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 Hires New Director of Membership

Stephen R. McDow

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) welcomes Stephen R. McDow II as their new Director of Membership. McDow brings more than 15 years’ experience providing marketing, outreach, partnership relations, and program development services and strategies to small businesses, startup businesses, non-profits, and trade associations. He believes that local and community-based businesses are key to building […]

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Blog: Get the Results You Deserve at Germantown Chiropractic

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The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) conducted a ribbon cutting ceremony and joined Germantown Chiropractic LLC to celebrate their grand opening on August 24, 2021. They are located 19508 Doctors Drive, Unit B in Germantown. “It’s always great to add new businesses to the community,” said Marilyn Balcombe, GGCC president. “Adding quality health care services […]

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Blog: Chamber Awards Fifty-Eight Public Safety Officials

Scenes from the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce 26th Annual Public Safety Awards held on Friday, July 30, 2021, on YouTube at https://youtu.be/qjZHrdglyQc.
Top Awardees (l:r): Detective Corporal Robert Scire, Gaithersburg Police Department; Deputy Sheriff K-9 Corey Clifford, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office; and Police Officer Carla DeSousa, Montgomery County Police, 6th District
Middle Awardees (l:r): Police Officers Geoff Rand & Brandy Malocha, Montgomery County Police, 6th District; Police Officer Ray Sample, Gaithersburg Police Department; and Police Officers Andrew Curran, David Hall, & Daniel Kim, Montgomery County Police, 6th District
Bottom Awardees (l:r): Public Safety Emergency Communications Specialist 3 Cameron Ivory, Montgomery County Police 9-1-1 Emergency Communications Center; Deputy Sheriff Sergeant Vithaya Iem, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office; and Police Officer Anand Badgujar, Montgomery County Police, 6th District
(Photo credit: Laura Rowles, Director of Events & Marketing)

Twenty-six years of honoring the Upcounty’s finest continued despite the coronavirus pandemic. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) honored fifty-eight Upcounty Police Officers and Public Safety Emergency Communications Specialists at their 26th Annual Public Safety Awards on Friday, July 30, 2021. This event honors the public safety personnel and first responders from Montgomery County Upcounty’s […]

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Blog: Things are Shakin’ in Germantown

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Two former nurses turned small business owners are now whipping up gourmet protein shakes and energy teas in Germantown. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) conducted a ribbon-cutting ceremony and joined MoCo Nutrition LLC to celebrate their grand opening on July 9, 2021. They are located at 19857 Century Boulevard, Unit B in Germantown. We […]

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Blog: GGCC and TennisPlex Give Back to the Community

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$1500 were raised through tennis lessons for the Upcounty Consolidation Hub at BlackRock Center for the Arts. The Montgomery TennisPlex and its coaches along with the support from the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) gave back to the local community by offering private, semi-private and customized group lessons. “TennisPlex wanted to give back to the […]

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Blog: My Perspective as a GGCC Intern

Isaac Shulman was the Gaithersburg- Germantown Chamber of Commerce 2020-2021 intern. He was a senior at Northwest High School.  He heads to Muhlenberg College this Fall.
(photo: Laura Rowles, GGCC Director of Marketing)

Even though the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) team has been working remotely, they were able to accept an intern for the 2020-2021 school year. It was our pleasure to have Isaac Shulman work alongside us. There was no one better suited to ride out the pandemic with us. The Chamber is so honored to be […]

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Blog: Get Your Gelato in the Rio

(l:r) Kishan Bikki Nathalie Khattar, & Marianne Khattar of Fantasticks Gelato Bar are presented a citation from Ken Reichard on behalf of Senator Ben Cardin, celebrating the grand opening of their gelato shop in the RIO.
(photo credit: Laura Rowles, GGCC Director of Marketing)

The ultimate dessert experience is now available to you at Fantasticks Gelato Bar. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) conducted a ribbon cutting ceremony and joined Fantasticks Gelato Bar to celebrate its grand opening on May 21. It is located at 215 Boardwalk Place in Gaithersburg. This was one of our sweetest ribbon cuttings,” said […]

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Blog: JPAR Stellar Living Comes to Gaithersburg

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JPAR Stellar Living Real Estate is a 100% commission real estate brokerage firm and they have officially expanded their footprint in Maryland The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) conducted a ribbon cutting ceremony and joined JPAR Stellar Living to celebrate their grand opening on May 19, 2021. They are located at 800 S Frederick Avenue, […]

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Blog: Revive DMV Brings Wellness to the Community

(l:r) The Revive DMV team comprised of Kian Kassraei, Zoey Bennaim, Stacey Pierce, Kristy Mattheson, Tom Edwards, & James Scribner, are ready to help you renew your health through comprehensive quality care in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
(photo credit: Laura Rowles, GGCC Director of Marketing)

A variety of vitamin injections and vitamin infusion are now available to you at Revive DMV in the RIO. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) conducted a COVID-19 ribbon cutting ceremony and joined Revive DMV to celebrate their grand opening on May 13, 2021. They are located at 26-A Grand Corner Avenue, in Gaithersburg. “The […]

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Blog: Create Memories at We Art Fun in Germantown

Roxana Rojas is the owner of We Art Fun, Germantown Maryland’s newest art studio where customers can paint ceramics for decorative purposes or for everyday use. More > we-art-fun.com. 
(photo credit: Laura Rowles, GGCC Director of Marketing)

Create your own masterpiece at Germantown’s newest art studio, We Art Fun. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) conducted a COVID-19 ribbon cutting ceremony and joined We Art Fun to celebrate their grand opening on March 18. They are located at 19847 Century Boulevard, Unit G, in Germantown. They offer pieces of ceramic, including painting […]

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