Nov
29
7:30 AM07:30

Innovations to Fight the Opioid Crisis

  • The Universities at Shady Grove (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Opioid misuse and addiction is an ongoing and rapidly evolving public health crisis. Millions of Americans suffer from opioid use disorder, and millions more suffer from chronic pain. Dr. Volkow will speak about our current understanding of the opioid crisis nationally and locally, what research has taught us about addiction, its prevention and treatment, and how science can help end the opioid crisis once and for all.

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Nov
30
3:00 PM15:00

NIIMBL Informational Session

  • Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

NIIMBL was formed to leverage a $70 million cost-shared agreement sponsored by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) into a $270 million public-private partnership to promote innovative technologies in bio-manufacturing in America. This information session will provide an overview of NIIMBL and explain how your organization can get involved!

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Dec
5
1:30 PM13:30

Ready Set Go! The Nuts & Bolts of Starting a Business

This FREE workshop, hosted by the Small Business Development Center, is for those who are interested in starting their first business, but want to find out more information on what to expect before they begin their first business. Experienced business consultants will share with you everything to anticipate when starting a new business including, information on the legal and licensing requirements, the business plan, the different financing options, preparing a marketing strategy and all the perks and drawbacks that come with the life of an entrepreneur.

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Dec
6
10:00 AM10:00

How to Do Market Research

  • Maryland Women’s Business Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

As an entrepreneur or a small business owner you must understand your market and your competition. Market research is critical for any business that is starting up or expanding. Participants will learn how to use market research to make smart business decisions, optimize their market position, and mitigate risks and failures.

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Dec
7
11:00 AM11:00

On the Map Workshop

A challenge today is that many businesses do not currently have business listings on Google search, making their services harder to find. Altavista Communications is excited to announce that they will be partnering with Google to empower our community to Get Their Businesses Online! Connect with other businesses in the DMV area and have a great time learning new technologies with food, drink, and prizes.

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Dec
7
6:00 PM18:00

GGCC Gala Celebration & Awards Dinner

  • Hilton Washington DC North/Gaithersburg (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce at our biggest bash of the year the "Annual Celebration Dinner and Awards Ceremony - Celebrating 68 Years!" This event is a celebration of business in the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber, and serves as the Chamber's largest fundraiser, helping us continue our mission of strengthening businesses and the economic environment for those who work, live and do business in our community.

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Dec
12
7:30 AM07:30

Up in Smoke – A Discussion on Maryland’s Medical Cannabis Industry

Join panelists Sterling Crockett of AGRiMED Industries and Stacey Udell of HBK Valuation Group for a discussion on Maryland’s burgeoning medical cannabis industry. Panelists will examine all stages of the medical cannabis industry, including: research and development, legalization, legislature, establishing a business, taxation and trends in the industry. Hosted by Maryland Tech Council.

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Dec
12
4:30 PM16:30

GGCC Young Professional Group Happy Hour

Join the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce for our Holiday Young Professional Happy Hour at Tommy Joe's and discover how you can further your career and strengthen your professional image! You're guaranteed to make new friends, secure new clients, and learn more about what the GGCC has to offer. Along with great drink specials, enjoy appetizing lite bites for the duration of the event.

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Dec
14
7:00 AM07:00

Committee for Montgomery Annual Legislative Breakfast

  • Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join the Committee for Montgomery’s annual legislative breakfast. An expected gathering of 800+ elected officials, government, business and community leaders from throughout Montgomery County and the State of Maryland will be on hand for this year’s Committee for Montgomery’s annual legislative breakfast. For more than 25 years, the legislative breakfast has served as the unofficial kick-off to the legislative session in Maryland. This year’s invited speakers include all of the declared Maryland gubernatorial candidates.

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Dec
18
10:00 AM10:00

Develop a Marketing Plan for Small Business

  • Maryland Women’s Business Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Creating a strategic marketing plan that identifies your ideal market, outlines actionable steps to reach that market and researches your competition requires a step-by-step plan. Learn how to identify and implement these critical steps with a plan that moves your business toward sustained success.

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Dec
19
9:00 AM09:00

Government Procurement Match Making Session

You don’t want to miss this opportunity to join the Maryland Women's Business Center to connect with the companies and agencies who can share upcoming contracts for you to bid on. In this speed-dating, match-making style event, you will be given time to rotate among several tables and get information that will help you in deciding the best opportunity to bid on for your company.

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Jan
29
6:00 PM18:00

2018 MCCC Legislative Reception

An opportunity to network and engage informally with our county's key elected officials. Attendees share successes and highlights of doing business in Montgomery County as well as challenges and ideas of ways to remain relevant in a competitive region and global market. As part of MCCC's year-round advocacy, the Montgomery County Legislative Reception provides a local opportunity for everyone to connect.

Sponsoring Company: Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce

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Mar
16
10:00 AM10:00

2018 Public Safety Awards Luncheon

  • Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & County Conference Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce (MCCC) assembles over 1,100 business, government, and public safety leaders at the 44th Annual MCCC Public Safety Awards Luncheon to thank the brave men and women who protect our community 24/7.

Sponsoring Company: Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce

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Nov
17
12:00 PM12:00

Open House for Entrepreneurs

Free help preparing a financial model and pitch deck? Access to investors for seed funding? A community of sustainability focused entrepreneurs? We've got you covered on all this and more at the Be Green Hub! 

If you're an entrepreneur with a startup focused on the environment or food, we'd love to meet you and tell you how we can help you grow a viable business.

Sponsoring Company: Bethesda Green

What To Expect
- Meet a selection of mentors, current companies, and other applicants
- Learn about the application process, selection criteria, and benefits of the newly-refurbished program
- Grab some locally-sourced eats and tour the office space

Registration is free, but we kindly ask that you donate around $10 to cover the cost of lunch.

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Nov
17
11:00 AM11:00

Building Tomorrow's BioHealth Workforce

Join Loyola University Maryland & Bio Buzz for the Mid-Atlantic Biology Research and Career (MABRC) Network’s Career Counselor Conference: Building Tomorrow’s BioHealth Workforce – A Career Counselor Symposium with keynote speaker and Secretary of the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (DLLR), Kelly M. Schulz.

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Nov
16
7:30 AM07:30

MCEDC and DPS Business Breakfast

Montgomery County's Permitting Services and the Economic Development Corporation are offering small and local business a chance to find out more about getting your business off the ground. MCEDC provides support for new and small business in growing, locating and relocating. Once you have a space, Permitting Services will help you with the building, signs, use and occupancy permits and more. Find out how to prepare your business to be able to take off in Montgomery County!

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Nov
15
6:00 PM18:00

Speed Mentoring and Career Workshop for Women in Science

This speed mentoring event, hosted by Hood College, is open to all MoCo and FredCo women in science. Attendees can explore new ways to grow your network and optimize your career savvy. In addition to speed mentoring sessions for women in STEM, keynote addresses include: Optimizing your LinkedIn Profile, Salary Advocacy for Women, and Interview Secrets.

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Nov
14
8:30 AM08:30

Glenn Shepard Seminar

Glenn Shepard Seminars presents "How to Supervise People and Lead a Team” based on one of his books, How to Manage Problem Employees. Glenn will show you how to build and lead a team that gets things done, and become the kind of manager that people admire.

Sponsoring Company: Rockville, Greater Silver Spring and Gathersburg Germantown Chambers of Commerce

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Nov
14
to Nov 15

FLC Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting

  • The Universities at Shady Grove (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC) for our annual Industry Partnering Day at this year’s Mid-Atlantic regional meeting! Scientific researchers and federal technology transfer (T2) professionals are eager to discuss cooperative partnership opportunities with regional businesses and accelerate innovations into the marketplace.

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Nov
8
7:30 AM07:30

GGCC Morning Mixer

Mix, mingle and network with Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce members as you enjoy breakfast treats at this dynamic event. These networking breakfasts promote networking and member visibility by offering attendees the chance to introduce themselves.

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Nov
7
8:00 AM08:00

Maryland Cyber CEO Breakfast Club

MD Cybersecurity company CEOs/Presidents, join your colleagues at this open-dialog, roundtable-style meeting featuring guest speaker, Chuck Brooks, Vice President for Government Relations & Marketing for Sutherland Global Services where he leads Federal and State & Local Government relations activities.

*Participation is reserved for Maryland cybersecurity company CEO's/Presidents only.

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Nov
2
3:00 PM15:00

East County Regional Job Fair

  • East County Community Recreation Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Job Seekers: Meet with Recruiters from Public and Private Employers. Workshops will also be conducted on-site: Resume Review & Interviewing Skills; Uncovering the Secrets of Finding & Applying to Jobs in the Federal Government; Starting Your Own Business. LEARN MORE >

Employers: Sign up now to have a table at the event. LEARN MORE >

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Nov
2
1:00 PM13:00

LinkedIn for Entrepreneurs

  • Maryland Women's Business Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This session is for solopreneurs and small business owners who want to use LinkedIN for branding, marketing, sales or networking. You will receive an introduction to the ProFinder feature, LinkedIn’s new contractor marketplace; and how to use LinkedIN to develop strategic partnerships and to generate leads. We will also discuss how to be an effective, active and more confident LinkedIN user in only 30 minutes a day.

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Nov
2
8:00 AM08:00

Level Up: A Young Professional Seminar

  • Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This seminar is a professional development event focused on growing GGCC members as an individual both personally and professionally, while providing opportunities to build skill sets and advance to the next level. Jeff Miller, of Jeff Miller Consulting Alliance, will present “A Winners Mindset” that touches on mindful leadership, goal setting, and mastery.

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Nov
1
6:00 PM18:00

Black & White Ball and Awards Dinner

  • Hilton Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Rockville Chamber of Commerce invites you to their Black & White Ball to honor the 2017 Award Winners:
Small Business of the Year (under 50 employees): SOLDIERFIT Rockville
Large Business of the Year (over 50 employees): Dawson's Market
Nonprofit of the Year: Nourish Now
Citizen of the Year: Jeff Miller

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Oct
26
7:30 AM07:30

Cybersecurity: How You Can Protect Your Business from a Cyber Attack

EagleBank is committed to ensuring the security of their customers. Please join EagleBank and MCEDC for an educational event featuring a distinguished panel of industry professionals to discuss data security and privacy issues and how your business may be at risk. Attendees will learn what your business can do to protect itself immediately and how to integrate cybersecurity into your long term strategic plans. RSVP required.

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Oct
25
8:00 AM08:00

TEDCO's Entrepreneur Expo

PITCH. NETWORK. LEARN. BE INSPIRED.

TEDCO’s 7th Annual Entrepreneur Expo will bring together all of Maryland’s entrepreneurial resources from across the state into one place, at one time.

You can expect to see 700+ of the region’s top entrepreneurs, small and large business executives, angel and venture capital investors, federal and state economic development officials, university leaders and legislators.

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Oct
23
1:00 PM13:00

American Gene Technologies Ribbon Cutting

American Gene Technologies, a private Maryland biotechnology company developing cures and treatments for infectious diseases, cancers and monogenic disorders, will celebrate the grand opening of its new 24,000-sq.-ft. laboratory and offices. From its new location, AGT will begin clinical trials for its HIV Functional Cure therapeutic in the next six months. The ribbon cutting ceremony highlights AGT's commitment to biotechnology in Maryland, and will take place at its new location.

RSVP to cezerski@americangene.com by October 19.

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Oct
19
5:30 PM17:30

Autumn Fest Networking Event

Join the GGCC's Construction Direct Connect Group, the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber, and the Greater Bethesda Chamber for an Autumn Fest Happy Hour benefiting the Lollipop Kids Foundation.

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Sponsored by:
Matan Companies
CFR Engineering Consultants, Inc.
Therrien Waddell, Inc.
MD Energy Advisors
GTM Architects
Snyder Cohn
ECS Mid-Atlantic, LLC
CapStar Commercial Realty
Fab Electric, Inc.
Goodwin Brothers
Grant, Rifkin & Strauss. PC
M&T Bank
Pettit Companies
Macris, Hendricks & Glascock, P.A.
PCC Construction Components
C. Clifton Veirs Agency
Kevco Building Services, Inc.
Minkoff Development Corporation
A.B. Veirs & Sons, Inc.
Shanco Companies

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Oct
18
6:00 PM18:00

Path to Success: The Journey of Spotluck CEO, Cherian Thomas

Join Maryland Tech Council’s Young Professionals Society for this insightful discussion featuring Spotluck Co-Founder and CEO, Cherian Thomas. Hear firsthand from the CEO of one of iTunes’ most popular dining apps about his journey to success. Learn what it takes to build and lead a company from a fellow young professional.

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Oct
18
5:30 PM17:30

The Daily Record Innovator of the Year Awards

Innovator of the Year shines a light on the men and women who have created new products, services or programs that have had a positive effect on their business, industry or the community.  Innovators make the extraordinary ordinary. They make the impossible possible. The winners are selected by a panel of business leaders.

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