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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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GGCC Public Safety Awards Breakfast Slated for July 8

ggccThe Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce will honor Upcounty Police Officers, Special Operations Teams, Firefighters, Crime Analysts and Paramedics at their 21st Annual Public Safety Awards Breakfast.

The event will be held on Friday, July 8 from 7:30-10:30 a.m. at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds, Heritage Building, 16 Chestnut Street, Gaithersburg.

This year we will honor 53 of the County’s finest public safety officials from the Gaithersburg Police Department, Montgomery County Police 5th & 6th Districts and Montgomery County Fire & Rescue in following categories: Citation for Bravery, Distinguished Service Citation and Meritorious Service Citation.

The Annual Public Safety Awards honor the Law Enforcement, Fire & Rescue, and Emergency Service professionals protecting the Upcounty of Montgomery County, Maryland. They protect our homes, businesses, schools, and families every day. Each year we celebrate their achievements, outstanding service, and commitment to the community. The awards program provides the business community with an opportunity to publicly thank those who help maintain the quality of life in the Gaithersburg and Germantown areas.

“This is one of the most important events we do each year. Our public safety personnel work very hard day in and day out to keep our community safe. The very least we can do is to honor them once a year,” said Marilyn Balcombe, GGCC Executive Director.

We invite you to come and join us as we recognize the heroic deeds of our local law enforcement and fire-rescue workers. These men and women go above and beyond the call of duty to serve our local community and we want them to know we appreciate them and their hard work.

For the ninth year in a row, Paul Davis Restoration & Remodeling is the Title Sponsor of the event. For more than 40 years, Paul Davis Restoration & Remodeling craftsmanship and care has helped families and businesses overcome the devastating setbacks inflicted by fire, flood and wind.

Additional sponsors include:
Official Gift Sponsor
• Lerner Enterprises

Shining Silver Sponsors
• Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center
• City of Gaithersburg
• Hughes Network Systems, LLC
• Montgomery County EFCU

Table Sponsors
• Asbury Methodist Village
• Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP
• Gaithersburg Police Foundation
• Hair Cuttery Muddy Branch Shopping Center
• Holy Cross Germantown Hospital
• Johns Hopkins University
• Lakeforest Mall / United Security, Inc.
• Legal Shield
• Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chartered
• Lerner Enterprises
• PCC Construction Components, Inc.
• Pepco
• Rodgers Consulting, Inc.
• Therrien Waddell, Inc.

Public Safety Official Sponsors
• Linowes and Blocher, LLP
• Rossi Commercial Real Estate, LLC
• Scheer Partners, Inc.

Gift Sponsors
• & Pizza Germantown
• Copper Canyon Grill
• Corner Bakery Gaithersburg
• GrillMarX Steakhouse & Raw Bar
• Hair Cuttery Muddy Branch Shopping Center
• Holiday Inn Gaithersburg
• Linganore Winecellars
• Melting Pot Gaithersburg
• Montgomery Country Club
• Nalley Fresh
• Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar
• Pinky & Pepe’s Grape Escape
• Randy Scritchfield, CFP®
• Sardi’s Chicken Group

2016 Special Event Sponsors: Bargain Movers & Crown Trophy
Photography Donated by: Sugarloaf Photography by Fabrizio
Honor Guard by: Gaithersburg Police Department

Tickets for this event are $35 for Members and $60 for Non-Members. Please visit our website,, for further details.

The GGCC is active in providing business-to-business networking opportunities throughout the year: a collective voice in local, regional, and state legislative affairs, professional development opportunities and other services that enhance the business environment.
The GGCC is located at 910 Clopper Road, Suite 205N, Gaithersburg, MD. To learn more about the GGCC visit us at Find us on Facebook  or on Twitter @GGCCNEWS.

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Laura Rowles

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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