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July 16, 2018 | Laura Rowles

photo of Laura Rowles at GGCC

BlackRock Outdoor Summer Concert Series is So Much Fun!

Can you believe we just slid into July? Now is the time to get cracking on those summer bucket lists and soak up the remaining time you have with the kids, family and significant others before the kids head back to school and our “normal” routines kick back into gear. Or maybe you’re feeling like summer is […]

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July 13, 2018 | Suzanne Tobin

The ABCs of Brain Injury: V Is for Voices in Brain Injury Recovery

Follow the winding path of my journey of brain injury recovery, an amazing and life-changing experience… In 2017, I attended the annual conference of the Brain Injury Association of Maryland for the second time. The closing keynote speaker was  Carole J Starr. A brain injury survivor, she talked about her new book, entitled To Root & To Rise: […]

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July 11, 2018 | Tonia Bui

Part I: An Open Letter to Self-Proclaimed Feminists

Politics Within Politics (PWP) is back after nearly 15 months of campaigning in the 2018 Primary Election cycle. I am pleased to revive PWP by launching an Open Letter series capturing my personal experiences as a political operative for my husband’s recent campaign for Montgomery County Council At-Large.  Happy reading, Tonia Dear Self-Proclaimed Feminists, I […]

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July 10, 2018 | Phil Fabrizio

Road Trip

ON THE ROAD: July 6 to 9, 2018 Road Trip!  We (my wife and I) were among the many Americans who took off for the road over the extended 4th of July holiday weekend.  When we planned this trip little did we know that the weather would turn out great.  In matter of fact up […]

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July 5, 2018 | Phil Fabrizio

4th of JULY Around the County

Parades and fireworks were the featured events across Montgomery County on Wednesday, July 4th.  Here are a few of the sights (no sounds) from local parades and gatherings from all along the Seneca Valley from Poolesville to Gaithersburg and down to Rockville, Md.  There was plenty of Red, White and Blue for the celebrations across […]

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July 5, 2018 | Laura Rowles

My Perspective as a GGCC Intern

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) is delighted to introduce you to its Summer intern Juliana Guerra. The Chamber is so honored to be able to participate in the Montgomery County Public Schools Internship program. It is a wonderful opportunity for the students to get hands-on experience and learn about the “real world”. If you have the capability to […]

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July 2, 2018 | Phil Fabrizio

TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm Day 4 Notes

POTOMAC, MD: July 1, 2018 The sun came down on the TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm as Francesco Molinari accepted the capitol-esk trophy.  Molinari had this won at the 2nd hole after he hit a shot out of the bunker and sank the next put for a birdie to go 14 under.  He finished the […]

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June 30, 2018 | Phil Fabrizio

TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm Day 3 Notes

POTOMAC, MD:  June 30, 2018 It was a hot one at the TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm for the Quicken Loan National.  How hot was it you ask?  Well as my friend John likes to say, it was “Satan in a Speedo Hot”.  That should bring you up to speed on the weather.  Oh, and […]

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June 30, 2018 | Laura Rowles

Twenty-Five Public Safety Officials to be Honored at Chamber’s Public Safety Breakfast

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce will honor twenty-five Upcounty Police Officers, Special Operations Teams, Firefighters, and Paramedics at their 23rd Annual Public Safety Awards Breakfast. This event honors our public safety personnel and first responders from Montgomery County Upcounty’s Fire Department, Police Departments, Office of Emergency Management, and Office of the Sheriff, who have exemplified extraordinary heroic […]

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June 30, 2018 | Alvin Carlos, CFA, CFP®

Switched Jobs? Learn How to Maximize Your New Benefits

Samantha just got a new job. She’s excited! It’ll be a breath of fresh air she needs, after a recent breakup. Samantha will have to make decisions on her new 401(k), Employee Stock Purchase Program (ESPP), Restricted Stock Units (RSUs), and insurance coverage. She also needs to figure out what to do with her old […]

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