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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 City of Gaithersburg Candidate Forum (VIDEOS)

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce hosted a “Meet the Candidates” Coffee & Conversations in light of the upcoming Gaithersburg City Election on Tuesday, November 3.

GGCC Members & community business owners gathered on Oct. 22nd at Corner Bakery to meet the candidates. This was a great opportunity for our members and local businesses to talk with the candidates about their concerns. Candidates began the event with opening remarks and then had an opportunity to mix and mingle with GGCC members and business owners in attendance.

“It was great starting my day with the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber. Small businesses are the backbone of our economy and take the lead in creating jobs. Looking forward to working together to ensure Gaithersburg is the best place to live, work, learn and raise a family. At the end of the day, if we build it they will come. #Infrastructure is a key investment!” – Laurie Anne-Sayles. Candidate for Gaithersburg City Council on Facebook.


Candidates included:

For Mayor:

  • Jud Ashman
  • Henry Marraffa
  • Darlene Bell-Zuccarelli

For Council:

  • Neil Harris
  • Laurie-Anne Sayles
  • Ryan Spiegel
  • Robert Wu

Candidate Videos:





The next City Election will be Tuesday, November 3, 2015. Gaithersburg voters will cast their ballots for Mayor, to fill the balance of term of former Mayor Sidney A. Katz, and three at-large members of the City Council. To learn more about the City of Gaithersburg elections, visit:

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, MD. To learn more about the GGCC visit us at Find us on Facebook at:

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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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