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Make It a December to Remember!

The Chamber's Annual Celebration Dinner & Awards Ceremony is December 8. Our dedicated committee have been working tirelessly to ensure every detail has been attended. It's going to be a wonderful evening. We hope you will join us. Sponsor this event. Purchase tickets to this event.
 
Cost: GGCC MEMBERS: FREE (incl. in membership); NON-MEMBERS: FREE for First-Time Non-Members. Returning Non-Members pay $40.
Where: BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown, MD 20874
Register before you 2:00 pm today to get a name badge! WALK-INS are MOST WELCOME !
 
Friday, December 2
12:00-1:00 pm
Ribbon Cutting: Ultimate Building & Design
Cost: Free for All. Advance registration requested.
Where: Ultimate Building & Design, 7601 Airpark Road, Suite E, Gaithersburg 
 
Tuesday, December 6
1:00-4:15 pm
NCCoE Speaker Series: Cybersecurity
Cost: Free, advance registration required
Where: National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, 9700 Great Seneca Highway, Rockville
 
Thursday, December 8
8:00-10:30 am
MoCo Employment Laws Updates & Information Breakfast
Cost: No Charge, Advance Registration Required
Where: Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union - Conference Room, 12820 Wisteria Drive, Germantown

Thursday, December 8
6:00-10:00 pm
Annual Celebration Dinner & Awards Ceremony
Cost: $100 (Early Bird until 11.1.16) / $125 per person / Sponsorship's Varying Levels Available
Where: Holiday Inn Gaithersburg, 2 Montgomery Village Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD 20877

Tuesday, December 13
4:30-6:00 pm
Young Professional Group Holiday Happy Hour
Cost: YPG Ticket - $10 donation to Girls on the Run of Montgomery County
Where: Ted's Montana Grill, 105 Ellington Boulevard, Gaithersburg

Thursday, December 15
5:30-7:30 pm
GGCC Holiday Open House
Sponsored by: Wegmans Food Markets, Scheer Partners, Inc., DuClaw Brewing Co.
Cost: GGCC MEMBERS: FREE (incl. in membership); NON-MEMBERS: Pay $40
Where: GGCC, 910 Clopper Road, Suite 205N (North Building), Gaithersburg

Friday, December 16 - Last Event of 2016! 
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ribbon Cutting: Seneca Creek Community Church
Cost: Free for All. Advance registration requested.
Where: Seneca Creek Community Church, 13 Firstfield Road, Suite 100, Gaithersburg 

See all the upcoming events at: www.ggchamber.org/events

  • Congratulations to our Director of Events & Marketing Laura Rowles on her "Monty’s Choice Nominees" award! Read about Montgomery Community Media's Monty Awards, click here
  • Pepco reminds residents of the importance in having working fire safety alarms throughout their homes and to test the alarms monthly to ensure they are working properly. Through its Emergency Services Partnership Program, Pepco will be donating 3,000 fire safety alarms to fire chiefs in the District of Columbia and Maryland’s Montgomery and Prince George’s counties. The donation of 1,000 smoke alarms per region provides much needed resources for fire chiefs who give the smoke alarms to residents in need. Great job Pepco! 
  • Great News! Montgomery College was awarded a $5.6 million dollar grant from the the U.S. Department of Labor. the grant will support tuition-free jobs training programs in IT and Cybersecurity. 
  • It's Montgomery Community Media Day at Metropolitan Ballet Theatre's The Nutcracker performance on Saturday, December 10 for both the Noon and 4 pm shows. MCM's very own Communications and Development DIrector, Tony Spearman-Leach will be the guest celebrity Mother Ginger. Don't miss it. You can purchase your tickets here.  The Nutcracker runs the weekends of Friday Dec. 2 through Sunday Dec 11. To see the complete cast of the 2016 special guest Mother Ginger's, including City of Gaithersburg Councilmember Robert Wu & Montgomery County Council President Nancy Floreen, click here
  • Join the Peterson Companies on Saturday, December 10th from 2-4:00 pm at the Rio Washingtonian for family fun and seasonal festivities. Enjoy free horse and carriage rides, musical performances, and visits with Mrs. Claus at The Carousel presented by Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center. Details, click here
  • Welcome the holidays with a traditional tree lighting ceremony, holiday music and a special visit from Santa at Gaithersburg’s Jingle Jubilee. The festivities take place at the City Hall Concert Pavilion in Olde Towne on Saturday, December 3 from 6:00-7:30 pm. For more information, click here
  • Montgomery Community Media presents Harness the Power of Facebook Live class on December 2 from 12:30-2:30 pm. Find a better way to inspire and create more fans for your Facebook page. Cost $69. For further details and/or to register, click here
  • Only one month left to apply to become a featured author at the Gaithersburg Book Festival. For those interested in participating in solo presentations and panel discussions at the 2017 Festival. The deadline to submit is Saturday, December 31, 2016 and you can download an application by clicking here
  • Montgomery Community Media in partnership with the Maryland/DC District Export Council, the US Commercial Service, the Maryland Department of Commerce, and the Small Business Administration present a three-hour program on the challenges and opportunities facing companies going global at the 2016 International Trade Forum on December 9. Details / register, click here
  • Enjoy the gift that keeps giving. Purchase $100 in Old Town Pour House / Bottleneck gift cards and get a $20 cash card. Get your gift cards, click here

Annual Celebration Dinner & Awards Ceremony

COME CELEBRATE WITH US! Join us at our biggest bash of the year the "Annual Celebration Dinner and Awards Ceremony - Celebrating 67 Years!
 
The evening events include:
  • The installation of the 2017 Board of Directors
  • Silent auction
  • Dinner
  • Music
  • Presentation of the Annual “You Made a Difference Award”
  • Announcement of the “10th Annual Small Business of the Year” award
  • Announcement of the "4th Annual Young Professional of the Year” award
  • The awarding of the Montgomery College Scholarships funded by GGCC Businesses to Montgomery College students
Sponsorship's Available:
  • Gold Sponsor: $2,000
  • Silver Sponsor: $800.00
  • Bronze Sponsor: $300
  • Table Sponsor: $1,200
  • SBY Table: $1,200
  • Scholarship Table: $1,000
  • GGCC Member / Spouse / Guest Ticket Per Person: $125
                  
                  


Title
City of Gaithersburg

Gold
Hughes Network Systems, LLC
Montgomery College

Silver
PEPCO
Rodgers Consulting, Inc.
Therrien Waddell, Inc.
Universities at Shady Grove

Bronze
Cartridge on Wheels
DeLeon & Stang, CPAs & Advisors
Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chartered
Maryland Soccer Foundation
Paul Simonetti, Allstate Insurance

Table
Holy Cross Germantown Hospital
Hughes Network Systems, LLC
Johns Hopkins University
Lerner Enterprises
Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.

Young Professional of the Year
Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center
FYI: TABLE NAMES ARE DUE FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2. THANK YOU! 

2017 Corporate & Event Sponsorship Opportunities

Support the GGCC & increase visibility for your organization. There are a variety of sponsorship's available to our members.

2017 Opportunities Include:
  • Corporate Sponsor Program Exclusive package— $4,000
  • Special Event Sponsor Package—$1,000
  • Big Data Seminar Title Sponsor - $1,500
  • Business Networking After Five -$300 (plus cost of food &  drinks)
  • Business Networking Before Nine-$250 (plus cost of food &  drinks)
  • Business Card Exchange Lunch-Call for Details
  • Young Professional Group Title Sponsor -$1000
  • Young Professional Group Happy Hour- $200
  • Young Professional Group Networking Picnic Title Sponsor - $350
  • Young Professionals Group Breakfast / Lunch & Learn- $200
  • Celebration Dinner & Public Safety Sponsorship's Opportunities - Also Available (Please keep in mind when planning your 2017 budgets, I will be happy to send you this information upon request). 
For more information call 301-840-1400 x 14 or lrowles@ggchamber.org. 

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:

The Arc Montgomery County: Call for Details
Asia Nine: 10%
Authxperts, LLC: 10%

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