Join us as we host a seminar on the Affordable Care Act for our members and the community, tomorrow, Tuesday, February 11 from 8:00-10:00am at the Highlands at Germantown. Presentations led by key members from the health care industry including Mary Anderson, Public Information Officer for Montgomery County Health and Human Services Lisa Jolles of Jolles Insurance & Financial, and Brad Mainster of Brad Mainster Insurance & Financial Services. For further details and/or to register, click here.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Affordable Care Act Seminar
$30 GGCC Members / $40 Non-Members
The Highlands at Germantown, 20260 Goldenrod Lane, Germantown

Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Events Committee Meeting
GGCC Members Only - All Members are Welcome!
GGCC Office, 910 Clopper Road, Suite 205N, Gaithersburg

Thursday, February 13, 2014
Non-Profit Sector Meeting
GGCC Members Only - All Members are Welcome!
GGCC Office, 910 Clopper Road, Suite 205N, Gaithersburg

Friday, February 14, 2014
Women Balancing Life & Business Committee Meeting
GGCC Members Only - All Members are Welcome!
GGCC Office, 910 Clopper Road, Suite 205N, Gaithersburg

Saturday, February 15, 2014
Ribbon Cutting: LA Fitness
Members & Non-Members are Welcome! Free, please register in advance.
Ribbon Cutting will occur at 10:00am.
LA Fitness, 314 Copley Place, Gaithersburg

Monday, February 17, 2014
GGCC Office Closed: President's Day
GGCC Office, 910 Clopper Road, Suite 205N, Gaithersburg

Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Economic Development Committee Meeting
GGCC Members Only
Montgomery College-Goldenrod Building, Provost Conference Room, 20271 Goldenrod Lane, Germantown

Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Membership Committee Meeting
GGCC Members Only - All Members are Welcome!
GGCC Office, 910 Clopper Road, Suite 205N, Gaithersburg

Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Business Networking After Five: Therrien Waddell, Inc.
Free for GGCC Members & First-time Non-Members. Returning Non-Members pay $40.
Therrien Waddell, Inc., 100 Lakeforest Boulevard, Suite 600, Gaithersburg, 20877

Thursday, February 20, 2014
New Member Orientation
GGCC Members Only. Please register in advance.
Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union, 12820 Wisteria Drive, Germantown

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
5:00-6:00pm (cutting at 5:30pm)
Ribbon Cutting: Operation Second Chance
GGCC Members & Non-Members. Please register in advance.
Operation Second Chance, 20251 Century Blvd, Suite 130, Germantown

Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Business Card Exchange Lunch: Paisano's
$20 for GGCC Members & First-time Non-Members. Returning Non-Members pay $40.
Paisano's., 824 Muddy Branch Road, Gaithersburg, 20877

See all the upcoming events at:
  • ABC's of Starting a Business will be held on Friday, February 14 from10:00am - 1:00pm  at the Hampton Inn, 960 North Frederick Avenue in Gaithersburg. Join us and the Maryland Women's Business Center to find out what it really takes to start your own business. Learn more about the steps involved and discover the many resources that are available to support you. Fee: $10. Sponsored by the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce, City of Gaithersburg Government and the Hampton Inn. For further details and/or to register, click here.
  • Dawn Goldberg of Write Well University and Mark Shuler, MFT, are hosting a series of low-cost, 90-minute Relationship Inventory Workshops around Frederick and Montgomery Counties. The next one is Friday, February 21, 4:00pm, at Cowork Frederick.  Click here for more information and to register.
  • It’s Heart Month and whether you are interested in prevention and screenings, nationally recognized procedures or recovery from surgery, Adventist HealthCare is here to support you. Join them at their Fifth Annual Love Your Heart Expo on Saturday, Feb. 8, 11:00am. – 3:00pm at Westfield Montgomery Mall. Free heart health screenings, healthy cooking and exercise demonstrations, talks by leading, local heart experts and more.
  • Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus is sponsoring the Gaithersburg Book Festival Short Story Contest. High school students who live in Maryland, Virginia or Washington, D.C. are eligible to participate. The deadline for entries is Feb. 21. Entries must be submitted as a Word document to More information about submission requirements can be found by clicking here.
  • Montgomery County Department of Public Safety Open House on  February 26 from 10:00am - 12:00pm at 100 Edison Park Drive in Gaithersburg. Vendors interested in upcoming contracting opportunities please attend.
  • Kaplan University in Rockville is hosting our semi-annual blood drive on February 20th from 1:30 - 7:00.  If you would like to sign up please contact Michelle Day at 301-258-3806.
  • The Corporate Volunteer Council of Montgomery County and CPR, AED & Safety Education are hosting a *free* (with canned good donation) CPR training event for Heart Month this February 15th from 9:00am-2:00pm at Kaplan University Learning Center- Rockville. For further details and/or to register, click here.
  • The Montgomery Village Foundation Department of Recreation, Parks and Culture is hosting its 20th Annual Baby Plus Bazaar sale on Saturday, February 22   (Snow Date: Sunday, February 23) from 9:00am-1:00m at the Lake Marion Community Center, 8821 East Village Avenue in Montgomery Village. Area residents and visitors are encouraged to attend to shop for or sell new and gently used baby items, such as clothes, toys, furniture and accessories. Free admission or bargain hunters and spaces on sale for vendors of new or gently used items. Saturday, February 22
  • The Hilton Washington DC North/Gaithersburg's next wine dinner on Friday, February 21 at 6:30pm at the Rooks Corner restaurant. They will be featuring Coppola wines, a delicious menu and offering a $59/ room rate for anyone wishing to stay over. $69 per person plus tax and gratuity. For reservations please call me at 301-591-9910 or 301-591-9911.
  • Valentine's Day is coming; what to get that special someone? How about a box of SPAGnVOLA single-estate premium chocolates. For more information visit
  • The Hampton Inn & Suites in Gaithersburg is offering Chamber members the opportunity to stay in upgraded style in our king studio suite on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday night for only $79.00 (includes our delicious Hampton Hot breakfast and is valid till February 28, 2014). Contact Leila Beltramo to reserve your spot at: or 301-990-4300 x 5001.
  • Barnesville School of Arts & Sciences will host an open house on April 23 at 9:30 am. Open to the public. RSVP at
  • The Fairfield Inn & Suites Germantown proudly presents their newly renovated hotel. They would love for you to stop by for a hot cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate anytime. For a personalized tour of the hotel, please call Ellen at 301-916-0750. The Fairfield Inn & Suites is located at 20025 Century Boulevard in Germantown.
  • Support the Germantown Volunteer Fire Department on February 13 between 5:00-8:00pm when you dine at the Red Robin 20001 Century Boulevard in Germantown. A portion of the proceeds will support the GVFD. please bring flyer with you, print by clicking here now.
  • Germantown Copy Center has a wide array of apparel and accessories including t-shirts, polos, duffel bags and more. Now you can create your own designs right from your office with our On-Line Design Tool. Create a design or logo, upload your pre-existing art and submit it for a quote. To try it, click here.
  • eWomenNetwork will host Living Brave: 4th Annual Women’s Success Summit with Sandra Yancey on March 7 from 11:00am - 3:00pm at the Lakewood Country Club. For further details contact Carol Plummer at To register, click here.
  • Have fun at Hospice Caring's 80's style Quarter Auction on Saturday, March 15. A Quarter Auction is best described as auction meets bingo meets raffle. The event begins at 1:00pm and will be held at the Gaithersburg Activity Center, 506 S. Frederick Ave. in Gaithersburg. For advance tickets and further information contact Jamie at 301-990-8903 or
  • On February 27, join Habitat for Humanity Metro Maryland at Potomac Pizza in the Kentlands from 4:00-9:00pm. Available for dine-in or carry out. Just say you are with HFHMM and 20% goes to ending substandard housing in Montgomery and Prince George's Counties.

"Grow Your Business" Seminar & Expo

Join us at the 7th Annual "Grow Your Business" Seminar & Expo on Wednesday, March 5 from 7:30-11:30am at the Highlands at Germantown, 20260 Goldenrod Lane, Germantown. This year's seminar is going to be FABULOUS! We are pleased to announce we  will have Art Dwight -the chief learning officer for One Decision, LLC, a company that specializes in custom learning programs to elevate individual performance and job satisfaction while delivering a high return on investment for organizations- with us to speak on "Timeless Secrets to Achieve Explosive Sales Growth and how you can increase them. And 270net Technologies Senior Digital Marketer Monica Spillman will discuss "Digital Marketing for a Digital Age". Her presentation will include the 6 Pillars of Marketing, How Content Marketing is Complementing Print/TV/Radio Marketing, How to decide which digital marketing strategies will work for your business and how to measure your marketing. 
Sponsorships and early-bird tickets are on sale now! Click here for further details.

Join the Chamber's Membership Committee!

The membership committee is looking for members who would like to contribute, become involved and engaged by helping the chamber grow its membership. If this sounds like you come to our next meeting at the Chamber office on the third Wednesday of the month from 8-9:00am This is also a great opportunity to meet new members and grow your network. We will have coffee & breakfast goodies. Contact Maxine at, 301-840-1400x17 with any questions.

GGCC Blog & More

Check out our latest Montgomery Community Media blog "Business Networking is Essential", click here now!

And check out our article: "Young Social Network" on page 20 of the "Kentlands & Lakelands Life" magazine at:

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:
Chicken Out: 10%
Comfort Inn Gaithersburg at Shady Grove: 15%
Colonial Opticians: 20%

View all the discounts at:

Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union SBU

Upcoming Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union Small Business University Seminar & Networking Event on Thursday, February 13 from 7:00-8:30 am at Montgomery Community Media, 7548 Standish Place in Rockville. Join them, us and guest speaker, Scott A. Orbach, co-founder and President of EZGSA, discuss how a GSA schedule can help your business. To register, click here.
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