Aug
22
8:30am 8:30am

Innovation Bridge Breakfast Series

Utilizing Technology in Health Research to Improve Health Outcomes

Dr. Sybil Klaus, Leader, MITRE Health Innovation Portfolio

Dr. Sybil Klaus, Leader, MITRE Health Innovation Portfolio

The MITRE Corporation, BioHealth Innovation, and Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation are pleased to announce the Innovation Bridge Breakfast Series at the Rockville Innovation Center. We hope you will join us for the first in a quarterly series of technology talks, geared to foster innovation and create connections among the regional entrepreneurial community.

Health innovators and entrepreneurs, we cordially invite you to join Sybil Klaus, M.D., for a discussion of health innovation.

Dr. Klaus will provide a brief overview of MITRE’s health research program, which focuses on helping people live longer, better, and safer lives. MITRE researchers are applying technologies such as data analytics (to inform health policy) surveillance and sensors (to translate analytics into action) and life sciences (to improve health). She will then open the floor for discussion, seeking “front line” points of view and experiences that can inform MITRE’s work. Attendees will be encouraged to share insights and best practices from their own work, particularly with respect to increasing efficiencies and improving interoperability.

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Aug
31
11:00am11:00am

Business Town Hall with Senator Ben Cardin

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

Join members and guests of the Gaithersburg-Germantown, Rockville, the Greater Bethesda, Montgomery County & Greater Silver Spring Chambers of Commerce for conversation with Senator Ben Cardin. This is an opportunity for you to let Senator Cardin know your views about how the Federal Government can help small business.

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Sep
8
10:00am10:00am

Develop a Marketing Plan for Small Business

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

Hosted by Maryland Women's Business Center: 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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Sep
12
5:30pm 5:30pm

Annual GGCC Chamber Picnic

  • Smokey Glen Farm Barbequers, Inc. (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Each year Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) Members come together to interact with the non-profit community, honor all the GGCC volunteers and savor the mouth-watering pies and Smokey Glen’s famous barbeque. We hope you will join us at this months Business Networking After Five.

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Sep
13
10:00am10:00am

Getting Organized – Using Tools and Processes to Conquer Chaos

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

Hosted by Maryland Women's Business Center: As an entrepreneur, your time is precious, and you’re juggling a million things. Systematically following up on everything – new contacts, paperwork and everything else – can seem impossible. Setting up repeatable processes and selecting simple tools can help to save time and stress. This workshop, taught by Andrea Dunathan, will use real examples to help you learn how to focus on what really needs to get done and how to set up processes and tools to do it more quickly and easily. You will leave with specific ideas for tackling your most stressful work.

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Sep
20
5:30pm 5:30pm

Social Media: Which Platform is Right for You?

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

Hosted by Maryland Women's Business Center: Do you know which social media platform is best for your business? Join Maria Ryan McElhenny and learn where you should spend your time and marketing effort based on the demographic research available for each social media platform. You will see how users respond and will learn how to create and apply effective tags, as well as how to broadcast messages with a strategy that lets you drive more traffic to your website.

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Sep
21
10:00am10:00am

Developing Your Personal Brand

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

Hosted by Maryland Women's Business Center: Everyone has a personal brand, but most people are not aware of this and do not manage it strategically. Research shows that branded individuals generate increased worth and increase their lifetime earnings. Join Talaya Waller of Waller Institute of Executive Branding as she teaches how to craft a personal brand strategy that communicates your unique value, how to identify your target audience, and how to grow your social media and use it to create opportunity.

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Sep
21
5:00pm 5:00pm

Evening of Networking: Joint Chamber Event

The Gaithersburg-Germantown, Frederick County & Clarksburg Chambers are joining forces to bring its members together for an “Evening of Networking” at the Comus Inn at Sugarloaf Mountain. Meet and greet our neighbors from the north while enjoying great food compliments of the Comus Inn and a breath-taking setting too. Advance registration is required. See you there!

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Sep
27
5:30pm 5:30pm

2017 Fall 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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Tickets: http://mccmd.com

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Sep
28
5:00pm 5:00pm

Regional Young Professional Group Happy Hour

LET'S SAY GOODBYE TO SUMMER...AND HELLO TO FALL! 

Meet us on September 28th at Lucky Strike in Bethesda to socialize and connect with Young Professionals in Montgomery County and surrounding areas. The Young Professional Groups from the Gaithersburg-Germantown, the Rockville, the Greater Bethesda, and the Greater Silver Spring Chambers of Commerce, along with Leadership Montgomery's Emerging Leaders, cordially invite you to meet and mingle, enjoy appetizers and drinks, and experience Lucky Strike Entertainment’s critically acclaimed gastropub bowling alley concept at it’s first ever Maryland venue.

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Oct
5
8:30am 8:30am

Montgomery County Procurement Forum

  • Silver Spring Civic Building, One Veterans Place Silver Spring, MD 20910 USA (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

- Network with your peers and create new connections at the Exhibitor Showcase
- Learn from procurement experts in the public and private sector
- Expand your business opportunities
- Acquire the information and tools you need to become more successful

Sponsoring Company: Montgomery County Department of Procurement

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Oct
10
1:30pm 1:30pm

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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Oct
11
to Oct 12

CyberMaryland Conference

  • Baltimore Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The CyberMaryland Conference is an annual two-day event presented jointly by The National Cyber Security Hall of Fame and Federal Business Council (FBC) in conjunction with academia, government and private industry organizations. The theme, “Leading the Cyber Generation,” captures the event’s intent to provide unparalleled information sharing and networking opportunities for development of cyber assets on both the human and technological side. Additionally, the conference provides an opportunity for Maryland to demonstrate its natural leadership in Cyber Security.

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Oct
12
to Oct 13

2017 Academic Drug Discovery Colloquium

  • Natcher Conference Center at NIH (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The focus of the second collaboration between ASPET and the Academic Drug Discovery Consortium (ADDC) will explore a critical domain to innovation – how to obtain funding.

If you are interested in academic drug discovery and would like to build your network of collaborators, learn firsthand how other scientists have successfully developed their programs and explore the funding options available to launch and sustain a treatment discovery program, you will want to attend.

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Oct
17
to Oct 18

Nonprofit Village and Montgomery College Master Series

Almost half of all nonprofits, and a much higher proportion of smaller ones, have no dedicated fundraising staff. Learning how to invest time and resources to generate the best outcomes in fundraising is therefore a critical factor in the success of nonprofits. Participants will analyze their organization’s current resources, revenue streams and fundraising activity, and assess their sustainability, given their strategic goals.

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Oct
25
8:00am 8:00am

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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Nov
9
6:00pm 6:00pm

MCCC Business Awards Dinner

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

The MCCC Business Awards recognizes business leaders in social responsibility, green innovation, government contracting and other categories. Over 800 business, government and community leaders attend this annual event.

Sponsoring Company: Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce

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Tickets: http://mcccmd.com

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Dec
5
1:30pm 1:30pm

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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Jan
29
6:00pm 6:00pm

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

Tickets: http://mcccmd.com

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Mar
16
10:00am10:00am

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

Tickets: http://mcccmd.com

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Aug
17
5:30pm 5:30pm

After Five Mixer: 6th Annual Mini-Golf With The GGCC Board

Join GGCC, the City of Gaithersburg, Plamondon Companies and Grossberg Company, LLP for our 6th Annual Miniature Golf Night! Come join in the fun as you play 18-holes of miniature golf on the City’s beautifully landscaped course located in a park setting, all while enjoying some delicious appetizers compliments of Roy Rogers and beer & wine compliments of Grossberg Company. You won’t want to miss this excitement and unique networking opportunity. See you on the course.

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Aug
15
1:30pm 1:30pm

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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Aug
11
12:00pm12:00pm

Art of Problem Solving Academy Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Join Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Members & come and support Art of Problem Solving Academy at their celebrate grand opening in the Rio. They offer small, highly interactive math and language arts classes for motivated learners in grades 2-12 after school and on the weekends. Come and discover them!

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Aug
10
5:00pm 5:00pm

Maryland Tech Council Summer Picnic

What’s better than a 3-hour networking event that encourages casual summer attire, eating delicious food, catching up with friends and colleagues, and playing cornhole?

Join the newly merged Maryland Tech Council for a casual, fun-filled evening where you can relax, network and celebrate with your community of technology, life science and business professionals.

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Aug
1
10:00am10:00am

Take a Quick Look at QuickBooks

Join the Maryland Women's Business Center to learn the fundamentals of QuickBooks such as how to invoice, receive payments and make deposits. We’ll enter bills, print checks, void checks, enter credit card charges, set up petty cash account, set up a loan, customize your chart of accounts and reconcile your checking account. We will also customize and filter reports.

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Jul
27
4:30pm 4:30pm

Young Professional Group Happy Hour

Join the GGCC to discover how you can further your career and strengthen your professional image at this Young Professionals Happy Hour! 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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Jul
26
10:00am10:00am

Introduction to Government Procurement Series

Do you want to do business with the government but don’t know how? MWBC is introducing a six-part series that will teach you how to prepare properly, how to register with various agencies, how to understand your marketing and define your core competency, how to pitch your business, how to determine price and how to put together a winning contract. Meet procurement specialists at our final match-making session. Participate in all six sessions for a discount or take individual sessions applicable to your needs. 

Join us for this introductory session to meet federal, state, county and local agencies to learn if this series is right for you!

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Jul
22
to Jul 23

Montgomery County Farm Tour and Harvest Sale

  • Various Locations throughout MoCo (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

For the 28th consecutive year, the Montgomery County Office of Agriculture will give County residents a firsthand look at the beauty, value, prevalence and importance of the many farms that exist right in their midst. The Montgomery County Farm Tour and Harvest Sale, which happens July 22-23, allows visitors to take self-guided tours of 17 farms in Montgomery County.

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Jul
21
7:00am 7:00am

ChallengeHER Opportunities for Women in Federal Contracting

ChallengeHER events provide women-owned small businesses the information and tools they need to succeed in the world of federal contracting. Sessions and match making with primes and agencies.

Sponsoring Company: Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce

URL for More Information / Tickets: https://challengeher.us/silver-spring-md-mcccdod-7212017

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Jul
13
6:00pm 6:00pm

Konnect Network To Find Compatible Business Partner

Please join the Haggai Business Network and Afropolitan Youth Organization for a networking event to meet and discuss the importance of finding the right partner.

Featuring Shahab Kaviani, a successful social entrepreneur who has been featured in entrepreneur magazine for Metropolitan D.C. area's local startup scene. Come and learn how you can find and build a successful organization.

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Jun
29
12:00pm12:00pm

Be Green Hub Speaker Lunch: Channel Partners to Fast-Track Market Market Adoption

  • 4825 Cordell Ave, Suite 200 Bethesda, MD 20814 USA (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Your product is launched! You've landed those initial clients one at a time! Now, how do you speed that up and gain some real market traction fast? Channel partners can get you there. In this workshop, you'll hear about the best practice approaches to identifying the optimal partners if you are considering such a go-to-market strategy. You'll learn what partners want and what some of their red flags will be during your discussions. You'll hear some tips on how to get the ideal partners to come after YOUR company, rather than the other way around!

Sponsoring Company: Bethesda Green

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Jun
28
11:30am11:30am

Business Networking Lunch: BBQ Picnic

  • Asbury Methodist Village / Hefner Community Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

You’re invited to a BBQ business lunch with event sponsors: Asbury Methodist Village, BrightView & Sodexo. This lunch is not like any other you have been to. There will be networking (OF COURSE), a BBQ, tours of Asbury and an opportunity to play bocce ball, shuffleboard, croquet and/or horseshoes.

This will be a fun, interactive networking event you won’t want to miss!! The event will be held rain or shine.

Event Cost: Members: $20.00 / Non-Members $40.00
Advance registration required by June 26.

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Jun
27
6:00pm 6:00pm

MIDC Day at the Israeli Embassy

Join the Maryland/Israel Development Center for its annual networking event and interactive panel discussion with Israeli Embassy officials and a fond Bon Voyage for Commercial Attaché Anat Katz who is returning to Israel this summer after an extremely successful five year posting in the US.

This year’s Israel Embassy panelists are: Anat Katz, Commercial Attaché; Einat Weiss, Counselor for Political Affairs and Martin Peled-Flex, Minister for Congressional Affairs. Registration is mandatory by June 16, 2017.

Sponsoring Company: Maryland/Israel Development Center and Mintz Levin

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Tickets: http://www.marylandisrael2017embassyday.eventbrite.com

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Jun
27
10:00am10:00am

ARL Tech Showcase at White Oak

  • 0000 New Hampshire Avenue, Building 2, 2nd Floor Silver Spring, MD 20903 USA (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Explore licensable technology, commercialization opportunities and cooperative R&D partnerships with scientists from the Army Research Laboratory (ARL). Discussions will include, but are not limited to: 

- A Moving Man Detector

- A new "Brain Cap"

- Micro-Actuators

- The Holographic Imaging of Aerosols

Learn about leveraging federal partnerships to grow and diversify your business.

Sponsoring Company: MCEDC and Energetics Technology Center

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Tickets: http://arltechshowcase.eventbrite.com

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Jun
24
8:00am 8:00am

First Annual Latino Business Conference

The Latino Business Conference is a special event focusing on successful Latino-Owned Business Entrepreneurs. Attendees include small businesses, entrepreneurs, students, educators, professionals, universities, corporations, and government agencies. Don't miss the opportunity to learn, grow, and network!

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