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Time moves extremely fast. We all get busy with our personal lives and businesses. That’s why we have a variety of events to meet your needs, allowing you to network and still being able to focus on the good things in life.

Join us this month for good conversations & invest in your future!!

Friday, September 9
8:30 am-4:00 pm (SHOTGUN 9:30 am)
26th Annual Business Golf Classic
Cost: Sponsorship's in varying levels available. Players & Foursomes Wanted. Sign Up Today!
Where: Worthington Manor, 8329 Fingerboard Road, Urbana 
GOLFERS: Final foursome names are due to me today please!! 
 
Wednesday, September 14
12:00-1:00 pm
Events Committee Meeting
Cost: GGCC MEMBERS ONLY
Where: GGCC Office, 910 Clopper Road, Suite 205N, Gaithersburg

Thursday, September 15
5:30-7:30 pm
Annual Chamber Picnic, Volunteer Recognition & Non-Profit Showcase
Cost: GGCC MEMBERS: FREE (incl. in membership); NON-MEMBERS: FREE for First-Time Non-Members. Returning Non-Members pay $40.
Where: Smokey Glen Farm Barbequers, Inc., 16407 Riffle Ford Road, Gaithersburg
 
Thursday, September 15
8:00-9:00 am
Membership Committee Meeting
Cost: GGCC MEMBERS ONLY
Where: GGCC Office, 910 Clopper Road, Suite 205N, Gaithersburg
 
Tuesday, September 20
5:00-6:00 pm
Ribbon Cutting: Pieology Pizzeria
Cost: FREE. Advance Registration Requested.
Where: Pieology Pizzeria, 15780 Shady Grove Road, Gaithersburg 

Wednesday, September 21
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

Wednesday, September 21
5:00-7:00 pm
An Evening of Networking: Joint with the Frederick Chamber
Cost: Free. GGCC & FCC Members Only!
Where: Comus Inn, 23900 Old Hundred Road, Dickerson
 
Wednesday, September 28
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: Buca di Beppo, 122 Kentlands Boulevard, Gaithersburg

Thursday, September 29
5:30-7:30 pm
Regional Young Professional Group Happy Hour
Cost: Free. Open to Young Professional's Only (21-40). Advance registration is requested. Register at: https://goo.gl/eSfTUf.
Where: Miller's Ale House, 1471 Rockville Pike, Rockville

Monday, October 3
5:30-7:30 pm
Business Networking After Five
Cost: GCC MEMBERS: FREE (incl. in membership); NON-MEMBERS: FREE for First-Time Non-Members. Returning Non-Members pay $40.
Where: BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown, MD 20874

Thursday, October 13
7:45-9:30 am
GGCC Entrepreneur Breakfast Series: Evolution is Essential for Entrepreneurs
Cost: $20
Where: Montgomery College, BioScience Education Center, 20200 Observation Drive, Germantown

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

  • The Public Technology Institute has designated Montgomery County a “Tech Savvy” County for 2016. Way to go MoCo! Read more at:http://goo.gl/etDSwl.
  • Support wounded, injured & ill combat veterans at Pinky & Pepe's Grape Escape $2 Million Dollar Celebration supporting Operation Second Chance on Thursday, September 8 from 6-9:00 pm. Live music & a complimentary wine & beer tasting will be happening at this red carpet event. Pinky & Pepe's Grape Escape is located at 223 Kentlands Boulevard in Gaithersburg.
  • Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chartered Employment Alliance Group meeting will be held on September 15 at 8:00 am at 3 Bethesda Metro Center, Suite 460 in Bethesda. Employment Attorney Marc Engel will be discussing the Montgomery County Earned Sick and Safe Leave Act that is scheduled to take effect on October 1, 2016; the new Maryland Equal Pay Act scheduled to take effect on October 1, 2016; and the amendments to the Fair Labor Standards Act will take effect on December 1, 2016. Register by calling Marc at 301-657-0184 or mrengel@lerchearly.com or Kim Cox at kdcox@lerchearly.com. Space is limited.  
  • 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 (September 15) is GGCC Member Laura Van Eperen, Founder of Van Eperen who will discuss "Nail Your Brand Message and Deliver It Wisely " including insight and tips with Q&A. More info / register, click here.
  • Now in its 21st season, the Gaithersburg Winter Lights Festival has become a much-anticipated holiday tradition for families in the Washington area A portion of the ticket sales from the Festival benefits charities that help hundreds of people in our community. In anticipation of the 2016 event, qualified nonprofit and not-for-profit organizations are invited to apply now for beneficiary status. Application forms are available online at www.gaithersburgmd.gov, or contact Ilana Guttin with the Department of Parks, Recreation and Culture at 301-258-6350 or by e-mail at iguttin@gaithersburgmd.gov.  The application deadline is September 30.
  • In an effort to ensure the community is safe in the event of an emergency, the Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus and other local and federal agencies are working together to bring the second annual Emergency Preparedness Fair to the Rockville campus. The Emergency Preparedness Fair is scheduled for 11:00 am - 2:00 pm on  Wednesday, September 21. For more information, click here
  • Rebuilding Together Montgomery County will host its 2016 RTMC Golf Classic on Monday, October 17 at Whiskey Creek Golf Club. Join them for a day of golf and help them improve the homes of neighbors in need. Learn more rebuildingtogethermc.org. 
  • Become a founding member at the new Life Time Athletic Gaithersburg club. This is an elite opportunity that comes with some great perks. A limited number of founding memberships are still available. Take a virtual tour of the new Life Time Athletic at VRTour360 or call them today at 301-569-5100 to get started. 
  • Join Blue Mash Golf Course for a free outing seminar on Wednesday, October 5th, with Golf Tournament Association of America President Phil Immordino. Any and all past, present, or future golf outing coordinators are invited to attend.  Click here for details and RSVP information.
  • Nalley Fresh in the Kentlands will host its Community Day on Saturday, September 17 from 12-4:00 pm. and they are offering each guest one FREE entree (a donation is requested to support Qunice Orchard High School). Come out and discover why Nalley Fresh won Baltimore Magazine's 2016 Reader's Poll Best Lunch category. Nalley Fresh is located at 261 Kentlands Boulevard in Gaithersburg.  
  • Join the Germantown Police and Fire & Rescue at their Open House on Saturday, September 17 from 11:00 am -3:00 pm. Food, demonstrations, and more for the whole family. Activities will be held at 20000 Aircraft Drive in Germantown. 
  • Montgomery Community Media is seeking to contract with an event planner. See the RFP here: http://ow.ly/sjeQ303Om6K. 
  • Fall seasonal and conservatory (year long) classes at BlackRock Center for the Arts are filling fast. View classes and register now by clicking here. Early registration discount ends today. 
  • Make Old Town Pour House your house for Redskins football and win all season long. When you purchase a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale or a Hophunter IPA on Redskins gameday you can enter to win a chance to win a Redskins jersey. For further details or to see the Redskins schedule, click here
  • Ironistic is sponsoring the 9th Annual Run Geek Run race, a 5K race supporting Capitol Post, which offers veterans in the Washington, DC region personalized guidance through mentoring, business counseling, and access to key resources, programs, and leaders. The race will be held on September 25 at 8:00 am at the Potomac Yard area. Learn more / register at: www.rungeekrun.com.
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Entrepreneur Breakfast: October 13!

The fourth seminar in the GGCC Entrepreneur Breakfast series – “Evolution is Essential for Entrepreneurs - Are you sure you are heading in the right direction?" will be held on Thursday, October 13 from 7:45-9:30 am at the Montgomery College, BioScience Education Center, 20200 Observation Drive, Germantown. Cost: $20.

The morning will begin with a keynote speaker, followed by a panel discussion of entrepreneurs.

We are searching for a title sponsor? Interested? Let us know at lrowles@ggchamber.org. 

And don't forget to register now for this great breakfast at: 
                    

Annual Celebration Dinner & Awards Ceremony

Join us at our biggest bash of the year the "Annual Celebration Dinner and Awards Ceremony - Celebrating 67 Years!"
 
The evening events include:
  • The installation of the 2017 Board of Directors
  • Silent auction
  • Dinner
  • Music
  • Presentation of the Annual “You Made a Difference Award”
  • Announcement of the “10th Annual Small Business of the Year” award
  • Announcement of the "4th Annual Young Professional of the Year” award
  • The awarding of the Montgomery College Scholarships funded by GGCC Businesses to Montgomery College students
Sponsorship's Available:
  • Title Sponsor: $3,000
  • Gold Sponsor: $2,000
  • Silver Sponsor: $800.00
  • Bronze Sponsor: $300
  • Table Sponsor: $1,200
  • SBY Table: $1,200
  • YPG Table: $1.200
  • Scholarship Table: $1,000
  • GGCC Member / Spouse / Guest Ticket Per Person: $100 (Early Bird until 10/28)
  • GGCC Member / Spouse / Guest Ticket Per Person: $125
            

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:

Pinky and Pepe’s Grape Escape: 10%
Premier Values Magazine / Montgomery Magazine: $25 off 1/4 pg ad or larger
ProActive Community Strategies, LLC: 10%

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

Have You Verified Your Directory Verification Form?

Have you received, checked and sent in you 2016-2017 Membership Directory Verification form?

As a member of the Chamber, you receive a complimentary listing in our print directory and in our online directory. Primary members should of received a proof for your listing in the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce, Inc. 2016-2017 Business Directory.

If you haven;t taken the time yet, please review all information carefully, make any necessary changes, sign the verification and then email it to lrowles@ggchamber.org or fax to 301.963.3918. Thank you. 

We would also like to remind you that directory ad sales are going on. GGCC Member MetroMedia will be reaching out to you with great opportunities to advertise in this gorgeous publication. Or you may contact MetroMedia’s Tammie Easson at 417-629-7935 or teasson@metromediapublishers.com to secure the best placement in our 2017 publication.
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