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Laura Rowles is the Director of Events & Marketing for the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) serving almost 400 members by hosting over 30 networking events each year, as well as providing educational seminars and special events. The Chamber hosts numerous events each year including: breakfasts, lunches, after-five’s, ribbon cuttings... Read more

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Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber 2017 Board of Directors Inducted

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) Board of Directors were inducted on Thursday, Dec. 8. The ceremony was conducted by Cathy Matthews, Director of the Montgomery County Upcounty Regional Services Center, at the Holiday Inn Gaithersburg.

(l:r) 2017 Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Board of Directors: Paul Rachetta, First National Bank; David Hamerski, Shannon & Luchs Insurance Agency Inc.; Jim Muir, Hughes Network Systems, LLC; Rob Liebreich, Asbury Methodist Village; Brittany Hilton, Hughes Network Systems, LLC; Margaret Latimer, Montgomery College Germantown Campus; PJ Horan, Mass Mutual Greater Washington; Randy Scritchfield, Randy Scritchfield, CFP®; Ellen Lambert, Baywood Hotels; Katie Doherty, Holiday Inn Gaithersburg; Paula Ross, Metropolitan Ballet Theatre and Academy; Doug Wrenn, Rodgers Consulting, Inc.; John Compton, GeneDx; Joe Bucci, Universities at Shady Grove; Barbara Crews, Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus; Stuart Barr, Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chartered; Adam Cox, Hughes Network Systems, LLC; Colette Releford, On-Site; Francine Waters, Lerner Enterprises; Tom Lonergan, City of Gaithersburg; Will Schlossenberg; Gary Unterberg, Rodgers Consulting, Inc.; Brett Friedman, DeLeon & Stang, CPAs & Advisors; John Olenick, WaveGard Inc.; Ray McKenzie, The Law Office of Raymond T. McKenzie, Esq.; Jerry Therrien, Therrien Waddell, Inc.; Bruce Kanner, Cartridge on Wheels; Doug Ryder, Holy Cross Germantown Hospital and Henry Bernstein, Scheer Partners, Inc; (Photo Credit: John Keith Photography)

2017 Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Board of Directors: Paul Rachetta, David Hamerski,  Jim Muir, Rob Liebreich, Brittany Hilton, Margaret Latimer,  PJ Horan, Randy Scritchfield, Ellen Lambert, Katie Doherty, Paula Ross, Doug Wrenn, John Compton, Joe Bucci, Barbara Crews, Stuart Barr, Adam Cox, Colette Releford, Francine Waters, Tom Lonergan, Will Schlossenberg, Gary Unterberg, Brett Friedman, John Olenick, Ray McKenzie, Jerry Therrien, Bruce Kanner, Doug Ryder, and Henry Bernstein,
PHOTO | John Keith Photography

The 2016 GGCC Board of Directors:

Chair: Colette Releford, On-Site.com
Chair Elect: Barbara Crews, Johns Hopkins University
Treasurer: Adam Cox, Hughes Network Systems, LLC

Vice Chairs:

Economic Development: Henry Bernstein, Scheer Partners, Inc.
Member Programs: Brittany Hilton, Hughes Network Systems, LLC
Young Professionals: PJ Horan, Mass Mutual Greater Washington
Member Services:  Bruce Kanner, Cartridge on Wheels
Legislative Affairs: Randy Scritchfield, Randy Scritchfield, CFP®

Directors:

Joe Bucci, Universities at Shady Grove
Bianca Cole, M&T Bank
Katie Doherty, Holiday Inn—Gaithersburg
Rebecca Einhorn, Astra Zeneca/MedImmune
Brett Friedman, DeLeon & Stang, CPAs & Advisors
David Hamerski, Shannon & Luchs Insurance Agency Inc.
Ellen Lambert, Baywood Hotels
Margaret Latimer, Montgomery College Germantown Campus
Rob Liebreich, Asbury Methodist Village
Tom Lonergan, City of Gaithersburg
Ray McKenzie, The Law Office of Raymond T. McKenzie, Esq.
John Olenick, WaveGard Inc.
Paul Rachetta, First National Bank
Paula Ross, Metropolitan Ballet Theatre and Academy
Doug Ryder, Holy Cross Germantown Hospital
Jonathan Sachs, Adventist HealthCare
Jerry Therrien, Therrien Waddell, Inc.
Gary Unterberg, Rodgers Consulting, Inc.
Scott Wallace, Linowes and Blocher, LLP
Francine Waters, Lerner Enterprises

Immediate Past Board Chair:
Stuart Barr, Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chartered (2016)

Chair Emeritus:

John Compton, GeneDx
David Edgerley, Scheer Partners, Inc.
Jim Muir, Hughes Network Systems, LLC
Will Schlossenberg
Doug Wrenn, Rodgers Consulting, Inc.

The GGCC is active in providing business-to-business networking opportunities throughout the year: a collective voice in local, regional, and state legislative affairs, professional development opportunities and other services that enhance the business environment.

The GGCC is located at 910 Clopper Road, Suite 205N, Gaithersburg. To learn more about the GGCC visit us at www.ggchamber.org. Find us on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Gaithersburg-Germantown-Chamber-of-Commerce/64339954570. And on Twitter at @GGCCNEWS.

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Laura Rowles

About Laura Rowles

Laura is the Director of Events & Marketing for the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce – a member-based organization of businesses that have joined together for the purpose of promoting the civic, commercial and industrial progress in our communities. The area’s economic well-being is a result of the caliber of work that is done by the Chamber. The Chamber has a major impact on business, income and future growth of the area. My position at the Chamber – Director of Events & Marketing – affords me the opportunity to plan quality events for our Members and market the Chamber is a variety of avenues. At the GGCC, we typically have around 30 events each year including: breakfasts, lunches, after-five’s, ribbon cuttings and special events. The consensus is we have high quality events with good energy. In 2012, we had over 2,040 people visit our events. Most our events are free to Members so securing sponsorships for all events. Additionally, I am responsible for planning networking, overseeing the budget and marketing of all events in order to make them successful. Lastly, I coordinate all marketing and communication efforts of the GGCC including weekly email blasts, its quarterly newsletter, all social media platforms, media relations and community outreach.

Laura authors the blog Your Success is Our Business on MyMCMedia.

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