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Tuesday, February 10
7:30-9:00 am
Business Networking Before Nine
Cost: Free for GGCC Member and First-Time Non-Members. Returning Non-Members Pay $40

Where / Sponsored By: Healthtrax Fitness & Wellness,20500 Seneca Meadows Parkway, Germantown
Note: Everyone is invited to use the club after the before nine. Come and experience the Healthtrax Difference! Opened in 2002 in partnership with Suburban Hospital, the Healthtrax in Germantown has medical offices as well as 33,000 square feet of fitness space. Space includes an indoor lap pool and whirlpool, group exercise studios, an extensive fitness floor, racquetball courts, a basketball court and our new Xpress Training line, offering free trainer assisted 20-minute workouts. Hope you will join us!! 

Wednesday, February 11
12:00-1:00 pm
Events Committee Meeting
Cost: GGCC Members Only Please
NOTE: This committee is looking for new members, come and join us and help plan incredible GGCC Events! 
Where: GGCC Office, 910 Clopper Road, Suite 205N Gaithersburg


Thursday, February 12
11:30 am-1:30 pm
Non-Profit Sector Meeting
Cost: GGCC Members Only Please
Topic: "Evaluating your Mission" Presented by Jeff Hunt 
Where: Seneca Creek Community Church, 13 Firstfield Road, Gaithersburg


Thursday, February 17
8:30-9:30 am
Economic Development Committee Meeting
Speaker: Rich Parson: "Transportation and Economic Development - Getting People to Jobs"
Cost: GGCC Members Only Please
Where: Montgomery College Germantown Campus, Paul Peck Building (Goldenrod Bldg), 20271 Goldenrod Lane, Room 105, Germantown


Wednesday, February 18
8:00-9:00 am
Membership Committee Meeting
Cost: GGCC Members Only Please
Where: GGCC Office, 910 Clopper Road, Suite 205N Gaithersburg


Wednesday, February 18
5:30-7:30 pm
Business Networking After Five
Cost: Free for GGCC Member and First-Time Non-Members. Returning Non-Members Pay $40

Where / Sponsored By: Therrien Waddell, 100 Lakeforest Boulevard, Suite 600, Gaithersburg

Thursday, February 19
5:30-6:30 pm
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: Title Boxing Club
Cost: Free for GGCC Member and Non-Member's

Where / Sponsored By: Title Boxing Club, 10028 Darnestown Road, Rockville

Wednesday, February 25
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Business Card Exchange Lunch - FIRST LUNCH OF 2015!! 
Cost: Cost: $20 for GGCC Members and First-Time Non-Members. $40 Returning Non-Members

Where / Sponsored By: Not Your Average Joe's, 245 Kentlands Boulevard, Gaithersburg

Thursday, February 26
8:00-9:30 am
New Member Orientation
Cost: GGCC Members Only
Where / Sponsored By: Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union, 12820 Wisteria Drive, Germantown
Danish & Coffee sponsored by MyRealty Team, thank you for your support!


Thursday, February 26
5:30-7:30 pm
Regional Young Professionals Group Happy Hour
Cost: Free; Cash Bar

Where / Sponsored By: The Young Professional Groups from the Gaithersburg-Germantown, Greater Bethesda-Chevy Chase, and the Greater Silver Spring Chambers of Commerce, along with Leadership Montgomery's Emerging Leaders program at Timpano's in Rockville. 

Tuesday, March 24
7:30-10:30 am
GROWTH: Brand, Sales & Marketing Seminar 2015
Cost: $45 GGCC Member Early Bird (Ends Feb. 13)
$55 GGCC Member
$60 Non-Member
Sponsorships Available. Contact lrowles@ggchamber.org for more details.

Where: Universities at Shady Grove, 9640 Gudelsky Drive, Rockville

See all the upcoming events at: www.ggchamber.org/events
  • Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union (MAFCU) has named Alan Speck to be their new Director of Mortgage Origination. With almost 30 years of mortgage loan experience, Speck will be responsible for managing and directing the business development efforts for MAFCU’s well-seasoned mortgage loan division. Congrats Alan and Welcome! 
  • Seventy-foot dragons, thirty-foot calligraphy banners, five-foot lanterns and a 210-foot representation of the Great Wall of China painted by renowned artist Bertrand Mao will set the backdrop as Lakeforest Mall prepares to conduct its 16th annual Lunar New Year celebration. Lakeforest will host two weeks of performances, displays and demonstrations, from February 16 through March 1. For more information on Lakeforest stores, sales and events, visit www.shoplakeforest.com.
  • BlackRock Center for the Arts presents “Transformations of Brush and Paper:” Kit-Keung Kan, Freda Lee-McCann, and In-soon Shin. The exhibition will be on view in the Main Gallery from Thursday, February 5 through Saturday, February 28. On Saturday, February 7 from 2:00-3:00 pm, the center will host Artist Demonstrations of Calligraphy by Kit-Keung Kan, Brush Painting by Freda Lee-McCann, and Paper Casting by In-soon Shin (Free).For more information, visit: www.blackrockcenter.org. 
  • The Gaithersburg Police Department announced that Community Services Officer Dan Lane has been named 2014 Officer of the Year by Chief Mark Sroka. Also Corporal Kathy Fairfield was promoted to Sergeant and Police Officer Everett Cammack was promoted to Corporal. CONGRATULATIONS to you ALL! And thank you for your commitment to public safety. 
  • Check out the star-studded lineup of talent scheduled to play at Pinky & Pepe's Grape Escape on Friday & Saturday nights for the month of February. All will play from 7-10:00 pm at 223 Kentlands Boulevard in Gaithersburg. 02/06 - Jeff Carmella Duo; 02/07 - Crumpled Hat; 02/13 - Freddie Long; 02/14 - Tom Blood Duo; 02/20 - Just Two Duo; 02/21 - Holly Montgomery Duo; 02/27 - Freddie Long and 02/28 - Jack Bond.
  • Montgomery College offers SPRING 2015 classes designed to meet your entrepreneurial needs in support of your business ideas.For more information contact Karen Ambrose at 240-567-2592 or karen.ambrose@montgomerycollege.edu.
  • Post Community Media  (parent company of The Gazette) will be launching a new publication in March 2015. It will be a Lifestyle Magazine called Zag. This stand alone Magazine will publish bi-monthly. It will be distributed through select restaurant, entertainment and specialty retailers targeting a key demographic of young adults between 25-35. Don’t miss this opportunity. Premium spots available. For more information contact Colette Releford at 301-670-2618 or creleford@gazette.net.
  • Jah Works will perform at  Largent's Restaurant & Bar, 654 Center Point Way in Gaithersburg on Saturday, February 21 at 9:30 pm. 
  • Become masterful & fearless in the social media world. Learn to express your social self and write your social media strategy with eWomen Network's Social Media class. $450 for 7 sessions running for 7 weeks, 90 minutes a week. Tuesday’s, 12:30 - 2:00 pm at the GGCC Offices. Starting February 3rd. Contact Kimba at 240-478-9119 or kimba@whitelionsocial.com.  
  • Mark your calendar for Destination: Poolesville Business Fair on Saturday, March 21 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm at the Poolesville Baptist Church. Shredder truck, electronics recycling, local business vendors, food, prizes, shop local and more. 
  • Please help us welcome Nicole Evans as the new Sales Manager of Homewood Suites Gaithersburg, slated to open at the end of March 2015 at 805 Russell Avenue in Gaithersburg (formerly the Wyndham). Homewood Suites Gaithersburg is ideal for those extended stay needs and projects. Plus, it has a great meeting space. Interested in a tour? Contact Nicole at nicole.evans@baywoodhotels.com.                          


 

GROWTH: Brand, Sales & Marketing Seminar

We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting our GROWTH: Brand, Sales & Marketing Seminar on Tuesday, March 24 at the Universities at Shady Grove, 9640 Gudelsky Drive in Rockville.

This year's seminar features: Sonya Burke of Montgomery Community Media who will speak on: “Using the Press to Tell Your Story More Effectively & Attract Your Target Audience" and Chad Prinkey of Neuberger & Company, Inc. who will present: “Your Best Customer is Someone Else’s Prospect….. What are you Doing to Keep Them?"

Join us for an exciting seminar where you will discover how to maintain and increase sales & how to make your business more newsworthy by telling your story to attract your target audience.For further details on the seminar topics, click here now.

Sponsorship: There is no better way for your company to garner easy exposure for your business than through sponsorship. We have three levels for any budget. Please take a moment to review and select the sponsorship package that best fits your business. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Sponsorship Levels:
-Gold: $750
-Silver: $500
-Bronze: $250
For further information on sponsorship, contact us at lrowles@ggchamber.org

Tickets:
-$45 GGCC Member Early Bird (Ends Feb. 13) 
-$55 GGCC Member
-$60 Non-Member

Registration: click here now
Sponsor now: Email Laura at lrowles@ggchamber.org to support the GROWTH Seminar

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:

Montgomery Country Club: 10%
Montgomery Village Foundation, Inc.: 10%
Morton’s Towing & Recovery, Inc.: 10%

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

Need to Get Away? Come to Italy With Us!

We  invite members of the chamber and the community to experience true Tuscan Culture departing on October 27, 2015.The GGCC will be offering a fully escorted tour of the region of Tuscany.

Highlights Include: Florence, Pisa & Lucca, Siena, Cinque Terre (optional), San Gimignano, Chianti Region and Montecatini.

Inclusions: Round Trip Airfare, Airline Fuel Surcharges, Taxes and Fees, 7 Nights First Class Hotel, 10 Meals (7B, 3D), Sightseeing Per Itinerary, Admissions Per Itinerary, Professional Tour Manager, Baggage Handling and Hotel Transfers.

Cost per person is $2,899. Pay your deposit by April 1, 2015 and deduct $100 off per person. Space is limited. Sign up early to secure your seat. Makes for the perfect holiday gift. For more information please contact the Chamber at (301)840-1400.   

INFORMATIONAL MEETING: Thursday, March 26th at 5:30 pm at the Hampton Inn & Suites - Washington, DC North 
For further details on this meeting and/or to register, click here
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