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Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Hosts Non-Profit Showcase

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (September 18, 2017) – Nonprofits serve a very important role in our community. Annually, the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) shows its commitment to volunteerism by giving its non-profit members the opportunity to “showcase” their organizations and communicate their role in our business community at its Membership Picnic. “We welcome all non-profit organizations to our Chamber. Not only do they do great things in our community, they are also an integral part of our economy,” said Marilyn Balcombe, GGCC President/CEO. The event, held at and sponsored by Smokey Glen Farm Barbequers, Inc. in Gaithersburg, had 18 non-profit…

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Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Honors Its Volunteers and Awards Four

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (September 18, 2017) –The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) honored its volunteers at the Business Networking after Five event on Tuesday, September 12. The event was held at and sponsored by Smokey Glen Farm Barbequers, Inc. in Gaithersburg. The GGCC holds its annual picnic in honor of its volunteers who generously give their time and talents to the Chamber. These remarkable people are an integral part of the Chamber and its success. The event is held annually at Smokey Glen Farm – an active supporter of the GGCC – a family owned business that has held Corporate…

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Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Business Golf Classic Raises Money for Montgomery College

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (September 18, 2017) –It was a beautiful, sunny day for the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) 27th Annual Business Golf Classic at Worthington Manor Golf Club in Urbana on Friday, September 8, 2017. The Chamber’s tournament offers its members and guests a variety of sponsorship opportunities for them to play and network with business colleagues, gain exposure, build good will & get brand recognition for their business. At the tournament business owners, representatives and supporters completed their round, won prizes, competed in golf contests, enjoyed food and drinks and had an ultimate golf experience. Additionally, a portion…

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Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Annual Membership Picnic Slated for September 12th

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (September 6, 2017) – The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) will honor its volunteers, shows its commitment to volunteerism and recognize its Chamber stars at the Business Networking After Five / Annual Picnic event on Tuesday, September 12. The event will be held at and is sponsored by Smokey Glen Farm Barbequers, Inc. in Gaithersburg. The GGCC holds its annual picnic in honor of its volunteers who generously give their time and talents to the Chamber. These remarkable people are an integral part of the Chamber and its success. “We simply can’t do all we do at…

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Senator Ben Cardin Meets with Business Leaders at the Multi-Chamber Hosted Town Hall

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (September 1, 2017) – The Gaithersburg-Germantown and Rockville Chambers of Commerce, along with the Greater Bethesda, Montgomery County, & the Greater Silver Spring Chambers of Commerce joined forces for conversation with U.S. Senator Ben Cardin on Thursday, August 31, 2017 at Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus. “It was great for the business community to come together to talk about national issues that impact our small businesses,” said Marilyn Balcombe, GGCC President & CEO. “Senator Cardin is a strong supporter of small business and entrepreneurs.” Cardin spoke about the importance of small business, the tax climate as…

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GGCC to Host its 27th Annual Business Golf Classic

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (September 1, 2017) –The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) will host its 27th Annual Business Golf Classic at Worthington Manor Golf Club, 8329 Fingerboard Road, Urbana, on Friday, September 8, 2017. The chamber’s tournament affords golfers the opportunity to grow their business & play golf at the same time. This tournament is intended to offer enjoyable golf and the opportunity to network. “At the Chamber, relationship building is what it’s all about. Our golf tournament is a great time to do just that – meet new people, reconnect with others”, said Marilyn Balcombe, GGCC Executive Director. Golf…

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Symmetry Salon Studios Gaithersburg Opens Their Fourth Maryland Salon and Celebrates with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (September 1, 2017) – The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) supported Symmetry Salon Studios Gaithersburg and celebrated the grand opening of their studio by conducting a “Ribbon Cutting” Ceremony on August 24, 2017. They are located at 572 N Frederick Avenue in Gaithersburg.    This is the fourth Symmetry Salon Studio in Maryland. Symmetry Salon Studios is a new salon and spa concept that is locally owned and managed by stylists and spa professionals. Symmetry provides luxury turnkey salon and spa studios equipped with professional quality furniture and amenities. They help talented stylists and spa professionals own…

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Marilyn Balcombe, President & CEO of Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce Graduates from Institute for Organization Management

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WASHINGTON, D.C.— Institute for Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, is pleased to announce that Marilyn Balcombe, President & CEO, of the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce, has graduated from the program and has received the recognition of IOM. Awarded to all graduates of the Institute program, the IOM Graduate Recognition signifies the individual’s completion of 96 hours of course instruction in nonprofit management. In addition, participants can earn credit hours toward the Certified Chamber Executive (CCE) or Certified Association Executive (CAE) certifications. Nearly 1,000 individuals attend Institute annually. “Institute graduates are recognized across…

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Chamber President Graduates from Vigorous Professional Development Program

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (August 15, 2017) – The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) would like to congratulate Marilyn Balcombe, President & CEO for completion of the Institute for Organization Management. Balcombe attended the Northeast Institute at Villanova University for the past 4 summers. A professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, the Institute for Organization Management was designed to enhance individual performance, elevate professional standards, and recognize association, chamber of commerce, and other nonprofit professionals who demonstrate the knowledge essential to the practice of nonprofit management. Graduates of the four-year Institute for Organization Management program receive the…

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Art of Problem Solving Academy Now Open and celebrates with Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Ribbon Cutting

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (August 11, 2017) – The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) supported Art of Problem Solving Academy (AoPs) and celebrated the grand opening of their academy by conducting a “Ribbon Cutting” Ceremony for them on Friday, August 11, 2017. They are located at 9711 Washington Boulevard, Suite 150 in Gaithersburg.      Art of Problem Solving Academy offers small, highly interactive math and language arts classes for motivated learners in grades 2-12 after school and on the weekends. Fact: hundreds of thousands of the world’s strongest math students have trained with Art of Problem Solving’s textbooks since 1993 &…

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