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FORE. GGCC Holds 30th Annual Business Golf Classic

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (September 15, 2020) –The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) held its 30th Annual Business Golf Classic at Worthington Manor Golf Club, 8329 Fingerboard Road, Urbana, Maryland on Friday, September 11, 2020. Tournament participants enjoyed a variety of competitions in addition to 18 holes of scramble golf tournament play. “It was a great outing”, said Marilyn Balcombe, GGCC Executive Director. “Everyone stayed safe & it was nice to be able to see everyone.” The chamber’s tournament affords golfers the opportunity to grow their business & play golf at the same time; and the opportunity to network. Given the…

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Chamber Awards Twenty-One Public Safety Officials

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (August 28, 2020) – Twenty-five years of honoring the Upcounty’s finest continued despite the coronavirus pandemic. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) honored twenty-one Upcounty Police Officers, Firefighters, and Paramedics at their 25th Annual Public Safety Awards on Friday, August 28, 2020 This event honors our public safety personnel and first responders from Montgomery County Upcounty’s fire & police departments, and Office of the Sheriff, who have exemplified extraordinary heroic actions and exceptional performance of their duties. “Honoring our first responders is one of the most important things the Chamber does each year,” said Marilyn Balcombe, GGCC president. ”Even…

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Chamber to Award Public Safety Officials

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (August 3, 2020) – Twenty-five years of honoring the Upcounty’s finest will continue despite the coronavirus pandemic. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) will honor over twenty Upcounty Police Officers, Special Operations Teams, Firefighters, and Paramedics at their 25th Annual Virtual Public Safety Awards on Friday, August 28, 2020 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 channel Friday, August…

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Tee It High. Let It Fly. GGCC to Host its 30th Annual Business Golf Classic

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (August 3, 2020) –The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) will host its 30th Annual Business Golf Classic at Worthington Manor Golf Club, 8329 Fingerboard Road, Urbana, Maryland on Friday, September 11, 2020. 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’s all about. Our golf tournament is a great time to do just that – meet new people, reconnect with others. It’s also a safe way to…

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Chamber to Host COVID-19 Webinar

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (July 13, 2020) – As top scientists around the world are working to eradicate COVID-19, the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) will be joined by AstraZeneca at its “United in the Search of a COVID-19 Vaccine” webinar on Thursday, July 16, 2020 at Noon. In these unprecedented times, the biohealth industry is coming together to achieve one shared goal: to beat COVID-19. And it is happening in our back yard. As Maryland & Montgomery County gradually lift the confinement measures, it is clear that vaccine represents our best hope of moving out from under the shadow of…

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Make Your own Cinnamon Rolls in Downtown Crown

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Gaithersburg, MD (June 23, 2020) – You can now enjoy “create your own” cinnamon rolls and other sweet treats at Cinnaholic Gaithersburg.The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) conducted a COVID-19 ribbon cutting ceremony & joined Cinnaholic Downtown Crown to celebrate their grand opening on June 18, 2020. They are located at 230 Crown Park Avenue in Gaithersburg.They offer a unique experience, specializing in fresh baked cinnamon rolls that we make from scratch that come hot out of the oven all day. The Old Skool roll is the classic with vanilla frosting, but you can customize your roll by choosing from…

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Hey MoCo — Eat Up! Upcounty

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I think it’s safe to assume the landscape of the service industry has changed dramatically. Ordering delivery and takeout has become a lifeline for restaurants and customers alike. As someone who has worked in the industry – in many facets from the back & front of the house & in management – my heart goes out to them. The National Restaurant Association has reported “the restaurant industry, more than any other industry in the nation, has suffered the most significant sales and job losses since the COVID-19 outbreak began. So far, more than 8 million restaurant employees have been laid…

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Times Are Complex, But Our Restaurants are Still There for You

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Gaithersburg, MD (March 24, 2020) –No dine-in & take-out only signs are plastered all over county restaurant doors after Governor Larry Hogan’s order of the closure of bars and restaurants, and the prohibition on gatherings of more than 50 people—an effort to curtail the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) has launched a restaurant directory designed to promote take out, pick up, and food delivery options in the Upcounty of Montgomery County, Maryland. There is no better day to launch than on “Great American Takeout Day”. A national initiative calling on everyone in the nation…

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To Our Members & Community Partners:

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Over the past few weeks, it’s become clear that the world is facing an unprecedented challenge with the coronavirus pandemic. Like you, we are deeply concerned and want to do what we can to help keep our community and our members safe and healthy.  On behalf of the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber staff and Board of Directors, we wanted to send a personal note to you to let you know how we are responding to the situation. Personal Health – First and foremost is your safety and the safety of our community. Although no cases of coronavirus have been confirmed amongst our members,…

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Good People Acupuncture & Wellness Brings Balance to Lives

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Gaithersburg, MD (March 16, 2020) –Your mental and physical health is the top priority at Good People Acupuncture & Wellness. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) conducted a ribbon cutting ceremony & joined Good People Acupuncture & Wellness to celebrate their grand opening on March 13, 2020. They are now located at 8921 Shady Grove Court in Gaithersburg. At Good People Acupuncture & Wellness there is a combination of traditional Oriental methods with modern technology to promote improvements in the patients’ physical and mental wellbeing. In other words, ancient healing is used for modern living. Setting them apart from the…

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