Sep
25
8:00am 8:00am

4TH ANNUAL INNOVATION SUMMIT: DESIGN & RUN YOUR INNOVATION PLAYBOOK

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

To ADVANCE and SCORE with your idea, your startup, early-stage, or other company, join us on the journey to improve your innovation results. And as you SCORE, you may even CHANGE THE GAME in your business or your industry!

  • Begin by DESIGNING YOUR PLAYBOOK
  • Next, to improve & run with it, CONNECT with thought - and action - leaders
  • Then MEET with potential funding, contract and other resource sources
  • And finally have FUN, as you are inspired by diverse achievers across a spectrum of industries.

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Sep
26
10:00am10:00am

Yes! Women Can Sell. Yes! You Can Sell.

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

Get started on your way to selling your product or service confidently. And since women naturally sell differently, your instructor, Kim Fredrich, will cover skills and strategies developed specifically for women. Learn the right questions to ask, how to create value, how to determine sales conversation numbers and why you shouldn’t be afraid of closing plus more.

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Sep
27
8:00am 8:00am

Efficacy and Future of Collaborative Work Environments

A Conversation on the Efficacy and Future of Collaborative Work Environments for Tech, Scientific & Research Facilities

Physical elements such as room type, furniture, acoustics, lighting and electronic technologies will be discussed and evaluated to understand whether they actually serve to foster collaboration or simply promote social interaction.

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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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Sep
28
12:00pm12:00pm

Be Green Hub Speaker Lunch: Tax Basics for Entrepreneurs

  • 4825 Cordell Ave, Suite 200 Bethesda, MD 20814 USA (map)
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Tax Basics for Entrepreneurs: Maximizing Benefits and Staying Out of Trouble
Businesses are taxed differently than individuals. Most entrepreneurs know this on some level, but few are aware of the specific differences and best practices that apply to them. As a result, many startups pay too much tax or, worse, get into completely preventable tax problems stemming from poor planning. This session will help you avoid the most common entrepreneurial tax headaches and capitalize on your biggest advantages.

Sponsoring Company: Be Green Hub at Bethesda Green

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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
4
to Oct 5

Maryland Tech Council Office Hours

The Maryland Tech Council Office Hours is connecting you with amazing people for 30 minutes of free 1:1 meetings. The topic this month is Cyber Liability

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity. The Internet touches almost all aspects of everyone’s daily life, whether we realize it or not. Again this year, the Maryland Tech Council is working to engage and educate its members through events and initiatives to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity.

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Oct
5
9:00am 9:00am

Montgomery County Procurement Forum

Learn how to do business with Montgomery County at this FREE educational event!

Daniel Parra, Director, Small and Minority Business Development from MCEDC, will be a panelist for the Public/Private Partnerships session.

Concurrent Session 1: (10:30am – 11:30am)
Writing Effective Proposals & Bonding/Insurance
Certifications Overview
Doing Business with Partner Agencies: Procurement Opportunities from Around the County

Concurrent Session 2: (11:45am – 12:45pm)
Non-Profits: An Overview of County Grant Contracts
The Future is Green: Building a Sustainable Montgomery County
The Latest Public/Private Partnerships in the Region

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Oct
5
4:00pm 4:00pm

The Big Event Goes to Park Potomac

  • 12435 Park Potomac Ave., Bldg. D Potomac, MD 20854 USA (map)
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Set in the open, unbuilt-out floor of a new office building, business leaders, decision makers and leading professionals from throughout the Greater Bethesda region will connect for 3 hours of networking, connections, activities, award winning food, drinks and more. All pre-registered attendees will receive a list of all other pre-registered attendees on Monday, October 2.

Sponsoring Company: The Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce

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Oct
5
5:30pm 5:30pm

Mixer with DVA Architects

Come and discover one of the Washington metropolitan area's top-ranked architecture firms.  There will be great food, drinks, networking and more!  If you have not been to a Business Networking After Five lately, come and see what you have been missing. Good food, great crowds, good times and lots of business getting done! Hope you will join us.

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Oct
6
10:00am10:00am

Pitch to a MERL

TEDCO and Maryland Entrepreneur Resource List (MERL) are providing an opportunity for up-and-coming entrepreneurs to give a 3-minute pitch followed by a Q&A session with various MERL members. Participants will receive feedback on their pitch as well as the chance to meet other entrepreneurs in the area.

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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)
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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
7:30am 7:30am

American Small Business Cybersecurity Xchange Summit

The 2017 American Small Business Cybersecurity Xchange Summit will bring together cybersecurity thought leaders from government and industry, as well as CEOs and key executives in a unique one-of-a-kind forum. Reformed Hacker and Award-winning Journalist Kevin Poulsen will give a keynote addressing this year’s theme, Preparing for Current and Emerging Threats.

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Oct
12
to Oct 13

2017 Academic Drug Discovery Colloquium

  • Natcher Conference Center at NIH (map)
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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
17
11:00am11:00am

Maryland Women's Business Center Awards Luncheon

Join MCBW as we celebrate YOU at the annual Awards Luncheon. Help us honor women entrepreneurs and businesses making an impact in the community.

We have planned a special program with dynamic speakers that will inspire and an opportunity for you to be part of our Step UP for Women Entrepreneurs Fundraising Campaign — all while enjoying a lovely luncheon at a beautiful venue.

Nominate yourself or a colleague by September 15th.

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Oct
18
6:00pm 6:00pm

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
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
2
8:00am 8:00am

Level Up: A Young Professional Seminar

  • Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus (map)
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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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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

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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

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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
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
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
16
4:00pm 4:00pm

Grand Opening of the TPSS Community Kitchen

  • 310 Tulip Avenue Takoma Park, MD, 20912 United States (map)
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Most small-scale food business entrepreneurs lack the capital to invest in their own production facilities, and rental costs at the handful of available commercial kitchen establishments in the DC area are prohibitive — especially for low-income producers. So Crossroads developed the shared-use Takoma Park Silver Spring Community Kitchen to help meet the needs of small-scale food entrepreneurs. Come celebrate the grand opening of the kitchen with us on Saturday, September 16!

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Sep
14
5:00pm 5:00pm

BioBuzz in Germantown with BIOTrain

Join BioBuzz and sponsor BIOTrain as we showcase the continuing-education and workforce support programs throughout the county and state. There also will be a tour of Montgomery College's state-of-the-art labs in the same building around 6pm.

The objective of BIOTrain is to identify, train and qualify employees to fill needed positions in the Maryland Biotechnology business sector. They do this by connecting with job seekers at critical employment focal points, and by creating unique industry-requested and lead training programs.

Sponsors: MedImmune, Immunomic Therapeutics, Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County, CRB, BioHealth Innovation, UMD BioTech Research and Education Program, Thrive Frederick, WSGR, PressComm Public Relations, GraphicBeans, Maryland Tech Connection, AAWDC, and BioTrac

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Sep
14
4:00pm 4:00pm

Networking After-Hours

  • 4801 Montgomery Lane Bethesda, MD 20814 USA (map)
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Join us as we celebrate September with Congressional Bank and their customers. At this joint event you will meet new contacts, renew past connections, all while enjoying complementary appetizers and beverages. Free to attend.

Sponsoring Company: The Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce

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Sep
14
8:00am 8:00am

Chamber 101

  • 7910 Woodmont Ave., Suite 1204 Bethesda, MD 20814 USA (map)
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Please join us for this brief orientation session to learn how to get involved with the Chamber and maximize your membership investment. Get connected with all the activities, events, and services the Greater Bethesda Chamber offers to our members.

Light continental breakfast will be provided. This is a great event for new members, those considering membership, and those wishing to re-connect.

Hosted by Board Member: Jennifer Russel, VP Economic Development and Government Affairs (Rodgers Consulting, Inc.)

Sponsoring Company: The Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce

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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
12
5:30pm 5:30pm

Annual GGCC Chamber Picnic

  • Smokey Glen Farm Barbequers, Inc. (map)
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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
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
8
8:30am 8:30am

27th Annual Business Golf Classic

This tournament is intended to offer enjoyable golf and the opportunity to network. Meet business owners, representatives and supporters of business as you complete your round. Incredible prizes, golf contests, mini massages compliments of Hand & Stone Gaithersburg, food and drinks await you on this unique golf experience. 

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Sep
7
9:00am 9:00am

Expanding Opportunities for Midsize Contractors

Mid-tier companies occupy a unique position in the federal marketplace. Too big to qualify for small-business preferences and lacking the resources to compete with larger contractors, Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce released its midsize initiative: Building Growth Beyond Small.

Hosted by Bloomberg Government, midsize contractors will convene to review these initiatives, scope the market and discuss implementation.

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Aug
31
11:00am11:00am

Business Town Hall with Senator Ben Cardin

  • Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus (map)
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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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Aug
28
5:00pm 5:00pm

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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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
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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