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., Suite 200, Gaithersburg
Sponsored By: Launch Workplaces & Corner Bakery 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., Suite 200, Gaithersburg

Tuesday, June 9
7:30-9:00 am
Business Networking Before Nine
Cost:: Free for GGCC Member and First-Time Non-Members. Returning Non-Members Pay $40
WhereThe Highlands at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 20260 Goldenrod Lane, Germantown 
Thursday, June 11
5:30-6:30 pm
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: Homewood Suites
Cost:: Free for All
WhereHomewood Suites Gaithersburg, 805 Russell Avenue, Gaithersburg

Sunday, June 14
12:00-5:00 pm
Celebrate Gaithersburg
Cost:: Free for All
WhereCelebrate! Gaithersburg in Olde Towne street festival takes place in and around the intersection of Summit and Diamond Avenues.

Thursday, June 18
5:30-7:30 pm
Business Networking After Five
Cost:: Free for GGCC Member and First-Time Non-Members. Returning Non-Members Pay $40
WhereBrightFocus Foundation, 22512 Gateway Center Drive, Clarksburg  

Thursday, June 18
4:00-5:00 pm
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: DOVES
Cost:: Free for All
WhereDelivering Opportunities thru Vocational Education Services, 438 N. Frederick Avenue, Suite 215, Gaithersburg 

Thursday, June 25
11:30 am- 1:00 pm
Business Card Exchange Lunch PICNIC! with Asbury, Sodexo & Brickman 
Cost:: $20 for GGCC Member and First-Time Non-Members. Returning Non-Members Pay $40
WhereAsbury Methodist Village / Hefner Community Center,417 Russell Avenue, Gaithersburg
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VOLUNTEER at Our Celebrate Gaithersburg Booth!
Be Part of the Celebration in Gaithersburg on Sunday, June 14, when you VOLUNTEER for two hours at the GGCC booth. VOLUNTEER between the hours of 12:00-5:00pm. By volunteering your time, you may leave a business pamphlet at our table all day for free. This is an easy way to market your business! To volunteer, contact Laura at or 301-840-1400 x14. Thanks in advance for your help! 

Get Involved!
Join a GGCC Committee! As  a member you can join one or more of the GGCC committees. This is a great way to meet new people and increase the value of your business. The GGCC has several committees including Economic Development, Legislative Affairs Committee. Member Recruitment and Retention, Member Programs (includes subcommittees - the Golf Tournament, the Seminar and the Celebration Dinner), the Non-Profit Sector Group and the Young Professionals Group.  Please check the events calendar at for dates and times.
  • Randy Scritchfield, CFP ® has partnered with Securities America, Inc., one of the largest independent broker-dealers in the country. The new affiliation will allow Randy and his staff to provide clients with additional services and opportunities due to better technology and enhanced operational efficiencies. In conjunction with this transition, Randy has added additional staff to his office, located in Damascus. Learn more about his business at: 
    June 3rd is Teacher Appreciation night at the The Melting Pot - Gaithersburg, make your reservation today by calling 301.519.3638.
  • BlackRock Center for the Arts free summer concerts kicks off with Red Baraat – a rollicking eight-piece, percussion and brass, Brooklyn-based, dance-party band – on Saturday, June 27th. Details, click here.
  • Matan Companies has announced the completion of two 10-year office leases, totaling nearly 25,000 SF, at the Patrick Center in Frederick. West End Capital purchased the building in April of 2014 and partnered with the Matan Companies on the project.  A substantial redesign of the lobby and common areas preceded the leasing effort, which takes the building from around 70% occupancy at the time of acquisition to nearly 95% with the commencement of the two leases. Learn more about Matan at:
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Celebrate Small Business in Montgomery County at the 3rd Annual Montgomery County Small Business Awards Luncheon on June 24 from  11:00 am - 2:00 pm at North Bethesda Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, 5701 Marinelli Rd., North Bethesda. For details and/or tickets, click here.
  • Join Fleet Feet Sports on Saturday, June 6th at 9:00 am for their Critters on the Run 5K Run/Walk. Join them as they walk and run through the Kentlands for Critters for the Cure, to help raise funds and awareness for women battling breast and other gynecological cancers. Details at:
  • Join Pet Valu First Field Shopping Center for their First Anniversary Event on June 6. Free ffreshments for pets and pet parents; special savings; adoption Information; raffle/prizes and more. they are located at 515 Quince Orchard Road in Gaithersburg.
  • Movoto recently published a list of great places near Washington DC for young professionals, and guess who made the list - Gaithersburg! Check it out at: 
  • Town Hall Meeting for the communities of Derwood, Washington Grove and Redland on Wednesday, June 3, 7:00-8:30 pm at Redland Middle School, 6505 Muncaster Mill Road, Gaithersburg.. come and share your concerns with Councilmember Sidney Katz,.For more information, email:

Chamber Italy Trip: Early Booking Deadline June 1

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.    

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 (
Table Sponsors:
  • Gaithersburg Police Foundation 
  • Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus 
  • Lakeforest Mall 
  • United Security, Inc. 
Official Photography Donated by / Sponsored by: Sugarloaf Photography by Fabrizio


25th Annual Business Golf Classic

Come Play With Us! 

Friday. September 11
Worthington Manor Golf Club

Grow Your Business & Play Golf at the Same Time! The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber's Annual Business Golf Classic will be held on Friday, September 11 at Worthington Manor Golf Club with a 9:30 AM shotgun.

Sponsorship's are now available and golfers are wanted. A Portion of the proceeds supports the Montgomery College Scholarship Fund. 


Hughes Network Systems, LLC

Golfer Gift
DeLeon & Stang CPAs & Advisors

Lunch Sponsor
Lakeforest Mall

Hole In One
Sheehy Ford and Lincoln

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:

270net Technologies: 10%
A Cat Clinic: $25 new; existing call for details
Affluent Financial Services, LLC:   10%
View all the discounts at:
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