GGCC Holds Non-Profit Showcase

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.

Our non-profits do really important work for the community. It is our great pleasure to give them an opportunity to showcase their organizations,” said Marilyn Balcombe, GGCC President/CEO.

The event, held at and sponsored by Smokey Glen Farm Barbequers, Inc. in Gaithersburg, had 16 non-profit organizations in attendance, they included:

  • American Cancer Society
  • BrightFocus Foundation
  • Cornerstone Montgomery
  • Corporate Volunteer Council of Montgomery County
  • Eduwatch, Inc.
  • Equipment Connections for Children, Inc.
  • Family Services, Inc.
  • Gaithersburg Rotary Club
  • Hospice Caring, Inc.
  • Jones Center/CHI Centers, Inc
  • Maryland Division of Rehabilitation Services
  • Mercy Health Clinic
  • Metropolitan Ballet Theatre and Academy
  • Montgomery County – Solid Waste Services
  • Operation Second Chance / Ride Allegheny
  • Second Chance Wildlife Center

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.

(l:r) Cornerstone Montgomery’s Anne Peyer, Executive Director, and Nicole Grainer, Communication, Marketing and Advocacy Development Manager, at the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber non-profit showcase membership picnic at Smokey Glen Farm.

(Photo credit – Laura Rowles, GGCC Director of Events & Marketing)

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.

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