Ever thought about sponsoring a GGCC Event? We're looking for a sponsor for the March Business Networking After Five. There are many benefits to sponsoring a Chamber event. Today, 96 percent of corporate marketing executives use events in their marketing mix. Even with the rise of social of and digital media, a personal, face-to-face setting is vital to relationship building and to access influential business leaders. It gives you the ability to interact and promote your company to attendees and more. The 2017 calendar is filling up fast. Contact us today to sponsor March or inquire about the other types of events and months available. Thank you! 


Tuesday, January 10
8:00-9:00 am
Coffee & Conversation with the GGCC - It's Here, The First Event of 2017! 
 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 11
12:00-1:00 pm
Events Committee Meeting
Where: GGCC Office, 910 Clopper Road, Suite 205N, Gaithersburg

Wednesday, January 18
8:30-9:30 am
Economic Development Committee Meeting
Topic: Economic Development in the State of Maryland. Come and learn more about the State's strategy for attracting jobs to Maryland. 
Speaker: Kavita Verma, Director of Recruitment and Location Services, State of Maryland
Cost: GGCC Members Only
Where:  Montgomery College Germantown Campus Paul Peck Building (Goldenrod Bldg), 20271 Goldenrod Lane Room 105, Germantown

Thursday, January 19 - SIGNATURE EVENT! 
5:30-7:30 pm
Business Networking After Five
 GGCC MEMBERS: FREE (incl. in membership; NON-MEMBERS: FREE for First-Time Non-Members. Returning Non-Members pay $40.
Where: Asbury Methodist Village, 409 Russell Avenue, Gaithersburg

Thursday, January 19
8:00-9:00 am
Membership Committee Meeting
Where: GGCC Office, 910 Clopper Road, Suite 205N, Gaithersburg

Friday, January 27
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: Firebirds
 Free for All business folks. Advance registration requested.
Where: Firebirds Wood Fired Grill, 390 Spectrum Avenue, Gaithersburg 

Wednesday, February 8 - SIGNATURE EVENT! 
5:30-7:30 pm
Business Networking After Five
 GGCC MEMBERS: FREE (incl. in membership; NON-MEMBERS: FREE for First-Time Non-Members. Returning Non-Members pay $40.
Where: Therrien Waddell, 100 Lakeforest Boulevard, Suite 600, Gaithersburg

Wednesday, February 22
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Business Card Exchange Lunch
Cost: $20 Members & First-Time Non-Members / $40 Returning Non-Members
Where: Senor Tequila's, 20021 Century Boulevard, Germantown

Tuesday, February 28
8:00-9:00 am
Coffee & Conversation with the GGCC
 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

  • Big Data Seminar - Wednesday, April 5
  • 14th Annual Wine Tasting - Thursday, May 11
  • 3rd Annual Explore Downtown Crown - Wednesday, June 7
  • 22nd Annual Public Safety Awards Breakfast - Friday, July 14
  • 27th Annual Business Golf Classic - Friday, September 8
  • Annual Celebration Dinner & Awards Ceremony - Thursday, December 7

2017 Corporate & Event Sponsorship Opportunities

Support the GGCC & increase visibility for your organization. There are a variety of sponsorship's available to our members.

2017 Opportunities Include:
  • Corporate Sponsor Program Exclusive package— $4,000 - GOING FAST & ENDING SOON! 
  • Special Event Sponsor Package—$1,000 - ADD YOUR NAME TO THE GROWING LIST!
  • Big Data Seminar Title Sponsor - $1,500
  • Business Networking After Five -$300 (plus cost of food &  drinks)
  • Business Networking Before Nine-$250 (plus cost of food &  drinks)
  • Business Card Exchange Lunch-Call for Details
  • Young Professional Group Title Sponsor -$1000 - SPONSOR THIS AWESOME GROUP OF EMERGING LEADERS TODAY! 
  • Young Professional Group Happy Hour- $200
  • Young Professional Group Networking Picnic Title Sponsor - $350
  • Young Professionals Group Breakfast / Lunch & Learn- $200
  • Celebration Dinner & Public Safety Sponsorship's Opportunities - Also Available (Please keep in mind when planning your 2017 budgets, I will be happy to send you this information upon request). 
For more information call 301-840-1400 x 14 or 

  • Based on data collected by the careers and personal finance website,, the City of Gaithersburg ranked in the top 100 of a 2017 listing of Best Cities for New Grads, coming in at #89. The site analyzed data from 589 cities and towns across the country, looking at such factors as affordability, relative salary, availability of entry-level jobs, and the number of local amenities per capita. Read the full report, click here. Congratulations! 
  • Help the County name Bus Rapid Transit! BRT, a comfortable, reliable new transit option is coming to Montgomery County! With fewer stops, dedicated lanes in many places, and green light priority signaling, BRT offers a reliable way to get to places quickly. BRT can make your commute easier, get you out of traffic, reduce greenhouse emissions, and take cars off the roads. Help name the BRT system. It takes less than one minute to vote for a name and become eligible to win prizes, including an iPad. The deadline for voting is January 20 so visit to vote today!
  • Join GGCC Members Jeff Miller, President and CEO of Jeff Miller Consulting Alliance at Launch Workplaces for a free workshop on goal setting for your small business. Learn how winners play the game and how they inner speak. See how goals can get transferred into an actual plan with steps, accountability and timelines. You’ll walk away with a plan you can implement for the first 90 days of 2017. The workshop will be held on January 12 at 8:30. To register, click here.
  • Beginning today, Montgomery County Department of Permitting Services Fire Protection, Fence, Residential Solar and New Commercial Building Construction permit applications will only be accepted electronically. Additionally, DPS has dedicated Mondays for training at 9 am - no need to register just come by the Training Room located at 255 Rockville Pike. DPS Staff will be on hand to go through the process on ePermits and ePlans or answer any questions. For more information visit eServices .
  • Join Habitat for Humanity Metro Maryland for their Women Build Week - April 26- May 13- where they bring together 20 teams of 10 women as they work together to raise money to support renovations and new homes for low-income families. For more information contact Jessica Warren at: or (301) 990-0014 ext. 25.
  • If your business serves homeowners, then simply put, you do not want to miss the 2017 Montgomery Village Home Show on Saturday, March 18 from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm at Lake Marion Community Center, 8821 East Village Avenue, Montgomery Village. If you specialize in home repair, remodeling, improvement, maintenance or design-whether indoors or outdoors-then we want to connect you with Montgomery Village residents. MVF is seeking show vendors to display their home improvement products and related services. Click here for the 2017 Home Show order form.
  • Pre-celebrate Valentine’s Day (or don’t!) with tales of love and not-love, bad dinners and good dates, broken cars and unbroken dreams, brought to you by Ivy League Comedy at BlackRock Center for the Arts on Friday, February 10 at 8:30 pm. For details / tickets, click here
  • Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett will host a budget forum at BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown on Monday, January 30 from  7 – 8:30 pm to seek input from residents about Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) Operating Budget priorities. Join discussion at #MontCoFY18budgetforum. For more details, click here.
  • To honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the City of Gaithersburg is joining with Montgomery County government and Seneca Creek Community Church to host a Day of Service that will benefit the most vulnerable in our community. More than a dozen community service projects suitable for a variety of ages and skill levels will take place at the Gaithersburg church from 9:00-11:00 am on Monday, January 16. Click here for project details and to register. 
  • Metropolitan Ballet Theatre & Academy Ensemble presents Shel We Dance, a new short-length ballet based on the poetry of Shel Silverstein, at 2:00 pm on January 22, followed by fun activities for our young Shel Silverstein fans. Tickets are $15 per person and can purchased by clicking here.

Take a Trip to Italy: Departing October 23

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce invites members of the chamber and the community to experience the true Italy Culture October 23, 2017.

The GGCC will be offering a fully escorted tour of “Pompeii & the Amalfi Coast”. The Amalfi coast is a captivating combination of great beauty and griping drama: mountains dotted with picturesque towns and lush forests plunge into the sea. Mountains erupt from the waters of the Mediterranean and pastel-painted buildings cascade down cliffs.

Visit  Maioriare, Herculaancum, Pompeii, Paestum & Rome. Nine day, eight night excursion. $3,099 per person / $2,999 if deposited by January 31, 2017 (airfare, hotels and most meals included).

Chamber Snow Policy 

The GGCC policy is as follow:
  • When the Montgomery 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. 

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:
Burstein & Associates, LLC: 15%
By Technology Inc.: 15%
C2 Imaging: 20%

View all the discounts at:
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