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: Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce Conducts Over 80 Ribbon Cuttings

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When a business holds a ribbon cutting ceremony, it’s a time for owners, employees, the public, and the business community to celebrate the hope and prosperity that increased commerce represents. That is the idea behind “BACK TO BUSINESS & BETTER”, the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) hosted 83 ribbon cuttings at businesses across the Upcounty. […]

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Blog: GGCC Holds 30th Annual Business Golf Classic

What a swing! Kenny Kramek, DeLeon & Stang, CPAs & Advisors; Brett Friedman, DeLeon & Stang, CPAs & Advisors; PJ Horan, Highlander Financial Group; and Sean Falk, DeLeon & Stang, CPAs & Advisors were the first-place winning team at the 30th annual Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce Business Golf Classic at Worthington Manor Golf Club. 
(photo credit: Laura Rowles, GGCC Director of Events & Marketing)

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) held its 30th Annual Business Golf Classic at Worthington Manor Golf Club, 8329 Fingerboard Road, Urbana, Maryland on Friday, Sept. 11, 2020. Tournament participants enjoyed a variety of competitions in addition to 18 holes of scramble golf tournament play. “It was a great outing,” said Marilyn Balcombe, GGCC Executive […]

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Blog: Tee It High. Let It Fly. GGCC to Host its 30th Annual Business Golf Classic

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The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) will host its 30th Annual Business Golf Classic at Worthington Manor Golf Club, 8329 Fingerboard Road, Urbana, Maryland on Friday, September 11, 2020. The chamber’s tournament affords golfers the opportunity to grow their business & play golf at the same time. This tournament is intended to offer enjoyable golf […]

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Blog: Chamber to Award Public Safety Officials

Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce 25th Annual Virtual Public Safety Awards on Friday, August 28, 2020 via YouTube. https://bit.ly/3iO5YBN

Twenty-five years of honoring the Upcounty’s finest will continue despite the coronavirus pandemic. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) will honor over twenty Upcounty Police Officers, Special Operations Teams, Firefighters, and Paramedics at their 25th Annual Virtual Public Safety Awards on Friday, August 28. This event honors our public safety personnel and first responders from […]

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Blog: Make Your Own Cinnamon Rolls in Downtown Crown

(l:r) The Cinnaholic Gaithersburg team -Angelia Wilder, team member; Dr, Lauren Rodgers, owner; Kimberly Turkes, manager; and Shayla Peaks, assistant manager – are ready to make your life a little sweeter. The as seen on Shark Tank concept is now open in Downtown Crown.
(photo credit: Laura Rowles, GGCC Director of Marketing)

You can now enjoy “create your own” cinnamon rolls and other sweet treats at Cinnaholic Gaithersburg. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) conducted a COVID-19 ribbon cutting ceremony and joined Cinnaholic Downtown Crown to celebrate their grand opening on June 18. They are located at 230 Crown Park Avenue in Gaithersburg. They offer a unique […]

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Blog: Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Providing Resources and News for Our Members and Community

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On May 15. Governor Larry Hogan moved the State into stage one of the ‘Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery’, with the state moving from a Stay at Home order to a Safer at Home public health advisory, and gradual reopening’s of retail, manufacturing, houses of worship, and some personal services. Although the Governor has amended […]

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BLOG: Hey MoCo – Eat Up! Upcounty

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I think it’s safe to assume the landscape of the service industry has changed dramatically. Ordering delivery and takeout has become a lifeline for restaurants and customers alike. As someone who has worked in the industry – in many facets from the back & front of the house & in management – my heart goes […]

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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

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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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