What's Happening at MCCC

From left: Small Business Committee Co-chair Charles Atwell, Acting Manager of Business Relations and Compliance for Montgomery County Department of General Services Grace Denno, Director of Montgomery County Department of General Services David Dise, Vice-Chair of Small Business Committee Judy Stephenson, and Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Gigi Godwin  Vice-Chair Judy Stephenson welcomed the committee and introduced David Dise, Director of... Read More
Christine Williamson, CPA, from Watkins Meegan provided members with knowledge about the recent  power shifts between DCAA and DCMA.  Over the past 3 months, a flurry of activity from both bodies has occurred on what their respective focuses and responsibilities  will be moving forward. Clearly, government contractors need to understand the new roles and rules of engagement as they prepare and comply with audits. Many of the changes are a result of the findings of a 2011 GAO... Read More
  Thank you, sponsors!  Everyone enjoyed a day of golf, networking, lunch, cocktails, dinner, meeting legendary "Skins" and awards. A special “thank you” goes out to our sponsors and everyone who attended the Golf Tournament for Veteran Institute for Procurement (VIP). VIP is a 3 day, 27 hour comprehensive certification program designed to equip veteran businesses to increase their ability to win government contracts.  Funded entirely by the Montgomery... Read More
  Robert G. Brewer, Jr. (left) discusses MBDC and its goals with Economic Development Committee Vice Co-Chair Dr. Stewart Edelstein Vice Co-Chair Dr. Stewart Edelstein welcomed the committee and introduced the guest speaker, Robert G. Brewer, Jr., Principal, Lerch, Early & Brewer, and board member of Montgomery County Business Development Corporation (MBDC). Mr. Brewer introduced MBDC to MCCC members and explained the structure and goals of the fledgling organization. He... Read More
Lynn Perry Parker, Esq. speaks to the small business committee with committee Vice-Chair Judy Stephenson Vice-Chair Judy Stephenson welcomed the committee and introduced the speaker, Lynn Perry Parker, Esq. from McMillan Metro P.C. to discuss HR issues. Ms. Parker is an attorney specializing in employment law and outlined pertinent issues facing small businesses and their employment decisions. One of the central topics discussed was the risk businesses may face when they attempt to switch from... Read More
    Interim Montgomery County Planning Director Rose Krasnow speaks to the committee with Vice-Chair Gus Bauman   Vice-Chair Gus Bauman welcomed the committee and introduced the speaker, Interim Planning Director Rose Krasnow.   Krasnow discussed her civic background as an activist and how she brings that perspective to the Planning process. Krasnow cited her objectivity as a major characteristic of her personality as a planner. She spoke about her experience... Read More
Recap of the April 5, 2012 GovConNet Committee Meeting Mary B. Armstead, Program Director of the National Institutes of Health Information Technology Acquisition Assessment presented on the topic of the Conceptual Framework for the new GWAC to the MCCC GovConNet Committee on April 5. Ms. Armstead indicated that the planning for the National Institutes of Health Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center’s (NITAAC’s) next generation products vehicle is well underway... Read More
Pamela Mazza, Managing Partner of PilieroMazza PLLC,  presented legislative and regulatory updates on issues affecting small government contractors and their teaming to the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce GovConNet Committee.  An overview on subcontracting, mentor-protégé programs, size standards review and small business status was given.  SBA proposed rules on the use of set-asides for multiple award contracts and technical amendments to 8(a) rules... Read More

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