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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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Quince Orchard Dental Care Celebrates Perfecting That “Long, Lasting Perfect Smile” for Eight Years

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Germantown, MD (October 9, 2019) – The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) joined Quince Orchard Dental Care on October 7, 2019 to celebrate the grand opening of its new dental office in Gaithersburg, Md. Celebrating eight-years in business, Quince Orchard Dental Care opened its new state-of-the-art dental office located 845-H Quince Orchard Boulevard in Gaithersburg, Md. Quince Orchard Dental Care is a multi-specialty dental practice. At the practice, their mission is “to make people healthy”, with an aim to get 20 million people healthy by 2020. They are striving to do their part by helping 10,000 people be on the…

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Urgent Care. Primary Care. Walk-In Care. Patient First Health Center in Germantown – Now Open – Provides All Three

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Germantown, MD (October 4, 2019) – The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) joined Patient First on October 2, 2019 to celebrate the grand opening of its new walk-in treatment center in Germantown, Md. Patient First opened its new medical center in Germantown, MD, on Thursday, October 3, 2019. The medical center, located in the Milestone Shopping Center at 21044 Frederick Road, Germantown, will provide the area with walk-in, non-appointment access to urgent and primary medical care services from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. 365 days a year, including all holidays. The Germantown location is the 19th Patient First in the…

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Oktoberfest is Back in Germantown!

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Germantown, MD (October 1, 2019) – Enjoy your Oktoberfest shenanigans in Germantown, Maryland on Saturday, October 5, 2019. The Oktoberfest Germantown Parade and Festivities is going to be Germantown’s largest event of the year. The festival committee is committed to making this the best event for the Germantown & surrounding communities. “It’s great to see the Oktoberfest coming back to Germantown”, said Marilyn Balcombe, president / CEO of the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce. “We are thrilled to be part of bringing the community together’. The festival will begin – at 10:00 a.m.- with a parade of over thirty-five units that…

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“Live Life Seamlessly” at Comcast’s New Xfinity Store in the RIO Washingtonian Center

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Gaithersburg, MD (September 26, 2019) – The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) joined Comcast today to celebrate the grand opening of its new Xfinity Store located at 31 Grand Corner Avenue, Suite 31, in the RIO Shopping Center in Gaithersburg, Md. The Gaithersburg Xfinity Store is the 25th one to open in the region, and the second store in Montgomery County, Md. The other Xfinity store is in Aspen Hill. Each store features areas highlighting products and services such as Xfinity Home, Xfinity Mobile, Xfinity Internet and Xfinity X1. There’s also a dedicated space for Comcast Business customers to talk…

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Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Awards Six-Year-Old for Bravery

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (September 24, 2019) – At the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) annual public safety awards breakfast, six-year-old Kaltoum Fakri was unable to join us to be awarded the 2nd annual Chamber Community Award, so we were delighted that she could join us – with her family- at our annual membership picnic on September 19, 2019. The 2nd annual Chamber Community Award recipient was six-year-old Kaltoum Fakri, who saved her mother’s life over the Summer. This is a story of bravery. Fakri’s mom wasn’t breathing and she tried to wake her, but nothing was working. She acted fast,…

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Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Honors Its Volunteers and Awards Four

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (September 23, 2019) –In a time-honored tradition, the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) honored its volunteers at its membership picnic. The Business Networking after Five event on Thursday, September 19, 2019. The event was held at and sponsored by Smokey Glen Farm Barbequers, Inc. in Gaithersburg. The GGCC holds its annual picnic in honor of its volunteers who generously give their time and talents to the Chamber. These remarkable people are an integral part of the Chamber and its success. The event is held annually at Smokey Glen Farm – an active supporter of the GGCC –…

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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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