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 #RWDMV January 25-31, 2016 

The GGCC would like you to join Us in Celebrating Restaurant Week (#RWDMV): January 25-31. DINE at one or many of the 31 GGCC Member restaurants January 25th through the 31st and show your support!

This is a Great opportunity to experience the area’s finest restaurants. Support our local restaurants. Tell them the Chamber sent you! For a complete listing of our member restaurants see the Rerastaunt Guide at www.ggchamber.org.


Wednesday, January 27
4:30-6:00 pm
Young Professionals Group Happy Hour
Cost: GGCC MEMBERS: FREE (incl. in membership); NON-MEMBERS: FREE for First-Time Non-Members. Returning Non-Members pay $45.
Where: Senor Tequila's, 20021 Century Boulevard, Germantown

Friday, January 29
8:30-9:30 am
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: Nothing Bundt Cakes
Cost: FREE for all, advance registration requested.
Where:  Nothing Bundt Cakes, 12133 Darnestown Road, Gaithersburg
Cost: $24, please bring a check with you. Please register in advance.
Where: Normandie Farm Restaurant, 10710 Falls Road, Potomac

Wednesday, February 10
Sponsored by: Holy Cross Health
WhereMontgomery College, BioScience Education Center, 20200 Observation Drive, Germantown. 

Wednesday, February 10
12:00-1:00 pm
Events Committee Meeting
Cost:
 GGCC Members Only
Where:  GGCC Office, 910 Clopper Road, Suite 205N, Gaithersburg
 
Thursday, February 11
2:30-3:30 pm
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: Floor & Decor
Cost: FREE for all, advance registration requested.
Where: Floor & Decor, 18501 N. Frederick Avenue, Gaithersburg
 
Wednesday, February 17
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, February 17
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 $45.
WhereTherrien Waddell, 100 Lakeforest Boulevard, Suite 600, Gaithersburg

Friday, February 19
12:00-1:00 pm
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: Nalley Fresh
Cost: FREE for all, advance registration requested.
Where: Nalley Fresh, 261 Kentlands Boulevard, Gaithersburg
 
Wednesday, February 24
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Business Card Exchange Lunch
Cost: GGCC MEMBERS: $20; NON-MEMBERS: $20 for First-Time Non-Members. Returning Non-Members pay $40.
Where:  TBD
 
See all the upcoming events at: www.ggchamber.org/events


Happy Anniversary to the following GGCC Members.
  • Damascus Community Bank - Laytonsville: 5 YEARS
  • Halo Branded Solutions: 5 YEARS
  • Mary Ann Britton: 20 YEARS
  • Rodney Thompson: 65 YEARS
  • Law Office of James Hyatt: 30 YEARS
  • Roper & Roper, CPAs: 20 YEARS
  • Frederick Keys Baseball: 15 YEARS

GGCC Snow Policy

GGCC follows the same policy as the Montgomery County Public Schools.
The policy is as follow:
  • When the County Schools are closed or there is a two-hour delay, all GGCC morning events and committee meetings are cancelled.
  • Any afternoon events or committee meetings will be decided upon by 8:00 am.
  • All evening events or committee meetings, will be decided upon by Noon.
  • Please note there are times that an event may be held or cancelled due to the sponsoring company’s policies and/or the discretion of the GGCC.
We will keep everyone apprised via our website and social media outlets if possible and as soon as we can.
  • If your business serves homeowners, then simply put, you do not want to miss the 2016 Montgomery Village Home Show on Saturday, March 19 from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm at the Lake Marion Community Center, 8821 East Village Avenue, Montgomery Village. Click here to register for the home show.
  • Lakeforest Mall, in partnership with the Chinese Culture and Community Service Center will once again host one of the largest indoor Lunar New Year celebrations in the northeast. Visitors will enjoy spectacular décor and informational exhibits throughout the two week celebration. On the weekends of February 6-7 and 13-14, experience live entertainment, colorful lion and dragon dances, special events and hands-on activities.  For more information visit www.shoplakeforest.com. Opening ceremony and weekend entertainment begins Saturday, Feb 6, 11:30 am. 
  • Nalley Fresh is opening in the Kentlands. GGCC members and their families are invited to Celebrate the Freshness on Saturday January 30, 11:30-2:00 pm and 5-7:00 pm. Bring in a print-out of this email for free entrées for your entire party. Every day there are 80 fresh ingredients to mix and match into dozens of scrumptious international dishes. Visit www.nalleyfresh.com to learn more.
  • Join Seneca Creek Community Church on January 30 for a discussion on domestic human trafficking. You will hear from local experts on the front lines, h​​ave a Q&A time with these experts, and be inspired by stories of rescue and recovery.  leave with information that will help you engage in the fight against human trafficking. to register, click here.
  • Wear your favorite fairy costume, and meet the fairies from Metropolitan Ballet Theater's upcoming original fairy tale ballet, Becoming Sugar Plum, at the Fairyland Tea Party on Sunday, February 21. Enjoy a ballet class, "tea", and a sweet treat. Sittings at 10:00 am, 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm. Tickets: Tickets: click here or call 301-762-1757. 
  • The City of Gaithersburg, in partnership with the Harp and Shamrock Society of Gaithersburg and the Peterson Companies/Rio Washingtonian Center, will host the 16th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade at 10:00 am on Saturday, March 12 at Washingtonian Center.  Community groups and other organizations are invited to march in the parade. A participant application form is available on the City’s website.
  • Show Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center how your company prevented the spread of influenza in 2015. They would like to recognize employers who help stop the spread of flu in the workplace. Take a couple of minutes to tell them about your flu program and nominate your company for the 2015 Flu Fighter Award. Those eligible will receive a Flu Fighter Award at our LifeWork Connections Luncheon in March of 2016. 
  • BlackRock Center for the Arts will welcome District Comedy back to the ‘burbs for a special Valentine’s Day performance on Saturday, February 13 at 8:30 pm. This performance marks the third time District Comedy will present a special Valentine’s Day performance at BlackRock. Tickets are $18-$26 and are on sale in person, over the phone by calling 240.912.1058, or online at blackrockcenter.org.
  • Join Hospice Caring for a free screening of HBO's Alzheimer's Project film Caregivers, followed by discussion and sharing of experiences around caring for people with dementia in all its forms, on Thursday, February 25 from 7:00-9:00 pm at the Hospice Caring Cottage in Gaithersburg. Register now, click here

GGCC Entrepreneur Breakfast Series

TOPIC: "Choosing the Right Partners"

SPEAKER: Shahab Kaviani, Co-founder of Breezio & Our Entrepreneur Panel

DATE: Wednesday, February 10

TIME: 7:45-9:30 am

LOCATION: Montgomery College, BioScience Education Center, 20200 Observation Drive, Germantown

ABOUT: should have a partner, how you know who the best partners are for you, and best practices for productive partner relationships. The morning will begin with our Keynote Speaker Shahab Kaviani, Co-founder of Breezio who will speak on “Choosing the Right Partners”.He will be followed by a panel discussion of entrepreneurs. Each panelist will share their story, how they chose their partners, what motivated them to take the entrepreneurial leap, and they will answer the question- what makes their partnerships strong?  

Panel Includes:
Jerry
 Therrien, Therrien Waddell, Inc.
Pinky Rodgers,  Pinky & Pepe's Grape Escape
Robyn Quinter, Quinter Design
Devang Shah, Shah & Kishore 

COST: Chamber Members & Guests: $20
                       

#UniteGaithersburgGermantown Contest Launches Feb. 1

#UniteGaithersburgGermantown Contest Launches February 1, 2016. 

Whether you’re a local business owner, corporate exec, farmer, stay-at-home mom, teacher, or contractor, we all love Gaithersburg & Germantown because our quality of life is “World Class.”

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber is fighting for this every day through:
  • Engaging our business community to grow our local economy,
  • Advocating for the services and infrastructure your business and family need, and
  • Connecting with nonprofits doing critical work our community.

How it Works:
Download
Unite Sign
Download a copy of the #UniteGaithersburgGermantown sign from our website (coming soon) or the Facebook photo album.

Take a Photo!
Use this hashtag, #UniteGaithersburgGermantown in the caption when you post a picture holding the #UniteGaithersburgGermantown sign and we will pull them all together in our Facebook album for you, your friends and colleagues to VOTE. Take your photo in front of whatever you'd like to showcase (to over 1,300 Facebook friends), in a place that identifies you and your company, what's important to you (friends, family, kids soccer game, etc.), or your favorite part of Gaithersburg-Germantown! Be Creative!

Post your photo three ways:
Facebook
- On your Business Facebook Page & use hashtag #UniteGaithersburgGermantown
Twitter - Use hashtag #UniteGaithersburgGermantown & add our handle @GGCCNEWS
Instagram - Use hashtag #UniteGaithersburgGermantown & tag us—GBURGGERMANTOWNCHAMBER.

Voting
Voting begins immediately in our Facebook #UniteGaithersburgGermantown Photo Album. The winner will be determined BY "LIKES" on each of these photos, so tell friends and family to vote for YOUR photo.

Contest Rules
The campaign will run from February 1-29. Last day for submissions is 3:00 p.m. on February 29 . The winner will be announced via all our social media channels on Friday, March 4. Prize to be determined.
Photos must be taken in Gaithersburg and/or Germantown.  

Let’s tell our community we’re United.

To download the #UniteGaithersburgGermantown sign, click 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:

Sweet Life Wellness: 20%
The Arc Montgomery County: Call for Details
The Fehlig Group: Call for Details

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