Jul
12
7:30 AM07:30

24th Annual Public Safety Awards Breakfast

  • Montgomery County Agricultural Center, Inc. (map)
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The GGCC will honor local heroes from Public Safety personnel of the Upcounty for their courageous, life-saving actions at the 24th Annual Public Safety Awards Breakfast.

We invite you to this time-honored tradition as we recognize the heroic deeds of our local law enforcement and fire-rescue workers at our Annual Public Safety Awards Breakfast on Friday, July 12 at 7:30 AM at the Montgomery County Agricultural Center, Inc., 16 Chestnut Street, Gaithersburg.

These men and women go above and beyond the call of duty to serve our local community and we want them to know we appreciate them and their hard work.

Sponsored by: Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber

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Jul
12
1:00 PM13:00

Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) for Governments and the Private Sector

Whether you are an executive, a director, a functional manager, or an IT professional, this course will transform your mindset as you gather the essential knowledge, insights, and tools that you will need to succeed in the fast-evolving DLT and Blockchain ecosystem.

Sponsored by: Code Partners

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Jun
20
6:00 PM18:00

Montgomery County Small Business Association, One Year Celebration! “Together We Grow”

  • 20908 Golf View Drive Laytonsville, MD 20882 USA (map)
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Join the Montgomery County Small Business Association for its 1st Annual Anniversary event at Montgomery County Club. Guest Speakers: Jerome Fletcher, Assistant Chief Administrative Officer, Montgomery County Procurement, Grace Denno, Chief I Division of Business Relations & Compliance, Montgomery County Procurement and Ash Shetty, Director of the Office of Procurement, Montgomery County.

Sponsored by: Montgomery County SBA

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Jun
18
9:30 AM09:30

Automate & Scale Your Business – Montgomery County

Are Routine Tasks Taking Over? Automate for Freedom, Flexibility & Focus
Did you know that growing a business and scaling a business are two completely different things? When you grow, there is just more and more and more to do. When you scale, you are able to take on more work with little or no increase in time and costs.

Scaling is about doing more with less effort, in less time, and with fewer people. It is maximizing the technologies to automate routine activities to support your business. Sounds awesome, right? The system I will share will help business owners generate more freedom, flexibility and focus by automating and delegating.

  • Identify automation opportunities, so you can stop wasting time and energy on tasks that you should get off your plate.

  • The five essential elements to automate and scale your business so you can reduce your workload without incurring major hiring costs.

  • Two simple but brilliant moves that will create lasting impact beyond our time together today.

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Jun
12
8:15 AM08:15

PathFinder Innovation Program: Staff Recruitment and Retention

Learn from experts in the field and executives who have been through the process. Sign up for 1:1 meetings with experts to discuss your specific scenario more in-depth (attendance at the panel required).

To RSVP for PathFinder panel session(s), email BHI@BioHealthInnovation.org.

Sponsored by: BioHealth Innovation, Launch Workplaces, TEDCO and Montgomery County

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Jun
8
10:00 AM10:00

WORKSHOPS FOR ENTREPRENEURS: How to build your "Personal and Business credit"

  • 3300 Briggs Chaney Road Silver Spring, MD, 20904 United States (map)
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Gilchrist Center is excited to partner with Life Asset to provide Technical Assistance for Small & Micro Entrepreneurs 

Demystify FICO Credit Scores and how they work. Examine how the personal credit of a business owner impact the business credit. 

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Jun
6
5:00 PM17:00

Chamber Networking Picnic & Cornhole Tourney

You're cordially invited to the Chamber's Networking Picnic presented by our Young Professional Group. In conjunction with the picnic, we will be hosting our 3rd Annual "Cornhole Tourney".

Join us for a BBQ Picnic and fun activities at Smokey Glen Farm; the YPG's want to say thank you for your support over the years and shed some insight into their future plans.

Sponsored by: Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber

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Jun
3
to Jun 6

BIO 2019

  • Pennsylvania Convention Center (map)
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Join us in Philadelphia, PA, June 3-6, 2019 as more than 16,000 attendees from around the globe gather for unparalleled partnering, education, networking, and to see all that tri-state area has to offer. The region's vast array of leading universities and research institutions fosters a collaborative environment.

The key benefits of attending the 2019 BIO International Convention are access to global biotech and pharma leaders via BIO One-on-One Partnering, exposure to industry thought-leaders with over 500 education sessions at your fingertips, and unparalleled networking opportunities with 16,000+ attendees from 67 countries.

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May
29
6:00 PM18:00

WORKSHOPS FOR ENTREPRENEURS: Recordkeeping as a Managerial Tool

  • 3300 Briggs Chaney Road Silver Spring, MD, 20904 United States (map)
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 Gilchrist Center is excited to partner with Life Asset to provide Technical Assistance for Small & Micro Entrepreneurs 

After completing this module, the participants will be able to: Improve their overall recordkeeping practices. Apply tools relevant to their business. Choose among various software to support their recordkeeping. 

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May
22
6:00 PM18:00

WORKSHOPS FOR ENTREPRENEURS: Organization Types; Pros & Cons of Business Structures

  • 3300 Briggs Chaney Road Silver Spring, MD, 20904 United States (map)
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Gilchrist Center is excited to partner with Life Asset to provide Technical Assistance for Small & Micro Entrepreneurs 

After completing this module, participants will become familiar with the common types of business formations, including: Sole Proprietorship, Partnership, Limited Liability Company (LLC), C-corporation, S-corporation. 

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May
22
5:30 PM17:30

Wine Tasting: Look, Swirl, Smell, Taste

You're invited to a fantastic evening of food, wine, networking, and more. Sip wine and enjoy Spring's beauty at the Chamber's 16th Annual Wine Tasting at the Kentlands Mansion. This is an event you won't want to miss. Everything - including the wine - is delightful. Tickets are only $35 each and include admission, a wine-tasting glass and food & wine tastings. This year’s wine tasting features a guided wine tasting tutorial with eight featured wines compliments of Grape Escape Kentlands. The wine will be paired with delicious, mouth-watering food from GGCC Restaurant Members; bundtinis from Nothing Bundt Cakes; and fresh strawberries dipped in chocolate will be served compliments of the Melting Pot Gaithersburg.

Sponsored by: Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber

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May
15
8:15 AM08:15

PathFinder Innovation Program: Pricing Factors

Learn from experts in the field and executives who have been through the process. Sign up for 1:1 meetings with experts to discuss your specific scenario more in-depth (attendance at the panel required).

To RSVP for PathFinder panel session(s), email BHI@BioHealthInnovation.org.

Sponsored by: BioHealth Innovation, Launch Workplaces, TEDCO and Montgomery County

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May
9
5:00 PM17:00

MoCo Made Happy Hour at True Respite

The Montgomery County Food Council and True Respite will be hosting a MoCo Made Happy Hour on Thursday, May 9th from 5-7PM! Enjoy beers made on-site and sample products from Tsiona Foods, Poppy's Salsa, and Caulfield Provisions Company while mingling with local food system partners and community members. 10% of sales from the happy hour will be donated to the Food Council in support of the MoCo Made initiative.

Sponsored by: Montgomery County Food Council

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May
2
6:00 PM18:00

2nd Annual Multi-Chamber - Cinco de Mayo Event

Life is a Fiesta-working! The Gaithersburg-Germantown, Poolesville Area, Frederick, Clarksburg, Rockville, & Olney Chambers are joining forces with the Clarksburg Premium Outlets for a Cinco de Mayo Spring Celebration. There will be great food, refreshments, raffles, and of course fabulous networking. Advance registration is required by April 25. Hope you can join us. 

At our events you can

  • Make new connections with established leaders in the region 

  • Discover potential career opportunities and volunteer/community engagement opportunities

  • Have the chance to share your experience and interests with others in your community

Would you like to give your company a little extra promotion? Consider offering a door prize at the event. Bring it with you that evening, or drop it off at the Chamber office at least one day before the date of the event. Thank you for your support! 

Sponsored by: Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce

Free for GGCC Members. Must register in advance by April 25, 2019. NO WALK-INS WILL BE ALLOWED.

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Apr
28
11:00 AM11:00

2019 Montgomery County GreenFest

The 5th annual Montgomery County GreenFest will take place on April 28th from 11am-4pm at Brookside Gardens. Greenfest is a fun-filled day of entertainment, community and learning for the whole family. Attendees can enjoy live music, dance performances and kids activities. Spend the day learning how to lead a greener life by attending a DIY workshop or visiting nearly 80 exhibitors. Don't forget the electric vehicle car show and the food trucks!

Sponsored by: Montgoemry County DEP

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Apr
28
10:00 AM10:00

Up-Scale Pop-Up Boutique

Beautifully renovated Bender JCC of Greater Washington in Rockville, MD is the site for this Up-Scale Pop-Up Boutique. Come shop local small businesses offering unique and interesting items such as clothing, leather handbags, skin care and jewelry. Admission and parking are FREE!

Sponsored by: PF Expos, LLC

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Apr
25
4:00 PM16:00

ACCESS TO CAPITAL FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS

Attend this FREE workshop that will cover the following topics:

  • Financial considerations for applying to obtain capital

  • Eligibility criteria and basic guidelines for obtaining a micro-loan

  • Loan process including: qualifications and documentation required

  • What qualifies as collateral

Sponsored by: Latino Economic Development Center

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