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Monday, January 11
8:00-10:00 am
Breakfast Meeting – MoCo Department of Permitting
Where:  Executive Office Building Auditorium, 101 Monroe Street, Rockville

Tuesday, January 12
8:00-9:00 am
Conversation & Coffee - First Event of the New Year!! 
Cost: GGCC MEMBERS: FREE (incl. in membership); NON-MEMBERS: FREE for First-Time Non-Members. Returning Non-Members pay $40.
Where:  Corner Bakery Cafe
 
Wednesday, January 13
12:00-1:00 pm
Events Committee Meeting
Cost: GGCC Members Only
Where:  GGCC Office, 910 Clopper Road, Suite 205N, Gaithersburg
 
Thursday, January 14
3:30-4:30 pm
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: Nothing Bundt Cakes
Cost: FREE for all, advance registration requested.
Where:  Nothing Bundt Cakes, 12133 Darnestown Road, Gaithersburg
 
Wednesday, January 20 - NEW DAY!
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, January 21
8:00-9:00 am
Membership Committee Meeting
Cost: GGCC Members Only
Where:  GGCC Office, 910 Clopper Road, Suite 205N, Gaithersburg
 
Thursday, January 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 $45.
Where:  Alta Liberty Mill Apartments, 19520 Waters Road, Germantown 

Wednesday, February 10
Sponsored by: Holy Cross Health
Where:  Montgomery College, BioScience Education Center, 20200 Observation Drive, Germantown
About: One of the most important factors of a startup's success is having a strong founding team. This includes: when and if you should have a co-founder, where to find co-founders, what to look for in a co-founder, how you know who the best co-founder is for you, and best practices for productive co-founder relationships. 
 
See all the upcoming events at: www.ggchamber.org/events

New Members: November 2015

Contemporaries, Inc.
DMY Engineering Consultants
Great and Small
Kessler Lending Advisors A division of HomeBridge
Nalley Fresh
Plexus Health and Wellness
Solar City

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: 
$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

For more information call 301-840-1400 x 14 or lrowles@ggchamber.org.
  • Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union's last Small Business University of 2015 will be held on Thursday December 17 from 7:00 am - 8:30 am at Montgomery Community Media, 7548 Standish Place in Rockville. The featured presenter is The Small Business Administration. For further details and/or to register, click here
  • Habitat for Humanity Metro Maryland has partnered with its 86th family and has officially handed over the keys to Gaithersburg’s newest residents. Just a few short months ago the Woldesebet/Demeke family was selected to purchase their current home. They've been quite busy since family selection in July of 2015. They've completed the requirements for sweat equity, homebuyer education and financial literacy classes in just about 4 months. They officially moved into their new homes two days before Thanksgiving. Great job! Learn more about Habitat at: www.habitatmm.org.
  • Congratulations to the Holiday Inn Gaithersburg on their new in house restaurant Harvest & Pints.They have a handcrafted menu featuring seasonal selections including crab cakes, butternut squash bisque, and shrimp & grits. A must try is the warm cookie dough ice cream and mojo pork tostadas. Price range $5-25.00. Visit them at 2 Montgomery Village Avenue in Gaithersburg. 
  • Free "Year-End Tax Filing Lunch & Learn" with DeLeon & Stang CPAs & Advisors on December 16th at 11:00 am at Launch Workplaces, 9841 Washingtonian Boulevard, Suite 200, Gaithersburg. RSVP with Stivaly Friedman at stivaly@deleonandstang.com or by calling (301) 948-9825.
  • In 2016, the University System of Maryland will break ground on a new Biomedical Sciences and Engineering Education Facility at the Universities at Shady Grove. The facility will expand degree offerings in baccalaureate, professional and advanced graduate degrees in healthcare, biosciences, engineering, and computational sciences. Read more, click here.  
  • The holidays are front and center every Saturday in the Rio. Get into the holiday spirit with fun for the whole family. Enjoy carolers and performances by local student groups; holiday shopping and dining; or take a spin on The Carousel presented by Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center. Click here for details. 
  • Worthington Manor Golf Club makes it easy for you to “give the gift of golf” this holiday season. Theirr new paperless e-gift cards are easy to purchase, never expire and can never be lost.  During the holiday season purchase a $200, $400 or $600 gift card and receive a free $50, $100 or $150 gift card. To purchase stop by the golf shop or by call 301-874-5400.
  • Hampton Inn & Suites - Washington, DC North - G'burg & the Homewood Suites Gaithersburg are offering 15& off their best available rate for your families visiting over the holiday's. Reservations can be made at www.hilton.com with the promotion code HOL or calling either hotel. And don't get caught in inclement weather. Both hotels are offering a special inclement weather rate: $79 + tax/night. Reservations can be made at www.hilton.com with the promotion code SNO.
  • Rio Sport & Health is offering "A New Year, A New You" deal. The month of December is free for you. Contact Roger Drummey at 240-599-0907 or rdrummey@sportandhealth.com to get started today. 
  • For the second year in a row, the Gaithersburg Book Festival will partner with Kentlands Hand and Stone Massage and Facial Spa for a holiday children’s book drive. Participation is easy! Visit the Kentlands Hand and Stone Massage and Facial Spa,  217 Kentlands Boulevard, Gaithersburg. Select from a list of sample titles available in the store. Pay for your selections. For more information please visit www.gaithersburgmd.gov or contact the City of Gaithersburg Community Services Division at 301-258-6395 x2.
  • Still looking for for space for your holiday party or last minute meeting? Call the Holiday Inn Gaithersburg at 240-238-1127 and receive a special surprise gift when you book with them.
  • For the 37th consecutive year, the City of Gaithersburg has received a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR) for the year ending June 30, 2014. The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of government accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by Gaithersburg’s government and its management. Congratulations Gaithersburg!!  
  • The Corporate Volunteer Council of Montgomery County has partnered with the Holiday Giving Project of Montgomery County, M&T Bank, and A Wider Circle to support local families this holiday season. You can adopt a family, host a toy drive, or donate. For further information on how you can support this endeavor, click here

GGCC Entrepreneur Breakfast Series
"Are Entrepreneur's Born or Made

TOPIC: "Developing a Strong Team"

SPEAKER: Shahab Kaviani, Co-founder of Breezio & Our Entrepreneur Panel

DATE: Wednesday, February 10

TIME: 7:45-9:30 am

LOCATION: Montgomery College, BioScience Education Center, 20200 Observation Drive, Germantown

ABOUT: One of the most important factors of a startup's success is having a strong founding team.  This includes: when and if you should have a co-founder, where to find co-founders, what to look for in a co-founder, how you know who the best co-founder is for you, and best practices for productive co-founder relationships. 

COST: Chamber Members & Guests: $20

                 

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:

Redport Information Assurance, Inc.: Call for Details
Residence Inn Gaithersburg: 10%
Rio Sport & Health Club: Call for Details

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