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  Steve Simon, Vice President of Van Eperen & Co. addresses the Small Business Committee Co-Chair Charles Atwell introduced Laura Van Eperen and Steve Simon from Van Eperen & Company for a discussion on Public Relations and Marketing - A Small Business Growth Strategy. Steve Simon discussed a definition of Public Relations to frame the discussion and explain how practice is often more intricate than, “Public relations is a strategic communication process that builds mutually... Read More
  From left to right: MCCC President & CEO Gigi Godwin, Director of Dept. of Permitting Services Diane Schwartz-Jone, Vice-Chair Bill Robertson, Co-Chair Dr. Stewart Edelstein Vice-Chair Bill Robertson welcomed the committee and introduced the guest speaker, Montgomery County Director of the Department of Permitting Services, Diane Schwartz-Jones. Ms. Jones spoke about her primary focus of bringing the Department of Permitting Services (DPS) into "this century". She... Read More
RECAP: Health IT Forum - Mar 27, 2012 Topic: Technology for Patient Care Host: Johns Hopkins Montgomery County Campus   Health IT Forum Panel: Frank Genova, MD, Associate Medical Dir. of Technology Integration, Kaiser Permanente; David Brennan, Director of Telehealth Initiatives for MedStar Institute for Innovation; Richard Singerman, Ph.D.,Professional Faculty, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, Chief Innovation Officer & CoFounder, TrustNetMD; Susan Glover, Sr. VP. Chief Quality... Read More
  From left to right: Committee Vice-Chair Gus Bauman, Montgomery County Transit Task Force Chair Mark Winston, MCCC President & CEO Gigi Godwin Vice-Chair Gus Bauman welcomed the committee and introduced Mark Winston, Chair of the Montgomery County Transit Task Force. Winston spoke about the "people moving capacity" in Montgomery County and its importance to development and economic development efforts. The rapid transit network is designed to be 161.5 miles of dedicated... Read More
Delegate Brian Feldman addresses the Legislative Affairs Committee Vice Chair Josh Bokee, Comcast, welcomed the committee and Delegate Brian Feldman. Delegate Feldman reviewed legislation that passed in the recent session of the Maryland General Assembly. He also discussed the States ongoing budget issues. Delegate Feldman said that Maryland is one of only eight states that maintain a triple-a bond rating. Additionally, Maryland's unemployment rate performs better than the rest of the... Read More
Suzan Jenkins, CEO of the Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County (right) and Mara Walker, CFO Americans for the Arts address the Economic Development and Small Business Committees.   Small Business Committee Vice-Chair Judy Stephenson, OfficePro, and Economic Development Committee Co-Chair Dr. Stewart Edelstein, Universities at Shady Grove, called to order a joint meeting between the Small Business and Economic Development Committees with Suzan Jenkins, CEO of the... Read More
Committee Vice-Chair Gus Bauman took attendance and welcomed the committee. He introduced Planning Board Member Amy Presley. Ms. Presley started the discussion by saying that she was looking forward to gathering feedback from the committee on processes that needed to be changed or rethought. She discussed how the planning board often reviews many plans, but rarely is change effected. The committee discussed issues related to the County Departments of Transportation and Economic Development.... Read More
Scott Span from Tolero Solutions speaks to the Small Business Committee about Generational Diversity in the workplace. Vice Chair Judy Stephenson, OfficePro, Inc. welcomed the committee and introduced Scott Span from Tolero Solutions, who spoke about generational diversity. Span spoke about how generations are defined and how employees bring those characteristics into the workforce. The largest generation entering the workforce currently is "Generation Y" or the "Millennial... Read More

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