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Purchase Your Ticket to the Public Safety Awards Today!

The GGCC will honor local heroes from Public Safety personnel of the Upcounty for their courageous, life-saving actions at the 20th Annual Public Safety Awards Breakfast. We invite you to come and join us as we honor these men, women and children who make our community a vibrant and safe place to live and do business.

For further details and/or to REGISTER, click here

Friday, August 14
7:30-10:30 am
20th Annual Public Safety Awards Breakfast
Cost:: $35 Members & Guests / $60 Non-Members /$550 Shining Silver Sponsor / $300 Table Sponsor
Where:Montgomery County Agricultural Center, Inc., 16 Chestnut Street, Harvest Building, Gaithersburg

Thursday, August 27
5:30-7:30 pm

4th Annual Mini-Golf with the Board Networking Night
Cost: GGCC  MEMBERS: FREE (incl. in membership)
NON-MEMBERS: FREE for First-Time Non-Members. Returning Non-Members pay $45
Where: Activity Center at Bohrer Park, 506 S Frederick Avenue, Gaithersburg
 
Monday, August 31
11:00 am - 12:00 pm (cutting at 11:15 am)

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: Local 301
Cost: FREE, Advance Registration Required
Where: Local 301, 20201 Century Boulevard, Suite 150, Germantown 

Wednesday, September 9
12:00-1:00 pm
Events Committee Meeting
Cost:: GGCC Members Only
Where: GGCC Office, 910 Clopper Road, Suite 205N, North Building,Gaithersburg


Wednesday, September 9
5:00-7:00 pm

An Evening of Networking: Joint Mixer with Frederick Chamber
Cost: FREE, GGCC & Frederick Chamber Members Only!  
Where: Comus Inn, 23900 Old Hundred Road, Dickerson

Thursday, September 10
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Non-Profit Sector Meeting
Cost:: GGCC Members Only
TOPIC: LinkedIn for Non-Profits
Where: GGCC Office, 910 Clopper Road, Suite 205N, North Building,Gaithersburg
Register: Please email lrowles@ggchamber.org if you plan to attend, thank you!

Friday, September 11
8:00 am (9:30 am Shotgun) 
25th Annual Business Golf Classic
Cost: Sponsor / Register Now
Where: Worthington Manor, 8329 Fingerboard Road, Urbana
 
Tuesday, September 15
8:30-9:30 am
Economic Development Committee Meeting
Cost: GGCC Members Only
Where: Montgomery College Germantown Campus Paul Peck Building (Goldenrod Bldg), 20271 Goldenrod Lane Room 105, Germantown


Wednesday, September 16
8:00-9:00 am
Membership Committee Meeting
Cost:: GGCC Members Only
Where: GGCC Office, 910 Clopper Road, Suite 205N, North Building,Gaithersburg


Thursday, September 17
5:30-7:30 pm
Annual Chamber Picnic
Cost: GGCC MEMBERS: FREE (incl. in membership)
NON-MEMBERS: FREE for First-Time Non-Members. 
Returning Non-Members pay $45
Where: Smokey Glen Farm Barbequers, Inc., 16407 Riffle Ford Road, Gaithersburg
 
Thursday, September 24
11:30 am -1:00 pm
Business Card Exchange Lunch
Cost: GGCC MEMBERS: $20
NON-MEMBERS: $20 for First-Time Non-Members. 
Returning Non-Members pay $40
Where:  Buca di Beppo, 122 Kentlands Boulevard, Gaithersburg
 
Thursday, September 24
5:30-7:30 pm
Regional Young Professionals Group Happy Hour: MoCo Are You Ready For Some Football?
Cost: The Bethesda-Chevy Chase, the Gaithersburg-Germantown, Rockville & the Greater Silver Spring Chambers of Commerce, along with Leadership Montgomery’s Emerging Leaders, are coming together as one team with one mission on Thursday, September 24th- to NETWORK at the Young Professionals Regional FOOTBALL Happy Hour(s). Where your favorite Team Jersey! 
FREE for Members of these Groups ONLY. Cash bar. 

Where: Miller’s Ale House, 1471 Rockville Pike, Rockville
 
See all the upcoming events at: www.ggchamber.org/events


2015-2016 GGCC Membership Directory Ad Sales

                                           
We are so excited about our new directory for 2015-2016. We keep improving the book and this year we are upgrading the cover to be magazine perfect bound!! We will have a new design, more content and more opportunities to network with fellow members.

With that said, AD SALES HAVE BEGUN! More than 15.000 readers will touch and feel our new publication - 15,000! Don’t delay securing your placement! Contact chamber member Nancy Rhomberg to renew your current ad or make a brand new space reservation. She has special sections in our publication and it is important you contact her early to get the right placement and page. Email Nancy at 913-951-2681 or nrhomberg@metromediapublishers.com. Thank you in advance for your support of the Chamber and this publication. 


  • LIVE OR WORK IN GERMANTOWN? Then please complete the following survey on Germantown. The Germantown Alliance has regrouped and would like to know your thoughts about our great community. To access the survey, click here.
  • Take advantage of Maryland’s Tax-Free Week, now through Saturday, August 15th. This week, purchases of qualifying clothing or footwear priced $100 or less will be exempt from the state’s six percent sales tax. For further details, visit: www.marylandtaxes.com.
  • Old Town Pour House will be celebrating DC Beer Week - now through August 16th- in Gaithersburg with the tapping of a rare craft beer release from Jailbreak Brewery: the Gnarls Barley.Gnarls Barley is an American Barleywine aged in Buffalo Trace bourbon barrels. This special barrel was extended aged for 10 months (typically aged 6 months) alone in barrel and an additional 4 months with rosemary and thyme. OTPH is located at 212 Ellington Blvd., Gaithersburg. 
  • Fleet Feet Sports is celebrating "The Power of Running" on September 17th, as they rally together to support Austin Cohen and his family. Just about a year ago Austin Cohen, a 15-year old freshman at Quince Orchard high School recently had part of his leg removed and is undergoing treatment to fight cancer invading his lungs. Austin and his family need support. On Thursday, September 17th Fleet Feet will show them the incredible power of running with a ‪#‎CrushCancerforCohen Pub Run and Walk. For further details and/or to register, click here
  • Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union has set aside $1 million dollars to help the small business community in Montgomery County.This will provide much needed capital to start, sustain and grow their businesses. These loans will be $50,000 or less with a minimum loan amount of $10,000. They may be used for such items as permanent working capital, equipment and machinery. For more information or to apply for a loan visit a branch or go online to www.mafcu.org.
  • Montgomery Village Master Plan public hearing is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, September 10 at which time community residents and property owners can testify about the plan. A public notice about the hearing will be sent when the date and location are confirmed. View the Montgomery Village Master Plan Working Draft, click here.
  • The Montgomery County Agricultural Fair opens August 14th (through August 22nd)! Check out this preview video from Montgomery Community Media. click here. To plan your day(s), visit: http://mcagfair.com/.
  • Carrabba's Italian Grill, located at 19935 Century Boulevard in Germantown, is introducing Amore Nights on Monday and Wednesday. Enjoy a 3-course dinner starting at $12.99 . Includes chouce of soup or salad, select entrees, appetizer or dessert. To see the menu, click here.
  • Tickets are now on sale to BlackRock Center for the Arts 2015-2016 season of music, dance, theater, family programming and film. Last year over 60% of their shows were sold out, so book early to be sure you get tickets to your favorites. Details, click here.
  • With the release of their new summer menu, Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar has transitioned to antibiotic and hormone free beef, poultry & pork. You're going to love the new 21-Day Dry Aged Skirt Steak Churrasco from MidAtlantic Family Farms in Virginia & the Chipotle Honey Berkshire Pork Chop from Superior Farms in Colorado. Paladar is located at 203 Crown Park Avenue in Gaithersburg. To view the full menu, click here.
  • As a survivor of leukemia and breast cancer, Joan Miller tells her own story about grief, loss, and recovery in her memoir titled "Healing Grief: A Story of Survivorship." Join Hospice Caring, Inc.for a book signing, wine and cheese on October 8 from 7:00-9:00 pm, details at: www.hospicecaring.org/healing-grief.html
  • Metropolitan Ballet Theatre and Academy will host its Fall Open House on Sunday, August 16 from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm. Register for fall/winter classes in ballet, jazz, hip hop, tap, modern & more. For more information (including a list of sample classes you can try the day of), visit: and at www.mbtdance.org . They are located at 220 Perry Parkway in Gaithersburg.
  • Worthington Manor Golf Club is in great condition and they have double aerified their greens during the spring. As a result they are passing on their aerification savings to you by offering the savings on golf rates for the remainder of August starting today, Monday August 10.  To receive these rates you must book online through their website.
  • You are invited to Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union's Small Business University with featured presenter Glenn Garnes. Founder, Village Connector Community who will discuss "The Art of the Connection" -  How to turn relationships into a lifetime of profits on Thursday, August 13 from 7:00-8:30 am at Montgomery Community Media. For further details and/or to register, click here.
  • Come and enjoy a preview of fall designer collections at the HBF Boutique Back 2 School Fashion Runway Show on Sunday, August 9 at 3:00 pm at 119 Crown Park Avenue in Gaithersburg. You can shop all day from 11:00 am - 5:00 pm - tax free and receive 20% off your entire purchase.
  • Treatment and Learning Center is raffling off the opportunity to experience a luxury suite to  a Redskin game of your choice. Purchase a raffle ticket for a one-of-a-kind chance to win 21 seats in a luxury box at ANY REDSKIN GAME OF YOUR CHOICE. Only 200 tickets will be sold, so don’t miss out before they are gone. Tickets can be purchased online at  http://ttlc.org/support-tlc/redskins-raffle.
  • The City of Gaithersburg and the Gaithersburg-Washington Grove Fire Department celebrate the unofficial end of summer with the 77th Annual Labor Day Parade on Monday, September 7 at 1:00 pm. The parade features an assortment of high school marching bands, dance groups, costumed characters, antique cars and fire engines, equestrian units, clowns, and more, winding through East Diamond and Russell Avenues in Olde Towne Gaithersburg. The City is still looking for community groups and other organizations to march in the parade. The Labor Day Parade Participant Application and Agreement Forms are available at www.gaithersburgmd.gov.
  • The Power Conference: Women Doing Business will be held on Thursday, September 3 from 8:00 pm -5:00 pm at the Bethesda Marriott Conference Center. The conference is designed to promote business development for women in business through networking, education, and marketing opportunities. For further details, click here.

Thank You to Our Public Safety Award Sponsors!

Title
Paul Davis Restoration and Remodeling (www.pdrmontgomery.com

Official Gift Sponsor:
Lerner Enterprises (www.lernerenterprises.com)

Shining Silver Sponsors:
City of Gaithersburg (www.gaithersburgmd.gov)
First Potomac Realty Trust (www.first-potomac.com)
Hughes Network Systems, LLC (www.hughes.com)
Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union (www.mafcu.org)  
omniNET+ (www.omninetplus.com)

Table Sponsors:
Asbury Methodist Village (www.asburymethodistvillage.org)
Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby, LLP (www.bsgfdlaw.com)
ELaunchers.com (www.elaunchers.com) 
EVO Payments International (www.evodmv.com)
Fatemi Family & Gaithersburg Sedation Dentistry (www.fatemifamilydentistry.com)
Gaithersburg Police Foundation (www.gaithersburgpolicefoundation.org)
Holy Cross Health Germantown Hospital (www.holycrosshealth.org)
i2 Design Group, LLC (www.i2designgroup.com)
Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus (www.mcc.jhu.edu)
Lakeforest Mall (www.shoplakeforest.com) 
Lerner Enterprises (www.lernerenterprises.com) 
Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chartered (www.lerchearly.com)
PCC Construction Components, Inc. (www.teampcc.com)
Pepco (www.pepco.com) 
Robert Cowdrey
Rockin' Jump (http://mdm.rockinjump.com) 
Rodgers Consulting, Inc. (www.rodgers.com)
Shady Grove Adventist Hospital (www.adventisthealthcare.com)
Therrien Waddell, Inc. (www.therrienwaddell.com) 
United Security, Inc. (www.usisecurity.com)   


Public Safety Official Sponsors:
GeneDx (www.genedx.com)
Genesis Security Systems, LLC (www.gensecsystems.com)
Linowes & Blocher, LLP (www.linowes-law.com)
Rossi Commercial Real Estate, LLC (www.rossicre.com)

Gift Sponsors:
4935 Bar & Kitchen (www.4935barandkitchen.com)
Asia Nine (www.asianinemd.com)
Blackfinn Ameripub – DC (www.blackfinnameripub.com/washingtondc)
Buca di Beppo (www.bucadibeppo.com) 
Carrabba's Italian Grill (www.carrabbas.com)
Chop't Creative Salad (www.choptsalad.com)
Coastal Flats (www.greatamericanrestaurants.com)
Corner Bakery Cafe (www.cornerbakerycafe.com) 
HBF Boutique (www.hbfboutique.com)
Healthtrax Fitness & Wellness (www.healthtrax.com)
La Madeleine Country French Cafe (www.lamadeleine.com) 
LongHorn Steakhouse (www.longhornsteakhouse.com)
Melting Pot Gaithersburg (www.meltingpot.com)
Ogeis Chicken & Subs (www.ogeisbar.com)
Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar (www.paladarlatinkitchen.com)
Ruth's Chris Steak House (www.ruthschris.com)
Sardi's Restaurant (www.sardischicken.com) 
Zoe's Kitchen (www.zoeskitchen.com)

Official Photography Donated by / Sponsored by:
Sugarloaf Photography by Fabrizio (www.sugarloafphoto.smugmug.com)


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:

ELaunchers.com: Call for Details
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott: 10%
Fatemi Family & Gaithersburg Sedation Dentistry: 10%

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

25th Annual Business Golf Classic

Come Play With Us! 

Friday. September 11
Worthington Manor Golf Club


Grow Your Business & Play Golf at the Same Time! The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber's Annual Business Golf Classic will be held on Friday, September 11 at Worthington Manor Golf Club with a 9:30 AM shotgun.

Sponsorship's are now available and golfers are wanted. A Portion of the proceeds supports the Montgomery College Scholarship Fund. 

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Tournament

Genesis Security Systems, LLC
Hughes Network Systems, LLC
PCC Construction Components, Inc.

Golfer Gift
DeLeon & Stang CPAs & Advisors
Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union 

Lunch Sponsor
Lakeforest Mall

Hole In One
Sheehy Ford and Lincoln

 Putt-A-Rama
Therrien Waddell, Inc. 

Golf Balls
A.B. Veirs & Sons Paving 
 
Long Drive Women

Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chartered

Closest to the Pin Men
Bob Cowdrey

Tee Sponsors
Asbury Methodist Village
DVA Architects
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott
General Insurance Group, Inc.
Hand and Stone Massage and Facial Spa
Monument Bank
Shannon & Luchs Insurance Agency Inc.
Stein Sperling Bennett Dejong Driscoll & Greenfeig PC
WLR Automotive Group, Inc. 
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