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First April Networking Event: Business Networking Before Nine on April 7! Register now, Click 
Here
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Tuesday, April 7
7:30-9:00 am

Business Networking Before Nine
Cost:: Free for GGCC Members & First-Time Non-Members / $40 Returning Non-Members
Where / Sponsored ByThe Izaak Walton League of America, 707 Conservation Lane, Gaithersburg
 
Wednesday, April 8
12:00-1:00 pm
Event Committee Meeting
Cost:GGCC Members Only
WhereGGCC Office, 910 Clopper Road, Suite 205N, Gaithersburg
 
Friday, April 10
8:00-9:30 am
New Member Orientation
Cost
: Free for
 GGCC Members & First-Time Non-Members / $40 Returning Non-Members
WhereMid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union, 12820 Wisteria Drive, Germantown
Sponsored by: MyRealtyTeam Real Estate LLC

Friday, April 10
2:00-3:00 pm
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: Rockin' Jump
Cost
: Free for
 All!
WhereRockin' Jump, 18620 Woodfield Road, Gaithersburg
Tuesday, April 14
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: Asia Nine
Cost
: Free for
 All!
Where: Asia Nine, 254 Crown Park Avenue, Gaithersburg
 
Wednesday, April 15
8:00-9:00 am
Membership Committee Meeting
Cost:GGCC Members Only
WhereGGCC Office, 910 Clopper Road, Suite 205N, Gaithersburg

Thursday, April 16
5:30-7:30 pm

Business Networking After Five
Cost
: Free for
 GGCC Members & First-Time Non-Members / $40 Returning Non-Members
Where / Sponsored ByMid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union, 12820 Wisteria Drive, Germantown

Tuesday, April 21
8:30-9:30 am
Economic Development Committee Meeting
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

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

  • There's no better way to achieve your short- or long-term savings or retirement goals than with a Share or IRA Certificate from Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union. To learn more click here or visit your local branch. 
  • CONGRATS to Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus! The U.S News & World Report ranks the JHU School of Education tops for education graduate degree programs. The School of Education offers classes at the Montgomery County Campus. Read more, click here.
  • You can be part of our community’s tribute to the heroes in our lives – past and present. This is your opportunity to honor your personal hero. It could be a member of the military or police, fire department or other first-responders who put their lives on the line for us every day. For further details about Montgomery Village Rotary Club's Flags for Heroes, visit: www.FlagsForOurHeroes.org.
  • Celebrate spring, the return of warm weather and you take a spin on the Carousel presented by Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center. The carousel is located on the lakefront, next to the playground and is open Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 am until dusk through May. And you can ride during Spring Break, now through April 13, open daily 11:00 am to dusk.
  • Worthington Manor’s Bridgestone Golf Series is back for its third year with $6,000 in prizes. Series 1 runs April 1 – June 30, 2015 and Series 2 runs July 1 – September 30, 2015. Simply play a minimum of four 18-hole rounds during either or both Series.  The total of your best four rounds less handicap will equal your total score. Visit Bridgestone Golf Series for details.
  • Spring is in full swing at Title Boxing Club of Rockville and to celebrate they are offering $0 enrollment fee on Club & Title Card Memberships. Valid through April 30, 2015 at Title Boxing Club Rockville, 10028 Darnestown Road.
  • Mark your calendars and spread the word. Starting on Sunday April 19 and running through Saturday, April 25, passengers can ride for free by bringing canned food and shelf-stable food items to any Ride On bus in Montgomery County. Even if you have a Ride On pass, bring a can and save a fare. This year Manna Food Center is requesting that participants donate food to support our Smart Sacks program. The Smart Sacks program provides healthy food for weekend meals to more than 2,300 elementary school students each week.
  • 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.
  • We are sad to be losing Chamber member Neta Clayton from Always There Home Care and share her message to her fellow Chamber members: "I wanted to share with all my friends and work companions that I have closed my Maryland office effective today. My wife and I are excited to have the opportunity to relocate to Arizona, to be close to and assist my Mother. It has been an honor a pleasure and true joy to assist my clients and their families, I will truly miss you all. Please take good care and remember – Life is a glorious journey best shared with those we love. All the best to you, Neta Clayton”
  • It's time to start your Spring party planning and Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar wanted to remind you that they have catering packages priced to fit anyone's budget. Visit their private events and catering page or call 301.330.4400. 
  • Throughout the month of April, Asia Nine will be collecting well-being essentials for Baby's Bounty for newborns up to six months — diaper bags, diapers and wipes; clothes, bottles, receiving blankets, hats, bibs, booties; towels, washcloths, and toiletries. Please consider bringing a gift card or baby item to donate to their ribbon cutting on April 14. Asia Nine is located at 254 Crown Park Avenue in Gaithersburg.
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • The Gaithersburg Library, 18330 Montgomery Village Ave., Gaithersburg will host Pajama Time on Tuesday, April 7 from 7:00-7:30 pm. This is a fun winding-down story-time for all young children and their grown-ups. Pajamas optional. Cost: Free
     

GGCC Named a Top Chamber of 2015

The GGCC is honored to be in the Washington Business Journal's "Top Chambers of Commerce 2015". 

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.

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.

Save The Dates!

20th Annual Public Safety Awards Breakfast
Friday. August 14
Montgomery County Fairgrounds
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25th Annual Business Golf Classic
Friday. September 11
Worthington Manor Golf Club

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.

We hope you will join us in planning this terrific outing and we will see you in September as a sponsor and /or player and be a part of this year’s Business Golf Classic. GGCC Members Only.

FYI: our first meeting is in-person and then all additional meetings are via conference call unless an in-person meeting is necessary. Interested in joining the committee? Contact Laura @ lrowles@ggchamber.org.

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:

Roper & Roper, CPAs: 10%
Staffing Alternatives, Inc.: Call for Details
Shannon & Luchs Insurance Agency Inc.: 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. Space is limited. Sign up early to secure your seat. For more information please contact the Chamber at (301)840-1400.    
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