Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Annual Membership Picnic Slated for September 12th

Charity Gutierrez & Humberto Benitez represented the Montgomery Village Foundation in the non-profit showcase at the 2016 Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Membership Picnic. (photo credit: Laura Rowles, GGCC Director of Marketing)

Charity Gutierrez & Humberto Benitez represented the Montgomery Village Foundation in the non-profit showcase at the 2016 Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Membership Picnic.
(photo credit: Laura Rowles, GGCC Director of Marketing)

Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (September 6, 2017) – 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 Picnic event on Tuesday, September 12. 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.

“We simply can’t do all we do at the Chamber without our volunteers. Each year there are a number of volunteers who go about and beyond and we are truly honored to recognize their efforts,” said Marilyn Balcombe, GGCC President.

The GGCC has 80 active volunteers serving on one or more of the following committees:

  • Board of Directors
  • Legislative Affairs
  • Economic Development
  • Membership
  • Events
  • Young Professionals
  • Non-Profit
  • Golf
  • Annual Celebration Dinner

The volunteers’ commitment helps the GGCC remain vital and meet the needs of our business community.

Four chamber members will receive an award & special recognition for their commitment and involvement with the Chamber. These “exceptional volunteers” are nominated by the working committees of the Chamber for having substantially contributed to GGCC member programs and activities.

Nonprofits serve a very important role in our community. Annually, the GGCC shows its commitment to volunteerism by giving its non-profit members the opportunity to “showcase” their organizations and communicate their role in our business community at its picnic.

Our non-profits do really important work for the community. It is our great pleasure to give them an opportunity to showcase their organizations,” said Balcombe.

The non-profit organizations participating in this year’s showcase include:

  • Casey Health Institute
  • College Tracks
  • CQI Associates
  • Family Services, Inc.
  • Future Link
  • Habitat for Humanity Metro Maryland
  • Hospice Caring, Inc.
  • Liberty’s Promise
  • Metropolitan Ballet Theatre and Academy
  • Montgomery County DOT –  Commuter Services
  • Montgomery Village Foundation, Inc.
  • Rebuilding Together Montgomery County
  • Story Tapestries, Inc.
  • TLC – The Treatment & Learning Centers

A token of our appreciation will be presented to Chamber Members who have been members ten or more years. It is our way of thanking them for their support over the years.

The Business Networking After Five / Annual Picnic will be held on Tuesday, September 12 from 5:30-7:30 P.M. at Smokey Glen Farm Barbequers, Inc., 16407 Riffle Ford Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20878. The event is free for GGCC Members and $40 for Non-Members, Further information and/or registration at: https://goo.gl/iLFBVy.


The GGCC is active in providing business-to-business networking opportunities throughout the year: a collective voice in local, regional, and state legislative affairs, professional development opportunities and other services that enhance the business environment.

The GGCC is located at 910 Clopper Road, Suite 205N, Gaithersburg, MD. To learn more about the GGCC visit us at www.ggchamber.org.

Find us on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Gaithersburg-Germantown-Chamber-of-Commerce/64339954570. Or on Twitter at: @GGCCNEWS.