County Executive Democratic Primary Candidate Forum this Thursday Night. Free & Open to the Entire Community!

GGCC County Executive Candidate Forum

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber & Montgomery College Germantown Campus will host the County Executive Primary Forum on Thursday, May 29 from 7:00-9:00pm at Montgomery College, Globe Hall, 20200 Observation Drive, Germantown. FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! 

Forum Candidates will include:
-Phil Andrews
-Doug Duncan
-Ike Leggett

This is a great opportunity for our member, local businesses and the public to talk with the candidates about their concerns. Attendees will also hear from the candidates on the various issues impacting the business community in Gaithersburg, Germantown and the County. The format will be opening remarks from the panel, followed by formal Q&A from our moderator. 

For further details and/or to r
egister, visit: - May 29 Forum. Advance registration is suggested. 

Wednesday, May 28
New Member Orientation
GGCC Members Only!.
Hampton Inn, 960 N. Frederick Avenue, Gaithersburg

Thursday, May 29
County Executive Primary Candidate Forum
May 29 Forum Candidates will include:
-Phil Andrews
-Doug Duncan
-Ike Leggett
NOTE: The May 29 Forum is free and open to the public.
Montgomery College, Globe Hall, 20200 Observation Drive, Germantown

Tuesday, June 3
Business Networking Before Nine
Free for GGCC Members & First-Time Visitors. Returning Non-Members Pay $40.
BusinesSuites Gaithersburg, 9711 Washingtonian Blvd., Gaithersburg

Wednesday, June 11
3rd Annual Mini-Golf with the Board Networking Night
Free for GGCC Members & First-Time Visitors. Returning Non-Members Pay $40.
Activity Center at Bohrer Park, 506 S Frederick Avenue, Gaithersburg

Thursday, June 12
Non-Profit Sector Meeting
GGCC Members Only
To register, email your R.S.V.P. to
GGCC Office, 910 Clopper Road, Suite 205N, Gaithersburg

Friday, June 13
Women Balancing Life & Business: Committee Meeting
GGCC Members Only

GGCC Office, 910 Clopper Road, Suite 205N, Gaithersburg

Friday, June 13
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: Revere Bank
Free for GGCC Members & Non-Members.
Revere Bank, 820 West Diamond Avenue, Suite 110, Gaithersburg

Friday, June 20
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: Potbelly
Free for GGCC Members & Non-Members.
Potbelly, 20940 Frederick Road, Germantown

Wednesday, June 25
BCEL: BBQ Picnic Fun!
$20 GGCC Members & First-Time Visitors. Returning Non-Members Pay $40.
Asbury Methodist Village / Hefner Community Center, 417 Russell Avenue, Gaithersburg

See all the upcoming events at:

New Members: April 2014

  • GREAT NEWS!! Gaithersburg is 8th Fastest Growing City in the Nation! According to U.S. Census Bureau population estimates released today, the City of Gaithersburg ranked among the top 15 fastest growing cities in the United States with populations in excess of 50,000.  It was one of only two cities east of the Mississippi to make the list.  Gaithersburg’s population estimate stands at 65,690, up 4.4 percent since 2012, putting it at #8 on the Top 15 list.
  • Don't miss the grand opening of the Carousel at RIO Washingtonian presented by Shady Grove Adventist Hospital on Saturday, May 31, at 11am. Family entertainment, strolling Dixieland band, and much more throughout the day. Grand opening day proceeds benefit Shady Grove Adventist Hospital Foundation. Carousel tickets are $3.
  • Smokey Glen Farm Barbequers, Inc. "Fridays at the Farm Family Crab and BBQ Feast" is back. The buffet features: steam spiced crabs and shrimp, bbq chicken and ribs, baked beans, mac & cheese, hot dogs, corn on the cob, salad bar, cole slaw, potato salad, pies and more. Open to the public every Friday evening (rain or shine) June through August from 5:30-8:30pm; varying prices starting at $44.95 (adults 16+).  Smokey Glen is located at 16407 Riffle Ford Road, Gaithersburg. For further details call 301-948-6097.
  • Pinky & Pepe's Grape Escape invite you to  a special Austrian Winemakers Tasting on May 28 at 7:30 pm with Klaus Wittauer from Austria. Wittauer is a partner of Anton Bauer's - one of the most internationally renowned Austrian Winemakers. You will sample 8+ wines and be taken around the country of Austria.The cost is just $36 per person. There are a limited number of seats for this, so if you'd like to attend, please call Pinky and she can reserve your space with a credit card. Her store # is 301-869-9463.
  • Shady Grove Farmers Market Returns to the Johns Hopkins Montgomery County Campus. From candles to pickles, you'll be able to find it at the Shady Grove Farmers Market. The lunchtime market will be held 11:00am-2:00pm, Wednesdays, Now through Oct. 29. For more information, click here
  • On June 11, join Thomas Ellis of EWC Consultants at the Hampton Inn and Suites in Gaithersburg as he conducts a two hour seminar on how to Jump Start Your Sales. You will learn:  prospecting tips and the right questions to ask to help close a sale. Register, click here
  •  ROSSI Commercial Real Estate closed a 15,000 SF Lease in DC. GAP, Inc. signed a 10 year lease represented by Catherine Rossi and Bill Wanatosky at 209 Upshur Street NW, Washington, DC.
  • Teachers, Principals, anyone in the education field make your reservation at the Melting Pot Gaithersburg for their "Fondue for Education" on Wednesday May 28th. Indulge in four courses of decadent fondue for $28.90 per person. Enjoy great drink specials and a gift card raffle as well. Reservations recommended. Space is limited. For reservations, call 301-519-3638. 
  • The 3rd Annual Fundraiser for Give Kids the World hosted by the Hilton Washington DC North/Gaithersburg is scheduled for Thursday, June 5th from 6:00-9:00 pm. Join them for a night of wines, food, and chocolates, along with live music and dancing. Ticket prices for this event are $35.00/Person and $60.00/Couple. Reservations at: 
  • Soccer World Cup fever has started at the Hampton Inn & Suites Washington DC North - Gaithersburg hotel. Reserve a table for your group to come watch the opening ceremony and or game on Thursday, June 12 . The fun starts from 3pm and the game starts at 4pm. Table reservations $30.00 per table for two or four people. Email for table reservations or more information. Tel: 301-990-4300 x 5001.
  • The public is invited to join the Mayor and City Council, City staff and honored guests in a tribute to Gaithersburg’s sons and daughters who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country at its Memorial Day Observance on Friday, May 30 at 11:00 am at Christman Park. For more information, visit the City’s website at

VOLUNTEER at Our Celebrate Gaithersburg Booth!

Be Part of the Celebration in Gaithersburg on Sunday, June 8, when you VOLUNTEER for two hours at the GGCC booth. VOLUNTEER between the hours of 12:00-5:00pm. By volunteering your time, you may leave a business pamphlet at our table all day for free. This is an easy way to market your business! To volunteer, contact Laura at or 301-840-1400 x14.


We invite you to come and join us 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 8 at 7:30am at the Montgomery County Agricultural Center, Inc., 16 Chestnut Street, Gaithersburg.

Grow Your Business & Play Golf at the Same Time! The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber's Annual Business Golf Classic will be held on Friday, September 12 at Worthington Manor Golf Club with a Noon shotgun. This tournament is intended to offer enjoyable golf and the opportunity to network.

DETAILS TO FOLLOW! Watch your emails, snail mail and all our social media channels too! 

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:

MTG, Inc.: Call for Details
My Office Products: 8%
NGO Accounting Plus: 15%

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Celebrate Gaithersburg

The 32nd Annual Celebrate Gaithersburg Festival will draw an entire community to Gaithersburg’s historic city center. The one-day event is scheduled for Sunday, June 8, 2014, and will include multiple stages of live entertainment, food, and themed activity areas for all ages and interests. Sponsorship of Celebrate! Gaithersburg in Olde Towne provides a unique opportunity to market your business to 20,000 festival goers.  Benefits could include an on-site booth in a prime location and inclusion in marketing materials, program books, signage, and on the event website.  Packages can be customized to meet your marketing objectives. For sponsorship information, click here.
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