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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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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Milkshakes and Breakfast – Available Now at the New Silver Diner RIO

(l:r) The Silver Diner RIO team Omar Martinez, area director; Ricardo Alvarez, kitchen manager; Mandeep Shrestha, general manager; Walter Santos, kitchen manager; Emily Phipps, hospitality manager; Keshav  Poudel, hospitality manager; Leonel Palencia, bar manager; Alex Sanchez, host manager; and Adrianna Serrano, marketing manager at the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting celebration for the Silver Diner in Gaithersburg, Maryland

The Silver Diner restaurant in Gaithersburg, Maryland offering breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night hours is now open in the RIO. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) supported the Silver Diner at the grand opening of its restaurant on August 22. They are located at 9811 Washingtonian Blvd. Suite L10 The Silver Diner at Rio is […]

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My Perspective as a Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce Intern

Gaithersburg- Germantown Chamber of Commerce’s Chelsea Selby, Donavia Ramsay, & Laura Rowles at a networking event this Summer. Ramsay is the Chamber’s Summer intern from Gaithersburg High School. 
(photo: GGCC)

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) is delighted to introduce you to its Summer intern Donavia Ramsay. 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 the capability to […]

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Every Wrinkle Tells a Story at Tribute at Black Hill

(l:r) Delores Athey, Community Relations Director for Tribute at the Glenn in Woodbridge VA; Nina Ganti, Constituent Services and Outreach Rep, Office of U.S, Senator Chris Van Hollen; Megan Glaser, District Engagement Coordinator, Office of Congressman David Trone; Jodie Edwards-Taylor, MS CPC, President – Tribute at Black Hill, Germantown; Dalton Beavers, First Impressions Coordinator – Tribute at Black Hill, Germantown; Bruce Kanner, Cartridge on Wheels; Marilyn Balcombe, president / CEO, Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber; and Aaron Taylor, at the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting celebration for the Tribute at Black Hill welcome center in Germantown, Maryland
(photo credit: Laura Rowles, GGCC Director of Events & Marketing)

Coming January 2020 is Tribute at Black Hill, an assisted living and memory care community for older adults. With a decade of incredible growth, Tribute at Black Hill is the latest community in the Thrive Senior Living (TSL) portfolio. TSL creates “communities where Elders would not only love to live, but Thrive”. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber […]

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Chamber Awards Forty-Nine First Responders

Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce 24th Annual Public Safety Awards ceremony held on Friday, July 12. 2019. 
(top left) City of Gaithersburg elected official with the Gaithersburg Police department
(bottom left) Gaithersburg Police department Street Crimes Unit, a plainclothes unit that saturates “hot spots” and investigates elevated criminal activity. 
(top right) County officials and leaders – including Montgomery County Acting Chief of Police Marcus Jones, Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service Chief Scott Goldstein, Montgomery County Police, 5th District Commander Mark Plazinski, Gaithersburg Police Chief Mark Sroka, Maryland State Police Assistant Commander Michael Taluskie, City of Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman, and Montgomery County Councilman Sidney Katz - honored forty-nine first responders at the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce public safety awards. 
(bottom right) Montgomery County Sherriff's Office Sergeant Steven Austin and Deputy Sheriff’s Connor Clifford, Joshua Hurtt, Vithaya Iem, Lindsey Swinford, and K-9 Harley were awarded the distinguished service citation for their efforts in locating a mentally ill subject that was missing and experiencing a psychotic episode in the Upcounty area of Montgomery County. 
 (photos compliments of PhotoLoaf® - Live. Love. Play. Loaf.)

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) honored forty-nine Upcounty Police Officers, Special Operations Teams, Firefighters, and Paramedics at its 24th Annual Public Safety Awards Breakfast “It’s so important for the community to take a moment and thank our first responders for all that they do to keep us safe,” said Marilyn Balcombe, GGCC President / […]

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Dave and Buster’s Opens at RIO

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You can enjoy the latest and greatest games, ultimate sports-viewing, extraordinary food and remarkable drinks at Dave & Buster’s at the RIO. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) supported Dave & Buster’s at the grand opening on July 1, 2019. They recently renovated the space -formerly known as Sport & Health- at 9811 Washingtonian Boulevard, […]

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Asbury’s McFarland Joins Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Board

Mia McFarland, Director of Residential Living, Asbury Methodist Village & Marilyn Balcombe, President/CEO, Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce at the Business Card Exchange Picnic held at Asbury Methodist Village. McFarland was officially welcomed to the Chamber’s board of directors at this event. 
Photo credit: Laura Rowles, Director of Events & Marketing, Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce

Mia McFarland, Director of Residential Living at Asbury Methodist Village (AMV) has joined the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce board of directors. She is the Director of Residential Living at Asbury where her sole goal “is to showcase to the world that older adults continue to live vibrant, meaningful lives when they retire”. McFarland holds a […]

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Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber to Award Public Safety Officials July 12

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The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) will honor over forty Upcounty Police Officers, Special Operations Teams, Firefighters, and Paramedics at their 24th Annual Public Safety Awards Breakfast on Friday, July 12, 2019. This event honors our public safety personnel and first responders from Montgomery County Upcounty’s fire & police departments, Maryland State Police, and Office of the […]

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New Owners of Grape Escape Make First Appearance at Chamber Wine Tasting

Kyle Johnson & My Tran of Grossberg Company, LLP take a break from accounting to enjoy some wine and bites at the 16th Annual Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce Wine Tasting held at the Kentlands Mansion in Gaithersburg, Maryland. 
Photo credit: Laura Rowles, Director of Events & Marketing, Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce

Guests enjoyed tastings of Grape Escape’s best wines, gourmet food and specialty fancy food samplings from area chefs and artisanal food makers at the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) 16th Annual Wine Tasting. The tasting was held on Wednesday, May 22 at the Kentlands Mansion in Gaithersburg. Over 100 area business leaders were in attendance. The […]

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