Annual Business Golf Classic
Friday, Sept. 8 * Worthington Manor
From All of Us at the GGCC Wishing You and Yours a Wonderful Holiday

Wednesday, April 12
12:00-1:00 pm
Events Committee Meeting
Where: GGCC Office, 910 Clopper Road, Suite 205N, Gaithersburg
Wednesday, April 19
8:30-9:30 am
Economic Development Committee Meeting
Topic: Overview of the White Oak Science Gateway Master Plan
Speaker: Peter Fosselman, Planning Coordinator, Office of the County Executive
Cost: GGCC Members Only
Where:  Montgomery College Germantown Campus Paul Peck Building (Goldenrod Bldg), 20271 Goldenrod Lane Room 105, Germantown

Thursday, April 20
5:30-7:30 pm
BNAF: Peterson Companies / RIO
Cost: GGCC MEMBERS: FREE (incl. in membership; NON-MEMBERS: FREE for First-Time Non-Members. Returning Non-Members pay $40.
Where: Rio Washingtonian Center, Grand Corner Avenue, Gaithersburg

Thursday, April 20
8:00-9:00 am
Membership Committee Meeting
Where: GGCC Office, 910 Clopper Road, Suite 205N, Gaithersburg

Wednesday, April 26
11:30 am- 1:00 pm
BCEL: Paladar
Cost: $20 Members & First-Time Non-Members / $40 Returning Non-Members. 
Where: Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar, 203 Crown Park Avenue, Gaithersburg

Friday, April 28
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ribbon Cutting: Duck Donuts
Cost: Free for All business folks. Advance registration requested.
Where: Duck Donuts, 511 Quince Orchard, Gaithersburg

Tuesday, May 2
2:00-3:00 pm
Ribbon Cutting: Lakeforest Sport & Health Club
 Free for All business folks. Advance registration requested.
Where: Lakeforest Sport & Health Club, 700 Lakeforest Boulevard, Gaithersburg

Thursday, May 4
3:30-7:30 pm
Networking Picnic & Cornhole Tourney: YPG Anniversary
You're cordially invited to the 1st Annual "Cornhole Tourney 4 Charity" in conjunction with our Annual Networking Picnic / Young Professional Anniversary Celebration on May 4th.  
Cost: $350 Cornhole Tourney Biz Sponsor; $50 Cornhole Team, Registration; $30, GGCC Members; $40,Non-Members
Where: Smokey Glen Farm, 16407 Riffle Ford Road, Gaithersburg

Thursday, May 11
5:30-7:30 pm
14th Annual Wine Tasting
Cost: $35 for GGCC Members & First-Time Visitors; and $65 for Returning Non-Members.
Where: Kentlands Mansion, 320 Kent Square Road, Gaithersburg

Thursday, May 18
7:30-9:00 am
Joint Mixer with the Rockville Chamber of Commerce
 GGCC MEMBERS: FREE (incl. in membership; NON-MEMBERS: FREE for First-Time Non-Members. Returning Non-Members pay $40.
Where: Universities at Shady Grove, 9640 Gudelsky Drive, Rockville 

22nd Annual Public Safety Awards Breakfast

Please save-the-date of Friday, July 14 for our Annual Public Safety Awards Breakfast where we will honor local heroes from Public Safety personnel of the Upcounty for their courageous, life-saving actions. 

Sponsorship's are available now and early-bird tickets are available until May 12. For further details, click here.

We're looking for a sponsor for the July 26 Business Card Exchange Lunch. Are you a GGCC Restaurant Member looking to reach key decision-makers in all facets of multi-service industries? Then contact us to learn more.

Some of the benefits include:
  • Product Sampling
  • Sales Lead Generation
  • Speaking Opportunity
  • Social Media Buzz
  • Awareness
  • Branding / PR
  • Goodwill
  • And more.....
Click here to learn more or here to contact us. 
  • Congratulations to GGCC Member Waredaca Brewing Company for making Best of Maryland "The 10 Best Breweries in Maryland" list! To view the complete list and what they had to say about Waredaca, click here
  • As part of Gaithersburg Green Month, the City of Gaithersburg presents Environmental Awards to individuals and organizations demonstrating outstanding environmental stewardship in the Gaithersburg community. Among the award winners were GGCC Members Asbury Methodist Village, Homewood Suites of GaithersburgFitzgerald Auto Malls. Congratulations! For more information, click here.
  • The 2nd second annual MoCo Beer Fest will be held at Dogfish Head Alehouse on April 22nd from 1-4:00 PM featuring 8 local breweries. There will be a pig roast and BBQ specials too. Pre-purchase your ticket, click here
  • Want to try something new? Interested in learning about Metropolitan Ballet Theatre & Academy’s Summer Camps and Classes? Visit them on Sunday, June 11th for a day of free classes, a tour of the studios, to register for summer programs, and to meet some of the faculty and staff. The schedule of classes will be posted on the website,, this spring.
  • Bunnyland is back at Butler's Orchard. Join them April 14 and 15,(closed Easter Sunday) 17, 21,  22 and 23 between 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM at the farm to hunt for colorful eggs, ride the giant slides, see bunnies, lambs and chicks and more. For further details, click here
  • Get ready for the 5th annual, “Day in the Life of Montgomery County,” which takes place for 24 hours on April 20. First like the Montgomery Community Media @DITLMoCo Facebook and @DITL Instagram pages for more information. You can share photos on April 20 by emailing images to or tweet photos, @MyMCMedia #ditl #MoCo. 
  • WorkSource Montgomery, Inc. invites our business community to participate in the Summer R.I.S.E. (Real Interesting Summer Experience) program by providing career development opportunities to rising juniors and seniors in Montgomery County Public Schools. For more information click here.
  • Consider Barking Mad Cafe for your next breakfast meeting. $18/person + 20% gratuity with a minimum of six guests. For more information contact Kim Boyadjian at 301-637-6464.
  • Whether your clients have recently relocated to the Washington, D.C. area, or if they've lived here their whole lives, JK Moving Services knows the top places to visit in D.C. Check out the list, click here.
  • Support the Gaithersburg Police Foundation on on Tuesday, May 16 when you dine at GGCC Member Dogfish Head Alehouse any time between 11:00 am - 11:00 pm. The restaurant is donating 15% of the day’s proceeds to the Gaithersburg Police Foundation. 
  • You won't want to miss Pinky & Pepe's Grape Escape Showdown. Nick Materese of Siema Wines is going up against the VP of Flying Dog, John Stolins in the Showdown with Vasili's Kitchen on Sunday, May 7 at 2:00 pm.  What is the Showdown?It's 6 courses paired with a beer and with a wine. You then vote which pairing you liked most right on your cell phone after each course to determine the winner. Tickets are $99++ and can be purchased by calling the store at 301-869-9463. 
  • Potomac Care Pharmacy invites you to its free class on NARCAN® Nasal Spray, Thursday's from 1-3:00 PM at 12103 Darnestown Rd, Gaithersburg. The class is to inform the community on how to administer Narcan Nasal Spray & you will receive a certificate that states you have completed the class and can administer the spray. For further details, click here.
  • Ruth always puts on her Sunday best for Easter. And this year is no exception. Join Ruth's Chris Steakhouse for steaks and a special  Easter meal. Reserve now, seating is limited, click here
  • Join Montgomery Community Media at the first annual EPIC Awards, an evening to recognize and celebrate outstanding multimedia content. The awards ceremony is scheduled for June 8 at The Fillmore in Silver Spring. The EPIC Awards will recognize the creators of outstanding and innovative multimedia content distributed on television or through the internet. For more information, click here.
  • Don't be taxed by boring workouts. Join TITLE Boxing Club today and they'll help you earn a refund of your enrollment fee. All you have to do is sign up, workout, and we'll make sure you get rewarded in more ways than one. To get started, click here
  • Participate in the Montgomery County Department of Transportation “Give and Ride” April 23-29 and help feed the area’s neediest families. You will receive a free ride on Ride On by donating food or children’s items. For more information, click here.
  • Congratulations to the City of Gaithersburg, recipient of the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2016 from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada. Gaithersburg is receiving this award, the highest form of recognition in governmental budgeting, for the 15th consecutive time. 
  • Launch Workplaces is sponsoring the Angel Venture Forum education series and practice pitch sessions. This series has 6 sessions (April 12,19, 26 & May 3, 10, 17) plus a bonus session where entrepreneurs can practice their pitches and more. For further information, click here
  • Do you love writing and want to hone your skills? Are you an author – or author-to-be – and want to know how best to promote your work?  If so, don’t miss the free writing workshops being offered in partnership with The Writer’s Center and area professionals at the 8th Annual Gaithersburg Book Festival. The 55-minute workshops will take place during the Festival, Saturday, May 20. on the grounds of City Hall. For more information about the workshops, visit the Workshop page of the GBF website.
  • Join Small Business University, a program of Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union and a joint partnership of Montgomery Community Media on Thursday, April 20 from 7:00-8:30 am. This month's speaker is Marissa Levin, Founder & CEO of Successful Culture who will discuss "Built to Scale: How Top Companies Create Breakthrough Growth Through Exceptional Advisory Boards". To register, click here.
  • Does your digital marketing strategy need more direction? Discover the road map to digital
    marketing success at Visit Montgomery's Digital Marketing Summit on April 25 from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM at AFI Silver Theater, Silver Spring. Learn how to make a U-turn on important digital marketing trends like video marketing, content marketing, social media influencers and website development. For more info and/or to register, click here.

Get Ready to Love Your Job - We're Hiring!

We are looking for a Director of Membership! If you know any fabulous people out there, send them our way. The Director of Membership is responsible for the (1) recruitment of new members and (2) retention of existing members. The Director of Membership will sell Chamber memberships to prospective non-member businesses by communicating the benefits of the Chamber. The Director of Membership will also track our existing members to ensure that they are actively engaged and receiving value for their membership. As part of the team, the Director of Membership will help create a robust membership program that meets the needs of our members. Further information, here.

APPLY: Send resume and salary requirements to Deadline May 5, 2017.

Networking Picnic & Cornhole Tourney: YPG Anniversary

You're cordially invited to the 1st Annual "Cornhole Tourney 4 Charity" in conjunction with our Annual Networking Picnic / Young Professional Anniversary Celebration on May 4th.  
Day Events:
3:30-5:30 PM Cornhole Tourney
4:00-5:00 PM  Toss Off
5:00-5:30 PM Cornhole Awards
5:30-7:30 PM Networking Picnic / YPG Celebration 
Cornhole Tourney:
Double Elimination
Cash Payouts
Soda, Beer & Wine
Networking Picnic ticket
Toss off at 4:00 PM
Two levels of sponsorship
About the Event: 
Cheers to Five Years! Five years ago the GGCC started the Young Professionals Group - a group with lofty dreams. Now, we want to celebrate with you! Please join us as we say thank you for your support these past few years and discover our future plans. It will be a great day staring with a Cornhole Tournament 4 Charity. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Operation Second Chance. Then it's time to roll up your sleeves and enjoy some delicious Smokey Glen BBQ.
Can't Make the Tourney and Want to Come to the Picnic Only.....You Can Do That!
Just purchase your ticket, get your BBQ-eating outfit ready and find out what it means to celebrate five amazing years with the hippest, most fabulous, nicest, young professionals in the Upcounty!
Join us for a BBQ Picnic and fun activities at Smokey Glen Farm.

Date: May 4
Time: 3:30-7:30 PM
Where:Smokey Glen Farm, 16407 Riffle Ford Road, Gaithersburg
Cost: $350 Cornhole Tourney Biz Sponsor (ONLY 1 LEFT); $50 Cornhole Team, Registration (SELLING FAST); $30, GGCC Members; $40,Non-Members

14th Annual Wine Tasting

The GGCC will hold its 14th Annual Wine Tasting at the Kentlands Mansion. Each ticket includes a wine-tasting glass and tastings.This year’s wine tasting features a guided wine tasting tutorial with five featured wines compliments of Pinky & Pepe of Pinky and Pepe’s Grape Escape.The wine will be paired with delicious food from GGCC Members. 
The event sponsors include:
  • The City of Gaithersburg
  • Pinky and Pepe’s Grape Escape
  • The Melting Pot Gaithersburg
  • Asia Nine 
  • Firebirds Wood Fired Grill
  • Nothing Bundt Cakes 
  • Tommy Joe's 
  • Bargain Movers
  • Crown Trophy
  • The Plamondon Companies 
  • DrinkMore Water  
Date: May 11
Time: 5:30-7:30 PM
Where: Kentlands Mansion, 320 Kent Square Road, Gaithersburg
Cost: Tickets are $35 for GGCC Members & First-Time Visitors; and $65 for Returning Non-Members

Let's Go To Italy!

The Chamber is traveling and we want you with us! The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce invites members of the chamber and the community to experience the true Italy Culture October 23, 2017.

The GGCC will be offering a fully escorted tour of “Pompeii & the Amalfi Coast”. The Amalfi coast is a captivating combination of great beauty and griping drama: mountains dotted with picturesque towns and lush forests plunge into the sea. Mountains erupt from the waters of the Mediterranean and pastel-painted buildings cascade down cliffs.

Visit  Maioriare, Herculaancum, Pompeii, Paestum & Rome. Nine day, eight night excursion. $3,099 per person / $2,999 if deposited by January 31, 2017 (airfare, hotels and most meals included).

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%
Kumon Math and Reading Center – Muddy Branch: Call for Details
Launch Workplaces: 10%
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