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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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(l:r) The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce recognized Chamber Members who have been members for 10+, 20+ & 30+ years at its Annual Membership & Volunteer Picnic on September 17, 2015 at Smokey Glen Farm. 
(Photo credit – Laura Rowles, GGCC Director of Events & Marketing)

GGCC Honors Its Chamber Stars

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) honored its “Chamber Stars” at the Business Networking After Five event on Thursday, September 17. The event was held at and sponsored by Smokey Glen Farm Barbequers, Inc. in Gaithersburg.

The GGCC is recognizing Chamber Members who have been members for 10+, 20+ & 30+ years. It’s their way of saying thank you to their members.

“The sign of a good business is when customers keep coming back. The GGCC is blessed with a large number of members who have been with us for a long time – 10 years, 20 years, over 30 years. It was high-time that we recognized them. They are truly our Chamber Stars,” said Marilyn Balcombe, GGCC President.

At the picnic, 17 GGCC Members received a “You’re a Star” star as a token of appreciation. 85 of 400 GGCC members are eligible to receive stars this year. The GGCC will continue to deliver stars to its members throughout the remainder of the year.

(l:r) The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce recognized Chamber Members who have been members for 10+, 20+ & 30+ years at its Annual Membership & Volunteer Picnic on September 17, 2015 at Smokey Glen Farm.  (Photo credit – Laura Rowles, GGCC Director of Events & Marketing)

(l:r) The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce recognized Chamber Members who have been members for 10+, 20+ & 30+ years at its Annual Membership & Volunteer Picnic on September 17, 2015 at Smokey Glen Farm.
(Photo credit – Laura Rowles, GGCC Director of Events & Marketing)

The next event “Chamber Stars” are invited to is the Business Networking Before Nine at BlackRock Center for the Arts on Tuesday, October 6.

Members that received stars on September 17th included:

  • BlackRock Center for the Arts: 11 Years
  • Proforma Stevenson & Associates: 11 Years
  • Rodgers Consulting, Inc.: 11 Years
  • GeneDx:12 Years
  • RE/MAX All Pro:14 Years
  • Crown Trophy: 16 Years
  • D&M Consulting: 17 Years
  • Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union: 17 Years
  • Sandy Spring Bank: 20 Years
  • Gimmel, Weiman, Ersek, Blomberg, & Lewis, P.A.: 24 Years
  • Asbury Methodist Village: 25 Years
  • Family Services: 25 Years
  • Hughes Network Systems, LLC: 25 Years
  • DeLeon & Stang, CPAs & Advisors: 26 Years
  • Montgomery Village Foundation, Inc.: 31 Years
  • Smokey Glen Farm Barbequers, Inc.: 32 Years
  • Holiday Inn Gaithersburg: 34 Years

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 www.ggchamber.org. Find us on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Gaithersburg-Germantown-Chamber-of-Commerce/64339954570. And on Twitter at @GGCCNEWS.

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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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