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Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Members Learn about Mercy Health Clinic

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (June 14, 2017) – Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Members attended a networking mixer at Mercy Health Clinic on June 13 to discover a hidden gem in Gaithersburg that has been providing free medical care to thousands of low-income, uninsured Montgomery County neighbors for seventeen years. Mercy Health Clinic Executive Director, Mark Foraker, discovered that most of the attendees had not heard about the clinic and the services they provide. With more than 150 dedicated volunteers, Mercy Health is committed to improving and expanding quality primary medical care, educational support and the pharmaceuticals it provides free of charge to people…

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Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Rowles Wins MCM’s Monty’s Choice Award

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (June 9, 2017) – The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) Director of Events & Marketing, Laura Rowles, is the recipient of Montgomery Community Media’s (MCM) first ever EPIC Monty’s Choice Award. The Monty’s Choice Award is given to “Members Who Best Exemplify MCM’s Mission”. The first annual EPIC (Excellence in Programming and Innovative Content) Awards ceremony took place on the evening of June 8 at The Fillmore in Silver Spring. The evening was set to recognize the people who keep us informed about our neighborhoods and who help us appreciate the region we call home. “I am…

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We’re Hiring – Part-time Bookkeeper

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The Bookkeeper is responsible for the accounting functions of the GGCC.  The bookkeeper works closely with and reports to the President & CEO. Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:  Accounts Receivable Prepare invoices for Membership, Events, Sponsorship, etc. Process payments received (cash, check, credit card) Take deposits to the Bank twice/week. Make Account Receivable past-due calls. Accounts Payable Verify bills, classify by account, seek approval for unusual or large bills, determine payment schedule, enter into database. Pay bills on a regular basis, with the review and approval of the President & CEO. File original bills. Bank Accounts…

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Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Annual Explore Downtown Crown Slated for June

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (May 30, 2017) – The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) will hold its 3rd Annual Explore Downtown Crown on Wednesday, June 7 from 5:00-7:30 PM in Downtown Crown Gaithersburg. Over 100 area business leaders will be in attendance. This popular annual event is a great opportunity to socialize with fellow Chamber Members all while enjoying the vibrant, social hub that is known as Downtown Crown, located at Sam Eig Highway at Fields Road in Gaithersburg. The “crawl” will be a great time to unwind from the day’s activities and network with other industry operators, leaders, and executives…

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Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Hires New Director of Membership

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (May 25, 2017) – The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) welcomes Chelsea Selby as their new Director of Membership. Selby is a marketing professional who recently relocated to Maryland from Georgia. She was formerly an advertising representative at Smith Communications, Inc. She holds a Bachelors of Business Administration from California University of Pennsylvania. Selby resides in North Bethesda and is excited to be back in her home state.

Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber 14th Annual Wine Tasting Held

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (May 16, 2017) – The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) held its 14th Annual Wine Tasting on Thursday, May 11 at the Kentlands Mansion in Gaithersburg. Over 100 area business leaders were in attendance. The Chamber’s wine tasting affords business professionals the opportunity to meet, network and share ideas over wine. The wines are paired with small bites from five GGCC Members and good conversation. It is a great opportunity to “WINE” down after work and allows guests to network & enjoy some great camaraderie with like-minded small businesses. “This is always a great event. We get…

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Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Young Professionals Celebrate 5-Years While Supporting Operation Second Chance

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (May 11, 2017) – Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) members & guests gathered at Smokey Glen Farm Barbequers, Inc. in Gaithersburg to celebrate the five-year anniversary of the Chamber’s Young Professional Group (YPG). The Chamber’s YPG is packed with lots of enthusiasm and high aspirations. The mission of the group is to make the Gaithersburg-Germantown communities and surrounding areas a great place to live and work by harnessing the strength of our communities to make positive change. Over the past year, the group held several happy hours to strengthen their connections and improve their networking skills at…

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Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Balcombe Receives Rocky Award

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (May 8, 2017) – Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce’s (GGCC) Executive Director Marilyn Balcombe was honored with the Rocky Award on Friday, May 5 from BlackRock Center for the Arts. “BlackRock has been near and dear to my heart since we opened 15 years ago. I was the Executive Director through the building and opening of the Center. I have also spent many years on the Board, including several years as Chair. BlackRock is a great asset to Montgomery County; providing a professional art center in Germantown. Between the gallery, the performing arts, the classes and the beautiful…

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Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Conducts Ribbon Cutting for Lakeforest Sport & Health Club

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (May 3, 2017) – The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) supported Lakeforest Sport & Health Club and celebrated the grand re-opening of their gym by conducting a “Ribbon Cutting” Ceremony for them on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. They are located at 700 Russell Avenue in Gaithersburg.         City of Gaithersburg Councilmember Neil Harris gathered with Chamber Member & guests to see check out the gyms new look that includes a new cardio theater, new strength training circuits and new cardio equipment. Lakeforest Sport & Health Club is a full-service premier health club offering fitness, strength, a nursery,…

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Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Conducts Ribbon Cutting for Duck Donuts

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (May 1, 2017) – The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) supported Duck Donuts and celebrated the grand opening of their new store by conducting a “Ribbon Cutting” Ceremony for them on Friday, April 28, 2017. They are located at 511 Quince Orchard in Gaithersburg.    What started out as a whim, a far-fetched idea is now a staple and tradition. Duck Donuts is warm, delicious, made to order donuts served with premium roasted coffees. Learn more about them at: www.duckdonuts.com