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Chamber Networking Picnic on May 6! Register Now, Click Here

Tuesday, April 21
8:30-9:30 am
Economic Development Committee Meeting
Topic: Transportation Briefing with Rich Parsons, Suburban Maryland Transportation Alliance 
Cost: GGCC Members Only Please
Where: Montgomery College Germantown Campus, Paul Peck Building (Goldenrod Bldg), 20271 Goldenrod Lane, Room 105, Germantown

Wednesday, April 22
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Business Card Exchange Lunch
Cost
: $20 for
 GGCC Members/ $40 Non-Members
Special Presentation: "Healthy Living in the Workplace" by Mindy Pierce of LifeWork Strategies
Where / Sponsored By: 
Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar, 203 Crown Park Ave., Gaithersburg
 
Cost:GGCC Members Only
WhereGGCC Office, 910 Clopper Road, Suite 205N, Gaithersburg
 
Thursday, April 30
5:30-7:00 pm
Spring Fling Sponsored by the GGCC's Direct Connect Construction Group
Cost:: Free. This link is for GGCC Members to register only. Non-Members are welcome and should register via Eventbrite athttps://eventbrite.com/event/16147382255/.
WhereUnion Jack's, 9811 Washingtonian Blvd., Gaithersburg

Monday, May 4 - Friday, May 8
National Small Business Week
About: Every year since 1963, the President of the United States has issued a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week, which recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and they create about two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. each year. As part of National Small Business Week, the U.S. Small Business Administration & the GGCC takes the opportunity to highlight the impact of outstanding entrepreneurs, small business owners, and others from all 50 states and U.S. territories. Every day, they’re working to grow small businesses, create 21st century jobs, drive innovation, and increase America’s global competitiveness
Where: In Your Neighborhood! 

Wednesday, May 6
5:00-7:00 pm
Networking Picnic & 3-Year YPG Celebration
Cost:: $25, GGCC Members / $35,Non-Members ALL ARE INVITED!!
WhereSmokey Glen Farm, 16407 Riffle Ford Road, Gaithersburg

Friday, May 8
7:30-9:30 am
Joint Chamber Breakfast with Dept. of Permitting Services
Cost:: Chamber Members Only - RSVP to Jessica at jessica.fusillo@montgomerycountymd.gov by 5.1.15
WhereRed Brick Courthouse, 2nd Floor, 29 Courthouse Square, Rockville

Thursday, May 21
5:30-7:30 pm
12th Annual Beer & Wine Tasting
Cost:: Tickets are $35 for GGCC Members & First-Time Visitors;$65 for Returning Non-Members
WhereKentlands Mansion, 320 Kent Square Road, 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., Gaithersburg

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


The Following Members Joined the Month of March 2015

Apex Rehab, LLC - www.apexrehabllc.com
Fatima Chadially
806 West Diamond Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD 20878
pt@apexrehabllc.com / 301- 548-0501
                         
Coach and Connect - www.susan-booth.com
Susan Booth
14267 Harpers Ferry Road, Purcellville, VA 20132
susan@coachandconnect.com / 301-717-1444
 
Delivering Opportunities thru Vocational Ed. Services - www.dovescorp.org     
Bonnie Costley
438 N. Frederick Avenue, Suite 215, Gaithersburg, MD 20877
bcostley@dovescorp.org / 240-720-3540            

Rockin' Jump - http://mdm.rockinjump.com    
18620 Woodfield Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20879
Steuart Martens              
steuart@mdm.rockinjump.com / 301-703-3707 
   
Shanco Companies, Inc. - www.goshanco.com     
Shannon Allcock              
7609 Airpark Road, Suite H, Gaithersburg, MD 20879
shannon@goshanco.com / 301-208-0848
               
Sherman Wealth Management, LLC - www.shermanwealth.com
Brad Sherman
9841 Washingtonian Blvd., Suite 247, Gaithersburg, MD 20878              
bsherman@shermanwealth.com / 240-428-1622            
    

25 Year:
Family Services, Inc.
 
10 Year:
City of Gaithersburg
Germantown Chiropractic Center
Germantown Copy Center
 
5 Year:
Halo Branded Solutions
Grimm and Associates, P.A.

  • Country Casual has once again participated in this year's ‪#‎2015DCDesignHouse‬. You can tour the house and you can vote for your favorite space. But we like to be bias and hope you will vote for Space #1 - Front Porch by Nicolette Powell and John LeMieux of Country Casual. To purchase your general admission tickets, visit: http://www.dcdesignhouse.com/. You can vote by clicking here.
  • Congratulations to the Melting Pot Gaithersburg! Nation’s Restaurant News, a top industry trade publication, has ranked The Melting Pot No. 1 in the Casual-Dining category. Learn more about the Melting Pot at www.meltingpot.com or call 301-519-3638 to make your reservation for that special occasion or for Mother's Day today. 
  • Join the Gaithersburg Police Foundation on Tuesday, May 12 from 11:30 am - 11:00 pm at Dogfish Head Alehouse located at 800 West Diamond Avenue in Gaithersburg. Dogfish will be donating 15% of its proceeds to support the foundation. 
  • If you live or work in Montgomery County, pick up your camera, video recorder or smart phone and join in the fun on April 22, creating the ultimate crowd sourced virtual collage: "A Day in the Life of Montgomery County". Join with Montgomery Community Media, your neighbors and friends in filling a virtual time capsule of a day in your life and the people living or working with you. Then email the picture to pix@MyMCMedia.org. You can also Tweet your photos:@MyMCMedia with the #ditl.
  • Ride On's Give and Ride community service program is happening now thru Saturday, April 25. Ride On passengers get a free trip by donating non-perishable food or children’s food items right on the bus.All donations go to Manna Food Center and area families.The number of hungry families in need continues to rise. Donations will support the Smart Sacks program, which helps local children and families on weekends and other times when school-sponsored meals are not available.
  • The May/June Issue of Zag Magazine, the Gazette's new Lifestyle Magazine in Montgomery County is coming soon. You can read the current issue online at http://zagmagazine.com/. Space deadline is April 28th. Topics include: travel, must have products & more. Don’t miss this opportunity. Premium spots available . Discounts for multiple issues. Contact Colette Releford at 301-678-2618 or creleford@gazette.net  for more information.
  • Join Ruth Chris Steakhouse, 106 Crown Park Avenue in Gaithersburg, on April 30 as they toast to classic steak house dishes and classic American wine, featuring five courses paired with Caymus and the Wagner Family of Wine. For further details, click here
  • So you like to practice your golf swing? Well you will feel right at home on the range with the 2015 Worthington Manor Range Card. They’ve reintroduced the range card so you can enjoy hitting as many practice shots as you’d like.  Think of it as the “bottomless range bucket.”  Full details are at their 2015 Range Card page.
  • Cartridge on Wheels, a past winner of the GGCC Small Business of the Year, is looking to hire one or more sales reps. Outside B2B sales. Sales experience desired but not essential. Customer service attitude is vital. Contact Bruce Kanner at bruce@cartridgeonwheels.com.
  • GGCC Members Ben Piper and Brandon Shapiro of Commonwealth Consulting Group; Javelle Lane of Synack Consulting & David Hamerski of Shannon and Luchs Insurance will host a seminar on "PCI Compliance and Reducing the Risk of a Data Breach on April 28th from 8:00-9:00 am at Launch Workplaces. For more information and/or to register, click here.
  • On Saturday, May 2 the Gaithersburg Police Department and other allied law enforcement agencies will give residents an opportunity to prevent prescription drug abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your unused medications for disposal to the Gaithersburg Police Station located at 14 Fulks Corner Avenue between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. No liquids or syringes will be accepted. The service is free, anonymous, and there will be no questions asked.  
  • Seneca Creek Community Church invites GGCC Members to the upcoming Leadercast 2015 on Friday, May 8, 9:00 am- 4:30 pm with doors opening at 8:30 am for registration. The Leadercast event is broadcast LIVE from Atlanta, GA. Some of this year’s speakers include: Rudy Giuliani - 107th Mayor of New York City; Ed Catmull - President of Pixar & Disney Animation Studios & CMDR Rorke Denver - Navy SEAL Commander & Author.More information: 301-355-6550 X 200 or leadercast.com/location/senecacreek.
  • 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 mgordon@AccessJCA.org or 301-255-4209. 
  • Join Hospice Caring, Inc.for their "Raise Your Glass" wine tasting fundraiser on Saturday, April 25 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm at the home of The Honorable Jeffrey Slavin, Mayor of the Town of Somerset in Chevy Chase. For further details, click here
  • GRAMMY-nominated all-stars of the indie family music scene, Justin Roberts and the Not Ready for Naptime Players, will take the BlackRock Center for the Arts stage on Saturday, May 2 at 11:00 am. Roberts has won numerous national awards and received countless accolades for his albums and live performances. Tickets are $15. Purchase by phone 240.912.1058, or online at blackrockcenter.org.
  • Join Habitat for Humanity Metro Maryland’s (HFHMM) ReStore locations in Gaithersburg and Silver Spring to celebrate Earth Day Now thru April 22. Both locations will be hosting events and providing information about how you can help our environment. ReStore Gaithersburg will be partnering with local organizations such as Decorating Den, Eco City Junk and Catfish Studios to promote upcycling and recycling & has partnered with MOM’s Organic Market and Copper Canyon to provide refreshments. For further details visit www.ReStoreMetroMD.org.  
  • Rebuilding Together Montgomery County will engage more than 800 volunteers from businesses and leadership groups to uplift our local neighborhoods and provide free home repairs and modifications to low-income homeowners across the Montgomery County on April 25 and April 26. To view the home repair project sites taking place on this weekend throughout Montgomery County, click here.
  • 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 hbenitez@mvf.org for more details. EVENT ORDER FORM

Networking Picnic: 3-Year Young Professionals Group Celebration

It's the GGCC's Young Professional Group's 3-Year Anniversary! Join us for a BBQ Picnic, fun activities and a corn hole tournament and more.

The picnic (open to all GGCC Members) will be held on May 6 from 5:00-7:00 pm at Smokey Glen Farm, 16407 Riffle Ford Road in Gaithersburg. Cost: $25, GGCC Members / $35, Non-Members 
 
Register Now, CLICK HERE. Register by May 4, Please! 

Come Be a Part of the Excitement: Golf Committee Meeting 

Come help us plan the Annual Business Golf Classic! Each September, nearly 100 decision makers and business professionals enjoy a day away from the office by participating in the GGCC's Annual Business Golf Classic. This day of networking and competitive fun is a much anticipated event each year.

You don't need to golf to be a part of this fabulous committee. If you enjoy planning special events, helping to secure sponsors, door prizes and becoming involved in the marketing and promotion of the event - then join us on
Thursday, April 23 at 10:00 am at the GGCC Offfice, 910 Clopper Road, Suite 205N, Gaithersburg.

12th Annual Beer & Wine Tasting
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Thursday, May 21
Kentlands Mansion

The GGCC will hold its 12th Annual Wine & Beer Tasting at the Kentlands Mansion. Each ticket includes a wine-tasting glass and tastings.
 
The event sponsors include:
  • The City of Gaithersburg
  • Pinky and Pepe’s Grape Escape
  • Downtown Crown Wine & Beer
  • The Melting Pot Gaithersburg
  • Local 301
  • Not Your Average Joe's
  • Brasserie Beck
  • Asia Nine
  • Bargain Movers
This year’s wine tasting features a guided wine tasting tutorial four featured wines compliments of Pinky & Pepe of Pinky and Pepe’s Grape Escape and a beer station compliments of Downtown Crown Wine & Beer. Also attendees will receive a special discount coupon to use that week in the Pinky and Pepe’s Grape Escape Kentlands store.
 
The wine & beer will be paired with delicious food from Local 301, Not Your Average Joe's, Asia Nine, Brasserie Beck and more! Fresh strawberries dipped in chocolate will be served compliments of the Melting Pot Gaithersburg.

Cost: Tickets are $35 for GGCC Members & First-Time Visitors; and $65 for Returning Non-Members.
Register Now, Click Here. Register by May 19 Please! 

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.

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS
Title
: Paul Davis Restoration and Remodeling (www.pdrmontgomery.com)
Official Photography Donated by / Sponsored by: Sugarloaf Photography by Fabrizio

SPONSORSHIP NOW AVAILABLE!
REGISTER NOW! 
DETAILS, CLICK HERE NOW! 

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:

Snyder Cohn, PC: Call for Details
Soldierfit: Call for Details
Strive Business Solutions, LLC: 10%
          
View all the discounts at: http://www.ggchamber.org/membership/member-to-member-discount/

Save The Date!

25th Annual Business Golf Classic
Friday. September 11
Worthington Manor Golf Club

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. Space is limited. Sign up early to secure your seat. For more information please contact the Chamber at (301)840-1400.    

3rd Annual Montgomery County Small Business Awards Luncheon

Celebrate Small Business in Montgomery County!

Montgomery County is home to more than 33,000 small business – businesses that contribute directly to the strength of the area’s economy. The 2015 Montgomery County Small Business Awards Luncheon will recognize outstanding small businesses in the County. 

Nominate Your Business or a Business Today! Submissions accepted through May 13, 2015, 3 p.m.

Event date: June 24, 2015, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Where: North Bethesda Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, 5701 Marinelli Rd., North Bethesda, MD 20852
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