Gaithersburg Germantown Chamber of Commerce
 
Member Benefits

Enhance your business by becoming actively involved in the GGCC!

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“The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce has shown itself to be an invaluable asset in helping to expand my professional network in a productive way. Recently, I have quickly seen the added benefit of being a member through my participation in the monthly Business Networking After Five events. The contacts I have made and the exposure to other industries is fantastic and serves to stretch the creative entrepreneur in all of us. Additionally, all of the benefits and services available to small business owners cannot be underestimated as an unparalleled resource. Finally, the friendly and personable staff at the chamber are second to none. They really appreciate their members and look for every way possible to help them gain the most out of their membership!” ~ Sandra Burgess, CHI Centers, Inc. – The Jones Handwork Center

  • Business Contacts

    The Chamber’s many activities and programs offer our members the opportunity to meet decision-makers.

    “When I became an active member of the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce my business took a direction that astonished me. I had no idea that the Chamber was a wealth of resources. The relationships that developed, the marketing opportunities, the alliances and the business advocacies are all reasons that foster the success of my business. When the Chamber says “Good for Business, Good For You” they mean it!” ~ Chris Heald, Retirement Plan Consultant, Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. Member FINRA/SIPC – Chris Heald Group, An Independent Firm.

  • Voice Representing Business

    The GGCC proudly represents the businesses in our communities by proactively addressing areas of legislation and economic development, and serving as a “Voice for Business” in Gaithersburg, Germantown, county, state, and national members. By communicating its legislative agenda for business to our policymakers, and actively participating in the process, the Chamber effectively promotes a business-friendly environment.

  • Community Guide and Membership Directory

    Members are listed in our annual publication in three ways: categorized business listings, alphabetical listings, and contact representative.  The directory helps find Chamber members who offer specific product and services. 8,000 Directories are published and distributed, not only to the Gaithersburg-Germantown area, but also in relocation packages sent throughout the country.

  • Quarterly Newsletter

    Our membership receives a printed quarterly newsletter, which is also posted on the Chamber’s website. It is filled with news about legislative and economic development issues, new members, and upcoming programs and events.

  • Monthly Networking Events

    Bring lots of business cards and meet potential business contacts while enjoying various foods at business networking events and other special events.

    “We are pleased to have joined the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce. After being a member for only three months, we hosted a Business Networking After Five that was successful and DrinkMore Water was very happy with the outcome. The GGCC  provides us numerous face-to-face opportunities to network with companies of all sizes and industries.. We recommend this forum as a business where businesses can collaborate and network with other businesses. The GGCC  is an effective investment in our business!” ~ Jeff Schiz, Sales and Marketing, DrinkMore Water

     

  • Committees

    The committees carry out the mission of the Chamber, they include

    -Community Service

    -Economic Development Committee

    -Events

    -Golf

    -Legislative Affairs

    -Membership Attraction and Retention

    -Women Balancing Life & Business Committee

    -Young Professionals Group

    More information on Committees

  • Sponsorship Opportunities

    The Chamber offers a variety of invaluable and effective ways to reach other business people.  Click here for more information.

  • Professional Development Workshops

    Professional programs are offered for your business development as well as for your personal growth as a business leader.

  • Small Office/ Home Office Focus

    The GGCC is a proactive leader in developing and promoting workshops and networking opportunities geared for the ever-increasing concentration of Small Office/ Home Office businesses in our area

  • Affinity Programs

    As part of an ongoing effort to provide value to our members, the Gaithersburg Germantown Chamber of Commerce offers an Affinity Program to its Members. These programs are designed to generate funds for our organization while offering special discounted offers to our members and their employees.
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  • Mailing Labels

    A complete listing of Chamber members is available on laser labels for a nominal fee.  Market your products and services and promote member-to-member business to other Chamber members.

  • Member Plaque

    All members of the GGCC receive a membership plaque to proudly display to show  support for the local business community.

  • Business Referrals

    The Chamber offices receive a large volume of calls daily requesting goods and services — we refer EXCLUSIVELY our Chamber members.

  • Ribbon Cuttings

     Host a ribbon-cutting ceremony to let other Chamber members know about your new business or new location.

  • Member-to-Member Discounts

    Save time and money by taking advantage of discounts offered to Chamber members by other members.

The GGCC proudly represents the businesses in our communities by proactively addressing areas of legislation and economic development, and serving as a “Voice for Business” in Gaithersburg, Germantown, county, state, and national members. By communicating its legislative agenda for business to our policymakers, and actively participating in the process, the Chamber effectively promotes a business-friendly environment.


Help your business by utilizing the resources of the GGCC offices and staff.
  • Certificates of Origin processed free of charge for GGCC members, at Chamber office location.
  • Conference room available for use by Chamber members for up to two hours at no cost and for a nominal fee for seminars or on a routine basis for one half day or full day (approx. 30 people). 
  • Chamber Staff provides assistance, information, and representation to meet the needs of our member businesses