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All You Need: A Glass of Wine & Networking with the GGCC

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (April 3, 2018) – Attending a wine tasting will broaden your horizons. Not only do you get to taste great wine that you may not have otherwise tried, but you will get try a lot of delicious food too. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) will hold its 15th Annual Wine Tasting on Thursday, May 17, 2018 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Kentlands Mansion 320 Kent Square Road, in Gaithersburg. Over 100 area business leaders will be in attendance. Our wine tasting is one of the best ways to meet ideal prospective clients & grow existing business…

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New Church in Germantown Opens Its Doors to Business & the Community

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (March 6, 2018) – The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) supported Journey’s Crossing – A Christian Church and celebrated the grand opening of their Germantown location by conducting a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Thursday, March 1, 2018. They are located at 12900 Cloverleaf Center Drive, Germantown.      Journey’s Crossing Church is a non-denominational, contemporary, & casual Christian church that helps people find their way back to God. The members of the Church are from a variety of backgrounds from around the globe. Learn more about them at: www.ilovethischurch.com

Germantown Gym – For All Ages and Stages of Life- is Now Open

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (February 6, 2018) – The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) supported ACAC Fitness and Wellness Centers and celebrated the grand opening of their Germantown location by conducting a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Friday, January 26, 2018. They are located at 20500 Seneca Meadows Parkway, Germantown.     ACAC Germantown provides a fitness experience for members of all ages in a clean and safe environment. They are dedicated to the integration of medicine and fitness to improve community health by focusing on prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of lifestyle-related disease. More than 65,000 people are members of an ACAC (Atlantic…

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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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Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Awards $6,000 in Scholarships and Raises Another $27,250

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (December 14, 2017) – The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) is proud of its Montgomery College Scholarship Program. Our local economy relies on an educated workforce. The Chamber Scholarship provides financial assistance to Montgomery College students pursuing higher education. Each year, with the help of its donors, the Chamber awards students Montgomery College Scholarships at its Annual Celebration Dinner & Awards Ceremony. On the evening of December 7, not only did the GGCC award three students a scholarship, it marked a major milestone in the Chamber’s history. Heading into the evening, the Chamber had raised $148,000 for…

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Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Young Professionals Support Family Services, Inc.

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (December 13, 2017) – When they’re not working, networking, or socializing, the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) young professionals are raising money & engaging with many community non-profits in a number of ways. The GGCC Young Professionals Group raised $130 at its Holiday Happy Hour on December 12 for Family Services, Inc.. “It’s incredibly rewarding to be able to raise money for such a worthy cause. Family Services helps so many people in the local area, and our young professionals group saw this as an opportunity to give something back,” said PJ Horan, Founder & President, JCH…

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