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We have one last event to round out a fantastic summer. Our Annual Mini-Golf Tournament is on Thursday, August 27th. Hope you will join us. To register, click here

Thursday, August 27
5:30-7:30 pm

4th Annual Mini-Golf Networking Night
Sponsored by the City of Gaithersburg, Grossberg Company, LLP & Asia Nine - THANK YOU! 
Cost: 
GGCC  MEMBERS: FREE (incl. in membership)
NON-MEMBERS: FREE for First-Time Non-Members. Returning Non-Members pay $45
Where: Activity Center at Bohrer Park, 506 S Frederick Avenue, Gaithersburg

 

Friday, August 28
10:00-10:30 am
Golf Committee Meeting - Conference Call / FINAL
Cost: GGCC  MEMBERS ONLY
Where: Conference Call NOTE: This is our final meeting before the tournament. Any volunteers interested should be on this call. Please RSVP to Laura at lrowles@ggchamber.org.  thank you!

Monday, August 31
11:00 am - 12:00 pm (cutting at 11:15 am)
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: Local 301
Cost: FREE, Advance Registration Required
Where: Local 301, 20201 Century Boulevard, Suite 150, Germantown 

Wednesday, September 9
12:00-1:00 pm
Events Committee Meeting
Cost:: GGCC Members Only
Where: GGCC Office, 910 Clopper Road, Suite 205N, North Building,Gaithersburg


Wednesday, September 9
5:00-7:00 pm

An Evening of Networking: Joint Mixer with Frederick Chamber
Cost: FREE, GGCC & Frederick Chamber Members Only!  
Where: Comus Inn, 23900 Old Hundred Road, Dickerson

Thursday, September 10
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Non-Profit Sector Meeting
Cost:: GGCC Members Only
TOPIC: LinkedIn for Non-Profits
Where: GGCC Office, 910 Clopper Road, Suite 205N, North Building,Gaithersburg
Register: Please email lrowles@ggchamber.org if you plan to attend, thank you!

Friday, September 11
8:00 am (9:30 am Shotgun) 
25th Annual Business Golf Classic
Cost: Sponsor / Register Now
Where: Worthington Manor, 8329 Fingerboard Road, Urbana
 
Tuesday, September 15
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 16
8:00-9:00 am
Membership Committee Meeting
Cost:: GGCC Members Only
Where: GGCC Office, 910 Clopper Road, Suite 205N, North Building,Gaithersburg


Thursday, September 17
5:30-7:30 pm
Annual Chamber Picnic
Cost: GGCC MEMBERS: FREE (incl. in membership)
NON-MEMBERS: FREE for First-Time Non-Members. 
Returning Non-Members pay $45
Where: Smokey Glen Farm Barbequers, Inc., 16407 Riffle Ford Road, Gaithersburg
 
Thursday, September 24
11:30 am -1:00 pm
Business Card Exchange Lunch
Cost: GGCC MEMBERS: $20
NON-MEMBERS: $20 for First-Time Non-Members. 
Returning Non-Members pay $40
Where:  Buca di Beppo, 122 Kentlands Boulevard, Gaithersburg
 
Thursday, September 24
5:30-7:30 pm
Regional Young Professionals Group Happy Hour: MoCo Are You Ready For Some Football?
Cost: The Bethesda-Chevy Chase, the Gaithersburg-Germantown, Rockville & the Greater Silver Spring Chambers of Commerce, along with Leadership Montgomery’s Emerging Leaders, are coming together as one team with one mission on Thursday, September 24th- to NETWORK at the Young Professionals Regional FOOTBALL Happy Hour(s). Where your favorite Team Jersey! 
FREE for Members of these Groups ONLY. Cash bar. 

Where: Miller’s Ale House, 1471 Rockville Pike, Rockville
 
See all the upcoming events at: www.ggchamber.org/events


2015-2016 GGCC Membership Directory Ad Sales

                                           
We are so excited about our new directory for 2015-2016. We keep improving the book and this year we are upgrading the cover to be magazine perfect bound!! We will have a new design, more content and more opportunities to network with fellow members.

With that said, AD SALES HAVE BEGUN! More than 15.000 readers will touch and feel our new publication - 15,000! Don’t delay securing your placement! Contact chamber member Nancy Rhomberg to renew your current ad or make a brand new space reservation. She has special sections in our publication and it is important you contact her early to get the right placement and page. Email Nancy at 913-951-2681 or nrhomberg@metromediapublishers.com. Thank you in advance for your support of the Chamber and this publication. 


  • Today is National Peach Pie Day and Butler's Orchard has bushels of juicy, yellow peaches and are announcing the arrival of their premier honeycrisp apple. For further details and hours, call 301-972-3299 or visit www.butlersorchard.com. 
  • The Montgomery County Planning Board recently approved preliminary plans, submitted by Matan Companies, to transform their existing office park in Germantown into a vibrant, 24/7 mixed-use town center. The project site, currently known as Milestone Business Park, is located on Milestone Center Drive, just north of I-270 and west of Ridge Road. The site will comprise 1,200,500 square feet of development, including 655,000 square feet of existing office space in four buildings, three new six-story mixed-use residential buildings with 485 apartment units, 28,250 square feet of new street-level retail space, and 3,161 total parking spaces. An existing, centrally located 63,000 square foot plaza will also be transformed to create an attractive gathering space for the project, and will feature an interactive water fountain, a kiosk, seat walls, lawn areas and more. See the image plans, click here.
  • Pinky & Pepe's Grape Escape is celebrating their 5-year anniversary and they invite you to their Grand Re-Opening / Anniversary Celebration on Friday, September 25th from 6:00 pm - close at 223 Kentlands Boulevard in Gaithersburg. Ribbon Cutting, wine, beer, live music and more.
  • The National Energy and Utility Affordability Coalition has declared August as Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Action Month. Pepco reminds its customers they have numerous options to apply for energy assistance including LIHEAP, which provides critical home heating and cooling assistance to those who qualify. Customers can apply starting Oct. 1 through a network of local agencies. In Maryland, LIHEAP funds are administered by the Department of Human Resources (DHR) through the Office of Home Energy Programs. To apply for any of these programs, contact the Local Home Energy Programs Office in your area or call 1-800-352-1446 or click here.
  • Montgomery Village Foundation is hosting its first Touch-A-Truck event on Saturday, August 29th from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm at the North Creek Community Center, 20125 Arrowhead Road. The premise behind the event is to put on display a wide assortment of unique vehicles, heavy equipment and trucks for kids to climb on, honk horns, "drive" and explore. This is a free event for the entire family. For further details, click here.
  • Come meet Curious George on Saturday, August 29 at 11 am at Kiddie Academy of Gaithersburg. This free community event invites children and their parents to Kiddie Academy to enjoy a story together - with a special in-person visit from the beloved Curious George.Please RSVP, click here.
  • The Gaithersburg Police Department, in partnership with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, is asking citizens to dispose of unwanted prescription drugs during National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, Saturday, September 26. No liquids or syringes will be accepted. The service is free, anonymous, and there will be no questions asked.  From 10:00 am until 2:00 pm, the Gaithersburg Police station, located at 14 Fulks Corner Avenue, will serve as a collection station, giving residents an opportunity to dispose of all unwanted and unused prescription drugs.
  • eWomenNetwork announced its 2015 grant recipient - Community Bridges, Incorporated, a Silver Spring based nonprofit that empowers low income, minority and immigrant girls to become exceptional students, positive leaders and healthy young women. 
  • Habitat for Humanity Metro Maryland at The Melting Pot Gaithersburg for a fundraising night on Thursday, October 1 from 5:00-10:00 pm.  You can make a reservation HERE - or simply show up. Don't forget to mention HFHMM.
  • As a survivor of leukemia and breast cancer, Joan Miller tells her own story about grief, loss, and recovery in her memoir titled "Healing Grief: A Story of Survivorship." Join Hospice Caring, Inc.for a book signing, wine and cheese on October 8 from 7:00-9:00 pm, details at: www.hospicecaring.org/healing-grief.html
  • Alta Liberty Mill Apartments will be hosting a summer pool party on August 29th from 1-5:00 pm at 19520 Waters Road in Germantown. They will be offering two months’ rent free as well as 0 security deposit on approved credit. Learn more about them at: www.altalibertymill.com. 
  • The City of Gaithersburg and the Gaithersburg-Washington Grove Fire Department celebrate the unofficial end of summer with the 77th Annual Labor Day Parade on Monday, September 7 at 1:00 pm. The parade features an assortment of high school marching bands, dance groups, costumed characters, antique cars and fire engines, equestrian units, clowns, and more, winding through East Diamond and Russell Avenues in Olde Towne Gaithersburg. 
  • The Power Conference: Women Doing Business will be held on Thursday, September 3 from 8:00 pm -5:00 pm at the Bethesda Marriott Conference Center. The conference is designed to promote business development for women in business through networking, education, and marketing opportunities. For further details, click here.

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. 

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Tournament

Genesis Security Systems, LLC
Hughes Network Systems, LLC
Montgomery College Germantown Campus
PCC Construction Components, Inc.

Golfer Gift
DeLeon & Stang CPAs & Advisors
Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union 

Award Reception Sponsor
Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.
Gaudreau, Inc. ARCHITECTS | PLANNERS
Scheer Partners, Inc.  

Lunch Sponsor
Lakeforest Mall

Putt-A-Rama
Therrien Waddell, Inc. 

Golf Balls
A.B. Veirs & Sons Paving 

Beverage Cart
Linowes and Blocher, LLP

Long Drive Women
Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chartered

Closest to the Pin Men
Bob Cowdrey

Eagle Contest
EagleBank 

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
Quinter Design
Rodgers Consulting, Inc.
Shannon & Luchs Insurance Agency Inc.
Stein Sperling Bennett Dejong Driscoll & Greenfeig PC
WLR Automotive Group, Inc. 

GGCC Entrepreneur Breakfast Series

Are Entrepreneur’s Born or Made: GGCC Entrepreneur Breakfast Series

The morning will kick-off with a keynote speaker, followed by a panel discussion of "home- grown" entrepreneurs. Each panelist will share their "entrepreneur" story, what motivated them to take the entrepreneurial leap, and they will answer the question-- are entrepreneurs born or made?"

 Registration begins at 7:45, program begins promptly at 8:15

Program:
  • "Are Entreprenuers Born or Made" with Oliver Schlake, University of Maryland

Entrepreneur Panel with:
  • John Compton, GeneDx
  • Angela Graham, Quality Biological, Inc.
  • Ellen Bogage, Chesapeake Public Strategies 

When: Thursday, October 08, 2015
Time: 8:00-9:30 AM
Where: Montgomery College, BioScience Education Center, 20200 Observation Drive, Germantown
Registration: GGCC Members & Guests: $15 / General Public: $25

REGISTER NOW, CLICK HERE

Young Professionals Happy Hour - Are You Ready for Some Football?!

When: Thursday, September 24
Time: 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Where / Sponsored By: Miller's Ale House, 1471 Rockville Pike, Rockville,

The Bethesda-Chevy Chase, the Gaithersburg-Germantown, Rockville & the Greater Silver Spring Chambers of Commerce, along with Leadership Montgomery's Emerging Leaders, are coming together as one team with one mission on Thursday, September 24th:

NETWORK at the Young Professionals Regional FOOTBALL Happy Hour!

If you are in your 20's or 30's throw on your favorite football jersey and meet us at Miller's Ale House for an awesome evening of networking and football. Let's all network "like a champion" and build those relationships today!

Appetizers will be served compliments of Miller's Ale House and there will be a cash bar. There will be a raffle and more. Learn more about the event here.

Then, stick around for the game and watch the Washington Redskins take on the New York Giants at 8:25 pm. 
Advance registration is requested.

REGISTER HERE!

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:

Germantown Copy Center: Call for Details
Global Life Coaching LLC: Complimentary Discovery Consultation
Griswold Home Care: Call for Details

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

CQI Commercial Energy Co-Op - Fall 2015

As part of an ongoing effort to provide value to our members, The Gaithersburg Germantown Chamber of Commerce, partnered with energy experts CQI Associates, are happy to announce the Fall 2015 enrollment campaign for the Commercial Energy Co-op.
 
Joining the Chamber's Energy Co-op Program provides:
  • Increased Purchasing Power in procuring competitive electric and natural gas rates.
  • Eliminates the need to ‘go through it alone’.
  • Budget Stability by offering Fixed Rate energy supply costs.
  • Year round Customer Support  through energy experts CQI Associates.

The Chamber will be offering informational webinars to provide further explanation about the program. CQI Associates will be hosting webinars on the following days:
 
Webinar Schedule:   
  • September 9, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • September 16, 2015 - 2:00 pm
  • September 21, 2015 at 1:00 pm 

You will be required to register in-advance for any of the above webinars. Simply go directly to the CQI Associates home page at www.cqiassociates.com and click on the date that you want to participate and follow the steps to RSVP. There are NO FEES to participate. One application covers ALL of your electricity and natural 
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