GGCC Entrepreneur Breakfast Series:
"How to Find the Funding"

Funding is the fuel on which a business runs. A business can take different avenues to attain funding, and more than one option can be used. This entrepreneur series - FUNDING - will discuss the options on how one can secure a variety of funding options & help improve your odds of success.
Please register in advance.
About: Funding is the fuel on which a business runs. A business can take different avenues to attain funding, and more than one option can be used. This entrepreneur series - FUNDING - will discuss the options on how one can secure a variety of funding options & help improve your odds of success.
Cost: Chamber Members & Guests: $20 / Non-Member: $40.
WhereMontgomery College, BioScience Education Center, 20200 Observation Drive, Germantown

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

Sunday, June 12
12:00-5:00 pm

Celebrate Gaithersburg
Cost: Free 
Where: Old Towne Gaithersburg
Contact us at for more details. 
Wednesday, June 15
8:30-9:30 am
Economic Development Committee Meeting
Cost: GGCC Members Only
Topic: Montgomery County's Proposed Rapid Transit System (RTS) System 
Where:  Montgomery College Germantown Campus Paul Peck Building (Goldenrod Bldg), 20271 Goldenrod Lane Room 105, Germantown

Thursday, June 16
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.
WhereMelting Pot, 9021 Gaither Road, Gaithersburg

Thursday, June 16
8:00-9:00 am
Membership Committee Meeting
Where: GGCC Office, 910 Clopper Road, Suite 205N, Gaithersburg 
Wednesday, June 22
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Business Card Exchange Lunch / BBQ Picnic
Cost: GGCC MEMBERS: $20 (incl. in membership); NON-MEMBERS: $20 for First-Time Non-Members. Returning Non-Members pay $40.
WhereAsbury Methodist Village / Hefner Community Center, 417 Russell Avenue, Gaithersburg
Tuesday, June 28
7:45-9:30 am

GGCC Employment Law Workshop Part II
About: The GGCC, in cooperation with its Non-Profit Group, has invited Marc Engel,an employment attorney at Lerch, Early &Brewer, Chartered, to discuss Employment Law with ALL GGCC Members, so you can understand and comply with the following laws: hiring, evaluation & termination. This workshop is specifically designed to help small and medium sized businesses and non-profit employers understand and comply with these laws
Where / Sponsored ByLaunch Workplace, 9841 Washingtonian Boulevard,Suite 200, Gaithersburg
Important Details: Registration: 7:45 am. Program will begin promptly at 8:00 am. Limited space. Please register in advance. Thank you!

Thursday, June 30
8:00-9:30 am

New Member Orientation
WhereHomewood Suites, 805 Russell Avenue, Gaithersburg

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  • Montgomery County's Office of Consumer Protection (OCP) is offering expert mediation services to businesses to help resolve a variety of disputes. Mediation serves as an alternative to expensive and protracted litigation in court, and enables the parties to structure their own settlement agreements. Mediation sessions will be offered in Rockville on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Each confidential session may be scheduled for 1 to 4 hours, and a written agreement will be prepared at the conclusion of each successful session. For more information, click here
  • The 34th annual Celebrate! Gaithersburg in Olde Towne street festival draws the entire community to Gaithersburg’s historic City center for a day of food, fun, entertainment, and family activities. The event is scheduled for Sunday, June 12 from 12:00-5:00 pm.
  • Pinky & Pepe's Grape Escape will host a Gourmet Wine & Beer Dinner at Il Porto in Gaithersburg on Sunday, June 5 starting with cocktails at 2:00 pm. To view the menu, click here. $65 per person, plus tax & gratuity. To make a reservation, call -with a credit card- 301.869.9463.
  • Fridays at the Farm is back. Enjoy steamed spiced #1 crabs & steamed spiced shrimp & Smokey Glen Farm's famous barbequed chicken & spareribs June through August from 5:30-8:30 pm. Guarantee your spot by purchasing tickets online at:
  • Join the Maryland SoccerPlex as they celebrate the beginning of Summer and the end of the school year with Summer Solstice Festival on June 11-12. The 2 day festival will feature outdoor movie Saturday night, an inflatable playzone, arts /craft activities, games, and entertainment and music throughout the weekend. interested in being a vendor at this event? Email or visit
  • Beginning this week, the MD Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) will begin resurfacing the intersection of MD 119 (Great Seneca Highway) at Kentlands Boulevard/Orchard Ridge Drive in Gaithersburg. All work should be complete by mid-June, weather permitting. Work zone delays, visit: For more information, click here.
  • The City of Gaithersburg 4th of July Fireworks now at Bohrer Park. An entire day’s worth of activities – all leading up to a spectacular fireworks display – will take place at Bohrer Park. Check the City’s website for updates at
  • Teacher Appreciation Night is back at the Melting Pot Gaithersburg. Teachers, Principals, anyone in the education field this night is for you. Join them May 25th and indulge in four courses of decadent fondue for $28.90 per person. Reservations recommended. Space is limited. Details, click here
  • Patio season is here & Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar invites you to take you dining outdoors. Imagine sitting back and sipping on one of their signature mojitos or savoring the mouthwatering flavors their  Gazpacho Soup or spicy Chorizo, Potato & Goat Cheese Tacos as you take in the sights and sounds of the outdoors. Call ahead (301-330-4400) to make sure outdoor seating is available.
  • Montgomery Community Media announced Gaynelle Evans as their new Executive Producer. Evans is an award-winning journalist, producer and manager with experience in television, film and print. Evans is the recipient of two Emmy Awards from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, an NAACP Image Award and several international honors. Welcome Gaynelle! 
  • May is National Blood Pressure Education Month, which is a great reminder to get your blood pressure checked. Untreated high blood pressure can increase your risk of heart disease and stroke. Get your blood pressure checked for free at Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center's next blood pressure screening. click here for dates.
  • Lindt Chocolate Shop has a special Memorial Day weekend offer, get 100 Lindor Truffles for $30, Thursday, May 26 through Monday, May 30. Create your own assortment from over 20 flavors. Stock up this weekend at the Lindt Chocolate Shop located at 3 Grand Corner Avenue in Gaithersburg. 
  • Congratulations to the City of Gaithersburg, who was presented with a Tree City USA award for the 27th consecutive year. The Tree City Award recognizes Gaithersburg’s commitment to the environment and its aggressive approach to preserving and enhancing its urban forest. 
  • On Monday, July 4, the Montgomery Village Foundation will host their annual Independence Day Celebration. The main event will take place at the Apple Ridge Recreation Area and Pool, 10101 Apple Ridge Road. Events run from 7:00 am - 2:00 pm and include a 5K Race and Fun Run, community parade with fire engines, marching groups, classic cars, bicycles and decorated floats to reflect this year's theme, "A 50th Fourth," as well as bingo, carnival games, entertainment and food. 
  • Have a few hours to give?  Want to do something to help your neighbors get affordable housing?  Habitat for Humanity ReStore needs you. They have all days, all shifts available. Shifts run 3-4 hours & they have two convenient locations, Rockville and Silver Spring; and can give SSL hours. For more information, click here
  • The brew masters at Dogfish Head have designed a special beer pairing menu to accompany Taste of Gaithersburg offerings at the Celebrate Gaithersburg in Olde Towne street festival, taking place on Saturday, June 12, from Noon to 5:00 pm.Adults 21 and over can enjoy a variety of beer selections that have been skillfully matched to the flavor combinations that local restaurants will be providing through the day. Dogfish Head will pour three of its signature craft-brewed ales, priced at $7 per glass, cash sales. Offerings include: Namaste, 60 Minute IPA & Festina Peche. 
  • Is your business doing all it can to keep our land, air & water clean? Learn more about changes to the Montgomery County recycling regulations at the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection Division of Solid Waste Services  Business Recycling Seminar on Wednesday, June 8 at 10:00 am at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center. $10. Details/register, click here
  • Starting May 24th- June 27th Hair Cuttery Kentlands Square & Muddy Branch will have their Liter Duo Sale, and Buy 1, Get 1 50% off all styling products in the salon. Service promotions will be their deluxe Touch of Color package, Men's Color Camo package, and relaxing VIP package.

GGCC Entrepreneur Breakfast Series: "How to Find the Funding"

How do I find the money to start my business? How do I fund my start-up? How do I find ways to make my project stand out?
Funding is the fuel on which a business runs. A business can take different avenues to attain funding, and more than one option can be used. This entrepreneur series - FUNDING - will discuss the options on how one can secure a variety of funding options & help improve your odds of success.
Make plans NOW for Wednesday, June 8. The morning will begin with our Keynote Speaker Elie Ashley, President/CEO of Gold Lasso, who will speak about funding.
The keynote will be followed by a panel discussion of entrepreneurs. Each panelist will share their "funding" story.
Sponsored byMontgomery College Germantown Campus & ADD YOUR NAME HERE!
Cost: Chamber Members & Guests: $20 / Non-Members: $40
Register today, click here

21st Annual Public Safety Awards

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 7:30am at the Montgomery County Agricultural Center, Inc., 16 Chestnut Street, Gaithersburg.

$35 Members & Guests / $60 Non-Members 
$550 Shining Silver Sponsor / $300 Table Sponsor

Register now, Click Here.

26th Annual Business Golf Classic: Save-The-Date

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

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:

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott: 10%
Fatemi Sedation Dentistry Family & Gaithersburg: 10%
Father and Son Companies, LLC: Call for Details
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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. It’s rolling mountains, windswept bogs, plummeting coastline cliffs, thriving rivers, seaweed-strewn fjords and lush valleys contribute to Ireland’s beautiful and dramatic landscape, famous the world over making Ireland a great place to visit. Ireland has much to offer everyone. From storybook castles to magnificent gardens, wide open spaces to the bustle of international cities, breathtaking natural scenery to man-made megalithic structures, Ireland opens her arms and welcomes you to explore her ancient sites, traverse her green fields and discover her treasures. But the real joy of Ireland lies in the friendliness of the people, the warmth of their welcome, and the ease with which they make you feel at home.

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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