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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... Read more

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Second MBT Location Opens in Clarksburg

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If you are looking for a ballet studio in Montgomery County, then you’re in luck; Metropolitan Ballet Theatre & Academy’s (MBT) Clarksburg location is currently enrolling students.

We are excited to expand into the Upcounty region with MBT’s well-known, exceptional dance education programs and outreach,” says Anita Anderson, President of MBT’s Board of Directors. “Our students, faculty, and the community will see significant benefits from this expansion.”

Students, ages 3 through adults, have a new location to dance. While focused on classical ballet education and pre-professional training, MBT also offers training in jazz, modern, contemporary, and hip hop.

The Gaithersburg-Germantown & Clarksburg Chambers of Commerce (GGCC) supported MBT and celebrated the grand opening of their new, second, location by conducting a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 18. They are located at 22530 Gateway Center Drive, Suite 200, Clarksburg.

The new site boasts over 7000 square feet of space, with three large classroom studios. MBT is known for providing the highest caliber of dance education and training, offering professional performing opportunities to its students, and presenting a robust community outreach program. This expansion will allow its programs to more fully serve the Upcounty region.

MBT’s current home in Gaithersburg will also continue to serve the community. Learn more at:

Learn more on how the GGCC can “increase the value of your business” at:


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About Laura Rowles

Laura authors the blog Your Success is Our Business on MyMCMedia. Laura is the Director of Events & Marketing for the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce - a member-based organization of businesses that have joined together for the purpose of promoting the civic, commercial and industrial progress in our communities. The area's economic well-being is a result of the caliber of work that is done by the Chamber. The Chamber has a major impact on business, income and future growth of the area. My position at the Chamber - Director of Events & Marketing - affords me the opportunity to plan quality events for our Members and market the Chamber is a variety of avenues. At the GGCC, we typically have around 30 events each year including: breakfasts, lunches, after-five's, ribbon cuttings and special events. The consensus is we have high quality events with good energy. In 2012, we had over 2,040 people visit our events. Most our events are free to Members so securing sponsorships for all events. Additionally, I am responsible for planning networking, overseeing the budget and marketing of all events in order to make them successful. Lastly, I coordinate all marketing and communication efforts of the GGCC including weekly email blasts, its quarterly newsletter, all social media platforms, media relations and community outreach.


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