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Freedom Mortgage is Now RoundPoint Mortgage

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Gaithersburg, MD (October 15, 2021) – In August, Freedom Mortgage Corporation and RoundPoint Mortgage Servicing Corporation announced they have completed their previously announced merger. Today, the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) conducted a ribbon cutting ceremony & joined RoundPoint Mortgage to celebrate their rebrand launch. The Gaithersburg RoundPoint Mortgage team, located at 257 Market Street in Gaithersburg, joined the GGCC three years ago and have been not only big advocates of the Chamber, but big supporters.   City of Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman proclaimed October 15, 2021, as “RoundPoint Mortgage Day”. RoundPoint offers a wide array of mortgage products to meet…

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Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Hires New Director of Membership

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (August 30, 2021 ) – The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) welcomes Stephen R. McDow II as their new Director of Membership. McDow brings more than 15 years’ experience providing marketing, outreach, partnership relations, and program development services and strategies to small businesses, startup businesses, non-profits, and trade associations. He believes that local and community-based businesses are key to building strong and resilient eco-systems that is both representative and reflective of its community. McDow is passionate about using his experience and professional background to help equitably build a highly attached and inter-connected economy and community that is…

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Get the Results You Deserve at Germantown Chiropractic

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Germantown, MD (August 24, 2021) – The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) conducted a ribbon cutting ceremony & joined Germantown Chiropractic LLC to celebrate their grand opening August 24, 2021. They are located 19508 Doctors Drive, Unit B in Germantown.  “It’s always great to add new businesses to the community,” said Marilyn Balcombe, GGCC president. “Adding quality health care services to Germantown is fantastic.” Germantown Chiropractic, led by Dr. Sima Soltani, is a warm and welcoming office that is centered around family and love. They offer chiropractic service to those suffering from headaches/migraines, back or neck pain, sciatica, work injuries, carpal…

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Chamber Awards Fifty-Eight Public Safety Officials

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (July 30, 2021) – Twenty-six years of honoring the Upcounty’s finest continued despite the coronavirus pandemic. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) honored fifty-eight Upcounty Police Officers & Public Safety Emergency Communications Specialists at their 26th Annual Public Safety Awards on Friday, July 30, 2021. This event honors the public safety personnel and first responders from Montgomery County Upcounty’s fire & police and sheriff departments, who have exemplified extraordinary heroic actions and exceptional performance of their duties. “It is our honor to award our first responders for everything they do every day to make our community safe,” said Marilyn…

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Things are Shakin’ in Germantown

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Germantown, MD (July 12, 2021) – Two former nurses turned small business owners are now whipping up gourmet protein shakes & energy teas in Germantown. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) conducted a ribbon cutting ceremony & joined MoCo Nutrition LLC to celebrate their grand opening July 9, 2021. They are located 19857 Century Boulevard, Unit B in Germantown. “We are so happy to have MoCo Nutrition in Germantown,” said Marilyn Balcombe, GGCC president. “It’s a great store and the shakes are delicious!”They are a nutrition club open to all and provide protein shakes loaded with plant-based protein, vitamins, and…

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Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber to Award Public Safety Officials

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (June 10, 2021) – Twenty-six years of honoring the Upcounty’s finest will continue this July. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) will honor sixty- two Upcounty Police Officers, Special Operations Teams, Firefighters, Emergency Communication Specialists and Paramedics at their 26th Annual Virtual Public Safety Awards on Friday, July 30, 2021. 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 via the Chamber’s YouTube…

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MY PERSPECTIVE AS A GGCC INTERN

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Even though the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) team has been working remote, they were able to accept an intern for the 2020-2021 school year. It was our pleasure to have Isaac Shulman work alongside us. There was no one better suited to ride out the pandemic with us. The Chamber is so honored to be able to participate in the Montgomery County Public Schools Internship program. It is a wonderful opportunity for the students to get hands-on experience and learn about the “real world”. The GGCC’s President, Marilyn Balcombe; Director of Marketing, Laura Rowles; and Director of Membership, Chelsea Selby, mentor the students…

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GGCC & TennisPlex Give Back to the Community

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Germantown, MD (June 3, 2021) – Fifteen hundred dollars was raised through tennis lessons for the Upcounty Consolidation Hub at BlackRock Center for the Arts. The Montgomery TennisPlex and its coaches along with the support from the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) gave back to the local community by offering private, semi-private and customized group lessons. “TennisPlex wanted to give back to the local community especially after the last 18 very challenging months,” said Jack Schore, founder & CEO, Montgomery TennisPlex. “So, we thought what better way than to have our amazing coaching staff donate their time and tennis knowledge…

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Get Your Gelato in the Rio

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Gaithersburg, MD (May 24, 2021) – The ultimate dessert experience is now available to you at Fantasticks Gelato Bar. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) conducted a ribbon cutting ceremony & joined Fantasticks Gelato Bar Stellar Living to celebrate their grand opening on May 21, 2021. They are located 215 Boardwalk Place in Gaithersburg.  “This was one of our sweetest ribbon cuttings” said Marilyn Balcombe, GGCC president. “Fantasticks is a great addition to the neighborhood. We commend them for their perseverance through a very difficult time and so glad they are finally open.” Creamy, cool deliciousness awaits you right here…

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JPAR Stellar Living Comes to Gaithersburg

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Gaithersburg, MD (May 20, 2021) – JPAR Stellar Living Real Estate is a 100% commission real estate brokerage firm and they have officially expanded their footprint in Maryland. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) conducted a ribbon cutting ceremony & joined JPAR Stellar Living to celebrate their grand opening on May 19, 2021. They are located at 800 S Frederick Avenue, Suite 200 in Gaithersburg.  “JPAR is a great asset to our area”, said Marilyn Balcombe, GGCC president. “They are very community minded and do everything they can to increase homeownership in our community. We are so happy to welcome…

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