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: Times Are Complex, But Our Restaurants are Still There for You

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No dine-in and take-out only signs are plastered all over county restaurant doors. Governor Larry Hogan ordered the closure of bars and restaurants and the prohibition on gatherings of more than 50 people in an effort to curtail the community spread of COVID-19. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) has launched a restaurant directory designed […]

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BLOG: Good People Acupuncture & Wellness Brings Balance to Lives

(l:r) Good People are in town! Good People Acupuncture & Wellness takes your imbalance to balance. Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Director of Membership, Chelsea Selby, presents Dr. Eui Gil Jung, L.Ac & Dr. Jenny Jung, L.Ac with a citation from Senator Chris Van Hollen. 
(photo credit: Laura Rowles, GGCC Director of Marketing)

Your mental and physical health is the top priority at Good People Acupuncture & Wellness. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) conducted a ribbon-cutting ceremony and joined Good People Acupuncture & Wellness to celebrate their grand opening on March 13, 2020. They are now located at 8921 Shady Grove Court in Gaithersburg. At Good People […]

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BLOG: Couture Bridal of Maryland Relocates

GGCC Blog Couture Bridal of Maryland Relocates

Couture Bridal of Maryland was created to provide the ultimate bridal experience and they are redefining the couture bridal boutique in their new studio in Gaithersburg, Md. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) conducted a ribbon cutting ceremony and joined Couture Bridal of Maryland to celebrate the grand opening on Feb. 28. They are now […]

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BLOG: Chamber to Host Business Networking Expo on April 21

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The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) is pleased to announce that it will host its 2nd Annual Business Expo on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at five o’clock in the evening at BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown. EXPOSURE: THE MEGA MIXER is back for its second year. This is a great way to view […]

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BLOG: My Perspective as a GGCC Intern

The Gaithersburg -Germantown Chamber staff with their 2019-2020 intern, Megan Causey. Causey is a senior at Northwest High School.

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) is delighted to introduce you to its 2019-2020 academic school year intern Megan Causey. The Chamber is so honored to be able to participate in the Montgomery County Public Schools Internship program. It is a wonderful opportunity for the students to get hands-on experience and learn about the “real world”. If you have […]

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BLOG: Chamber Members Give Back

(l:r) Executive Chef Ashish Alfred, Duck Duck Goose Bethesda; Kristi Stossel Bick, Resource Title, LLC; Sabrina McGowan, BlackRock Center for the Arts; Jennifer Lolli-Hall, SERVPRO of Gaithersburg/Germantown; Tom Grass, JK Moving Services; and Montgomery County Councilman Sidney Katz at the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce 2nd annual Cake, Battle, & Network that supports local fire & police personnel, as well food insecurity in Montgomery County, Md. 
(photo credit: Maggie O'Connor, JK Moving Services)

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC), in partnership with JK Moving Services, made life sweeter for the community and supported the effort to eliminate hunger in Montgomery County through Manna Food Center at the second annual Cake, Battle,and Network. Richard Branson said, “doing good is good for business”. This concept rings true at the GGCC, […]

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BLOG: Upscale Senior Living Community in Germantown Celebrates Its Grand Opening

(l:r) Bill Wagner; Tribute at Black Hill; Dominic Fabrizio, Tribute at Black Hill; Sally Ratemo, Tribute at Black Hill; Dalton Beavers, Tribute at Black Hill; Ken Reichard, Office of State Senator Ben Cardin; Jodie Edwards-Taylor, Tribute at Black Hill; Bass Jeng, Tribute at Black Hill; Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich; Bruce Kanner, Cartridge on Wheels; Jeff Samuels, Office of U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen; Beth Sanchez, Tribute at Black Hill; & Torchie Brice, Tribute at Black Hill, celebrate great senior living at the grand opening celebration of Tribute at BlackHill in Germantown, Md.
(photo credit: Amy Rodriguez, Mosaic Photography)

Tribute at BlackHill brings high-quality senior living to Germantown. It offers assisted living and memory care support for individuals experiencing memory loss, including dementia and Alzheimer’s. Local seniors and their families can now have access to a conveniently located community, at all-inclusive pricing. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) conducted a ribbon cutting ceremony and […]

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BLOG: Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Celebrates 70-Year Milestone

Allen DeLeon, DeLeon & Stang, CPAs & Advisors, with Marilyn Balcombe, Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce, inducts Jerry Therrien, Therrien Waddell, Inc., into the Chamber’s Business Hall of Fame on December 5, 2019. Therrien has served on the Chamber’s Board for the past ten years, as a Director, Chairman, and currently as a Chair Emeritus. The presentation was a part of the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce 70-year celebration.

70-Years in Business, Relationship Building, Advocacy, and Success It’s been 70 years since the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) came into existence. Over two hundred business leaders gathered on December 5 at the Doubletree by Hilton to celebrate the Chamber at its platinum gala. The evening was a celebration of the partnerships the Chamber has […]

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BLOG: Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Awards Over $15K in Montgomery College Scholarships

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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 program 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 […]

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BLOG: Bella Ballet Named the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber’s Small Business of the Year

(l:r) Aj Nwoga with M&T Bank presents Hope MacDonald, owner of Bella Ballet, LLC, with the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber’s 13th Annual Small Business of the Year Award at the Platinum Gala on December 5, 2019
(Photo Credit: John Keith Photography)

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber (GGCC) awarded Bella Ballet, LLC as the recipient of the 13th Annual Small Business of the Year Award (SBY) on December 5, 2019; as a part of their Annual Celebration Dinner & Awards Ceremony. The award was presented by Aj Nwoga with M&T Bank. The Small Business of the Year Award recognizes […]

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