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Get Ready for Explore Downtown Crown on July 20!

More than a dozen restaurants make Downtown Crown a great dining destination, including GGCC Members: Old Town PourHousePaladar Latin Kitchen and Rum Bar, Ted's Montana Grill and Asia Nine. We invite you to come & discover Downtown Crown and explore the above restaurants and Downtown Crown Wine & Beer at our second annual "Explore Downtown Crown", our version of a “bar crawl” on July 20. Rain or Shine.
 
Cost: $10 for GGCC Members. Non-Members: $20.
Register Today, click here!

Wednesday, July 13
12:00-1:00 pm
Events Committee Meeting
Cost: GGCC MEMBERS ONLY
Where: GGCC Office, 910 Clopper Road, Suite 205N, 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 20
8:30-9:30 am
Economic Development Committee Meeting
Cost: GGCC Members Only
Topic: Committee Work Session - Developing an Economic Development Profile for North I-270 Corridor
Where:  Montgomery College Germantown Campus Paul Peck Building (Goldenrod Bldg), 20271 Goldenrod Lane Room 105, Germantown

Thursday, July 21
8:00-9:00 am
Membership Committee Meeting
Cost: GGCC MEMBERS ONLY
Where: GGCC Office, 910 Clopper Road, Suite 205N, 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

Thursday, August 4
4:30-6:00 pm
Young Professionals Group Happy "Pool" Hour
Cost: GGCC MEMBERS: FREE (incl. in membership); NON-MEMBERS: FREE for First-Time Non-Members. Returning Non-Members pay $40.
Where: Alta Liberty Mill Apartments, 19520 Waters Road, Germantown 

Tuesday, August 9
7:30-9:00 am
Business Networking Before Nine
Cost: GGCC MEMBERS: FREE (incl. in membership); NON-MEMBERS: FREE for First-Time Non-Members. Returning Non-Members pay $40.
Where: Barking Mad Café, 239 Spectrum Avenue, Gaithersburg 
Cost: GGCC MEMBERS: FREE (incl. in membership); NON-MEMBERS: FREE for First-Time Non-Members. Returning Non-Members pay $40.
Where: Activity Center at Bohrer Park, 506 S Frederick Avenue, Gaithersburg 

Friday, September 9
8:30am - 4:00 pm (SHOTGUN 9:30 am)
26th Annual Business Golf Classic
Cost: Sponsorship's in varying levels available. Players & Foursomes Wanted. Sign Up Today!
Where: Worthington Manor, 8329 Fingerboard Road, Urbana 

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

We want to extend a warm welcome to members who have joined the Chamber in recent weeks. We're happy to have you as members!
Happy Anniversary to the following members! We're glad you're here. Thank you for your support!

10 Years
M & T Bank
Van Eperen

15 Years
BrightFocus Foundation

Public Safety Awards Coverage!


We honored first responders at our annual Public Safety Awards Ceremony Friday. Check out the coverage from GGCC Member Montgomery Community Media at: http://bit.ly/29oIwWQ.
  • Come celebrate Bruster's Real Ice Cream 10th Anniversary with a free small waffle cone on Monday, July 18 between 4:30-6:30 pm. Come and show them some GGCC Support. Bruster's is located at 18519 N Frederick Avenue in Gaithersburg. 
  • Contemporaries, Inc. invites you to join them as they celebrate the opening of their new office in downtown Silver Spring on Thursday, July 14 from 4:30-6:30 pm. Come to network with other local businesses and enjoy complimentary refreshments.
  • Members, future members and community partners are invited to join the Corporate Volunteer Council of Montgomery County for their annual celebration of Montgomery County's caring business community on Thursday, July 14th from 8-10:00 am at the Annual Membership Breakfast. The event is being held at Smokey Glen Farm, 16407 Riffle Ford Road, Gaithersburg. Attend this event free with a donation of any size to MCPS Give BackPacks. For further details and/or to register, 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 (July 21) is Mike Bishop, Community Manager, YELP, who will discuss "A Guide To Becoming An All-Star of Reputation Management." More info / register, click here.
  • The Metro SafeTrack initiative will affect commuters in Montgomery County & will bring (3) safety surges starting in August. In Montgomery County, three planned segment repairs and single tracking projects, referred to as “Safety Surges,” will affect Metrorail Red Line service August 1-7, August 9-18, and October 10 – November 1. To learn more or prepare, visit Montgomery County's SafeTrack website.
  • It's National Mojito Day today, July 11 at Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar, 203 Crown Park Avenue in Gaithersburg. They're celebrating with $3 traditional mojitos from 4 pm to close.
  • Stop by Hair Cuttery Kentlands Square or Muddy Branch Shopping Center for their Touch of Color package to add summer dimension into your hair. Don't forget our Buy 1,. Get 1 50% retail offer as well when you're in.
  • Sign up for the The Lindt Lovers’ Rewards Club between July 15-17 and receive 3 free Lindor Truffles and 25 bonus points. As a member, you’ll receive $5 in rewards for every 100 points. Lindt Chocolate Shop is located at 3 Grand Corner Avenue in Gaithersburg, 
  • From kitchens and bathrooms, to bedrooms and basements, from fixtures and fittings to fine gardens and the latest gadgets, plus fashion, beauty and gifts, you’ll find at the MGB Marketing Solutions home products promotion and health show on July 17. Details: modelhomeexpo.com

26th Annual Business Golf Classic September 9

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

Help Us Drive Business!

As a valued member of our organization, you can play an active role in helping the Chamber grow its membership by forwarding your referrals to our membership department. 
 
To thank you, the chamber is offering you lunch on us. Who says there is no such thing as a free lunch? There is and you can come to the September Business Card Exchange Lunch on us providing  you can deliver a “qualified referral”.
 
Details:
Step 1: Identify a business, vendor, or acquaintance who could benefit from Chamber membership.
 
Step 2: Start an introductory email with our Director of Member Services. What is a qualified referral? Simple - provide the referrals’ full contact information (business name, their name, complete address, phone numbers, email & website) & make an email introduction between the referral and Director of Member Services.  And if you want, take it a step further and coordinate a meeting with prospect & Chamber Staff.
 
Step 3: Bring the “qualified referral” to any event in June or July (Public Safety Awards excluded) and lunch in September is on us.
 
Restrictions:
If two members refer the same prospect, we enter the first referral into submission,
If a company is re-joining, they must be dropped for at least a year.
There is no limit to the number of referrals you can make! 

Thank you for being a valued GGCC Member. We appreciate you and your help. 

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:

John Keith Photography: 15%
Grandma Kona LLC: 10%
Launch Workplaces: 10%
 
View all the discounts at: http://www.ggchamber.org/membership/member-to-member-discount/

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.

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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