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 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

feature GGCC Montgomery College Scholarships

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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BLOG: Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber 2020 Board of Directors Inducted

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber 2020 Board of Directors were inducted the evening of December 5, 2019 by the City of Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman. 
(back row)  Ray McKenzie, The Law Office of Raymond T. McKenzie, Esq.; Brett Rough, Aerotek; Laura Volovski, Adventist HealthCare; Alan Speck, Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union; Gary Unterberg, Rodgers Consulting, Inc.; John Compton, BlackRock Center for the Arts; Brett Friedman, DeLeon & Stang, CPAs & Advisors; AJ Nwoga, M&T Bank; Adam Cox, Hughes Network Systems, LLC; Margaret Latimer, Montgomery College; Heather Madison, Peterson Companies; Marilyn Balcombe, Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber; David McCormick-Goodhart, Savant Capital Management; Josh Funk, Rehab 2 Perform; Nina Manguiri, Therrien Waddell, Inc.; Bryan Beamer, iPlan; Doug Ryder, Holy Cross Germantown Hospital; Stuart Barr, Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chartered; Tom Lonergan, City of Gaithersburg; Martin Hollander, Crown Trophy; & Henry Bernstein, Scheer Partners, Inc.. 
(front row) Barbara Crews, Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus; Anita Anderson, Leadership Maryland; Bruce Kanner, Cartridge on Wheels; Brittany Hilton, Hughes Network Systems, LLC; Colette Releford, RealPage, Inc.; and Jerry Therrien, Therrien Waddell, Inc. 
(Photo Credit: John Keith Photography)

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) is pleased to announce its 2020 Board of Directors. They are the leaders of the business community. “We have a great group of business leaders at the helm of the Chamber,” said Marilyn Balcombe, GGCC President / CEO. “They are ready to help create a vibrant local economy. We […]

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BLOG: Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Names its Young Professional of the Year

(l:r) Stephanie Evans of the Evans Legacy Group at RE/MAX Realty Group is presented the 7th annual Young Professional of the Year award by Laura Volovski, Adventist HealthCare at the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Platinum Gala on December 5, 2019
(Photo Credit: John Keith Photography)

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber (GGCC) awarded Stephanie Evans, partner at Evans Legacy Group at RE/MAX Realty Group, as the recipient of the 7th Annual Young Professional of the Year Award (YPG) at the Chamber’s Annual Celebration Dinner & Awards Ceremony. The award was presented by Laura Volovski of Adventist HealthCare. Adventist HealthCare was the sponsor of […]

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Blog: Mynx Lash Atelier & Institute Celebrates Grand Opening

(l:r) Mynx Lash Atelier & Institute’s Evelyn Argueta, Karen Gonzales, Ricky Nottham, Layla Nottham, Hannah DePadua, Michelle Johns, Katherine Chunga let their beauty emerge with City of Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman at the grand opening of their brand-new institute in Gaithersburg.
(photo credit: Laura Rowles, Director of Marketing, Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber)

Mynx Lash Atelier & Institute owner and CEO, Layla Nottham, started the business in the basement of her parent’s home, and now is the owner of a very chic, sleek, artsy, and savvy studio in Gaithersburg. Mynx was built from a humble foundation, and has transformed into a place for the community to come in […]

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Blog: Darnestown Smiles Officially Opens Its Doors

(l:r) Darnestown Smiles’ Stephanie Reda, Dental Assistant; Dr. Hema Patel: and Dr. Sridevi Yellepeddy DMD trade the “drill” for ribbon cutting scissors at the grand opening of their brand-new dental office in Germantown.
(photo credit: Laura Rowles, Director of Marketing, Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber)

Darnestown Smiles has officially opened its doors and they are excited to be a part of the community. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) conducted a ribbon-cutting ceremony and joined Darnestown Smiles to celebrate the grand opening of their dental office located at 14128 Darnestown Road, Germantown. They are a brand-new dental practice, excited to […]

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Blog: M&T Relocates Regional Headquarters to Rockville

(l:r) Shurla Samuel, M&T Bank; Marji Graf, Rockville Chamber of Commerce; Afreen Husain, M&T Bank; John Murphy, M&T Bank; Andrea Whitehouse, M&T Bank; Claudia Gamero, M&T Bank; AJ Nwoga, M&T Bank; Chris Nichols, M&T Bank; Rob Wehner, M&T Bank; Jeff Samuels, Office of Congressman Chris Van Hollen; Bruce Kanner, Cartridge on Wheels; and Marilyn Balcombe, Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber at the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the grand opening of M&T Bank’s grand opening of their new regional headquarters. M&T Bank provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage and commercial financial services through more than 750 branches, 1800 ATMs, and a variety of online and mobile services.
(photo credit: Laura Rowles, Director of Marketing, Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber)

M&T Bank has a new place to call home. They officially opened the doors to their new regional headquarters – located at 77 Upper Rock Cir., Ste. 800, Rockville – on November 14. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) joined M&T Bank to celebrate the grand opening. M&T Bank provides financial services and great banking […]

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Blog: Educating Tomorrow’s Workforce - Future Link Maryland Relocates Office

(l:r) Ebonie Gadson, Future Link, Inc. student; Marc Elrich, Montgomery County Executive; and Mindi Jacobson, executive director, Future Link, Inc celebrate education & grand opening of the new Future Link suite at the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. Future Link empowers participants to achieve their education and career goals with the help of mentors, employers and donors. 
(photo credit: Meyer Gladstone Photography)

“Closing the Opportunity Divide in Montgomery County” is one step closer as Future Link, Inc. opened its doors to its brand-new suite in Rockville, Maryland. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) joined Future Link to celebrate the grand opening of its new office, located at 15 West Gude Drive, Suite 150, Rockville, on November 13, […]

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Quince Orchard Dental Care Celebrates Perfecting That “Long, Lasting Perfect Smile” for Eight Years

(l:r) Dr. M. Mehran Rouhanian, general dentist, Quince Orchard Dental Care, is presented the Governor’s citation County from Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce president Marilyn Balcombe at the dental practices ribbon cutting ceremony. Quince Orchard Dental Care is celebrating 8-years in business and the grand opening of its new expanded practice to better serve its patients & community.
(photo credit: Laura Rowles, GGCC Director of Events & Marketing)

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) joined Quince Orchard Dental Care on October 7 to celebrate the grand opening of its new dental office in Gaithersburg. Celebrating eight-years in business, Quince Orchard Dental Care opened its new state-of-the-art dental office located 845-H Quince Orchard Boulevard in Gaithersburg. Quince Orchard Dental Care is a multi-specialty dental […]

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