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“It’s not WHAT you know, but WHO you know”. This is so true in business. If you want a really successful business, then you need to have a great source of relevant connections in your network that you can call on when you need them. Networking provides you with a great source of connections, and really opens the door to talk to highly influential people that you wouldn’t otherwise be able to easily talk to or find. Come build relationships. Join us this Thursday night at the Business Networking After Five at Asbury. It's a fantastic evening of networking and more. #GGCCevents

 

 
 
Wednesday, January 18
8:30-9:30 am
Economic Development Committee Meeting
Topic: Economic Development in the State of Maryland. Come and learn more about the State's strategy for attracting jobs to Maryland. 
Speaker: Kavita Verma, Director of Recruitment and Location Services, State of Maryland
Cost: GGCC Members Only
Where:  Montgomery College Germantown Campus Paul Peck Building (Goldenrod Bldg), 20271 Goldenrod Lane Room 105, Germantown

Thursday, January 19 - SIGNATURE EVENT! 
5:30-7:30 pm
Business Networking After Five
Cost:
 GGCC MEMBERS: FREE (incl. in membership; NON-MEMBERS: FREE for First-Time Non-Members. Returning Non-Members pay $40.
Where: Asbury Methodist Village, 409 Russell Avenue, Gaithersburg

Thursday, January 19
8:00-9:00 am
Membership Committee Meeting
Cost: GGCC MEMBERS ONLY
Where: GGCC Office, 910 Clopper Road, Suite 205N, Gaithersburg
 

Tuesday, January 24
2:00-3:00 pm
Young Professional Group Committee Meeting
Cost:
 GGCC MEMBERS ONLY
Where: GGCC Office, 910 Clopper Road, Suite 205N, Gaithersburg

Friday, January 27
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: Firebirds
Cost:
 Free for All business folks. Advance registration requested.
Where: Firebirds Wood Fired Grill, 390 Spectrum Avenue, Gaithersburg

Wednesday, February 8 - SIGNATURE EVENT! 
5:30-7:30 pm
Business Networking After Five
Cost:
 GGCC MEMBERS: FREE (incl. in membership; NON-MEMBERS: FREE for First-Time Non-Members. Returning Non-Members pay $40.
Where: Therrien Waddell, 100 Lakeforest Boulevard, Suite 600, Gaithersburg

Wednesday, February 8
12:00-1:00 pm
Events Committee Meeting
Cost: GGCC MEMBERS ONLY
Where: GGCC Office, 910 Clopper Road, Suite 205N, Gaithersburg

Wednesday, February 15
8:30-9:30 am
Economic Development Committee Meeting
Topic: Economic Development in the State of Maryland. Come and learn more about the State's strategy for attracting jobs to Maryland. 
Speaker: Kavita Verma, Director of Recruitment and Location Services, State of Maryland
Cost: GGCC Members Only
Where:  Montgomery College Germantown Campus Paul Peck Building (Goldenrod Bldg), 20271 Goldenrod Lane Room 105, Germantown

Thursday, February 16
12:00-1:00 pm
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: Celebration Art Glass
Cost:
 Free for All business folks. Advance registration requested.
Where: Celebration Art Glass, 18247-A Flower Hill Way, Gaithersburg

Thursday, February 16
8:00-9:00 am
Membership Committee Meeting
Cost: GGCC MEMBERS ONLY
Where: GGCC Office, 910 Clopper Road, Suite 205N, Gaithersburg

Wednesday, February 22
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Business Card Exchange Lunch
Cost: $20 Members & First-Time Non-Members / $40 Returning Non-Members
Where: Senor Tequila's, 20021 Century Boulevard, Germantown

Tuesday, February 28
8:00-9:00 am
Coffee & Conversation with the GGCC
Cost:
 GGCC MEMBERS: FREE (incl. in membership; NON-MEMBERS: FREE for First-Time Non-Members. Returning Non-Members pay $40.
Where: Corner Bakery Cafe, One Grand Corner Avenue, Gaithersburg
  • Big Data Seminar - Tuesday, April 4
  • 14th Annual Wine Tasting - Thursday, May 11
  • 3rd Annual Explore Downtown Crown - Wednesday, June 7
  • 22nd Annual Public Safety Awards Breakfast - Friday, July 14
  • 27th Annual Business Golf Classic - Friday, September 8
  • Annual Celebration Dinner & Awards Ceremony - Thursday, December 7


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 this Chamber Member; celebrating 10 years this past December. Happy Anniversary to this Chamber Member; celebrating 15 years this past December.

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 - GOING FAST & ENDING SOON! 
  • Special Event Sponsor Package—$1,000 - ADD YOUR NAME TO THE GROWING LIST!
  • 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 - SPONSOR THIS AWESOME GROUP OF EMERGING LEADERS TODAY! 
  • 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. 
  • Welcome Shirley Steinbach to Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chartered! She is a community associations attorney who represents homeowners associations, condominiums, and co-operatives throughout the Washington, DC region. She works with boards of directors and management companies on document creation, review, interpretation, and amendment, as well as dispute resolution. In addition, Shirley represents construction contractors seeking to perfect and enforce mechanics’ liens and handles a variety of civil litigation matters.
  • Congratulations to A.B. Veirs & Sons, Inc., who is celebrating their 70th anniversary this year! They are a commercial & residential full-service asphalt paving company. Learn more about them at: www.abveirs.com. 
  • DeLeon & Stang CPAs & Advisors Partner Allen DeLeon has been reappointed to the AICPA Committee. Read more, click here. Congratulations Al! 
  • Help the County name Bus Rapid Transit! BRT, a comfortable, reliable new transit option is coming to Montgomery County! With fewer stops, dedicated lanes in many places, and green light priority signaling, BRT offers a reliable way to get to places quickly. BRT can make your commute easier, get you out of traffic, reduce greenhouse emissions, and take cars off the roads. Help name the BRT system. It takes less than one minute to vote for a name and become eligible to win prizes, including an iPad. The deadline for voting is January 20 so visit http://getonboardbrt.com/vote/ to vote today!
  • Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett will host a budget forum at BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown on Monday, January 30 from  7 – 8:30 pm to seek input from residents about Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) Operating Budget priorities. Join discussion at #MontCoFY18budgetforum. For more details, click here.
  • The City of Gaithersburg, in partnership with RIO Washingtonian Center, will host the 17th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade at 10:00 AM on Saturday, March 11. The parade meanders down Grand Corner Avenue at RIO. To download the participant application form, click here. If you are interested in participating at the parade as a vendor, please e-mail Laurie Yankowski at lyankowski@petersoncos.com.
  • Montgomery Community Media presents its Small Business Network "Connections, Capital and Customers: A New Vision for Economic Development in MoCo" on Thursday, January 19 at 7:00 AM. The featured presenter is David Petr, President and CEO of the Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation. For further details and/or to register, click here.
  • Get ready for one giant gameday at Old Town Pour House - gameday specials include a Giant Jenga, a Giant Connect 4, a special tapping of Dogfish Head World Wide Stout & a giant 1.5lb Pretzel w/ dusseldorf mustard, pepper jack cheese, beer cheddar for $15. . Make your Superbowl reservations early, click here to do so. 
  • Launch Workplaces is growing. New offices and mail room are being constructed in their Gaithersburg location with completion planned for February. Know someone who would love to work in this location? Refer them to a Launch staff member and earn up to $500 for a signed private office or $200 if someone signs up for a coworking membership. For more details contact Mark McMahon at (301) 232-3301. 
  • Metropolitan Ballet Theatre presents a different full-length ballet each spring, and this years production of “Cinderella, a ballet in two acts,” is sure to delight audiences of all ages. Catch the ballet Sat. March 18 – 12pm & 4pm or Sun. March 19 – 1pm & 5pm at the 
    Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center, Montgomery College - Rockville. For tickets, click here

Take a Trip to Italy: Departing October 23

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:
CapStar Commercial Realty: Call for Details
Cochran Automotive Service Center: 10% Off Labor
Comfort Inn Gaithersburg at Shady Grove: 15%

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

Chamber Snow Policy 

The GGCC policy is as follow:
  • When the Montgomery County Schools are closed or there is a two-hour delay, all GGCC morning events and committee meetings are cancelled.
  • Any afternoon events or committee meetings will be decided upon by 8:00 am.
  • All evening events or committee meetings, will be decided upon by Noon.
Please note there are times that an event may be held or cancelled due to the sponsoring company’s policies and/or the discretion of the GGCC.

We will keep everyone apprised via our website and social media outlets if possible and as soon as we can. Thank you. 
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