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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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Revive DMV Brings Wellness to the Community

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Gaithersburg, MD (May 14, 2021) – A variety of vitamin injections and vitamin infusion are now available to you at Revive DMV in the RIO. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) conducted a COVID-19 ribbon cutting ceremony & joined Revive DMV to celebrate their grand opening on May 13, 2021. They are located at 26-A Grand Corner Avenue, in Gaithersburg.  “The Rio is hopping,” said Marilyn Balcombe, GGCC president. “This is our third ribbon cutting there in the past year. We need to support our small businesses if we want them to survive and thrive.” Revive DMV provides rejuvenation therapy…

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April is Financial Literacy Month

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April is Financial Literacy Month – an entire month dedicated to underscoring the importance of learning, establishing and maintaining healthy financial habits. This is an excellent opportunity to review and upgrade your financial means. As society’s needs change, and our spending priorities and patterns change, so do the financial services and products we rely on. Do you have questions? Do you know who to ask? Take a look at all of our Financial Chamber Members and start building a foundation for a brighter and financially astute future.  #financialliteracy #NationalFinancialLiteracyMonth

Create Memories at We Art Fun in Germantown

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Gaithersburg, MD (March 19, 2021) – Create your own masterpiece at Germantown’s newest art studio, We Art Fun. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) conducted a COVID-19 ribbon cutting ceremony & joined We Art Fun to celebrate their grand opening on March 18, 2021. They are located at 19847 Century Boulevard, Unit G, in Germantown.  They offer pieces of ceramic, including painting supplies, for families and friends to paint and customize. Customers can select from two options – shop online and paint at home, or paint at the studio. We Art Fun is the perfect spot for birthdays, showers, playdates,…

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