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Public Safety Awards This Friday!

The GGCC will honor local heroes from Public Safety personnel of the Upcounty for their courageous, life-saving actions at the 21st Annual Public Safety Awards Breakfast.
We invite you to this time-honored tradition as we recognize the heroic deeds of our local law enforcement and fire-rescue workers at our Annual Public Safety Awards Breakfast on Friday, July 8 at 7:30 am at the Montgomery County Agricultural Center, Inc.,16 Chestnut Street, Gaithersburg.

Cost: $35 Members & Guests / $60 Non-Members 
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Friday, July 8
7:30-10:00 am
21st Annual Public Safety Awards
Cost: :$35 Members & Guests / $60 Non-Members /$550 Shining Silver Sponsor / $300 Table Sponsor
WhereMontgomery County Agricultural Center, Inc., Heritage Building, 16 Chestnut Street, Gaithersburg
NOTE: Today is the final day to purchase tickets! If you are a sponsor, names are due today! 
Wednesday, July 13
12:00-1:00 pm
Events Committee Meeting
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
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 

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  • Congratulations to JK Moving Services! Their Human Resources team has received the Dr. J.P. London Award for Integrity, The award is part of the 2016 Human Resource Leadership Awards (HRLA) of Greater Washington. To learn more about the award, click here
  • Congratulations to Matan Companies who has announced the grand opening of their Urban Green luxury apartment community in Urbana. Urban Green is the first of its kind and provides the modern accommodations of city living with the small town beauty of the countryside. Located within walking distance to an abundance of established retail, within 1 mile of I-270, and just a short drive to downtown Frederick. For more info, 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.
  • Become a chocolate connoisseur at Lindt Chocolate Shop in the Rio and receive a free chocolate bar when you buy 3 or 2 free bars when you buy 5. Valid July 5-14. Certain restrictions apply. 
  • Attention Small Business Owners! Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union and the Maryland Small Business Development Center (MDSBDC) have partnered to bring you small business counseling. MDSBDC Counselor, Bill Freeman, will be on-site weekly to provide complementary, expert advice to small business owners on how to manage their latest business concerns and develop solid, long-range plans that support future growth. Click here to schedule an appointment. 
  • Don't miss the Shady Grove Farmers Market at Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus every Wednesday through October from 11 am - 2 pm. Enjoy fresh produce, vegetables, food trucks, crafts and more. Learn more, click here
  • BlackRock Center for the Arts has just announced its 2016-2017 season with music from around the world; performances perfect for the whole family, and much, much more. Shop the season, 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.
  • Due to inclement weather yesterday, the City of Gaithersburg July 4th fireworks show has been rescheduled for Friday, July 8 at the Activity Center at Bohrer Park, 506 S. Frederick Road. For more information on the display and parking, click here

Public Safety Award Sponsors


Paul Davis Restoration and Remodeling
Official Gift Sponsor
Lerner Enterprises
Shining Silver Sponsors
Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center
City of Gaithersburg
Hughes Network Systems, LLC
Montgomery County EFCU
Table Sponsors
Asbury Methodist Village
Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP 
Gaithersburg Police Foundation 
Hair Cuttery Muddy Branch Shopping Center 
Holy Cross Germantown Hospital
Johns Hopkins University
Lakeforest Mall / United Security, Inc. 
Legal Shield 
Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chartered
Lerner Enterprises 
PCC Construction Components, Inc.
Rodgers Consulting, Inc. 
Therrien Waddell, Inc. 
Public Safety Official Sponsor
Linowes & Blocher, LLP
Rossi Commercial Real Estate, LLC
Scheer Partners, Inc.
Gift Sponsors
& Pizza Germantown
Copper Canyon Grill
Corner Bakery Gaithersburg
Hair Cuttery Muddy Branch Shopping Center
Holiday Inn Gaithersburg
Linganore Winecellars
Melting Pot Gaithersburg
Montgomery Country Club
Nalley Fresh
Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar
Pinky & Pepe's Grape Escape
Randy Scritchfield, CFP®
Sardi's Chicken Group

Official Photography Donated by / Sponsored by: Sugarloaf Photography by Fabrizio

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”.
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.
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:

J Hilburn Men’s Custom Clothing: $25 off 1/4 pg ad or larger
The Jennings Business Group, LLC: 25%
JK Moving Services: 10%

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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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