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 and special events. The consensus is the Chamber has high quality events with good energy. In 2012, we had over 2,040 people visit our events. Join in learning about the events GGCC offers the business community.

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All You Need: A Glass of Wine & Networking with the GGCC

Scenes from the 2017 Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Wine Tasting at the City of Gaithersburg’s Kentland Mansion. Tickets are on sale now for the 15th Annual on May 17, 2018.

Attending a wine tasting will broaden your horizons. Not only do you get to taste great wine that you may not have otherwise tried, but you will get try a lot of delicious food too. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) will hold its 15th Annual Wine Tasting on Thursday, May 17, 2018 from 5:30-7:30 […]

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

(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)

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.   Journey’s Crossing Church is a non-denominational, contemporary, and casual Christian church that […]

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So You Want to Join a Chamber of Commerce?

Recent Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber networking event held at Corner Bakery Cafe in the RIO.

Chambers of Commerce exist to help local businesses prosper for a modest annual fee. A business doesn’t join just to be a member of another organization; they join an organization that is genuinely interested in promoting local business – like the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC). Membership with the GGCC is a vital investment in […]

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The Importance of Networking

Gaithersburg-Germantown Members networking & building relationships at a recent Chamber event.

In business, it is all about connections, connections, connections and how you make those connections is something just about every business person can always improve upon. Business is all about making the right connections and getting the word out about your company, services, and products. Advertising and marketing campaigns are only one part of the […]

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Chamber of Commerce Debate Set for Candidates for County Executive Race

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The Maryland County Executive elections of 2018 will take place on November 6, with the primary election occurring on June 26.  The 2018 Gubernatorial Primary Election is set for June 26 and it’s sure to be a historic election for Montgomery County. When voters go to the polls, they will elect a governor, a state […]

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Germantown Gym Celebrates Grand Opening with GGCC Ribbon Cutting

(l:r) Katie Doherty, General Manager, Holiday Inn - Gaithersburg; David Finestone, General Manager, ACAC Fitness and Wellness Centers; Barbara Crews, Assistant Executive Director, Community Relations, Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus & Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Board Chair; AJ Nwoga, Assistant Vice President, Branch Manager, M&T Bank; and Marilyn Balcombe, President / CEO, Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber, celebrate the grand opening of Germantown’s newest fitness club. 
(photo credit: Laura Rowles, GGCC Director of Events & Marketing)

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) supported ACAC Fitness and Wellness Centers and celebrated the grand opening of their Germantown location by conducting a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, Jan. 26. They are located at 20500 Seneca Meadows Parkway, Germantown. ACAC Germantown provides a fitness experience for members of all ages in a clean and […]

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New State Farm Insurance Office Opens in Germantown

GGCC ribbon cutting state farm office

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) supported State Farm Agent Manny Pohani and celebrated the grand opening of his new office by conducting a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Wednesday, January 17, 2018. They are located at 20030 Century Boulevard., Suite 206, Germantown. Manny Pohani offers State Farm insurance & financial products agency. Services include auto, […]

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One of the First Medical Cannabis Dispensaries is Now Open in Gaithersburg

(l:r) Andy Cohen, Owner, Herbology; Stanley Herbert, Patient Consultant, Herbology; Mitch Kahn, Owner, Herbology; Melvin Crawford III, General Manager, Herbology; Tim Hartung, Assistant General Manager, Herbology; Laurie-Anne Sayles, Council Member, City of Gaithersburg; Peyton Hurst, Regional Manager, Herbology; Matt Darin, Owner, Herbology: and Brandon Smith, Regional Manager, GreenHouse at the Grand Opening of Herbology, one of the first medical cannabis dispensaries in Gaithersburg, Maryland on January 17, 2018. 

(photo credit: Laura Rowles, GGCC Director of Events & Marketing)

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) supported Herbology and celebrated the grand opening of one of the first medical cannabis dispensary’s in Gaithersburg by conducting a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Wednesday, January 17. They are located at 106 N. Frederick Avenue, Gaithersburg. The company’s executive management is composed of a group of highly skilled business […]

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Luke’s Squad: What I Have Learned from a Childhood Hero

Engler Family - Nancy, Lucy, Luke, Rich & Amber. Luke is a 6 year-old child diagnosed with an incurable cancer.

Allow me a moment of your time to deter from my normal blog material to shed light and bring awareness to DIPG. What’s DIPG? I’ll get to that. But first a short background on why I feel it is important to shed some light on why DIPG and how this particular story is touching my heart. […]

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Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber to Host Sexual Harassment Workshop

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) and Launch Workplaces -on Friday, January 12- will host a training session on sexual harassment in the workplace and what you need to know in today’s uncertain landscape.

Sexual harassment in the workplace has been considered a form of discrimination on the basis of sex in the United States since the mid 1970’s, but it seems to have been a growing epidemic. Throughout 2017, women – and men – came forward bringing allegations of sexual harassment against their employers and co-workers. Among others, […]

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