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.
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!
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.
Join Bethesda Green to celebrate the culmination of their Fall Workshop series and the continued success of the Be Impact Initiative! We will recognize those who completed the Be Impact workshop as well as reconnect with our community and network, including this year's Bethesda Magazine Green Champions.
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.
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.
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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The Maryland Entrepreneurs Resource List (MERL) is a pool of business experts across industry verticals and skillsets who offer pro bono time to meet and advise companies facing unique challenges as startups.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
Need help improving sales channels? Want to perfect that pitch deck? Craving an office environment filled with like-minded individuals? Bethesda Green is here to help. Bethesda Green's Be Green Hub grows green and social impact startups to become successful companies with purpose. Attend this Open House to learn more.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
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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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.
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 >
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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.
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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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
Come mix and mingle with a vibrant community of triple bottom line businesses! Let's connect and cultivate what counts!
Co-Hosted by Raffa Do More, Montgomery County Green Certified Business, Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce (MCCC), B Local Mid-Atlantic
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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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.
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.
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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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CFR Engineering Consultants, Inc.
Therrien Waddell, Inc.
MD Energy Advisors
ECS Mid-Atlantic, LLC
CapStar Commercial Realty
Fab Electric, Inc.
Grant, Rifkin & Strauss. PC
Macris, Hendricks & Glascock, P.A.
PCC Construction Components
C. Clifton Veirs Agency
Kevco Building Services, Inc.
Minkoff Development Corporation
A.B. Veirs & Sons, Inc.
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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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.