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Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Awards $6,000 in Scholarships and Raises Another $27,250

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (December 14, 2017) – The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) is proud of its Montgomery College Scholarship Program. Our local economy relies on an educated workforce. The Chamber Scholarship provides financial assistance to Montgomery College students pursuing higher education. Each year, with the help of its donors, the Chamber awards students Montgomery College Scholarships at its Annual Celebration Dinner & Awards Ceremony. On the evening of December 7, not only did the GGCC award three students a scholarship, it marked a major milestone in the Chamber’s history. Heading into the evening, the Chamber had raised $148,000 for…

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Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Young Professionals Support Family Services, Inc.

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (December 13, 2017) – When they’re not working, networking, or socializing, the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) young professionals are raising money & engaging with many community non-profits in a number of ways. The GGCC Young Professionals Group raised $130 at its Holiday Happy Hour on December 12 for Family Services, Inc.. “It’s incredibly rewarding to be able to raise money for such a worthy cause. Family Services helps so many people in the local area, and our young professionals group saw this as an opportunity to give something back,” said PJ Horan, Founder & President, JCH…

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Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber 2018 Board of Directors Inducted

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (December 13, 2017) – The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) Board of Directors is pleased to announce its 2018 Board of Directors. They are the leaders of the business community. “We have a great Board and I’m looking forward to a new year”, said Marilyn Balcombe, GGCC President / CEO. The board was inducted on Thursday, December 7, 2017.The ceremony was conducted by Jud Ashman, City of Gaithersburg Mayor, at the Hilton, 620 Perry Parkway, Gaithersburg. As a board member, they are assuming considerable responsibility for the smooth functioning of the chamber board of directors and the…

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Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Awards the 5th Annual Young Professional of the Year Award

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (December 13, 20178) – The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber (GGCC) awarded Brett Rough, Senior Account Executive at Aerotek, as the recipient of the 5th Annual Young Professional of the Year Award (YPG) at their Annual Celebration Dinner & Awards Ceremony. The award was presented by Ed Cooper, Total Wine & More’s Vice President of Public Affairs & Community Relations. Total Wine & More was the sponsor of this year’s Young Professional of the Year award. “It’s great to see the next generation of business professionals become leaders in their own right. Not only is Brett great at what he…

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Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Announces the 11th Annual Small Business of the Year Recipient

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (December 12, 2017) – The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber (GGCC) awarded Crown Trophy Gaithersburg as the recipient of the 11th Annual Small Business of the Year Award (SBY) on December 7, 2017 as a part of their Annual Celebration Dinner & Awards Ceremony. The award was presented by Eric Myers with M&T Bank. “The Crown Trophy story is a great small business story. It is a story of hard work, dedication, and a family coming together to create a business. We are honored to recognize Martin and his team for their efforts,” said Marilyn Balcombe, GGCC President /CEO. The…

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Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Names Crews Their Board Chair

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (December 12, 2017) – The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) has named Barbara Crews their 2018 Board of Directors Chair. Crews is the assistant executive director for community relations at the Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus “I am really looking forward to the new year with Barbara at the helm. She is a great asset to the Chamber and the Community,” said Marilyn Balcombe, GGCC Executive Director. Crews previously served the Chamber as a board member; vice chair for member recruitment and retention; and most recently as chair-elect. She has been involved with the Chamber since…

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Funfetti for All! Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Exceeds Endowment Goal

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The Chamber is proud of our Montgomery College Scholarship Program. No other investment yields as great a return as the investment in education. At the Chamber, we know that our local economy relies on an educated workforce. To date we have raised $148,000 & awarded 90 scholarships to current students and established an endowment for future students. The #GaithersburgGermantownChamber with the help of our donors, awarded three Montgomery College students with a Montgomery College Scholarship the evening of December 7, 2017. In addition to funding current #scholarships, the Chamber has established an endowment for future giving. It is with great…

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Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Members Support Toys for Tots & Have A Lot to Be Thankful For

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (November 21, 2017) – In the words of Gandhi: “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” We give back because it teaches us find compassion within ourselves and to stay attached to values that are linked to the common good. No matter how tough you think your life is there’s always someone who has to face challenges that are even tougher than yours. And it goes in many different directions. Not only basic things like making money, getting food, or having a place to rest at night, but also…

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Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Annual Celebration Dinner & Awards Dinner to be held in December

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (November 14, 2017) – The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) will hold their Annual Celebration Dinner and Awards Ceremony on Thursday, December 7 at 6:00 p.m. at the Hilton, 620 Perry Parkway, Gaithersburg. The Annual Dinner is the Chamber’s opportunity to celebrate our successes of the year and look ahead. New officers and Board Members are announced; awards will be presented and scholarships to Montgomery College students are rewarded. This Annual Dinner presents a great opportunity to network with Chamber members, county business leaders, and government officials while enjoying a wonderful dinner and music. It’s our biggest…

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Hope Grows Child Development Center Opens Second Location in Germantown

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (November 10, 2017) – A pirate ship playground; vibrant, bold, inviting colors; an exquisite room dedicated to infants with cribs, bright mirrors, warm rugs sensory tables and more; several other classrooms full of arts and crafts supplies; clothes for dress-up and pretend play, musical instruments to explore and spaces to play, to learn and explore; and an area built for the children who are in the program before and after school, allowing them to have the opportunity to do homework as well as enjoy a broad range of engaging hands-on activities; this is what welcomes you to…

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