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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 Conducts Ribbon Cutting for Metropolitan Ballet Theatre and Academy

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) conducted a “Ribbon Cutting” Ceremony for Metropolitan Ballet Theatre and Academy (MBT).

Metropolitan Ballet Theatre and Academy is located at 220 Perry Parkway in Gaithersburg. The ceremony was conducted on Wednesday, Sept. 24.

“We are so proud of our community today. The support for arts education in Montgomery County and for our new facility in Gaithersburg has been overwhelming. We brought a 25 year history to this new space and we look forward to another 25 years in service to our community here. The space not only represents a physical expansion, but a programmatic expansion as well. Our academy classes, outreach to under-served youth and seniors, and our performance opportunities all will flourish here,” said Paula Ross, MBT Executive Director.

(l:r) Laurie Edberg, Special Assistant to Senator Barbara Mikulski; State Senator Jennie Forehand; Montgomery County Councilmember Craig Rice; City of Gaithersburg Mayor Sidney Katz; Anita Anderson, MTB Board President; Congressman John Delaney; Erica Hwang, Ex-Officio, MBT Board of Directors; Montgomery County Executive Isiah “Ike” Leggett; Paula Ross, MTB Executive Director; Elizabeth Odell Catlett, MTB Artistic Director; Montgomery County Councilmember Phil Andrews; Montgomery County Councilmember George Leventhal; City of Gaithersburg Councilmember Jud Ashman and David Edgerley, Sonabank and GGCC Board Chair at the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber conducted Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Metropolitan Ballet Theatre and Academy on September 24, 2014.  (Photo credit – Laura Rowles, GGCC Director of Events & Marketing)

(l:r) Laurie Edberg, Special Assistant to Senator Barbara Mikulski; State Senator Jennie Forehand; Montgomery County Councilmember Craig Rice; City of Gaithersburg Mayor Sidney Katz; Anita Anderson, MTB Board President; Congressman John Delaney; Erica Hwang, Ex-Officio, MBT Board of Directors; Montgomery County Executive Isiah “Ike” Leggett; Paula Ross, MTB Executive Director; Elizabeth Odell Catlett, MTB Artistic Director; Montgomery County Councilmember Phil Andrews; Montgomery County Councilmember George Leventhal; City of Gaithersburg Councilmember Jud Ashman and David Edgerley, Sonabank and GGCC Board Chair at the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber conducted Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Metropolitan Ballet Theatre and Academy on September 24, 2014.
(Photo credit – Laura Rowles, GGCC Director of Events & Marketing)

 

MBT is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts education organization, providing premier dance education, professional productions, and arts outreach to the community. MBT offers professional instruction in a nurturing environment to all who are interested, regardless of physical limitations or future aspirations. MBT trains dancers in ballet, jazz, modern, tap and hip hop through The Academy with dance studios in Gaithersburg, MD and gives academy students the opportunity to perform with in professional performances alongside professional artists. Learn more about them at: www.mbtdance.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.

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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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