Tuesday, June 23
4:00-5:00 pm
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: DOVES
Cost:: Free for All
WhereDelivering Opportunities thru Vocational Education Services, 438 N. Frederick Avenue, Suite 215, Gaithersburg 

Thursday, June 25
11:30 am- 1:00 pm
Business Card Exchange Lunch PICNIC! with Asbury, Sodexo & Brickman 
Cost:: $20 for GGCC Member and First-Time Non-Members. Returning Non-Members Pay $40
WhereAsbury Methodist Village / Hefner Community Center,417 Russell Avenue, Gaithersburg
Tuesday, June 30
Cost:: GGCC Members Only
WhereMid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union, 12820 Wisteria Drive, Germantown
Tuesday, June 30
4:30-8:00 pm

14th Annual Summer Networking Extravaganza!
Cost:: $30 for GGCC Members
WhereSilver Spring Civic Building, 1 Veterans Place, Silver Spring

Tuesday, July 7
7:30-9:00 am

Business Networking Before Nine
Cost:: Free for GGCC Member and First-Time Non-Members. Returning Non-Members Pay $40
WhereBlue Mash Golf Course, 5821 Olney-Laytonsville Road, Gaithersburg

Wednesday, July 8
12:00-1:00 pm
Events Committee Meeting
Cost:: GGCC Members Only
Where: GGCC Office, 910 Clopper Road, Suite 205N, North Building,Gaithersburg

Wednesday, July 15
5:30-7:30 pm
Explore Downtown Crown
Sponsored By:  Old Town Pour House, Paladar Latin Kitchen and Rum Bar, Asia Nine, Downtown Crown Wine & Beer & Halo Branded Solutions 
Cost:: Free for GGCC Members. Non-Members: $15
Where303 Copley Place, Gaithersburg
Friday, July 17
2:00-3:00 pm
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: Zoe's Kitchen
Cost:: Free for All
WhereZoe's Kitchen, 177 Kentlands Boulevard, Gaithersburg 

Tuesday, July 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   

Thursday, July 23
5:30-7:30 pm
Business Networking After Five
Cost:: Free for GGCC Member and First-Time Non-Members. Returning Non-Members Pay $40
WhereMelting Pot, 9021 Gaither Road, Gaithersburg

Wednesday, July 29
11:30 am- 1:00 pm
Business Card Exchange Lunch: Copper Canyon Grill 
Cost:: $20 for GGCC Member and First-Time Non-Members. Returning Non-Members Pay $40
Where:Copper Canyon Grill, 100 Boardwalk Place, Gaithersburg
See all the upcoming events at:

GGCC Celebrates a 10,000 Milestone

The June 18 Business Networking After Five at BrightFocus Foundation marked a special milestone for the GGCC. In the past five years, we have held hundreds of events and at this event, it marked our 10,000 person! Yep, 10,000 attendees have attended our events in the past five years. THANK YOU to our sponsors, members and guests for making this milestone possible. Read more about the celebration, click here

  • Brasserie Beck is now Boulevard Tavern. Come and discover it transform itself from a brasserie to a new American casual dining spot on Saturday, June 27th from 12-4:00 pm at its "Oyster Fest". Live music, all you can eat oysters, family fun and games. $20 per person,$10 kids. 311 Kentlands Boulevard in Gaithersburg. 
  • Farewell to The Gazette! They have been a huge supporter of the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber for the past 36 years (they joined the GGCC in 1979). Thank you for the memories, the coverage and your support. Click here for the Final Edition. 
  • Fast & Fresh from Corner Bakery Cafe…with a FREE Cup of Soup! Now through July 31, 2015, receive a free cup of soup when you try Corner Bakery in Gaithersburg Fast & Fresh Online Pick-up. Place and pay for your order online at & then grab your order at the pick-up station, no waiting in line. They are located at One Grand Corner Avenue in Gaithersburg. Try it today. 
  • Show your support for the Gaithersburg Police Foundation by shopping at the Kentlands Whole Foods Market, located at 316 Kentlands Boulevard, on Wednesday June 24.  Whole Foods will donate 5% of the day’s sales to the Foundation. Other activities include fingerprinting by the Montgomery County Police Explorers, a visit from a Gaithersburg Police Department K-9 unit and a surprise visit by McGruff the Crime Dog.
  • The newly created Friends of the Germantown Volunteer Fire Department is seeking board members, event planner, and grant writers. The 501c3 organization was created to develop fundraising programs to support the firefighters at Station 29 - to learn more contact Andrew Ross at
  • Pick your own strawberries at Butler's Orchard. Strawberries have a short season, so come soon. $2.69/pound. Bring your own container or purchase one there. Hours during strawberry season: Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm; Saturday & Sunday  8:30 am - 5:00 pm. Butler's is located at 22200 Davis Mill Road, Germantown.
  • Manna Food Center is the lead agency of Community Food Rescue (CFR), the new coordinated food recovery system of Montgomery County, Maryland. CFR recovers and redistributes perfectly good food to people experiencing hunger. Manna is seeking volunteer food runner corps to transport donated food from food businesses to recipient hunger relief agencies. Two hour safe food handling training on June 25th 5-7:00 pm.  Click here to sign up for the training.
  • Join the The Highlands at Germantown for "Fine Wine, Good Friends and a Wicked Murder" Christmas in July event on July 16 from 5:00-7:00 pm. The Highlands is located at 20260 Goldenrod Lane in Germantown. 
  • Summer is a wonderful time to be a junior golfer at Worthington Manor Golf Club because juniors age 17 and under play for ½ price every day starting at 3 PM when accompanied by a paying adult. Visit their Kids Play for ½ Price page for details. 
  • First National Bank is hosting a blood drive on July 13 from 10:00 am-2:30 pm at 20300 Seneca Meadows Parkway in Germantown. Anyone who is interested in donating can register online at, and enter the following sponsor ID: FNB Germantown MD. Questions, call Xochitl Lopez at 301-528-9900. 
  • Grab your favorite blanket and join Asia Nine, Old Town Pour House, Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar & Downtown Crown Wine & Beer each and every Thursday night for Downtown Crown’s summer concert series, running June 11th through the end of July. Concerts are located right across from Asia Nine, start at 6pm on Thursdays and are free of charge. Here's a link to the concert schedule and more information.
  • Cirque Italia, the spectacular water circus from Italy will perform at Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 16 Chestnut Street in Gaithersburg from July 10-12. For more information and/or tickets, check out the Cirque Italia website:
  • Are you a recent college grad, college student, or mid-career professional who needs help with a job search or wants to explore a new career path?  A certified career development facilitator at Coach and Connect LLC can help you.  For more information on our career coaching services, please call 301.717.1444 or visit
  • "Friday's at the Farm" is right around the corner. On Friday nights in June, July and August Smokey Glen Farm is open to the public. Over the past 5 years this has been the place to be on Friday nights. Due to the overwhelming success of this event they are now offering a guaranteed way to get in.... purchase admission online. Click on the Fridays at the Farm link on their website at
  • The Hampton Inn & Suites Gaithersburg will host a Blood Drive on Thursday July 9 from 1:00-6:30 pm. Presenting donors will receive two 2015 season tickets to attend a Washington Spirit home game at the Maryland SoccerPlex. Register online: and enter Sponsor ID: Hampton Inn & Suites Gaithersburg MD or call 1-800-733-2767 to schedule.
  • Join friends and family for the City of Gaithersburg’s Independence Day celebration featuring live music, food, activities, and spectacular fireworks on Saturday, July 4 at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds. Gates open for pedestrians at 5:00 pm. For more information, visit the City’s website or call 301-258-6350.
  • Night Golf is back at Blue Mash Golf Course on Friday, July 3rd. Free yourself that Friday night and enjoy the fun with friends. For details and registration visit: 
  • Host your child's next birthday at The Carousel presented by Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center. The Carousel now offers birthday party packages. With 30 whimsical creatures, a picnic area, and the sparkling Lakefront as a backdrop, The Carousel is the place where birthday memories are made. Reserve your party today.
  • Celebrate Small Business in Montgomery County at the 3rd Annual Montgomery County Small Business Awards Luncheon on June 24 from  11:00 am - 2:00 pm at North Bethesda Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, 5701 Marinelli Rd., North Bethesda. You'll also have the opportunity to hear from keynote speaker & GGCC Member Danny Farrar, Co-Founder and CEO of Montgomery County-based SoldierFit. Danny will share his inspiring story of overcoming substantial adversity to start and his successful company as well as 22 Needs a Face -- a nonprofit focused on helping combat veteran suicides.For details and/or tickets, click here.
Owner/Broker/General Contractor
D & D Real Estate & Development, LLC
Call 301-482-1051
Asking Price $579,000.00
Darnestown, MD

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.


Paul Davis Restoration and Remodeling (

Official Gift Sponsor:
Lerner Enterprises (

Shining Silver Sponsors:
Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union (  

Table Sponsors:
Asbury Methodist Village (
Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby, LLP ( ( 
Gaithersburg Police Foundation (
Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus (
Lakeforest Mall (
Lerner Enterprises (
Pepco (
Rockin' Jump (
Shady Grove Adventist Hospital (
Therrien Waddell, Inc. (
United Security, Inc. ( 

Gift Sponsors:
Asia Nine (
Buca di Beppo (
Melting Pot Gaithersburg (  

Official Photography Donated by / Sponsored by:
Sugarloaf Photography by Fabrizio (

Honor Guard by:
Gaithersburg Police Department ( 


Young Professional of the Month: Erica Seckler

The GGCC's Young Professionals program is a networking group of dedicated young professionals ranging in age from 21-40. The chamber supports the professional development of the next generation of leaders by providing opportunities for skill-building, information sharing, networking and growth of younger professionals in our chamber. It is with great pleasure that we announce this month's Young Professional of the Month. Get to know members of the group a little better with our new YPG Insider feature. Enjoy!  
  1. Current Job Title: Marketing & Events Specialist at Family Services, Inc.
  2. How long have you been with present company? Four years 
  3. How long have you been in your present position? Four years 
  4. What is the best thing about your job? There are so many aspects of my job that I love! I love that no two days are the same.  I love finding solutions for the various challenges that arise.  I love coming to work every day knowing that I have a wonderful group of people to work with and who support and encourage me.  But most of all I love going to bed every night knowing that the services Family Services, Inc. provides makes the lives of thousands of families a year brighter! 
  5. Where are you from? Born & Raised in various cities throughout Montgomery County 
  6. Where did you attend college? York College of Pennsylvania 
  7. If you could be anyone famous or fictional who would it be?  My mother.  While she may not be famous to everyone else in the world she is famous to me. She is one of the most caring, loving and supportive figures in my life and she has helped to shape me into the woman I am today.  
  8. Favorite TV show growing up? Full House 

Contact Erica at 

(Interested in becoming a Young Professional of the Month? Attend the Young Professional Group Happy Hour and you just may be the lucky winner. YPG of the Month is open to GGCC Members only, Must be present to win).

25th Annual Business Golf Classic

Come Play With Us! 

Friday. September 11
Worthington Manor Golf Club

Grow Your Business & Play Golf at the Same Time! The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber's Annual Business Golf Classic will be held on Friday, September 11 at Worthington Manor Golf Club with a 9:30 AM shotgun.

Sponsorship's are now available and golfers are wanted. A Portion of the proceeds supports the Montgomery College Scholarship Fund. 


Genesis Security Systems, LLC
Hughes Network Systems, LLC

Golfer Gift
DeLeon & Stang CPAs & Advisors
Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union 

Lunch Sponsor
Lakeforest Mall

Hole In One
Sheehy Ford and Lincoln

Therrien Waddell, Inc.  

Tee Sponsors

DVA Architects
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott
General Insurance Group, Inc.
Hand and Stone Massage and Facial Spa
Shannon & Luchs Insurance Agency Inc.
Sign*A*Rama/Sterico Signs
WLR Automotive Group, Inc

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:

Benefits Provider Network, LLC: Call for Details
Bennet Communications, Inc.: 20%
Black Cat Design: 10%

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Chamber Italy Trip: Booking Deadline July 27

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. For more information please contact the Chamber at (301)840-1400.    
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