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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) Jessica Replogle, Marketing Coordinator, FirstWatch – The Daytime Cafe; Cathy Drzyzgula & Jud Ashman, City of Gaithersburg Councilmembers; Colette Releford, The Gazette and GGCC Board member; Jay Timberlake, Regional Manager of FirstWatch – The Daytime Café; City of Gaithersburg Mayor Sidney Katz; and Ed Orlovsky, Manager First-Watch – The Daytime Café Pittsburgh at the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber conducted Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for FirstWatch - The Daytime Café on October 10, 2014. 
(Photo credit – Laura Rowles, GGCC Director of Events & Marketing)

GGCC Conducts Ribbon Cutting for FirstWatch – The Daytime Cafe

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) conducted a “Ribbon Cutting” Ceremony for FirstWatch – The Daytime Café, at 802 Muddy Branch Road in Gaithersburg. The ceremony was conducted on Friday, Oct. 10.

FirstWatch – The Daytime Café was voted Montgomery County’s Best Breakfast. FirstWatch specializes in delicious creations freshly- prepared to order. They begin each morning at the crack of dawn, slicing fresh fruits and vegetables, baking muffins and making French toast batter from scratch. Their fresh award winning breakfast, brunch and lunch dishes are made using the best ingredients without the use of heat lamps or deep fryers. The creative menu features traditional favorites like cage-free eggs, pancakes, salads and sandwiches, as well as signature items like the Chickichanga and classic BLTE sandwich. Free WiFi & newspapers are provided. Open daily from 7 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. Learn more about 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  at 910 Clopper Road, Suite 205 N, Gaithersburg. To learn more about the GGCC visit us at Find us on Facebook at: 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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