Uncork & Unwind at the 13th Annual Wine Tasting
May 19

Cost: FREE for all, advance registration requested.
Where: Allstate Insurance Co., 12030 N. Frederick Road, Suite H, Germantown 

Tuesday, April 5
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.
WhereHoliday Inn Express & Suites / Highlands Conference & Banquet Center, 20260 Goldenrod Lane, Germantown
Friday, April 8
8:00-9:30 am

New Member Orientation
WhereHomewood Suites, 805 Russell Avenue, Gaithersburg

Wednesday, April 13
12:00-1:00 pm
Events Committee Meeting
: GGCC Members Only
Where:  GGCC Office, 910 Clopper Road, Suite 205N, Gaithersburg

Friday, April 15
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: Damascus Community Bank
Cost: FREE for all, advance registration requested.
Where: Damascus Community Bank, 7601-I Airpark Road, Gaithersburg
Wednesday, April 20
8:30-9:30 am
Economic Development Committee Meeting
Cost: GGCC Members Only
Topic: Montgomery County's Comprehensive Economic Strategy Update - A Blueprint for Greater Economic Vitality 
Speaker: Lily Qi, Office of the County Executive
Where:  Montgomery College Germantown Campus Paul Peck Building (Goldenrod Bldg), 20271 Goldenrod Lane Room 105, Germantown

Thursday, April 21
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.
WhereMontgomery County EFCU, 19785 Crystal Rock Drive, Suite 201, Germantown 

Thursday, April 21
8:00-9:00 am
Membership Committee Meeting
: GGCC Members Only
Where:  GGCC Office, 910 Clopper Road, Suite 205N, Gaithersburg

Monday, April 25
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: Evolution Oral Surgery, LLC
Cost: FREE for all, advance registration requested.
Where: Evolution Oral Surgery, LLC, 19851 Observation Drive, Suite 320, Germantown 
Wednesday, April 27
11:30 am- 1:00 pm

Business Card Exchange Lunch
Cost: GGCC MEMBERS & First-Time Non-Members: $20. Returning Non-Members pay $40.
WhereHomewood Suites, 805 Russell Avenue, Gaithersburg 

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  • CONGRATULATIONS to Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union the recipient of the Credit Union National Association 2015 Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award for its “MOOve Against Hunger” campaign held in June 2015. This award goes to credit unions with exemplary social responsibility projects that prove to have great impact on the community. MAFCU’s “MOOve Against Hunger” was a unique social media campaign that raised over $12,500 to help Gaithersburg-based Manna Food Center combat hunger in Montgomery County. GREAT JOB! 
  • CONGRATS to Plamondon Companies Top Performers! Barbara (Barbi) Robinson, General Manager, Valley Plaza Roy Rogers, Hagerstown; Kathy Crone, General Manager, Residence Inn by Marriott in Frederick; Ross Baker, Operations Manager, TownePlace Suites by Marriott in Frederick; Reina Maldonado, Manager, Germantown Roy Rogers, Germantown, all received Manager of the Year awards & Jennifer Alcorn, Recruiting and Retention Specialist of Frederick, MD received the Co-President’s Pride Award.
  • The Montgomery College Board of Trustees approved a new name for the Hercules Pinkney Life Sciences Park on the Germantown Campus: the Pinkney Innovation Complex for Science and Technology at Montgomery College.  According to the board, the new name is more relevant to today’s economic environment and to the business sectors which partner with the academic programs represented at the park. Read more about the complex, click here
  • BUSINESSES WANTED! Join the Frederick Keys on Monday, May 16th  for Business & Baseball, a 9 inning networking event. During the game, the Keys will be holding a job fair during the game. The goal of the night is to put as many actively hiring and recruiting companies, face-to-face with as many job seekers as possible. Additionally, the first 100 people to email their resume to the Keys will have their resume distributed to all participating companies. Therefore, companies may walk into the night already having 100 resumes on file before the night begins.Interested? Contact Taylor Fisher at 301-815-9909 or
  • The Universities at Shady Grove Dining with the Chefs event will take place on Monday, April 18th from 6:00-10:00 m at Universities at Shady Grove, 9630 Gudelsky Drive, Multipurpose Room - Building II in Rockville. UMES students have teamed up with some of the best chefs and leading restauranteurs in the MoCo/DC area, to share their recipes and techniques and to collaborate with students to design meals for the evening. for more information and/or to buy tickets, 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 (April 21) is James MacGregor, Market President and Publisher of the Washington Business Journal who will discuss "This is the best place for business, really!" For details and to register click here
  • Join Copper Canyon Grill for a special four-course dinner paired with tequila from Patron on April 6. Executive Chef Mente Lawson has paired each drink to specifically enhance the flavors of each course. Cost is $50 per person. Space is very limited, so reserve your seat today by calling (240) 631-0003.
  • A.B. Veirs & Sons, Inc will be one of more than 275 exhibitors at the PMEXPO, the nation’s largest one-day property management trade show, on April 6. Stop by and see them. To learn more about the conference, 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. Businesses and organizations are invited to be part of the celebration through vendor and sponsorship opportunities. The event is scheduled for Sunday, June 12 from 12:00-5:00 pm. Vendors are now invited to apply and sponsorship opportunities are also available for businesses interested in supporting the festival.  Forms are available online, click here, or call  301-258-6350.  
  • The eighth Maryland location for Nalley Fresh is open n the Kentlands in Gaithersburg. The fast-casual restaurant allows customers to use their "inner chef" to create fresh bowls, wraps and salads. Visit them at 261 Kentlands Boulevard or learn more at: 
  • The Gaithersburg Book Festival is joining forces with the National Park Trust to celebrate Kids to Parks Day on Saturday, May 21. During the 7th annual Festival, the National Park Trust will bring author Dr. Ilona Holland and mascot Buddy Bison to Griffith Park on the grounds of Gaithersburg City Hall to encourage children to discover science, history, nature and adventure in their own neighborhood parks and in national parks across the country. The Gaithersburg Book Festival takes place Saturday, May 21, 2016, from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm on the grounds of City Hall.  For a complete list of children's and young adult authors, as well as up-to-date details about all the activities and workshops hosted in the Children’s Village, visit the GBF website.
  • Habitat for Humanity Metro Maryland invites you to its Interfaith Build Day on April 2 from 8:30 am - 2:30 pm. For more information or to get involved, contact Rev. Todd Gray, Faith Relations Manager, at 301-990-0014 ext 32 or
  • Join BrightFocus Foundation for “An Evening of BrightFocus,” their inaugural dinner affair celebrating BrightFocus Foundation’s bold and innovative commitment to scientific discovery on June 9  at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C. For more information contact Lauren Slotkoff at 301-556-9397 or
  • BlackRock Center for the Arts invites you to Paint Nite with the Master. Sip wine while creating your own masterpiece inspired by the masters. You will go home with a painting you can call “uniquely yours". Friday, April 15 | 7:00 - 9:30 PM | $50. To register, click here

Networking Picnic & 4-Year Young Professional Group Anniversary Celebration: May 4

Cheers to Four Years Networking Picnic!

Four years ago the GGCC started the Young Professionals Group - a group with lofty dreams. Now, we want to celebrate with you! Join us for a networking picnic on Wednesday, May 4 at 5:00 pm at Smokey Glen Farm. Enjoy mouth-watering ribs, chicken, pies, and more. 

Please join us as we say thank you for your support these past few years and discover our future plans. Just purchase your ticket, get your BBQ-eating outfit ready and find out what it means to celebrate four amazing years with the hippest, most fabulous, nicest, young professionals in the Upcounty!

NOTE: this event is open to ALL GGCC MEMBERS; it is fun for all ages. You do not need to be a member of the YPG's to attend this event.

Cost: $30, GGCC Members / $40,Non-Members.

For further details and/or to register, click here

13th Annual Wine Tasting: May 19

The GGCC will hold its 13th Annual Wine Tasting at the Kentlands Mansion on Thursday, May 19. Each ticket includes a wine-tasting glass and tastings. 

This year tasting features a guided tasting tutorial featuring six wines compliments of Pinky & Pepe of:
Pinky and Pepe’s Grape Escape.

The wine will be paired with delicious food from:
Asia Nine
Not Your Average Joe's &
Savory Gourmet Catering.

Fresh strawberries dipped in chocolate will be served compliments of the:
Melting Pot Gaithersburg,
& bundtinis by:
Nothing Bundt Cakes.

Cost: Tickets are $35 for GGCC Members & First-Time Visitors; and $65 for Returning Non-Members.

To learn more or to register, click 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:

Bennet Communications, Inc: 20%
Berknell Financial Group LLC: Call for Details
Black Cat Design: 10%

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We're Going to Ireland - Come With Us!

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce invites members of the chamber and the community to experience the true Ireland Culture November 1, 2016. Only $2,699 if booked by April 1, 2016. 

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.

For more information or to register, please see the brochures, click here, or contact the Chamber at (301) 840-1400.
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