It's the first Business Card Exchange Lunch of the Year tomorrow! Bring plenty of business cards and be ready to make some great contacts with like-minded professional Chamber Members. Cost: $20. Details and advance registration at:
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

Thursday, February 23
1:00-2:00 pm
Chamber Energy Co-op Program Webinar
Register: To participate you must register in-advance for any of the above webinars.
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

Tuesday, March 7
7:30-9:00 am
BNBN: Montgomery Village Rotary Club with Special Guest Sidney Katz
Cost: GGCC MEMBERS: FREE (incl. in membership; NON-MEMBERS: FREE for First-Time Non-Members. Returning Non-Members pay $40.
Where: Homewood Suites, 805 Russell Avenue, Gaithersburg 

Wednesday, March 8
12:00-1:00 pm
Events Committee Meeting
Where: GGCC Office, 910 Clopper Road, Suite 205N, Gaithersburg

Friday, March 10
8:00-9:30 am
New Member Orientation
Where: Homewood Suites, 805 Russell Avenue, Gaithersburg 

Thursday, March 16
5:30-7:30 pm
BNAF: Ruth's Chris Steakhouse
Cost: GGCC MEMBERS: FREE (incl. in membership; NON-MEMBERS: FREE for First-Time Non-Members. Returning Non-Members pay $40.
Where: Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, 106 Crown Park Avenue, Gaithersburg

Thursday, March 23
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 $40.
Where: Barking Mad Café, 239 Spectrum Avenue, Gaithersburg

Thursday, March 30
8:00-9:00 am
Italy Trip Information Session
Cost: Free, Advance Registration is required
Where: GGCC Office, 910 Clopper Road, Suite 205N, Gaithersburg

Tuesday, April 4
8:00-9:30 am
BIG Data for Business! Seminar
 $20 Chamber Members / $30 Non-Members
Where: Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus, 9605 Medical Center Drive, Room 121, Rockville 
  • The GGCC's own Marilyn Balcombe and Dr. DeRionne Pollard, the President of Montgomery College are excited to announce that they will join Governor Larry Hogan on February 28th at the CREW Maryland Suburban economy update. The event is being held at Montgomery College –Germantown Campus, Globe Hall Auditorium, 20200 Observation Drive, Germantown from 12:45-2:00 pm. Tickets are $50. For further information and/or to register, click here
  • Congratulations to the Melting Pot of Gaithersburg who has been helping their guests make memories for 25 years. They invite you to re-live those memories and help make new ones while enjoying a three-course menu of their guests favorites for $25.25 per person. For further details and/or to make a reservation, click here.
  • Join 8 Montgomery County and Maryland breweries, including GGCC Member Waredaca Brewing Company, for an outdoor beer festival hosted by another GGCC Member Dogfish Head Alehouse - Gaithersburg on Saturday, April 22 from 1-4:00 pm. Details, click here.
  • The City of Gaithersburg, in partnership with Rio Washingtonian Center, will host the 17th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade at 10:00 am on Saturday, March 11, at Rio Washingtonian Center (I-370 and Washingtonian Boulevard). 
  • The City of Gaithersburg Educational Enrichment Committee is collecting school supplies for distribution to Gaithersburg area schools and to support grant-funded after school programs.. Donations can be dropped off at the Community Services Office in the Wells/Robertson House facility at 1 Wells Avenue, between 10:00 am & 4:00 pm, February 20 through March 15. For more information visit
  • Old Town Pour House is celebrating a decade of hospitality by giving away up to $10,000 to some very lucky guests.Now through March 10, ten lucky email newsletter subscribers have the chance to win $1,000 each, every Friday night between 7-10 pm. For further details, click here.
  • Register your business for the 2017 Montgomery College Job Fairs - Thursday, April 6 at Takoma Park/Silver Spring, Tuesday, April 18 at  Germantown & Friday, April 21 at Rockville. These events are an opportunity to visit one or more Montgomery College campuses, provide information about your company and recruit qualified applicants to fill your full-time, part-time, internship and seasonal positions. Cost: $250 for all three campuses or $100 per campus. Register, click here
  • 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 the Lake Marion Community Center, 8821 East Village Avenue, Montgomery Village. MVF is seeking show vendors to display their home improvement products and related services. Click here for the MVF Home Show order form. 
  • National Margarita Day is Wednesday, February 22 and Paladar Gaithersburg is celebrating with $4 Traditional Margaritas, all day. Stop by with your friends or colleagues at 203 Crown Park Avenue. And mark your calendars for their Fat Tuesday celebration on February 28. There will be food specials, $5 caipirnhas & sangria's, music and entertainment. To make a reservation, click here
  • You're invited to the Chesapeake Framing & Art Gallery anniversary celebration on February 25 from 4-7:00 pm at 123 Crown Park Avenue, Gaithersburg. Enjoy a signature cocktail, hors d'oeuvres, a live DJ, dancing, and gift bags. Happy anniversary to you! 
  • You could win big this winter with Peterson Companies Rio Winter Wonderland contest. Snap a photo and share on Instagram using the hashtag #RIOWinterWonderland for your chance to win $500 in giftcards to your favorite RIO Washingtonian restaurants and retailers. For further details, click here

BIG Data for Business! The Can't Miss Seminar of 2017

You are cordially invited to join us on Tuesday, April 4 for the BIG Data for Business! Seminar sponsored by Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus & M&T Bank. The amount of data out there is incredible, and it just keeps growing. It’s what organizations do with the data that matters. Big data can be analyzed for insights that lead to better decisions and strategic conception. What does that mean for businesses? How can they make better use of the information that flows into their organizations every day? 

BIG Data – and the way organizations manage and derive insight from it – is changing the way the world uses business information. We are delighted to announce our keynote speaker will be Alton Henley, Sr. Program Director at Montgomery College, Workforce Development & Continuing Education. He is expert in the area of data and data analytics.

Who Should Attend:
Some ask does BIG Data have a place in SMALL business? There are almost 28 million small businesses in the U.S., and more than 50% of the working population work in a small business. So we would say yes, BIG Data is suited to small business in ways that it never was for big business. And BIG Data is helpful for medium and large businesses alike. This seminar is for EVERYONE! Small, medium, large businesses, business owners, non-profits. sales, marketing, EVERYONE

About the Seminar:
  • What is #BigData / Data Analytics? What can it do?
  • What data should I be gathering and how? (internal / public domain / commercial data)
  • I have the data, now what do I do with it? (data-driven decision making)
  • How does this impact my product, marketing, target market?
  • How to find the information I need without getting swallowed up?
  • What are 3 – 5 takeaways that I can start using in my own business
This seminar will help us answer questions like:
  • If we take data from any source and analyze how can it help with product development and smart decision making?
And can all of this BIG Data and its analysis help answer these questions:
  • What will this customer buy next?
  • What is the potential value of this customer?
  • How influential is a person?
  • How can we engage with a person through products and services that the customer has not yet thought of?
When: Tuesday, April 04, 2017
Time: 8:00 AM thru 9:30 AM
Cost: $20 Chamber Members /$30 Non-Members


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).

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:
Father and Son Companies, LLC: $25 new; existing call for details
The Fehlig Group: Call for Details
Fleet Feet Sports of Gaithersburg: Call for Details
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