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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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Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Launches New Website

We are proud to announce the launch of our new website which coincides with our 70th anniversary. We strive to be the premier business organization and leading catalyst for support and resources to member businesses in the Gaithersburg & Germantown areas.

We are sporting a brand new beautiful and functional website! We’ve worked diligently to create a website with relevance, exceptional functionality, and inclusivity. Simply stated, our Chamber’s website is useful for visitors and members alike. We have built a website that will enhance our marketing efforts and take us into the future by increasing customer engagement and social media connectivity.

Our Chamber has so much to offer our members and the community. It’s great to have a new website to highlight everything we do,” said Marilyn Balcombe, GGCC President / CEO.

Working with our designer, 270net Technologies, our new website provides a clear message of who we are, what we stand for and where our value lies. The website also boasts a clean design and intuitive and consistent site-wide navigation system with improved menu functionality that directs you to the information most relevant to you. It is also fully responsive with mobile devices, making it easy to navigate on a wide range of web browsers and portable devices.

The chamber hopes people find the new website easy to use and a better source of information about events and happenings in Gaithersburg & Germantown. The goal was to make the website more user-friendly and informative.

The intent to design a fresh new look and to build a digital hub for local businesses and chamber members to be able to find relevant local business information and to easily connect with one another A few of the goals with the new website were to make it faster, easier to navigate for users, and easier for the Chamber to manage and update the site via a Content Manger System.

We want you to know that the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce is greatly looking forward to building relationships with you. Our goal is to continue to provide the support our members need to thrive in this great community.

We’re really proud of the new website and feel it will create the experience you’re looking for when you pay us a visit. Check out the new website here: www.ggchamber.org.

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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