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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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New Church in Germantown Opens Its Doors to Business and the Community

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) supported Journey’s Crossing – A Christian Church and celebrated the grand opening of their Germantown location by conducting a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Thursday, March 1. They are located at 12900 Cloverleaf Center Drive in Germantown.


(l:r) Henry Bernstein, Scheer Partners; Jerry Therrien, Therrien Waddell, Inc.; Barbara Wilkinson, Community Pastor, Journey’s Crossing Church; Mark Wilkinson, Lead Pastor, Journey’s Crossing Church; Ellen Lambert, Baywood Hotels.; Brittany Hilton, Hughes Network Systems, Inc.; Bruce Kanner, Cartridge on Wheels.; AJ Nwoga, M&T Bank; and Doug Ryder, Holy Cross Germantown Hospital celebrate the grand opening of Germantown’s newest, non-denominational church, Journey’s Crossing.
(photo credit: Laura Rowles, GGCC Director of Events & Marketing)

Journey’s Crossing Church is a non-denominational, contemporary, and casual Christian church that helps people find their way back to God. The members of the Church are from a variety of backgrounds from around the globe. Learn more about them at:

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

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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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