(l:r) Vrajnish Shah & Dipali Shah of ELaunchers.com are presented the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber’s 9th Annual Small Business of the Year Award from Kelly Lozano of CFR Engineering at the chamber’s Annual Celebration Dinner on December 3.
(Photo Credit: John Keith Photography)

Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Awards the 9th Annual Small Business of the Year Award

(l:r) Vrajnish Shah & Dipali Shah of ELaunchers.com are presented the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber’s 9th Annual Small Business of the Year Award from Kelly Lozano of CFR Engineering at the chamber’s Annual Celebration Dinner on December 3. (Photo Credit: John Keith Photography)

(l:r) Vrajnish Shah & Dipali Shah of ELaunchers.com are presented the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber’s 9th Annual Small Business of the Year Award from Kelly Lozano of CFR Engineering at the chamber’s Annual Celebration Dinner on December 3.
(Photo Credit: John Keith Photography)

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber (GGCC) awarded ELaunchers.com as the recipient of the 9th Annual Small Business of the Year Award (SBY) on December 3 as a part of their Annual Celebration Dinner & Awards Ceremony. The award was presented by Kelly Lozano of CFR Engineering, this year’s Small Business of the Year sponsor.

“We are honored to award elaunchers.com with our Small Business of the Year Award. They are a terrific business and have shown the type of growth we love to see,” said Marilyn Balcombe, GGCC President /CEO.

The Small Business of the Year Award recognizes small businesses, which are a vital part of our economy and community. The award is presented to the small business that demonstrates success, community involvement, and excellent customer relations.

ELaunchers is a unique industry leading company, unlike any company you’ve encountered or worked with before. They’ve managed to create the perfect fusion of marketing and technology to create automated online and offline marketing campaigns. ELaunchers started as a small startup in 2008 in the County’s incubator and now has office space in Germantown and they continue to grow their company.

In addition to helping small and medium size businesses succeed, ELaunchers has developed and implemented a “Learn to Earn” internship program that has graduated over 35 Montgomery College students.

ELaunchers is also active in supporting the community through sponsorships and/or in-kind services to a variety of organizations.

With over 25 years of experience in multi-channel direct marketing, ELaunchers has transformed their local Montgomery County business into a global enterprise. ELaunchers helps other businesses succeed and continues to improve the lives of all who live and work in Montgomery County and for these reasons; they are this year’s Small Business of the Year.

Learn more about ELaunchers.com at: www.elaunchers.com.

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.

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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