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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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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…

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Chamber Presented with 70-Year Milestone Citation

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Gaithersburg, MD (March 21, 2019) – Maryland Department of Commerce Secretary Kelly Schulz presented the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) with a citation from Governor Larry Hogan commemorating its 70-year milestone on March 20, 2019. In her remarks she applauded the Chamber on its accomplishments and sent best wishes for future success. Montgomery County Councilmember Sidney Katz joined Schulz and presented the Chamber with a certificate declaring March 20, 2019 as “Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce Day” in the 3rd District of Montgomery County. “This is an exciting year for us”, said Marilyn Balcombe, GGCC President / CEO. “We have been…

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Dance Education is Blossoming in Gaithersburg

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Gaithersburg, MD (March 6, 2019) – Dancers are given an encouraging environment to grow & excel their dance education at Impact Performing Arts, LLC. The Impact team “supports dancers to grow artistically and academically, and develop them into well-rounded individuals”. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) supported Impact Performing Arts, LLC on the grand opening of their new dance studio on March 5, 2019. They are located at 200 Perry Parkway, Suite 7, Gaithersburg, Maryland. The company offers upwards of fifteen styles of dance for students ranging from three to eighteen. Impact is a dance school and company focusing on…

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Chamber Members Bake for Good

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Gaithersburg, MD (February 28, 2019) – In order to achieve success, we must be open to collaboration with others. Partnerships can come in all shapes and sizes & regardless of who you partner with, partnerships can help unlock access to an entirely new community; or in this case benefit the community. Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) members & guests gathered at JK Moving Services in Gaithersburg, Maryland on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 for its Business Networking Before Nine. This wasn’t your typical business networking event, it was two-fold, networking for work & networking for good. What stemmed from an annual…

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Chamber Networking Event to Raise Awareness for Food Insecurity in County

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Gaithersburg, MD (February 22, 2019) –Five thousand Montgomery County Public School students have experienced -over the past seven years- King Arthur Flour’s “Bake for Good” program at Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus (JHU). The kids program affords them the opportunity to share what it feels like to bake and give to those in need. King Arthur Flour (KAF) wanted to take it up a notch this year and take on an entire city for a month. The concept is simple, pledge to share a homemade baked good with a loved one or someone in your community, all while addressing…

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Gaithersburg Has a New IT Company

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Gaithersburg, MD (February 12, 2019) – TeamLogic IT -a local IT company with a national presence- in Gaithersburg is officially open for business. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) supported TeamLogic IT on the grand opening of their new location on Friday, February 8, 2019. They are located at 12105 Darnestown Road #10, Gaithersburg, Maryland. They provide IT Services and Solutions to enable business growth, increase productivity, and to reduce business risks. TeamLogic IT owner, Chip-Yong Ng. has a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. He is skilled in project management, operations management, requirements analysis,…

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The Chamber Weighs in on the MARC Rail Communities Sector Plan

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PUBLIC HEARING TESTIMONY MARC Rail Communities Sector Plan – Boyds and Germantown | Marilyn Balcombe, President & CEO February 13, 2019 The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber has actively engaged in the development of Germantown for most of our 70 years. When the 1989 Master Plan was updated with the 2009 Germantown Employment Area Sector Plan, the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber commissioned a study by the Urban Land Institute as a precursor to the master plan review.  We are invested in the Germantown reaching its full potential and welcome  the MARC Rail Communities Sector Plan. With seven MARC train stations between Points of Rock and the…

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