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Local Maryland Chambers Partner for Networking Event at Sugarloaf Mountain

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (September 13, 2018) – The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC), Frederick County Chamber and Poolesville Chamber of Commerce joined forces to bring its members together for the 7th Annual “Evening of Networking” at the Comus Inn at Sugarloaf Mountain on Thursday, September 12, 2018. Over 200 business folks attended the exclusive event in the hopes to make new connections and/or strengthen their existing ones. “Our annual joint mixer is a great event and a great way for our members to visit a new area”, said Marilyn Balcombe, GGCC President / CEO. “Chamber of Commerce networking events give…

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Regional Young Professional Event Helps Foster Business Connections

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Montgomery County, MD (September 13, 2018) – Several organizations worked together to bring over 100 emerging leaders together recently. United the organizations were delighted to afford these leaders the opportunity to further their careers, strengthen their professional image. The Greater Bethesda, Gaithersburg-Germantown (GGCC), Greater Silver Spring (GSSCC), & Rockville Chambers of Commerce along with Leadership Montgomery’s (LM) Emerging Leaders and Alumni, Seniors & Graduate and Professional Students from the Universities at Shady Grove (USG) said goodbye to summer and hello to Fall at its 5th Annual “Regional Young Professional Group Happy Hour” at Lucky Strike Bethesda on Wednesday, September 5,…

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Tee It High. Let It Fly. GGCC to Host its 28th Annual Business Golf Classic

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (August 9, 2018) –The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) will host its 28th Annual Business Golf Classic at Worthington Manor Golf Club, 8329 Fingerboard Road, Urbana, Maryland on Friday, September 14, 2018. 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….

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GGCC Named to Washington Business Journal’s List of Largest Chambers of Commerce in D.C.

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (August 9, 2018) –The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC), a vital, dynamic organization of 418 members, including cutting-edge biotech firms, manufacturing companies, real estate development organizations, restaurants and hotels, has been named to the Washington Business Journal’s List of Largest Chambers in Greater D.C. This is the eighth time the GGCC has been named to the list, consecutively. “We are honored to be recognized for our continued work supporting the missions of so many Upcounty businesses,” said Marilyn Balcombe, GGCC President. The GGCC fosters business-to-business relationships through monthly business networking events throughout the year in efforts to…

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New Way to Workout “Hits” Gaithersburg

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (July 30, 2018) –A fitness kickboxing franchise that takes the workouts of professional fighters and makes them accessible for men and women looking to lose weight and tone muscle has officially opened its doors in Montgomery Village, Maryland. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) supported iLoveKickboxing.com and celebrated the grand opening of their Gaithersburg location by conducting a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Friday, July 27 2018. They are located in Goshen Plaza at 9116 Rothbury Drive, Montgomery Village.    “We’re very happy to be part of this community,” said Michael Parrella, iLoveKickboxing CEO. “iLoveKickboxing locations give back a…

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Three Awarded Medal of Valor & First-Ever Community Service Award Presented at Chamber’s Public Safety Breakfast

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (July 18, 2018) – The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) honored twenty-eight Upcounty Police Officers and Emergency Medical Service Technicians at their 23rd Annual Public Safety Awards Breakfast on Friday, July 13, 2018. The event was held at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds. This event honors our public safety personnel and first responders from Montgomery County Upcounty’s Fire Department, Police Departments, Office of Emergency Management, and Office of the Sheriff, who have exemplified extraordinary heroic actions and exceptional performance of their duties. “Honoring our Police and Firefighters, is the best thing we do all year,” said Marilyn Balcombe,…

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Networking Happy Hour Young Professionals Event

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Join us for a Networking Happy Hour hosted by Holiday Inn Harvest Plates & Pints and discover how you can further your career and strengthen your professional image. ABOUT THE EVENT The value of the mentor | mentee relationship is very important. Therefore, Chamber Past Board Chairs have been invited to attend this event to share their professional expertise & show their support to you. Professional mentors have a huge impact on young professionals. To get ahead, young professionals not only need a mentor, you need guidance, advice and skills. We are grateful to them for joining us in making an impact in…

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Twenty-Five Public Safety Officials to be Honored at Chamber’s Public Safety Breakfast

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (June 28, 2018) – The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce will honor twenty-five Upcounty Police Officers, Special Operations Teams, Firefighters, and Paramedics at their 23rd Annual Public Safety Awards Breakfast. This event honors our public safety personnel and first responders from Montgomery County Upcounty’s Fire Department, Police Departments, Office of Emergency Management, and Office of the Sheriff, who have exemplified extraordinary heroic actions and exceptional performance of their duties. The event will be held on Friday, July 13, 2018 from 7:30-10:30 a.m. at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds, Heritage Building, 16 Chestnut Street, Gaithersburg, MD. “We think it’s so important to…

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You Don’t Need a Parachute to Skydive in Gaithersburg

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (June 14, 2018) – You can now take flight in Montgomery County, a skydive flight that is. As many drivers along I-270 might have already noticed, iFLY recently opened its doors to a brand-new facility in Gaithersburg at 9318 Gaither Road. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) supported iFLY Montgomery and celebrated the grand opening of their Gaithersburg location by conducting a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Wednesday, June 13, 2018. iFLY is the simulation of true freefall conditions in a vertical wind tunnel. It’s where the dream of flight becomes a reality. Over 60 Chamber Members &…

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