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: Educating Tomorrow’s Workforce - Future Link Maryland Relocates Office

(l:r) Ebonie Gadson, Future Link, Inc. student; Marc Elrich, Montgomery County Executive; and Mindi Jacobson, executive director, Future Link, Inc celebrate education & grand opening of the new Future Link suite at the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. Future Link empowers participants to achieve their education and career goals with the help of mentors, employers and donors. 
(photo credit: Meyer Gladstone Photography)

“Closing the Opportunity Divide in Montgomery County” is one step closer as Future Link, Inc. opened its doors to its brand-new suite in Rockville, Maryland. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) joined Future Link to celebrate the grand opening of its new office, located at 15 West Gude Drive, Suite 150, Rockville, on November 13, […]

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Quince Orchard Dental Care Celebrates Perfecting That “Long, Lasting Perfect Smile” for Eight Years

(l:r) Dr. M. Mehran Rouhanian, general dentist, Quince Orchard Dental Care, is presented the Governor’s citation County from Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce president Marilyn Balcombe at the dental practices ribbon cutting ceremony. Quince Orchard Dental Care is celebrating 8-years in business and the grand opening of its new expanded practice to better serve its patients & community.
(photo credit: Laura Rowles, GGCC Director of Events & Marketing)

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) joined Quince Orchard Dental Care on October 7 to celebrate the grand opening of its new dental office in Gaithersburg. Celebrating eight-years in business, Quince Orchard Dental Care opened its new state-of-the-art dental office located 845-H Quince Orchard Boulevard in Gaithersburg. Quince Orchard Dental Care is a multi-specialty dental […]

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Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Holds Annual Legislative Breakfast

(l:r). Brittany Hilton, Franchise Marketing Specialist, Hughes Network Systems, LLC; Cheryl Kagan, State Senator - District 17; Brian Feldman, State Senator- District 15; Marilyn Balcombe, Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce President/CEO; Marc Elrich, Montgomery County Executive; and Randy Scritchfield, President, Randy Scritchfield and Associates, discuss politics & trending topics at the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber’s Legislative Breakfast. The 14th Annual Upcounty Business Breakfast Briefing -held at Hughes Network Systems in Germantown on Wednesday, October 16, 2019- is a great opportunity for Chamber Members to network over breakfast with their legislators. 
(Photo Credit: Laura Rowles, GGCC Director of Events & Marketing)

Fourteen years ago, the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) established the Upcounty Business Breakfast Briefing (UCBBB) which affords Chamber members and Upcounty business leaders an opportunity to discuss legislative issues with their elected officials. On Wednesday, October 16, the GGCC was honored to have Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich; and State Senators Cheryl Kagan, District […]

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Urgent Care. Primary Care. Walk-In Care. Patient First Health Center in Germantown – Now Open - Provides All Three

(l:r) Jennifer Crabb, R.N., Director of Medical Support, Patient First; Dr. Malini Joel, M.D., Medical Director, Patient First; and Dr. Pete Sowers, M.D, Patient First CEO receive a Montgomery County proclamation from Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce president Marilyn Balcombe at the Patient First Germantown ribbon cutting ceremony. The new walk-in treatment center is located in the Milestone Shopping Center and provides treatment for injury & illness, on-site prescriptions, and more.
(photo credit: Laura Rowles, GGCC Director of Events & Marketing)

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) joined Patient First on October 2, 2019 to celebrate the grand opening of its new walk-in treatment center in Germantown. Patient First opened its new medical center in Germantown, on Thursday, October 3. The medical center, located in the Milestone Shopping Center at 21044 Frederick Road, Germantown, will provide […]

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Oktoberfest is Back in Germantown!

On October 5, we’re all German. Go to the Germantown Oktoberfest if you der. The day starts with a parade at 10 AM and then plenty of Oktoberfest festivities for the whole family beginning at 11 AM. Don’t miss the excitement. Details: http://bit.ly/2nmAQ4z

Enjoy your Oktoberfest shenanigans in Germantown on Saturday, October 5. The Oktoberfest Germantown Parade and Festivities will be Germantown’s largest event of the year. The festival committee is committed to making this the best event for Germantown and surrounding communities. “It’s great to see the Oktoberfest coming back to Germantown”, said Marilyn Balcombe, president / […]

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'Live Life Seamlessly' at Comcast’s New Xfinity Store in the RIO Washingtonian Center

Photo Credit: Laura Rowles, GGCC Director of Events & Marketing

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) joined Comcast today to celebrate the grand opening of its new Xfinity Store located at 31 Grand Corner Avenue, Suite 31, in the RIO Shopping Center in Gaithersburg, Md. The Gaithersburg Xfinity Store is the 25th one to open in the region, and the second store in Montgomery County, […]

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Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Awards Six-Year-Old for Bravery

Photo Credit: Laura Rowles, GGCC Director of Marketing

At the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) annual public safety awards breakfast, six-year-old Kaltoum Fakri was unable to join us to be awarded the 2nd annual Chamber Community Award, so we were delighted that she could join us – with her family- at our annual membership picnic on September 19, 2019. The 2nd annual Chamber […]

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Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Honors Its Volunteers and Awards Four

Photo credit: Laura Rowles, GGCC Director of Events & Marketing

In a time-honored tradition, the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) honored its volunteers at its membership picnic. The Business Networking after Five event on Thursday, September 19, 2019. The event was held at and sponsored by Smokey Glen Farm Barbequers, Inc. in Gaithersburg. The GGCC holds its annual picnic in honor of its volunteers who […]

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GGCC Annual Membership Picnic Slated for September 19th

Cindy McGrew (right), Founder & CEO, of Operation Second Chance in the non-profit showcase at the 2018 Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Membership Picnic. 
(photo credit: Laura Rowles, GGCC Director of Marketing)

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) will honor its volunteers, show its commitment to volunteerism and recognize its Chamber stars at the Business Networking After Five / Annual Membership Picnic event on Thursday, September 19. The event will be held at and is sponsored by Smokey Glen Farm Barbequers, Inc. in Gaithersburg. The GGCC holds […]

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Tee It High. Let It Fly. GGCC to Host its 29th Annual Business Golf Classic

Swing into action at the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce Business Golf Classic at Worthington Manor Golf Club. The Chamber will host its 29th Annual Tournament on Friday, September 13, 2019. 
(photo credit: Laura Rowles, GGCC Director of Events & Marketing)

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) will host its 29th Annual Business Golf Classic at Worthington Manor Golf Club, 8329 Fingerboard Road, Urbana, Maryland on Friday, September 13. The chamber’s tournament affords golfers the opportunity to grow their business and play golf at the same time. This tournament is intended to offer enjoyable golf and […]

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