About: Funding is the fuel on which a business runs. A business can take different avenues to attain funding, and more than one option can be used. This entrepreneur series - FUNDING - will discuss the options on how one can secure a variety of funding options & help improve your odds of success.
Cost: Chamber Members & Guests: $20 / Non-Member: $40.
WhereMontgomery College, BioScience Education Center, 20200 Observation Drive, Germantown

Wednesday, June 8
12:00-1:00 pm
Events Committee Meeting
Where: GGCC Office, 910 Clopper Road, Suite 205N, Gaithersburg 

Friday, June 10
10:00-11:00 am
Golf Committee Meeting #2
About: Help us plan the Annual Business Golf Classic. All are welcome
Where: Conference Call

Sunday, June 12
12:00-5:00 pm

Celebrate Gaithersburg
Cost: Free, Stop by and See Us! Thank you to all our Volunteers! 
Where: Old Towne Gaithersburg
Wednesday, June 15
8:30-9:30 am
Economic Development Committee Meeting
Cost: GGCC Members Only
Topic: Montgomery County's Proposed Rapid Transit System (RTS) System 
Where:  Montgomery College Germantown Campus Paul Peck Building (Goldenrod Bldg), 20271 Goldenrod Lane Room 105, Germantown

Thursday, June 16
5:30-7:30 pm
Business Networking After Five
Cost: GGCC MEMBERS: FREE (incl. in membership); NON-MEMBERS: FREE for First-Time Non-Members. Returning Non-Members pay $40.
WhereMelting Pot, 9021 Gaither Road, Gaithersburg

Thursday, June 16
8:00-9:00 am
Membership Committee Meeting
Where: GGCC Office, 910 Clopper Road, Suite 205N, Gaithersburg 
Wednesday, June 22
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Business Card Exchange Lunch / BBQ Picnic
Cost: GGCC MEMBERS: $20 (incl. in membership); NON-MEMBERS: $20 for First-Time Non-Members. Returning Non-Members pay $40.
WhereAsbury Methodist Village / Hefner Community Center, 417 Russell Avenue, Gaithersburg
Tuesday, June 28
7:45-9:30 am

GGCC Employment Law Workshop Part II
About: The GGCC, in cooperation with its Non-Profit Group, has invited Marc Engel,an employment attorney at Lerch, Early &Brewer, Chartered, to discuss Employment Law with ALL GGCC Members, so you can understand and comply with the following laws: hiring, evaluation & termination. This workshop is specifically designed to help small and medium sized businesses and non-profit employers understand and comply with these laws
Where / Sponsored ByLaunch Workplace, 9841 Washingtonian Boulevard,Suite 200, Gaithersburg
Important Details: Registration: 7:45 am. Program will begin promptly at 8:00 am. Limited space. Please register in advance. Thank you!

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

New Member Orientation
WhereHomewood Suites, 805 Russell Avenue, Gaithersburg
Friday, July 8
7:30-10:00 am
21st Annual Public Safety Awards
Cost: :$35 Members & Guests / $60 Non-Members /$550 Shining Silver Sponsor / $300 Table Sponsor
WhereMontgomery County Agricultural Center, Inc., Heritage Building, 16 Chestnut Street, Gaithersburg
Wednesday, July 20
5:00-7:30 pm

2nd Annual Explore Downtown Crown
Cost: $10 for GGCC Members. Non-Members: $20. Complimentary appetizers to be served at each of the locations. Free Beer Tasting at Downtown Crown Wine & Beer / Stop #1. Cash bar / Drink Specials at Stops #2 - #5. 
Where: Downtown Crown, 303 Copley Place, Gaithersburg
Wednesday, July 27
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Business Card Exchange Lunch
Cost: $20 for GGCC Members and First-Time Non-Members. $40 Returning Non-Members
Where: Copper Canyon Grill, 100 Boardwalk Place, Gaithersburg

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  • Montgomery County's Office of Consumer Protection (OCP) is offering expert mediation services to businesses to help resolve a variety of disputes. Mediation serves as an alternative to expensive and protracted litigation in court, and enables the parties to structure their own settlement agreements. Mediation sessions will be offered in Rockville on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Each confidential session may be scheduled for 1 to 4 hours, and a written agreement will be prepared at the conclusion of each successful session. For more information, click here
  • We would like to welcome Richee Smith Andrews as Universities at Shady Grove's first Chief Development Officer. Andrews brings over 15 years of development experience and will lead USG’s efforts to secure development funding, endowments, and major gifts to support academic programing, scholarships, and student success. Congratulations! 
  • Downtown Crown kicks off the summer with a weekly Summer Concert Series at Crown Park, 220 Ellington Blvd,Gaithersburg. Featuring popular local musicians, the concerts will take place every Wednesday evening from June 15 through August 31, 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Concerts are free and open to the public. In addition to performances, there will be Cornhole competitions and participation by Downtown Crown merchants. For additional information contact: 301-330-5400 or visit:
  • On June 18th, Rebuilding Together Montgomery County is hosting their annual fundraiser, "Rebuilding Hope: The RTMC Playhouse Project". This amazingly fun event is designed to help Rebuilding Together Montgomery County maintain its ability to preserve affordable housing for low-income residents of Montgomery County. The Playhouse Project involves displaying and auctioning seven unique life-sized playhouses, which were all hand-crafted by local builders. One home was designed by Maryland Custom Builders, Inc.,Grid Architects (MiNi-Shed & GGCC Member Pepco Holdings. From May 28, these amazing playhouses will be displayed at Wisconsin Place, at the corner of Wisconsin Avenue and Western Avenue N.W.. You can see the craftsmanship first-hand by visiting the plaza during the month of June.  For more information, click here.
  • The 34th annual Celebrate! Gaithersburg in Olde Towne street festival draws the entire community to Gaithersburg’s historic City center for a day of food, fun, entertainment, and family activities. The event is scheduled for Sunday, June 12 from 12:00-5:00 pm.
  • Fridays at the Farm is back. Enjoy steamed spiced #1 crabs & steamed spiced shrimp & Smokey Glen Farm's famous barbequed chicken & spareribs June through August from 5:30-8:30 pm. Guarantee your spot by purchasing tickets online at:
  • Join the Maryland SoccerPlex as they celebrate the beginning of Summer and the end of the school year with Summer Solstice Festival on June 11-12. The 2 day festival will feature outdoor movie Saturday night, an inflatable playzone, arts /craft activities, games, and entertainment and music throughout the weekend. interested in being a vendor at this event? Email or visit
  • The City of Gaithersburg 4th of July Fireworks now at Bohrer Park. An entire day’s worth of activities – all leading up to a spectacular fireworks display – will take place at Bohrer Park. Check the City’s website for updates at
  • On Monday, July 4, the Montgomery Village Foundation will host their annual Independence Day Celebration. The main event will take place at the Apple Ridge Recreation Area and Pool, 10101 Apple Ridge Road. Events run from 7:00 am - 2:00 pm and include a 5K Race and Fun Run, community parade with fire engines, marching groups, classic cars, bicycles and decorated floats to reflect this year's theme, "A 50th Fourth," as well as bingo, carnival games, entertainment and food. 
  • Don't forget to stop into the Muddy Branch and Kentlands Hair Cuttery as they debut a new service called Touch N' Go- a hairline and hair parting color touch up. Great for those weeks in between colors. May 24th starts their Liter Duo and Buy 1, Get 1 50% off styling product sales.
  • Did you know the Butler's Orchard farm is open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm with a day pass for $3 per person. Children under age two are free. Meet their sheep or take a short walk in their woods next to the Farm Park. The trail is about .4 miles long and is primarily flat with a few inclines. For further details, visit: 
  • The Adventist HealthCare LifeWork Strategies team is looking forward to supporting your employee wellness efforts. Help stop the spread of influenza in your workplace. Request a company flu clinic by Tuesday, May 31 and receive a early booking discount on all vaccines. Click here to schedule. 
  • Spice things up on Saturday nights with the Nando's Peri Peri Spicy Saturday Night concert series. Watch all your favorite local bands live every Saturday night from 6:30-8:30 pm on the Lakefront Plaza (between Joe's Crab Shack and Uncle Julio's) in the Rio in Gaithersburg. Click here for the full event schedule.
  • Stop by Lindt Chocolate Shop in Rio and receive 20% off all Hello products now through June 19, 2016, they're undeniably delicious. Lindt is located at 3 Grand Corner Avenue in Gaithersburg. 
  • Do More 24 will be held on Thursday, June 2nd and thousands of people will join together to create positive change in the national capital area. You can join Junior Achievement of Greater Washington in this important 24-hour day of giving and involvement by downloading the #domore24 sign, print it, take a photo and then submit your own #selfie4good photo at before Thursday to show you stand with them, you stand for their kids, and you stand for their future. And be sure to mark your calendars to join the #DoMore24 movement and give $24, $48, or more to Junior Achievement of Greater Washington on June 2nd.
  • Free finals help at C2 Education. Call to reserve a two-hour session with on of their tutors at 240-813-9509

GGCC Entrepreneur Breakfast Series: "How to Find the Funding"

How do I find the money to start my business? How do I fund my start-up? How do I find ways to make my project stand out?
Funding is the fuel on which a business runs. A business can take different avenues to attain funding, and more than one option can be used. This entrepreneur series - FUNDING - will discuss the options on how one can secure a variety of funding options & help improve your odds of success.
Make plans NOW for Wednesday, June 8. The morning will begin with our Keynote Speaker Elie Ashery, President/CEO of Gold Lasso, who will speak about funding.
The keynote will be followed by a panel discussion of entrepreneurs. Each panelist will share their "funding" story. Panelists include: Kay Hechler, Owner, Hand and Stone Massage and Facial Spa and Leigh Press, President, PCC Construction Components, Inc
Sponsored byMontgomery College Germantown Campus 
Cost: Chamber Members & Guests: $20 / Non-Members: $40
Register today, click here

In partnership with the Clarksburg Chamber of Commerce, thank you! 

21st Annual Public Safety Awards

The GGCC will honor local heroes from Public Safety personnel of the Upcounty for their courageous, life-saving actions at the 21st 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, July 8 at 7:30am at the Montgomery County Agricultural Center, Inc., 16 Chestnut Street, Gaithersburg.

$35 Members & Guests / $60 Non-Members 
$550 Shining Silver Sponsor / $300 Table Sponsor

Register now, Click Here.

26th Annual Business Golf Classic: Save-The-Date

Date: Friday, September 9
Where: Worthington Manor, 8329 Fingerboard Road, Urbana

Tournament Schedule:
Driving Range Open: 7:30 am
Registration Begins: 7:30 am
Lunch: 11:30 am
Putt*A*Rama: 9:00 am
Shotgun Start: 9:30 am|
Award Reception: 3:00 pm

Sponsorship's Available
Golfers Wanted

Details and/or to sponsor, visit here

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:

The Fehlig Group: Call for Details
Fleet Feet Sports of Gaithersburg: Call for Details
Gaithersburg Sports Association, Inc.: Call for Details
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Best of Ireland: Ireland Trip

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce invites members of the chamber and the community to experience the true Ireland Culture September 19, 2016. Space is Limited. Cost: $2,899,

The GGCC will be offering a fully escorted tour of “Emerald Island”. Come and discover the wonder of Ireland. It’s rolling mountains, windswept bogs, plummeting coastline cliffs, thriving rivers, seaweed-strewn fjords and lush valleys contribute to Ireland’s beautiful and dramatic landscape, famous the world over making Ireland a great place to visit. Ireland has much to offer everyone. From storybook castles to magnificent gardens, wide open spaces to the bustle of international cities, breathtaking natural scenery to man-made megalithic structures, Ireland opens her arms and welcomes you to explore her ancient sites, traverse her green fields and discover her treasures. But the real joy of Ireland lies in the friendliness of the people, the warmth of their welcome, and the ease with which they make you feel at home.

Inclusions: Round Trip Airfare; Airline Fuel Surcharges, Taxes & Fees; 7 Nights First Class Hotel; 9 Meals; Sightseeing Per Itinerary; Admissions Per Itinerary; Professional Tour Manager; Baggage Handling; and Hotel Transfers. 

Highlights: 7 Nights at 4 Star Hotels; Muckrose House; Cliffs of Moher; St. Patrick's Cathedral; Wicklow National Park; Adare Village; Blarney Castle; Trinity College; Book of Kells and Old James Whiskey Distillery. 

For more information or to register, please see the brochures, click here, or contact the Chamber at (301) 840-1400.
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