Tuesday, July 7
7:30-9:00 am
Business Networking Before Nine
Cost:: Free for GGCC Member (incl. in membership) and First-Time Non-Members. Returning Non-Members Pay $40
WhereBlue Mash Golf Course, 5821 Olney-Laytonsville Road, Gaithersburg

Wednesday, July 8
12:00-1:00 pm
Events Committee Meeting
Cost:: GGCC Members Only
Where: GGCC Office, 910 Clopper Road, Suite 205N, North Building,Gaithersburg

Wednesday, July 15

5:30-7:30 pm
Explore Downtown Crown
Sponsored By:  Old Town Pour House, Paladar Latin Kitchen and Rum Bar, Asia Nine, Downtown Crown Wine & Beer & Halo Branded Solutions 
Cost:: Free for GGCC Members (incl. in membership). Non-Members: $15
Where303 Copley Place, Gaithersburg
Friday, July 17
2:00-3:00 pm
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: Zoe's Kitchen
Cost:: Free for All
WhereZoe's Kitchen, 177 Kentlands Boulevard, Gaithersburg 

Tuesday, July 21
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, July 22
8:00-9:00 am
Membership Committee Meeting
Cost:: GGCC Members Only
Where: GGCC Office, 910 Clopper Road, Suite 205N, North Building,Gaithersburg

Thursday, July 23

5:30-7:30 pm
Business Networking After Five
Cost:: Free for GGCC Member (incl. in membership) and First-Time Non-Members. Returning Non-Members Pay $40
WhereMelting Pot, 9021 Gaither Road, Gaithersburg

Wednesday, July 29
11:30 am- 1:00 pm
Business Card Exchange Lunch: Copper Canyon Grill 
Cost:: $20 for GGCC Member and First-Time Non-Members. Returning Non-Members Pay $40
Where:Copper Canyon Grill, 100 Boardwalk Place, Gaithersburg
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Become an Ambassador to the New GGCC Members!  

The Ambassador program will:
  • Provide you opportunity to strategically connect with new members.
  • Offer you the chance to help new chamber members feel welcome.
As an ambassador to new members, your service will:
  • Help the chamber maintain strong, well-informed and active members.
  • Contribute to the building of a stronger local business community.
The GGCC Ambassador Program is a great way to help the chamber, help new members, and help you increase the number of business you work with on a regular basis.For more information contact: Donna Rimple at 301-840-1400 x 17 or 
  • Germantown made the list of the "10 Most Affordable Suburbs in DC". Check out the article, click here.
  • Plamondon Companies has announced that Joseph Briglia has joined the company as Director of Real Estate and Franchise Development. The Plamondon Companies encompasses two divisions, the Roy Rogers Restaurants which includes 48 restaurants  in the mid-Atlantic region and the second division, Plamondon Hospitality Partners which owns/manages six Marriott-branded hotels currently located in Frederick and Hagerstown. He brings more than 25 years of experience to the position with a specialty in project feasibility, development, operations, and marketing for public-private partnerships in lodging, sports and entertainment, concession and hospitality/convention center industries. Welcome Joseph!  
  • Join Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus for their Flexible MBA Information Session and learn about their degree program offered by the Carey Business School. The session will be held on July 15 from 7-8:00 pm. Advance registration requested. Details, click here
  • BlackRock Center for the Arts Executive Director Krista Bradley has made a multi-year commitment to bring international contemporary circus to Upper Montgomery County. Bradley was selected as one of 24 representatives from venues and festivals from North America, southern Europe, and Nordic countries to participate in Autopistes: Circus Dissemination, a program dedicated to strengthening the contemporary circus circuit so audiences in North America can experience the wonder of this art form. BlackRock’s first presentation of contemporary circus will take place on Friday, July 17 at 5:00 pm and Saturday, July 18 at 6:00 pm at which time Swedish circus company Magmanus will perform for free on BlackRock’s outdoor stage. Learn more at 
  • Rockin' Jump, located at 18620 Woodfield Road in Gaithersburg, has a special July introductory offer for all Chamber Members. $11 for an hour of jump time valid 7 days a week (when not sold out). ($16 value 31% off). For further details call 301-703-3707 or visit them at: 
  • For approximately five days starting today, July 6, 2015, South Summit Avenue between East Diamond and Olde Towne Avenues will be closed to vehicular traffic so that CSX Transportation can make repairs at the railroad crossing. MARC commuter rail service will not be interrupted. For updates visit
  • Fast & Fresh from Corner Bakery Cafe…with a FREE Cup of Soup! Now through July 31, 2015, receive a free cup of soup when you try Corner Bakery in Gaithersburg Fast & Fresh Online Pick-up. Place and pay for your order online at & then grab your order at the pick-up station, no waiting in line. They are located at One Grand Corner Avenue in Gaithersburg. Try it today. 
  • Brad Sherman of Sherman Wealth Management, LLC was recently featured in the Wall Street Journal. Check it out, click here
  • Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union presents Small Business University with featured presenter Dwight Deneal, Small Business Advocate/Federal Acquisition Professional, who will discuss "Getting Your Business Ready for PRIME Time!". Transition your business to be a credible and responsible PRIME contractor in the Government market space. The seminar will be held on Thursday, July 16 from 7:00 am - 8:30 am at 7548 Standish Place, Rockville. For further details and/or to register, click here.
  • First National Bank is hosting a blood drive on July 13 from 10:00 am-2:30 pm at 20300 Seneca Meadows Parkway in Germantown. Anyone who is interested in donating can register online at, and enter the following sponsor ID: FNB Germantown MD. Questions, call Xochitl Lopez at 301-528-9900. 
  • "Friday's at the Farm" is right around the corner. On Friday nights in June, July and August Smokey Glen Farm is open to the public. Over the past 5 years this has been the place to be on Friday nights. Due to the overwhelming success of this event they are now offering a guaranteed way to get in.... purchase admission online. Click on the Fridays at the Farm link on their website at
  • The Hampton Inn & Suites Gaithersburg will host a Blood Drive on Thursday July 9 from 1:00-6:30 pm. Presenting donors will receive two 2015 season tickets to attend a Washington Spirit home game at the Maryland SoccerPlex. Register online: and enter Sponsor ID: Hampton Inn & Suites Gaithersburg MD or call 1-800-733-2767 to schedule.
  • Cornerstone Montgomery will host its 2nd Annual Golf Outing on September 28 at Montgomery Country Club. For more information email Jennifer at 
  • The National League of Cities has recognized the City of Gaithersburg for completion of a key health and wellness goal for Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties. Gaithersburg was awarded a Bronze medal for Goal IV: Model Food Service.  The City was recognized for identifying all vendors and contractors in the City that offer or sell food and beverages and detailing when their contracts can be amended or renegotiated. CONGRATS! 
Owner/Broker/General Contractor
D & D Real Estate & Development, LLC
Call 301-482-1051
Home Features: 3-Finished levels; 4 -Bedrooms; 2.5- Baths, 3 -Car Garage
Asking Price $579,000.00
Darnestown, MD

20th Annual Public Safety Awards Breakfast

20th Annual Public Safety Awards Breakfast

Friday. August 14
Montgomery County Fairgrounds

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 this time-honored tradition as we recognize the heroic deeds of our local law enforcement and fire-rescue workers at our Annual Public Safety Awards Breakfast on Friday, August 14 at 7:30am at the Montgomery County Agricultural Center, Inc., 16 Chestnut Street, Gaithersburg.

These men and women go above and beyond the call of duty to serve our local community and we want them to know we appreciate them and their hard work.


Paul Davis Restoration and Remodeling (

Official Gift Sponsor:
Lerner Enterprises (

Shining Silver Sponsors:
Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union (
omniNET+ (

Table Sponsors:
Asbury Methodist Village (
Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby, LLP ( ( 
Gaithersburg Police Foundation (
Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus (
Lakeforest Mall (
Lerner Enterprises (
Pepco (
Rockin' Jump (
Shady Grove Adventist Hospital (
Therrien Waddell, Inc. (
United Security, Inc. ( 

Gift Sponsors:
4935 Bar & Kitchen (
Asia Nine (
Blackfinn Ameripub – DC (
Buca di Beppo ( 
Corner Bakery Cafe ( 
Corner Pub
HBF Boutique (
La Madeleine Country French Cafe ( 
Melting Pot Gaithersburg (
Sardi's Restaurant (  

Official Photography Donated by / Sponsored by:
Sugarloaf Photography by Fabrizio (

Honor Guard by:
Gaithersburg Police Department ( 


Chamber Italy Trip: Booking Deadline July 27

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. For more information please 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:

Burstein & Associates, LLC: 15%
By Technology Inc.: 15%
CapStar Commercial Realty: Call for Details

View all the discounts at:

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. 


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

Therrien Waddell, Inc.  

Golf Balls

A.B. Veirs & Sons Paving 

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
Revere Bank
Shannon & Luchs Insurance Agency Inc.
Sign*A*Rama/Sterico Signs
Stein Sperling Bennett Dejong Driscoll & Greenfeig PC
WLR Automotive Group, Inc. 
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