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Guest Speaker: Roger Berliner, Montgomery County Councilmember (District 1), Chairman, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Topic: Regional Priorities and Plans Vice Chair Gus Bauman introduced Councilmember Berliner and explained the role he plays as Chairman of COG. Mr. Berliner has leveraged his position as chairman to focus on key issues such as Metro which is critical to growing our region’s economy.  It is important to bring the region together to support Metro with... Read More
Friday, June 17, 2016 Guest Speakers: Candidate for Maryland’s Congressional 8th District Dan Cox, Republican State Senator Jamie Raskin, Democrat Topic: Meet the Candidates The morning began with introductions of Mr. Cox by Leslie Weber, Vice Chair of the Legislative Affairs committee. Mr. Cox opened by stating that he is concerned about the direction of the country and the debt that is crushing us. It is important to Mr. Cox to tighten our spending now.  He is a small business... Read More
Thursday, July 14, 2016 Guest Speaker: Ellie Giles, CEO, WorkSource Montgomery Topic: Find Talent Ready for Hire Gigi Godwin introduced Ellie Giles, the newly appointed CEO to WorkSource Montgomery. Dr. Giles said how excited she is to be in this new role at a new organization that is rethinking the way we manage workforce. It is about talent development and the needs of the businesses. WorkSource Montgomery is changing the conversation so that the #1 customer is the employer and the #1... Read More
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 Guest Speaker: Amie Hoeber, Republican Candidate, Maryland Congressional District 6 Topic: Meet the Candidate Roundtable Vice Chair Leslie Weber introduced Ms. Hoeber who is running for the House of Representatives. She began by talking about her experience as a small business owner and her role in nurturing other small businesses. This has helped her secure the NFIB endorsement. Prior to being in business, she worked in the federal government ultimately running the... Read More
February 11, 2016 Guest Speaker: Lily Qi, Special Assistant, Office of the Montgomery County Executive Topic: Comprehensive Economic Strategy Update The vice-chair of the Economic Development Committee, Leslie Ford Weber, welcomed MCCC members and introduced the guest speaker, Lily Qi, Special Assistant, Office of County Executive Ike Leggett who provided an update to the Comprehensive Economic Strategy.  She framed the presentation around where we are today and where we are going in the... Read More
May 17, 2016 - Joint Legislative Affairs and Economic Development Member Exchange Meeting Recap Guest Speaker: John Rohrer, Coordinator, Fiscal and Policy Analysis, Department of Legislative Services, Maryland General Assembly Topic: Maryland Fiscal Outlook The vice-chair of the Legislative Affairs Committee, Leslie Ford Weber, welcomed MCCC members and introduced the guest speaker, John Rohrer, Coordinator, Fiscal and Policy Analysis, Department of Legislative Services, Maryland... Read More
Guest Speaker: Carla Reid, General Manager, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission Topic: WSSC: What’s Next? Insights from New Leadership May 10, 2016 Recap   The vice-chair of the Infrastructure and Land Use Committee, Gus Bauman, welcomed MCCC members and introduced the guest speaker, Carla Reid, General Manager of WSSC. Ms. Reid has worked at WSSC and in both jurisdictions prior to returning recently to take over the top spot. She is familiar with the unique bi-county... Read More
Small Business Presentation  Small Business Co-Chairs: Clark Kendall, Kendall Capital Management Neil Simons, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Guest Speaker: Bill Webb, President, SilverRhino, LLC Topic: Advanced Persistent Threat – What does it mean for your business? MCCC Small Business Committee Vice-Chair Clark Kendall introduced Bill Webb who focused his presentation on the positive and negative realities of doing business in a connected world. As the President of... Read More

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