Press Releases

MY PERSPECTIVE AS A GGCC INTERN

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The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) is delighted to introduce you to its Summer intern Donavia Ramsay. 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”. If you have the capability to take on an intern, please contact a local high school and get involved. Our Director of Marketing, Laura Rowles, mentors the students and instills valuable first-hand knowledge of potential future career paths. It is truly rewarding. Now a little bit about Donavia in her own words….

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Every Wrinkle Tells a Story at Tribute at Black Hill

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Gaithersburg, MD (August 19, 2019) – Coming January 2020 is Tribute at Black Hill, an assisted living and memory care community for older adults. With a decade of incredible growth, Tribute at Black Hill is the latest community in the Thrive Senior Living (TSL) portfolio. TSL creates “communities where Elders would not only love to live, but Thrive”. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) supported Tribute at Black Hill at the grand opening of their welcome center on August 15, 2019. The welcome center is located at 19728 Germantown Road in Germantown. The senior living community will open in 2020…

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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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