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Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce Awards $8,000 in Scholarships to four Montgomery College Students

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Gaithersburg, MD (December 16, 2022) – The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) is proud of its Montgomery College Scholarship Program. On the evening of December 8, 2022, at its Annual Celebration & Awards Dinner, the Chamber awarded $8,000 in scholarships to four Montgomery College students with majors in either Computer Science or Engineering. “I’m so proud of our Chamber and this scholarship program,” said Paula Ross, GGCC President & CEO. “Our local economy relies on an educated workforce. These students are the future of Montgomery County, and we are very happy to support them.” While the Chamber is proud of…

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Gaithersburg-Germantown Announces its 2023 Board of Directors

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Gaithersburg, MD (December 16, 2022) – The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) is pleased to announce its 2023 Board of Directors. They are the leaders of the business community. “I’m looking forward to another great year,” said Paula Ross, GGCC President & CEO. “We have excellent board leadership, and new programs planned for 2023; I’m excited for the year to come as we look to new ways to support our member businesses.” New Chair of the Board AJ Nwoga, Sr. Vice President at M&T Bank, commented, “We are the voice of the business community. We are the advocate for all…

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Heiromy “Romy” Nuñez Named Gaithersburg Germantown Chamber of Commerce’s 10th Annual Young Professional of the Year

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (December 14, 2022) – The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) awarded Romy Nuñez, Commercial Insurance Broker at Foresight Insurance, an independent insurance agency in Rockville, MD, as the recipient of the 10th Annual Young Professional of the Year Award (YPG) at the Chamber’s Annual Celebration Dinner & Awards Ceremony. The Young Professional of the Year Award recognizes and celebrates the accomplishments of a highly motivated, emerging leader of the Chamber’s Young Professionals Group. At Foresight Insurance, Nuñez consults with business owners to help them understand and properly manage property and casualty insurance risk for their businesses. In…

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Supporting Strategies Named the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber’s 16th Annual Small Business of the Year

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Gaithersburg MD (December 15, 2022) – The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) awarded Supporting Strategies the 16th Annual Small Business of the Year Award (SBY) on December 8, 2022, as a part of their Annual Celebration Dinner & Awards Ceremony. The award was presented to Supporting Strategies Owner Steve Barber. AJ Nwoga presented the award on behalf of M&T Bank, which sponsors the Small Business of the Year Award. The Small Business of the Year Award recognizes that small businesses are a vital part of our economy and community. The award is presented to a small business that demonstrates success,…

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Paula Ross Selected as President & CEO of Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce

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The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) Board of Directors has selected Paula Ross as its new President & CEO. Ms. Ross has extensive experience leading Montgomery County nonprofits and working hard to highlight and support Upcounty businesses. “The Board of Directors is delighted that Paula is leading the Chamber. She has the perfect combination of nonprofit leadership and knowledge of the local business community. We are confident she will serve the Chamber and our members very well,” says AJ Nwoga, Chair-Elect of the GGCC Board of Directors and a member of the search committee. “I’m thrilled to join the Chamber…

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Ribbon-Cutting Event Officially Marks the Opening of Optimum Interiors

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Gaithersburg, MD – October 14, 2022 – Optimum Interiors, a subdivision of Optimum Group, Inc., celebrated the grand opening of their beautiful showroom in Rockville, MD, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) and Assistant to Senator Ken Reichard conducted the ribbon cutting with the team behind Optimum Interiors, including owner and founder Omar Elrahimy at their new showroom on Redland Road in Rockville, Maryland, on Friday, October 14, 2022, at 11 am. The new Optimum Interiors is a must-see for any considering remodeling their home. Anyone interested can visit their Design Center and set up meetings…

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Ribbon-Cutting Event Officially Marks the Opening Universal Floor Mats

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Gaithersburg, MD – September 23, 2022 – Universal Floor Mats, a new organization dedicated to providing affordable and quality solutions to your flooring needs, celebrated the grand opening of the local office in Gaithersburg with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) along with Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman and Assistant to the Senator Ken Reichard conducted the ribbon cutting with the team behind Universal Floor Mats including owner and founder Tina Perera at their new office space off Washingtonian Boulevard in Gaithersburg Maryland on Friday, September 23, 2022, at 11 am. Universal Floor Mats brings you expertise from…

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GGCC Annual Membership Picnic Held on September 15th

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (September 16, 2022) – The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) honored its volunteers, showed its commitment to volunteerism and recognize its Chamber stars at the Annual Membership Picnic event on Thursday, September 15, 2022. The event was held at and was sponsored by Smokey Glen Farm Barbequers, Inc. in Gaithersburg. The GGCC holds its annual picnic in honor of its volunteers who generously give their time and talents to the Chamber. These remarkable people are an integral part of the Chamber and its success. The GGCC has over one hundred active volunteers who help the GGCC remain…

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Ribbon-Cutting Event Officially Marks the Opening of The Jackie Legend Foundation

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Gaithersburg, MD – September 15, 2022 – The Jackie Legend Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing foster care adolescents with resources to achieve a brighter future in business, celebrated the grand opening of the organization in Gaithersburg with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) and local representatives conducted the ribbon cutting with the team behind the Jackie Legend Foundation including Jackie Legend herself at their new office space off Washingtonian Boulevard in Gaithersburg Maryland on Tuesday, September 13, 2022, at 11 am. At the Jackie Legend Foundation, their goal is to offer a professional environment where…

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Tee It High. Let It Fly. GGCC to Host its 32nd Annual Business Golf Classic

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (August 18, 2022) –The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) will host its 32nd Annual Business Golf Classic at Worthington Manor Golf Club, 8329 Fingerboard Road, Urbana, Maryland on Friday, September 9. 2022. 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 is all about. Our golf tournament is a great time to do just that – meet new people, reconnect with others. It is also a safe…

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