11th Annual Wine Tasting: May 22nd. Register Now at: 

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber & Moe's Southwest Grill invite you to the Business Card Exchange Lunch this Wednesday, April 23. Join us for lunch at Moe's! While Moe's is best known for its burritos packed with a choice of over 20 fresh, flavorful ingredients, the menu also features kid's, vegetarian and low-calorie options. And all meals are served with free chips and salsa. Come and enjoy a great lunch and get ready to expand your network too! Cost: $20 Members / $40 Non-Members. Please register in advance, click here now

Wednesday, April 23
Business Card Exchange Lunch
$20 for GGCC Members & First-Time Non-Members. Returning Non-Members pay $40.
Moe's, 12151 Darnestown Road, Gaithersburg

Thursday, April 24
Economic Development Committee Meeting
TOPIC:  Montgomery County Department of Economic Development - Status Update
GGCC Members Only
Montgomery College-Goldenrod Building, GIC  20271 Goldenrod Lane, Germantown

Thursday, April 24
Small Business University Seminar & Networking Event
Featured presenter Frank F. Islam, Chief Executive Officer/Founder, FI Investment Group, LLC who will discuss Entrepreneurship and the Essence of Leadership. 
Register/Details at: Cost: $10
Montgomery Community Media, 7548 Standish Place, Rockville

Wednesday, April 30
Golf Committee Meeting
Come help us plan the Annual Business Golf Classic! Each September, nearly 100 decision makers and business professionals enjoy a day away from the office by participating in the GGCC's Annual Business Golf Classic. This day of networking and competitive fun is a much anticipated event each year. You don't need to golf to be a part of this fabulous committee.
GGCC Members Only
GGCC Office, 910 Clopper Road, Suite 205N, Gaithersburg

Thursday, May 1
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: Largent's
Open to & Free for All!
Largent's Restaurant & Bar, 654 Center Point Way, Gaithersburg

Tuesday, May 6
County Council District 3 Candidate Forum
May 6 Forum Candidates will include:
-Sidney Katz
-Tom Moore
-Ryan Spiegel
-Guled Kassim (invited)
NOTE: The May 6 Forum is a paid lunch of $20 and open to the public. Advance Registration Required.
$20 for lunch, ALL are welcome!
Hilton, 620 Perry Parkway, Gaithersburg

Wednesday, May 7
2-Year Anniversary Young Professionals Celebration Picnic
$25 for GGCC Members & First-Time Non-Members. Returning Non-Members pay $35.
Smokey Glen Farm, 16407 Riffle Ford Road, Gaithersburg

Monday, May 12
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: Jo's Comfort Zone
Open to & Free for All!
Largent's Restaurant & Bar, 118 Market Street, Gaithersburg

Thursday, May 22
11th Annual Wine Tasting
$35 for GGCC Members & First-Time Non-Members. Returning Non-Members pay $65.
Kentland's Mansion, 320 Kent Square Road, Gaithersburg

Thursday, May 29
County Executive Democratic Primary Candidate Forum
May 29 Forum Candidates will include:
-Phil Andrews
-Doug Duncan
-Ike Leggett
NOTE: The May 29 Forum is free and open to the public.
Montgomery College, Globe Hall, 20200 Observation Drive, Germantown

See all the upcoming events at:

  • Montgomery Community Media will host their second annual “Day in the Life of Montgomery County,” on April 22. This 24-hour event highlights life in Montgomery County with a collage of photos and short videos. They received nearly 1,000 photos last year and want to top that number this year. In order to do that, they need you to submit a photo April 22. Photos should be sent, one at a time, to Or, you can tweet a photo to @mymcmedia #ditl.For more details, visit
  • The Barnesville School of Arts & Sciences is pleased to host Tom Farquhar, Head of School at Sidwell Friends in Washington, D.C., on April 30 at 7:00pm. He will examine how parents and policy-makers in other countries view the American education system through his discussion of the "The Importance and Significance of American Education". Please RSVP at 
  • The City of Gaithersburg’s 6th Annual Active Aging Expo presented by Adventist HealthCare is a day filled with energy, educational talks, interactive demonstrations, facials, massages, manicures, and preventive screenings. The free Active Aging Expo will be held on Monday, May 5 from 9:00am to 2:00pm at the Activity Center at Bohrer Park, 506 South Frederick Avenue, Gaithersburg. The expo is hosted in partnership with Asbury Methodist Village, Holy Cross Hospital, Wegmans and the Montgomery Village Foundation.
  • Congratulations Irving Argenal, Chief Engineer at the Hampton Inn & Suites Washington DC North – Gaithersburg, on your Spirit Award with Hampton hotels. Irving was one out of four chosen from over 1900 Hampton hotels.
  • The Hilton Gaithersburg will host the 3rd Annual Fundraiser for Give Kids the World on Thursday, June 6th from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 pm. Join them for a night of fine wines, delicious food, and sumptuous gourmet chocolates, along with live music and dancing. For more information, click here.
  • The Dalí Quartet, today’s freshest voice in Classical and Latin-American music, will bring two performances to BlackRock Center for the Arts on May 3rd  at 1:00 & 800pm. Tickets are $14 for the Family Fiesta Concert, and $22 for the Gallery Performance. Purchase at the box office: 240.912.1058 or online at
  • The Rotary Club of Gaithersburg will host a fundraiser on Thursday, May 8th  from 4:00-9:00pm at Potomac Pizza. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Rotary Club. Potomac Pizza is located in the Chevy Chase Center, Potomac Promenade, Traville Village Center and Kentlands Market Square.
  • The Gaithersburg Police Foundation will return to Dogfish Head Alehouse for a daylong fundraising event on Tuesday, May 13 from 11:30am-11:00pm. The restaurant is located at 800 West Diamond Avenue in Gaithersburg. Dogfish Head Alehouse will donate 15% of that day’s proceeds to the Gaithersburg Police Foundation. For more information contact Chris O’Brien, Foundation Chairperson, at

GGCC 11th Annual Wine Tasting

The GGCC will hold its 11th Annual Wine Tasting at the Kentlands Mansion. Each ticket includes a wine-tasting glass and tastings. The event sponsors include The City of Gaithersburg, DrinkMore Water, the Melting Pot and Pinky and Pepe’s Grape Escape. This year’s wine tasting features a guided wine tasting tutorial five featured wines compliments of Pinky & Pepe of Pinky and Pepe’s Grape Escape.
Tickets are $35 for GGCC Members & First-Time Visitors; and $65 for Returning Non-Members....
REGISTRATION: Must register online at:  
COST: Tickets are $35 for GGCC Members & First-Time Visitors; and $65 for Returning Non-Members.
Deadline date to register is May 20th.

Young Professionals Group 2-Year Anniversary Picnic!

ABOUT: The GGCC's Young Professionals Group started on May 2, 2012. To celebrate they are celebrating their “Two-Year Anniversary” on May 7 with a BBQ picnic, fun activities and a corn-hole tournament at Smokey Glen Farm, 16407 Riffle Ford Road in Gaithersburg. The picnic will run from 5:30-7:30 pm.

SPONSORS: The YPG Title Sponsor is Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union (MAFCU). This event is sponsored by MAFCU & Bargain Movers.

WHO: This YPG sponsored event is open to all GGCC Members. Members of all ages are invited to join in the celebration.

COST: Tickets are $25 for GGCC Members and $35 for Returning Non-Members
Must register online at:  
Deadline date to register is May 5th.

GGCC Candidate Forums

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber will hold two candidate forums in light of the upcoming Gubernatorial Primary Elections slated for June.

These are the "Biggest Candidate Forums in the Upcounty!" Press and the public are invited to join us & the Rockville Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, May 6 for a lunch with the County Council District 3 Candidates at the Hilton Gaithersburg. Lunch is $20.

And Thursday, May 29 at the GGCC County Executive Democratic Primary Forum. For further details and/or to register, visit: May 6 Fourm - May 29 Forum. 


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:

Infinity Business & Concierge Services: Call for Details
JK Moving Services: 10%
John Keith Photography: 15%

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Small Business Awards

There’s still time to register for The 2nd Annual Small  Business Awards which honors outstanding Montgomery County small businesses for their contributions to the local economy and their communities.  

Join the Montgomery County Department of Economic Development in honoring local businesses that contribute directly to the strength of the area’s economy. Businesses in 10 award categories will be celebrated at the 2nd annual event on May 9 from 10:30am-3:00pm at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, 5701 Marinelli Road in Bethesda. For further details, visit:

Celebrate Gaithersburg

The 32nd Annual Celebrate Gaithersburg Festival will draw an entire community to Gaithersburg’s historic city center. The one-day event is scheduled for Sunday, June 8, 2014, and will include multiple stages of live entertainment, food, and themed activity areas for all ages and interests. Sponsorship of Celebrate! Gaithersburg in Olde Towne provides a unique opportunity to market your business to 20,000 festival goers.  Benefits could include an on-site booth in a prime location and inclusion in marketing materials, program books, signage, and on the event website.  Packages can be customized to meet your marketing objectives. For sponsorship information, click here.
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