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Chamber Awards Forty-Nine First Responders

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (July 16, 2019) – The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) honored forty-nine Upcounty Police Officers, Special Operations Teams, Firefighters, and Paramedics at its 24th Annual Public Safety Awards Breakfast. “It’s so important for the community to take a moment and thank our first responders for all that they do to keep us safe,” said Marilyn Balcombe, GGCC President / CEO. First responders from the City of Gaithersburg Police Department, Montgomery County Police 5th & 6th Districts, Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Services, Germantown Volunteer Fire & Rescue Services, Maryland State Police, and Montgomery County Sheriff’s office and…

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Asbury’s McFarland Joins Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Board

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (July 1, 2019) – Mia McFarland, Director of Residential Living at Asbury Methodist Village (AMV) has joined the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce board of directors. She is the Director of Residential Living at AMV where her sole goal “is to showcase to the world that older adults continue to live vibrant, meaningful lives when they retire”. McFarland holds a Masters in Health Services Administration from The George Washington University. 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…

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Dave & Buster’s Opens in the RIO

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Gaithersburg, MD (July 2, 2019) – You can enjoy the latest and greatest games, ultimate sports-viewing, extraordinary food and remarkable drinks at Dave & Buster’s in the RIO. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) supported Dave & Buster’s at the grand opening on July 1, 2019. They recently renovated the space -formerly known as Sport & Health- at 9811 Washingtonian Boulevard, Suite H, Gaithersburg, Maryland. “We are thrilled to have Dave & Buster’s in Gaithersburg,” said Marilyn Balcombe, GGCC president. “It will be a great & fun addition to the community.” Dave & Buster’s occupies a 35,000-square-foot at the RIO…

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Chamber to Award Public Safety Officials

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (June 13, 2019) – The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) will honor over forty Upcounty Police Officers, Special Operations Teams, Firefighters, and Paramedics at their 24th Annual Public Safety Awards Breakfast on Friday, July 12, 2019. This event honors our public safety personnel and first responders from Montgomery County Upcounty’s fire & police departments, Maryland State Police, 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 12, 2019 from 7:30-10:00 a.m. at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds, Heritage Building, 16 Chestnut Street, Gaithersburg. This year…

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New Owners of Grape Escape Make First Appearance at Chamber Wine Tasting

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (May 24, 2019) – Guests enjoyed tastings of Grape Escape’s best wines, gourmet food and specialty fancy food samplings from area chefs and artisanal food makers at the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) 16th Annual Wine Tasting. The tasting was held on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at the Kentlands Mansion in Gaithersburg. Over 100 area business leaders were in attendance. The Chamber’s wine tasting affords business professionals the opportunity to meet, network and share ideas over wine. The wines are paired with small bites from nine Chamber Members and good conversation. It is a great opportunity to…

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Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Celebrates National Small Business Week

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (May 13, 2019) – The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) supports small business and there’s no better time to do that than National Small Business Week. At the GGCC, every day is a celebration of business. Small businesses are vital to economic development in Montgomery County.  One week a year, we are afforded the opportunity to go above & beyond to recognize the critical contributions of the Upcounty’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. This year, the IRS marked the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) National Small Business Week as May 5-11, 2019. National Small Business Week recognizes the…

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Madison House Autism Foundation Celebrates Grand Opening

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Gaithersburg, MD (May 10, 2019) – The Madison House Autism Foundation has a new home to address the needs of adults on the autism spectrum. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) supported the Madison House Autism Foundation on the grand opening of their new office space on May 10, 2019. They recently relocated to 820 W. Diamond Avenue, Suite 120, Gaithersburg, Maryland. Revere Bank is supporting the foundation by leasing the space rent free. “We are thrilled that Madison House Autism Foundation has located their offices in Gaithersburg,” said Marilyn Balcombe, GGCC president. “They are a fantastic organization and a…

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Madison House Autism Foundation Celebrates Grand Opening

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Gaithersburg, MD (May 10, 2019) – The Madison House Autism Foundation has a new home to address the needs of adults on the autism spectrum. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) supported the Madison House Autism Foundation on the grand opening of their new office space on May 10, 2019. They recently relocated to 820 W. Diamond Avenue, Suite 120, Gaithersburg, Maryland. Revere Bank is supporting the foundation by leasing the space rent free. “We are thrilled that Madison House Autism Foundation has located their offices in Gaithersburg,” said Marilyn Balcombe, GGCC president. “They are a fantastic organization and a…

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Hundreds Flock to Chamber’s Upcounty Business Expo

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Gaithersburg, MD (April 18, 2019) –The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce’s (GGCC) first annual “EXPOsure: The Mega Mixer”, brought together hundreds of entrepreneurs, corporate executives and business professionals to BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown, Maryland. The Chamber’s mission is “to serve, represent and be the leading advocate for the interests of our membership in ways that enhance the business environment, quality of life, and well-being of our unique communities”. The Chamber believes this first-time event is a true testament of that statement. “The Expo is really what the Chamber is all about”, said Marilyn Balcombe, GGCC president. “Businesses meeting…

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Assisted Living Care Home in Montgomery Village Under New Ownership

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Gaithersburg, MD (March 29, 2019) – Beautiful gardens & a cozy living room welcomed Chamber Members at the Atrium Victoria Home, Inc. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) supported Atrium Assisted Living Homes on the grand opening of their new Atrium Victoria Home, Inc. on March 28, 2019. They are located at 9704 Inaugural Way, Montgomery Village, Maryland. Atrium Homes has been providing assisted-living care, for its residents, for twenty years in three different homes throughout Montgomery County. Each of their homes has a certain niche. The fourth & newest home in the portfolio is “The Victoria”. This home has earned its reputation of the residents…

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