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Endless Summer Mixer This Thursday Evening

Join the GGCC, Team Network, Business Visions, Kentlands Lebanese Bistro & Not Your Average Joe's and come experience an “endless summer” celebration under the open sky at the Main Street Park and Pavilion. It will be an amazing night of wonderful food, drinks, good friends, good times and of course FANtastic networking. Food is being sponsored by Not Your Average Joe's and Kentlands Lebanese Bistro & Art. Free for GGCC Members & First-Time Non-Members. Returning Non-Members pay $40 

Thursday, August 28
5:30-7:30 pm
Business Networking After Five / Endless Summer: Business Visions
Free for GGCC Members & First-Time Visitors. Returning Non-Members Pay $40.
Main Street Park and Pavilion (Kentlands), 301 Main Street, Gaithersburg

Friday, September 5
8:30-9:30 am
Women Balancing Life & Business Committee
TOPIC: Men Are From Mars. Women Are From Venus. How do we work together?
GGCC Members Only 
GGCC Office, 910 Clopper Road, Suite 205N,Gaithersburg

Monday, September 8
5:00-6:00 pm
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: Venti Tre Modern Italian
Free for All
Venti Tre Modern Italian, 128 Ellington Blvd. (Crown), Gaithersburg

Wednesday, September 10
12:00-1:00 pm
Events Committee Meeting
GGCC Members Only 
GGCC Office, 910 Clopper Road, Suite 205N,Gaithersburg

Wednesday, September 10
5:00-7:00 pm
Evening of Networking: Joint Mixer with the FCC
The GGCC and Frederick County Chamber are joining forces to bring its members together for an “Evening of Networking” at the Comus Inn at Sugarloaf Mountain. Meet and greet our neighbors from the north while enjoying great food compliments of the Comus Inn and a breath-taking setting too. Advance registration is required. 
Free for GGCC & Frederick Chamber Members Only. Cash Bar.
Comus Inn, 23900 Old Hundred Road, Dickerson

Friday, September 12
10:30 am - 6:00 pm
24th Annual Business Golf Classic
$250 Members / $300 Non-Members / Sponsorship's Available
Worthington Manor, 8329 Fingerboard Road, Urbana

Tuesday, September 16
11:30 am - 12:30pm
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: The Barnesville School
Free for All
The Barnesville School, 21830 Peach Tree Road, Barnesville

Thursday, September 18
5:30-7:30 pm
Annual Picnic, Volunteer Recognition & Non-Profit Showcase
Each year GGCC Members come together to interact with the non-profit community, honor all the GGCC volunteers and savor the mouth-watering pies and Smokey Glen’s famous barbeque. Register in advance for this event – there are no walk-in's please.. Picnic attire isn’t recommended … its MANADATORY. See you there.Free for GGCC Members Only. 
Smokey Glen Farm Barbequers, Inc., 16407 Riffle Ford Road, Gaithersburg

Tuesday, September 23
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Business Card Exchange Lunch: Buca di Beppo
Cost: $20 Members & First-Time Non-Members / $40 Returning Non-Members.
Buca di Beppo,122 Kentlands Boulevard, Gaithersburg

Wednesday, September 24
12:00-1:00 pm
Ribbon Cutting: Metropolitan Ballet Theatre and Academy
Free for All
Metropolitan Ballet Theatre and Academy, 220 Perry Parkway, Gaithersburg

See all the upcoming events at: www.ggchamber.org/events
  • The Gazette is partnering once again with the City of Gaithersburg on the Fall Edition of inGaithersburg Magazine. This glossy magazine will be direct mailed to over 24,000 homes in September. It’s a great way to promote your Restaurant, Products or Services to the community. For more information please contact Colette Releford at creleford@gazette.net or 301-670-2618. Space deadline is 8/26. Reserve today.
  • CONGRATS to Phil Fabrizio of Sugarloaf Photography by Fabrizio whose work has recently been accepted into the General Collection of Professional Photographers of America’s 2014 International Photographic Competition. Read more, click here.  
  • Congrats to Dave Posin of Soldierfit for being named one of the Daily Record's "VIP (Very Important Professionals) Successful before 40". To see the full list click here
  • BlackRock Center for the Arts 2014-2015 opens on Saturday, September 20th with Deanna Bogart is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist and multifaceted musician. Get tickets for this show, click here.To view the whole season, click here
  • Book your next hotel reservation or  corporate meeting at the beautiful newly renovated Fairfield Inn & Suites Germantown. All GGCC members receive a 10% discount.  Please contact Ellen at 301-916-0750.
  • Hand and Stone Massage and Facial Spa will be holding its grand opening in the Kentlands in September and is currently hiring massage therapists and sales associates. Licensed/registered massage therapists as well as candidates interested in the sales positions should contact the owner, Kay Hechler, at khechler@handandstone.com or by calling 301-527-8663.
  • The City of Gaithersburg and the Gaithersburg-Washington Grove Fire Department celebrate the unofficial end of summer with the 76th Annual Labor Day Parade on Monday, September 1 at 1:00 pm. For more information visit: www.gaithersburgmd.gov.
  • Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar will celebrate its opening at Downtown Crown with a prix-fixe dinner and ribbon cutting on Thursday, September 18 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm.The cost is $45/person.100% of the proceeds will go to Manna Food Center. For reservations, call (301) 816-1100.The restaurant will be open to the public starting Friday, September 19.
  • The Power Conference: Women Doing Business is designed to promote business development for women in business through networking, education and marketing opportunities. It will be held on Thursday, August 28 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. It features 800 attendees, 40 business workshops, a keynote speaker, and much more. For further details, click here

Annual Business Golf Classic

Grow Your Business & Play Golf at the Same Time! The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber's Annual Business Golf Classic will be held on Friday, September 12 at Worthington Manor Golf Club with a Noon shotgun. This tournament is intended to offer enjoyable golf and the opportunity to network. For details, click here now or email Laura at lrowles@ggchamber.org. 

Tournament Schedule:
Driving Range Open: 10:30 am
Registration Begins: 10:30 am
Lunch: 11:30 am
Shotgun Start: 12:00 pm
Award Reception: 5:00 pm

Thank You to Our Sponsors: 
Tournament
Genesis Security Systems, LLC
Hughes Network Systems, LLC
Therrien Waddell, Inc. 

Golfer Gift
DeLeon & Stang CPAs & Advisors
Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union

Lunch Sponsor
Lakeforest Mall

Putting Contest
1-800-JUNK-REFUND

Closest to the Pin Men
Robert Cowdrey

Closest to the Pin Women
The Gazette

Long Drive Men
BC Steakhouse - Silver Birch Bar

Long Drive Women
Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chartered

Tee Signs
ECS Mid-Atlantic
EWC Consultants
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott
Family Services, Inc.
Linowes & Blocher, LLP
The Lube Center, The Auto Repair & The Auto Spa
Revere Bank
Stein, Sperling, Bennett, DeJong, Driscoll & Greenfeig
Therrien Waddell, Inc. 

ADD YOUR NAME TO OUR GROWING LIST!
STILL LOOKING FOR GOLFERS & FOURSOMES TOO!
CONTACT US TODAY AT lrowles@ggchamber.org.

Wanted / Needed

GGCC Members: Have an item you would like to include in our golfer goody bags? Hand sanitizer, golfer items, notepads and other really cool stuff? Then let our Director of Events know and she will include them in the bags that are distributed at the September 12th tournament. You will need to provide (100) items. 

We are also looking for door prize items too. Please consider donating a gift card from your hotel, restaurant, flower shop, a gas card, a box of golf balls, giant card, etc. Thank you in advance.

Questions can be directed to Laura at lrowles@ggchamber.org.

Donations should be delivered to the GGCC office by 3:00 pm on Friday, August 29. 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:
1-800-Junk-Refund: 20%
270net Technologies: 10%
A Cat Clinic: $25 new; existing call for details

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

65th Anniversary Annual Celebration Dinner & Awards Ceremony 

Save-The Date for our biggest bash of the year - Our Annual Celebration Dinner & Awards Ceremony! It will be held on Thursday, December 4 at the Hilton Gaithersburg. Sponsorship opportunities will be available soon and tickets will be on sale after that. We will see you all there but mark your calendars now! 

"Best Of Montgomery" is Back! 

The Gazette Best of is back and this is your chance to begin promoting your business and to get those votes!

GGCC Members can vote for their favorite local business by clicking here and enter for a chance to win $500 in Visa gift cards simply by entering. Categories include: food, personal care, recreation, services, stores, home & garden and people.

The top 3 winners in each category will be featured in the Gazette Best of Special Section inserted in the December 4th weekly paper, in addition to the Best of landing page on the Gazette.net website. Voting ends September 15th.

We thank you for your support in this year’s Gazette Best of Montgomery County & look forward to seeing your businesses at the top of the list! To vote: http://www.gazette.net/section/bestOfMontgomery2014.
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