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Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber’s GROWTH: Brand, Sales & Marketing Seminar

We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting our GROWTH: Brand, Sales & Marketing Seminar on Tuesday, March 24 at the Universities at Shady Grove, 9640 Gudelsky Drive in Rockville.

Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber's GROWTH: Brand, Sales & Marketing Seminar

Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber’s GROWTH: Brand, Sales & Marketing Seminar

This year’s seminar features: Sonya Burke of Montgomery Community Media who will speak on: “Using the Press to Tell Your Story More Effectively & Attract Your Target Audience” and Chad Prinkey of Neuberger & Company, Inc. who will present: “Your Best Customer is Someone Else’s Prospect….. What are you Doing to Keep Them?

Join us for an exciting seminar where you will discover how to maintain and increase sales & how to make your business more newsworthy by telling your story to attract your target audience.

Why You Should Attend:

PART I: “Using the Press to Tell Your Story More Effectively & Attract Your Target Audience” Practical implications for some of the most innovative developments in media relations, including the technologies, methodologies and mannerisms that determine the ecosystem in which PR pros practice this essential part of their craft. It is something every business needs. After all, publicity aims to bring the news of your company to the world. The more newsworthy you make your company, the more coverage you’ll get.

PART II: “Your Best Customer is Someone Else’s Prospect….. What are you Doing to Keep Them?  Nine out of ten people are in the selling business, some do it better than others, Chad Prinkey will help you be the very best. Nine out of 10 people work in some area of sales. They might call it business development , customer service, or client retention, but regardless of whether you work with clients, customers or patients, most people are in a sales business . . . nothing happens until something is sold. How many business owners have you ever met that said, “We are really in the business of delivering service.” And the other great line is, “The most important part of our business is our people.” Yet, how many of those companies also say the most difficult part of their business is maintaining or increasing their sales and the most troubling challenge is their people, specifically finding, hiring and keeping great employees. Prinkey of Neuberger and Company expertise is focused in these two areas.

PART III: Conversation with the Panelists A question & answer portion of the seminar. Come prepared with your questions? Our speakers are here to help your business grow!  For further details on the seminar topics, click here now.

Sponsorship: There is no better way for your company to garner easy exposure for your business than through sponsorship. We have three levels for any budget. Please take a moment to review and select the sponsorship package that best fits your business.

Sponsorship Levels:
Gold: $750
Silver: $500
Bronze: $250
For further information on sponsorship, contact us at

-$45 GGCC Member Early Bird (Ends Feb. 13)
-$55 GGCC Member
-$60 Non-Member

Registration: click here now

Sponsor now: Email Laura at to support the GROWTH Seminar

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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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