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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Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Honors Its Volunteers and Awards Four

(l:r) David McCormick-Goodhart, Financial Advisor at Savant Capital Management; Marilyn Balcombe, Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce Executive Director; Shannon Gorman is the President of Gorman's Garments & Gear; Martha Schoonmaker, Executive Director, Pinkney Innovation Complex for Science & Technology at Montgomery College, receive Exceptional Volunteer awards at the GGCC Annual Membership & Volunteer Picnic on September 20, 2018. 
(Photo credit – Laura Rowles, GGCC Director of Events & Marketing)

In a time-honored tradition, the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) honored its volunteers at its membership picnic. The Business Networking after Five event on Thursday, September 20. The event was held at and sponsored by Smokey Glen Farm Barbequers, Inc. in Gaithersburg. The GGCC holds its annual picnic in honor of its volunteers who generously […]

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Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Annual Membership Picnic Slated for September 20th

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The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) will honor its volunteers, shows its commitment to volunteerism and recognize its Chamber stars at the Business Networking After Five / Annual Membership Picnic event on Thursday, September 20. The event will be held at and is sponsored by Smokey Glen Farm Barbequers, Inc. in Gaithersburg. The GGCC holds […]

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Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Golf Tournament a Success Despite Hurricane Florence

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Golfers were able to tee off and complete 18-holes of golf at the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) 28th Annual Business Golf Classic despite the forecast of “Hurricane Florence” in the midst. Over 75 players, teed off at Worthington Manor Golf Club, 8329 Fingerboard Road, Urbana, Maryland on Friday, September 14. “Planning a golf outing […]

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Local Maryland Chambers Partner for Networking Event at Sugarloaf Mountain

(l:r) ; Rick Weldon, Frederick County Chamber of Commerce President & CEO; Gail Lee, Poolesville Chamber of Commerce President; and Marilyn Balcombe, Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce President & CEO at the 7th Annual “Evening of Networking  – Chambers Join Forces” on September 12, 2018 at the Comus Inn. 
 (Photo credit – Laura Rowles, GGCC Director of Events & Marketing)

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC), Frederick County Chamber and Poolesville Chamber of Commerce joined forces to bring its members together for the 7th Annual “Evening of Networking” at the Comus Inn at Sugarloaf Mountain on Thursday, September 12, 2018. Over 200 business folks attended the exclusive event in the hopes to make new connections […]

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Regional Young Professional Event Helps Foster Business Connections

(l:r) Stephanie Helsing, Director of Membership Development, Greater Silver Spring Chamber of Commerce; Monica Scisorek, Membership Manager, Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce; Chelsea Selby, Director of Membership, Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce; Laura Rowles, Director of Events & Marketing, Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce; Courtney DeLucia, Events, Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce; Ali Levingston, Vice President, Leadership Programs, Leadership Montgomery; and Pedro Branco, Alumni Relations and Community Engagement Coordinator, The Universities at Shady Grove at the 5th Annual “Regional Young Professional Group Happy Hour” on September 5, 2018 at Lucky Strike Bethesda. 
 (Photo credit – Josh Funk, Rehab 2 Perform)

Several organizations worked together to bring over 100 emerging leaders together recently. United the organizations were delighted to afford these leaders the opportunity to further their careers, strengthen their professional image. The Greater Bethesda, Gaithersburg-Germantown (GGCC), Greater Silver Spring (GSSCC), & Rockville Chambers of Commerce along with Leadership Montgomery’s (LM) Emerging Leaders and Alumni, Seniors […]

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Tee It High. Let It Fly. GGCC to Host its 28th Annual Business Golf Classic

Therrien Waddell, Inc. never passes up the chance to swing into action at the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce Business Golf Classic at Worthington Manor Golf Club. The Chamber will host its 28th Annual Tournament on Friday, September 14, 2018. 

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

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) will host its 28th Annual Business Golf Classic at Worthington Manor Golf Club, 8329 Fingerboard Road, Urbana, Maryland on Friday, September 14. The chamber’s tournament affords golfers the opportunity to grow their business and play golf at the same time. This tournament is intended to offer enjoyable golf and […]

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GGCC Named to Washington Business Journal’s List of Largest Chambers of Commerce in D.C.

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce is amped to be named to the Washington Business Journal’s Largest Chambers of Commerce in Greater D.C. Ranked by revenue, the GGCC placed seventeenth on the 2018 List. Learn more about the GGCC at ggchamber.org.

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC), a vital, dynamic organization of 418 members, including cutting-edge biotech firms, manufacturing companies, real estate development organizations, restaurants and hotels, has been named to the Washington Business Journal’s List of Largest Chambers in Greater D.C. This is the eighth time the GGCC has been named to the list, consecutively. […]

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New Way to Work Out “Hits” Montgomery Village

 (l:r) iLoveKickBoxing’s Ryan Simpson, instructor; and Emallie Daniels, studio manager; with Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce Board Members; Colette Releford, RealPage, Inc.; and Brittany Hilton, Hughes Network Systems, LLC; at the grand opening of Gaithersburg’s new & unique way to workout, iLoveKickboxing Gaithersburg. 
(photo credit: Laura Rowles, Director of Marketing, Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber.)

A fitness kickboxing franchise that takes the workouts of professional fighters and makes them accessible for men and women looking to lose weight and tone muscle has officially opened its doors in Montgomery Village, Maryland. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) supported iLoveKickboxing.com and celebrated the grand opening of their Gaithersburg location by conducting a […]

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My Perspective as a GGCC Intern

Juliana Guerra is a rising Senior at Gaithersburg High School and an intern at the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber

A few weeks ago, we introduced you to our Summer intern Juliana Guerra, a rising senior at Gaithersburg High School. As the Director of Marketing, I mentor students and instill valuable first-hand knowledge of potential future career paths. Part of their experience is to share with you their perspective in hopes of inspiring future interns to learn […]

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Three Awarded Medal of Valor; First-Ever Community Service Award Presented

(l:r) Montgomery County Police, 5th District Officers Charles Ricucci & Gregory Walker were awarded the Medal of Valor for going above and beyond the call, safeguarding civilians in a store, and apprehending an armed and dangerous individual. 
(Photo compliments of Phil Fabrizio, PhotoLoaf® - Live. Love. Play. Loaf.)

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) honored twenty-eight Upcounty Police Officers and Emergency Medical Service Technicians at their 23rd Annual Public Safety Awards Breakfast on Friday, July 13, 2018. The event was held at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds. This event honors our public safety personnel and first responders from Montgomery County Upcounty’s Fire Department, Police […]

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