Springtime is a great time to get out, circulate, and make some new and very cool professional connections. After all real networking is about real people and real relationships.Come meet quality business professionals in a comfortable casual relaxed environment and "increase the value of your business" by developing great relationships. Lucky for you, the GGCC has come fantastic spring events, beginning with our Big Data! for Business Seminar tomorrow. We hope to see you soon.  

Baseball is back folks, Happy Opening Day. Yes, there's nothing better than breaking the icy clutches of winter with the magic of Opening Day. However, before you head out to the ball-field or to your favorite local hangout to root for your favorite team, take five minutes and register for the fabulous BIG Data! for Business Seminar tomorrow. 

Tuesday, April 4
8:00-9:45 am
BIG Data for Business! Seminar
Cost: $20 Chamber Members / $30 Non-Members
Where: Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus, 9605 Medical Center Drive, Room 121, Rockville 

Friday, April 7
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ribbon Cutting: Security Public Storage
Cost: Free for All business folks. Advance registration requested.
Where: Security Public Storage, 1 Metropolitan Grove Road, Gaithersburg
Wednesday, April 12
12:00-1:00 pm
Events Committee Meeting
Where: GGCC Office, 910 Clopper Road, Suite 205N, Gaithersburg

Wednesday, April 19
8:30-9:30 am
Economic Development Committee Meeting
Cost: GGCC Members Only
Where:  Montgomery College Germantown Campus Paul Peck Building (Goldenrod Bldg), 20271 Goldenrod Lane Room 105, Germantown

Thursday, April 20
5:30-7:30 pm
BNAF: Peterson Companies / RIO
Cost: GGCC MEMBERS: FREE (incl. in membership; NON-MEMBERS: FREE for First-Time Non-Members. Returning Non-Members pay $40.
Where: Rio Washingtonian Center, Grand Corner Avenue, Gaithersburg

Thursday, April 20
8:00-9:00 am
Membership Committee Meeting
Where: GGCC Office, 910 Clopper Road, Suite 205N, Gaithersburg

Wednesday, April 26
11:30 am- 1:00 pm
BCEL: Paladar
Cost: $20 Members & First-Time Non-Members / $40 Returning Non-Members. 
Where: Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar, 203 Crown Park Avenue, Gaithersburg

Friday, April 28
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ribbon Cutting: Duck Donuts
Cost: Free for All business folks. Advance registration requested.
Where: Duck Donuts, 511 Quince Orchard, Gaithersburg

Tuesday, May 2
2:00-3:00 pm
Ribbon Cutting: Lakeforest Sport & Health Club
 Free for All business folks. Advance registration requested.
Where: Lakeforest Sport & Health Club, 700 Lakeforest Boulevard, Gaithersburg

Thursday, May 4
3:30-7:30 pm
Networking Picnic & Cornhole Tourney: YPG Anniversary
You're cordially invited to the 1st Annual "Cornhole Tourney 4 Charity" in conjunction with our Annual Networking Picnic / Young Professional Anniversary Celebration on May 4th.  
Cost: $350 Cornhole Tourney Biz Sponsor; $50 Cornhole Tea, Registration; $30, GGCC Members; $40,Non-Members
Where: Smokey Glen Farm, 16407 Riffle Ford Road, Gaithersburg

Thursday, May 11
5:30-7:30 pm
14th Annual Wine Tasting
Cost: $35 for GGCC Members & First-Time Visitors; and $65 for Returning Non-Members.
Where: Kentlands Mansion, 320 Kent Square Road, Gaithersburg

Thursday, May 18
7:30-9:00 am
Joint Mixer with the Rockville Chamber of Commerce
 GGCC MEMBERS: FREE (incl. in membership; NON-MEMBERS: FREE for First-Time Non-Members. Returning Non-Members pay $40.
Where: Universities at Shady Grove, 9640 Gudelsky Drive, Rockville 
  • Congratulations to the GGCC Members who are The Nonprofit Village Making a Difference award recipients. Winners include: Honorary Chairs, DeRionne Pollard, Montgomery College; Jerry Pasternak, Pepco & Special Recognition Chesapeake Public Strategies. Great job!
  • Congratulations to Montgomery Community Media the recipient of (4) bronze Telly awards. The award winning shows are: "Honor and Gratitude: Montgomery County Salutes Vietnam Veterans", "An Evening with Steve and Cokie Roberts", Josiah Henson Leadership Conference II Part I: Language, Slavery, Emancipation and Race Relations in the 21st Century", and "Congratulations! You're In!"  Episode 12. To find out more about the Telly Awards, click here
  • How cool is this? GGCC Member Tip 'n Split Solutions, LLC was featured on the Today Show. Check out the footage, click here.
  • The 2nd second annual MoCo Beer Fest will be held at Dogfish Head Alehouse on April 22nd from 1-4:00 PM featuring 8 local breweries. There will be a pig roast and BBQ specials too. Pre-purchase your ticket, click here
  • The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection Division of Solid Waste Services SORRT Program provides assistance to businesses to increase their recycling achievement and maximize the amount of materials recycled. They invite your business to attend an educational business recycling seminar to learn about the latest on waste reduction and recycling in Montgomery County, including the types of materials that can be recycled & recent changes to our recycling regulations on April 6 at 10 AM at 
     the Courtyard Gaithersburg Washingtonian Center, 204 Boardwalk Place, Gaithersburg. To register, click here.
  • Germantown Copy Center is entered in a FedEx Small Business Grant Contest. You can vote for them through April 5, once every 24 hours. To vote, click here.
  • Record Store Day 2017 Celebration is coming April 19 at Dogfish Head Alehouse from 4-9:00 pm. There will be happy hour specials featuring Beer To Drink Music To '17; special edition Dogfish Head portable record player and Music To Drink Beer To '17 vinyl records up for raffle and more. For further details, click here
  • The countdown to Bunnyland at Butler's Orchard is on. Join them April  8 and 9, 14 and 15,(closed Easter Sunday) 17, 21,  22 and 23 between 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM at the farm to hunt for colorful eggs, ride the giant slides, see bunnies, lambs and chicks and more. For further details, click here
  • Ruth's Chris Steakhouse filet & cabernet $35 at the bar special is ending soon. Enjoy a tender filet, succulent shrimp, and full-bodied California Cabernet. Located at 106 Crown Park Avenue in Gaithersburg. For further details, click here
  • Sought after by audiences worldwide, American pianist Thomas Pandolfi will perform at BlackRock Center for the Arts on Sunday, April 30 at 4:00 pm. For more information and/or to purchase tickets, click here
  • Join Small Business University, a program of Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union and a joint partnership of Montgomery Community Media on Thursday, April 20 from 7:00-8:30 am. This month's speaker is Marissa Levin, Founder & CEO of Successful Culture who will discuss "Built to Scale: How Top Companies Create Breakthrough Growth Through Exceptional Advisory Boards". To register, click here.
  • The 3rd annual Montgomery County GreenFest will take place on Saturday, May 6 from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm at the Bohrer Park and Activity Center located at 512 South Frederick Avenue, Gaithersburg. In 2016, the event attracted more than a thousand attendees. Exhibitor, plant and food truck vendor registration is now open. Exhibitors may be for-profit or nonprofit organizations who focus on the environment. To apply, click here.
  • Interested in spending the day rubbing elbows with today’s literary stars and helping your community? If so, consider volunteering for the 2017 Gaithersburg Book Festival. There are a number of volunteer opportunities still available. Visit the GBF website to learn more. 
  • Adventist HealthCare and its workplace wellness division, LifeWork Strategies, recently presented the City of Gaithersburg with a 2016 Flu Fighter Award. This is the sixth consecutive year that Gaithersburg has received the award, which recognizes local employers for their efforts to prevent the spread of influenza.Congratulations! 
  • Montgomery County has been recognized as a 2016 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation. The Arbor Day Foundation is a nonprofit conservation and education organization. A million members, donors, and partners support programs to make our world greener and healthier. Read more, click here.
  • Does your digital marketing strategy need more direction? Discover the road map to digital
    marketing success at Visit Montgomery's Digital Marketing Summit on April 25 from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM at AFI Silver Theater, Silver Spring. Learn how to make a U-turn on important digital marketing trends like video marketing, content marketing, social media influencers and website development. For more info and/or to register, click here.

No Fooling - Our BIG Data for Business Seminar is for Everyone and It's Only $20! 

TOMORROW, Tuesday, April 4 is the BIG Data for Business! Seminar sponsored by Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus & M&T Bank.

Do You Know the Value of Data and Its Potential? All companies need to take Big Data and its capability to create value seriously if you want to compete. Have you asked yourself how can you make better use of the information that flows into your organization every day? Have you registered for the April 4th Big Data for Business Seminar? It's TOMORROW! Get ready to harness the power of analytics. This seminar will help any business plan and implement big data initiatives and is ideal for everyone! 

Our Keynote speaker is:
  • Alton Henley, Sr. Program Director at Montgomery College, Workforce Development & Continuing Education
Our expert BIG Data! panelists include:
  • Paul Chon, Aver Analytics
  • Kris Hawley, 270net Technologies
  • Ellen Coren, Chesapeake Public Strategies
Is this Seminar Right For Me? Should I Attend"
Why should you attend? Why would you even care about data? Is this seminar even for me? IT IS! This seminar will help companies (of all sizes) & YOU plan and implement big data initiatives and is ideal for EVERYONE! Yes, that's right EVERYONE! You will learn how we cam engage with a person through products and services that the customer has not yet thought of, you will leave the seminar with 3 – 5 takeaways that you can start using right away & more!

BIG Data! for Business Seminar
When: Tuesday, April 04, 2017
Where: Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus, 9605 Medical Center Drive, Room 121, Rockville 
: 8:00 AM thru 9:45 AM (Registration begins at 7:45 am, we will starrt promptly at 8:00 AM)
Cost: $20 Chamber Members /$30 Non-Members
PLEASE REGISTER BY 2:00 PM TODAY! If you miss the cut-off, walk-ins will be most welcome! 

Networking Picnic & Cornhole Tourney: YPG Anniversary

You're cordially invited to the 1st Annual "Cornhole Tourney 4 Charity" in conjunction with our Annual Networking Picnic / Young Professional Anniversary Celebration on May 4th.  
Day Events:
3:30-5:30 PM Cornhole Tourney
4:00-5:00 PM  Toss Off
5:00-5:30 PM Cornhole Awards
5:30-7:30 PM Networking Picnic / YPG Celebration 
Cornhole Tourney:
Double Elimination
Cash Payouts
Soda, Beer & Wine
Networking Picnic ticket
Toss off at 4:00 PM
Two levels of sponsorship
About the Event: 
Cheers to Five Years! Five years ago the GGCC started the Young Professionals Group - a group with lofty dreams. Now, we want to celebrate with you! Please join us as we say thank you for your support these past few years and discover our future plans. It will be a great day staring with a Cornhole Tournament 4 Charity. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Operation Second Chance. Then it's time to roll up your sleeves and enjoy some delicious Smokey Glen BBQ.
Can't Make the Tourney and Want to Come to the Picnic Only.....You Can Do That!
Just purchase your ticket, get your BBQ-eating outfit ready and find out what it means to celebrate five amazing years with the hippest, most fabulous, nicest, young professionals in the Upcounty!
Join us for a BBQ Picnic and fun activities at Smokey Glen Farm.

Date: May 4
Time: 3:30-7:30 PM
Where:Smokey Glen Farm, 16407 Riffle Ford Road, Gaithersburg
Cost: $350 Cornhole Tourney Biz Sponsor (ONLY 1 LEFT); $50 Cornhole Tea, Registration (SELLING FAST); $30, GGCC Members; $40,Non-Members

14th Annual Wine Tasting

The GGCC will hold its 14th Annual Wine Tasting at the Kentlands Mansion. Each ticket includes a wine-tasting glass and tastings.This year’s wine tasting features a guided wine tasting tutorial with five featured wines compliments of Pinky & Pepe of Pinky and Pepe’s Grape Escape.The wine will be paired with delicious food from GGCC Members. 
The event sponsors include:
  • The City of Gaithersburg
  • Pinky and Pepe’s Grape Escape
  • The Melting Pot Gaithersburg
  • Asia Nine 
  • Firebirds Wood Fired Grill
  • Nothing Bundt Cakes 
  • Tommy Joe's 
  • Bargain Movers
  • Crown Trophy
  • The Plamondon Companies 
  • DrinkMore Water  
Date: May 11
Time: 5:30-7:30 PM
Where: Kentlands Mansion, 320 Kent Square Road, Gaithersburg
Cost: Tickets are $35 for GGCC Members & First-Time Visitors; and $65 for Returning Non-Members

Let's Go To Italy!

The Chamber is traveling and we want you with us! 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. 

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