GGCC Holds Non-Profit Showcase
Nonprofits serve a very important role in our community. Annually, the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) shows its commitment to volunteerism by giving its non-profit members the opportunity to “showcase” their organizations and communicate their role in our business community at its Membership Picnic.
“Our non-profits do really important work for the community. It is our great pleasure to give them an opportunity to showcase their organizations,” said Marilyn Balcombe, GGCC President/CEO.
The event, held at and sponsored by Smokey Glen Farm Barbequers, Inc. in Gaithersburg, had 16 non-profit organizations in attendance, they included:
- American Cancer Society
- BrightFocus Foundation
- Cornerstone Montgomery
- Corporate Volunteer Council of Montgomery County
- Eduwatch, Inc.
- Equipment Connections for Children, Inc.
- Family Services, Inc.
- Gaithersburg Rotary Club
- Hospice Caring, Inc.
- Jones Center/CHI Centers, Inc
- Maryland Division of Rehabilitation Services
- Mercy Health Clinic
- Metropolitan Ballet Theatre and Academy
- Montgomery County – Solid Waste Services
- Operation Second Chance / Ride Allegheny
- Second Chance Wildlife Center
It was a fantastic evening and showed attendees that whether you work for a non-profit or support one, these groups do matter, and do retain an important part in all of our lives.
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.