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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 Chamber Trip to Tuscany

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) invites members of the chamber and the community to experience true Tuscan Culture departing on October 27, 2015.tuscany

The GGCC will be offering a fully escorted tour of the region of Tuscany. Tuscany is the place where movies are filmed and fantasies run wild. Perhaps it’s the cities of Florence, Pisa, or Siena that invoke feelings of culture, art, or arouse the senses as do the smells and taste of the Chianti region. The fact is that Tuscany is home to some of the most famous tourist attractions in all of Italy. It is here that budding artists come to learn from the masters, and the world of fashion takes it cues. Tuscany is where romantics rekindle the flame and celebrate their love.

“This is truly an amazing opportunity to discover all that Tuscany has to offer. Tuscany is what many people around the world envision as a true representation of Italy. We will take it all in as the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce brings the dream of traveling to Tuscany to life,” said Marilyn Balcombe, President & CEO.

Highlights Include:

  • Florence
  • Pisa & Lucca
  • Siena
  • Cinque Terre (optional)
  • San Gimignano
  • Chianti Region
  • Montecatini


  • Round Trip Airfare
  • Airline Fuel Surcharges, Taxes and Fees
  • 7 Nights First Class Hotel
  • 10 Meals (7B, 3D)
  • Sightseeing Per Itinerary
  • Admissions Per Itinerary
  • Professional Tour Manager
  • Baggage Handling
  • Hotel Transfers

Cost per person is $2,899. Pay your deposit by April 1, 2015 and deduct $100 off per person. Space is limited. Sign up early to secure your seat. Makes for the perfect holiday gift!

For more information please contact the Chamber at 301.840.1400.        

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.




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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