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GGCC Conducts Ribbon Cutting for Seneca Creek Community Church

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (December 16, 2016) – The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) supported Seneca Creek Community Church and celebrated the grand opening of their children’s and students’ ministry space by conducting a “Ribbon Cutting” Ceremony for them on Friday, December 16, 2016. They are located at 13 Firstfield Road, Suite 100, in Gaithersburg. Seneca Creek Community Church is a relevant, community oriented church committed to positively changing people’s lives. The Church is a place for anyone who wants to explore and grow in Christian faith. You don’t have to dress a certain way, act a certain way, or believe…

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GGCC Young Professionals Support Girls on the Run of Montgomery County

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (December 14, 2016) – The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) Young Professionals Group raised $240 at its Holiday Happy Hour on December 13 for Girls on the Run of Montgomery County. Girls on the Run of Montgomery County is a transformational physical activity based positive youth development program for girls in 3rd-8th grade. They teach life skills through dynamic interactive lessons and running games. The program culminates with the girls being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5k running event. The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment while establishing a lifetime…

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Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Awards $16,500 in Scholarships and Raises Another $20,120

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (December 9, 2016) – The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) with the help of its donors, awarded five Montgomery College students with Montgomery College Scholarships at its Annual Celebration Dinner & Awards Ceremony on December 8. It was a great evening for the Chamber. $16,500 was awarded to five Montgomery College students, with different majors– cybersecurity, mechanical engineering & computer science. And the GGCC held a live auction – raising $20,120- in an effort to garner additional revenue to support future giving and an endownment that secured $20,120 for “We are so appreciative of the Chamber’s continued…

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Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Awards the 10th Annual Small Business of the Year Award

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD  (December 9, 2016) – The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber (GGCC) awarded Metropolitan Ballet Theatre and Academy (MBT) as the recipient of the 10th Annual Small Business of the Year Award (SBY) on December 8 as a part of their Annual Celebration Dinner & Awards Ceremony. The award was presented by Bruce Kanner, Owner of Cartridge on Wheels and the 2011 recipient of the Chamber’s Small Business of the Year Award. “We are thrilled to award Metropolitan Ballet Theatre with our Small Business of the Year Award. This is the first time we have awarded a non-profit organization as our…

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Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Awards the 4th Annual Young Professional of the Year Award

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (December 9, 2016) – The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber (GGCC) awarded Brooke Bruch, Client Relations Manager at Contemporaries, Inc.  as the recipient of the 4th Annual Young Professional of the Year Award (YPG) at their Annual Celebration Dinner & Awards Ceremony. The award was presented by Jonathan Sachs of Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center, the sponsor of this year’s Young Professional of the Year award. “Brooke is very deserving of this honor. She is accomplished in her career and has been a great asset to the Chamber,” said Marilyn Balcombe, GGCC President / CEO. The Young Professional of…

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GGCC 2017 Board of Directors Inducted

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD  (December 9, 2016) – The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) Board of Directors were inducted on Thursday, December 8, 2016.The ceremony was conducted by Cathy Matthews, Director of the Montgomery County Upcounty Regional Services Center, at the Holiday Inn Gaithersburg. The 2016 GGCC Board of Directors: Chair: Colette Releford, On-Site.com Chair Elect: Barbara Crews, Johns Hopkins University Treasurer: Adam Cox, Hughes Network Systems, LLC Vice Chairs: Economic Development: Henry Bernstein, Scheer Partners, Inc. Member Programs: Brittany Hilton, Hughes Network Systems, LLC Young Professionals: PJ Horan, Mass Mutual Greater Washington Member Services:  Bruce Kanner, Cartridge on Wheels Legislative…

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GGCC Names Releford Their Board Chair

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (December 9, 2016) – The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) has named Colette Releford their 2017 Board of Directors Chair. Releford is the Regional Sales Manager for On-Site.com. “Colette has been involved in almost every aspect of the Chamber. She will be a tremendous resource and a great leader of this organization,” said Marilyn Balcombe, GGCC Executive Director. Releford has been a GGCC Board Member for six years, serving in the capacity of Chair-Elect, and Vice Chair of Member Programs and Member Services. Releford is a Multi- Family Industry Professional with over 20 years’ experience in business…

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Marilyn Balcombe Dishes About the Chamber’s Annual Celebration Dinner and Scholarship Awards on Comcast Newsmakers

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The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber (GGCC) fosters business-to-business relationships through monthly business networking events throughout the year in efforts to support the start of new businesses in Montgomery County Maryland. The Chamber is committed to business/community partnerships in education and other areas of mutual interest. Here GGCC Executive Director discusses the Chamber’s upcoming bash – the annual Celebration Dinner – on Thursday, December 8. http://comcastnewsmakers.com/2016/11/18/annual-celebration-dinner-scholarship-awards/

Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Members Support Toys for Tots

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (November 18, 2016) – The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce’s (GGCC) held its Annual “Give Thanks” Cocktail Mixer at Pinky & Pepe’s Grape Escape on Thursday, November 17, 2016. The mixer was free to attend with a suggested donation of a “new / unwrapped” toy to support Toys for Tots. For the past few years, Pinky & Pepe’s goal is to brighten the holidays for many Montgomery County children. Pinky & Pepe Rodger’s son is a Marine, so this program holds a special place in their heart and that of their son too. The Toys for Tots program…

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GGCC Conducts Ribbon Cutting for Potomac Care Pharmacy

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (November 18, 2016) – The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) supported Potomac Care Pharmacy and celebrated the grand opening of their new pharmacy by conducting a “Ribbon Cutting” Ceremony for them on Friday, November 18, 2016. They are located at 12103 Darnestown Road in North Potomac.                      Potomac Care Pharmacy is an independent community pharmacy focused on personalized care for North Potomac, Darnestown, Rockville, Gaithersburg and surrounding communities. They bring hearts and smarts to pharmacy care. They offer prescription services, medical supplies, wellness programs, and selected nutrition and supplements. Learn more about Potomac Care Pharmacy at: www.potomaccarepharmacy.com.