Chamber Networking Picnic THIS WEDNESDAY! May 6! Register Now, Click Here

Monday, May 4 - Friday, May 8
National Small Business Week
About:As part of National Small Business Week, the U.S. Small Business Administration & the GGCC takes the opportunity to highlight the impact of outstanding entrepreneurs, small business owners, and others from all 50 states and U.S. territories. 
Where: In Your Neighborhood!

Wednesday, May 6

5:00-7:00 pm
Networking Picnic & 3-Year YPG Celebration
Cost:: $25, GGCC Members / $35,Non-Members ALL ARE INVITED!!
Sponsored By: MassMutual Greater Washington & Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union
Smokey Glen Farm, 16407 Riffle Ford Road, Gaithersburg

Friday, May 8
7:30-9:30 am
Joint Chamber Breakfast with Dept. of Permitting Services
Cost:: Chamber Members Only - RSVP to Jessica at by 5.1.15
WhereRed Brick Courthouse, 2nd Floor, 29 Courthouse Square, Rockville
Wednesday, May 13
12:00-1:00 pm

Events Committee Meeting
: GGCC Members Only
Where: GGCC Office, 910 Clopper Road, Suite 205N, Gaithersburg
Thursday, May 14
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Non-Profit Sector Meeting
: GGCC Members Only
WhereMetropolitan Ballet Theatre and Academy, 220 Perry Parkway, Gaithersburg
Saturday, May 16
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Gaithersburg Book Festival
Cost:: Free for All!
Where: Grounds of the Gaithersburg City Hall 
Tuesday, May 19
8:30-9:30 am
Economic Development Committee Meeting
: GGCC Members Only
Where: Montgomery College Germantown Campus Paul Peck Building (Goldenrod Bldg), 20271 Goldenrod Lane Room 105, Germantown 

Wednesday, May 20
8:00-9:00 am
Membership Committee Meeting
: GGCC Members Only
Where: GGCC Office, 910 Clopper Road, Suite 205N, Gaithersburg

Thursday, May 21

5:30-7:30 pm
12th Annual Wine Tasting
Cost:: Tickets are $35 for GGCC Members & First-Time Visitors;$65 for Returning Non-Members
WhereKentlands Mansion, 320 Kent Square Road, Gaithersburg
Wednesday, May 27
7:30-9:00 am
Business Networking Before Nine
Cost:: Free for GGCC Member and First-Time Non-Members. Returning Non-Members Pay $40
WhereLaunch Workplaces, 9841 Washingtonian Blvd., Gaithersburg

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  • The Montgomery Village and Gaithersburg Rotary Clubs will place 750 large American flags on the lawn at Bohrer Park over Memorial Day weekend. The flags will celebrate those who help keep us safe. Individuals and companies can sponsor individual flags or be sponsors of the event. A medallion attached to each flag will bear their name of the sponsor and the person being honored. After the event, the sponsors may keep their medallions. More information is on the website, at
  • Cartridge on Wheels, a past winner of the GGCC Small Business of the Year, is looking to hire one or more sales reps. Outside B2B sales. Sales experience desired but not essential. Customer service attitude is vital. Contact Bruce Kanner at
  • Seneca Creek Community Church invites GGCC Members to the upcoming Leadercast 2015 on Friday, May 8, 9:00 am- 4:30 pm with doors opening at 8:30 am for registration. The Leadercast event is broadcast LIVE from Atlanta, GA. Some of this year’s speakers include: Rudy Giuliani - 107th Mayor of New York City; Ed Catmull - President of Pixar & Disney Animation Studios & CMDR Rorke Denver - Navy SEAL Commander & Author.More information: 301-355-6550 X 200 or
  • The 50+ Employment Expo: Retool, Recharge, Reinvent will be held on Monday, June 1 from 10:00 am–3:00 pm at the Marriott Bethesda North Hotel and Conference Center, 5701 Marinelli Road, Bethesda. Recruiters from dozens of employers, including non-profits, government, healthcare, retail, technology and more. To present or for more information or accommodations, e-mail or 301-255-4209. 
  • The annual Celebrate! Gaithersburg in Olde Towne street festival will be held on Sunday, June 14 from noon to 5:00 pm., and will include several stages of live entertainment, a variety of local food, and themed areas geared for all ages and interests. Businesses and organizations are invited to be part of the celebration through vendor and sponsorship opportunities. For further details, click here.
  • July 4th is one of the most exciting times of the year in Montgomery Village. They go all out with live music, carnival games, arts and crafts, vendors, and a parade. Spaces fill up quickly, so register early to get a spot at the event. Contact Beto Benitez at 301-948-0110, ext. 2359 or for more details. EVENT ORDER FORM

12th Annual Wine Tasting
Thursday, May 21
Kentlands Mansion

The GGCC will hold its 12th Annual Wine Tasting at the Kentlands Mansion. Each ticket includes a wine-tasting glass and tastings.
The event sponsors include:
  • The City of Gaithersburg
  • Pinky and Pepe’s Grape Escape
  • The Melting Pot Gaithersburg
  • Local 301
  • Not Your Average Joe's
  • Brasserie Beck
  • Asia Nine
  • Bargain Movers
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. Attendees will receive a special discount coupon to use that week in the Pinky and Pepe’s Grape Escape Kentlands store.
The wine will be paired with delicious food from Local 301, Not Your Average Joe's, Asia Nine, Brasserie Beck and more! Fresh strawberries dipped in chocolate will be served compliments of the Melting Pot Gaithersburg.

Cost: Tickets are $35 for GGCC Members & First-Time Visitors; and $65 for Returning Non-Members.
Register Now, Click Here. Register by May 19 Please! 

20th Annual Public Safety Awards Breakfast

20th Annual Public Safety Awards Breakfast

Friday. August 14
Montgomery County Fairgrounds

The GGCC will honor local heroes from Public Safety personnel of the Upcounty for their courageous, life-saving actions at the 20th 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, August 14 at 7:30am at the Montgomery County Agricultural Center, Inc., 16 Chestnut Street, Gaithersburg.

These men and women go above and beyond the call of duty to serve our local community and we want them to know we appreciate them and their hard work.

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Official Photography Donated by / Sponsored by: Sugarloaf Photography by Fabrizio


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:

Systek Systems Inc.: 15%
Thibadeau Mortuary Service, P.A.: $100
Tidy-N-Neat LLC: $25 new; existing call for details
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Save The Date!

25th Annual Business Golf Classic
Friday. September 11
Worthington Manor Golf Club

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. Space is limited. Sign up early to secure your seat. For more information please contact the Chamber at (301)840-1400.    

3rd Annual Montgomery County Small Business Awards Luncheon

Celebrate Small Business in Montgomery County!

Montgomery County is home to more than 33,000 small business – businesses that contribute directly to the strength of the area’s economy. The 2015 Montgomery County Small Business Awards Luncheon will recognize outstanding small businesses in the County. 

Nominate Your Business or a Business Today! Submissions accepted through May 13, 2015, 3 p.m.

Event date: June 24, 2015, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Where: North Bethesda Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, 5701 Marinelli Rd., North Bethesda, MD 20852
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