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About 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... Read more

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So You Want to Join a Chamber of Commerce?

Recent Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber networking event held at Corner Bakery Cafe in the RIO.

Chambers of Commerce exist to help local businesses prosper for a modest annual fee. A business doesn’t join just to be a member of another organization; they join an organization that is genuinely interested in promoting local business – like the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC).

Membership with the GGCC is a vital investment in your company, your community and yourself. Now your return on investment is greater than ever before thanks to the Chamber’s renewed commitment to specific strategic initiatives and its commitment to increase engagement of all members. The GGCC has played an integral role in defining the Upcounty’s identity.

Member benefits vary from Chamber to Chamber, but one universal benefit is the Chamber directory. All Chamber members are listed in an annually updated directory that’s provided to both members and non-members for free. According to research, consumers are 63% more likely to do business with a Chamber member when given the choice. And more than 5,000 copies of the GGCC Directory are distributed each year through County and State Visitor Centers and at various local events.

We love our members and we want to spread the love, so we’re offering new members $50 off their first-year membership investment if they join the GGCC prior to February 28, 2018. Learn more about joining us

Take advantage of all that the GGCC has to offer. Please attend one of our upcoming events or visit us at because we are here to help “increase the value of your business”!

Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Events Calendar –


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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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