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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 & Rockville Chamber’s Host Roundtable With Senator Cardin

The Gaithersburg-Germantown & Rockville Chambers of Commerce hosted a Small Business Roundtable with Senator Ben Cardin, on July 13 at Kaplan University in Rockville.

Over 60 business owners gathered to have a candid discussion with the Senator Cardin on a myriad of topics including: the economy, jobs, health care, mental illness, transportation, taxes and a wide range of issues impacting small businesses.

Business leaders exchanged ideas on how the federal government can be a better partner in assisting Marylanders as they strive to be the best and most innovative in their fields.

Cardin, a senior member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship and member of the Senate Finance Committee, said that one of his top priorities is to ensure that small businesses “get the support and capital they need to create new jobs and build our economy”.

He noted that as of recent they have been “hitting the numbers with Federal procurement”. Cardin added that this was the second straight year that the government wide goal of 23 percent was exceeded (referring to small business prime and sub-contracting).

During his discussion, he mentioned that those that needed assistance managing their small business should use the resources available to them including the US Small Business Administration and/or the Maryland’s Department of General Services.

(l:r) Michelle Day, President/CEO, Rockville Chamber of Commerce; Senator Ben Cardin and Laura Rowles, Director of Events & Marketing, Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce at the Small Business Roundtable with Senator Cardin on Monday, July 13, 2015 at Kaplan University. This event afforded business leaders the opportunity to exchange ideas on how the federal government can be a better partner in assisting Marylanders as they strive to be the best and most innovative in their fields.

(l:r) Michelle Day, President/CEO, Rockville Chamber of Commerce; Senator Ben Cardin and Laura Rowles, Director of Events & Marketing, Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce at the Small Business Roundtable with Senator Cardin on Monday, July 13, 2015 at Kaplan University. This event afforded business leaders the opportunity to exchange ideas on how the federal government can be a better partner in assisting Marylanders as they strive to be the best and most innovative in their fields.

To learn more about Senator Ben Cardin, his platforms or to contact him, visit: www.cardin.senate.gov.

To learn more about the Rockville Chamber of Commerce, visit: www.rockvillechamber.org.

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. Or 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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