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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Dave and Buster’s Opens at RIO

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You can enjoy the latest and greatest games, ultimate sports-viewing, extraordinary food and remarkable drinks at Dave & Buster’s at the RIO. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) supported Dave & Buster’s at the grand opening on July 1, 2019. They recently renovated the space -formerly known as Sport & Health- at 9811 Washingtonian Boulevard, […]

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Asbury’s McFarland Joins Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Board

Mia McFarland, Director of Residential Living, Asbury Methodist Village & Marilyn Balcombe, President/CEO, Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce at the Business Card Exchange Picnic held at Asbury Methodist Village. McFarland was officially welcomed to the Chamber’s board of directors at this event. 
Photo credit: Laura Rowles, Director of Events & Marketing, Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce

Mia McFarland, Director of Residential Living at Asbury Methodist Village (AMV) has joined the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce board of directors. She is the Director of Residential Living at Asbury where her sole goal “is to showcase to the world that older adults continue to live vibrant, meaningful lives when they retire”. McFarland holds a […]

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Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber to Award Public Safety Officials July 12

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The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) will honor over forty Upcounty Police Officers, Special Operations Teams, Firefighters, and Paramedics at their 24th Annual Public Safety Awards Breakfast on Friday, July 12, 2019. This event honors our public safety personnel and first responders from Montgomery County Upcounty’s fire & police departments, Maryland State Police, and Office of the […]

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New Owners of Grape Escape Make First Appearance at Chamber Wine Tasting

Kyle Johnson & My Tran of Grossberg Company, LLP take a break from accounting to enjoy some wine and bites at the 16th Annual Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce Wine Tasting held at the Kentlands Mansion in Gaithersburg, Maryland. 
Photo credit: Laura Rowles, Director of Events & Marketing, Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce

Guests enjoyed tastings of Grape Escape’s best wines, gourmet food and specialty fancy food samplings from area chefs and artisanal food makers at the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) 16th Annual Wine Tasting. The tasting was held on Wednesday, May 22 at the Kentlands Mansion in Gaithersburg. Over 100 area business leaders were in attendance. The […]

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Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Launches New Website

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce has launched a new and improved website. The new site has a fresh new look designed to improve visitors experience using the Chamber’s resources, while being seamlessly integrated with the member database.

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 […]

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Madison House Autism Foundation Celebrates Grand Opening

(l:r) JaLynn Prince, Founder and President, Madison House Autism Foundation, is presented a proclamation from Neil Harris, City of Gaithersburg Councilmember at the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting celebration for the foundation’s new office in Gaithersburg, Maryland. “This new space will allow us to connect with our community partners, and we plan to have more events where we can bring our stakeholders together to learn, engage, and network”, said Adrienne McBride, Executive Director, Madison House Autism Foundation. 
(photo credit: Laura Rowles, GGCC Director of Events & Marketing)

The Madison House Autism Foundation has a new home to address the needs of adults on the autism spectrum. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) supported the Madison House Autism Foundation on the grand opening of their new office space on May 10, 2019. They recently relocated to 820 W. Diamond Avenue, Suite 120, Gaithersburg, […]

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Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Celebrates National Small Business Week

(l:r) Chelsea Selby, Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber, director of membership; Francis Llave, Fitness Together Potomac, manager; and Brittany Hilton, Hughes Network Systems, franchise marketing specialist; celebrate Chamber membership and small business during National Small Business Week. The Chamber truly appreciates the value & important role small businesses play in the Montgomery County economy.
(photo compliments of Laura Rowles, GGCC Director of Marketing)

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) supports small business and there’s no better time to do that than National Small Business Week. At the GGCC, every day is a celebration of business. Small businesses are vital to economic development in Montgomery County.  One week a year, we are afforded the opportunity to go above and […]

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Hundreds Flock to Chamber’s Upcounty Business Expo

Scenes from the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce’s first annual “EXPOsure: The Mega Mixer”. Gimmel, Weiman, Ersek, Blomberg, & Lewis, P.A.; Georgetown Hill Early School; Chick Fil-A Germantown; & Quince Orchard Dental Care were a few of the fifty businesses in the showcase. (photo credit: Laura Rowles, GGCC Director of Marketing)

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce’s (GGCC) first annual “EXPOsure: The Mega Mixer”, brought together hundreds of entrepreneurs, corporate executives and business professionals to BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown, Maryland. The Chamber’s mission is “to serve, represent and be the leading advocate for the interests of our membership in ways that enhance the business […]

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Chamber to Host Business Networking Expo on April 17th

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The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) is pleased to announce that it will host its first Business Expo on Wednesday, April 17, at 5 p.m. at BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown, Maryland. Entitled “EXPOsure: The Mega Mixer”, this brand-new event will be a great way to view a full spectrum of chamber member […]

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Assisted Living Care Home in Montgomery Village Under New Ownership

(l:r) Bruce Kanner, Cartridge on Wheels; Marilyn Balcombe, Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber president; Devi Datla, Atrium Victoria Home, Inc.; Raju Datla, Atrium Victoria Home, Inc.; and Alan Dubow, Atrium Victoria Home, Inc.; celebrate the grand opening of Montgomery Village Maryland’s new Victoria Home. The senior assisted living home has spacious private rooms for all residents with Victorian style décor. 
(photo credit: Laura Rowles, GGCC Director of Events & Marketing)

Beautiful gardens and a cozy living room welcomed chamber members at the Atrium Victoria Home, Inc. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) supported Atrium Assisted Living Homes on the grand opening of their new Atrium Victoria Home, Inc. on March 28. They are located at 9704 Inaugural Way, Montgomery Village, Maryland. Atrium Homes has been […]

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