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Wednesday, November 4
Cost: Free for All
Where: C2 Education, 816 Muddy Branch Road, Gaithersburg

Friday, November 6
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Women Balancing Life & Business Committee
Cost: GGCC Members Only
Topic: Creating Successful Internships: Strategies for Business Owners
Where:  GGCC Office, 910 Clopper Road, Suite 205N, Gaithersburg

Monday, November 9
12:00-1:30 pm
GGCC Business Roundtable with Comptroller Peter Franchot
Cost: GGCC Members Only
Where:  Registration is a must! Contact Marilyn Balcombe at mbalcombe@ggchamber.org for location.
 

Tuesday, November 10

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 $45.
Where: Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus, 9601 Medical Center Drive, Rockville
 
Wednesday, November 11
12:00-1:00 pm
Events Committee Meeting
Cost: GGCC Members Only
Where:  GGCC Office, 910 Clopper Road, Suite 205N, Gaithersburg

Friday, November 13
10:00-11:00 am
Celebration Dinner Committee Meeting #2
Cost: GGCC Members Only
Where:  GGCC Office, 910 Clopper Road, Suite 205N, Gaithersburg

Tuesday, November 17
8:30-9:30 am
Economic Development Committee Meeting
Cost: GGCC MEMBERS ONLY
Topic: National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST). Briefing on NIST and their role in Cybersecurity. After the meeting, attendees will have the opportunity to tour the NetZero residential home on the campus of NIST 
Where:  National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg. ADVANCED REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. NIST is a secure facility. 

Thursday, November 19
8:00-9:00 am
Membership Committee Meeting
Cost: GGCC Members Only
Where:  GGCC Office, 910 Clopper Road, Suite 205N, Gaithersburg


Thursday, November 19

5:30-7:30 pm
Business Networking After Five / Fall Cocktail Reception
Cost: Free for all WITH A DONATION OF "NEW / UNWRAPPED" TOY for Toys for Tots
Where: Pinky and Pepe's Grape Escape, 223 Kentlands Blvd., Gaithersburg
 

Saturday, November 28

ALL DAY! 
Small Business Saturday!
Small Business Saturday®: one of the biggest days of the year for your local small businesses! In 2010, American Express founded Small Business Saturday to help business owners with their most pressing need - getting more customers. Four years later, the day continues to rally shoppers nationwide to support local small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The GGCC is proud to support Small Business Saturday® and encourages you to "shop small, shop local"! 

Thursday, December 3
Join us at our biggest bash of the year - "Celebrating 66 Years!"
6:00-10:00 pm
Annual Celebration Dinner & Awards Ceremony
Cost: GGCC Member / Spouse / Guest Ticket Per Person: $100 (Early Bird until 11/2)
GGCC Member / Spouse / Guest Ticket Per Person: $125
SPONSORSHIP AVAILABLE AT www,ggchamber.org
Where: Holiday Inn Gaithersburg, 2 Montgomery Village Avenue, Gaithersburg
 
Wednesday, December 9
4:30-6:00 pm
Young Professional Group Happy Hour: Boulevard Tavern
Cost: Donation of canned food items or $10 for Nourish Now
Sponsored By: Boulevard Tavern & Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union.
Where:  Boulevard Tavern, 311 Kentlands Blvd., Gaithersburg

Thursday, December 10
5:30-7:30 pm
GGCC Holiday Open House
Cost: GGCC Members Only
Sponsored By: Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.
Where:  GGCC Office, 910 Clopper Road, Suite 205N, Gaithersburg

See all the upcoming events at: www.ggchamber.org/events

GGCC Membership Drive 2015: Together We Are Stronger

The GGCC will be holding a Membership Campaign October 1 through November 20, 2015. We encourage YOU to bring in AS MANY NEW MEMBERS AS YOU WANT! Together we are stronger! 

SPONSOR a NEW MEMBER to JOIN between October 1—November 20 and YOU will receive $50 CASH. YEP, $50! 

And the new member will receive a one-time $50 discount on their MEMBERSHIP dues when they JOIN the GGCC during the campaign. 
 
The best method of recruitment is still word of mouth, so brag about the chamber and help us grow. Encourage them to make an investment in their business & community! 

The Chamber provides numerous services for members, including networking and professional development, an electricity discount program, free and low cost marketing, government affairs programs and advocacy to encourage a positive business climate in the Upcounty.

For additional information, contact Donna Rimple at drimple@ggchamber.org or 301.840.1400 x17. And thank you in advance for your commitment to the GGCC!

2016 Corporate & Event Sponsorship Opportunities
Support the GGCC & increase visibility for your organization. There are a variety of sponsorship's available to our members.

2016 Opportunities Include:
Corporate Sponsor Program Exclusive package— $4,000
Special Event Sponsor Package—$1,000
Business Networking After Five -$300 (plus cost of food &  drinks)
Business Networking Before Nine-$250 (plus cost of food &  drinks)
Business Card Exchange Lunch-Call for Details
Young Professional Group Title Sponsor -$1000
Young Professional Group Happy Hour- $200
Young Professionals Group Lunch & Learn- $200

For more information call 301-840-1400 x 14 or lrowles@ggchamber.org.
 
  • Montgomery County Employees Federal Credit Union (MCEFCU) has launched a Smartwatch app functionality to further enhance and provide more mobile banking application options. The Smartwatch app is accessed through the MCEFCU mobile banking app available for download through the App Store. to members using an iPhone 5 or higher. For more information about the Montgomery County Employees Federal Credit Union, visit www.mcefcu.org.
  • Photographs on display at this year's high school art show will serve as inspiration for students participating in the Gaithersburg Book Festival Short Story Contest, sponsored by Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus. Another great example of Chamber Members working together. For further details, click here.
  • Pepco joined with Junior Achievement of Greater Washington in the launch of the new JA Finance Park® in Prince George’s County. The center, at the G. James Gholson Middle School and Cora L. Rice Elementary School, provides an engaging space for middle-school students to learn personal finance skills for the 21st Century.It offers a variety of storefronts, individual educational spaces where students can learn different aspects of managing their money. As well as the interactive ‘YOUtility’ storefront to help students learn to save energy and money. Fantastic partnership of GGCC Members! 
  • Apex Home Loans, Inc. will host a Gala Concert featuring the Classic Rock Band Styx on November 10 at the Music Center at Strathmore. The concert benefits the non-profit organization, Community Services for Autistic Adults and Children. For further details and/or to purchase tickets, click here.
  • Join Habitat for Humanity Metro Maryland every Tuesday in the month of November and Not Your Average Joe's will give 15% of all proceeds from Habitat supporters back to HFHMM. NYAJ's is located at 245 Kentlands Boulevard in Gaithersburg.
  • Healthtrax Fitness & Wellness, 20500 Seneca Meadows Parkway in Germantown, is celebrating all Veteran’s on Veteran’s Day by bringing the community together with fitness as part of National Workout for Warriors initiative. The Center opens its doors to members and the public for WOD (workout of the day) honoring Veterans through fitness training. Free training sessions start at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, November 11th and Thursday, November 12th. The event is free and you can contact Healthtrax at 240-686-4500 for more information. Those wishing to make a donation can do so at Healthtrax or online at TEAM RWB https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/RWBDonate.
  • Gaithersburg High School is searching for "Academy Day Guest Speakers/Presenters" on Tuesday, November 17 from 7:00 am - 12:00 pm at Gaithersburg High School, 101 Education Boulevard, Gaithersburg. Make a difference in a teenager's life...Share your passion! Contact Kim Curtis, Academy Coordinator at 301-284-4509 or kim_curtis@mcpsmd.org for further details and/or to register.
  • Tickets to Metropolitan Ballet Theatre and Academy's 27th annual production of The Nutcracker are now available. Tickets start at $19. For further details and/or to purchase, visit: www.mbtdance.org. 
  • Truckloads of surplus goods from the Barnesville School of Arts & Sciences yard sale were donated to local organizations serving families in need. Students sorted through unsold furniture, clothing, and household items and donated quality items to 10 area organizations, including: Cornerstone Montgomery, Rukundo International, Frameworks for Families, Wheel of Hope, Salvation Army, and Frederick Rescue Mission. Great job Barnesville School!
  • BlackRock Center for the Arts will screen the documentary Miriam Beerman: Expressing the Chaos, directed by award-winning filmmaker Jonathan Gruber, as part of the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation’s On Screen/In Person program on Sunday, November 22 at 3:00 pm. A selection of Ms. Beerman’s drypoint prints will be on display in the BlackRock lobby the evening of the event, and a conversation with the film’s director will follow the screening. Tickets cost $5. Purchase at: blackrockcenter.org, or 240.912.1058.
  • Carrabba’s Italian Grill is the perfect choice for festive holiday gatherings whether dining in or custom catering delivered right to your door. Place your catered holiday delivery order by December 1st  2015 to receive a 10% discount. Book your dine in holiday event today and for every $250 spent, receive $50 in dining credit on a future visit. For further information, contact Beth Sell, Catering Manager at 240-285-4572 or spinbeth@yahoo.com.
  • Honor and remember those who have touched our lives when you join Hospice Caring on Saturday, December 5 at the Hospice Caring Cottage for their Traditional Lighting of the Tree, Instrumental Music, Responsive Readings, and Reading of the Names. Hospice's Tree of Love - for a donation of $35 per name or three names for $100, your loved ones' names will be read aloud at the ceremony. Click here to donate. More information, contact Penny Gladhill at 301-990-8904 or pennyg@hospicecaring.org.
  • TLC’s (The Treatment & Learning Centers) 5K/1M King of the Road Race will be held on Sunday, November 15th. 5K race/1M Fun Run begins at 9:00 am. Cost: before 10/31 - $40 after 10/31 -$45. Course begins at TLC’s Katherine Thomas School – and runs around Medical Center Campus. For further information, visit: www.kingoftheroad5K.com. 
  • The Rotary Club of Gaithersburg will celebrate its 49th birthday at 6:00 pm on Thursday, November 5th, at the Courtyard by Marriott in Washingtonian Center. A trio of comedians will will guarantee a joyful evening. For more information, visit: www.gaithersburgrotary.org. 
  • Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union presents Small Business University with featured presenter Montgomery County Council Member Nancy Navarro on Thursday November 19 from 7:00-8:30 am at Montgomery Community Media, 7548 Standish Place in Rockville. This month's featured topic is Montgomery County's Small Business Assistance Program, Learning how to get the most out of what MoCo has to offer. For further details and/or to register, click here.
  • Save the Date for the Rio's Holiday Tree Lighting on Friday, November 20 from 6-8:00 pm. Join them on the Lakefront Plaza (near Uncle Julio's and Joe's Crab Shack) as they kick-off the holiday season with their annual tree lighting celebration. Family-friendly events and activities including: meet Santa & Mrs. Claus; samples from restaurants and shops; strolling holiday entertainment; horse and carriage rides and giveaways and more. for more information, click here.
  • Celebrate 20 Years of Enchantment at the City of Gaithersburg's Winter Lights with three unique “Enchanted Evenings” in November - Wine Under the Lights, Friday, November 20 from 6:00-10:00 pm; S’more Lights on Sunday, November 22 from 5:30 - 9:00 pm and Leashes ‘n’ Lights on Tuesday, November 24 from 6:00-9:00 pm. For more information and group admission rates please call 301-258-6350 or visit www.gaithersburgmd.gov.
  • JK Moving Services President and CEO, Chuck Kuhn, and his family recently moved to a new house. After the move, he described his experience and discussed some things he'd have done differently. Read about his experience and suggestion, click here.

Annual Celebration Dinner & Awards Ceremony

Join us at our biggest bash of the year the "Annual Celebration Dinner and Awards Ceremony - Celebrating 66 Years!"

When: Thursday, December 03, 2015 
Time: 6:00-10:00 pm
Where: Holiday Inn Gaithersburg, 2 Montgomery Village Avenue, Gaithersburg (NEW VENUE!)


The evening events include:
  • The installation of the 2016 Board of Directors
  • Silent auction
  • Dinner
  • Music
  • Presentation of the Annual “You Made a Difference Award”
  • Announcement of the “9th Annual Small Business of the Year” award
  • Announcement of the "3rd Annual Young Professional of the Year” award
  • The awarding of the Montgomery College Scholarships funded by GGCC Businesses to Montgomery College students
Sponsor / Register Now, Click HERE

Thank You To Our Sponsors!


TITLE SPONSOR
City of Gaithersburg. 

SILVER SPONSOR
Monument Bank

YOUNG PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR TABLE SPONSOR
Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center

Young Professional of the Year Applications Due Friday! 

ATTENTION YOUNG PROFESSIONALS: You are cordially invited to submit an application for the GGCC’s 3rd Annual GGCC Young Professional of the Year Award (YPG).

The chamber’s YPG Award recognizes and celebrates the accomplishments of a highly motivated, emerging leader of the Chamber’s Young Professional’s group. Are you the next young professional of the year?
 
The application can downloaded by clicking here now. The deadline for entries is Noon on Friday, November, 63, 2015, either postmarked or emailed to lrowles@ggchamber.org. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at 301.840.1400 x14.  

Small Business of the Year Application - Due Friday!

You are cordially invited to submit an application for the GGCC’s 9th Annual GGCC Small Business of the Year Award (SBY).

The chamber’s SBY Award recognizes and celebrates the accomplishments of small businesses, which are a vital part of our economy and community. The award is presented to the small business that demonstrates success, community involvement, and excellent customer relations. Are you the next small business of the year?

The application can be downloaded by clicking here now. The deadline for entries is Noon on Friday, November 6, 2015, either postmarked or emailed to lrowles@ggchamber.org. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at 301.840.1400 x14. 

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:

MTG, Inc.: Call for Details
My Payroll HR: 25%
MyRealtyTeam Real Estate LLC: Complimentary Discovery Consultation

View all the discounts at: http://www.ggchamber.org/membership/member-to-member-discount/

Do You Have A Success Story?

The GGCC is Looking for your Business and GGCC Member Partnership Success Stories!
 
Have you received a contract or business because you are a GGCC Member? Or perhaps a GGCC Member introduced you to someone that led to that "big deal"? Or do just love the GGCC and it has helped you in a different way and you would like to share that with the membership? Send us your success story and we will feature your business on our social media sites or pick your story to be a featured presentation at one of our upcoming events.  Email lrowles@ggchamber.org.
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