Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Hosts Non-Profit Showcase

(l:r) Bethesda Soccer Club’s Executive Director Brad Roos, displays his new backdrop at the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber non-profit showcase & membership picnic at Smokey Glen Farm. They are a select youth soccer club for ages 7-19. Learn more about them at www.bethesdasoccer.org.  (Photo credit –Laura Rowles, Director of Marketing, Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber)

(l:r) Bethesda Soccer Club’s Executive Director Brad Roos, displays his new backdrop at the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber non-profit showcase & membership picnic at Smokey Glen Farm. They are a select youth soccer club for ages 7-19. Learn more about them at www.bethesdasoccer.org.
(Photo credit –Laura Rowles, Director of Marketing, Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber)

Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (September 18, 2017) – Nonprofits serve a very important role in our community. Annually, the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (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 Membership Picnic.

We welcome all non-profit organizations to our Chamber. Not only do they do great things in our community, they are also an integral part of our economy,” said Marilyn Balcombe, GGCC President/CEO.

The event, held at and sponsored by Smokey Glen Farm Barbequers, Inc. in Gaithersburg, had 18 non-profit organizations in attendance, they included:

  • Bethesda Soccer Club
  • Casey Health Institute
  • College Tracks
  • CQI Associates
  • Family Services, Inc.
  • Future Link
  • Habitat for Humanity Metro Maryland
  • Hospice Caring, Inc.
  • Liberty’s Promise
  • Mercy Health Clinic
  • Metropolitan Ballet Theatre and Academy
  • Montgomery County Dept. of Environmental Protection/Solid Waste Services
  • Montgomery County DOT –  Commuter Services
  • Montgomery Village Foundation, Inc.
  • Rebuilding Together Montgomery County
  • Rotary Club of Gaithersburg
  • Story Tapestries, Inc.
  • TLC – The Treatment & Learning Centers

It was a fantastic evening and showed attendees that whether you work for a non-profit or support one, these groups do matter, and do retain an important part in all of our lives.

The GGCC has a non-profit cluster, which is a network of non-profits, foundations and business partners dedicated to supporting GGCC’s non-profit members by becoming a resource to each other, a voice for the community and by raising the awareness of the important role and work of our non-profit community. This program provides our non-profit members a monthly opportunity to gather and share best practices, discuss common concerns and find ways to partner so that each group increases the value of their unique offering while creating a stronger and more effective local community.

The Non-Profit Cluster will be hosting a Non-Profit Forum on October 31st on “Volunteerism – Recruitment / Retention / Empowerment”. Further details to follow. Please visit the events calendar at www.ggchamber.org for details.


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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