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 and special events. The consensus is the Chamber has high quality events with good energy. In 2012, we had over 2,040 people visit our events. Join in learning about the events GGCC offers the business community.

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Blog: Create Memories at We Art Fun in Germantown

Roxana Rojas is the owner of We Art Fun, Germantown Maryland’s newest art studio where customers can paint ceramics for decorative purposes or for everyday use. More > we-art-fun.com. 
(photo credit: Laura Rowles, GGCC Director of Marketing)

Create your own masterpiece at Germantown’s newest art studio, We Art Fun. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) conducted a COVID-19 ribbon cutting ceremony and joined We Art Fun to celebrate their grand opening on March 18. They are located at 19847 Century Boulevard, Unit G, in Germantown. They offer pieces of ceramic, including painting […]

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Blog: Local Dispensary Offering Delivery, Curbside Pick-Me-Ups Opens in Montgomery Village

Three cheers for Curaleaf! Curaleaf Dispensary opened their medical cannabis dispensary on Friday, March 12, 2021 in Montgomery Village, Maryland. They serve 350K+ registered patients across 23 states and have 101 dispensaries and 22 cultivation sites. More > www.curaleaf.com. 
(photo credit: Laura Rowles, GGCC Director of Marketing)

A local medical cannabis dispensary, focusing on your relationship with cannabis, is now open in Montgomery Village. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) conducted a COVID-19 ribbon-cutting ceremony and joined Curaleaf Dispensary to celebrate their grand reopening on March 12. They are located at 10011 Stedwick Road in Gaithersburg. Curaleaf’s mission is to produce pharmaceutical-grade, […]

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Blog: Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber to Host First Annual Virtual Business Expo

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The Chamber will be hosting an exciting Business Expo to bring local product and service providers together with the community to showcase all the best the area has to offer. If you’re looking for services to better meet the needs of your home or business then join us for our first virtual business expo. If […]

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Blog: Fun, Engaging Swim Lessons Available Now in the Kentlands

(l:r) Jake Atchoo, manager; Zachary Healy, general manager; and Goldfish celebrate the grand opening of their new business – Goldfish Swim School in the Kentlands Gaithersburg. They opened the doors to the state-of-the-art aquatic facility on Friday, January 29, 2021. They are ready to welcome children ages 4 months and up. Dive in.
(photo credit: Laura Rowles, GGCC Director of Marketing)

A state-of-the-art aquatic facility dedicated to indoor swim classes and programs for children, ages 4 months and up, is now open in Gaithersburg. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) conducted a COVID-19 ribbon cutting ceremony and joined Goldfish Swim School to celebrate their grand opening on January 29. They are located at 801 Center Point […]

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Blog: Get FabuLASH in the RIO

(l:r) Co-Owner’s Tracee Wood & Kerri Jurimae celebrate the grand opening of their new business - Amazing Lash Studio in the RIO Gaithersburg. They opened the doors to the spa-like studio on Friday, January 22, 2021. Wood, Jurimae & their team provide eyelash extensions and related services so guests will leave feeling amazing. 
(photo credit: Laura Rowles, GGCC Director of Marketing)

You will leave feeling beautiful and more confident after an experience at Amazing Lash Studio. Ladies can now get eyelash extensions, lash lifts, and volume lashes at the brand-new Amazing Lash Studio. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) conducted a COVID-19 ribbon cutting ceremony and joined Amazing Lash Studio to celebrate their grand opening on […]

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BLOG: Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber 2021 Board of Directors Inducted

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It’s been 71 years since the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) came into being, and it’s safe to say that this year has been the most unusual of years on record. This year has not gone the way any of us envisioned it would. Keeping with unusual, the GGCC held their annual gala digitally the […]

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Blog: Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Names its Young Professional of the Year

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The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber (GGCC) awarded Eric Ashmont, a financial advisor at Edward Jones, as the recipient of the 8th Annual Young Professional of the Year Award (YPG) at the Chamber’s first-ever virtual gala. The award was presented by Laura Volovski of Adventist HealthCare. Adventist HealthCare was the sponsor of this year’s Young Professional of the […]

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Blog: Infinite Bridge Named the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber’s Small Business of the Year

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The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber (GGCC) awarded Infinite Bridge as the recipient of the 14th Annual Small Business of the Year Award (SBY) on December 3, 2020; at the Chamber’s first-ever virtual gala. The award was presented by Aj Nwoga with M&T Bank. The Small Business of the Year Award recognizes small businesses, which are a vital […]

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Blog: Local Food Delivery Service Celebrates Grand Opening

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You can now order your favorite local restaurant from a local delivery service – 301 Delivery. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) conducted a COVID-19 ribbon-cutting ceremony on November 6. 301 Delivery LLC is a food delivery service in the Germantown, Gaithersburg, and Rockville areas. They bring your favorite restaurants right to your door or […]

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Blog: We’re Here for You, Your Team, and Your Business!

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce recently hosted 83 ribbon cuttings at businesses across the Upcounty. The Chamber team sprinted from business to business with a large pair of red scissors across the Upcounty to celebrate business. The ribbon cuttings were a symbol of hope, prosperity and opportunity for a better & stronger tomorrow – all of which are needed now. It was a unique way for the Chamber to say thank you to Upcounty businesses that are open and ready to serve.

(photo credit: Laura Rowles, GGCC Director of Marketing)

We are often asked what does a Chamber of Commerce do? In short, a Chamber is a form of business network, a local organization of businesses whose goal is to further the interests of businesses. Essentially, we create an environment in which businesses can prosper. One of the many benefits from being associated with the […]

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