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The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce honored first responders at its annual Public Safety awards ceremony

Gaithersburg / Germantown, MD () —

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) celebrated first responders on July 8th at its annual public safety awards.

The ceremony happened just hours following the tragic shooting in Dallas, and Assistant Chief Darryl McSwain held a moment of silence in honor of the victims.

“This is usually a celebration, but it was a much more somber tone this morning and it really underscores the importance [that] they really do put their lives on the line and it’s really important for us as a community to say thank you,” Marilyn Balcombe, president of GGCC, said.

Members from Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service Rescue Squad 703, City of Gaithersburg Police Department and Montgomery County Police Department 5th and 6th District Stations, were recognized for their bravery and distinguished service.

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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.

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