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GGCC GROWTH: Brand, Sales & Marketing Seminar TOMORROW!

Spring Forward at our GROWTH: Brand, Sales & Marketing Seminar on March 24 from 7:30-10:30 am at the Universities at Shady Grove. Join us for an exciting seminar where you will discover how to maintain and increase sales & how to make your business more newsworthy by telling your story to attract your target audience.

Thank you to our event sponsors:
Add your name to the growing list today! 

And don’t forget to REGISTER TODAY BY 1:00 PM at: Click Here.
Tuesday, March 24
7:30-10:30 am
GROWTH: Brand, Sales & Marketing Seminar 2015
Cost
$55 GGCC Member / $60 Non-Member
Sponsorships Available. Contact lrowles@ggchamber.org for more details.

Where: Universities at Shady Grove, 9640 Gudelsky Drive, Rockville

Thursday, March 26
5:30-6:30 pm
GGCC Tuscany/One Hotel Holiday Information Meeting: FREE
Cost: Free for ALL!
Topic: C I Destinations presents Tuscany/One Hotel Holiday with the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) departing October 27, 2015. Join us on March 26th at 5:30 pm as a CI Destination representative details this amazing opportunity and come and discover all that Tuscany has to offer.
Where: Hampton Inn & Suites - Washington, DC North - G'burg, 960 N. Frederick Avenue, Gaithersburg

Tuesday, April 7
7:30-9:00 am

Business Networking Before Nine
Cost:: Free for GGCC Members & First-Time Non-Members / $40 Returning Non-Members
Where / Sponsored ByThe Izaak Walton League of America, 707 Conservation Lane, Gaithersburg

Thursday, April 16
5:30-7:30 pm

Business Networking After Five
Cost
: Free for
 GGCC Members & First-Time Non-Members / $40 Returning Non-Members
Where / Sponsored ByMid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union, 12820 Wisteria Drive, Germantown

Wednesday, April 22
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Business Card Exchange Lunch
Cost
: $20 for
 GGCC Members/ $40 Non-Members
Where / Sponsored ByPaladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar, 203 Crown Park Ave., Gaithersburg
See all the upcoming events at: www.ggchamber.org/events
  • The 20th Annual Bunnyland at Butler's Orchard opens March 28. And their farm market will be open during Bunnyland hours. Dates include: March 28, 29 & April 3, 4, 6, 10, 11, 12 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. It's an eggstravaganza of fun for the whole family. For fur further details, visit: www.butlersorchard.com.
  • The 2015 season of the Shady Grove Farmers Market is just around the corner and you are invited for a brief presentation and sampling reception on April 8 from 3:30-5:30 pm at Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus, 9601 Medical Center Drive, Rockville. RSVP, click here. Starting on May 2 the market will be open on the JHU campus every Wednesday from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.
  • Pepco is providing 1,500 free trees to customers in Maryland and the District of Columbia through the Energy-Saving Trees program. It’s the fifth year of the Pepco-Arbor Day Foundation partnership that provides two trees per household. Pepco customers can reserve trees by at: www.arborday.org/pepco or by calling 1-855-670-2771.  
  • Support Hospice Caring by volunteering for a 2.5 hour shift at Hospice Caring's bag holding table at the Sugarloaf Craft Festival in Gaithersburg. Volunteers get free admission to the festival. Email Monica Czaplinski or call 301-869-4673 if you can help at the festival on April 17, 18 & 19.
  • Mark your calendars and spread the word. Starting on Sunday April 19 and running through Saturday, April 25, passengers can ride for free by bringing canned food and shelf-stable food items to any Ride On bus in Montgomery County. Even if you have a Ride On pass, bring a can and save a fare. This year Manna Food Center is requesting that participants donate food to support our Smart Sacks program. The Smart Sacks program provides healthy food for weekend meals to more than 2,300 elementary school students each week.
  • Springboard Enterprises presents the Dolphin Tank®, a pitch-practice event, with the Montgomery County Department of Economic Development  and Launch Workplaces on March 26 from 6:00-9:00 pm at Launch Workplaces, 9841 Washingtonian Boulevard, Suite 200 (2nd Floor), Gaithersburg. Further details, click here.

12th Annual Beer & Wine Tasting
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Thursday, May 21
Kentlands Mansion

The GGCC will hold its 12th Annual Wine & Beer Tasting at the Kentlands Mansion. Each ticket includes a wine-tasting glass and tastings.
 
The event sponsors include:
  • The City of Gaithersburg
  • Pinky and Pepe’s Grape Escape
  • Downtown Crown Wine & Beer
  • The Melting Pot Gaithersburg
  • Local 301
  • Not Your Average Joe's
  • Brasserie Beck
  • Asia Nine
 
This year’s wine tasting features a guided wine tasting tutorial four featured wines compliments of Pinky & Pepe of Pinky and Pepe’s Grape Escape and a beer station compliments of Downtown Crown Wine & Beer. Also attendees will receive a special discount coupon to use that week in the Pinky and Pepe’s Grape Escape Kentlands store.
 
The wine & beer will be paired with delicious food from Local 301, Not Your Average Joe's, Asia Nine, Brasserie Beck and more! Fresh strawberries dipped in chocolate will be served compliments of the Melting Pot Gaithersburg.

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

Register Now, Click Here

Save The Dates!

20th Annual Public Safety Awards Breakfast
Friday. August 14
Montgomery County Fairgrounds
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25th Annual Business Golf Classic
Friday. September 11
Worthington Manor Golf Club

Under the Tuscan Sun! Chamber Italy Trip.

We  invite members of the chamber and the community to experience true Tuscan Culture departing on October 27, 2015.The GGCC will be offering a fully escorted tour of the region of Tuscany.

Highlights Include: Florence, Pisa & Lucca, Siena, Cinque Terre (optional), San Gimignano, Chianti Region and Montecatini.

Inclusions: Round Trip Airfare, Airline Fuel Surcharges, Taxes and Fees, 7 Nights First Class Hotel, 10 Meals (7B, 3D), Sightseeing Per Itinerary, Admissions Per Itinerary, Professional Tour Manager, Baggage Handling and Hotel Transfers.

Cost per person is $2,899. Pay your deposit by April 1, 2015 and deduct $100 off per person. Space is limited. Sign up early to secure your seat. Makes for the perfect holiday gift. For more information please contact the Chamber at (301)840-1400.   

INFORMATIONAL MEETING: Thursday, March 26th at 5:30 pm at the Hampton Inn & Suites - Washington, DC North 
For further details on this meeting and/or to register, click here

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:

The Prime Choice Caterers: 10%
ProActive Community Strategies, LLC: 10%
Public Storage: 15%

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