 4th before or after the fireworks.
  • Congratulations to AstraZeneca Biologics Manufacturing Center, Montgomery County Public Schools, and the Plamondon Companies who were awarded “Wellness at Work” awards  in recognition of their exemplary accomplishments in worksite health promotion by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
  • Habitat for Humanity Metro Maryland has been selected to participate in Habitat for Humanity’s Repair Corps program, an initiative funded by The Home Depot Foundation to help build, rehabilitate or repair homes in partnership with U.S. military veterans and their families. Metro Maryland is one of  more than 45 communities across the country that will participate in more than 200 projects slated to take place as part of the 2016 program. Great Job! 
  • Shark Week is here and Old Town Pour House's notorious shark-themed cocktails are swimming now through July 3. OTPH is located at 212 Ellington Boulevard in Gaithersburg.
  • Try Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. Taste of Mexco recipes for your next cookout. Click here to view the menu. 
  • Join Fleet Feet Sports of Gaithersburg on Friday, July 22 at 6:30 pm for their Recess Run. Flashback to a time when running, jumping, skipping, tag, dodge ball, capture the flag were some of your favorites. Free and fun for he entire family. To register, click here.
  • BlackRock Center for the Arts free summer concert series starts on July 2 at 6:00 pm and runs through July 30. Great artists like Justin Roberts and the Not Ready for Naptime Players, Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds, The U.S. Navy Cruisers, The Sweetback Sisters, The Empresarios, and the Quebe Sisters will be performing on the outdoor stage for free on Saturdays in July.  For further details, click here.
  • Join Small Business University, a program of Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union, on the third Thursday of each month between 7:00 am-8:30 am. Start your morning with great networking followed by an inspiring speaker each month. This month's speaker (July 21) is Mike Bishop, Community Manager, YELP, who will discuss "A Guide To Becoming An All-Star of Reputation Management." More info / register, click here.
The Club at PB Dye offers a myriad of programs and products to help companies of all sizes create business opportunities and enhance client and employee relations.  Please contact the director of events at (301) 607-4653 or click the image above to visit their website. 

21st Annual Public Safety Awards

The GGCC will honor local heroes from Public Safety personnel of the Upcounty for their courageous, life-saving actions at the 21st 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, July 8 at 7:30am at the Montgomery County Agricultural Center, Inc., 16 Chestnut Street, Gaithersburg.

$35 Members & Guests / $60 Non-Members 
$550 Shining Silver Sponsor / $300 Table Sponsor

Purchase your ticket by June 30.
Sponsor or Register now, Click Here.

26th Annual Business Golf Classic September 9

Date: Friday, September 9
Where: Worthington Manor, 8329 Fingerboard Road, Urbana

Tournament Schedule:
Driving Range Open: 7:30 am
Registration Begins: 7:30 am
Lunch: 11:30 am
Putt*A*Rama: 9:00 am
Shotgun Start: 9:30 am|
Award Reception: 3:00 pm

Sponsorship's Available
Golfers Wanted

Details and/or to sponsor, visit here

Help Us Drive Business!

As a valued member of our organization, you can play an active role in helping the Chamber grow its membership by forwarding your referrals to our membership department. 
To thank you, the chamber is offering you lunch on us. Who says there is no such thing as a free lunch? There is and you can come to the September Business Card Exchange Lunch on us providing  you can deliver a “qualified referral”.
Step 1: Identify a business, vendor, or acquaintance who could benefit from Chamber membership.
Step 2: Start an introductory email with our Director of Member Services. What is a qualified referral? Simple - provide the referrals’ full contact information (business name, their name, complete address, phone numbers, email & website) & make an email introduction between the referral and Director of Member Services.  And if you want, take it a step further and coordinate a meeting with prospect & Chamber Staff.
Step 3: Bring the “qualified referral” to any event in June or July (Public Safety Awards excluded) and lunch in September is on us.
If two members refer the same prospect, we enter the first referral into submission,
If a company is re-joining, they must be dropped for at least a year.
There is no limit to the number of referrals you can make! 

Thank you for being a valued GGCC Member. We appreciate you and your help. 

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:

Hilton Washington DC North/Gaithersburg: 20%
Holiday Inn Express & Suites: Call for Details
HoneyBaked Ham Company & Cafe: 10%

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Best of Ireland: Ireland Trip

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce invites members of the chamber and the community to experience the true Ireland Culture September 19, 2016. Space is Limited. Cost: $2,899,

The GGCC will be offering a fully escorted tour of “Emerald Island”. Come and discover the wonder of Ireland.

Inclusions: Round Trip Airfare; Airline Fuel Surcharges, Taxes & Fees; 7 Nights First Class Hotel; 9 Meals; Sightseeing Per Itinerary; Admissions Per Itinerary; Professional Tour Manager; Baggage Handling; and Hotel Transfers. 

Highlights: 7 Nights at 4 Star Hotels; Muckrose House; Cliffs of Moher; St. Patrick's Cathedral; Wicklow National Park; Adare Village; Blarney Castle; Trinity College; Book of Kells and Old James Whiskey Distillery. 

For more information or to register, please see the brochures, click here, or contact the Chamber at (301) 840-1400.
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