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GGCC Named to Washington Business Journal’s List of Largest Chambers of Commerce in D.C.

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (August 9, 2018) –The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC), a vital, dynamic organization of 418 members, including cutting-edge biotech firms, manufacturing companies, real estate development organizations, restaurants and hotels, has been named to the Washington Business Journal’s List of Largest Chambers in Greater D.C. This is the eighth time the GGCC has been named to the list, consecutively. “We are honored to be recognized for our continued work supporting the missions of so many Upcounty businesses,” said Marilyn Balcombe, GGCC President. The GGCC fosters business-to-business relationships through monthly business networking events throughout the year in efforts to…

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New Way to Workout “Hits” Gaithersburg

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (July 30, 2018) –A fitness kickboxing franchise that takes the workouts of professional fighters and makes them accessible for men and women looking to lose weight and tone muscle has officially opened its doors in Montgomery Village, Maryland. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) supported iLoveKickboxing.com and celebrated the grand opening of their Gaithersburg location by conducting a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Friday, July 27 2018. They are located in Goshen Plaza at 9116 Rothbury Drive, Montgomery Village.    “We’re very happy to be part of this community,” said Michael Parrella, iLoveKickboxing CEO. “iLoveKickboxing locations give back a…

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Three Awarded Medal of Valor & First-Ever Community Service Award Presented at Chamber’s Public Safety Breakfast

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (July 18, 2018) – The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) honored twenty-eight Upcounty Police Officers and Emergency Medical Service Technicians at their 23rd Annual Public Safety Awards Breakfast on Friday, July 13, 2018. The event was held at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds. This event honors our public safety personnel and first responders from Montgomery County Upcounty’s Fire Department, Police Departments, Office of Emergency Management, and Office of the Sheriff, who have exemplified extraordinary heroic actions and exceptional performance of their duties. “Honoring our Police and Firefighters, is the best thing we do all year,” said Marilyn Balcombe,…

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Twenty-Five Public Safety Officials to be Honored at Chamber’s Public Safety Breakfast

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (June 28, 2018) – The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce will honor twenty-five Upcounty Police Officers, Special Operations Teams, Firefighters, and Paramedics at their 23rd Annual Public Safety Awards Breakfast. This event honors our public safety personnel and first responders from Montgomery County Upcounty’s Fire Department, Police Departments, Office of Emergency Management, and Office of the Sheriff, who have exemplified extraordinary heroic actions and exceptional performance of their duties. The event will be held on Friday, July 13, 2018 from 7:30-10:30 a.m. at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds, Heritage Building, 16 Chestnut Street, Gaithersburg, MD. “We think it’s so important to…

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You Don’t Need a Parachute to Skydive in Gaithersburg

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (June 14, 2018) – You can now take flight in Montgomery County, a skydive flight that is. As many drivers along I-270 might have already noticed, iFLY recently opened its doors to a brand-new facility in Gaithersburg at 9318 Gaither Road. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) supported iFLY Montgomery and celebrated the grand opening of their Gaithersburg location by conducting a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Wednesday, June 13, 2018. iFLY is the simulation of true freefall conditions in a vertical wind tunnel. It’s where the dream of flight becomes a reality. Over 60 Chamber Members &…

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What Happens on Social Media Stays on Google Forever!

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (June 14, 2018) –Business networking is not about collecting contacts, it’s about being engaging and planting relations. On Wednesday, June 13, the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) members & guests learned social media is a lot like that. The key to social media is to listen, engage, and build relationships. The Chamber held its “Let’s Get Social” Seminar at Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus affording attendees the opportunity to discover how to best use social media marketing, to connect with customers, drive traffic, and increase sales. “I found the session to be an eye-opening experience and…

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Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Young Professionals Celebrate 6-Years While Supporting Treehouse

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (June 11, 2018) – Cornhole is not only played in parking lots while tailgating, sometimes it’s played for charity. Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) members & guests gathered at Smokey Glen Farm Barbequers, Inc. in Gaithersburg to celebrate the six-year anniversary of the Chamber’s Young Professional Group (YPG) and to raise money for The Tree House Child Advocacy Center of Montgomery County. “Our Young Professionals group is great and they show how important it is to give back to the community. Not only did they plan a great networking event, but they made sure that giving back…

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Luxury Living Redefined in Gaithersburg

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (June 1, 2018) – If you have been wondering what they have been building behind Life Time Athletic, across from the RIO in Gaithersburg, you don’t have to wonder any longer. Camden Washingtonian is now open and they have an array of amenities and have redefined luxury living. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) supported Camden Washingtonian and celebrated the grand opening of their Gaithersburg location by conducting a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Friday, June 1, 2018. They are located at 10201 Washingtonian Boulevard, Gaithersburg. Camden Washingtonian is a new apartment development, which offers amenities and ease…

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Casale Del Giglio Winery Makes Special Guest Appearance at Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Wine Tasting

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (May 22, 2018) – The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) 15th Annual Wine Tasting was no ordinary wine tasting. This year, Pinky Rodgers, owner of Pinky & Pepe’s Grape Escape, invited Linda Siddera of Casale Del Giglio winery in Italy to the event. Siddera flew from Lazio, Italy to Gaithersburg, Maryland to pour wine at the Chamber’s event and for her friend Rodgers. Rodgers met Siddera this past Summer when visiting the Casale Del Giglio winery in Italy, saying it is “an amazing vineyard”! The tasting was held on Thursday, May 17 at the Kentlands Mansion in…

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