About: Funding is the fuel on which a business runs. A business can take different avenues to attain funding, and more than one option can be used. This entrepreneur series - FUNDING - will discuss the options on how one can secure a variety of funding options & help improve your odds of success.
Cost: Chamber Members & Guests: $20 / Non-Member: $40.
Where: LOCATION CHANGE!! Montgomery College, Germantown Innovation Center, 20271 Goldenrod Lane, 2nd Floor, Germantown

Wednesday, June 8
12:00-1:00 pm
Events Committee Meeting
Where: GGCC Office, 910 Clopper Road, Suite 205N, Gaithersburg 

Friday, June 10
10:00-11:00 am
Golf Committee Meeting #2
About: Help us plan the Annual Business Golf Classic. All are welcome
Where: Conference Call

Sunday, June 12
12:00-5:00 pm

Celebrate Gaithersburg
Cost: Free, Stop by and See Us! Thank you to all our Volunteers! 
Where: Old Towne Gaithersburg
Wednesday, June 15
8:30-9:30 am
Economic Development Committee Meeting
Cost: GGCC Members Only
Topic: Montgomery County's Proposed Rapid Transit System (RTS) System 
Where:  Montgomery College Germantown Campus Paul Peck Building (Goldenrod Bldg), 20271 Goldenrod Lane Room 105, Germantown

Thursday, June 16
5:30-7:30 pm
Business Networking After Five
Cost: GGCC MEMBERS: FREE (incl. in membership); NON-MEMBERS: FREE for First-Time Non-Members. Returning Non-Members pay $40.
WhereMelting Pot, 9021 Gaither Road, Gaithersburg

Thursday, June 16
8:00-9:00 am
Membership Committee Meeting
Where: GGCC Office, 910 Clopper Road, Suite 205N, Gaithersburg 
Wednesday, June 22
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Business Card Exchange Lunch / BBQ Picnic
Cost: GGCC MEMBERS: $20 (incl. in membership); NON-MEMBERS: $20 for First-Time Non-Members. Returning Non-Members pay $40.
WhereAsbury Methodist Village / Hefner Community Center, 417 Russell Avenue, Gaithersburg
Tuesday, June 28
7:45-9:30 am

GGCC Employment Law Workshop Part II
About: The GGCC, in cooperation with its Non-Profit Group, has invited Marc Engel,an employment attorney at Lerch, Early &Brewer, Chartered, to discuss Employment Law with ALL GGCC Members, so you can understand and comply with the following laws: hiring, evaluation & termination. This workshop is specifically designed to help small and medium sized businesses and non-profit employers understand and comply with these laws
Where / Sponsored ByLaunch Workplace, 9841 Washingtonian Boulevard,Suite 200, Gaithersburg
Important Details: Registration: 7:45 am. Program will begin promptly at 8:00 am. Limited space. Please register in advance. Thank you!

Thursday, June 30
8:00-9:30 am

New Member Orientation
WhereHomewood Suites, 805 Russell Avenue, Gaithersburg
Friday, July 8
7:30-10:00 am
21st Annual Public Safety Awards
Cost: :$35 Members & Guests / $60 Non-Members /$550 Shining Silver Sponsor / $300 Table Sponsor
WhereMontgomery County Agricultural Center, Inc., Heritage Building, 16 Chestnut Street, Gaithersburg
Wednesday, July 20
5:00-7:30 pm

2nd Annual Explore Downtown Crown
Cost: $10 for GGCC Members. Non-Members: $20. Complimentary appetizers to be served at each of the locations. Free Beer Tasting at Downtown Crown Wine & Beer / Stop #1. Cash bar / Drink Specials at Stops #2 - #5. 
Where: Downtown Crown, 303 Copley Place, Gaithersburg
Wednesday, July 27
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: Copper Canyon Grill, 100 Boardwalk Place, Gaithersburg

See all the upcoming events at:
  • Downtown Crown kicks off the summer with a weekly Summer Concert Series at Crown Park, 220 Ellington Blvd,Gaithersburg. Featuring popular local musicians, the concerts will take place every Wednesday evening from June 15 through August 31, 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Concerts are free and open to the public. In addition to performances, there will be Cornhole competitions and participation by Downtown Crown merchants. For additional information contact: 301-330-5400 or visit:
  • Congratulations to Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center who received two awards from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association for life-saving, high-quality stroke care. Read more, click here.
  • Montgomery County Ranks 19th Happiest Place in America. Read the Montgomery Community Media article at:
  • Congratulations to the Maryland SoccerPlex, who will celebrate the completion of the complex on Saturday, June 11. The SoccerPlex started off as a dream almost 20 years ago and since then has had 650,00 visitors a year, 10,000+ games a year, and 24 fields. Learn more about them at
  • The 34th annual Celebrate! Gaithersburg in Olde Towne street festival draws the entire community to Gaithersburg’s historic City center for a day of food, fun, entertainment, and family activities. The event is scheduled for Sunday, June 12 from 12:00-5:00 pm.
  • Join the Maryland SoccerPlex as they celebrate the beginning of Summer and the end of the school year with Summer Solstice Festival on June 11-12. The 2 day festival will feature outdoor movie Saturday night, an inflatable playzone, arts /craft activities, games, and entertainment and music throughout the weekend. interested in being a vendor at this event? Email or visit
  • Help A Cat Clinic celebrate their 30th Anniversary at their open house on Saturday, June 11 from 2-4:00 pm at 14200 Clopper Road, Boyds. Face painting, temporary cat tatoos, educational presentations, light refreshments and more. For further details: 
  • The City of Gaithersburg 4th of July Fireworks now at Bohrer Park. An entire day’s worth of activities – all leading up to a spectacular fireworks display – will take place at Bohrer Park. Check the City’s website for updates at
  • On Monday, July 4, the Montgomery Village Foundation will host their annual Independence Day Celebration. The main event will take place at the Apple Ridge Recreation Area and Pool, 10101 Apple Ridge Road. Events run from 7:00 am - 2:00 pm and include a 5K Race and Fun Run, community parade with fire engines, marching groups, classic cars, bicycles and decorated floats to reflect this year's theme, "A 50th Fourth," as well as bingo, carnival games, entertainment and food. 
  • Now picking at Butler's Orchard, strawberries! For Farm Access, purchase a day pass for $3 or a season pass for $25. For more information, 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 (April 21) is  Antonio Dose, Washington Metropolitan Area District Director for the U.S. Small Business Administration's (SBA) who will discuss World Trade (as it pertains to Small Business). For details and to register click here.
  • The Holiday Inn Gaithersburg/Holiday Inn Express Germantown is searching for an experienced Tour & Travel/ Sports Markets Area Sales Manager.  For more information on this exciting opportunity, contact the Directors of Sales:  Michael Nasuti @ or Pable Holloway @
  • Splash and Dash Groomerie & Boutique is growing.looking and Wanda Camper is actively recruiting for a Dog Groomer with 2+ years of experience. Please feel free to contact her at 301-330-9991 if Interested.
  • Protect you workforce and take advantage of LifeWork Strategies early booking rate. Request a company flu clinic by Friday, June 10, 2016 to save $2 per vaccine. Details, click here.
  • Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union will host their Spring 2016 Real Estate & Mortgage Seminar on Saturday, June 11 at 10:00 am at MAFCU, 12820 Wisteria Drive in Germantown. For further details, click here.
  • Old Town Pour House is serving up something for everyone with their delectable new dishes. New menu items include a ork belly burger, duck confit nachos, not just grilled cheese, butterscotch bread pudding and more. See the new menu, click here.
  • Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus is offering a week-long summer course for middle school students interested in programming, as well as summer classes in engineering, lab research and writing for high school students. Seats remain, apply today, click here for further details.
  • Reward Yourself with Bruster's Real Ice Cream Southern Charmers. Flavors include Banana Puddin', Key Lime Pie & Coconut Cream Pie. They are located at 18519 N Frederick Avenue in Gaithersburg. 
  • In case you haven’t heard, since Friday, June 3, the Metrorail system will close at midnight every night to allow for the implementation of SafeTrack, an expanded track work plan to improve Metrorail safety and restore service reliability. Last-train departure times vary by station. Customers are encouraged to check to determine the last-train departure time for their trip.
  • As part of Montgomery County’s 17th annual Recycling Awareness Week, the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection recognized outstanding achievements in recycling, waste reduction, reuse, buying recycled-content products, and educational efforts by local businesses, organizations, multi-family apartment and condominium properties, residents and individuals for their contributions to increase recycling. Congratulations to the following GGCC Members who received recognition: Asbury Methodist Village, Matan, Cherry Knoll Apartments, & Copper Canyon Grill.
  • Congressman John Delaney is hosting a job fair on Thursday, June 16, 2016 from 3-6:00 pm at the Bauer Drive Community Recreation Center, 14625 Bauer Drive, Rockville.  There is no cost to participate in this event and it will be an exceptional opportunity for GGCC members to meet one-on-one with talented and skilled Marylanders seeking employment or higher levels of employment. 
  • Junior Achievement of Greater Washington has a new opportunity for you to inspire the next generation with the financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship skills to thrive in the future. The first annual JA® Pop-Up Digital Raffle is a great way to snag some incredible prizes, as well further support JA in the region. Prizes include Nats, Redskins and Caps ticket packages and more. This is a pop-up contest... that means you only have from June 1 - June 15 to take part.  Explore the prizes and buy your tickets, click here.
  • Click here for the June 2016 calendar of events at On Our Own of Montgomery County, Inc
  • SCORE will present a series of small business seminars in a partnership with Montgomery County Public Libraries beginning June 6 with "starting a business" at the Germantown Library, 19840 Century Boulevard, Germantown. Other dates include: June 13 presenting Financing Your Business and June 27 presenting Marketing Your Business. For further details and/or to register, click here.
  • In recognition of its nationally acclaimed Gaithersburg Book Festival, the City of Gaithersburg recently earned a spot as one of the “30 Great Small Towns for Book Lovers.” The list, assembled by, recognizes towns that have strong connections to literature, either through individual books and authors or with programs that encourage reading and a love of books. Congratulations! #GBF

GGCC Entrepreneur Breakfast Series: "How to Find the Funding"

How do I find the money to start my business? How do I fund my start-up? How do I find ways to make my project stand out?
Funding is the fuel on which a business runs. A business can take different avenues to attain funding, and more than one option can be used. This entrepreneur series - FUNDING - will discuss the options on how one can secure a variety of funding options & help improve your odds of success.
Make plans NOW for Wednesday, June 8. The morning will begin with our Keynote Speaker Elie Ashery, President/CEO of Gold Lasso, who will speak about funding.
The keynote will be followed by a panel discussion of entrepreneurs. Each panelist will share their "funding" story. Panelists include: Kay Hechler, Owner, Hand and Stone Massage and Facial Spa and Leigh Press, President, PCC Construction Components, Inc
Sponsored byMontgomery College Germantown Campus 
Cost: Chamber Members & Guests: $20 / Non-Members: $40
Register today, click here

In partnership with the Clarksburg Chamber of Commerce, thank you! 

21st Annual Public Safety Awards

The GGCC will honor local heroes from Public Safety personnel of the Upcounty for their courageous, life-saving actions at the 21st Annual Public Safety Awards Breakfast.
We invite you to this time-honored tradition as we recognize the heroic deeds of our local law enforcement and fire-rescue workers at our Annual Public Safety Awards Breakfast on Friday, July 8 at 7:30am at the Montgomery County Agricultural Center, Inc., 16 Chestnut Street, Gaithersburg.

$35 Members & Guests / $60 Non-Members 
$550 Shining Silver Sponsor / $300 Table Sponsor

Register now, Click Here.

26th Annual Business Golf Classic: Save-The-Date

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
Golfers Wanted

Details and/or to sponsor, visit 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 Chiropractic & Wellness, PC: Complimentary Consultation
Germantown Copy Center: Call for Details
Global Life Coaching LLC: Complimentary Consultation
View all the discounts at:

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. It’s rolling mountains, windswept bogs, plummeting coastline cliffs, thriving rivers, seaweed-strewn fjords and lush valleys contribute to Ireland’s beautiful and dramatic landscape, famous the world over making Ireland a great place to visit. Ireland has much to offer everyone. From storybook castles to magnificent gardens, wide open spaces to the bustle of international cities, breathtaking natural scenery to man-made megalithic structures, Ireland opens her arms and welcomes you to explore her ancient sites, traverse her green fields and discover her treasures. But the real joy of Ireland lies in the friendliness of the people, the warmth of their welcome, and the ease with which they make you feel at home.

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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