Your Success is Our Business by Laura Rowles View All Posts

photo of Laura Rowles at GGCC

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

Discover Other Local Blogs

We have a great number of amazing blog posts contributed by our local bloggers. Discover what is happening in your neighborhood by reading their latest posts.

GGCC Celebrates a 10,000 Milestone

As the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) prepared for their Business Networking After Five on June 18 they were entering the event knowing that it would be this event that would mark their 10,000 attendee in the past five years. Entering the event they had recorded 9,985 attendees since 2010.

In the past five years, the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce has held hundreds of events, but the June 18th event marked their 10,000 attendee. Pictured are the attendees at the Business Networking After Five held at BrightFocus Foundation were the GGCC celebrated the 10,000 attendees in the past five years milestone. The Chamber thanks its sponsors, members and guests for making this milestone possible.

In the past five years, the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce has held hundreds of events, but the June 18th event marked their 10,000 attendee. Pictured are the attendees at the Business Networking After Five held at BrightFocus Foundation were the GGCC celebrated the 10,000 attendees in the past five years milestone. The Chamber thanks its sponsors, members and guests for making this milestone possible.

“We knew we were a very active Chamber, but when we actually saw the number we realized just how active. Ten thousand attendees in the past five years – Wow!!! It was a great way to celebrate all we do for our Chamber members”, said GGCC President Marilyn Balcombe.

The 10,000 attendee was ironically the Chamber’s Board Chairman Jerry Therrien of Therrien Waddell, Inc. Balcombe presented Therrien with our version of a “10,000 Grand” candy bar to commemorate the moment.

The GGCC celebrated the milestone with balloons, games, door prizes and of course networking at the mixer held at BrightFocus Foundation. BrightFocus seeks to save mind and sight by funding innovative research worldwide and by promoting better health through education. They are at the forefront of brain and eye health, supporting innovative research around the world and promoting better health through public education. Learn more about them at: www.brightfocus.org.

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. Or on Twitter at: @GGCCNEWS.

Like this post? Sign up for our Daily Update here.
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.

Comments

| No comments yet.



Engage us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter