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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 2018 Board of Directors Inducted

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) Board of Directors is pleased to announce its 2018 Board of Directors. They are the leaders of the business community.

We have a great Board and I’m looking forward to a new year”, said Marilyn Balcombe, GGCC President / CEO.

The board was inducted on Thursday, December 7, 2017.The ceremony was conducted by Jud Ashman, City of Gaithersburg Mayor, at the Hilton, 620 Perry Parkway, Gaithersburg.

(l:r) 2018 Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Board of Directors: Jim Muir, Hughes Network Systems, LLC; Ray McKenzie, The Law Office of Raymond T. McKenzie, Esq.; Brett Friedman, DeLeon & Stang, CPAs & Advisors; Bruce Kanner, Cartridge on Wheels; Joe Bucci, Universities at Shady Grove; Paula Ross, Metropolitan Ballet Theatre and Academy; Rob Liebreich, Asbury Methodist Village; Francine Waters, Lerner Enterprises; PJ Horan, JCH Financial; Marilyn Balcombe, Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber; Doug Ryder, Holy Cross Germantown Hospital; Colette Releford, On-Site; Adam Cox, Hughes Network Systems, LLC; Barbara Crews, Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus; Gary Unterberg, Rodgers Consulting, Inc.; Brittany Hilton, Hughes Network Systems, LLC; Stuart Barr, Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chartered; AJ Nwoga, M&T Bank; John Olenick, PSA Insurance & Financial Services; Doug Wrenn, Rodgers Consulting, Inc.; Tom Lonergan, City of Gaithersburg; Heather Madison, Peterson Companies; Randy Scritchfield, Randy Scritchfield, CFP®; Jerry Therrien, Therrien Waddell, Inc.; Katie Doherty, Holiday Inn Gaithersburg; Andrew Nicklas, Adventist HealthCare; and Ellen Lambert, Baywood Hotels
(Photo Credit: Milestones & Memories)

As a board member, they are assuming considerable responsibility for the smooth functioning of the chamber board of directors and the efficient and effective operation of the organization. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber is a federation of business and professional people working together to build a healthy economy and to improve the quality of life in our community.

The 2018 GGCC Board of Directors:

Chair: Barbara Crews, Johns Hopkins University

Chair Elect: Brittany Hilton, Hughes Network Systems, LLC

Treasurer: Adam Cox, Hughes Network Systems, LLC

 

Vice Chairs:

Economic Development: Henry Bernstein, Scheer Partners, Inc.

Member Programs: Ellen Lambert, Baywood Hotels

Young Professionals: PJ Horan, Mass Mutual Greater Washington

Member Services:  Bruce Kanner, Cartridge on Wheels

Legislative Affairs: Randy Scritchfield, Randy Scritchfield, CFP®

 

Directors:

Stuart Barr, Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chartered

Joe Bucci, Universities at Shady Grove

Katie Doherty, Holiday Inn—Gaithersburg

Rebecca Einhorn, Astra Zeneca/MedImmune

Brett Friedman, DeLeon & Stang, CPAs & Advisors

Margaret Latimer, Montgomery College Germantown Campus

Rob Liebreich, Asbury Methodist Village

Tom Lonergan, City of Gaithersburg

Heather Madison, Peterson Companies

Ray McKenzie, The Law Office of Raymond T. McKenzie, Esq.

Andrew Nicklas, Adventist HealthCare

AJ Nwoga, M&T Bank

John Olenick, PSA Insurance & Financial Services

Paul Rachetta, First National Bank

Paula Ross, Metropolitan Ballet Theatre and Academy

Doug Ryder, Holy Cross Germantown Hospital

Jerry Therrien, Therrien Waddell, Inc.

Gary Unterberg, Rodgers Consulting, Inc.

Scott Wallace, Linowes and Blocher, LLP

Francine Waters, Lerner Enterprises

 

Immediate Past Board Chair:

Colette Releford, On-Site.com


Chair Emeritus:

John Compton, BlackRock Center for the Arts

Katrina LaPier, St. Martin’s of Tours

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, MD. 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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