What's Happening at MCCC

  The MCCC Business EXCELerator meeting on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 focused on “Conference Preparedness – Marketing Yourself”   The speakers were Ira Koretsky, CEO, The Chief Storyteller and Gloria Larkin, President & CEO, TargetGov.   “Storytelling to Open Doors and Build Relationships” was the topic of Ira’s presentation. He stressed the importance of developing short personal and business stories to reveal values, create... Read More
The MCCC Business Excelerator program on Thursday, November 30,  2017 addressed “Cyber Security – What Companies Need to do to be Compliant, Competitive and Covered” in the government and commercial arena. Suzanne Rotbert, Miles & Stockbridge, P.C. introduced guest speakers Payal Vadhani, Partner, Technology Risk Services Group, Aronson LLC and Rick Dreger, President, WaveGard. The speakers agreed that businesses who adapt a reliable cyber security strategy are... Read More
“Top Risk Factors – Accounting, Insurance and Legal” in the commercial and government arena. The commercial sector panel of experts included Suzanne Rotbert, Miles & Stockbridge, P.C., Jeremy Welsh, The Insurance Exchange, JoAnn Platt and Kate Fisher, E. Cohen and Company, CPAs. Suzanne presented the top four areas of vulnerability in legal matters: 1) Lack of Knowledge of Employment Laws; 2) Failure to Review Contracts, 3) Lack of Knowledge of Multi-Jurisdictional... Read More
The MCCC Member Exchange Meeting on Thursday, September 14, 2017 provided insights followed by a lively conversation on “New Transportation Technologies and the Impact on Infrastructure and Planning.”  Dusty Rood moderated the panel of experts that included Samrat Valani, Director of Technology Strategy, Transurban, John Bowis, President, Chevy Chase Acura, Wes Guckert, President, The Traffic Group and Emil Wolanin, Deputy Director/COO, Montgomery County Department of... Read More
Procurement Opportunities in Your Own Backyard The topic of the September 27, 2017 MCCC Business EXCELerator Meeting was Procurement Opportunities in Your Own Backyard. Cristen Ervin, Training & Outreach Coordinator, Maryland Department of General Services presented “Doing Business with the Department of General Services.”  They purchase anything related to buildings and they procure for other agencies. All opportunities are posted on the emaryland marketplace located at... Read More
Turn Your Accounting System into an Asset for Winning and Conducting Business with the Federal Government On July 27, 2017 MCCC Small Business Co-Chair Greg Knoop welcomed Donna Dominguez, Director, Government Contract Services Group, Aronson LLC  to speak about “Turning Your Accounting System into an Asset for Winning and Conducting Business with the Federal Government.” Donna provided guidance on the importance of implementing internal controls related to all cost centers... Read More
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - MCCC Business EXCELerator - Customer Retention Strategies     MCCC Small Business Co-Chair Greg Knoop welcomed Jeremy Williams, President and CEO, i3 Design and Consulting LLC to speak about Customer Retention Strategies. He began with a sobering statistic: 40% is the re-compete win rate for government contractors. The relationship with the customer is the #1 factor in retaining business. It is critical to create a strategy with milestone “... Read More
Wednesday, May 17 - MCCC Business EXCELerator - "You Got The Appointment - Now What?"   Greg Knoop, MCCC Small Business Co-Chair introduced Patrick Johnson, Director of Procurement, Office of Procurement, Montgomery College. As the largest community college in Maryland, Montgomery College educates roughly 60,000 students and employs 2,500 faculty and staff. The Office of Procurement consolidates the purchasing needs for all campuses. Mr. Johnson encouraged businesses to... Read More

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