GGCC Conducts Ribbon Cutting for Advance Auto Parts (PHOTO)

(l:r) Advance Auto Parts employee; Katie Doherty, General Manager, Holiday Inn Gaithersburg; Advance Auto Parts employees; Joanne Mehalek, General Manager, Advance Auto Parts; Advance Auto Parts employee; Stuart Barr , Attorney, Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chartered & an Advance Auto Parts employee at the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of Advance Auto Parts in Montgomery Village on Friday, December 11, 2015.  (photo credit: Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce)

PHOTO| Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) conducted a “Ribbon Cutting” Ceremony for Advance Auto Parts on Friday, December 11, 2015. Advance Auto Parts is located at 19204 Montgomery Village Avenue in Gaithersburg.

Advance Auto Parts sells auto parts and supplies to both retail and commercial customers.. Learn more about them at:

During the ceremony, Advance Auto Parts made a $1,000 donation to United Way. United Way improves the lives of individuals and families by uniting the people and organizations that have the will, expertise and resources to create measurable results and a lasting impact. They focus on the building blocks of a good life — a quality education, financial stability for individuals and families, and good health.

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 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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