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Grow Your Business & Play Golf at the Same Time! The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber's Annual Business Golf Classic will be held on Friday, September 9 at Worthington Manor Golf Club with a 9:30 AM shotgun.

This tournament is intended to offer an enjoyable golf experience and the opportunity to network. Meet business owners, representatives and supporters of business as you complete your round. Incredible prizes, golf contests, food and drinks await you on this unique golf experience.

Sponsorship's remaining include: Tournament, Driving Range, Longest Drive Men, Closest to the Pin Men & Women, Hole in One and Tee Signs. Or Sign Up to play as an individual or as a foursome. 

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

To Sponsor or Register, Click Here

Cost: GGCC MEMBERS: FREE (incl. in membership); NON-MEMBERS: FREE for First-Time Non-Members. Returning Non-Members pay $40.
Where: Activity Center at Bohrer Park, 506 S Frederick Avenue, Gaithersburg 

Friday, August 26
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ribbon Cutting: La Casita CA Cocina
Cost: FREE. Advance Registration Requested.
Where: La Casita CA Cocina, 2 East Diamond Avenue, Gaithersburg 
 
Friday, September 9
8:30 am-4:00 pm (SHOTGUN 9:30 am)
26th Annual Business Golf Classic
Cost: Sponsorship's in varying levels available. Players & Foursomes Wanted. Sign Up Today!
Where: Worthington Manor, 8329 Fingerboard Road, Urbana 

Wednesday, September 14
12:00-1:00 pm
Events Committee Meeting
Cost: GGCC MEMBERS ONLY
Where: GGCC Office, 910 Clopper Road, Suite 205N, Gaithersburg

Thursday, September 15
5:30-7:30 pm
Annual Chamber Picnic, Volunteer Recognition & Non-Profit Showcase
Cost: GGCC MEMBERS: FREE (incl. in membership); NON-MEMBERS: FREE for First-Time Non-Members. Returning Non-Members pay $40.
Where: Smokey Glen Farm Barbequers, Inc., 16407 Riffle Ford Road, Gaithersburg
 
Thursday, September 15
8:00-9:00 am
Membership Committee Meeting
Cost: GGCC MEMBERS ONLY
Where: GGCC Office, 910 Clopper Road, Suite 205N, Gaithersburg

Friday, September 16
12:00-1:00 pm
Ribbon Cutting: Ultimate Building & Design
Cost: FREE. Advance Registration Requested.
Where: Ultimate Building & Design, 7601 Airpark Road, Suite E, Gaithersburg 
 
Tuesday, September 20
5:00-6:00 pm
Ribbon Cutting: Pieology Pizzeria
Cost: FREE. Advance Registration Requested.
Where: Pieology Pizzeria, 15780 Shady Grove Road, Gaithersburg 

Wednesday, September 21
8:30-9:30 am
Economic Development Committee Meeting
Cost: GGCC Members Only
Where:  Montgomery College Germantown Campus Paul Peck Building (Goldenrod Bldg), 20271 Goldenrod Lane Room 105, Germantown

Wednesday, September 21
5:00-7:00 pm
An Evening of Networking: Joint with the Frederick Chamber
Cost: Free. GGCC & FCC Members Only!
Where: Comus Inn, 23900 Old Hundred Road, Dickerson
 
Wednesday, September 28
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: Buca di Beppo, 122 Kentlands Boulevard, Gaithersburg

Thursday, September 29
5:30-7:30 pm
Regional Young Professional Group Happy Hour
Cost: Free. Open to Young Professional's Only (21-40). Advance registration is requested. Register at: https://goo.gl/eSfTUf.
Where: Miller's Ale House, 1471 Rockville Pike, Rockville

See all the upcoming events at: www.ggchamber.org/events
We are delighted to announce the fourth seminar in the GGCC Entrepreneur Breakfast series – “Evolution is Essential for Entrepreneurs - Are you sure you are heading in the right direction?" on Thursday, October 13 from 7:45-9:30 am at the Montgomery College, BioScience Education Center, 20200 Observation Drive, Germantown. Cost: $20.

The morning will begin with a keynote speaker, followed by a panel discussion of entrepreneurs.
 
Save-the-Date of October 13. Registration will be open soon. Thank you. 

If you are playing in the Annual Business Golf Classic on Friday, September 9, and have a sponsorship that has a foursome included or have purchased a foursome, please send me the names of those playing in your foursome by close of business on Friday, August 26. Thank you so much!

Just a reminder that your Non-Profit Showcase Registration Forms are due this Friday, August 26 by 4:00 pm. 

GGCC NON-PROFIT agencies are invited to the Annual Picnic, Volunteer Recognition and Non-Profit Showcase on Thursday, September 15 to share what it is you do and how the business community can support your efforts.

This is an easy way to maximize your Chamber membership and get brand recognition for your organization. Participation is free for you as a non-profit and a GGCC member.  All you need to do is bring a small table display and showcase your information on the table that will be provided for you. If you need the registration form, please email lrowles@ggchamber.org to request one. Space is limited. 

  • Congratulations to SOLDIERFIT named one of the 2016 Inc. Magazine's 5,000 Fastest-Growing Companies in America! Way to go. View their Inc. profile at: http://goo.gl/yj2NzQ.
  • Congratulations to seventeen lawyers from Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chartered - Attorneys at Law who were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2017! They represent a broad range of practices serving businesses and individuals throughout the Washington, DC region, from real estate and land use law to litigation to family law and estates and trusts. Read more, click here.
  • Congratulations to Montgomery Community Media, who has won the 2016 Overall Excellence Award for Public, Education and Government organizations ($1M+ budget), basically recognizing MCM as the 'Best of the Best' for all PEG organizations across the country. This is their third win in five years. And their collaborative Montgomery PEG newscast, "County Report This Week", won for Best Magazine Show - Access Center Professional production. Way to go! 
  • The City of Gaithersburg and the Gaithersburg-Washington Grove Fire Department celebrate the end of summer with the 78th Annual Labor Day Parade on Monday, September 5 at 1:00 pm. The parade features an assortment of high school marching bands, dance groups, costumed characters, antique cars and fire engines, equestrian units, clowns, and more, winding through East Diamond and Russell Avenues in Olde Towne Gaithersburg. For more information, visit www.gaithersburgmd.gov. 
  • BlackRock Center for the Arts has announced the 2016-17 season featuring a diverse line-up of top regional, national and international artists from the worlds of pop, jazz, folks/roots, blues, bluegrass and classical/contemporary chamber music, as well as theater, dance, comedy, and contemporary circus. The 2016-17 Performance Season will open on Friday, September 23. Tickets can be purchased in person, over the phone by calling 301-528-2260, or online at blackrockcenter.org.
  • Close out the summer on the Old Town Pour House patio. Enjoy your favorite summer happy hour features al fresco while you still can. To view the happy hour menu, click here. OTPH is located at 212 Ellington Boulevard in Gaithersburg. 
  • Join Barking Mad Cafe outside for some great music at their Summer Concert Series. Try one of their Nitro Cold Brew to cool you off too. View the upcoming concert series lineup, click here.

GGCC Membership Directory & Buyer's Guide Time!

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to announce that our popular and long standing Membership Directory and Buyer’s Guide is back!

Over the next month, you will be receiving emails with regards to VERIFICATION'S (let's you verify your business information and category) and ADVERTISING opportunities. If you would like to begin verifying your information, you can do so here. NOTE: you will receive a verification form shortly, please ensure those make their way back to us. 

This prestigious publication gives you the opportunity to market your company’s products and services directly to all Chamber members and the community. A representative from MetroMedia will reach out to you shortly about the variety of options available to you and your business. 

Stay tuned........

Thank You to Our 2016 Golf Sponsors! 

There is still time to add your name to this elite list of golf sponsors! Contact Laura at lrowles@ggchamber,org for more information. 
 
Thank you to our 2016 Business Golf Classic Sponsors

Tournament Sponsor
City of Gaithersburg
Genesis Security Systems. LLC
Hughes Network Systems, LLC
Montgomery College Germantown  
 
Golfer Gift
DeLeon & Stang, CPAs & Advisors
Therrien Waddell, Inc.
 
Cocktail Reception Sponsor
Morgan-Keller Construction
Scheer Partners, Inc. 
 
Lunch Sponsor
Lakeforest Mall  
 
Golf Ball Sponsor
ENNIS Legacy Partners 
 
Beverage Cart
Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chartered
Savitz, Parker, Hollman, Simon, Hahn and Delisi, LLC 
 
Beat the Pro
Randy Scritchfield, CFP® 
 
Putt*A*Rama
Therrien Waddell, Inc.

Hole-In-One
Criswell Auto.com 
 
Driving Range
General Insurance Group, Inc.
 
Long Drive Women
Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chartered 
 
Eagle Contest
Mezeh Mediterranean Grill 
 
Tee Sponsor
Asbury Methodist Village
DrinkMore Water
DVA Architects
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott
GGCC Construction Direct Connect
Hand and Stone Massage and Facial Spa
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
Monument Bank
Revere Bank
Shannon & Luchs Insurance Agency Inc.
Stein Sperling Bennett De Jong Driscoll PC
WLR Automotive Group, Inc
Zoes Kitchen 
 
Water Sponsor
DrinkMore Water 

ADD YOUR NAME 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:

Olde Towne Urgent Care: 20%
Paisano’s: 10%
Paychex, Inc.: 10%

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

Annual Celebration Dinner & Awards Ceremony

Join us at our biggest bash of the year the "Annual Celebration Dinner and Awards Ceremony - Celebrating 67 Years!"
 
The evening events include:
  • The installation of the 2017 Board of Directors
  • Silent auction
  • Dinner
  • Music
  • Presentation of the Annual “You Made a Difference Award”
  • Announcement of the “10th Annual Small Business of the Year” award
  • Announcement of the "4th Annual Young Professional of the Year” award
  • The awarding of the Montgomery College Scholarships funded by GGCC Businesses to Montgomery College students

Sponsorship's Available:
  • Title Sponsor: $3,000
  • Gold Sponsor: $2,000
  • Silver Sponsor: $800.00
  • Bronze Sponsor: $300
  • Table Sponsor: $1,200
  • SBY Table: $1,200
  • YPG Table: $1.200
  • Scholarship Table: $1,000
  • GGCC Member / Spouse / Guest Ticket Per Person: $100 (Early Bird until 10/28)
  • GGCC Member / Spouse / Guest Ticket Per Person: $125

Registration will be open soon. For now, mark your calendars!! 

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.

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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