2019 Chamber Events
Dec. 13: Montgomery County Legislative Breakfast
Dec. 4: Monthly Breakfast Meeting
Installation of New Board of Directors. Annual Update from Police and Fire Chiefs.
Nov. 6: Monthly Breakfast Meeting
Election for Board of Directors
Oct. 17: Red Wiggler Farm
The chamber is throwing an open house and networking event on the farm and it’s gonna be great. Join us at Red Wiggler Farm, right off Route 27 in Ovid Hazen Wells Park, where we will feature hyper local & organic food and drinks from makers and growers within 20 miles of where we are standing.
Oct. 2: Monthly Breakfast Meeting
Guest speaker Kait LeDonne of LeDonne Branding and Marketing who will speak to us about branding.
Sep. 18: Bright Focus After Hours
Sep. 4: Monthly Breakfast Meeting
Boost Your Business with Less Hard Work and More Heart Work
How To Make Hustle Free Profits Come learn why more hard work, better time management skills and better selling techniques aren’t always the solution to achieving more in your business. All of these are important, but if you want to grow your business with more ease, work less, attract more of your dream clients, and have opportunities lining up like magic, then you have to do what most people won’t – which is focusing on your HEART as you are taking action every day. Come learn what HEART work means and why it’s a component that you CANNOT afford to miss any longer if you want to create a life and business that is beyond your wildest dreams.
Visa Shanmugam is a mindset transformation coach, who helps go-getters say goodbye to spinning their wheels and say hello to ease and effortlessness in all areas of their life. A recovering over-achiever and perfectionist, she now has an extremely strong aversion to hustling and grinding to achieve success. She helps her clients’ re-write a new reality through mindset practices, radical self love and spirituality principles.
Prior to her coaching career, she is an MBA graduate from University of Texas at Dallas, is a marketer by education, worked for Microsoft and Fossil. She serves on the Education Committee of a non-profit, a wife and a mom to two adorable boys. She is a speaker, soon to be published co-author and has been interviewed on Thrive Global.
Aug. 9: Clarksburg Newcomers After Hours
Aug. 7: Monthly Breakfast Meeting
Jul. 10: Monthly Breakfast Meeting
Podcasting for Dummies with Charlie Birney, co-owner of Podcast Village
Jun. 29: Clarksburg heritage Day
Jun. 5: Monthly Breakfast Meeting
Members of our Maryland state legislative delegations from District 15 and 39
May 1: Monthly Breakfast Meeting
Got an update from the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration about the proposed regional transportation solution – Visualize2045. This is a massive undertaking that will affect all of us, residents and businesses, over the next several years.
Ellen Letourneau, co-author of the highly acclaimed cookbook “Bread & Beauty, A Year in the Montgomery County Ag Reserve” presented an overview of the Ag Reserve, its’ importance to the Upcounty community, which are both featured throughout the cookbook.
May 2: 2nd Annual Cinco de Mayo Multi-Chamber Networking
Great turnout for our 2nd Annual Multi-Chamber Biz Carr Exchange. Thank you to everyone who came out and all of our local area chambers for participating. Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce, Rockville Chamber of Commerce, Poolesville Area Chamber of Commerce, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Montgomery County – HCCMC, Maryland Black Chamber of Commerce, Olney Chamber of Commerce. Already looking forward to next year’s gathering.
April 3: Monthly Breakfast Meeting
Montgomery County Councilmember Craig Rice provided an update on Council activities and covered Upcounty issues.
Small Business Navigator, Judy Stephenson, also spoke about a new Montgomery County pilot program called “Business Assist.”
April 4: After Hours Networking & Estate Planning Workshop
Old Line Bank hosted a presentation on estate planning. Speaker Britt L. Stouffer, a Maryland attorney experienced in Estates, Trusts, and Elder Law. With over 10 years of experience in Estates and Trusts, provided real-life examples and consequences of poor estate planning. The event was held at the Old Line Bank branch in Clarksburg.
April 20: Military First Responders Day & Vet Squad TV
Neighborhood Veterinary Associates held a special event for Military & First Responders and was filming their reality TV show Vet Squad at their Clarksburg location.
April 24: Three-Year Anniversary Ribbon Cutting
The Shops at Damascus Electric celebrated their third year anniversary with a ceremonial ribbon cutting.
March 6: Monthly Breakfast Meeting
March 10: Thumbelina’s Ballet Tea Party
March 16: Thumbelina, a ballet
March 30: 11th Annual Kites Over Clarksburg Festival
Photo courtesy of Wenjun Zhu
Beautiful weather for the 11th annual Kites over Clarksburg event.
February 6: Monthly Breakfast Meeting
Our meeting opened with a brief presentation from the Freedom Center which recently opened in Gaithersburg. Freedom Center is an intensive outpatient program that treats individuals with various addiction types with a focus on opioid addiction.
Representatives from the United State Census Bureau provided background and insights into the Census Bureau and the upcoming 2020 census. The process is about collecting data for many sectors of our society, important information for economic development, business decisions, and strategic planning.
February 21: Ribbon Cutting & After Hours Networking RE/MAX Town Center
February 26: 6 Mindset Secrets to Succeed as a Solopreneur
January 9: Monthly Breakfast Meeting
January 31: After Hours Networking
ServPro of Poolesville/Clarksburg/Damascus and George Vassilas – State Farm hosted a great evening of networking and refreshments. Thank you to The Elms Encore for use of their beautiful party room.