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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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We are often asked what does a Chamber of Commerce do? In short, a Chamber is a form of business network, a local organization of businesses whose goal is to further the interests of businesses. Essentially, we create an environment in which businesses can prosper.

One of the many benefits from being associated with the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) is interacting with the members, other professionals, and people in the community. Our members do business with each other because they want to; not because they’re required to make some monthly quota. This attitude comes from the heart.

Members also look out for each other like family. Just like any extended family, you’ll find those who are quiet, boisterous, lively, shy, funny, goofy, brainiacs, etc. Excellent working relationships and true friendships have developed. Yes, friendships.

A friend will have your back, admire your success, be supportive, give you time, laugh or cry with you, and so much more. Yes, I’ve seen all of that from Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber members.

We all have responsibilities, but it’s the people around us that create balance, so our heads don’t explode. It’s friends and good people that make our day brighter. For others, you might be the brightness in their day.

At a time when there is so much uncertainty, I believe this resonates even more so today.

The GGCC is always here for you.

  • We foster business-to-business and business-to-consumer relationships by providing our members with opportunities to build business relationships through our monthly business networking events and special events.
  • We possess a powerful voice for legislative advocacy and activism for our members. This ranges from county to state legislative matters such as creating a strong economic climate, increasing transportation capacity, zoning issues and more.
  • As an organization, we are committed to representing the interests and goals of our members and collaborates with other business and chamber organizations to promote the economic stability for the region and community as a whole.
  • The GGCC stays abreast of the pandemic funding packages available to all businesses and continues to work with our Federal, State and County elected officials to help keep our business community informed throughout this health crisis.

The GGCC is happy to see members of our organization getting back to business and currently open with guidelines in place. A list of businesses and services is easy to access on our website at

There is no doubt the business community in Upper Montgomery County is strong, resilient and flexible. It is amazing to see many businesses change and adapt on short notice with great success. Many businesses owners are adapting by the hour and are eager to serve you in a safe and effective manner. Please make sure you support them in any way you can.

The future is bright for the Upper Montgomery business community. We are fortunate to be among a community that is supportive through pandemic times and good times.

How can you get involved?

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce is your voice for business in Upper Montgomery County.

We are the “go to” influential force for businesses in the Upcounty. An organization of doers, the Chamber is a powerful connector and impactful leader that gets things done.

Currently comprising of more than 400 members representing over 50,000 area employees, the Chamber delivers the focused impact and creative solutions that set us apart.

70 years strong and counting, the GGCC continues to evolve to meet the challenges of today’s business leaders. We provide unique and measurable benefits for businesses of all industries and all sizes.

Through a variety of partnerships, a dedicated team of volunteers and visionary leaders, the Chamber mobilizes resources to support and sustain the economic prosperity of Montgomery County, Maryland.

The GGCC is here to help. If we can be of resource to you during these difficult times, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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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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