Tuesday, January 12
8:00-9:00 am
Conversation & Coffee - First Event of the New Year!! 
Cost: GGCC MEMBERS: FREE (incl. in membership); NON-MEMBERS: FREE for First-Time Non-Members. Returning Non-Members pay $40.
Where:  Corner Bakery Cafe, One Grand Corner Avenue, Gaithersburg
Wednesday, January 13
12:00-1:00 pm
Events Committee Meeting
Cost: GGCC Members Only
Where:  GGCC Office, 910 Clopper Road, Suite 205N, Gaithersburg

Tuesday, January 19
4:00-5:0 pm
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: Waredaca Brewing Company
Cost: FREE for all, advance registration requested.
Where:  Waredaca Brewing Company, 4017 Damascus Road, Laytonsville
Wednesday, January 20 - NEW DAY!
8:30-9:30 am
Economic Development Committee Meeting
Cost: GGCC Members Only
Topic: Economic Development in Montgomery County
Speaker: Bob Buchanan, Board Chair of the newly formed Economic Development Corporation 
Where:  Montgomery College Germantown Campus Paul Peck Building (Goldenrod Bldg), 20271 Goldenrod Lane Room 105, Germantown
Thursday, January 21
8:00-9:00 am
Membership Committee Meeting
Cost: GGCC Members Only
Where:  GGCC Office, 910 Clopper Road, Suite 205N, Gaithersburg
Thursday, January 21
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.
Where:  Alta Liberty Mill Apartments, 19520 Waters Road, Germantown 
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

Wednesday, February 10
Sponsored by: Holy Cross Health
Where:  Montgomery College, BioScience Education Center, 20200 Observation Drive, 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.
Where:  Therrien Waddell, 100 Lakeforest Boulevard, Suite 600, Gaithersburg
See all the upcoming events at:

GGCC follows the same snow 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. Thank you.

  • Congratulations to JK Moving Services who was awarded one of 50 coveted SmartCEO Corporate Culture Awards. Read what makes JK's corporate culture great, click here.
  • Join Montgomery Community Media for their "The Vocal Power Workshop" on  Tuesday, January 19 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm. Join Stephanie Bonte-Lebair to learn how to captivate your audience and land more clients, simply with the sound of your voice. For more information and/or to register, click here.
  • The City of Gaithersburg is joining with Montgomery Serves and Seneca Creek Community Church to host a Day of Service Encouraged for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. It will be a morning of more than 15 service projects, suitable for a variety of ages and skill levels, that will benefit the most vulnerable in our community at the church, located at 13 Firstfield Road in Gaithersburg, from 9-11:00 am on Monday, January 18. For more information and to register for all volunteer projects click here.
  • Combining site-specific installation with works on paper, artist Mariah Anne Johnson responds to the light and architecture in The Kay Gallery at BlackRock Center for the Arts using a new collection of found fabrics suspended alongside her signature sheets and pillowcases in the exhibition “Keep Everything.” The exhibition is on view now through Saturday, January 30 at BlackRock, 12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown. For more information call 301-528-2260 or visit:
  • Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union presents Small Business University on Thursday January 21 from 7:00-8:30 am at Montgomery Community Media. The featured presenter is Senator Ben Cardin who will discuss "Helping Marylander's Build Small Business Success". Advance registration required, click here.
  • Wear your favorite fairy costume, and meet the fairies from Metropolitan Ballet Theatre'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. 
  • Join Habitat for Humanity Metro Maryland on January 23rd for a Wine & Cheese Tasting at Dawson's Market, 225 N. Washington St. Rockville from 5:00-8:00 pm. Enjoy live music, local wine, and cheese pairings from Dawson's Market, with all ticket proceeds benefiting Habitat. Make a $5 or more donation here, or make your donation day-of at the door. 
  • Make your Day of Service creative and bright on January 18. Part of Metropolitan Ballet Theatre and Academy's mission is to make art accessible in the community. So their students have prepared a wonderful collection of original pieces for you on MLK Day. Tickets are free, but must be reserved, click here.
  • Montgomery Community Media has been selected to host an Explorer Post. The Explorers program is Learning for Life's career-education program for young men and women ages 14 to 20 who may be interested in the field of media and communications. Students will have an opportunity to participate in hands-on projects to give them a real feel for whether this career is the right one for them and they can earn SSL hours, too. Participation is easy: Register and pay the $32 participation fee; complete the Youth Participation Form and attend orientation on Tuesday January 12.

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?  

COST: GGCC, Rockville & Olney Chamber Members & Guests: $20


#UniteGaithersburgGermantown Contest Coming Soon

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

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.

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:

Silver Spoon Kabobs Restaurant: 15%
Snyder Cohn, PC: Call for Details
Soldierfit: Call for Details

View all the discounts at:
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