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Montgomery County Economic Development Director Steve Silverman at the head of the table, joined to his right by MCCC Small Business Vice-Chair Judy Stephenson of OFFICEPRO, Inc.; MCCC President and CEO Gigi Godwin; and MCCC Small Business Co-Chair Charles Atwell of Innovative Business Interiors, Inc. Speaking to the Chamber’s Small Business Committee on March 16, Montgomery County Economic Development Director Steve Silverman provided an economic development update and highlighted... Read More
Montgomery County's Director of Health and Human Services, Uma Ahluwalia, was this morning's special guest at the MCCC Economic Development Committee. Noting the importance of the linkage between a vibrant economy and what it means in terms of demand for local health and human services, Ahluwalia noted: "If we don't have a sustainable economic model, we are creating an environment for economic dependency." Read More
Building a Purple Line for the Metro system and a Corridor Cities Transitway, connecting Shady Grove to Clarksburg, are among Montgomery County’s top priorities for state transportation projects, as identified by the County Executive and County Council. County Council Deputy Staff Director Glenn Orlin, a longtime transportation expert in Montgomery County, discussed these and other priorities at the March 8 meeting of the MCCC Infrastructure and Land Use Committee, headed by MCCC Vice-... Read More
Hostage Rescuers to be Honored for Valor by Discovery Communications, Montgomery County Chamber and Public Safety Community Read More
Tom Marcinko of Aronson LLC Provides Update and Compliance Tips for New Executive Compensation and Subcontract Award Reporting Regulations From left to right: GCN Committee Co-Chair Lexy Kessler, Aronson LLC; GCN Committee Vice Chair Kwesi Rogers, Federal National Payables; Guest Speaker Tom Marcinko, Aronson LLC; and MCCC Executive Vice President Barbara Ashe.   Aronson LLC's Tom Marcinko updated the GovConNet Committee at its March... Read More
I testified in Annapolis this week, on behalf of the Chamber in support of House Bill 1001, which aims to protect the Maryland Transportation Trust Fund and to generate new revenues for transportation purposes – including a proposed 10-cent hike in the gas tax. I was pleased to give voice to the importance of our transportation system to the success of our local economy and was delighted to join fellow regional business leaders in making our case. One of the things I was delighted to... Read More
It was a big afternoon in Annapolis today, as the House Ways and Means Committee took up Maryland House Bill 1001 -- legislation aimed to protect the state's Transportation Trust Fund and to generate increased revenue for transportation projects. Montgomery County Chamber President & CEO Gigi Godwin testified in support of the bill and here is her testimony. Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett was also on hand to testify in support of the bill, along with Baltimore Mayor... Read More
Chamber President & CEO Gigi Godwin and Board Vice-Chair for Small Business, Judy Stephenson, joined host Rebecca Cooper of WJLA ABC 7 for this week's edition of Washington Business Report. Shown in photo at right: Godwin (left), Cooper (center) and Stephenson (right). How hard would area businesses and the local economy be hit by a federal government shutdown? Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Gigi Godwin, and MCCC Small Business Vice-Chair Judy... Read More

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