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You're guaranteed to make new business relationships (or strengthen existing ones) at Tuesday morning's Business Networking Before Nine at Barking Mad Cafe.Come and discover this gem in the Watkins Mill Town Center. The Café consists of a coffee and pastry bar, as well as a dining room and patio with table service. Its menu offers breakfast dishes, as well as salads, pizza, burgers, and sandwiches for lunch and dinner. You won't want to miss this opportunity to learn about not only the cafe, but the amazing property. 
 
To Register, Click Here
 
Tuesday, August 9
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.
Where: Barking Mad Café, 239 Spectrum Avenue, Gaithersburg 
 
Cost: GGCC MEMBERS: FREE (incl. in membership); NON-MEMBERS: FREE for First-Time Non-Members. Returning Non-Members pay $40.
Where: Activity Center at Bohrer Park, 506 S Frederick Avenue, Gaithersburg 

Friday, August 26
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ribbon Cutting: La Casita CA Cocina
Cost: FREE. Advance Registration Requested.
Where: La Casita CA Cocina, 2 East Diamond Avenue, Gaithersburg 

Friday, September 9
8:30 am-4:00 pm (SHOTGUN 9:30 am)
26th Annual Business Golf Classic
Cost: Sponsorship's in varying levels available. Players & Foursomes Wanted. Sign Up Today!
Where: Worthington Manor, 8329 Fingerboard Road, Urbana 

Wednesday, September 14
12:00-1:00 pm
Events Committee Meeting
Cost: GGCC MEMBERS ONLY
Where: GGCC Office, 910 Clopper Road, Suite 205N, Gaithersburg

Thursday, September 15
5:30-7:30 pm
Annual Chamber Picnic, Volunteer Recognition & Non-Profit Showcase
Cost: GGCC MEMBERS: FREE (incl. in membership); NON-MEMBERS: FREE for First-Time Non-Members. Returning Non-Members pay $40.
Where: Smokey Glen Farm Barbequers, Inc., 16407 Riffle Ford Road, Gaithersburg
 
Thursday, September 15
8:00-9:00 am
Membership Committee Meeting
Cost: GGCC MEMBERS ONLY
Where: GGCC Office, 910 Clopper Road, Suite 205N, Gaithersburg

Friday, September 16
12:00-1:00 pm
Ribbon Cutting: Ultimate Building & Design
Cost: FREE. Advance Registration Requested.
Where: Ultimate Building & Design, 7601 Airpark Road, Suite E, Gaithersburg 
 
Tuesday, September 20
5:00-6:00 pm
Ribbon Cutting: Pieology Pizzeria
Cost: FREE. Advance Registration Requested.
Where: Pieology Pizzeria, 15780 Shady Grove Road, Gaithersburg 

Wednesday, September 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, September 21
5:00-7:00 pm
An Evening of Networking: Joint with the Frederick Chamber
Cost: Free. GGCC & FCC Members Only!
Where: Comus Inn, 23900 Old Hundred Road, Dickerson
 
Wednesday, September 28
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Business Card Exchange Lunch
Cost: $20 for GGCC Members and First-Time Non-Members. $40 Returning Non-Members
Where: Buca di Beppo, 122 Kentlands Boulevard, Gaithersburg

Thursday, September 29
5:30-7:30 pm
Regional Young Professional Group Happy Hour
Cost: Free. Open to Young Professional's Only (21-40). Advance registration is requested. Register at: https://goo.gl/eSfTUf.
Where: Miller's Ale House, 1471 Rockville Pike, Rockville

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

We want to extend a warm welcome to members who have joined the Chamber in recent weeks. We're happy to have you as members! 
  • The Montgomery County Agricultural Fair returns to the fairgrounds in Gaithersburg from August 12 — 20. For further details, schedules and more, click here
  • The Montgomery County Food Council is currently creating a comprehensive Eat Local MoCo Guide and they invite all Montgomery County food and beverage businesses to participate.  This resource, which will be shared on their website and presented as a print brochure, online map and potentially even a mobile app. For further details, click here
  • 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 (August 18) is Michael Razavi, Intellectual Property Outreach Educator and Senior Advisor, Office of Innovation Development, United States Patent and Trademark Office who will discuss "Intellectual Property: Your Key to Business Success". More info / register, click here.
  • ENNIS Legacy Partners presents a business owner seminar: Understanding the Importance of Building "Transferable Value”, that will help business owners gain understanding as to what actions they must take to achieve the desired "transferable value” to meet their retirement goals at the Hampton Inn & Suites, Gaithersburg on August 11 & 25; September 8. Register at ennislp.com/team.
  • The Olympics have kicked off in Brazil, and Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar is already celebrating. Take a ride to Rio and enjoy the special menu they've created in honor of the 2016 Games. Filled with Brazilian-inspired eats and drinks, it’s available now through August 21. To see the full menu of Olympics-worthy specials, click here. To make a reservation, click here.
  • It’s LINDOR World! Create your own LINDOR truffle assortment from 21 irresistibly smooth flavors for only $21. Flavors like Milk Chocolate, Caramel, Sea Salt, Coconut and our new LINDOR Pumpkin Spice Truffle; now through August 11 at Lindt Chocolate Shop, 3 Grand Corner Avenue, Gaithersburg.
  • Join Metropolitan Ballet Theatre & Academy for their Fall Open House with free sample classes on Sunday, August 14 from 12:00- 3:00 pm. MBT is located at 220 Perry Parkway, Suite 8 in Gaithersburg. Questions: www.mbtdance.org or 301-762-1757.
  • Save the Date for the Halo Branded Solutions 2016 Haloha Product Luau on September 29, 9:00 am-2:30 pm in Baltimore. Click here to RSVP. 
  • Greens aeration is scheduled for August 15-16 at Blue Mash Golf Course.  Low rates will apply for those days and through the following two weekends. Click here to see their special rates.  
  • KURIOS by Cirque du Soleil is now playing until September 18 under the Big Top under the big top at Tysons II. Click here to book your tickets now or visit the KURIOS ticket booth at RIO Washingtonian’s Lakefront Plaza (by Uncle Julio’s) and save up to 30% off!

26th Annual Business Golf Classic September 9

Date: Friday, September 9
Where: Worthington Manor, 8329 Fingerboard Road, Urbana

Tournament Schedule:
Driving Range Open: 7:30 am
Registration Begins: 7:30 am
Lunch: 11:30 am
Putt*A*Rama: 9:00 am
Shotgun Start: 9:30 am|
Award Reception: 3:00 pm

Sponsorship's Available Including:
  • Tournament: $1,750
  • Beverage Cart: $550
  • Hole In One: $350
  • Beat the Pro $350
  • Closest to the Pin Men & Women: $300 each
  • Longest Drive Men & Women $300 each
Golfers Wanted
  • Foursome: $875
  • GGCC Member Player Individual: $250
Details, Register and/or to Sponsor, visit here

Annual Celebration Dinner & Awards Ceremony

Join us at our biggest bash of the year the "Annual Celebration Dinner and Awards Ceremony - Celebrating 67 Years!"
 
The evening events include:
  • The installation of the 2017 Board of Directors
  • Silent auction
  • Dinner
  • Music
  • Presentation of the Annual “You Made a Difference Award”
  • Announcement of the “10th Annual Small Business of the Year” award
  • Announcement of the "4th Annual Young Professional of the Year” award
  • The awarding of the Montgomery College Scholarships funded by GGCC Businesses to Montgomery College students

Sponsorship's Available:
  • Title Sponsor: $3,000
  • Gold Sponsor: $2,000
  • Silver Sponsor: $800.00
  • Bronze Sponsor: $300
  • Table Sponsor: $1,200
  • SBY Table: $1,200
  • YPG Table: $1.200
  • Scholarship Table: $1,000
  • GGCC Member / Spouse / Guest Ticket Per Person: $100 (Early Bird until 10/28)
  • GGCC Member / Spouse / Guest Ticket Per Person: $125

Registration will be open soon. For now, mark your calendars!! 

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:

Morton’s Towing & Recovery, Inc.: 10%
Moyer & Sons Moving and Storage, Inc.: Call for Details
MyRealtyTeam Real Estate LLC: Complimentary Consultation

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

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 September 19, 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.

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.
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