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Chamber Holds 13th Annual Upcounty Business Breakfast Briefing

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (October 2, 2018) – Thirteen years ago, the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) established the Upcounty Business Breakfast Briefing (UCBBB) which affords Chamber members and Upcounty Business Leaders an opportunity to discuss legislative issues with their elected officials. On Tuesday, October 2, 2018, the GGCC was honored to have Montgomery County Executive Isiah “Ike” Leggett; and State Senators Cheryl Kagan, District 17; and Brian Feldman, District 15, as their guest speakers at its 13th Annual UCBBB. “It’s so important for businesses to work closely with our legislators. We are fortunate to have a great relationship with our…

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Kids Can Learn How to Code in Germantown

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (September 27, 2018) – Prepare to be amazed as your child gains ninja coding skills and confidence along their journey from white to black belt at Germantown’s newest spot to code for kids. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) supported Code Ninjas and celebrated the grand opening of their new location by conducting a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Thursday, September 27, 2018. They are located at 12974 Middlebrook Road, Germantown, MD. At Code Ninjas, kids (ages 7-14) have fun building video games while learning to code. Their curriculum is structured on a martial arts theme, so kids…

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You Can Now Enroll in Training to Minimize Safety Risks & Feel Prepared

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (September 27, 2018) – Three business-owner members of the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC), who met each other at various networking and membership events, have formed a new business partnership called “C.A.S.E. Training”. The mission is to effectively empower others is through sharing knowledge. C.A.S.E. stands for Confident, Aware, Safe and Empowered. The new partnership is made up of: Ron David, Owner of I.C.E. Firearms & Defensive Training; Sonja Der, owner of Bridge Performance Coaching; and, Kari Primozic, owner of Courageous Living Coaching. The GGCC supported C.A.S.E. Training and celebrated the new partnership by conducting a Ribbon…

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Establish Yourself as a Leader

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (September 27, 2018) – Prepare yourself for career leadership at the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce’s (GGCC) 2nd Annual “Level Up” seminar at Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus (JHU MCC), 9605 Medical Center Drive, Room 123, Rockville, Maryland on Tuesday, October 16, 2018. ARE YOU READY TO LEVEL UP? Our “Level Up” seminar is an opportunity for professional development, focused on growing members as an individual both personally and professionally, while providing opportunities to build skill sets and advance to the next level. Folks interested in “re-defining leadership” are invited to join the GGCC on October 16,…

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Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Honors Its Volunteers and Awards Four

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (September 21, 2018) –In a time-honored tradition, the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) honored its volunteers at its membership picnic. The Business Networking after Five event on Tuesday, September 20. The event was held at and sponsored by Smokey Glen Farm Barbequers, Inc. in Gaithersburg. The GGCC holds its annual picnic in honor of its volunteers who generously give their time and talents to the Chamber. These remarkable people are an integral part of the Chamber and its success. The event is held annually at Smokey Glen Farm – an active supporter of the GGCC – a…

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GGCC Annual Membership Picnic Slated for September 20th

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (September 18, 2018) – The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) will honor its volunteers, shows its commitment to volunteerism and recognize its Chamber stars at the Business Networking After Five / Annual Membership Picnic event on Thursday, September 20, 2018. The event will be held at and is sponsored by Smokey Glen Farm Barbequers, Inc. in Gaithersburg. The GGCC holds its annual picnic in honor of its volunteers who generously give their time and talents to the Chamber. These remarkable people are an integral part of the Chamber and its success. The GGCC has over 120 active…

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Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Golf Tournament a Success Despite Hurricane Florence

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Golfers were able to tee off & complete 18-holes of golf at the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) 28th Annual Business Golf Classic despite the forecast of “Hurricane Florence” in the midst. Over 75 players, teed off at Worthington Manor Golf Club, 8329 Fingerboard Road, Urbana, Maryland on Friday, September 14, 2018. “Planning a golf outing with the threat of a hurricane looming is not for the faint hearted. But we stuck with the plan, the weather was on our side and had a great day”, said Marilyn Balcombe, GGCC Executive Director. The chamber’s tournament affords golfers the opportunity to…

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Local Maryland Chambers Partner for Networking Event at Sugarloaf Mountain

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (September 13, 2018) – The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC), Frederick County Chamber and Poolesville Chamber of Commerce joined forces to bring its members together for the 7th Annual “Evening of Networking” at the Comus Inn at Sugarloaf Mountain on Thursday, September 12, 2018. Over 200 business folks attended the exclusive event in the hopes to make new connections and/or strengthen their existing ones. “Our annual joint mixer is a great event and a great way for our members to visit a new area”, said Marilyn Balcombe, GGCC President / CEO. “Chamber of Commerce networking events give…

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Regional Young Professional Event Helps Foster Business Connections

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Montgomery County, MD (September 13, 2018) – Several organizations worked together to bring over 100 emerging leaders together recently. United the organizations were delighted to afford these leaders the opportunity to further their careers, strengthen their professional image. The Greater Bethesda, Gaithersburg-Germantown (GGCC), Greater Silver Spring (GSSCC), & Rockville Chambers of Commerce along with Leadership Montgomery’s (LM) Emerging Leaders and Alumni, Seniors & Graduate and Professional Students from the Universities at Shady Grove (USG) said goodbye to summer and hello to Fall at its 5th Annual “Regional Young Professional Group Happy Hour” at Lucky Strike Bethesda on Wednesday, September 5,…

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Tee It High. Let It Fly. GGCC to Host its 28th Annual Business Golf Classic

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (August 9, 2018) –The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) will host its 28th Annual Business Golf Classic at Worthington Manor Golf Club, 8329 Fingerboard Road, Urbana, Maryland on Friday, September 14, 2018. The chamber’s tournament affords golfers the opportunity to grow their business & play golf at the same time. This tournament is intended to offer enjoyable golf and the opportunity to network. “At the Chamber, relationship building is what it’s all about. Our golf tournament is a great time to do just that – meet new people, reconnect with others”, said Marilyn Balcombe, GGCC Executive Director….

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