Local Maryland Chambers Partner for Networking Event at Sugarloaf Mountain

(l:r) Marilyn Balcombe, Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce President & CEO; Ray Maldo, Comus Inn Chief Financial Officer / COO; Elizabeth Cromwell, Frederick County Chamber of Commerce President & CEO; and Ibi Sofillas, Clarksburg Chamber of Commerce President at the 6th Annual “Evening of Networking – Chambers Join Forces” on September 22, 2017 at the Comus Inn. (Photo credit – Laura Rowles, GGCC Director of Events & Marketing)

(l:r) Marilyn Balcombe, Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce President & CEO; Ray Maldo, Comus Inn Chief Financial Officer / COO; Elizabeth Cromwell, Frederick County Chamber of Commerce President & CEO; and Ibi Sofillas, Clarksburg Chamber of Commerce President at the 6th Annual “Evening of Networking – Chambers Join Forces” on September 22, 2017 at the Comus Inn.
(Photo credit – Laura Rowles, GGCC Director of Events & Marketing)

Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (September 22, 2017) – The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC), Frederick County Chamber and Clarksburg Chamber of Commerce joined forces to bring its members together for the 6th Annual “Evening of Networking” at the Comus Inn at Sugarloaf Mountain on Thursday, September 22, 2017.

Over 150 business folks attended the exclusive event in the hopes to make new connections and/or strengthen their existing ones.

“Our annual joint mixer is a great event and a great way for our members to visit a new area”, said Marilyn Balcombe, GGCC President / CEO. “Chamber of Commerce networking events give local business owners and community members a space to network, help each other, work together, and stand together. We were so delighted to have the opportunity to mix and mingle with our neighbors from the North. Working together for one common goal – our members!”

Each Chamber provides its own unique benefits. Currently, it can be difficult for small businesses to stay afloat. It can also be especially difficult for those businesses to advocate for themselves in government affairs. That’s where a Chamber of Commerce comes in. One person alone would have a very hard time making their voice heard, but united by a Chamber of Commerce, a real impact can be made. A Chamber of Commerce has many benefits, but most importantly, it is a network of people who can share information regarding many different things.


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 www.ggchamber.org.

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