Articles by Laura Rowles

March 7, 2018 | Laura Rowles

New Church in Germantown Opens Its Doors to Business and the Community

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) supported Journey’s Crossing – A Christian Church and celebrated the grand opening of their Germantown location by conducting a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Thursday, March 1. They are located at 12900 Cloverleaf Center Drive in Germantown.   Journey’s Crossing Church is a non-denominational, contemporary, and casual Christian church that […]

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February 23, 2018 | Laura Rowles

So You Want to Join a Chamber of Commerce?

Chambers of Commerce exist to help local businesses prosper for a modest annual fee. A business doesn’t join just to be a member of another organization; they join an organization that is genuinely interested in promoting local business – like the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC). Membership with the GGCC is a vital investment in […]

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February 20, 2018 | Laura Rowles

The Importance of Networking

In business, it is all about connections, connections, connections and how you make those connections is something just about every business person can always improve upon. Business is all about making the right connections and getting the word out about your company, services, and products. Advertising and marketing campaigns are only one part of the […]

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February 16, 2018 | Laura Rowles

Chamber of Commerce Debate Set for Candidates for County Executive Race

The Maryland County Executive elections of 2018 will take place on November 6, with the primary election occurring on June 26.  The 2018 Gubernatorial Primary Election is set for June 26 and it’s sure to be a historic election for Montgomery County. When voters go to the polls, they will elect a governor, a state […]

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February 8, 2018 | Laura Rowles

Germantown Gym Celebrates Grand Opening with GGCC Ribbon Cutting

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) supported ACAC Fitness and Wellness Centers and celebrated the grand opening of their Germantown location by conducting a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, Jan. 26. They are located at 20500 Seneca Meadows Parkway, Germantown. ACAC Germantown provides a fitness experience for members of all ages in a clean and […]

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January 22, 2018 | Laura Rowles

New State Farm Insurance Office Opens in Germantown

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) supported State Farm Agent Manny Pohani and celebrated the grand opening of his new office by conducting a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Wednesday, January 17, 2018. They are located at 20030 Century Boulevard., Suite 206, Germantown. Manny Pohani offers State Farm insurance & financial products agency. Services include auto, […]

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January 19, 2018 | Laura Rowles

One of the First Medical Cannabis Dispensaries is Now Open in Gaithersburg

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) supported Herbology and celebrated the grand opening of one of the first medical cannabis dispensary’s in Gaithersburg by conducting a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Wednesday, January 17. They are located at 106 N. Frederick Avenue, Gaithersburg. The company’s executive management is composed of a group of highly skilled business […]

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January 16, 2018 | Laura Rowles

Luke’s Squad: What I Have Learned from a Childhood Hero

Allow me a moment of your time to deter from my normal blog material to shed light and bring awareness to DIPG. What’s DIPG? I’ll get to that. But first a short background on why I feel it is important to shed some light on why DIPG and how this particular story is touching my heart. […]

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January 9, 2018 | Laura Rowles

Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber to Host Sexual Harassment Workshop

Sexual harassment in the workplace has been considered a form of discrimination on the basis of sex in the United States since the mid 1970’s, but it seems to have been a growing epidemic. Throughout 2017, women – and men – came forward bringing allegations of sexual harassment against their employers and co-workers. Among others, […]

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December 16, 2017 | Laura Rowles

Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Awards $6,000 in Scholarships and Raises Another $27,250

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) is proud of its Montgomery College Scholarship Program. Our local economy relies on an educated workforce. The Chamber Scholarship provides financial assistance to Montgomery College students pursuing higher education. Each year, with the help of its donors, the Chamber awards students Montgomery College Scholarships at its Annual Celebration Dinner […]

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