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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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Establish Yourself as a Leader

Prepare yourself for career leadership at the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce’s (GGCC) 2nd Annual “Level Up” seminar at Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus (JHU MCC), 9605 Medical Center Drive, Room 123, Rockville on Tuesday, Oct. 16.


Our “Level Up” seminar is an opportunity for professional development, focused on growing members as an individual both personally and professionally, while providing opportunities to build skill sets and advance to the next level.

Folks interested in “re-defining leadership” are invited to join the GGCC on Oct. 16 at the “Level Up” seminar. Scott Alexander, author of “Lead Like a Black Belt: Transform Your Leadership Style” will discuss leadership re-defined. This seminar will teach you how to become a great leader and empower others.


Continuing professional development is important because it ensures you continue to be competent in your profession. It’s not likely you’re a natural born leader (most of us aren’t). Our keynote speaker will examine our own biases and re-define leadership in a way that everyone can implement immediately. And you do not have to be in a leadership position to attend this seminar, there is something for everyone.

During the seminar, attendees will:

  • Have a functional definition of leadership that will change your interactions and thinking immediately.
  • Walk away with at least three takeaways that you can implement tomorrow.
  • Walk away with more questions that will keep you moving toward being a better leader.


Scott Alexander is an entrepreneur, leader, coach, and teacher. He holds a master’s degree in psychology and honed his skills as a leader working in both large and small organizations in C-level positions for over 20 years. A 5th Degree Black Belt and the author of Lead Like a Black Belt ™, Scott’s insights as an accomplished master martial artist and instructor cast Leadership in a new light.

Come to this workshop prepared to interact, listen, and challenge your own thinking.


When: Tuesday, Oct. 16

Time: 8-10 a.m.

Where: Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus, 9605 Medical Center Drive, Room 123, Rockville

Cost: $10 Chamber Members | $20 Non-Members

Sponsored by: JHU MCC

Register: To RSVP visit our events calendar at, at or via email

The 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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About Laura Rowles

Laura authors the blog Your Success is Our Business on MyMCMedia. 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.


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