GGCC’s Balcombe Named Chamber Exec of the Year

Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (May 29, 2014) –The Maryland Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (MACCE) named Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) President Marilyn Balcombe its 2014 Chamber Executive of the Year during a luncheon today at Ripken Stadium.

Balcombe has been with the GGCC for almost 9 years and with her leadership, the GGCC has grown in number of members, revenue, and stature within the business community. She sits on many Boards in the community which enhances her reputation as a leader and also highlights the great work of the Chamber.

Balcombe has a great working relationship with the Board of Directors, her staff, our members, and our elected officials. She has created a robust calendar of events for our members. She has established a comprehensive recruitment plan. She directly implements our legislative agenda each year. She also manages the office, supervises the staff, and ensures the financial stability of the organization.

GGCC Board Chair, David Edgerley stated: “Simply put, Marilyn has made our Chamber relevant and positioned it as a significant force advocating for the needs of our member businesses. Marilyn is a respected leader in our community and a functional expert on many land use and public policy issues. She has leveraged this stature to influence others and further our Chamber’s agenda.”

(l:r) Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber President Marilyn Balcombe receives the 2014 “Chamber Executive of the Year” award from Bill Scarafia,, President of the St. Mary’s County Chamber of Commerce and this year’s President of MACCE, at the Maryland Chamber of Commerce Business Breakthrough Awards Luncheon at Ripken Stadium.

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

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