Apr
17
to Jun 10

4Business: Benchmarking to Be the Best for Business

County Executive Marc Elrich and Council Vice President Sidney Katz are embarking on a multi-pronged joint initiative: 4Business – Benchmarking to Be the Best for Business.

The objective is to engage the local business community in a grassroots campaign to assist businesses to locate, grow and prosper in Montgomery County.

Listening sessions have been scheduled across the County to receive input from businesses about what they need to succeed, and to engage them to share their experiences in locating and growing their businesses in Montgomery County. The County is seeking feedback on what can help businesses to be successful.  

The schedule of sessions, see below, includes five evening listening sessions and one daytime session. The sessions will be transcribed for review.

  • Wednesday, April 17, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Council Office Building, 3rd floor Hearing Room, 100 Maryland Avenue, Rockville.

  • Thursday, April 18, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Bethesda Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda.

  • Monday, May 6, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., East County Regional Services Center, 3300 Briggs Chaney Road, Silver Spring.

  • Monday, May 13, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., MidCounty Service Area, Charles W. Gilchrist Immigrant Resource Center, 11002 Veirs Mill Road, Wheaton.

  • Wednesday, May 22, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Silver Spring Civic Building, One Veterans Place, Silver Spring.

  • Monday, June 10, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Upcounty Regional Services Center, 12900 Middlebrook Road, Germantown.

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Apr
24
8:15 AM08:15

PathFinder Innovation Program: Selling to the Government

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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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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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
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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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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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
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
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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Jun
3
to Jun 6

BIO 2019

  • Pennsylvania Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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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
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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Jul
12
7:30 AM07:30

24th Annual Public Safety Awards Breakfast

  • Montgomery County Agricultural Center, Inc. (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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Apr
17
5:00 PM17:00

EXPOsure: The Mega Mixer | Let’s Make Your Business Bloom

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce 1st Annual Business Expo will be a great way to view the full spectrum of Chamber member businesses; while creating a stronger business community. “EXPOsure” will combine the fellowship and fun of a normal Business After Hours with all the buzz and excitement of a business trade show. 

We encourage our exhibitors to get creative…and have some fun. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to showcase your business to potential new customers.

The Expo is FREE to attend & network. Food, beer and wine will be available, beginning at 5 p.m. Complimentary soft drinks. Public invited. Must be 21 years of age to enter. 

Don't miss one of the best business development events of the year!

Sponsored by: Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce

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Apr
17
5:00 PM17:00

EXPOsure: The Mega Mixer

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce 1st Annual Business Expo will be a great way to view the full spectrum of Chamber member businesses; while creating a stronger business community. “EXPOsure” will combine the fellowship and fun of a normal Business After Hours with all the buzz and excitement of a business trade show.

Sponsored by: Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber

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Apr
16
8:30 AM08:30

Get on the Metro Business Tour featuring WMATA & MWAA

Be Contract Ready to Meet with Decision Makers

Created exclusively for CRMSDC, learn about the billions of dollars of opportunities with both DC’s Metro (WMATA) and Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA).

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/get-on-the-metro-business-tour-featuring-wmata-mwaa-tickets-57121006468

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Apr
11
7:30 AM07:30

Morning Mixer with Gaithersburg-Germantown & Rockville Chambers at USG

Mix, mingle and network with members from the Gaithersburg-Germantown & Rockville Chambers, as you enjoy breakfast treats at this dynamic event. Networking breakfasts promote networking and member visibility by offering attendees the chance to introduce themselves. Don't miss a brief presentation from USG updating us on the campus and the status of the fourth building - Biomedical Sciences & Engineering Facility- that is currently under construction.

Sponsoring by: Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber

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Apr
10
9:00 AM09:00

THE MITIGATING IoT-BASED DDoS PROJECT INDUSTRY DAY

As the popularity of Internet of Things (IoT) devices grows, so too do concerns over security and privacy. To keep costs down, IoT devices may not be equipped with the software necessary to guard against known threats. Also, because IoT devices are typically designed to perform one function, there may be processing, timing, memory, power, or cost constraints. Combined, these factors make IoT devices potentially vulnerable to malicious actors who can exploit them to launch IoT-based Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) or other network-based attacks.

To reserve a space at Industry Day, please register by April 3. Our international guests are particularly encouraged to register by this date, to give NIST sufficient time to process their paperwork.

Questions? Please send an email.

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Apr
10
8:00 AM08:00

WIB-Capital Region: Social Media and Personal Interactions

  • Hosick Lecture Hall, Bressler Research Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This Baltimore Meetup is free for members and students, and members may bring up to two guests at the member price (free). If you're new to WIB and interested in checking it out before becoming a member, please reach out via CapitalRegion@womeninbio.org

Sponsored by: Women In Bio (WIB)

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Apr
8
to Apr 9

Fourth Annual Biohealth Region Crab Trap Competition

Apply now to present your firm’s technology in front hundreds of industry leaders at this year’s BioHealth Capital Region Forum and to potentially be named the"BioHealth start-up with the most commercial potential" in the region, and to win prizes including $10,000, incubator space, business mentoring, and more! 

Deadline to Apply: March 8, 2019
Finalists Notified: March 21, 2019
Finalists' Presentations: April 9, 2019 at the BioHealth Capital Region Forum

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Apr
8
to Apr 9

2019 BioHealth Capital Region Forum

This invitation-only event is free for executive level biotech leaders and is presented by BioHealth Innovation, VirginiaBio, Children’s National Health System,  Maryland Tech Council, Hemoshear Therapeutics, Maryland Department of Commerce, Quality Biologics Johns Hopkins University, University System of Maryland and MedImmune/AstraZeneca. Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC set the bar high for biotech innovation. So please join us for our Annual BioHealth Capital Region Forum that will highlight the accomplishments of today and chart our successes of tomorrow.

We are excited to bring you an exceptional line up of speakers. The program will feature sessions that focus on the Advancing Science and Accelerating Innovation.

Sponsored by: BioHealth Capital Region

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Apr
4
8:00 AM08:00

Uncommon Opportunities: Solutions for Today’s Workforce

Please join us for a special VIP networking breakfast event featuring an expert panel of companies who, in a very tight job market, are innovating the workplace by employing adults with differing abilities.

We will also honor the success of two JSSA clients and the forward-thinking companies who understand their potential.

Sponsored by: JSSA

Tickets are $50/person

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Mar
28
10:00 AM10:00

Quickbooks Desktop

  • Langley Park Multi-Service Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Do you struggle with keeping your financial house in order? Are you tired of trying to figure Quickbooks out but it always seems wrong? Managing the finances of a business can be overwhelming without the proper training and resources that allow you to be great! 

This class is for the newbie and the adept. 

Attendees will learn: 

  • How to get started with Quickbooks and how to efficiently move around a file 

  • How to run accurate and meaningful financial reports to help you better run your business 

  • How to record and post invoices, bills, payments and more 

  • Tips and trick to help you manage your finances efficiently

Who should attend: 

  • A small business owner managing their books themselves 

  • A bookkeeper or accountant servicing small business owners or simply needs a refresher 

  • A spouse, sister, brother or child (of legal age) who helps support a small business owner 

  • Students and job-seekers looking to increase their professional landscape

Attendees are expected to have some basic business and accounting knowledge but it is not required.

Sponsored by: The Maryland SBDC

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Mar
28
8:30 AM08:30

Talk Yourself Into Success With Susan Commander Samakow – M2M Seminar

  • The Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

What would it feel like to wake up excited and go to sleep fulfilled? I experience that many days… and guess what, there’s no shortage… you can have that too! If I can, you can. 

We have a choice…we can choose to be stopped by self-imposed limits or we can look at our options and the possibilities ahead with the determination to get what we desire. 

In this powerful session tools will be presented and explored that have the potential to create an ease and forward movement in your life. For example, saying no when you mean no and yes when you mean yes. One more golden nugget… the thoughts you think followed by the words you speak, create your reality, moment by moment.

Sponsored by: The Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce 

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Mar
28
7:30 AM07:30

Cyber Insights: Figure It Out Now or Pay Later

Join MTC to learn everything you need to know about cyber but are too afraid to ask. 

As the world becomes more connected, your cyber risks continue to grow. Cyber threats come from a range of sources, get the know-how to secure the best cyber protection for yourself. Our panelists will discuss trends in the cyber world, what you need to be worried about and the legal side of cyber security. 

Sponsored by: Maryland Tech Council

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Mar
27
11:30 AM11:30

Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Networking Lunch

Please join us for lunch at the Carrabba's Italian Grill. Carrabba's is an great place to eat & drink and of course NETWORK. come and enjoy a delicious Italian lunch. Don’t miss this opportunity to network and expand your business! Our target is the professional DMV community interested in expanding business opportunities, share leads and discuss current trends that will help you succeed and stay on top of your industry.

Sponsored by: Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber

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Mar
27
10:00 AM10:00

10th Annual Women's Success Summit

  • Chantilly National Golf & Country Club (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The 10th annual “Women’s Success Summit” will help you move farther and faster than you could ever do alone!

You have what it takes, and the time is now! The door is open for you to step into your full magnificence!

G.R.O.W. Big Through Influence! Join Sandra Yancey, international award-winning entrepreneur, #1 Best Selling Author, Life & Business Transformation Expert for the Emmy award-winning TV show The DOCTORS, and the Founder & CEO of eWomenNetwork, live as she unveils how to G.R.O.W. Big Through Influence. Sandra has a 20-year legacy of inspiring women and coaching them to break through and stand out. 

Sponsored by: Google

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Mar
27
8:15 AM08:15

PathFinder Innovation Program: Successful Marketing and PR Strategies

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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Mar
26
4:30 PM16:30

Young Professionals Group March Madness Social

Our Young Professionals Group has a variety of events to help you network and grow professionally. But our YPG Socials are fun & recreational events - no fuss, no formalities, no name tags - giving us a chance to bond and enjoy one another's company. Our social outing is taking us to Barking Mad Cafe.

Sponsored by: Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber

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Mar
26
9:00 AM09:00

Defense Supply Chain Connectivity Forum

  • Sheraton Baltimore - Washington Airport Hotel (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Maryland Department of Commerce, in partnership with MD MEP, is excited to present the Defense Supply Chain Connectivity Forum. This Forum is designed to bring large Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), agencies and Tier1 Suppliers together with smaller, capable and interested Maryland defense contractors in an effort to assist these companies with diversifying their supply chain to include non-defense customers. The Forum will provide companies the opportunity to learn OEM supplier needs and what investments and steps will be necessary to enter various commercial markets. The agenda will include a general learning session as well as opportunities to meet one-on-one with OEMs.

Key participating stakeholders include:

  • Non-defense Large OEMs and Tier 1 Supplier. 

  • All size Maryland DOD companies who can potentially be suppliers, including those already supplying commercial markets

  • Federal and State Government Agencies

Cost: $50

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Mar
22
8:00 AM08:00

MCCC Business EXCELerator

  • Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Business EXCELerator Series is a how-to on best business practices. The program provides small businesses with information, resources, and relationships to succeed in the commercial and government contracting space. We begin each session with general info on a business subject, and then show how the same subject applies to federal government contracting. Join us at the MCCC Business EXCELerator!

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Mar
21
4:00 PM16:00

PREPARACIÓN DE IMPUESTOS PARA PEQUEÑAS EMPRESAS

Cuando comienza su propio negocio, es importante comprender las implicaciones fiscales de su estructura empresarial. ¡Asista a este taller GRATUITO para ayudarle a prepararse con lo que necesita para declarar sus impuestos comerciales, correctamente y a tiempo!

¡ESTE EVENTO ES LIBRE DE COSTO!

¡Registrarse es requerido. Cupos limitados!

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Mar
21
8:00 AM08:00

weTHRIVE Women Entrepreneurs' Conference

  • George Mason University's Arlington Campus, Founders Hall (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

weTHRIVE Women Entrepreneurs' Conference, a full day event featuring keynote speakers, panel discussions and educational breakout sessions. The conference includes a continental breakfast, lunch, a networking social hour and Expo featuring sponsors and nonprofit partners.

Inspirational women business owners and community leaders will provide opening, luncheon and closing keynotes to EMPOWER you to own your destiny.

Sponsored by: OrganizerWashington DC Chapter Of SCORE And Arlington Economic Development (AED)

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