What's Happening at MCCC

  County Councilmember George Leventhal (left) with MCCC Vice-Chair for Infrastructure and Land Use, Gus Bauman, of Beveridge & Diamond, PC. County Councilmember George Leventhal – now in his third term on the County Council, but a new member of the Planning, Housing and Economic Development (PHED) Committee – covered a wide range of planning, land use and economic development topics in a visit this morning to the Chamber’s Infrastructure and Land Use... Read More
Led by Committee Vice Chair Judy Stephenson, President of OfficePro, the Chamber’s Small Business Committee discussed corporate social responsibility and charitable contributions at their regular monthly meeting on April 27.  Jeff Capron, a Partner at Aronson LLC and Kim Jones from the Non-Profit Village spoke about a variety of strategies for businesses to contribute to charities and upstart non-profits. Jeff Capron discussed how his business makes decisions about... Read More
Planning Board member Norman Dreyfuss (left) with MCCC Vice-Chair for Infrastructure and Land Use Gus Bauman of Beveridge & Diamond, PC. Montgomery County Planning Board member Norman Dreyfuss, a longtime Washington area real estate developer whose projects include Leisure World, recently indicated he will re-apply for a new four-year term on the Planning Board. This morning, he met with the Chamber’s Infrastructure and Land Use Committee – headed by MCCC Vice-Chair... Read More
Among the many issues the Chamber worked hard on during the 90 day session in Annapolis was the InvestMaryland initiative, which has significant potential to boost investment in Maryland’s innovative companies.  The Montgomery County Chamber contributed in a significant way to the passage of this legislation by providing expertise to our legislators in order to make significant improvements in this legislation. Check out our news release about the passage of InvestMaryland! Read More
Don Camden, DIA's Contracting Chief Outlines Opportunities to do Business with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) Don Camden, Chief, Department of Defense Intelligence Information Systems Contracting Division, spoke candidly to a packed room of government contractors at the GovConNet Committee's April meeting. He discussed several contract opportunities and vehicles such as SITE and ESITA, outlined DIA procurement forecasts, and provided tips on how to read... Read More
Montgomery County is facing another major budget deficit for next year, as the County Council continues to move toward its approval next month of a final Fiscal Year 2012 Operating Budget. MCCC President and CEO Gigi Godwin delivered the Chamber's budget testimony at a public hearing on April 7. Godwin highlighted the importance of refocusing the County budget "to create an environment where our economy can thrive." She noted the the... Read More
Montgomery County Chief Administrative Officer Tim Firestine (center left) was joined by Management and Budget Director Joe Beach in discussing the County Executive's recommended budget. They are joined at left by MCCC Vice-Chair of Legislative Affairs Tom McElroy and MCCC President and CEO Gigi Godwin, at right. Montgomery County Chief Administrative Officer Tim Firestine, and Management and Budget Director Joe Beach briefed the MCCC Legislative Affairs Committee recently on the... Read More
By Lisa Fadden MCCC Vice-President, Public Affairs As we approach the end of another legislative session, with three weeks left, we wanted to take some time to update you on the key priorities of the Chamber.  I’m only going to write today about our highest priorities, but please keep in mind that you can see all of the testimony we have written this session by clicking HERE. Continuing Our Push for Transportation Funding This session, Senator Rob Garagiola and Delegate Bill... Read More

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