Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Raises over $1,000 for the Lollipop Kids Foundation

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber’s Direct Connect Group synergized to raise money for the Lollipop Kids Foundation, a non-profit organization geared towards creating opportunities that enable children with disabilities to live to their fullest potential, in Rockville, MD. 1st Row: Scott Roser, Macris, Hendricks & Glascock, P.A.; Jeff Hoffman, CapStar Commercial Realty; Kenny Cohn, Kevco Building Services, Inc.; Nina Manguiri, Therrien Waddell, Inc.; and Deann O’Brien, M&T Bank. 2nd Row: Dave Bauman, FAB Electric & Generators; Barbara Kromer, Snyder Cohn, PC; Afreen Husain, M&T Bank; Rich Cornwell, CFR Engineering; and Leigh Press, PCC Construction Components, Inc. 3rd Row: Cliff Veirs, C. Clifton Veirs Agency; Shannon Allcock, Shanco Companies, Inc.; Billy Litz, Snyder Cohn, PC; Robin Menge, GTM Architects; and Mark Anchor, GB Shades, LLC. (photo credit: Laura Rowles, GGCC Director of Events & Marketing)

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber’s Direct Connect Group synergized to raise money for the Lollipop Kids Foundation, a non-profit organization geared towards creating opportunities that enable children with disabilities to live to their fullest potential, in Rockville, MD.
1st Row: Scott Roser, Macris, Hendricks & Glascock, P.A.; Jeff Hoffman, CapStar Commercial Realty; Kenny Cohn, Kevco Building Services, Inc.; Nina Manguiri, Therrien Waddell, Inc.; and Deann O’Brien, M&T Bank.
2nd Row: Dave Bauman, FAB Electric & Generators; Barbara Kromer, Snyder Cohn, PC; Afreen Husain, M&T Bank; Rich Cornwell, CFR Engineering; and Leigh Press, PCC Construction Components, Inc.
3rd Row: Cliff Veirs, C. Clifton Veirs Agency; Shannon Allcock, Shanco Companies, Inc.; Billy Litz, Snyder Cohn, PC; Robin Menge, GTM Architects; and Mark Anchor, GB Shades, LLC.
(photo credit: Laura Rowles, GGCC Director of Events & Marketing)

Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (November 9, 2017) – The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce’s (GGCC) Construction Direct Connect Group raised $1,130 for the Lollipop Kids Foundation from the groups AutumnFest Happy Hour held at Tapp’d in Bethesda.

The monies were raised through event registrations, a silent auction, event games, and charitable donations.

“As part of the local community, our group is focused on supporting great causes that make an impact in our backyard”, said Jerry Therrien, Principal, Therrien Waddell, Inc. & GGCC Board Member.

The Lollipop Kids program creates inclusion for children living with disabilities. Parents of disabled children are riddled with hard decisions and make tremendous sacrifices. The Lollipop Kids Foundation exists to combat social stigmas, ease the financial burden placed on these families, offer emotional support and provide a brief respite so that every child with a disability has access to a hope and a future.

Direct Connect is a GGCC program that strategically connects members in smaller groups, called Direct Connect Circles (DCC). Each Circle is composed of GGCC members that have synergistic business goals.

There are several companies that comprise the Chamber’s Direct Connect group including:

  • Matan Companies
  • CFR Engineering Consultants, Inc.
  • Therrien Waddell, Inc.
  • MD Energy Advisors
  • GTM Architects
  • Snyder Cohn
  • ECS Mid-Atlantic, LLC
  • CapStar Commercial Realty
  • Fab Electric, Inc.
  • Goodwin Brothers
  • Grant, Rifkin & Strauss. PC
  • M&T Bank
  • Pettit Companies
  • Macris, Hendricks & Glascock, P.A.
  • PCC Construction Components
  • C. Clifton Veirs Agency
  • Kevco Building Services, Inc.
  • Minkoff Development Corporation
  • A.B. Veirs & Sons, Inc.
  • Shanco Companies         

Learn more about the Lollipop Kids Foundation at: www.lollipopkidsfoundation.org.

Learn more about the Chamber’s Direct Connect Group at: www.ggchamber.org/get-involved/direct-connect/.


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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