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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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Tee It High. Let It Fly. GGCC to Host its 28th Annual Business Golf Classic

Therrien Waddell, Inc. at the 2017 Business Golf Classic
Photo | Laura Rowles

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) will host its 28th Annual Business Golf Classic at Worthington Manor Golf Club, 8329 Fingerboard Road, Urbana, Maryland on Friday, September 14.

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 the opportunity to network.

“At the Chamber, relationship building is what it’s all about. Our golf tournament is a great time to do just that – meet new people, reconnect with others”, said Marilyn Balcombe, GGCC Executive Director.

Golf is an extremely important networking tool. It has long been said, “it’s not what you know, but who you know,” and simply put, a golf course is a great place to get to know someone. You are out on the course, beautiful day, you’re having a good game, your foursome is enjoying themselves and you’re all having a great time. A situation like this could very possibly be considered work.

Golf is a game that involves a lot of downtime so it affords plenty of opportunity for quality conversation. Take advantage!

The Chamber’s tournament offers its members and guests a variety of sponsorship opportunities for them to either play and/or network with business colleagues, gain exposure, build good will & get brand recognition for their business. At this tournament over 100 business owners, representatives and supporters can complete their round, win prizes, compete in golf contests, enjoy food and drinks and have an ultimate golf experience.

A portion of the proceeds supports the Montgomery College Scholarship Fund. Last December, the Chamber exceeded its endowment goal of $100,000. The endowment was established for future giving and to ensure that the GGCC continued to support Montgomery College in perpetuity. We are committed to workforce development and investing in Montgomery College students.

Tournament Schedule:

  • Driving Range Open: 8 am
  • Registration Begins: 8 am
  • Lunch: 11:30 am
  • Putt*A*Rama: 9:15 am
  • Shotgun Start: 9:30 am|
  • Award Reception: 3:30 pm

Tournament Features:

  • Scramble Scoring
  • Beat the Pro
  • Hole in One Contest
  • Closest to the Pin
  • Longest Drive

The GGCC is grateful to its sponsors, golfers, volunteers and Worthington Manor Golf Club.

The GGCC golf tournament sponsors include:

Tournament Sponsor

  • City of Gaithersburg
  • Genesis Security Systems, LLC
  • Hughes Network Systems
  • Montgomery College
  • Shady Grove Medical Center

Golfer Gift

  • DeLeon & Stang, CPAs & Advisors
  • Therrien Waddell, Inc.

Lunch Sponsor

  • Buch Construction

Hole-In-One

  • DARCARS

Beverage Cart Sponsor

  • Shulman Rogers Gandal Pordy & Ecker, P.A
  • Village Settlements, Inc.

Beat-The-Pro

  • DeLeon & Stang, CPAs & Advisors

Putt-A-Rama

  • Therrien Waddell

Closest to The Pin – Men

  • Old Line Bank

Tee Sponsors

  • Fairfield Inn & Suites
  • Homewood Suites
  • Linowes & Blocher, LLP
  • The Lube Center & The Auto Spa
  • Stein Sperling Bennett De Jong Driscoll PC

Allen DeLeon of DeLeon & Stang, CPAs and Advisors is the Chair and Master of Ceremonies for the event.

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Laura Rowles

About Laura Rowles

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. Laura authors the blog Your Success is Our Business on MyMCMedia.

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