GGCC and Frederick Chambers Host “An Evening of Networking”

(l:r) Marilyn Balcombe, Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce President & CEO and Elizabeth Cromwell, Frederick County Chamber of Commerce President & CEO at an “Evening of Networking” – Chambers Join Forces on September 9, 2015 at the Comus Inn.   (Photo credit – Laura Rowles, GGCC Director of Events & Marketing)

Marilyn Balcombe, GGCC Elizabeth Cromwell, FCCC

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) and Frederick County Chamber joined forces to bring its members together for the 4th Annual “Evening of Networking” at the Comus Inn at Sugarloaf Mountain on Wednesday, Sept. 9.

Over 120 business folks attended the exclusive event in the hopes to make new connections and/or strengthen their existing ones.

“The I-270 Corridor is critical to the economic viability of the State so it makes sense for The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber to partner with the Frederick County Chamber. We have a lot of similar transportation issues and we share a strong customer base. Besides it is great fun, great food, and great people. What’s not to love about it,” said Marilyn Balcombe, GGCC Executive Director.

To learn more about the GGCC, visit us at:

To learn more about the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce, visit them at:

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 Find us on Facebook at: And 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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