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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 Young Professionals Support Nourish Now (PHOTO)

(l:r) Laura Rowles, Director of Events & Marketing, Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce donates cash and non-perishable food items to Ariel Hensley, Partner Relations Coordinator, Nourish Now at the Chamber’s Young Professional Group Happy Hour on December 9.  (Photo credit: Marilyn Balcombe, Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce)

 PHOTO: Marilyn Balcombe, Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) Young Professionals Group raised $110 and collected non-perishable food items at its Happy Hour on December 9. The items were donated that evening to Nourish Now.

Nourish Now is dedicated to making people food secure by efficiently redistributing surplus fresh food to those in need. End food waste & hunger now. They strive to meet this goal by collecting surplus fresh food from dedicated food donor partners throughout the Washington D.C. metro area. Food is then redistributed directly to families in need and to over 60 other Montgomery County nonprofit organizations that provide food assistance to those in need. Learn more about them at:

“We really appreciate the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber’s generous donations of cash and nonperishable foods”, said Ariel Hensley, Partner Relations Coordinator, Nourish Now.

This Young Professionals Group Happy Hour was sponsored by Boulevard Tavern. Boulevard Tavern offers casual American dining in the heart of the Kentlands. Learn more about them at:

The 2015 GGCC Young Professionals Group Title Sponsor is Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union (MAFCU). MAFCU is a not-for-profit financial institution serving all of Montgomery County. Learn more about them at:

The GGCC’s Young Professionals Group is packed with lots of enthusiasm and high aspirations. Come and discover how this group can further your career and strengthen your professional image. Learn more 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

Find us on Facebook at: Or on Twitter at: @GGCCNEWS.

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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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