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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 Holds 24th Annual Business Golf Classic

(l:r) Gary Braun, Co-host on the Tony Kornheiser Show and owner of Braun Film and Video, Inc.; Tracy Quick, Therrien Waddell, Inc. and Brett Snyder, JBGR at the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber 24th on September 12, 2014. (Photo credit – Therrien Waddell, Inc.)

(l:r) Gary Braun, Co-host on the Tony Kornheiser Show and owner of Braun Film and Video, Inc.; Tracy Quick, Therrien Waddell, Inc. and Brett Snyder, JBGR at the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber 24th on September 12, 2014.
(Photo credit – Therrien Waddell, Inc.)

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) held its 24th Annual Business Golf Classic at Worthington Manor Golf Club on Friday, Sept. 12.

The chamber’s tournament affords golfers the opportunity to grow their business & play golf at the same time. This tournament is intended to offer enjoyable golf and the opportunity to network.

“At the Chamber, relationship building is what it’s all about. Our golf tournament is a great time to do just that – meet new people, reconnect with others. Having a beautiful day and a gorgeous setting only makes doing business that much better,” said Marilyn Balcombe, GGCC Executive Director.

The GGCC is grateful to its sponsors, golfers, volunteers and Worthington Manor Golf Club. The GGCC golf tournament sponsors included:

GGCC Golf Tournament Sponsor

  • Genesis Security Systems, LLC
  • Hughes Network Systems, LLC
  • Montgomery College
  • Therrien Waddell, Inc.

Golfer Gift Sponsor

  • DeLeon & Stang CPA’s & Advisors
  • Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union

Lunch Sponsor

  • Lakeforest Mall

Driving Range

  • Avison Young

Beverage Station

  • Linowes & Blocher, LLP

Hole-In-One

  • Sheehy Ford and Lincoln

Long Drive Men

  • BC Steakhouse – Silver Birch Bar

Long Drive Women

  • Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chartered

Closest to the Pin Men

  • Bob Cowdrey

Closest to the Pin Women

  • The Gazette

Putting Contest

  • 1-800-Junk-Refund

Award Reception Sponsor

  • Riparius Construction, Inc.
  • Scheer Partners, Inc.

Tee Sign

  • Asbury Methodist Village
  • DrinkMore Water
  • ECS Mid-Atlantic
  • EWC Consultants
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott
  • Family Services, Inc.
  • GeneDx
  • Linowes & Blocher, LLP
  • The Lube Center, Auto Repair & Auto Spa
  • Peak Investment Advisors, Inc.
  • Revere Bank
  • Shannon & Luchs Insurance Agency, Inc.
  • Sign*A*Rama/Sterico Signs
  • Stein, Sperling, Bennett, DeJong, Driscoll & Greenfeig
  • Therrien Waddell, Inc.
  • WalMart

Allen DeLeon of DeLeon & Stang, CPAs and Advisors was the Chair and Master of Ceremonies for the event.

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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