Jan
24
7:30 AM07:30

MoCo's Kings and Queens of the North

Hear from MCEDC CEO David Petr, among others, to learn the answers to:

  1. What strategies are developers in the Life Sciences Corridor using to draw in tenants?
  2. Will MoCo multifamily fill up the thousands of projected new units?
  3. Should you invest in biomedical space requirements, or stick with traditional office space?
  4. How are mixed-use developers in Shady Grove attracting new retail tenants?
  5. Which MoCo developments have live, work and play potential?

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Jan
25
to Jan 26

Foundations of Federal Business Development

  • Metro Park North Business Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This course offers essential skills in professional business development. It begins with an overview of the Federal business development process and what it takes to succeed in the profession. It proceeds to the basics of doing business with the U.S. Government. It then focuses on the nuances of Government contracting that every business developer has to understand in order to win contracts, such as rules of the socioeconomic program for small businesses, and how you can make the program serve your goals even if you do not directly qualify for the benefits.

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Jan
25
6:00 PM18:00

How to Navigate a Quarter-Life Crisis

  • Hood College Whitaker Campus Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Young Professionals: join the Maryland Tech Council for this great event. Quarter-life crisis, defined as "a period of life ranging from twenties to thirties, in which a person begins to feel doubtful about their own lives, brought on by the stress of becoming an adult," is a term that rose to popularity with a recent book and tour by the authors. Join us for a creative, entertaining activity to kick things off and hear from a panel of professionals to learn more about this concept and successful approaches for overcoming such stress. 

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Jan
26
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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Jan
29
6:00 PM18:00

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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Jan
31
11:00 AM11:00

Excel Tips, Tricks and Strategies for Small Business

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

Excel is a great application for small business owners to use in tracking expenses, revenues, inventory, creating invoices and so much more. But there are tips and tricks that will make your use of excel more efficient, accurate and less complicated. Learn how to use pivot tables, set up worksheet tabs efficiently, summarize categories, and create invoices, separate sales tax and much more. Michael Sagan has over 1,000 hours of teaching excel and he is going to teach you his best tips.

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Feb
1
8:00 AM08:00

Nonprofit Mastermind

  • The Treatment and Learning Centers (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Rockville Chamber is excited to host a nonprofit mastermind group.  Join us each month to talk about issues impacting the nonprofit community and how best to do business in today's market.

This month we will hear from Cristin Caine of Charity Connect. Your next volunteer could be your new MVP. Cristin will lead an interactive presentation on volunteer engagement and retention.

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Feb
8
8:00 AM08:00

Federal Innovation Forum Series

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

The Federal Innovation Forum series of three forums is presented by the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce and the U.S. General Services Administration and serve to educate and inform both government and industry on the latest technologies, how they are being utilized, and where procurement opportunities may exist in the future.

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Feb
8
to Feb 9

Foundations of Proposal Management

  • Metro Park North Business Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Foundations of Proposal Management course offers comprehensive skills in proposal management. The course begins with the Request for Proposal (RFP) requirements analysis. It then proceeds to proposal planning, outlining your document, and developing a proposal schedule. It also covers preparing for and conducting a Kickoff meeting to organize your proposal team, and guiding authors in developing proposal section content. The course then delves into managing your team, and running proposal reviews, debriefs, and production.

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Feb
20
to Feb 21

Foundations of Proposal Management

  • Metro Park North Business Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This one-of-a-kind course shows how to develop compliant and highly persuasive proposal sections in at least half the time that it would normally take. It covers detailed methods for outlining within the sections, developing section content, infusing proper structure and flow, and implementing correct writing processes and section planning techniques. But this course reaches beyond mere compliance.

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Feb
22
8:30 AM08:30

Value Propositions and Target Marketing

In this half day session we will cover two important topics:

1. “Value Props that WORK and Messages that MATTER”

2. “Are you Targeting the RIGHT Market for your products?”

In both program topics, we’ll review plenty of actual company examples and case studies….to illustrate what they did right…and where they went wrong.

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Feb
22
5:30 PM17:30

MCCC After Hours @ Clyde's Tower Oaks

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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Feb
28
11:30 AM11:30

Business Card Exchange Lunch

  • Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join the Gaithersburg Germantown Chamber of Commerce for a business card exchange lunch at Paladar! Come and enjoy a delicious lunch and get ready to expand your network too! These networking Lunches are a great way for professionals in the Chamber to make new connections, introduce their respective business, and eat delicious food.

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Feb
28
12:00 PM12:00

Value Propositions and Target Marketing

In this half day session we will cover two important topics:

1. “Value Props that WORK and Messages that MATTER”

2. “Are you Targeting the RIGHT Market for your products?”

In both program topics, we’ll review plenty of actual company examples and case studies….to illustrate what they did right…and where they went wrong.

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Mar
13
8:00 AM08:00

Pricing Models for Tech Start Ups

Tech entrepreneurs often have perfect ideas for a startup and the tech skills to make them happen. But all too often the businesses fail because the revenue model and pricing structure were not carefully crafted. Selling ads on your page is NOT the way to make money to build a sustainable business! Join Launch Workplaces and TEDCO for a seminar on how to develop smart, revenue-generating business models for start up technology companies.

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Mar
16
10:00 AM10:00

MCCC 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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Apr
19
5:30 PM17:30

MCCC After Hours @ Argyle Country Club

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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May
23
6:00 PM18:00

MCCC After Hours @ Smokey Glen Farm

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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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
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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Nov
9
5:30 PM17:30

MCCC 2018 Business Awards Dinner

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

The 2017 MCCC Business Awards Dinner celebrates the best in the Montgomery County business community. Join us for an evening of networking and inspiration on November 1, 2018 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and County Conference Center.

Sponsoring Company: The Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce

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Jan
20
10:00 AM10:00

Prepárese para Pagar los Impuestos del 2017 en Buena Forma

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

Si usted es propietario de su negocio y desea pagar sus impuestos del año 2017, evitando cometer errores y garantizando que sus números son los correctos, debe tomar este taller. Profesionales de alto nivel y gran experiencia entregarán una serie de consejos que le permitirán llevar a cabo un pago ajustado a su propio caso y no generalizado.

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Jan
18
5:30 PM17:30

Maryland Tech Council's Leadership Dinner

Each year the Maryland Tech Council’s policy and leadership dinner connects business leaders from the technology and life science communities with policymakers in Annapolis.  This is a valuable event where executives, MTC’s Board of Directors and members from the Maryland General Assembly come together to discuss important policy issues.

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Jan
18
5:30 PM17:30

GGCC After Five Mixer

It's a New Year! Come and start it off right networking at the first GGCC event of the year. Bring your business cards, a smile and desire to make the most out of our time together at Asbury. There will be delicious food, drinks, music, networking and more. Don't miss this signature event.

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Jan
17
9:00 AM09:00

Proposal Win Themes Development

  • Metro Park North Business Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This workshop offers valuable skills in win themes development as the most important element of proposal persuasion. The course walks you through the purpose of win themes and their building blocks. It then advances beyond the mere basics in order to explain everything needed to develop effective proposal win themes. It shows how to write win themes that are memorable and capable of influencing your customers so that they feel compelled to select your company. You will also acquire techniques to transform win themes into win strategies, and help increase win probability.

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Jan
11
5:00 PM17:00

Maryland Tech Council's Industry Awards Celebration Nominations Launch Party

The MTC Launch Party is a great opportunity for you to meet the IAC nominations committee, MTC staff and former finalist, VariQ, to learn about the nominations and awards process. Enjoy light hors-d'oeuvres and drinks, and come see why it's important for you to showcase your company's innovation and why you need to be part of our community.

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Jan
11
1:00 PM13:00

LinkedIn for Entrepreneurs

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

This MWBC 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 class is expanded and will included interactivity.

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Jan
5
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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Dec
19
9:00 AM09:00

Government Procurement Match Making Session

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.

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Dec
18
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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Dec
15
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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Dec
14
10:00 AM10:00

Understanding the Impact HR Has on Your Business

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

If you are a business of “one”, it can change to “we” quickly. If you aren’t aware of the Human Resource impact that can have on your business, attend this workshop to learn what happens and what to do about it. Stephanie Lomax of HR Pro 4 You, will teach:

  • When to use a 1099 contractor vs W2 employee and how to know the difference
  • The 19 Federal laws you must follow when you hire your first employee
  • How OFCCP compliance will impact your new federal contract and your company.

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Dec
14
7:00 AM07:00

Committee for Montgomery Annual Legislative Breakfast

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

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.

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Dec
13
4:00 PM16:00

Holiday Gift Wrapping for Children with the Rockville Chamber of Commerce

  • Community Ministries of Rockville (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Brighten the holidays for children in Community Ministries' Holiday Giving program by wrapping their gifts. This is a great way to volunteer and network at the same time. Supplies will be provided, but donations of wrapping paper, tape, tissue and gift bags of all sizes are welcome. Pizza will be served.

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Dec
12
4:30 PM16:30

GGCC Young Professional Group Happy Hour

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.

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Dec
12
7:30 AM07:30

Up in Smoke – A Discussion on Maryland’s Medical Cannabis Industry

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.

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Dec
7
6:00 PM18:00

GGCC Gala Celebration & Awards Dinner

  • Hilton Washington DC North/Gaithersburg (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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