GGCC Member Named Hospitality Company of the Year

Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (May 14, 2014) – The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) is pleased to announce that one of its members –The Comfort Inn Gaithersburg at Shady Grove– is the recipient of the 2014 Montgomery County Department of Economic Development’s  (DED)”Hospitality Company of the Year” Small Business Award.

The hotel has received many honors and recognitions including 16 Gold Awards and one Platinum Award for hospitality placing them in the top 1% of Choice Hotels International, a Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence and Expedia Insider’s Choice recipient. They have also been recognized as an official Maryland Green Travel Partner. Learn more about them at:

The GGCC was a proud strategic partner of the DED’s 2nd Annual Small Business Awards Ceremony held on Friday, May 9th.

The Comfort Inn Gaithersburg at Shady Grove Managing Partner Vira Safai receives the Montgomery County Department of Economic Development’s “Hospitality Company of the Year” Small Business Award from DED Director Steve Silverman on May 9, 2014.

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

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