GGCC Annual Celebration Dinner & Awards Dinner to be held in December

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) will hold their Annual Celebration Dinner and Awards Ceremony on Thursday, December 4 at 6:00 p.m. at the Hilton Washington DC North/Gaithersburg, 620 Perry Parkway, Gaithersburg.

The evening events include: the installation of the 2015 Board of Directors, a silent auction, dinner, music, the presentation of the Annual “You Made a Difference Award”, announcement of the “8th Annual Small Business of the Year” and the “2nd Annual Young Professional of the Year” awards, and the awarding of four scholarships funded by GGCC Businesses to Montgomery College students.

“This is a great time to reflect on the progress we’ve made in 2014 and look forward to the great work we will do in 2015. It’s a time for our Board and members to come together and celebrate our successes,” said GGCC Executive Director Marilyn Balcombe.

The Annual “You Made a Difference Award” is given by the current Board Chair – David Edgerley of Sonabank to a to be named Board Member for their above & beyond contributions over the past year.

The 8th Annual “Small Business of the Year Award” will recognize a small business that is a vital part of our economy and community. The award will be presented by last year’s winner Soldierfit.

The 2nd Annual “Young Professional of the Year” Award will recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of a highly motivated, emerging leader of the Chamber’s Young Professional’s group. The award will be presented by last year’s winner Brett Friedman of DeLeon & Stang, CPAs & Advisors.

The City of Gaithersburg is the Title Sponsor of the event and City of Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman will address the audience.

Montgomery County Councilmember Sidney Katz will conduct the 2015 GGCC Board of Directors installation.

Other sponsors thus far include:

Gold Sponsors

  • Holy Cross Health


Young Professional of the Year Award Table

  • Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union


Table Sponsors

  • M&T Bank
  • Wegmans


Wine Sponsor

  • The Gazette

Gaithersburg Police Department will Present the Colors and lead the attendees in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Interested parties can visit our events calendar for further details, sponsorship opportunities and/or to purchase tickets at

Sponsorship Opportunities include:

  • Gold Sponsor: $1,500
  • Silver Sponsor: $500
  • Bronze Sponsor: $150

Tickets are $75 for Chamber Members and $100 for Non-Members.

***All Members of the Media are encouraged to attend. ****

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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