Jul
19
8:00 AM08:00

MCM Small Business Event (SBN): Accelerate Small Business Growth With Mergers & Acquisitions

Montgomery County Small Business Series offers the opportunity to invigorate and innovate your business with insight and information from regional business leaders’ presentations and Q&A. Seminars and Networking designed to support and enhance the success of your business in Montgomery County.

Join us for the July session where a panel of experts discuss how to accelerate Small Business growth through Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A).

Topic: “Accelerate Small Business Growth Through M&A”

Kelly Leonard will moderate a panel of experts, including:

  • William M. Duffy Jr
    Vice President,
    M&T Investment Banking Group
  • Will Ferguson
    Senior Business Broker,
    Baltimore Washington Business Brokers, LLC
  • Laurie Wiggins
    CEO of Byond

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Jul
19
4:00 PM16:00

4th Annual Explore Downtown Crown

More than a dozen restaurants make Downtown Crown a great dining destination, including GGCC Members: Paladar Latin Kitchen and Rum Bar, Ted's Montana Grill and Asia Nine. We invite you to come & discover Downtown Crown and explore the above restaurants and Downtown Crown Wine & Beer at our annual "Explore Downtown Crown", our version of a “bar crawl” on July 19. Rain or Shine. Thank you to our promotional partner RPAI. 

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Jul
20
10:00 AM10:00

Develop a Marketing Plan for Small Business

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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Jul
24
4:30 PM16:30

GGCC Young Professionals Happy Hour

  • Harvest Plates & Pints - Holiday Inn (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join the Gaithersburg Germantown Chamber of Commerce to discover how you can further your career and strengthen your professional image at our 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
7:30 AM07:30

Future of Bethesda

Join BISNOW to discuss building Bethesda's identity & investing in its growth. We'll discuss:

  1. How can you capitalize on the growth promised by the Marriott headquarters and hotel?
  2. What type of tenant is ideal for Carr's Apex Building?
  3. Will Bethesda ever see a nightlife scene?  Does it want one?
  4. With a historically strong retail market, is Bethesda immune to the asset class' national uncertainty?
  5. How can Bethesda develop a unique identity as a suburb of D.C.?

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Jul
26
10:00 AM10:00

Using Tools on Social Media

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

Did you know that you can target your social media ads and posts to a very specific customer base-even targeting as specifically as age, demographics, income or buying behaviors? Let Nicole Krug of Social Light show you how to use various social media tools to connect with new customers on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. Nicole will teach you how using relevant and effective content can result in increased brand awareness, more customers, and greater revenue.

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Jul
26
5:30 PM17:30

MCCC After Hours @ CAMBRiA Hotel & Suites Rockville

The Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce hosts MCCC After Hours at various locations throughout the county. On average, 60 people representing a wide range of industries attend this popular event. Join us for professional networking in a casual and friendly atmosphere.

Sponsoring Company: The Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce

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Aug
17
10:00 AM10:00

Plan de Negocios Exitoso

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

Aprenda por que usted necesita un Plan de Negocios sólido y robusto. Aprenda como desarrollar cada parte crítica de su plan.Este taller incluye un esbozo general y le orienta sobre otros recursos adicionales a los que usted puede acceder para elaborar un Exitoso Plan de Negocios en Rockville.

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Aug
20
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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Aug
22
5:30 PM17:30

MCCC After Hours @ Ruth's Chris Steakhouse (Bethesda)

The Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce hosts MCCC After Hours at various locations throughout the county. On average, 60 people representing a wide range of industries attend this popular event. Join us for professional networking in a casual and friendly atmosphere.

Sponsoring Company: The Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce

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Aug
22
5:30 PM17:30

GGCC - After Five Mixer: 7th Annual Mini-Golf

Join the Gaithersburg Germantown Chamber of Commerce, the City of Gaithersburg, Jimmy John's and Grossberg Company, LLP for the 7th Annual Miniature Golf Night! 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 Jimmy John's 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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Sep
5
9:00 AM09:00

Catalogue for Philanthropy Workshops

The Nonprofit Village and Catalogue for Philanthropy are partnering to serve the nonprofit community by hosting four workshops on development.

Catalogue for Philanthropy supports a network of 400+ nonprofits around the DC Metro Region. The following workshops are the focus of its capacity building efforts. These sessions will provide a core curriculum that covers the basics of nonprofit development. From strategy to operations to the donor cycle, participants learn exactly what they need to grow their development efforts effectively and efficiently.

  1. Development Strategy: April 5, 2018
  2. Development Operations: June 21, 2018
  3. Donor Cycle I: Identification and Cultivation: September 5, 2018
  4. Donor Cycle II: Solicitation and Stewardship: November 7, 2018

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Oct
5
9:00 AM09:00

Montgomery County Procurement Forum

Event Highlights:

  • Find out procurement opportunities from around the County

  • Meet and learn from procurement experts in the public and private sector

  • Network with your peers and create new connections at the Exhibitor Showcase

  • Acquire the information and tools you need to become more successful

MCEDC team member Daniel Parra will be featured on a panel.

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Oct
30
8:00 AM08:00

TEDCO's Entrepreneur Expo & Stem Cell Symposium

  • The Hotel at the University of Maryland (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

TEDCO’s 8th Annual Entrepreneur Expo Stem Cell Symposium will bring together all of Maryland’s entrepreneurial resources from across the state into one place, at one time.

You can expect to see 800+ 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
7
9:00 AM09:00

Catalogue for Philanthropy Workshops

The Nonprofit Village and Catalogue for Philanthropy are partnering to serve the nonprofit community by hosting four workshops on development.

Catalogue for Philanthropy supports a network of 400+ nonprofits around the DC Metro Region. The following workshops are the focus of its capacity building efforts. These sessions will provide a core curriculum that covers the basics of nonprofit development. From strategy to operations to the donor cycle, participants learn exactly what they need to grow their development efforts effectively and efficiently.

  1. Development Strategy: April 5, 2018
  2. Development Operations: June 21, 2018
  3. Donor Cycle I: Identification and Cultivation: September 5, 2018
  4. Donor Cycle II: Solicitation and Stewardship: November 7, 2018

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Nov
13
6:00 PM18:00

MCCC 2018 Business Awards Dinner

  • 5701 Marinelli Road Rockville, MD 20852 USA (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The 2018 MCCC Business Awards Dinner celebrates the best in the Montgomery County business community. Join us for an evening of networking and inspiration on November 13, 2018 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and County Conference Center.

Sponsoring Company: The Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce

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Jul
16
11:00 AM11:00

MCCCF VIP Golf Tournament

This Golf Tournament supports VIP a 3-day, 27-hour comprehensive national certification program designed to equip veteran businesses to increase their ability to win government contracts. Funded entirely by the Montgomery County Chamber Community Foundation (MCCCF) and VIP Sponsors, the Institute is offered at no cost to participants. Donations are required to sustain and expand VIP to meet the needs of veteran-owned businesses, VIP alumni and the growing community of veterans seeking jobs.

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Jul
13
7:30 AM07:30

GGCC 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 23rd 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.

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Jul
1
9:00 AM09:00

MoCo Made Day at Olney Farmers and Artists Market

Join the Montgomery County Food Council to celebrate the MoCo Made farmers and vendors at the Olney Farmers and Artists Market! The event will include a live chef demo from a MoCo chef, and will highlight the vendors and farmers who are based here in Montgomery County. There will be live music, fresh produce, and fun for all ages! The event is free and open to the public.

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Jun
28
9:00 AM09:00

Meet the Primes and Contracting Officers

Government Procurement Match Making Session: You don’t want to miss this opportunity 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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Jun
27
11:30 AM11:30

GGCC Chamber Lunch: BBQ Picnic

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

You’re invited to the Gaithersburg Germantown Chamber of Commerce's 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.

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Jun
21
10:00 AM10:00

Small Business Financial Literacy Class

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

Do you know how to read your business financial statements and build a favorable business credit score? Do you understand the process of applying for and qualifying for business credit? Have you considered the various financing options available to your business? These are critical topics that every small business owner must understand. This class taught by HSBC bank will help you understand how to position your finances for success.

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Jun
21
9:00 AM09:00

Catalogue for Philanthropy Workshops

The Nonprofit Village and Catalogue for Philanthropy are partnering to serve the nonprofit community by hosting four workshops on development.

Catalogue for Philanthropy supports a network of 400+ nonprofits around the DC Metro Region. The following workshops are the focus of its capacity building efforts. These sessions will provide a core curriculum that covers the basics of nonprofit development. From strategy to operations to the donor cycle, participants learn exactly what they need to grow their development efforts effectively and efficiently.

  1. Development Strategy: April 5, 2018
  2. Development Operations: June 21, 2018
  3. Donor Cycle I: Identification and Cultivation: September 5, 2018
  4. Donor Cycle II: Solicitation and Stewardship: November 7, 2018

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Jun
20
10:00 AM10:00

PR & Social Media Solutions for Your Small Business

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

It used to take countless hours of sending out mundane press releases and pitching journalists to receive the media coverage that small business owners craved. Not anymore. Social media has changed the speed of news – how it is delivered and received – and can have the greatest ability to affect the reputation of your business. If you’re not including social media in your PR strategy, you’re missing out. Find out how you can increase and manage your business’ brand awareness by leveraging strategic PR and social media tools that are affordable and fun.

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Jun
19
7:30 AM07:30

GGCC Morning Mixer

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

Our June breakfast is sponsored by Rehab 2 Perform, they provide clients with innovative Physical Therapy and Performance Training services to improve their performance, overall health and quality of life. Come and discover what they have to offer. GGCC Members are invited to gather and have their morning coffee, learn about them and of course NETWORK! Breakfast treats will be provided. Advance registration is requested.

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Jun
18
9:30 AM09:30

MTC's Fifth Annual Golf Tournament

Join the Maryland Tech Council for a fabulous day on the beautiful waterfront setting at Cattail Creek Country Club. The day will begin with registration, networking and driving range practice at 9:30 a.m., followed by a shotgun start at 11:00 a.m.  There will be raffles, contests, and a lot of friendly competition. So get a foursome together and meet us at Cattail Creek Country Club to kick off the summer season. After the tournament, stay for appetizers, cocktails and awards.

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Jun
15
12:00 PM12:00

Neighborhood BusinessWorks: Creating Economic Development Opportunities Across Maryland

For nearly 25 years, the Neighborhood BusinessWorks program has provided over $100 million to support more than 700 projects and create over 13,500 jobs. Leveraging almost half a billion dollars in private investment, Neighborhood BusinessWorks can help your development deals access more capital investment from private lenders.

Neighborhood BusinessWorks is looking to finance $50 million a year in support to Maryland’s small businesses – come learn more about securing financing to complete your economic development projects!

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Jun
13
9:00 AM09:00

CDFA Maryland Conference

Join the CDFA Maryland Financing Roundtable for a special one-day conference. This event will feature a number of economic development finance experts from around the state discussing development finance tools, authorities, resources and approaches, and how these can affect the Maryland economy going forward.

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Jun
13
8:00 AM08:00

Let's Get Social

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

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber is excited to announce a new series entitled “Real Seminars”. Learn how to take your business to a whole new level. This is “real” solutions for “real” problems.

Join us as we redefine what social media means for your business, your brand, your future. Discover the latest tactics, and master social media in 2018. We want you to walk away feeling empowered to make better digital decisions in your business and have an immediate action plan to implement.

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Jun
7
10:00 AM10:00

Tax Law Changes: How These Changes Impact You and Your Small Business

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

Let CPA experts provide an overview of the tax law changes and how they impact you as an individual and a small business. Discussion will include an overview of key changes on Schedule A- itemized deductions and planning tips for individuals to capitalize on tax reform. For small businesses, we will review the new 20% deduction available to sole proprietorships and pass through businesses including S-Corps and partnerships. Examples of how the new deduction will impact small business will be given.

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