The Business of Social: Chocolate, Coffee & Conversation 

Join us for casual conversation over coffee on August 20th. And as an added bonus we will be able to sample a vast array of delicious Lindt chocolates. Free for GGCC Members & First-Time Non-Members. Returning Non-Members pay $40 

Wednesday, August 20
8:00-9:00 am
Chocolate, Coffee & Conversation with the GGCC
Free for GGCC Members & First-Time Visitors. Returning Non-Members Pay $40.
Lindt Chocolate Shop, Washingtonian Center, 3 Grand Corner Avenue, Gaithersburg

Thursday, August 21
7:00-8:30 am
Small Business University Seminar & Networking Event
Register/Details at: Cost: $10
Montgomery Community Media, 7548 Standish Place, Rockville

Thursday, August 28
5:30-7:30 pm
Business Networking After Five / Endless Summer: Business Visions
Free for GGCC & Team Network Members & First-Time Visitors. Returning Non-Members Pay $40.
Main Street Park and Pavilion (Kentlands), 301 Main Street, Gaithersburg

Monday, September 8
5:00-6:000 pm
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: Venti Tre Modern Italian
Free for All
Venti Tre Modern Italian, 128 Ellington Blvd. (Crown), Gaithersburg

Wednesday, September 10
5:00-7:00 pm
Evening of Networking: Joint Mixer with the FCC
The GGCC and Frederick County Chamber are joining forces to bring its members together for an “Evening of Networking” at the Comus Inn at Sugarloaf Mountain. Meet and greet our neighbors from the north while enjoying great food compliments of the Comus Inn and a breath-taking setting too. Advance registration is required. 
Free for GGCC & Frederick Chamber Members Only. Cash Bar.
Comus Inn, 23900 Old Hundred Road, Dickerson

Friday, September 12
10:30 am - 6:00 pm
24th Annual Business Golf Classic
$250 Members / $300 Non-Members / Sponsorship's Available
Worthington Manor, 8329 Fingerboard Road, Urbana

Thursday, September 18
5:30-7:30 pm
Annual Picnic, Volunteer Recognition & Non-Profit Showcase
Each year GGCC Members come together to interact with the non-profit community, honor all the GGCC volunteers and savor the mouth-watering pies and Smokey Glen’s famous barbeque. Register in advance for this event – there are no walk-in's please.. Picnic attire isn’t recommended … its MANADATORY. See you there.Free for GGCC Members Only. 
Smokey Glen Farm Barbequers, Inc., 16407 Riffle Ford Road, Gaithersburg

Tuesday, September 23
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Business Card Exchange Lunch: Buca di Beppo
Cost: $20 Members & First-Time Non-Members / $40 Returning Non-Members.
Buca di Beppo,122 Kentlands Boulevard, Gaithersburg

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THANK YOU for your Support of our 19th Annual Public Safety Awards Breakfast! 
Paul Davis Restoration and Remodeling; City of Gaithersburg; The Gazette; Hughes Network Systems, LLC, Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union, Montgomery County Employee Federal Credit Union, Asbury Methodist Village, Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP, Gaithersburg Police Foundation, Holy Cross Hospital, Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus, Kaplan University, Lerner Enterprises / Black Hills Development, OBA Bank, PEPCO, Robert Cowdrey, Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, Therrien Waddell, Inc., Walmart, A Cat Clinic, GeneDx, Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chtd., Linowes & Blocher, LLP, Maryland Leadership Workshops, Randy Scritchfield, CFP, Scheer Partners, Inc., Sonabank, Strive Business Solutions, LLC, Buca di Beppo, Cafe Rio, Copper Canyon Grill, Corner Bakery Gaithersburg, Largents Restaurant & Bar, Melting Pot Gaithersburg and Pasha Restaurant. 

THANK YOU to Phil Fabrizio of Sugarloaf Photography by Fabrizio for donating his time and providing photography coverage at the 19th Annual Public Safety Awards Breakfast! Sugarloaf Photography by Fabrizio provides corporate and personal event photography covering locations throughout the metro DC/MD/VA area. Learn more about them at: 
  • Shady Grove Adventist Hospital is the first hospital in Maryland to achieve Baby-Friendly designation through the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children’s Fund. This recognizes their extensive breastfeeding support and encouragement. CONGRATULATIONS! 
  • Visit the Annual Montgomery County Agricultural Fair, Now through August 16, 2014. This week-long county fair is a family event with carnival rides, live animals, a variety of entertainment, food and fun activities for all ages. For further details, visit:
  • It's Restaurant Week at The Melting Pot - Gaithersburg. Enjoy four-courses of fondue for just $35.14 per person at The Melting Pot from August 11th-17th. They will also be open for lunch on August 16th and 17th with a three-course lunch option available for just $20.14 per person. Lunch option only available before 4pm. Call them at 301-519-3638 to make your reservation.
  • Do you spend your days at work focusing on science, medicine, technology, computers or engineering? How about spending your nights learning about literature, history, politics and art? Johns Hopkins University offers a robust Master of Liberal Arts program, which is expanding to the Montgomery County Campus in January 2015. Come join us for an open house 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Saturday, Sept. 20 to learn more about this degree program. For more information, click here.
  • These Are The 10 Best Counties In America as rated by Movoto. See where Montgomery County is ranked,, click here
  • EWC Consultants will host a free sales workshop on the "7 Ways to Turn a Prospect into a Customer" on August 21st. Come out and learn: how to get appointments with the decision maker; what tools you can use to get in front of the decision maker; how to get the decision maker to like and trust you; how to conduct a winning first appointment; how to overcome those dreaded price objections and how to make closing the sale a natural next step. For further details and/or to register, click here.
  • Kaplan University will be hosting their bi-annual blood drive on August 14th from 1:30 to 7 pm.  If you are interested in scheduling an appointment, please call Michelle Day at 301.258.3806 or email There are four spots still available! 
  • Righttime Medical Care is hosting a job fair for part-time and full-time medical positions at its Silver Spring Care Center, due to open soon. Applications will be accepted and brief interviews will be conducted for Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, PCTs/MAs, Care Center Managers and Welcome Desk Representatives, on Thursday, August 14, from 7am to 7pm. Righttime Silver Spring is located at 20 University Blvd. East (Four Corners). If you choose, you may complete an online application prior to the job fair: Please call (443) 332-4268 for more information.
  • Join Habitat for Humanity Metro Maryland, Inc. in celebrating the Maple Hill Home Dedication on September 13th at 1:30 pm. Click here to register to attend.
  • Enjoy a free lunch at Worthington Manor with an 18-hole round of golf with cart Monday through Friday before 2:00 pm. Simply state promo code “Free Lunch” before paying for your round of golf.  Please visit their Free Lunch promotion page for details.

Wanted / Needed

GGCC Members: Have an item you would like to include in our golfer goody bags? Hand sanitizer, golfer items, notepads and other really cool stuff? Then let our Director of Events know and she will include them in the bags that are distributed at the September 12th tournament. You will need to provide (100) items. 

We are also looking for door prize items too. Please consider donating a gift card from your hotel, restaurant, flower shop, a gas card, a box of golf balls, giant card, etc. Thank you in advance.

Questions can be directed to Laura at

Donations should be delivered to the GGCC office by 3:00 pm on Friday, August 29. Thank you! 

Annual Business Golf Classic

Grow Your Business & Play Golf at the Same Time! The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber's Annual Business Golf Classic will be held on Friday, September 12 at Worthington Manor Golf Club with a Noon shotgun. This tournament is intended to offer enjoyable golf and the opportunity to network. For details, click here now or email Laura at 

Thank You to Our Sponsors: 

Genesis Security Systems, LLC
Hughes Network Systems, LLC

Golfer Gift
DeLeon & Stang CPAs & Advisors
Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union

Lunch Sponsor
Lakeforest Mall

Putting Contest

Closest to the Pin Women
The Gazette

Closest to the Pin Women
Bob Cowdrey

Long Drive Women
Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chartered

Tee Signs
EWC Consultants
Family Services, Inc.
Linowes & Blocher, LLP
The Lube Center, The Auto Repair & The Auto Spa
Therrien Waddell, Inc. 


"Best Of Montgomery" is Back! 

The Gazette Best of is back and this is your chance to begin promoting your business and to get those votes!

GGCC Members can vote for their favorite local business by clicking here and enter for a chance to win $500 in Visa gift cards simply by entering. Categories include: food, personal care, recreation, services, stores, home & garden and people.

The top 3 winners in each category will be featured in the Gazette Best of Special Section inserted in the December 4th weekly paper, in addition to the Best of landing page on the website. Voting ends September 15th.

We thank you for your support in this year’s Gazette Best of Montgomery County & look forward to seeing your businesses at the top of the list! To vote:

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:
Web Mobile Image LLC: 10%
Wellman General Contracting and Home Improvements, LLC: 10%
What A Party Promotions & Apparel: 10%

View all the discounts at:

Annual Picnic: Call for Non-Profits

Did You Know we are accepting applications from non-profits only for a table at this year Non-Profit Showcase and Volunteer Recognition Business Networking After Five Picnic. If you are a current, non-profit GGCC member and are interested in showcasing your business at the picnic on September 19, please contact Laura at Each GGCC non-profit member may only have two representatives attend. For more details please click here.

65th Anniversary Annual Celebration Dinner & Awards Ceremony 

Save-The Date for our biggest bash of the year - Our Annual Celebration Dinner & Awards Ceremony! It will be held on Thursday, December 4 at the Hilton Gaithersburg. Sponsorship opportunities will be available soon and tickets will be on sale after that. We will see you all there but mark your calendars now! 

SHOP MD Tax Free This Week

The state’s annual tax-free shopping week is happening now through Saturday, August 17. Shoppers will be spared Maryland’s 6 percent sales tax for clothing and shoes priced $100 or less. Each article of clothing or footwear that is $100 or less will be exempt from the tax, regardless of how many items you buy at the same time. For more information, click here.
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