Business Networking Before Nine on April 8. our the conservation park and more. Don't miss it, register now, click here.

Tuesday, April 8
Business Networking Before Nine
Free for GGCC Members & First-Time Non-Members. Returning Non-Members pay $40.
The Izaak Walton League of America, 707 Conservation Lane, Gaithersburg

Wednesday, April 9
Events Committee Meeting
GGCC Members Only
GGCC Office, 910 Clopper Road, Suite 205N, Gaithersburg

Thursday, April 10
Non-Profit Sector Meeting: Addressing Non-Profit Needs
GGCC Members Only
To register, email your R.S.V.P. to

GGCC Office, 910 Clopper Road, Suite 205N, Gaithersburg

Friday, April 11
Women Balancing Life & Business: Women's Luncheon
Topic: Image, Video and the Professional Woman
$30 for GGCC Members & Non-Members.
Holiday Inn, 2 Montgomery Village Avenue, Gaithersburg

Tuesday, April 17
Business Networking After Five
Free for GGCC Members & First-Time Non-Members. Returning Non-Members pay $40.
Mid-Atlantic FCU, 12820 Wisteria Drive, Germantown

Wednesday, April 23
Business Card Exchange Lunch
$20 for GGCC Members & First-Time Non-Members. Returning Non-Members pay $40.
Moe's, 12151 Darnestown Road, Gaithersburg

Thursday, May 1
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: Largent's
Open to & Free for All!
Largent's Restaurant & Bar, 654 Center Point Way, Gaithersburg

Wednesday, May 7
2-Year Anniversary Young Professionals Celebration Picnic
$25 for GGCC Members & First-Time Non-Members. Returning Non-Members pay $35.
Smokey Glen Farm, 16407 Riffle Ford Road, Gaithersburg

Thursday, May 22
11th Annual Wine Tasting
$35 for GGCC Members & First-Time Non-Members. Returning Non-Members pay $65.
Kentland's Mansion, 320 Kent Square Road, Gaithersburg

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  • In honor of "Administrative Professionals Day", Hospice Caring is hosting a luncheon at Outback in Germantown on April 23. Seating's are at 12:00 & 1:00 pm. Cost: $22. To make a reservation and/or for further details call 301.990.8903 or 301.353.9499.
  • Ride On bus passengers in Montgomery County can help needy families and receive free bus rides by donating canned or nonperishable food during Ride On’s annual food drive to support Manna Food Center from Sunday, April 6 through Saturday, April 12. Manna feeds over 3,600 hungry families a month.Passengers who transfer buses will need an additional food donation to ride free on the second bus. For additional information, click here.
  • Dr. Dale Rubenstein, DVM, ABVP will give a talk on Kitten Care on Saturday, April 19 at 2:00 pm at A Cat Clinic, 14200 Clopper Road in Boyds. Call 301-540-7770 or email for more information.
  • The Gaithersburg Book Festival features some of the top authors in literature, hands-on activities and interactive workshops. It takes place Saturday, May 17  from 10:00am - 6:00pm on the grounds of City Hall. For a complete list of authors, as well as up-to-date details about all the activities and workshops hosted, visit the GBF website at
  • On Saturday, April 12 and Saturday, May 10, participants can bring sensitive paper documents, as well as hard drives, laptops, flash drives, and other data carrying devices to be destroyed free of charge to the Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union (MAFCU) Annual Community Paper Shredding Events. Event details: Saturday, April 12 from 10:00am-1:00pm at MAFCU, 11140 New Hampshire Avenue in Silver Spring. Saturday, May 10 from 10:00am-1:00pm at MAFCU, 12820 Wisteria Drive in Germantown.
  • ROSSI Commercial Real Estate welcomes Mike Schofer as the newest addition to the company.  Mike comes to ROSSI CRE with 10 years prior retail leasing and sales experience and expertise. Welcome Mike!
  • On April 30th, "Jump Start Your Sales" with a two hour seminar -presented by EWC Consultants -that will help you close more sales by learning: 10 powerful prospecting tips; how to have an awesome prospect meeting and how to ask the right questions that help close the sale. For further details and/or to register, click here.
  • BlackRock Center for the Arts celebrates April as Jazz Appreciation Month with Tiempo Libre on April 5 and the Grace Kelly Quintet on April 12. Tickets are available at or at 301-528-2260.
  • Opus Yoga is offering a new student spring special between 3/21-5/31 you can receive 20% off any numbered class pass. Use code "Spring 2014"and register at:
  • The Marriott International Hotel Team is hosting a clothing drive to benefit people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. So please, clean out your closets. Even one shirt makes a difference in the life of people with disabilities. Donations are accepted between March 31st and April 7th with donor receipts provided. For pick ups and questions, please contact or by phone at (301) 803-9482.
  • The City of Gaithersburg Mayor & Council have awarded the 2013 City of Gaithersburg Carl Webb Employee of the Year Award to Sharon DeVore and the Team of the Year Award to the Department of Human Resources. She was recognized for continually going above and beyond her job duties, providing excellent customer service to both external and internal customers, and maintaining an exceptionally high level of productivity. Congrats Sharon!

Young Professionals Group 2-Year Anniversary Picnic!

ABOUT: The GGCC's Young Professionals Group started on May 2, 2012. To celebrate they are celebrating their “Two-Year Anniversary” on May 7 with a BBQ picnic, fun activities and a corn-hole tournament at Smokey Glen Farm, 16407 Riffle Ford Road in Gaithersburg. The picnic will run from 5:30-7:30 pm.

SPONSORS: The YPG Title Sponsor is Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union (MAFCU). This event is sponsored by MAFCU & Bargain Movers.

WHO: This YPG sponsored event is open to all GGCC Members. Members of all ages are invited to join in the celebration.

COST: Tickets are $25 for GGCC Members and $35 for Returning Non-Members
Must register online at:  
Deadline date to register is May 5th.

GGCC 11th Annual Wine Tasting

The GGCC will hold its 11th Annual Wine Tasting at the Kentlands Mansion. Each ticket includes a wine-tasting glass and tastings. The event sponsors include The City of Gaithersburg, DrinkMore Water, the Melting Pot and Pinky and Pepe’s Grape Escape. This year’s wine tasting features a guided wine tasting tutorial five featured wines compliments of Pinky & Pepe of Pinky and Pepe’s Grape Escape.
Tickets are $35 for GGCC Members & First-Time Visitors; and $65 for Returning Non-Members....
REGISTRATION: Must register online at:  
COST: Tickets are $35 for GGCC Members & First-Time Visitors; and $65 for Returning Non-Members.
Deadline date to register is May 20th.

GGCC Candidate Forums

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber will hold two candidate forums in light of the upcoming Gubernatorial Primary Elections slated for June.

These are the "Biggest Candidate Forums in the Upcounty!" Press and the public are invited to join us & the Rockville Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, May 6 for a lunch with the County Council District 3 Candidates at the Hilton Gaithersburg. Lunch is $20.

And Thursday, May 29 at the GGCC County Executive Democratic Primary Forum. For further details and/or to register, visit: May 6 Fourm - May 29 Forum. 


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:
Global Life Coaching LLC: Complimentary Discovery Consultation
GPS Your Path: 10%
Griswold Home Care: Call for Details

View all the discounts at:


Celebrate Gaithersburg

The 32nd Annual Celebrate Gaithersburg Festival will draw an entire community to Gaithersburg’s historic city center. The one-day event is scheduled for Sunday, June 8, 2014, and will include multiple stages of live entertainment, food, and themed activity areas for all ages and interests. Sponsorship of Celebrate! Gaithersburg in Olde Towne provides a unique opportunity to market your business to 20,000 festival goers.  Benefits could include an on-site booth in a prime location and inclusion in marketing materials, program books, signage, and on the event website.  Packages can be customized to meet your marketing objectives. For sponsorship information, click here.

Small Business Awards

Are you a small business owner in Montgomery County with a success story to share? Do you know a small business in Montgomery County that deserves recognition?

If so, submit your nomination today for the 2014 Montgomery County Small Business Awards.

Join the Montgomery County Department of Economic Development in honoring local businesses that contribute directly to the strength of the area’s economy. Businesses in 10 award categories will be celebrated at the 2nd annual event on May 9 from 10:30am-3:00pm at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, 5701 Marinelli Road in Bethesda. For further details, visit:
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