19th Annual Public Safety Awards Breakfast: Friday, August 8, 2014

We will honor Upcounty Police Officers, Special Operations Teams, Firefighters and Paramedics at our 19th Annual Public Safety Awards Breakfast on Friday, August 8 from 7:30-10:30 a.m. at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds, Harvest Building, 16 Chestnut Street, Gaithersburg. This year we will honor 57 of the County’s, National Institute of Standards and Technology Fire Department & the City of Gaithersburg’s finest men & women. This annual awards program provides the business community with an opportunity to publicly thank those who help maintain the quality of life in the Gaithersburg and Germantown area. 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. Won't you join us? Tickets are on sale now for $30. 


Friday, August 8
7:30-10:30 am
Public Safety Awards Breakfast
$30 Members / $60 Non-Members / Sponsorship's Available
Montgomery County Agricultural Center, Inc.,16 Chestnut Street, Harvest Building, Gaithersburg

Wednesday, August 20
8:00-9:00 am
Chocolate, Coffee & Conversation with the GGCC
Free for GGCC Members & First-Time Visitors. Returning Non-Members Pay $40.
Lindt Chocolate Shop, Washingtonian Center, 3 Grand Corner Avenue, Gaithersburg

Thursday, August 28
5:30-7:30 pm
Business Networking After Five / Endless Summer: Business Visions
Free for GGCC Members & First-Time Visitors. Returning Non-Members Pay $40.
Main Street Park and Pavilion (Kentlands), 301 Main Street, Gaithersburg

Wednesday, September 10
5:00-7:00 pm
Evening of Networking: Joint Mixer with the FCC
The GGCC and Frederick County Chamber are joining forces to bring its members together for an “Evening of Networking” at the Comus Inn at Sugarloaf Mountain. Meet and greet our neighbors from the north while enjoying great food compliments of the Comus Inn and a breath-taking setting too. Advance registration is required. 
Free for GGCC & Frederick Chamber Members Only. Cash Bar.
Comus Inn, 23900 Old Hundred Road, Dickerson

Friday, September 12
10:30 am - 6:00 pm
24th Annual Business Golf Classic
$250 Members / $300 Non-Members / Sponsorship's Available
Worthington Manor, 8329 Fingerboard Road, Urbana

Thursday, September 18
5:30-7:30 pm
Annual Picnic, Volunteer Recognition & Non-Profit Showcase
Each year GGCC Members come together to interact with the non-profit community, honor all the GGCC volunteers and savor the mouth-watering pies and Smokey Glen’s famous barbeque. Register in advance for this event – there are no walk-in's please.. Picnic attire isn’t recommended … its MANADATORY. See you there.Free for GGCC Members Only. 
Smokey Glen Farm Barbequers, Inc., 16407 Riffle Ford Road, Gaithersburg

Tuesday, September 23
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Business Card Exchange Lunch: Buca di Beppo
Cost: $20 Members & First-Time Non-Members / $40 Returning Non-Members.
Buca di Beppo,122 Kentlands Boulevard, Gaithersburg
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  • Apex Home Loans is proud to announce that our CEO and Senior Mortgage Banker, Craig Strent, has been recognized by Mortgage Executive Magazine as part of the nation's top 1% of mortgage originators in 2013. This will be the 3rd time Craig has received this honor from Mortgage Executive Magazine and the 12th time in his career that Craig has been recognized by the industry as being one of the top loan originators nationwide. CONGRATS!
  • The Gazette Best of is back and this is your chance to begin promoting your business and to get those votes! GGCC Members can vote for their favorite local business by clicking here and enter for a chance to win $500 in Visa gift cards simply by entering. Categories include: food, personal care, recreation, services, stores, home & garden and people. The top 3 winners in each category will be featured in the Gazette Best of Special Section inserted in the December 4th weekly paper, in addition to the Best of landing page on the website. Voting ends September 15th. We thank you for your support in this year’s Gazette Best of Montgomery County & look forward to seeing your businesses at the top of the list!
  • BlackRock Center for the Arts is pleased to present “It’s Abstract!,” an exhibit featuring abstract paintings, photographs, sculptures, mixed media works and digital prints created by 12 local artists. The exhibition will be on view August 6 through September 5 in the Main Gallery at BlackRock, 12901 Town Commons Drive in Germantown.
  • The Gazette Newspapers is launching a new Special Section called “I Do” that will publish in September. It will be a glossy magazine inserted into select areas in Montgomery County.  The publication will target Brides and their parents. For more information contact Colette Releford at The Gazette at 301-670-2618 or
  • Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar is opening in the new Downtown Crown, behind the Rio, in September 2014! We are hiring for all positions at their Job Fair on August 6-7, from 9:00 am-6:00 pm, at their hiring center behind the restaurant, 203 Crown Park Avenue in Gaithersburg.
  • EWC Consultants will host a free sales workshop on the "7 Ways to Turn a Prospect into a Customer" on August 21st. Come out and learn: how to get appointments with the decision maker; what tools you can use to get in front of the decision maker; how to get the decision maker to like and trust you; how to conduct a winning first appointment; how to overcome those dreaded price objections and how to make closing the sale a natural next step. For further details and/or to register, click here.
  • Kaplan University will be hosting our bi-annual blood drive on August 14th from 1:30 to 7 pm.  If you are interested in scheduling an appointment, please call Michelle Day at 301.258.3806 or email
  • “Picture The Fair” Photo Contest sponsored by GGCC Members Montgomery Community Media, Montgomery County Ag Fair, MD & Kaplan University Learning Center- Rockville. Learn more, click here
  • The Gaithersburg Labor Day Parade returns to the streets of Olde Towne on Monday, September 1 at 1:00 pm. Are you interested in participating this year? The City is looking for community groups and other organizations to march in the parade. For participant information, visit the City’s website at:  

Public Safety Awards Breakfast: August 8!

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 7:30 am at the Montgomery County Agricultural Center, Inc., 16 Chestnut Street, Gaithersburg. 

Thank you to our Sponsors!
Title Sponsor
Paul Davis Restoration and Remodeling

Shining Silver Sponsors
City of Gaithersburg
The Gazette
Hughes Network Systems, LLC
Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union
Montgomery County Employee Federal Credit Union, LLC

Table Sponsors
Asbury Methodist Village
Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP
Gaithersburg Police Foundation
Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus
Kaplan University
Lerner Enterprises / Black Hills Development
OBA Bank
Robert Cowdrey
Shady Grove Adventist Hospital
Therrien Waddell, Inc.

Public Safety Official Sponsor:
Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chtd.
Linowes & Blocher, LLP
Maryland Leadership Workshops
Montgomery County Department of Economic Development
Randy Scritchfield, CFP
Robert Cowdrey
Scheer Partners, Inc. 
Strive Business Solutions, LLC

Buca di Beppo
Cafe Rio
Copper Canyon Grill
Corner Bakery Gaithersburg
Largents Restaurant & Bar
Melting Pot Gaithersburg
Pasha Restaurant
Paisano's Pizza

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

Sponsorship's are available. Tickets are on sale! For further details, click here now

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:
Thibadeau Mortuary Service, P.A.: $100
Tuckers A/C, Heating & Plumbing: 10%
Union Jack’s Rio: 10%

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Annual Business Golf Classic

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. For details, click here now or email Laura at 

Thank You to Our Sponsors: 

DeLeon & Stang CPAs & Advisors
Genesis Security Systems, LLC
Hughes Network Systems, LLC

Golfer Gift
Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union

Lunch Sponsor
Lakeforest Mall

Putting Contest

Closest to the Pin Women
The Gazette

Long Drive Women
Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chartered

Tee Signs
EWC Consultants
Linowes & Blocher, LLP
The Lube Center, The Auto Repair & The Auto Spa
Therrien Waddell, Inc. 
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