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GGCC opposes County Council Bill 42-23

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GGCC is opposing County Council bill 42-23 and has issued a joint statement with the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce, and the Greater Silver Spring Chamber of Commerce. On behalf of the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce, Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce, Greater Silver Spring Chamber of Commerce, and Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce, we recommend against supporting Bill 42-23, Menstrual Products Access and Equity Act as currently drafted. While we commend the good intentions of the bill in seeking to further address real concerns, our chambers ask that the Council oppose this bill and…

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GGCC opposes County Council Bills 34-23 and 35-23

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The GGCC has sent letters in opposition to County Council Bills 34-23 (Establishment of a Wage Commission) and 35-23 (Elimination of the Tipped Wage Credit). Please see video here from GGCC’s Linkedin Page. Please click here for our statement on the Wage Commission legislation. Please click here for our statement on the Tipped Wage legislation. Please click here for our joint statement with the Greater Silver Spring Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce, and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Montgomery County regarding the Tipped Wages legislation.

GGCC asks all members to update Member Profile with new diverse business categories

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Are you a GGCC member? Update your GGCC member profile today: Updated print directory will publish this fall and includes all members – check your info! New diverse business categories added to profile and online directory. Are you a minority business owner, woman business owner, veteran business owner, etc? Be listed! Update your business profile so people know what you DO! Trouble accessing your member portal? Email us!

GGCC sends letter in opposition to rent control legislation

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The GGCC has sent a final letter to the Montgomery County Council in opposition to the pending rent control legislation that will inevitably harm the local economy, damage the local housing market, reduce investment in new housing, and deteriorate existing rental options.  Click here for PDF.   Honorable Evan Glass President Montgomery County Council Stella B. Werner Council Office Building 100 Maryland Avenue Rockville, MD 20850   July 16, 2023   Dear Council President Glass and Members of the County Council, I’m writing on behalf of the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC). Since 1949, the GGCC has continued to evolve…

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Paula Ross testifies in opposition to Property Tax Rate increase

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On April 11, 2023, Paula Ross, President & CEO of the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce, testified to the Montgomery County Council in opposition to the County Executive’s proposed 10% property tax rate increase. Full testimony can be viewed on the GGCC’s LinkedIn page here.

Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce Awards $8,000 in Scholarships to four Montgomery College Students

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Gaithersburg, MD (December 16, 2022) – The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) is proud of its Montgomery College Scholarship Program. On the evening of December 8, 2022, at its Annual Celebration & Awards Dinner, the Chamber awarded $8,000 in scholarships to four Montgomery College students with majors in either Computer Science or Engineering. “I’m so proud of our Chamber and this scholarship program,” said Paula Ross, GGCC President & CEO. “Our local economy relies on an educated workforce. These students are the future of Montgomery County, and we are very happy to support them.” While the Chamber is proud of…

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Gaithersburg-Germantown Announces its 2023 Board of Directors

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Gaithersburg, MD (December 16, 2022) – The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) is pleased to announce its 2023 Board of Directors. They are the leaders of the business community. “I’m looking forward to another great year,” said Paula Ross, GGCC President & CEO. “We have excellent board leadership, and new programs planned for 2023; I’m excited for the year to come as we look to new ways to support our member businesses.” New Chair of the Board AJ Nwoga, Sr. Vice President at M&T Bank, commented, “We are the voice of the business community. We are the advocate for all…

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Heiromy “Romy” Nuñez Named Gaithersburg Germantown Chamber of Commerce’s 10th Annual Young Professional of the Year

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (December 14, 2022) – The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) awarded Romy Nuñez, Commercial Insurance Broker at Foresight Insurance, an independent insurance agency in Rockville, MD, as the recipient of the 10th Annual Young Professional of the Year Award (YPG) at the Chamber’s Annual Celebration Dinner & Awards Ceremony. The Young Professional of the Year Award recognizes and celebrates the accomplishments of a highly motivated, emerging leader of the Chamber’s Young Professionals Group. At Foresight Insurance, Nuñez consults with business owners to help them understand and properly manage property and casualty insurance risk for their businesses. In…

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Supporting Strategies Named the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber’s 16th Annual Small Business of the Year

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Gaithersburg MD (December 15, 2022) – The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) awarded Supporting Strategies the 16th Annual Small Business of the Year Award (SBY) on December 8, 2022, as a part of their Annual Celebration Dinner & Awards Ceremony. The award was presented to Supporting Strategies Owner Steve Barber. AJ Nwoga presented the award on behalf of M&T Bank, which sponsors the Small Business of the Year Award. The Small Business of the Year Award recognizes that small businesses are a vital part of our economy and community. The award is presented to a small business that demonstrates success,…

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Paula Ross Selected as President & CEO of Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce

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The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) Board of Directors has selected Paula Ross as its new President & CEO. Ms. Ross has extensive experience leading Montgomery County nonprofits and working hard to highlight and support Upcounty businesses. “The Board of Directors is delighted that Paula is leading the Chamber. She has the perfect combination of nonprofit leadership and knowledge of the local business community. We are confident she will serve the Chamber and our members very well,” says AJ Nwoga, Chair-Elect of the GGCC Board of Directors and a member of the search committee. “I’m thrilled to join the Chamber…

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