GGCC Announces 2014 Candidate Forums in the Upcounty

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) will hold two candidate forums in light of the upcoming Gubernatorial Primary Elections slated for June 24, 2014.

Press and the public are invited to join us & the Rockville Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, May 6 at the County Council District 3 Forum and Thursday, May 29 at the GGCC County Executive Democratic Primary Forum.

This is a great opportunity for our member, local businesses and the public to talk with the candidates about their concerns. Attendees will also hear from the candidates on the various issues impacting the business community in Gaithersburg, Germantown and the County. The format will be opening remarks from the panel, followed by formal Q&A from our moderator, with a few questions from the floor.

The one thing we know for certain is that we will have a new County Councilmember for District 3. It is important for our members to have an opportunity to meet the candidates and know what the candidates intend to do to help build our local economy,” said Marilyn Balcombe, GGCC Executive Director.

Please join us; these forums are open to the public.

WHAT: Gaithersburg-Germantown & Rockville Chamber’s County Council District 3 Forum Luncheon

DATE: May 6

TIME: 11:30am – 1:00pm

WHERE: Hilton, 620 Perry Parkway, Gaithersburg

COST: $20, Advance Registration Required at

WHO: Open to the Public


  • Guled Kassim (invited)
  • Sidney Katz
  • Tom Moore
  • Ryan Spiegel


WHAT: GGCC County Executive Democratic Primary Forum

DATE: May 29

TIME: 7:00-9:00pm

WHERE: Montgomery College Globe Hall, 20200 Observation Drive, Germantown

COST: Free, Register in advance at  

WHO: Open to the Public


  • Phil Andrews
  • Doug Duncan
  • Ike Leggett


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

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