Archive for January, 2018

One of the First Medical Cannabis Dispensaries is Now Open in Gaithersburg Maryland

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (January 18, 2018) – The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) supported Herbology and celebrated the grand opening of one of the first medical cannabis dispensary’s in Gaithersburg by conducting a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Wednesday, January 17, 2018. They are located at 106 N. Frederick Avenue, Gaithersburg. The company’s executive management is composed of a group of highly skilled business leaders who possess the wide-ranging expertise needed to operate a successful safe, secure, and compliant medical cannabis organization. Medical cannabis treats a number of conditions, by alleviating debilitating symptoms. “Now that medical cannabis dispensaries are beginning to…

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New State Farm Insurance Agent is Ready to Help You in Germantown

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (January 18, 2018) – The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) supported State Farm Agent Manny Pohani and celebrated the grand opening of his new office by conducting a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Wednesday, January 17, 2018. They are located at 20030 Century Boulevard., Suite 206, Germantown.        Manny Pohani offers State Farm insurance & financial products agency. Services include auto, home, property, business, life, and health insurance; as well as banking and annuity options. Pohani is committed to finding the right insurance and products for you and/or your business. Learn more about them at: www.insurewithmanny.com.

Local Chamber of Commerce Hosts Seminar on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

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Allegations of sexual harassment from victims across the country sparked local leaders to hold a workshop around the issue in Montgomery County. The workshop, sponsored by the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce and Launch Workplaces, focused on identifying and preventing harassment in the workplace. “Kicking off the new year, we want to make sure that people are aware and to answer any questions that people may have,” Laura Rowles, director of events and marketing for the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce, said. According to Meredith Campbell, an employment attorney and one of the guest speakers for the event, sexual harassment is defined as…

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A Year In Review

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Here are some of the accomplishments and highlights from the 2017 year. GGCC remains committed to the success of our members. We proudly serve the local business community by offering a variety of events and programs to promote networking, education, professional development and business growth. We look forward to continuing that growth in 2018.  

Chamber of Commerce Holds Training Against Sexual Harassment

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The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber and Launch Workplaces held a training session on sexual harassment in the workplace and what to know in today’s uncertain landscape. The session featured Human Resources expert Jody Friend from JLM HR Consulting and Merry Campbell, Co-Chair of the Labor & Employment Group at Shulman Rogers. GAITHERSBURG, Md. – With examples like Harvey Weinstein, the #MeToo movement and Time’s Up, sexual assault has been in the headlines lately in many different ways. Because of that, the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce held a workshop to help business owners form their own policies when it comes to sexual harassment. At…

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Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber to Host Sexual Harassment Workshop

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (January 5, 2018) –Sexual harassment in the workplace has been considered a form of discrimination on the basis of sex in the United States since the mid 1970’s, but it seems to have been a growing epidemic. Throughout 2017, women – and men too – cam forward bringing allegations of sexual harassment against their employers and co-workers. Among others, Harvey Weinstein, Matt Lauer, Kevin Spacey, Mark Halperin and Bill O’Reilly, together with the companies with which they were affiliated, have come under fire. Employers across the country are grappling with new and revisited allegations about hostile work…

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