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GROWTH: Brand, Sales & Marketing Seminar 

Spring Forward at our GROWTH: Brand, Sales & Marketing Seminar 2015 on March 24 at the Universities at Shady Grove. Join us for an exciting seminar where you will discover how to maintain and increase sales & how to make your business more newsworthy by telling your story to attract your target audience.

We would like to provide you an opportunity to sponsor this event which will provide a great opportunity to get maximum exposure for your business.Sponsor Levels includeGold: $750, Silver: $500 and Bronze: $250. Select the sponsorship package that best fits your business, contact Laura Rowles at lrowles@ggchamber.org for further details.

And don’t forget to REGISTER at: Click Here.

Wednesday, March 4
4:30-6:00 pm
Young Professionals Group Happy Hour
Cost
: Free for
 GGCC Members / $20 Non-Member
WhereNot Your Average Joe's, 245 Kentlands Boulevard, Gaithersburg

Thursday, March 5
10:00-11:00 am
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: Corner Bakery
Cost
: Free for All; Advance Registration Requested

Where: Corner Bakery Cafe, One Grand Corner Avenue, Gaithersburg


Wednesday, March 11
12:00-1:00 pm
Events Committee Meeting
Cost: GGCC Members Only Please
NOTE: This committee is looking for new members, come and join us and help plan incredible GGCC Events! 
Where: GGCC Office, 910 Clopper Road, Suite 205N Gaithersburg

Thursday, March 12
5:30-7:30 pm
Business Networking After Five
It's Busines Apreciation Week - Attend this mixer and receive a "sweet" treat!
Cost
: Cost: Free for GGCC Members and First-Time Non-Members. Returning Non-Members pay $40.

Where: Revere Bank, 820 West Diamond Avenue, Suite 110, Gaithersburg

Friday, February 13
8:30-10:00 am
Women Balancing Life & Business Committee
Cost: GGCC Members Only Please
Topic: Marketing Tips that Stick
Where: GGCC Office, 910 Clopper Road, Suite 205N Gaithersburg

Friday, February 13
11:30 am-1:30 pm
Non-Profit Sector Meeting
Cost: GGCC Members Only Please
Topic: "Marketing, FB Algorithms" - Debbie DeChambeau
Where: Metropolitan Ballet Theatre and Academy,220 Perry Parkway,Gaithersburg

Tuesday, March 17
8:30-9:30 am
Economic Development Committee Meeting
Speaker: National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) with Jeffrey Wells, Executive Director of Cyber Development, Maryland Department of Business & Economic Development
Cost: GGCC Members Only Please
Where: Montgomery College Germantown Campus, Paul Peck Building (Goldenrod Bldg), 20271 Goldenrod Lane, Room 105, Germantown

Friday, March 20
12:00-1:00 pm
CQI Informational Meeting
Cost: GGCC Members Only Please
Topic: Winter Blasts Energy Prices
Where: GGCC Office, 910 Clopper Road, Suite 205N Gaithersburg

Tuesday, March 24
7:30-10:30 am
GROWTH: Brand, Sales & Marketing Seminar 2015
Cost
$55 GGCC Member / $60 Non-Member
Sponsorships Available. Contact lrowles@ggchamber.org for more details.

Where: Universities at Shady Grove, 9640 Gudelsky Drive, Rockville

Thursday, March 26
5:30-6:30 pm
GGCC Tuscany/One Hotel Holiday Information Meeting: FREE
Cost: Free for ALL!
Topic: C I Destinations presents Tuscany/One Hotel Holiday with the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) departing October 27, 2015. Join us on March 26th at 5:30 pm as a CI Destination representative details this amazing opportunity and come and discover all that Tuscany has to offer.
Where: Hampton Inn & Suites - Washington, DC North - G'burg, 960 N. Frederick Avenue, Gaithersburg

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

  • Sleeping Beauty, a ballet in two acts, will be presented by the Metropolitan Ballet Theatre and Academy on  March 14-15 at the Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center at Montgomery College. Tickets at: www.mbtdance.org. 
  • Fleet Feet Sports of Gaithersburg presents Diva Night - Pampered in Paris on Friday, March 20th at 7:30 pm.This ladies-only event features mini massages from the Kentlands' Hand and Stone Massage, make-up refreshers from Profiles Salon and Spa and hors d'oeuvres from Whole Foods Market, The event is only $10 and proceeds benefit Fleet Feet's charities.Tickets available in-store or online by clicking here.
  • Register your non-profit at www.nyaj.com/givingback and your cause might become Not Your Average Joe's cause too!
  • Get a week of Black Card benefits FREE at Planet Fitness. This includes:use of tanning; unlimited use of hydromassage & massage chairs; unlimited use of total body enhancement beds and guest privileges. Why wait? Visit your local Planet Fitness for further details or call 240-720-7444. 
  • For the sixth year in a row, Manna Food Center has received a four-star rating from Charity Navigator. CONGRATULATIONS! Read Manna's evaluation here.
  • There is still time, although limited, to book your golf outing at Worthington Manor this season. Their schedule is filling up fast, so please contact them right away to secure your place. Please call Ted DeVers at 301-874-5400 or visit their Golf Outing page for detailed information.
  • Mark your calendar for Destination: Poolesville Business Fair on Saturday, March 21 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm at the Poolesville Baptist Church. Shredder truck, electronics recycling, local business vendors, food, prizes, shop local and more.
  • Join Fleet Feet Sports of Gaithersburg for their 4th Annual St. Paddy's Day Pub Run/Walk on Thursday, March 12th at 6:30 pm. You will run to different bar/restaurant's throughout the Kentlands area and receive a 4-ounce beer sampler at each stop. The evening ends at Pinky and Pepe's Grape Escape for a special celebratory Fleet Feet Happy Hour. For further details and/or to register, click here. 
  • The 20th Annual Bunnyland at Butler's Orchard opens March 28. And their farm market will be open during Bunnyland hours. Dates include: March 28, 29 & April 3, 4, 6, 10, 11, 12 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. It's an eggstravaganza of fun for the whole family. For fur further details, visit: www.butlersorchard.com. 
  • The City of  Gaithersburg, in partnership with the Peterson Companies and Rio Washingtonian Center will host the 15th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade from 10:00 am to noon on Saturday, March 14 at Rio Washingtonian Center. Community groups and other organizations are invited to march in the parade. For more information contact the City of Gaithersburg at 301-258-6350 or www.gaithersburgmd.gov.
  • Hospice Caring, Inc. will hold a “Concert for Caring” with live music by the Bobby Lewis Blues Band on March 21 from 7:30-11 pm at the Rockville Elks Lodge #15, 5 Taft Court, Rockville. Tickets: www.hospicecaring.org. For more information call 301-869-0113.
  • The City of Gaithersburg is collecting supplies for end of school year through March 15th. Donations can be dropped off at the Community Services Office in the Wells/Robertson House facility at 1 Wells Avenue (next to City Hall) weekdays from 10:00 am -4:00 pm. For more information call Shanthi at 301-258-6395 x3, or visit: www.gaithersburgmd.gov.
  • Sweet  Life Wellness small group weight loss webinar program, Mondays, March 9 – April 20 or in-person program, Gaithersburg, Tuesdays, 7-8 pm. March 10 – April 21. Click here to learn more and ask about their bring a friend discount. Call to register: (301) 869-1787.
  • Hard hat tours next week Thursday, March 5 and Friday, March 6 at the opening soon new Homewood Suites Gaithersburg - interested in a sneak peak please email: leila.beltramo@hilton.com

Save-The-Date
12th Annual Wine Tasting
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Thursday, May 21
Kentlands Mansion


Save-The Date
20th Annual Public Safety Awards Breakfast
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Friday, August 14
Montgomery County Fairgrounds

Save-The Date
25th Annual Business Golf Classic
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Friday, September 11
Worthington Manor Golf Club


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:

One Decision, LLC: 10%
Paisano’s: 10%
Parker, Hollman, Simon, Hahn & DeLisi, LLC: Call for Details

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

Under the Tuscan Sun! Chamber Italy Trip.

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. Pay your deposit by April 1, 2015 and deduct $100 off per person. Space is limited. Sign up early to secure your seat. Makes for the perfect holiday gift. For more information please contact the Chamber at (301)840-1400.   

INFORMATIONAL MEETING: Thursday, March 26th at 5:30 pm at the Hampton Inn & Suites - Washington, DC North 
For further details on this meeting and/or to register, click here
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