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 

Wednesday, June 10
12:00-1:00 pm
Events Committee Meeting
Cost:: GGCC Members Only
WhereGGCC Office, 910 Clopper Road, Suite 205N, North Building,Gaithersburg
Thursday, June 11
10:00-10:30 am
Golf Committee Conference Call Meeting
Cost:: GGCC Members Only
Where: Conference Call. Interested in participating? Contact Laura at
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.
Tuesday, June 16
8:30-9:30 am
Economic Development Committee Meeting
Cost:: GGCC Members Only
WhereMontgomery College Germantown Campus Paul Peck Building (Goldenrod Bldg), 20271 Goldenrod Lane Room 105, Germantown   
Wednesday, June 17
8:00-9:00 am
Membership Committee Meeting
Cost:: GGCC Members Only
WhereGGCC Office, 910 Clopper Road, Suite 205N, North Building,Gaithersburg

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  

Tuesday, June 23
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

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

New Member Orientation
Cost:: GGCC Members Only
WhereMid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union, 12820 Wisteria Drive, Germantown
Tuesday, June 30
4:30-8:00 pm

14th Annual Summer Networking Extravaganza!
Cost:: $30 for GGCC Members
WhereSilver Spring Civic Building, 1 Veterans Place, Silver Spring
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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.
  • Celebrate! Gaithersburg, a lively street festival now in its 33rd year in and around Summit and Diamond Avenues in Olde Towne, kicks off the summer with music, entertainment, fun, and food for all ages. This year’s festival will feature a Taste of Gaithersburg, giving visitors a chance to savor the many flavors of Gaithersburg’s eateries.  It takes place on Sunday, June 14 from noon to 5:00 pm.  Participating restaurants include GGCC Members: Asia Nine, BC Steakhouse, The Bench Kitchen, Bar and Lakeside Patio, B.F. Saul Catering/Holiday Inn Gaithersburg, Brasserie Beck Kentlands, Copper Canyon Grill, The Melting Pot, Paladar Latin Kitchen and Rum Bar and Ruth’s Chris Steak House. The tasting menu is available on the City’s website at
  • Matan Companies’ 270 Corporate Center located on Century Boulevard in Germantown was honored for their contributions to the success of Montgomery County’s recycling programs. 270 Corporate Center was awarded the “Outstanding Achievement in Recycling Award" in the Business category. CONGRATS Matan! 
  • Join Fleet Feet Sports of Gaithersburg on Thursday, June 18 for their Summer Suds Pub Run and Walk sponsored by our friends at UnderArmour. Run or walk 2-4 miles (depending on the route) from bar to bar and drink a 4ounce beer sampler at each location. $20 donation per runner/walker goes to the Fleet Feet Favorite Charities. Register early an receive a special commemorative gift from UnderArmour. Register by clicking here
  • June 3rd is Teacher Appreciation night at the The Melting Pot - Gaithersburg, make your reservation today by calling 301.519.3638.
  • Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union presents Small Business University on Thursday, June 18 at 7:00 am with featured presenter Cari Shane, Principle of /'sas∙s'ē/  who will discuss "Social Media is Not a Marketing Strategy". Learn how to harness the energy of "The Trifecta," a PR, Marketing, Social Media strategy that is simple to implement. To register, click here.
  • Congratulations to the Holiday Inn Gaithersburg! TripAdvisor awarded them the 2015 Certificate of Excellence. This achievement is a direct result of their consistently great reviews from TripAdvisor travelers. Great Job!
  • Summer is a wonderful time to be a junior golfer at Worthington Manor Golf Club because Junior’s age 17 and under play for ½ price every day starting at 3 PM when accompanied by a paying adult. A great way to spend quality time with your junior golfer!  Please visit their Kids Play for ½ Price page details. 
  •  "Friday's at the Farm" is right around the corner. On Friday nights in June, July and August Smokey Glen Farm is open to the public. Over the past 5 years this has been the place to be on Friday nights. Due to the overwhelming success of this event they are now offering a guaranteed way to get in.... purchase admission online. Click on the Fridays at the Farm link on their website at
  • Liberty's Promise, a local nonprofit serving immigrant youth, can help your business find outstanding seasonal employees and interns for the summer. For further details, visit: or call Julien at 703-549-9950. 
  • Hospice Caring, offers bereavement peer support groups for anyone grieving the death of a loved one. They are currently forming a new support group for Over 50, Spousal Loss. This group will meet on Wednesday nights for 8 weeks from 7-8:30 pm at their office in Gaithersburg. Space is limited and a pre-group assessment phone call is required.  Call Penny Gladhill at 301-990-8904 to register.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Matan Companies is expanding its portfolio with the purchase of a 128,490 square foot warehouse building located at 7721 Polk Street, Landover, MD. Constructed in 1972, and recently renovated, the fully air-conditioned, stand-alone building is located on 5.61 acres with 22 loading docks, 1 drive-in door, and 98 parking spaces. Learn more about Matan at
  • Morgan Stanley Wealth Management is hosting a Women & Wealth Summit on June 9 at Congressional Country Club, 8500 River Road, Bethesda. Registration begins at 11:30 am. Join them for what promises to be a stimulating and insightful discussion on where you can be investing this year. At this roundtable, you’ll hear from a panel of investment professionals who will challenge preconceived and often outdated notions and provide you with the timely insights to help you identify opportunities and avoid pitfalls. RSVP to Tahir at 301-556-2332. 
  • Edward Jones Financial Advisor Abdul Taylor presents the phroogal's "The Road to Financial Wellness" on Saturday, June 6 from 10:00 am- Noon at Launch Workplaces, 9841 Washington Boulevard,Suite 200. Gaithersburg. The road to financial wellness is a 10,000 mile road trip across the country with a mission to break the social taboo on money and promote financial well being. RSVP to Chidimma at 301-­‐990-­‐4999 / chidimma.phil-­‐

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:
  • Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby, LLP
  • Gaithersburg Police Foundation 
  • Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus 
  • Lakeforest Mall 
  • Shady Grove Adventist 
  • 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

Tee Signs
WLR Automotive Group, Inc. 

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:

All Day Medical Care Clinic, LLC: 10%
Andy Stern’s Office Furniture, Inc.: 50%
Apex Home Loans, Inc.: Call for Details

View all the discounts at:
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