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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Madison House Autism Foundation Celebrates Grand Opening

(l:r) JaLynn Prince, Founder and President, Madison House Autism Foundation, is presented a proclamation from Neil Harris, City of Gaithersburg Councilmember at the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting celebration for the foundation’s new office in Gaithersburg, Maryland. “This new space will allow us to connect with our community partners, and we plan to have more events where we can bring our stakeholders together to learn, engage, and network”, said Adrienne McBride, Executive Director, Madison House Autism Foundation. 
(photo credit: Laura Rowles, GGCC Director of Events & Marketing)

The Madison House Autism Foundation has a new home to address the needs of adults on the autism spectrum. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) supported the Madison House Autism Foundation on the grand opening of their new office space on May 10, 2019. They recently relocated to 820 W. Diamond Avenue, Suite 120, Gaithersburg, […]

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Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Celebrates National Small Business Week

(l:r) Chelsea Selby, Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber, director of membership; Francis Llave, Fitness Together Potomac, manager; and Brittany Hilton, Hughes Network Systems, franchise marketing specialist; celebrate Chamber membership and small business during National Small Business Week. The Chamber truly appreciates the value & important role small businesses play in the Montgomery County economy.
(photo compliments of Laura Rowles, GGCC Director of Marketing)

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) supports small business and there’s no better time to do that than National Small Business Week. At the GGCC, every day is a celebration of business. Small businesses are vital to economic development in Montgomery County.  One week a year, we are afforded the opportunity to go above and […]

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Hundreds Flock to Chamber’s Upcounty Business Expo

Scenes from the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce’s first annual “EXPOsure: The Mega Mixer”. Gimmel, Weiman, Ersek, Blomberg, & Lewis, P.A.; Georgetown Hill Early School; Chick Fil-A Germantown; & Quince Orchard Dental Care were a few of the fifty businesses in the showcase. (photo credit: Laura Rowles, GGCC Director of Marketing)

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce’s (GGCC) first annual “EXPOsure: The Mega Mixer”, brought together hundreds of entrepreneurs, corporate executives and business professionals to BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown, Maryland. The Chamber’s mission is “to serve, represent and be the leading advocate for the interests of our membership in ways that enhance the business […]

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Chamber to Host Business Networking Expo on April 17th

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The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) is pleased to announce that it will host its first Business Expo on Wednesday, April 17, at 5 p.m. at BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown, Maryland. Entitled “EXPOsure: The Mega Mixer”, this brand-new event will be a great way to view a full spectrum of chamber member […]

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Assisted Living Care Home in Montgomery Village Under New Ownership

(l:r) Bruce Kanner, Cartridge on Wheels; Marilyn Balcombe, Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber president; Devi Datla, Atrium Victoria Home, Inc.; Raju Datla, Atrium Victoria Home, Inc.; and Alan Dubow, Atrium Victoria Home, Inc.; celebrate the grand opening of Montgomery Village Maryland’s new Victoria Home. The senior assisted living home has spacious private rooms for all residents with Victorian style décor. 
(photo credit: Laura Rowles, GGCC Director of Events & Marketing)

Beautiful gardens and a cozy living room welcomed chamber members at the Atrium Victoria Home, Inc. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) supported Atrium Assisted Living Homes on the grand opening of their new Atrium Victoria Home, Inc. on March 28. They are located at 9704 Inaugural Way, Montgomery Village, Maryland. Atrium Homes has been […]

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Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Presented with 70-Year Milestone Citation

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Maryland Department of Commerce Secretary Kelly Schulz presented the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) with a citation from Governor Larry Hogan commemorating its 70-year milestone on March 20, 2019. In her remarks she applauded the Chamber on its accomplishments and sent best wishes for future success. Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce president Marilyn Balcombe – joined […]

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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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