Direct Connect

“GGCC Real Estate & Construction Group”

Direct Connect is a GGCC program that strategically connects members in smaller groups. Each group has its own unique personality where members act as strategic partners helping the group to develop and grow each other’s businesses though information sharing, referrals, and personal contact. Direct Connect Groups are run by GGCC members, rather than Chamber staff, and employ an informal structure, meetings time and location that is conducive to that specific group.

If you are interested in learning more about our Direct Connect Groups, please reach out to us at or (301) 840-1400.

B2B / B2B RoundtableExclusive industry
B2B Referral SharingEd Samuels, Auxilium Technology ed.samuels@auxiliumtechnology.com8:30-9:30 AM Every other TuesdayExclusive industry
RECN (Real Estate and Construction)  Jerry Therrien, Retired TW Construction
7:30-9 AM Every other WednesdayExclusive industry within the commercial real estate or construction realm. Member must be in a leadership position
GGCC MasterMindSteve Barber, Supporting Strategies sbarber@supportingstrategies.com7:30-9 AM 1st & 3rd Tuesday of each monthExclusive industry
Young Professionals GroupEric Ashmont eric.ashmont@edwardjones.comVaries – check the GGCC calendar for eventsMember must be 21-40 in age
SOHO (Small Office – Home Office)Michele Feurer, Balanced Books Accounting Services  
9-10 AM 2nd Wednesday of each monthMember must work for themselves, from home or in a small office
Nonprofit GroupStephen McDow, BlackRock Center for the Arts  
2nd Monday of each month at 9am. Alternate zoom/inperson.Members must be nonprofit organizations, or work directly with nonprofit organizations in support of their mission.
Pathways Women GroupPhilippa Channer, Channer Consulting –  

Kari Primozic, Courageous Living –
8:30-10 am 3rd Friday of each monthMember must Identify as female, and have a business that is 5 years or younger.
Well+Being Promoting vitality and resilienceJane Smith, Jane O. Smith LLCComing in 2023 – more information to come!