Archive for January 17th, 2018

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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