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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Dance Education is Blossoming in Gaithersburg

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Dancers are given an encouraging environment to grow and excel their dance education at Impact Performing Arts, LLC. The Impact team “supports dancers to grow artistically and academically, and develop them into well-rounded individuals”. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) supported Impact Performing Arts, LLC on the grand opening of their new dance studio on […]

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Chamber Members Bake for Good

Anna Ross won first place in the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce Business Networking & Baking Contest. “I’m so excited,” said Ross. Ross - a twelve-year-old Gaithersburg, Maryland resident - beat out the other twenty-four competitors with her unicorn cupcakes. Ross said she plans to purchase new baking pans with her King Arthur Flour gift card. The competition brought light to food insecurity in Montgomery County, Maryland. 
(photo credit: Paula Ross, Metropolitan Ballet Theatre and Academy)

In order to achieve success, we must be open to collaboration with others. Partnerships can come in all shapes and sizes. Regardless of who you partner with, partnerships can help unlock access to an entirely new community. Or in this case benefit the community. Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) members & guests gathered at JK […]

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Chamber Networking Event to Raise Awareness for Food Insecurity in County

Join the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce on February 26 at 7:30 AM at JK Moving Services for their Morning Mixer: Networking & Baking Contest.

Five thousand Montgomery County Public School students have experienced -over the past seven years- King Arthur Flour’s “Bake for Good” program at Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus (JHU). The kids program affords them the opportunity to share what it feels like to bake and give to those in need. King Arthur Flour (KAF) wanted […]

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Gaithersburg Has a New IT Company

(l:r) TeamLogic IT’s, Larry Miller, business support manager & Chip-Yong NG, owner, receive a proclamation on Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich’s behalf from John Zuknick, Universities at Shady Grove Director of Economic Development. TeamLogic IT celebrated the grand opening of their new office with a Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber officiated ribbon cutting ceremony on February 8, 2019. 
 (photo credit: Laura Rowles, GGCC Director of Events & Marketing)

TeamLogic IT, a local information technology company with a national presence in Gaithersburg is officially open for business. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) supported TeamLogic IT on the grand opening of their new location on Friday, February 8. They are located at 12105 Darnestown Road #10, Gaithersburg, Maryland. They provide IT Services and Solutions […]

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Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Kicks Off the New Year with Its First Ribbon Cutting

(l:r) Jud Ashman, City of Gaithersburg Mayor, proclaims January 11, 2019 as “Hollier Eyecare Day” in the City of Gaithersburg.  Dr. An Hollier, optometrist, Hollier Eyecare was thrilled to receive the proclamation and celebrate the grand opening of her new office with a Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber officiated ribbon cutting ceremony. 
 (photo credit: Laura Rowles, GGCC Director of Events & Marketing)

Hollier Eyecare, located in the Muddy Branch Square shopping center, is now open for business. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) supported Hollier Eyecare on the grand opening of their new location on Friday, Jan. 11. They are located at 832 Muddy Branch Road, Gaithersburg. In their 10th year, they decided growth was needed to […]

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Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Awards Over $4,500 in Montgomery College Scholarships

(l:r) Marilyn Balcombe, President / CEO, Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber; Margaret Latimer, Vice President and Provost, Montgomery College Germantown Campus; Jimmy Rodriguez, Montgomery College student; Mike Knapp, Chair of the Board of Trustees, Montgomery College; Jim Muir, Vice President at Hughes Network Systems; Rima Baisa, Montgomery College student; Dr. Steve Cain, Acting President, Montgomery College; and Dr. Muhammad Kehnemouyi, Dean of Science, Engineering, and Technology, Montgomery College at the Chamber’s scholarship award presentation, a part of its annual celebration dinner held on December 6. The Chamber awarded $4,786 in scholarships.

(Photo Credit: John Keith Photography)

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) is proud of its Montgomery College Scholarship Program. Our local economy relies on an educated workforce. The Chamber Scholarship provides financial assistance to Montgomery College students pursuing higher education. Each year, with the help of its donors, the Chamber awards students Montgomery College Scholarships at its Annual Celebration Dinner […]

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Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Launches New Marketing Video

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber’s has launched a brand-new video, “We Are the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber!” . View it on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/nAcRlP4eqhQ
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Did you know that the YouTube platform is in over 88 countries? Six out of ten people prefer online video platforms to live television. And by 2025, half of viewers under 32 will not subscribe to a pay-TV service. Astonishing right? YouTube is the world’s second largest search engine and third most visited site after […]

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Auxilium Technology Named the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber’s Small Business of the Year

(l:r) Aj Nwoga with M&T Bank presents Ed Samuels, Chief Technology Officer with Auxilium Technology the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber’s 12th Annual Small Business of the Year Award at the Chamber’s Annual Celebration Dinner & Award Ceremony on December 6, 2018. 
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The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber (GGCC) awarded Auxilium Technology as the recipient of the 12th Annual Small Business of the Year Award (SBY) on December 6; as part of their Annual Celebration Dinner & Awards Ceremony. The award was presented by Aj Nwoga with M&T Bank. “Auxilium Technology is the great small business that exudes passion & […]

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Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Awards Names its Young Professional of the Year

(l:r) Laura Volovski, Corporate Philanthropy & Engagement Manager at Adventist HealthCare, presents David McCormick-Goodhart, Financial Advisor, Savant Capital Management with the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber’s 6th Annual Young Professional of the Year Award at the Chamber’s Annual Celebration Dinner on December 6, 2018. 
(Photo Credit: John Keith Photography)

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber (GGCC) awarded David McCormick-Goodhart, Financial Advisor at Savant Capital Management, as the recipient of the 6th Annual Young Professional of the Year Award (YPG) at the Chamber’s Annual Celebration Dinner & Awards Ceremony. The award was presented by Laura Volovski of Adventist HealthCare. Adventist HealthCare was the sponsor of this year’s Young […]

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Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber 2019 Board of Directors Inducted

(l:r) The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber 2019 Board of Directors: Doug Ryder, Holy Cross Germantown Hospital; Tom Lonergan, City of Gaithersburg; Heather Madison, Peterson Companies; ; Paula Ross, Metropolitan Ballet Theatre and Academy; Bruce Kanner, Cartridge on Wheels; Gary Unterberg, Rodgers Consulting, Inc.; Anita Anderson, Leadership Maryland; Jerry Therrien, Therrien Waddell, Inc.; Randy Scritchfield, Randy Scritchfield & Associates; Margaret Latimer, Montgomery College; Francine Waters, Lerner Enterprises; Brittany Hilton, Hughes Network Systems, LLC; Laura Volovski, Adventist HealthCare; Barbara Crews, Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus; Marilyn Balcombe, Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber; John Olenick, PSA Insurance & Financial Services; David McCormick-Goodhart, Savant Capital Management; Brett Rough, Aerotek; Adam Cox, Hughes Network Systems, LLC; and AJ Nwoga, M&T Bank; were inducted the evening of December 6, 2018. 
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The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) is pleased to announce its 2019 Board of Directors. They are the leaders of the business community. “We have a great Board and I’m looking forward to a new year”, said Marilyn Balcombe, GGCC President / CEO. The board was inducted on Thursday, December 6. The ceremony was conducted […]

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