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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 Announces 2014 Candidate Forums

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) will hold two candidate forums in light of the upcoming Gubernatorial Primary Elections slated for June 24, 2014.

Press and the public are invited to join us & the Rockville Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, May 6 at the County Council District 3 Forum and Thursday, May 29 at the GGCC County Executive Democratic Primary Forum.

This is a great opportunity for our members, local businesses and the public to talk with the candidates about their concerns. Attendees will also hear from the candidates on the various issues impacting the business community in Gaithersburg, Germantown and the County. The format will be opening remarks from the panel, followed by formal Q&A from our moderator, with a few questions from the floor.

The one thing we know for certain is that we will have a new County Councilmember for District 3. It is important for our members to have an opportunity to meet the candidates and know what the candidates intend to do to help build our local economy,” said Marilyn Balcombe, GGCC Executive Director.

Please join us; these forums are open to the public.

WHAT: Gaithersburg-Germantown & Rockville Chamber’s County Council District 3 Forum Luncheon
DATE: May 6
TIME: 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
WHERE: Hilton, 620 Perry Parkway, Gaithersburg
COST: $20, Advance Registration Required at www.ggchamber.org
WHO: Open to the Public
CANDIDATES INCLUDE:

  • Guled Kassim (invited)
  • Sidney Katz
  • Tom Moore
  • Ryan Spiegel


WHAT
: GGCC County Executive Democratic Primary Forum
DATE: May 29
TIME: 7 – 9 p.m.
WHERE: Montgomery College Globe Hall, 20200 Observation Drive, Germantown
COST: Free, Register in advance at www.ggchamber.org
WHO: Open to the Public
CANDIDATES INCLUDE:

  • Phil Andrews
  • Doug Duncan
  • Ike Leggett

 

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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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