Young Professional Groups Build Relationships and More

(l:r) Laura Lokey, Marketing Coordinator, Frederick County Chamber of Commerce; Ken Oldham, President and CEO United Way of Frederick County; and Laura Rowles, Director of Events & Marketing, Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce at the Joint Happy Hour Event on August 2, 2017 at Attaboy Beer.  (Photo compliments of Chelsea Selby, GGCC)

(l:r) Laura Lokey, Marketing Coordinator, Frederick County Chamber of Commerce; Ken Oldham, President and CEO United Way of Frederick County; and Laura Rowles, Director of Events & Marketing, Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce at the Joint Happy Hour Event on August 2, 2017 at Attaboy Beer.
(Photo compliments of Chelsea Selby, GGCC)

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.

While the business side of the networking was outstanding for sourcing new potential clients and developing mutually beneficial relationships, it was also a great success for multiple individuals who noted they could possibly see friendships developing soon.

“We want to support strong business to business networking,” said PJ Horan, Senior Partner, Mass Mutual Greater Washington “YPG events offer a unique opportunity to gain valuable perspective in a relaxed environment, of which I personally am enjoying. I thought the eclectic mix of personalities amongst the Gaithersburg-Germantown and Frederick Chambers combined truly provided for a fresh blend of conversation. Last night was a success.”

The evening was a little more than just building relationships, both Chambers united to make positive change by donating school supplies for United Way of Frederick County’sStuff the Bus”. Tons of folders, markers, pencils, notebooks, scissors, rulers and more lined Sanger Avenue in front of Attaboy Brewery. It was endearing to see so many emerging leaders donating items ensuring that children would have the essential supplies to begin the school year. “In 2016, over 1,500 FCPS students benefited from the drive, more than 77 collection sites were set up, and 33,000+ items were collected in five school buses,” according to the United Way website. United Way Frederick President and CEO Ken Oldham said this year’s goal is “ten school buses”. To learn more about the program and how you can assist visit: www.unitedwayfrederick.org/stuffthebus.

To learn more about the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber, visit us at: www.ggchamber.org. Twitter at @GGCCNEWS

To learn more about the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce, visit them at: www.frederickchamber.org.


The GGCC is active in providing business-to-business networking opportunities throughout the year: a collective voice in local, regional, and state legislative affairs, professional development opportunities and other services that enhance the business environment.

The GGCC is located at 910 Clopper Road, Suite 205N, Gaithersburg, MD. To learn more about the GGCC visit us at www.ggchamber.org.

Find us on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Gaithersburg-Germantown-Chamber-of-Commerce/64339954570. Or on Twitter at: @GGCCNEWS.