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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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GGCC 14th Annual Wine Tasting Slated for May 11

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The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) will host its 14th Annual Wine Tasting event on May 11 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Kentlands Mansion in Gaithersburg.

This year’s wine tasting will feature a guided tutorial of five featured wines compliments of Pinky and Pepe of Pinky and Pepe’s Grape Escape. Also attendees will receive a special discount coupon to use in the Pinky and Pepe’s Grape Escape Kentlands store.

Wine Sommelier Nick Materese will be available to answer questions. Materese specializes in all aspects of wine service as well as wine and food pairing.

The wine will be paired with delicious food from Firebirds Wood Fired Grill, Tommy Joe’s Kentlands, and Asia Nine. Bundtinis from Nothing Bundt Cakes and fresh strawberries dipped in chocolate will be served compliments of the Melting Pot Gaithersburg.

DrinkMore Water will provide bottle water and rinse stations.

Not only is this a great networking event, but it is always a way to sample some of our top restaurants paired with some fantastic wines. Everyone loves this event,” said Marilyn Balcombe, GGCC President.

The event sponsors include the city of Gaithersburg, Pinky and Pepe’s Grape Escape, the Melting Pot Gaithersburg, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Tommy Joe’s Kentlands, Firebirds Wood Fired Grill, and Asia Nine, Special Event Sponsor’s Bargain Movers, Roy Rogers and Crown Trophy.

Registration for this event is available online, here. Tickets are $35 for GGCC Members and first-time visitors; $65 for returning non-members. The deadline to register is May 10th.

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.

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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