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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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GGCC Named in 2014 Top 25 Chambers

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce was named to the Washington Business Journal’s Top 25 Chambers of Commerce. (photo compliments of WBJ)

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce was named to the Washington Business Journal’s Top 25 Chambers of Commerce. (photo compliments of WBJ)

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) was named to the Washington Business Journal’s Top 25 Chambers of Commerce. Ranked by revenue, the GGCC was ranked number 15. We were ranked just behind the area’s large chambers such as: D.C. Fairfax County, Prince William County, Montgomery County, Greater Reston, Loudoun Count, Alexandria, Arlington and Prince George’s Chambers of Commerce.

As Gaithersburg-Germantown continues to grow, it makes sense that the Chamber continues to grow too. We work very hard to represent the business community and it is great to be recognized for our efforts,” said Marilyn Balcombe, GGCC President/CEO.

For 65 years, the GGCC strives “to serve, represent, and be the leading advocate for the interests of our membership in ways that enhance the business environment, quality of life, and well-being of our unique communities.”

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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