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Grow Your Business & Play Golf at the Same Time! The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber's Annual Business Golf Classic will be held on Friday, September 9 at Worthington Manor Golf Club with a 9:30 AM shotgun.This tournament is intended to offer an enjoyable golf expereince and the opportunity to network. Meet business owners, representatives and supporters of business as you complete your round. Incredible prizes, golf contests, food and drinks await you on this unique golf experience.

To Sponsor or Register, Click Here
 
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
  • Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation has named David Petr as its First President and CEO. Congratulations! We look forward to working with you. To see the full article, click here
  • Join Metropolitan Ballet Theatre & Academy for their Open House for young dancers with special sample classes for children age 3-6 on Saturday, August 27 from 1:30- 3:00 pm. MBT is located at 220 Perry Parkway, Suite 8 in Gaithersburg. Questions: www.mbtdance.org or 301-762-1757.
  • You can now pick sunshine on a stem at Butler's Orchard in their pick your own sunflowers field or you can stroll through their sunflower trail. Sunflowers are a $1 a stem and available through September. Pick your own red raspberries, tomatoes, and potatoes are also available, Butler's is located at 22222 Davis Mill Road in Germantown.
  • 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.
  • Upcounty Community Resources presents "All Request Dance Party" with the Dancing DJ Kris Stone on Friday, August 26 from 7:00 -9:00 pm at St. Rose of Lima Church. $10 & a can of food. RSVP: jennlynn@ucresources.org or 240-614-0444.
  • Are you interested in a Career in Information Technology ? Join Montgomery College for an opportunity to get insight into three of the most popular IT careers at their IT Open House / Information session on Thursday August 25th from 10:00 am - 12:30 pm at the Gaithersburg Business Training Center, 12 South Summit Ave. 4th Floor,  Gaithersburg. To register, click here
  • Local efforts are underway by the Germantown Alliance to make sure students have supplies and back packs before classes begin.  If you’re interested, here is a nice way to help out our community. Neelsville Presbyterian Church provides back packs for 4 local schools. If you can purchase a backpack, pencils, notebooks, 3-ring binders, pens or dividers for students prior to the start of the school year, they can be dropped off at Neelsville Presbyterian Church between 9:30 and 12:00 on Sunday mornings or you can call Karen at 301-919-9033 to arrange a pickup time.
  • Baywood Hotels is hiring for three local hotels. They will be hosting a hiring event at Homewood Suites Gaithersburg, 805 Russell Ave, Gaithersburg, tomorrow, Tuesday, August 16 from 10:00 am - 5:30 pm. Positions include: guest service agent, night auditor, house person, maintenance and more.
  • Hair Cuttery is offering a special service promotion, their Color Escape Package and their retail special is Buy 2, Get 1 FREE off all Redken products. It's their hottest sale of the year. Visit them in Kentlands Square or in the Muddy Branch Square. 
  • BlackRock Center for the Arts has announced the 2016-17 season featuring a diverse line-up of top regional, national and international artists from the worlds of pop, jazz, folks/roots, blues, bluegrass and classical/contemporary chamber music, as well as theater, dance, comedy, and contemporary circus. The 2016-17 Performance Season will open on Friday, September 23. Tickets can be purchased in person, over the phone by calling 301-528-2260, or online at blackrockcenter.org.

GGCC Membership Directory & Buyer's Guide Time!

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to announce that our popular and long standing Membership Directory and Buyer’s Guide is back!

Over the next month, you will be receiving emails with regards to VERIFICATION'S (let's you verify your business information and category) and ADVERTISING opportunities. If you would like to begin verifying your information, you can do so here. NOTE: you will receive a verification form shortly, please ensure those make their way back to us. 

This prestigious publication gives you the opportunity to market your company’s products and services directly to all Chamber members and the community. A representative from MetroMedia will reach out to you shortly about the variety of options available to you and your business. 

Stay tuned........

Teeing Off Soon! 

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!! 

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.

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:

NIFLO Home Healthcare: 5%
Not Your Average Joe’s: 10% off takeout orders
Nothing Bundt Cakes: 10%

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