GGCC Thanks Local Small Businesses

Gaithersburg, MD – Wednesday, June 19 – In honor of National Small Business Week, the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) is proud to support and recognize the hard work and dedication of local businesses and entrepreneurs and to acknowledge the impact they have on our community.

The Chamber has dedicated this week to small businesses and is making daily visits to local small business members donned with balloons and chocolates compliments of SPAGnVOLA.

“All of our Chamber members are great, but this week we want to focus on our small businesses and let them know just how much we appreciate their hard work and dedication”, said Marilyn Balcombe, GGCC President/CEO. 

Our first visit was Smokey Glen Farm Barbequers, Inc. in Gaithersburg. We chose them for their support and annual sponsorship of our “Volunteer Picnic & Non-Profit Showcase” and for Mark Sweet’s excellent attendance at our monthly Economic Development committee meetings. 

The GGCC plans to visit three more businesses this week and will conduct a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Creative Edge Signs & Graphics. This ceremony is slightly different, as we will also be saying farewell to longtime Chamber Member and Small Business Owner Sam McNamee of Signs of Progress. McNamee recently sold his company to Creative Edge Signs and Graphics. GGCC Members and guests will gather at Creative Edge Signs & Graphics from 3:00-5:00 p.m. and celebrate this new acquisition and say bye to McNamee as he enters a new chapter in his life. The Ribbon Cutting will take place at 4:00 p.m. 

 Below: The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce kicks off National Small Business Week with a special delivery to Smokey Glen Farm Barbequers as a token of our appreciation for their hard work, dedication and impact on the local community. Pictured are Marilyn Balcombe, GGCC President/CEO, Mark Perkins Smokey Glen Farm Barbequers Event Manager and Colette Releford, Strive Business Solutions, LLC President (l:r).  (Photo credit – Laura Rowles, GGCC Director of Events & Marketing)

GGCC Thanks Local Small Businesses

Contact Information:

Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce

 Laura Rowles

(301) 840-1400 x14

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