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About Your Success is Our Business by Laura Rowles

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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(l:r) 2016 Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Board of Directors: Jim Muir, Hughes Network Systems, LLC; Paula Ross, Metropolitan Ballet Theatre and Academy; Henry Bernstein, Scheer Partners, Inc; Tom Lonergan, City of Gaithersburg; Colette Releford, On-Site; Jerry Therrien, Therrien Waddell, Inc.; Barbara Crews, Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus; Liz Huntley, Astra Zeneca/MedImmune; Ibi Sofillas, MyRealtyTeam Real Estate LLC; Francine Waters, Lerner Enterprises; Adam Cox, Hughes Network Systems, LLC; Catherine Rossi, ROSSI Commercial Real Estate, LLC; Stuart Barr, Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chartered; Margaret Latimer, Montgomery College Germantown Campus; Randy Scritchfield, Randy Scritchfield, CFP®; Brittany Hilton, Hughes Network Systems, LLC; Ellen Lambert, Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott; Doug Ryder, Holy Cross Germantown Hospital; Katie Doherty, Holiday Inn Gaithersburg; John Olenick, M&T Bank; David Hamerski, Shannon & Luchs Insurance Agency Inc. and Jonathan Sachs, Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center. 
 (Photo Credit: John Keith Photography)

GGCC 2016 Board of Directors Inducted (PHOTO)

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) Board of Directors were inducted on Thursday, December 3rd. The ceremony was conducted by city of Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman at the Holiday Inn Gaithersburg.

(l:r) 2016 Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Board of Directors: Jim Muir, Hughes Network Systems, LLC; Paula Ross, Metropolitan Ballet Theatre and Academy; Henry Bernstein, Scheer Partners, Inc; Tom Lonergan, City of Gaithersburg; Colette Releford, On-Site; Jerry Therrien, Therrien Waddell, Inc.; Barbara Crews, Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus; Liz Huntley, Astra Zeneca/MedImmune; Ibi Sofillas, MyRealtyTeam Real Estate LLC; Francine Waters, Lerner Enterprises; Adam Cox, Hughes Network Systems, LLC; Catherine Rossi, ROSSI Commercial Real Estate, LLC; Stuart Barr, Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chartered; Margaret Latimer, Montgomery College Germantown Campus; Randy Scritchfield, Randy Scritchfield, CFP®; Brittany Hilton, Hughes Network Systems, LLC; Ellen Lambert, Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott; Doug Ryder, Holy Cross Germantown Hospital; Katie Doherty, Holiday Inn Gaithersburg; John Olenick, M&T Bank; David Hamerski, Shannon & Luchs Insurance Agency Inc. and Jonathan Sachs, Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center. (Photo Credit: John Keith Photography)

(l:r) 2016 Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Board of Directors: Jim Muir, Hughes Network Systems, LLC; Paula Ross, Metropolitan Ballet Theatre and Academy; Henry Bernstein, Scheer Partners, Inc; Tom Lonergan, City of Gaithersburg; Colette Releford, On-Site; Jerry Therrien, Therrien Waddell, Inc.; Barbara Crews, Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus; Liz Huntley, Astra Zeneca/MedImmune; Ibi Sofillas, MyRealtyTeam Real Estate LLC; Francine Waters, Lerner Enterprises; Adam Cox, Hughes Network Systems, LLC; Catherine Rossi, ROSSI Commercial Real Estate, LLC; Stuart Barr, Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chartered; Margaret Latimer, Montgomery College Germantown Campus; Randy Scritchfield, Randy Scritchfield, CFP®; Brittany Hilton, Hughes Network Systems, LLC; Ellen Lambert, Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott; Doug Ryder, Holy Cross Germantown Hospital; Katie Doherty, Holiday Inn Gaithersburg; John Olenick, M&T Bank; David Hamerski, Shannon & Luchs Insurance Agency Inc. and Jonathan Sachs, Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center.
PHOTO | John Keith Photography

The 2016 GGCC Board of Directors:

Chairman: Stuart Barr, Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chartered

Chairwoman Elect: Colette Releford, On-Site

Treasurer: Adam Cox, Hughes Network Systems, LLC

Vice Chairs:

Member Services: Barbara Crews, Johns Hopkins University

Legislative Affairs: Jonathan Sachs, Adventist HealthCare

Member Programs: Brittany Hilton, Hughes Network Systems, LLC

Economic Development: Henry Bernstein, Scheer Partners, Inc.

 

Directors:

Katie Doherty, Holiday Inn—Gaithersburg

David Edgerley, Scheer Partners, Inc.

Brett Friedman, DeLeon & Stang, CPAs & Advisors

David Hamerski, Shannon & Luchs Insurance Agency Inc.

Liz Huntley, Astra Zeneca/MedImmune

Ellen Lambert, Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott

Margaret Latimer, Montgomery College Germantown Campus

Tom Lonergan, City of Gaithersburg

Kathleen Mayer, Monument Bank

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

John Olenick, M&T Bank

Jerry Pasternak, PEPCO

Paula Ross, Metropolitan Ballet Theatre and Academy

Catherine Rossi, ROSSI Commercial Real Estate, LLC

Doug Ryder, Holy Cross Germantown Hospital

Ibi Sofillas, MyRealtyTeam Real Estate LLC

Gary Unterberg, Rodgers Consulting, Inc.

Scott Wallace, Linowes and Blocher, LLP

Francine Waters, Lerner Enterprises

 

Immediate Past Board Chair:

Jerry Therrien, Therrien Waddell, Inc (2015)

 

Chair Emeritus:

John Compton, GeneDx

Jim Muir, Hughes Network Systems, LLC

Bill Schlossenberg, Universities at Shady Grove

Randy Scritchfield, Randy Scritchfield, CFP®

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.

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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