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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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Young Professional Groups Build Relationships and More

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (August 3, 2017) – The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce Young Professional Group (GGCC) and Frederick County Chamber Generation Connect joined forces to bring its members together for a happy hour at Attaboy Beer in Frederick on August 2, 2017. Over 100 emerging leaders attended the exclusive event. It was an enjoyable opportunity to meet some new faces, enjoy a cocktail and learn more about one another. The goal of the event was for members from both Chambers to engage with other like-minded business professionals to further their career, strengthen their professional image or just meet new friends….

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Twenty Public Safety Officials Honored at Chamber’s Public Safety Breakfast

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (July 17, 2017) – The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) honored twenty Upcounty Police Officers and a Firefighter at their 22nd Annual Public Safety Awards Breakfast on Friday, July 14. The event was held at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds. The Annual Public Safety Awards honor the Law Enforcement, Fire & Rescue, and Emergency Service professionals protecting the Upcounty of Montgomery County, Maryland. They protect our homes, businesses, schools, and families every day. Each year we celebrate their achievements, outstanding service, and commitment to the community. The awards program provides the business community with an opportunity to publicly…

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