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GGCC Conducts Ribbon Cutting for Celebration Art Glass

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (February 16, 2017) – The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) supported Celebration Art Glass and celebrated the grand opening of their new restaurant  by conducting a “Ribbon Cutting” Ceremony for them on Thursday, February 16, 2017. They are located at 18247-A Flower Hill Way in Gaithersburg. Celebration Art Glass is an art glass studio, where students come to relax, learn and engage with each other while creating fused and stained glass art pieces. Whether in workshops, at parties, or in corporate team building or reward events, students learn the basics, then dive in and create one of…

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2017 Economic Development Update for the State of Maryland

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (February 13, 2017) –The 2017 Economic Development Update for the State of Maryland presented by Governor Larry Hogan, Dr. DeRionne Pollard and Marilyn Balcombe will occur on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 from 12:45-2:00 PM (presentation to begin promptly at 12:45) at Montgomery College –Germantown Campus, Globe Hall Auditorium, 20200 Observation Drive, Germantown, MD 20876. “CREW Maryland Suburban is so pleased to have Governor Hogan, Montgomery College and the Chamber show support for women in commercial real estate through participation in our annual Economic Development update. Combined efforts such as this builds strength for our respective and collective…

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GGCC BIG Data Seminar to be Held in April

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (February 8, 2017) – The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) invites you to its BIG Data for Business! Seminar sponsored by Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus & M&T Bank on Tuesday, April 4, 2017. The amount of data out there is incredible, and it just keeps growing. It’s what organizations do with the data that matters. Big data can be analyzed for insights that lead to better decisions and strategic conception. What does that mean for businesses? How can they make better use of the information that flows into their organizations every day? BIG Data –…

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GGCC Conducts Ribbon Cutting for Firebirds Wood Fired Grill

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (February 1, 2017) – The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) supported Firebirds Wood Fired Grill and celebrated the grand opening of their new restaurant  by conducting a “Ribbon Cutting” Ceremony for them on Friday, January 27, 2017. They are located at 390 Spectrum Avenue in Gaithersburg.    Firebirds Wood Fired Grill is a polished-casual restaurant specializing in classic America cuisine, including fresh steaks and seafood prepared on an authentic wood-fired grill. The menu features a variety of innovative selections infused with bold flavors, created in its scratch-made kitchen and seared over local, hickory, oak or pecan wood….

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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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