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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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Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber 2018 Board of Directors Inducted

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (December 13, 2017) – The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) Board of Directors is pleased to announce its 2018 Board of Directors. They are the leaders of the business community. “We have a great Board and I’m looking forward to a new year”, said Marilyn Balcombe, GGCC President / CEO. The board was inducted on Thursday, December 7, 2017.The ceremony was conducted by Jud Ashman, City of Gaithersburg Mayor, at the Hilton, 620 Perry Parkway, Gaithersburg. As a board member, they are assuming considerable responsibility for the smooth functioning of the chamber board of directors and the…

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Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Awards the 5th Annual Young Professional of the Year Award

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (December 13, 20178) – The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber (GGCC) awarded Brett Rough, Senior Account Executive at Aerotek, as the recipient of the 5th Annual Young Professional of the Year Award (YPG) at their Annual Celebration Dinner & Awards Ceremony. The award was presented by Ed Cooper, Total Wine & More’s Vice President of Public Affairs & Community Relations. Total Wine & More was the sponsor of this year’s Young Professional of the Year award. “It’s great to see the next generation of business professionals become leaders in their own right. Not only is Brett great at what he…

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Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Names Crews Their Board Chair

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (December 12, 2017) – The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) has named Barbara Crews their 2018 Board of Directors Chair. Crews is the assistant executive director for community relations at the Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus “I am really looking forward to the new year with Barbara at the helm. She is a great asset to the Chamber and the Community,” said Marilyn Balcombe, GGCC Executive Director. Crews previously served the Chamber as a board member; vice chair for member recruitment and retention; and most recently as chair-elect. She has been involved with the Chamber since…

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