Chamber Volunteers Make a Difference
The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) recently honored its volunteers at a Business Networking after Five event held at Smokey Glen Farm Barbequers, Inc. in Gaithersburg.
The GGCC holds its annual picnic in honor of its volunteers who generously give their time and talents to the Chamber. These remarkable people are an integral part of the Chamber and its success.
GGCC President Marilyn Balcombe personally thanked all of the Chamber’s volunteers noting their “participation on committees and at events is priceless”.
The GGCC has 99 active volunteers serving on one or more of the following committees:
- Board of Directors
- Legislative Affairs
- Economic Development
- Young Professionals
- Annual Celebration Dinner
The volunteers’ commitment helps the GGCC remain vital and meet the needs of our business community.
Why volunteer? First and foremost you make a difference! You get a chance to give back. People like to support community resources that they use themselves or that benefit people they care about.
Volunteering is good for you too! Experts report that when you focus on someone other than yourself, it interrupts those usual tension-producing patterns. And you can learn a lot as well; volunteers can discover hidden talents they never knew they had.
One of the more obvious reasons why people volunteer is because they find something they are passionate about and want to help.
Aesop said “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted”. Here at the GGCC we recognize and value each and every one of our volunteers’ acts of kindness and encourage our Members to get involved and join one or many of our committees.
We invite you to take advantage of all that the GGCC has to offer. Learn more about us at ggchamber.org. And get out there and volunteer, it will make you feel good knowing you made a difference.