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Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Awards the 5th Annual Young Professional of the Year Award

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (December 13, 20178) – The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber (GGCC) awarded Brett Rough, Senior Account Executive at Aerotek, as the recipient of the 5th Annual Young Professional of the Year Award (YPG) at their Annual Celebration Dinner & Awards Ceremony. The award was presented by Ed Cooper, Total Wine & More’s Vice President of Public Affairs & Community Relations. Total Wine & More was the sponsor of this year’s Young Professional of the Year award. “It’s great to see the next generation of business professionals become leaders in their own right. Not only is Brett great at what he…

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Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Announces the 11th Annual Small Business of the Year Recipient

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (December 12, 2017) – The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber (GGCC) awarded Crown Trophy Gaithersburg as the recipient of the 11th Annual Small Business of the Year Award (SBY) on December 7, 2017 as a part of their Annual Celebration Dinner & Awards Ceremony. The award was presented by Eric Myers with M&T Bank. “The Crown Trophy story is a great small business story. It is a story of hard work, dedication, and a family coming together to create a business. We are honored to recognize Martin and his team for their efforts,” said Marilyn Balcombe, GGCC President /CEO. The…

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Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Names Crews Their Board Chair

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (December 12, 2017) – The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) has named Barbara Crews their 2018 Board of Directors Chair. Crews is the assistant executive director for community relations at the Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus “I am really looking forward to the new year with Barbara at the helm. She is a great asset to the Chamber and the Community,” said Marilyn Balcombe, GGCC Executive Director. Crews previously served the Chamber as a board member; vice chair for member recruitment and retention; and most recently as chair-elect. She has been involved with the Chamber since…

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Funfetti for All! Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Exceeds Endowment Goal

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The Chamber is proud of our Montgomery College Scholarship Program. No other investment yields as great a return as the investment in education. At the Chamber, we know that our local economy relies on an educated workforce. To date we have raised $148,000 & awarded 90 scholarships to current students and established an endowment for future students. The #GaithersburgGermantownChamber with the help of our donors, awarded three Montgomery College students with a Montgomery College Scholarship the evening of December 7, 2017. In addition to funding current #scholarships, the Chamber has established an endowment for future giving. It is with great…

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Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Members Support Toys for Tots & Have A Lot to Be Thankful For

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (November 21, 2017) – In the words of Gandhi: “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” We give back because it teaches us find compassion within ourselves and to stay attached to values that are linked to the common good. No matter how tough you think your life is there’s always someone who has to face challenges that are even tougher than yours. And it goes in many different directions. Not only basic things like making money, getting food, or having a place to rest at night, but also…

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Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Annual Celebration Dinner & Awards Dinner to be held in December

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (November 14, 2017) – The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) will hold their Annual Celebration Dinner and Awards Ceremony on Thursday, December 7 at 6:00 p.m. at the Hilton, 620 Perry Parkway, Gaithersburg. The Annual Dinner is the Chamber’s opportunity to celebrate our successes of the year and look ahead. New officers and Board Members are announced; awards will be presented and scholarships to Montgomery College students are rewarded. This Annual Dinner presents a great opportunity to network with Chamber members, county business leaders, and government officials while enjoying a wonderful dinner and music. It’s our biggest…

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Hope Grows Child Development Center Opens Second Location in Germantown

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (November 10, 2017) – A pirate ship playground; vibrant, bold, inviting colors; an exquisite room dedicated to infants with cribs, bright mirrors, warm rugs sensory tables and more; several other classrooms full of arts and crafts supplies; clothes for dress-up and pretend play, musical instruments to explore and spaces to play, to learn and explore; and an area built for the children who are in the program before and after school, allowing them to have the opportunity to do homework as well as enjoy a broad range of engaging hands-on activities; this is what welcomes you to…

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Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Raises over $1,000 for the Lollipop Kids Foundation

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (November 9, 2017) – The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce’s (GGCC) Construction Direct Connect Group raised $1,130 for the Lollipop Kids Foundation from the groups AutumnFest Happy Hour held at Tapp’d in Bethesda. The monies were raised through event registrations, a silent auction, event games, and charitable donations. “As part of the local community, our group is focused on supporting great causes that make an impact in our backyard”, said Jerry Therrien, Principal, Therrien Waddell, Inc. & GGCC Board Member. The Lollipop Kids program creates inclusion for children living with disabilities. Parents of disabled children are riddled with…

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Family HealthCare, PC. has moved their Corporate Headquarters and Germantown Patient Care Cente

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (November 8, 2017) – The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) supported Family HealthCare, PC. and celebrated the grand opening of their new doctor office by conducting a “Ribbon Cutting” Ceremony on Tuesday, November 7, 2017. They are located at 19851 Observation Drive, Suite 250, Germantown.         Family HealthCare (FHC) is a physician-owned primary care medical practice with three locations within Montgomery County. For over 40 years, FHC has been provided wellness for families throughout Montgomery County. In 2017, FHC recommitted their patient partnership by signing an 11-year lease for a new, 12K square foot, state-of-the- art, office…

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Keys to Implementing a Successful Volunteer Program

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (November 3, 2017) –Turns out building relationships with non-profit partners and those that volunteer within your organization is essential to success. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce’s Non-Profit Group held a panel discussion on “Volunteerism – Recruitment / Retention / Empowerment“. The conversation was focused on recruiting, retaining and creating meaningful experiences for volunteers. The roundtable conversation included panelists – Sarah Burnett, Director of Corporate Engagement Programs, Leadership Montgomery; Maureen Herndon, Community Services Division Manager, City of Gaithersburg and Molly Callaway, Director, Montgomery County Volunteer Center – who gave a short overview of their work in recruiting and…

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