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Join us! at Not Your Average Joe's for a delicious lunch and of course valuable networking this Wednesday! Don’t miss this opportunity to network and expand your network. Grab your business cards, polish up your 30-second infomercial and meet us at NYAJ's. Please register in advance & please share this event with your connections, clients, prospects, associates and friends. $20. Register now, click here.  

Wednesday, February 25
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Business Card Exchange Lunch - FIRST LUNCH OF 2015!! 
Cost: Cost: $20 for GGCC Members and First-Time Non-Members. $40 Returning Non-Members

Where / Sponsored By: Not Your Average Joe's, 245 Kentlands Boulevard, Gaithersburg

Thursday, February 26
8:00-9:30 am
New Member Orientation
Cost: GGCC Members Only
Where / Sponsored By: Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union, 12820 Wisteria Drive, Germantown
Danish & Coffee sponsored by Ibi Sofillas MyRealtyTeam Real Estate LLC


Thursday, February 26
5:30-7:30 pm
Regional Young Professionals Group Happy Hour
Cost: Free; Cash Bar

Where / Sponsored By: Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union & the Young Professional Groups from the Gaithersburg-Germantown, Greater Bethesda-Chevy Chase, and the Greater Silver Spring Chambers of Commerce, along with Leadership Montgomery's Emerging Leaders program.


Wednesday, March 4
4:30-6:00 pm
Young Professionals Group Happy Hour
Cost
: Free for
 GGCC Members / $20 Non-Member
WhereNot Your Average Joe's, 245 Kentlands Boulevard, Gaithersburg

Thursday, March 5
10:00-11:00 am
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: Corner Bakery
Cost
: Free for All; Advance Registration Requested

Where: Corner Bakery Cafe, One Grand Corner Avenue, Gaithersburg

Thursday, March 12
5:30-7:30 pm
Business Networking After Five
Cost
: Cost: Free for GGCC Members and First-Time Non-Members. Returning Non-Members pay $40.

Where: Revere Bank, 820 West Diamond Avenue, Suite 110, Gaithersburg

Tuesday, March 24
7:30-10:30am
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

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


30 Years: 20 Years:
  • Mary Ann Britton
15 Years: 10 Years:
The following Members joined in the month of January.
Edward Jones   

Abdul Taylor
abdul.taylor@edwardjones.com / 301-990-4999    
16 S. Summit Avenue, Suite 100, Gaithersburg, MD 20877
www.edwardjones.com              
               
Fatemi Family & Gaithersburg Sedation Dentistry          
Ali Fatemi
alifatemi@comcast.net / 301-740-2686    
604 S. Frederick Avenue, Suite 209, Gaithersburg, MD 20877              
www.fatemifamilydentistry.com             
               
Fleet Feet Sports of Gaithersburg           
Chris Gault
chris@fleetfeetgaithersburg.com / 301-926-6442                    
255 Kentlands Blvd., Gaithersburg, MD 20878              
www.fleetfeetgaithersburg.com
                               
Gaithersburg Sports Association, Inc.    
Alfie Riley                           
alriley13@gmail.com / 301-355-5001
10 Brooks Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD 20877                                              
www.gaithersburggiants.org     
 
Healing Us Now, LLC     
Pauline Bowen
gadget_gal@verizon.net / 301-529-5998    
7412 Damascus Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20882                              
www.healingusnow.teamasea.com       

Molly Maid of Gaithersburg West
Q Dinh 
gaithersburg@mollymaid.com / 240-801-5700    
847 Quince Orchard Boulevard, Suite A, Gaithersburg, MD 20878
http://www.mollymaid.com/local-house-cleaning/md/g874 
               
Monument Bank
Kathleen Mayer              
kmayer@monumentbank.com / 301-841-9600    
2101 Gaither Road, Suite 600, Rockville, MD 20850-4037                            
www.monumentbank.com        
               
Old Town Pour House  
Daniel Gutierrez
daniel@oldtownpourhouse.com
212 Ellington Boulevard, Gaithersburg, MD 20878                              
www.oldtownpourhouse.com 
               
Target Community and Educational Services, Inc.            
Rose McDonald
rmcdonald@targetcommunity.org / 240-632-1434    
438 N. Frederick Ave., Suite 325, Gaithersburg, MD 20877              
www.targetcommunity.org        
  • Dr. Melissa Mustillo is presenting a seminar on Feline Dental Health on Saturday, February 28, 2-4:00 pm at A Cat Clinic, 14200 Clopper Road in Boyds. She will discuss why it's important to take good care of your cat's teeth, as well as how to help keep your cat's breath fresh and clean. Light refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome.
  • Adventist Healthcare Lifework Strategies would like to recognize employers who help stop the spread of flu in the workplace. Please take a couple of minutes to tell them about your flu program and nominate your company for the 2014 Flu Fighter Award. Nominate your company, click here.
  • Sleeping Beauty, a ballet in two acts, will be presented March 14-15 at the Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center at Montgomery College. Tickets at: www.mbtdance.org. The Sleeping Beauty Ballet Tea Party will be held February 22nd at Metropolitan Ballet Theatre. Seatings are at 10:00, 12:00, 5:00 and 6:30.  Appropriate ages 3-7.  Meet Aurora and the Lilac Fairy, have tea and a sweet treat, & enjoy a ballet class.  Information and tickets: www.mbtdance.org.
  • Rebuilding Together is a local nonprofit that provides safe and healthy home repairs for low-income homeowners across the county, at no charge to our clients. Working with an extensive network of funding and volunteer partners, RTMC is able to expand upon its mission by also supporting 1-3 local nonprofits through their  “Facility Facelifts” program. Facility Facelifts is a program whereby RTMC provides selected nonprofits with much needed repairs and “sprucing up” at no charge to the nonprofit.  If you are interested in learning more about Facility Facelifts, or to apply, please email Tom Kollekas at  tkollekas@rebuildingtogethermc.org and mention “Facility Facelift Inquiry” in the subject line.
  • Mark your calendar for Destination: Poolesville Business Fair on Saturday, March 21 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm at the Poolesville Baptist Church. Shredder truck, electronics recycling, local business vendors, food, prizes, shop local and more.
  • Join Fleet Feet Sports of Gaithersburg for their 4th Annual St. Paddy's Day Pub Run/Walk on Thursday, March 12th at 6:30 pm. You will run to different bar/restaurant's throughout the Kentlands area and receive a 4-ounce beer sampler at each stop. The evening ends at Pinky and Pepe's Grape Escape for a special celebratory Fleet Feet Happy Hour. For further details and/or to register, click here. 
  • 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 City of  Gaithersburg, in partnership with the Peterson Companies and Rio Washingtonian Center will host the 15th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade from 10:00 am to noon on Saturday, March 14 at Rio Washingtonian Center. Community groups and other organizations are invited to march in the parade. For more information contact the City of Gaithersburg at 301-258-6350 or www.gaithersburgmd.gov.
  • Hospice Caring, Inc. will hold a “Concert for Caring” with live music by the Bobby Lewis Blues Band on March 21 from 7:30-11 pm at the Rockville Elks Lodge #15, 5 Taft Court, Rockville. Tickets: www.hospicecaring.org. For more information call 301-869-0113.
  • The City of Gaithersburg is collecting supplies for end of school year through March 15th. Donations can be dropped off at the Community Services Office in the Wells/Robertson House facility at 1 Wells Avenue (next to City Hall) weekdays from 10:00 am -4:00 pm. For more information call Shanthi at 301-258-6395 x3, or visit: www.gaithersburgmd.gov.
  • Join the Corporate Volunteer Council of Montgomery County for a 5-part series on how to implement a high impact employee volunteer program. The series begins Feb. 26th. You won't want to miss it. GGCC Members enter this discount code - CPM2015- at registration and receive 20% off the non-member CVC rate. Details at: http://cvc-mc.org/2015-Workshop-Series.
  •  Featuring the best improv comedians in New York City and Los Angeles, the Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company will take the BlackRock Center for the Arts Stage on Friday, March 6 and Saturday, March 7 at 8:00 pm.Tickets are $15-$20 and are on sale by calling 240.912.1058, or at blackrockcenter.org.

YouTube Video: "Our Members Say It Best"

Therrien Waddell, Inc. is celebrating 10 years! This is our latest YouTube Video shot at the Business Networking After Five held at Therrien Waddell last week.

Seen here is their President Jerry Therrien explaining the importance of getting involved, attending chamber events and building relationships that can make a difference for your business. This was the fourth year in a row Therrien Waddell hosted GGCC Members & Guests for an amazing evening of wonderful food, drinks, good friends, good times and of course FANtastic networking.

Therrien Waddell is a commercial general contractor that manages office, retail, health, science, and industrial renovations and new building construction. Learn more about Therrien Waddell visit: www.therrienwaddell.com. 

Watch the Video Now

GROWTH: Brand, Sales & Marketing Seminar:
Early Bird Ends This Week!

We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting our GROWTH: Brand, Sales & Marketing Seminar on Tuesday, March 24 at the Universities at Shady Grove, 9640 Gudelsky Drive in Rockville.

This year's seminar features: Sonya Burke of Montgomery Community Media who will speak on: “Using the Press to Tell Your Story More Effectively & Attract Your Target Audience" and Chad Prinkey of Neuberger & Company, Inc. who will present: “Your Best Customer is Someone Else’s Prospect….. What are you Doing to Keep Them?"

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.For further details on the seminar topics, click here now.

Sponsorship: There is no better way for your company to garner easy exposure for your business than through sponsorship. We have three levels for any budget. Please take a moment to review and select the sponsorship package that best fits your business. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Sponsorship Levels:
-Gold: $750
-Silver: $500
-Bronze: $250
For further information on sponsorship, contact us at lrowles@ggchamber.org

Tickets:
-$45 GGCC Member Early Bird (Ends Feb. 13) 
-$55 GGCC Member
-$60 Non-Member

Registration: click here now
Sponsor now: Email Laura at lrowles@ggchamber.org to support the GROWTH Seminar

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:

NGO Accounting Plus: 15%
Not Your Average Joe’s: 10% off takeout orders
Ogeis Chicken & Subs: Call for Details

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

Save-The-Date
12th Annual Wine Tasting
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Thursday, May 21
Kentlands Mansion


Save-The Date
20th Annual Public Safety Awards Breakfast
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Friday, August 14
Montgomery County Fairgrounds

Save-The Date
25th Annual Business Golf Classic
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Friday, September 11
Worthington Manor Golf Club


Did You Know: You Can Become An Ambassador?
 

The GGCC is looking for New Member Ambassadors. For more information or to volunteer, please contact Marilyn Balcombe at 301.840.1400 x15.

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. 
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