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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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Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Presented with 70-Year Milestone Citation

Maryland Department of Commerce Secretary Kelly Schulz presented the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) with a citation from Governor Larry Hogan commemorating its 70-year milestone on March 20, 2019. In her remarks she applauded the Chamber on its accomplishments and sent best wishes for future success.

Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce president Marilyn Balcombe – joined by Chamber Board Members & City of Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman & Councilmember Neil Harris – was presented citations from the Maryland Department of Commerce Secretary Kelly Schulz & Montgomery County Councilmember Sidney Katz. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce is celebrating 70-years in business, relationship building, advocacy, and success.
(photo: Laura Rowles, Director of Marketing)

Montgomery County Councilmember Sidney Katz joined Schulz and presented the Chamber with a certificate declaring March 20, 2019 as “Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce Day” in the 3rd District of Montgomery County.

This is an exciting year for us”, said Marilyn Balcombe, GGCC President / CEO. “We have been serving the Gaithersburg-Germantown community for 70 years. It is great to receive the recognition from the Governor and Maryland Commerce Secretary Kelly Schulz.”

The GGCC, located in Gaithersburg is a vibrant, dynamic organization of over 430 members representing more than 50,000 employees in Montgomery County. 2019 marks the celebration of 70-years of service to the Gaithersburg-Germantown communities and businesses represented by the Chamber of Commerce.

The Chamber promotes economic development and community growth to ensure the prosperity of its businesses and citizens. Since 1949, the GGCC has worked with businesses and community leaders to strengthen the local economy and increase opportunities for their residents, not only for this generation, but for generations to come.

This is a significant milestone in the organization’s history and a time to honor our past, evaluate the present and with thoughtful determination look to the bright future of the Gaithersburg, Germantown, and surrounding business communities.

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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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