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Let's Make It a Great Month! 

Tuesday, April 5 (TOMORROW
7:30-9:00 am
Business Networking Before Nine
Cost: GGCC MEMBERS: FREE (incl. in membership); NON-MEMBERS: FREE for First-Time Non-Members. Returning Non-Members pay $40.
WhereHoliday Inn Express & Suites / Highlands Conference & Banquet Center, 20260 Goldenrod Lane, Germantown
NOTE: REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED, BUT WALK-INS ARE MOST WELCOME. HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE! 
 
Friday, April 8
8:00-9:30 am

New Member Orientation
Cost: GGCC MEMBERS ONLY
WhereHomewood Suites, 805 Russell Avenue, Gaithersburg

Wednesday, April 13
12:00-1:00 pm
Events Committee Meeting
Cost
: GGCC Members Only
Where:  GGCC Office, 910 Clopper Road, Suite 205N, Gaithersburg

Friday, April 15
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: Damascus Community Bank
Cost: FREE for all, advance registration requested.
Where: Damascus Community Bank, 7601-I Airpark Road, Gaithersburg
 
Wednesday, April 20
8:30-9:30 am
Economic Development Committee Meeting
Cost: GGCC Members Only
Topic: Montgomery County's Comprehensive Economic Strategy Update - A Blueprint for Greater Economic Vitality 
Speaker: Lily Qi, Office of the County Executive
Where:  Montgomery College Germantown Campus Paul Peck Building (Goldenrod Bldg), 20271 Goldenrod Lane Room 105, Germantown

Thursday, April 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 $40.
WhereMontgomery County EFCU, 19785 Crystal Rock Drive, Suite 201, Germantown 

Thursday, April 21
8:00-9:00 am
Membership Committee Meeting
Cost
: GGCC Members Only
Where:  GGCC Office, 910 Clopper Road, Suite 205N, Gaithersburg

Monday, April 25
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: Evolution Oral Surgery, LLC
Cost: FREE for all, advance registration requested.
Where: Evolution Oral Surgery, LLC, 19851 Observation Drive, Suite 320, Germantown 
 
Wednesday, April 27
11:30 am- 1:00 pm

Business Card Exchange Lunch
Cost: GGCC MEMBERS & First-Time Non-Members: $20. Returning Non-Members pay $40.
WhereHomewood Suites, 805 Russell Avenue, Gaithersburg 

See all the upcoming events at: www.ggchamber.org/events

  • GREAT NEWS - Chamber Members Working Together! Adventist HealthCare is the recipient of Rebuilding Together Montgomery County's Innovation Partnership Award. Adventist HealthCare has worked with the organization to help provide free modifications and repairs for low-income seniors and also individuals with medical conditions. Read more, click here.
  • Attention fellow GGCC Members, Comcast Spotlight is providing your business the opportunity to advertise during the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. Comcast Spotlight allows businesses to geographically target customers on TV & digital platforms, to the areas that matter most to your business. The offer allows you to select the zones that would best reach potential customers, during one of the most watched events of the year. In addition, this campaign will include production, using stock video footage and voice overs. Click here for more details.
  • BUSINESSES WANTED! Join the Frederick Keys on Monday, May 16th  for Business & Baseball, a 9 inning networking event. During the game, the Keys will be holding a job fair during the game. The goal of the night is to put as many actively hiring and recruiting companies, face-to-face with as many job seekers as possible. Additionally, the first 100 people to email their resume to the Keys will have their resume distributed to all participating companies. Therefore, companies may walk into the night already having 100 resumes on file before the night begins.Interested? Contact Taylor Fisher at 301-815-9909 or tfisher@frederickkeys.com.
  • Join Small Business University, a program of Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union, on the third Thursday of each month between 7:00 am-8:30 am. Start your morning with great networking followed by an inspiring speaker each month. This month's speaker (April 21) is James MacGregor, Market President and Publisher of the Washington Business Journal who will discuss "This is the best place for business, really!" For details and to register click here
  • The 34th annual Celebrate! Gaithersburg in Olde Towne street festival draws the entire community to Gaithersburg’s historic City center for a day of food, fun, entertainment, and family activities. Businesses and organizations are invited to be part of the celebration through vendor and sponsorship opportunities. The event is scheduled for Sunday, June 12 from 12:00-5:00 pm. Vendors are now invited to apply and sponsorship opportunities are also available for businesses interested in supporting the festival.  Forms are available online, click here, or call  301-258-6350.  
  • BlackRock Center for the Arts invites you to Paint Nite with the Master. Sip wine while creating your own masterpiece inspired by the masters. You will go home with a painting you can call “uniquely yours". Friday, April 15 | 7:00 - 9:30 PM | $50. To register, click here

Please Mark Your Calendar for these Amazing Special Events. Sponsorship's are now available for the Public Safety Awards.

Need further details on any of these events, contact us at lrowles@ggchamber.org. 

2016 Special Events:

Networking Picnic & 4-Year Young Professional Group Anniversary Celebration: May 4

Cheers to Four Years Networking Picnic!

Four years ago the GGCC started the Young Professionals Group - a group with lofty dreams. Now, we want to celebrate with you! Join us for a networking picnic on Wednesday, May 4 at 5:00 pm at Smokey Glen Farm. Enjoy mouth-watering ribs, chicken, pies, and more. 

Please join us as we say thank you for your support these past few years and discover our future plans. Just purchase your ticket, get your BBQ-eating outfit ready and find out what it means to celebrate four amazing years with the hippest, most fabulous, nicest, young professionals in the Upcounty!

NOTE: this event is open to ALL GGCC MEMBERS; it is fun for all ages. You do not need to be a member of the YPG's to attend this event.

Cost: $30, GGCC Members / $40,Non-Members.

For further details and/or to register, click here

13th Annual Wine Tasting: May 19

The GGCC will hold its 13th Annual Wine Tasting at the Kentlands Mansion on Thursday, May 19. Each ticket includes a wine-tasting glass and tastings. 

This year tasting features a guided tasting tutorial featuring six wines compliments of Pinky & Pepe of:
Pinky and Pepe’s Grape Escape.

The wine will be paired with delicious food from:
Asia Nine
Not Your Average Joe's &
Savory Gourmet Catering.

Fresh strawberries dipped in chocolate will be served compliments of the:
Melting Pot Gaithersburg,
& bundtinis by:
Nothing Bundt Cakes.

Cost: Tickets are $35 for GGCC Members & First-Time Visitors; and $65 for Returning Non-Members.

To learn more or to register, click here

Best of Ireland: Ireland Trip

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce invites members of the chamber and the community to experience the true Ireland Culture November 1, 2016. Space is Limited. Cost: $2,899

The GGCC will be offering a fully escorted tour of “Emerald Island”. Come and discover the wonder of Ireland. It’s rolling mountains, windswept bogs, plummeting coastline cliffs, thriving rivers, seaweed-strewn fjords and lush valleys contribute to Ireland’s beautiful and dramatic landscape, famous the world over making Ireland a great place to visit. Ireland has much to offer everyone. From storybook castles to magnificent gardens, wide open spaces to the bustle of international cities, breathtaking natural scenery to man-made megalithic structures, Ireland opens her arms and welcomes you to explore her ancient sites, traverse her green fields and discover her treasures. But the real joy of Ireland lies in the friendliness of the people, the warmth of their welcome, and the ease with which they make you feel at home.

Inclusions: Round Trip Airfare; Airline Fuel Surcharges, Taxes & Fees; 7 Nights First Class Hotel; 9 Meals; Sightseeing Per Itinerary; Admissions Per Itinerary; Professional Tour Manager; Baggage Handling; and Hotel Transfers. 

Highlights: 7 Nights at 4 Star Hotels; Muckrose House; Cliffs of Moher; St. Patrick's Cathedral; Wicklow National Park; Adare Village; Blarney Castle; Trinity College; Book of Kells and Old James Whiskey Distillery. 

For more information or to register, please see the brochures, click here, or contact the Chamber at (301) 840-1400.

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:

Blue Mash Golf Course: Call for Details
Bogan Services: 10%
Bretton Woods Recreation Center: 10%

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