Business Card Exchange Lunch Tomorrow: Join Us!

Join us for lunch at Buca di Beppo, a family style Italian restaurant specializing in large parties and putting the guests needs before our own. Come and enjoy a delicious lunch and get ready to expand your network too! Special Event Feature: "Public Speaking for the Business Professional": a brief presentation by Colette Releford, Strive Business Solutions. Cost: $20 Members & First-Time Non-Members / $40 Returning Non-Members. Limited Seating. Please register in advance, 


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

Wednesday, September 24
12:00-1:00 pm
Ribbon Cutting: Metropolitan Ballet Theatre and Academy
Cost: Free for All
Metropolitan Ballet Theatre and Academy, 220 Perry Parkway, Gaithersburg

Thursday, September 25
10:00-11:00 am
Celebration Dinner Committee Meeting
Cost: GGCC Members Only 
GGCC Office, 910 Clopper Road, Suite 205N,Gaithersburg

Tuesday, September 30
7:00-8:30 am
Small Business University Seminar & Networking Event
Cost: $10
Montgomery Community Media 7548 Standish Place Rockville

Friday, October 3
4:00-5:00 pm
Ribbon Cutting: Downtown Crown Wine & Beer
Cost: Free for All
Crown Beer & Wine 303 Copley Place Gaithersburg

Tuesday, October 7
7:30-9:00 am
Business Networking Before Nine: BlackRock
Cost: Free for GGCC Members & First-Time Non-Members. Returning Non-Members pay $40
BlackRock Center for the Arts 12901 Town Commons Drive Germantown

Wednesday, October 8
4:30-6:00 pm
GGCC & FCC Joint Young Professionals Group Happy Hour
Cost: Free for GGCC & FCC Members Only!
GrillMarX 12011 Snowden Farm Pkwy. Clarksburg

Friday, October 10
9:00-10:00 am
Ribbon Cutting: First Watch - The Daytime Cafe
Cost: Free for All
First Watch - The Daytime Cafe 802 Muddy Branch Road Gaithersburg

Thursday, October 16
5:30-7:30 pm
Business Networking After Five / Fall Fling: Matan
Cost: Free for GGCC Members & First-Time Non-Members. Returning Non-Members pay $40
Matan Companies 20251 Century Blvd, Suite 100 Germantown

Wednesday, October 22
4:30-6:00 pm
Young Professionals Group Happy Hour
Cost: Free for GGCC Members & First-Time Non-Members. Returning Non-Members pay $40
Hilton Washington DC North/Gaithersburg 620 Perry Parkway Gaithersburg

Thursday, October 23
8:00-10:00 am
Networking Tips / Member Orientation Part II
Cost: GGCC Members Only
Mid-Atlantic FCU 12820 Wisteria Drive Germantown

Wednesday, October 29
11:30 am-1:00 pm
Business Card Exchange Lunch: BC Steak
Cost: $20 Members & First-Time Non-Members / $40 Returning Non-Members
BC Steakhouse-Silver Birch Bar 15710 Shady Grove Road Gaithersburg

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  • CONGRATS to OBA Bank, who was ranked #42 (out of 6,500) in the 2014 edition of the Top 200 Healthiest Banks in America that DepositAccounts releases annually. A more detailed breakdown of OBA Bank’s score may be found in the health section of its dedicated page at 
    If you are in need of any hams, turkeys, gift cards or desserts as gift ideas this holiday season, HoneyBaked Ham Company can help. They offer special pricing and volume discounts for Corporate Customers and can put a quote together for you this holiday season. For further details, contact Byron Duncan at 301-527-8777 or 
  • Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus has appointed Leslie Ford Weber to be director of Campus, Government and Community Affairs for Montgomery County. Weber had been serving as the interim executive director of the Montgomery County Campus since October 2013. CONGRATULATIONS! Read more, click here.
  • Grossberg Company LLP announces its 2nd Annual Suburban Maryland Real Estate Symposium on September 23 from 3:30-6:00 pm at the Bethesda Marriott located at 5151 Pooks Hill Road, Bethesda.To attend this event, RSVP by September 15 to Amy Butts at 301-571-1900 ext. 216 or or online at
  • Kick off Community Service Week with the Corporate Volunteer Council of Montgomery County, Shulman Rogers and Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless as we tackle yard maintenance projects at sites around the county on Saturday, October 18 from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. Learn more and register at 
  • Manna Food Center is partnering with the Capital Area Food Bank, Feeding America and Walmart for the Fight Hunger. Spark Change. campaign. With their help and yours, they will soon be able to provide more healthy produce to individuals in Montgomery County who are experiencing hunger and food insecurity. Capital Area Food Bank is competing with Food Banks across the nation to see who can bring in the most votes between now and October 5. If Capital Area Food Bank wins, Manna will receive a $3,000 grant to purchase produce. To vote, click here now
  •  You are invited to Hospice Caring's 25th Anniversary Gala Silver Linings on Saturday, October 18 from 6 pm - Midnight at The Bolger Center, 9600 Newbridge Drive, Potomac. For further details, click here. 
  • JK Moving Services has partnered with Apple Federal Credit Union for the second year in a row, to support our local students. Great Job! Read more, click here
  • Salsa & Bachata Dance Party at BlackRock Center for the Arts on Friday, October 3 at 7:30 pm. Cost: $18. What better chance to learn new moves, get exercise and listen to live music while you socialize and have fun. For tickets and/or further details, click here
  • The City of Gaithersburg presents the 23rd annual celebration of Oktoberfest at the Kentlands, Sunday, October 12 from noon to 5:00 pm. The festival covers Kentlands Village Green, the grounds of Kentlands Mansion, Main Street and Market Square, all connected by marked walking paths and a festival-wide trolley route.  Admission and parking are free. For more information call 301-258-6350 or visit the City’s website at
  • Tickets for Metropolitan Ballet Theatre and Academy's 26th annual production of The Nutcracker (Dec 5-7 & 12-14, 2014) are on sale now. To purchase tickets: call 301-762-1757 or click here (online sales will close 12 hours prior to each performance time or as tickets sell out).  
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Washington DC North - Gaithersburg has already been open for a year. You are invited to join their first birthday celebration and client appreciation event on Thursday, September 25 at 5:00 pm. Light snacks and beverages will be served. RSVP: or 301-990-4300 x 5001.

65th Anniversary Annual Celebration Dinner & Awards Ceremony 

Save-The Date for our biggest bash of the year - Our Annual Celebration Dinner & Awards Ceremony! It will be held on Thursday, December 4 at the Hilton Gaithersburg. Sponsorship opportunities will be available soon and tickets will be on sale after that. We will see you all there but mark your calendars now! 

Celebrating 65 Years!

We are excited to announce that we are celebrating 65 years! Founded in 1949, the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber is here “to serve, represent, and be the leading advocate for the interests of our membership in ways that enhance the business environment, quality of life, and well-being of our unique communities.” We hope you will join us on December 4th as we celebrate this milestone at our Annual Celebration Dinner and Awards Ceremony. And we thank you for your support of our organization of the years! 

Now Announcing: Brand New Restaurant Guide

We are delighted to say that we have nearly 30 restaurant members and today we are launching our restaurant guide. We encourage you to pick up a copy at the Chamber office or at an event and then venture out and celebrate our explosive cuisine scene offered by GGCC Members!

GGCC Membership Directory & Buyer's Guide 

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to announce that our popular and long standing Membership Directory and Buyer’s Guide is getting a major overhaul. We are so excited to get a brand new, upgraded publication to show off our members!

This prestigious publication gives you the opportunity to market your company’s products and services directly to all Chamber members and the community. 

Please contact Anna Newman with MetroMedia Publishers directly or 301-304-6210 with any questions about advertising and/or to confirm your spot.

Advertising Rates for Membership Directory and Buyers Guide 2014-15.
Back Cover…………..……$1995
Inside Front Cover….…….$1795
Inside Back Cover….....….$1795
Page 1 or 2………....….….$1795
Full page………….…..……$1695
Half Page…………..….……$1095
Quarter Page………..………$795
Eight Page…………..….……$495
Buyers Guide Super Box Ad..$298
All Ads are full color. There is no charge for ad design and layout

Happy Anniversary!

Happy 6 Year Anniversary to Joe Purvis of Morgan Stanley Wealth Management!
Joe joined the GGCC in June of 2009. He is a wealth management and retirement planning specialist. 
Learn more at: 
Thanks for being a member Joe! 

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:
Bass Accounting and Tax Services-CPA, LLC: 10%
Benefits Provider Network, LLC: Call for Details
Bennet Communications, Inc.: 20%

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