Press Releases

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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Couture Bridal of Maryland Relocates

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Gaithersburg, MD (March 3, 2020) – Couture Bridal of Maryland was created to provide the ultimate bridal experience & they are redefining the couture bridal boutique in their new studio in Gaithersburg, Md. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) conducted a ribbon cutting ceremony & joined Couture Bridal of Maryland to celebrate the grand opening on February 28, 2020. They are now located in the heart of Old Town Gaithersburg at 322 East Diamond Avenue. The new space boasts bridal appointment rooms that are private and spacious, so that they can provide each bride with an intimate and personalized experience…

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Chamber to Host Business Networking Expo on April 21

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Gaithersburg, MD (February 27, 2020) –The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) is pleased to announce that it will host its 2nd Annual Business Expo on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at five o’clock in the evening at BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown, Maryland. EXPOSURE: THE MEGA MIXER is back for its second year. This is a great way to view the full spectrum of Chamber member businesses; while creating a stronger business community. “This is a great way for businesses to really promote what they have to offer,” said Marilyn Balcombe, GGCC President / CEO. EXPOSURE: THE MEGA MIXER…

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Chamber Members Give Back

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Germantown, MD (February 4, 2020) –The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC), in partnership with JK Moving Services, made life sweeter for the community & supported the effort to eliminate hunger in Montgomery County through Manna Food Center at the 2nd annual Cake, Battle, & Network Richard Branson said, “doing good is good for business”. This concept rings true at the GGCC, as we are committed to working together with our businesses and community leaders to strengthen the local economy, increase opportunities for our residents, & do more good. We look for opportunities for our Chamber Members & leaders to feel…

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Upscale Senior Living Facility in Germantown Celebrates Its Grand Opening

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Germantown, MD (January 24, 2020) – Tribute at BlackHill brings high-quality senior living to Germantown, Md. It offers assisted living and memory care support for individuals experiencing memory loss, including dementia and Alzheimer’s. Local seniors and their families can now have access to a conveniently located community, at all-inclusive pricing. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) conducted a ribbon cutting ceremony & joined Tribute at BlackHill to celebrate the grand opening on January 23, 2020. Tribute at Black Hill is located at 312 Baltusrol Drive, just off I-270 in Germantown. The senior living property -, a master-planned community – is…

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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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