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Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Celebrates 70-Year Milestone 70-Years in Business, Relationship Building, Advocacy, and Success

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Gaithersburg, MD (December 11, 2019) – It’s been 70 years since the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) came into existence. Over two hundred business leaders gathered on December 5 at the Doubletree by Hilton to celebrate the Chamber at its platinum gala. The evening was a celebration of the partnerships the Chamber has to help grow and sustain a healthy local economy. The GGCC continues to support & serve start-ups, and small to large sized businesses, by being a premier platform for visibility and growth. In addition, to celebrating the milestone & business, the GGCC 2020 Board of Directors were…

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Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Awards Over $15K in Montgomery College Scholarships

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (December 11, 2019) – The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) is proud of its Montgomery College Scholarship Program. Our local economy relies on an educated workforce. The Chamber Scholarship program provides financial assistance to Montgomery College students pursuing higher education. Each year, with the help of its donors, the Chamber awards students Montgomery College Scholarships at its Annual Celebration Dinner & Awards Ceremony. On the evening of December 5, 2019, the Chamber awarded $15,220 in scholarships to seven Montgomery College students, with different majors– cybersecurity, computer, chemical & mechanical engineering, bioengineering & computer science. “It’s important for…

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Bella Ballet Named the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber’s Small Business of the Year

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (December 11, 2019) – The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber (GGCC) awarded Bella Ballet, LLC as the recipient of the 13th Annual Small Business of the Year Award (SBY) on December 5, 2019; as a part of their Annual Celebration Dinner & Awards Ceremony. The award was presented by Aj Nwoga with M&T Bank. The Small Business of the Year Award recognizes small businesses, which are a vital part of our economy and community. The award is presented to the small business that demonstrates success, community involvement, and excellent customer relations. Bella Ballet is a staple in the Kentlands and…

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Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber 2020 Board of Directors Inducted

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (December 10, 2019) – The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) is pleased to announce its 2020 Board of Directors. They are the leaders of the business community. “We have a great group of business leaders at the helm of the Chamber,” said Marilyn Balcombe, GGCC President / CEO. “They are ready to help create a vibrant local economy. We are truly fortunate in our community to have this level of commitment.” The board was inducted on Thursday, December 5, 2019. The ceremony was conducted by City of Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman, at the Doubletree by Hilton, 620…

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Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Names its Young Professional of the Year

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (December 11, 2019) – The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber (GGCC) awarded Stephanie Evans, partner at Evans Legacy Group at RE/MAX Realty Group, as the recipient of the 7th Annual Young Professional of the Year Award (YPG) at the Chamber’s Annual Celebration Dinner & Awards Ceremony. The award was presented by Laura Volovski of Adventist HealthCare. Adventist HealthCare was the sponsor of this year’s Young Professional of the Year award. “Stephanie is exactly what is right with the new generation of business leaders. She’s smart, she’s savvy, and she gives back to the community”, said Marilyn Balcombe, GGCC President /…

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Mynx Lash Atelier & Institute Celebrates Grand Opening

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Gaithersburg, MD (November 22, 2019) –Mynx Lash Atelier & Institute owner & CEO, Layla Nottham, started the business in the basement of her parent’s basement, and now is the owner of a very chic, sleek, artsy, & savvy studio in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Mynx was built from a humbled foundation, and has transformed into a place for the community to come in and feel at home, while transforming themselves through the art of beauty. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) conducted a ribbon cutting ceremony & joined Mynx Lash Atelier & Institute to celebrate the grand opening of their institute located…

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Darnestown Smiles Officially Opens Its Doors

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Germantown, MD (November 22, 2019) –Darnestown Smiles has officially opened its doors & they are excited to be a part of the community. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) conducted a ribbon cutting ceremony & joined Darnestown Smiles to celebrate the grand opening of their dental office located at 14128 Darnestown Road, Germantown. They are a brand-new dental practice, excited to join the Darnestown, Poolesville, Gaithersburg, and Germantown communities to offer high quality dental care to individuals of all ages. Dr. Sridevi Yellepeddy & her team are committed to providing the finest care using effective treatment protocols, superior dental materials,…

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M&T Relocates Headquarters to Rockville, MD

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Rockville, MD (November 20, 2019) – M&T Bank has a new place to call home. They officially opened the doors to their new regional headquarters – located at 77 Upper Rock Cir., Ste. 800, Rockville – on November 14, 2019. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) joined M&T Bank to celebrate the grand opening. M&T Bank provides financial services & great banking experiences while developing enduring relationships with their customers. M&T Bank continues its leadership in small businesses lending, ranking No. 7 nationally and No. 1 in many of its major communities for the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) fiscal…

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Educating Tomorrow’s Workforce Future Link Maryland Relocates Office

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Rockville, MD (November 14, 2019) – “Closing the Opportunity Divide in Montgomery County” is one step closer as Future Link, Inc. opened its doors to its brand-new suite in Rockville, Maryland. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) joined Future Link to celebrate the grand opening of its new office, located at 15 West Gude Drive, Suite 150, Rockville, on November 13, 2019. Future Link provides educational and mentoring support to at-risk young adults working towards a brighter future. They provide low-income, first-generation-to-college young adults with the tools, skills and resources to achieve lasting economic self-sufficiency. Their two-phase program begins with…

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Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Holds Annual Legislative Breakfast

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Germantown, MD (October 16, 2019) – Fourteen years ago, the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) established the Upcounty Business Breakfast Briefing (UCBBB) which affords Chamber members and Upcounty Business Leaders an opportunity to discuss legislative issues with their elected officials. On Wednesday, October 16, 2019, the GGCC was honored to have Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich; and State Senators Cheryl Kagan, District 17; and Brian Feldman, District 15, as their guest speakers at its 14th Annual UCBBB. “It’s always great to have our County and State leaders meet with our business leaders,” said Marilyn Balcombe, GGCC President/CEO The event was…

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