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VOTE Tomorrow!

Millions of voters will cast their ballots during the presidential election tomorrow, November 8. We encourage you to exercise your right to vote. And please don't forget to vote local too, as this portion of the election impacts us the most in our day-to-day lives. to find your polling location, preview a sample ballot or general questions, visit the Montgomery County Board of Elections, click here. Then join us on Wednesday morning for a Happy Hump Day networking breakfast at Johns Hopkins University. 
Wednesday, November 9
7:30-9:00 am
Business Networking Before Nine
Cost: GGCC MEMBERS: FREE (incl. in membership); NON-MEMBERS: FREE for First-Time Non-Members. Returning Non-Members pay $40.
Where: Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus, 9605 Medical Center Drive, Rockville

Wednesday, November 9
12:00-1:00 pm
Events Committee Meeting
Cost: GGCC MEMBERS ONLY
Where: GGCC Office, 910 Clopper Road, Suite 205N, Gaithersburg

Friday, November 11
10:00-11:00 am
Celebration Dinner Committee Meeting
Cost: GGCC MEMBERS ONLY
Where: GGCC Office, 910 Clopper Road, Suite 205N, Gaithersburg
 
Cost: Free for All with a donation of a "new / unwrapped" toy donation to Toys for Tots!
Where: Pinky and Pepe's Grape Escape, 223 Kentlands Blvd., Gaithersburg

Thursday, November 17
8:00-9:00 am
Membership Committee Meeting
Cost: GGCC MEMBERS ONLY
Where: GGCC Office, 910 Clopper Road, Suite 205N, Gaithersburg

Friday, November 18
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ribbon Cutting: Potomac Care Pharmacy
Cost: Free for All. Advance registration requested.
Where: Potomac Care Pharmacy, 12103 Darnestown Road, North Potomac 
 

Thursday, November 24 - Friday, November 25

All Day! 
GGCC Office Closed 
 
Saturday, November 26
All Day! 
Small Business Saturday! 2016
About: The GGCC is proud to support Small Business Saturday® and encourages you to "shop small, shop local"! 
 
Monday, November 28
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.
Where: BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown, MD 20874
 
Friday, December 2
12:00-1:00 pm
Ribbon Cutting: Ultimate Building & Design
Cost: Free for All. Advance registration requested.
Where: Ultimate Building & Design, 7601 Airpark Road, Suite E, Gaithersburg 
 
Tuesday, December 6
1:00-4:15 pm
NCCoE Speaker Series: Cybersecurity
Cost: Free, advance registration required
Where: National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, 9700 Great Seneca Highway, Rockville

Thursday, December 8
6:00-10:00 pm
Annual Celebration Dinner & Awards Ceremony
Cost: $100 (Early Bird until 11.1.16) / $125 per person / Sponsorship's Varying Levels Available
Where: Holiday Inn Gaithersburg, 2 Montgomery Village Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD 20877

Tuesday, December 13
4:30-6:00 pm
Young Professional Group Holiday Happy Hour
Cost: YPG Ticket - $10 donation to a local non-profit
Where: Ted's Montana Grill, 105 Ellington Boulevard, Gaithersburg

Thursday, December 15
5:30-7:30 pm
GGCC Holiday Open House
Sponsored by: Wegmans Food Markets, Scheer Partners, Inc., DuClaw Brewing Co.
Cost: GGCC MEMBERS: FREE (incl. in membership); NON-MEMBERS: Pay $40
Where: GGCC, 910 Clopper Road, Suite 205N (North Building), Gaithersburg

Friday, December 16 - Last Event of 2016! 
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ribbon Cutting: Seneca Creek Community Church
Cost: Free for All. Advance registration requested.
Where: Seneca Creek Community Church, 13 Firstfield Road, Suite 100, Gaithersburg 

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


GGCC Membership Drive: Together We Are Stronger!

The GGCC can advocate and work on their members behalf more effectively with a larger membership base. So Everyone Wins!

We are currently hosting the 2016 Membership Campaign.

How the Campaign Works:
  • Campaign Runs Now through November 17, 2016.
  • Members: SPONSOR a NEW MEMBER to JOIN now through November 17 and YOU will receive $50 CASH. YEP, $50! 
  • Non-Members: And your referral RECEIVES a one-time $50 discount on your MEMBERSHIP dues when you JOIN the GGCC now through November 17 (certain restrictions apply). 
Members -  we encourage YOU to bring in AS MANY NEW MEMBERS AS YOU WANT! Together we are stronger! 

The best method of recruitment is still word of mouth, so brag about the chamber and help us grow. Encourage them to make an investment in their business & community!

Need the proper tools to help you? Here is a link to Join Page, Benefits Page and our Membership Application Page 

The Chamber provides numerous services for members, including networking and professional development, an electricity discount program, free and low cost marketing, government affairs programs and advocacy to encourage a positive business climate in the Upcounty.

For additional information, contact Donna Rimple at drimple@ggchamber.org or 301.840.1400 x17. And thank you in advance for your commitment to the GGCC! 

  • CONGRATS to M&T Bank on being named the Corporate Volunteer Council of Montgomery County's 2016 Partnership of the Year. They were awarded the community service awarded for their annual holiday giving project that supports the Kennedy Cluster project. During the holidays, they solicit donations of gifts and contributions to make the holidays brighter for families in the Kennedy Cluster of Montgomery County Public Schools. They're gearing up for this year's project. To help, click here
  • CONGRATULATIONS to William Schlossenberg, The Universities at Shady Grove; Robby Brewer, Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chtd. - Attorneys at Law; Ginanne Italiano, The Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce & the entire Class of 2016 on their induction to the Montgomery County Business Hall of Fame!
  • Metro SafeTrack - Oct 29 – Nov 22: Surges will significantly impact service on the Red Line so expect extreme crowding, fewer trains & major delays along the entire Red Line. Seek commuting alternatives. More information, click here.
  • Congratulations to Launch Workplaces on their expansion! They now have a new facility on the third floor of Montrose West at 1201 Seven Locks Road in Rockville. Learn more about them at: launchworkplaces.com. 
  • Get your tickets now for Metropolitan Ballet Theatre and Academy's SugarPlum Tea Party on Sunday, November 20 from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. For details and/or tickets, click here
  • The Maryland SoccerPlex & Discovery Sports Center  is hosting a Toys for Tots drive from now until December 16 at the SoccerPlex – the drop off location is just inside our main building at the Discovery Sports Center at 18031 Central Park Circle, Boyds.
  • Play indoor golf at Blue Mash Golf Course starting November 12. Play in leagues, play by yourself, use the trac man style feedback to measure clubhead spead, spin rate. launch angle, and more. Click here for more details.
  • Barnesville School of Arts & Sciences invites the community to join them for an evening with local artist Lee Newman, an accomplished painter and printmaker from Frederick. He will be comparing and contrasting a Cezanne still life with a Chardin at a reception Thursday, November 17th from 7:00-8:00 pm in The Barnesville School Media Center, 21830 Peach Tree Road, Barnesville.
  • Bring Copper Canyon Grill home for the holidays with their Thanksgiving Holiday menu starting at $85 for a family of four. Contact Patrick Moning at 240-631-0003 or pmonnig@ccgrill.com to place your order today. 
  • Give the people on your gift list a gift card to Ruth’s Chris Steak House. You’ll get a 10% bonus card on gift card purchases of $250 or more. They are located at 106 Crown Park Avenue, Gaithersburg.
  • 3D Printing is the ideal solution for creating original objects, prototypes, mock-ups and more and Germantown Copy Center now offers it. Customers in a variety of markets will find that 3D printing can drive brand new customers to their shop or business. To learn more contact them at 301-428-0196 or gcc@germantowncopy.com.
  • Join Small Business University, a program of Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union, on the third Thursday of each month between 7:00 am-8:30 am. Start your morning with great networking followed by an inspiring speaker each month. This month's speaker (November 17) is Tameka Montgomery, Associate Administrator, Office of Entrepreneurial Development, US Small Business Administration who will discuss "Is your Business idea Valid?". More info / register, click here
  • Evenings at SPAGnVOLA (Chamber Members Only): Sunday thru Thursday, 7-9:00 pm, Host an event for twenty-five people, 25 chocolates, Barista brewing and a chocolatier on hand. Members may bring their own wine and hor'deurves. SPAGnVOLA also provides thumb-drive capabilities for video presentations. The evening package is $99, Call Nancy Stempel for more information at 301-788-3571.
  • New America Financial is collecting Toys for Tots thru December 14th. Additionally, food items for Manna Food Center are now being collected for the holidays. If you would like to drop off any items, please feel free to do so at 9711 Washingtonian Blvd., Suite 500, Gaithersburg.
  • Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar has the rum, you have the guest list. When you choose Paladar for your next event, they will provide a unique opportunity to discover the flavors of Latin America without traveling outside your comfort zone & would like to host your party at Paladar or cater an event at your home, office, or other venue. Details, click here
  • The Kentlands Downtown Partnership invites you to participate in the Tree Lighting and Holiday Shopping Spree on Friday, December 2 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm. The tree will be lit at 5:00 pm in Market Square followed by holiday music, singing, shopping and more. 

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:
  • Gold Sponsor: $2,000
  • Silver Sponsor: $800.00
  • Bronze Sponsor: $300
  • Table Sponsor: $1,200
  • SBY Table: $1,200
  • Scholarship Table: $1,000
  • GGCC Member / Spouse / Guest Ticket Per Person: $125
                  
                  


Title
City of Gaithersburg

Gold
Hughes Network Systems, LLC
Montgomery College

Silver
PEPCO
Rodgers Consulting, Inc.
Therrien Waddell, Inc.

Bronze
Cartridge on Wheels
Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chartered
Maryland Soccer Foundation
Paul Simonetti, Allstate Insurance

Table
Hughes Network Systems, LLC
Johns Hopkins University
Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.

Young Professional of the Year
Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center

2017 Corporate & Event Sponsorship Opportunities

Support the GGCC & increase visibility for your organization. There are a variety of sponsorship's available to our members.

2017 Opportunities Include:
  • Corporate Sponsor Program Exclusive package— $4,000
  • Special Event Sponsor Package—$1,000
  • Big Data Seminar Title Sponsor - $1,500
  • Business Networking After Five -$300 (plus cost of food &  drinks)
  • Business Networking Before Nine-$250 (plus cost of food &  drinks)
  • Business Card Exchange Lunch-Call for Details
  • Young Professional Group Title Sponsor -$1000
  • Young Professional Group Happy Hour- $200
  • Young Professional Group Networking Picnic Title Sponsor - $350
  • Young Professionals Group Breakfast / Lunch & Learn- $200
  • Celebration Dinner & Public Safety Sponsorship's Opportunities - Also Available (Please keep in mind when planning your 2017 budgets, I will be happy to send you this information upon request). 
For more information call 301-840-1400 x 14 or 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:

Wilniq Auto Body & Mechanical Repairs, Inc.: 10% Off Labor
270net Technologies: 10%
A Cat Clinic: $25 new; existing call for details

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