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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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photo of Lewis Nordan, Montgomery County Executive Isiah “Ike” Leggett, City of Gaithersburg Mayor Sidney Katz, Jo’s Comfort Zone Owner JoAnn Epps, GGCC Board Member & My Realty Team Owner Ibi Sofillas and Julian Hassan at the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber conducted Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Jo’s Comfort Zone in the Kentlands on May 12, 2014.

GGCC Conducts Ribbon Cutting for Jo’s Comfort Zone

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) conducted a “Ribbon Cutting” Ceremony for Jo’s Comfort Zone. Jo’s Comfort Zone is located in Kentlands at 118 Market Street in Gaithersburg. The ceremony was conducted on Monday, May 12.

Jo’s Comfort Zone is a retail store of doctor recommended footwear and orthotics. Owner JoAnn Epps has a history in sales of brand-name footwear and expertise in orthotics for shoes. Epp’s hospitality comes through in her friendliness and her professionalism is revealed in her expertise on footwear. Learn more about them, visit the Jo’s Comfort Zone website.

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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