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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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GGCC Conducts Ribbon Cutting for La Casita CA Cocina

(l:r) Michael Sesma, City Gaithersburg Councilmember; Stuart Barr, Attorney, Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chartered; Jud Ashman, City Gaithersburg Mayor; Mario Arbaiza, Owner, La Casita CA Cocina; Samuel Jimenez, General Manager, La Casita CA Cocina; Jaime Arbaiza, Owner, La Casita CA Cocina; John Angel Arbaiza, Owner, La Casita CA Cocina; and  Iris Veronica Jimenez, Owner, La Casita CA Cocina celebrate the grand opening of their new restaurant - La Casita CA Cocina -  in Old Towne Gaithersburg with a GGCC conducted Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on August 26, 2016.   (photo credit: Laura Rowles, GGCC Director of Events & Marketing)

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) supported La Casita CA Cocina and celebrated the grand opening of their restaurant by conducting a “Ribbon Cutting” Ceremony for them on Friday, August 26. They are located at 2 East Diamond Avenue in Gaithersburg.

La Casita CA Cocina brings a new dining experience to the people of Gaithersburg sharing their version of traditional Central American cuisine with a twist. They are located in the historic Roy’s Place building, which recently underwent a transformation incorporating an industrial yet approachable design with natural lighting and an outdoor seating area. Learn more about La Casita CA Cocina at:

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 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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