2015 Business Awards Dinner

Date: 
November 19, 2015 - 5:30pm - 9:00pm

Thursday, November 19, 2015  |  5:30PM - 9:00PM
Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and County Conference Center

 

On Thursday, November 19, 2015, the MCCC 2015 Business Awards Dinner connected the most influential business and government leaders in the region for a celebration of innovation, achievement, and commitment to the community. See the below for the full list of award winners. 

See photos  from the 2015 Business Awards Dinner  

View the 2015 program book

Business Awards Winners & Videos

Verl Zanders Emerging Business of the Year

Winner: Cellphire, Inc. - Video - 

Finalists:
     AnthroTronix, Inc. - Video -
     VariQ Corporation - Video - 

Sponsor: Montgomery County Department of Economic Development

This award is presented to a company on the leading edge of innovation by creating milestones in technology and/or business practices that have enhanced earnings and contributed to the County’s reputation as an outstanding place to do business. Read about Verl Zanders.

Watch Award Presentation and Acceptance Video

Corporate Achievement

Winner: Sodexo, Inc. - Video - 
Sponsor: Bank of America Merrill Lynch

This award is presented to an individual or company that demonstrates leadership, innovation, commitment and good corporate citizenship in Montgomery County and beyond. The awardee makes a significant and lasting contribution to the local economy and to the community, has set consistently high standards for financial performance, sound management, and sustained growth over a period of many years.

Read the press release here.

Watch Award Presentation and Acceptance Video

Corporate Social Responsibility

Winner: SunTrust Bank - Video - 
Sponsor: Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States, Inc.

This award is presented to an individual or company that has demonstrated exemplary business practices and dedicated involvement and unyielding commitment to community service and volunteer programs that enrich the lives of residents of Montgomery County.

Read the press release here. 

Watch Award Presentation and Acceptance Video

Emeritus Business Leader of the Year

Winner: John McMahon, Chairman, Miller & Long Co., Inc.
Co-Sponsor: Insurance Associates
Co-sponsor: CohnReznick LLP

This award is presented to an individual approaching or newly retired and has had a substantial impact on the way business is conducted in Montgomery County and who has shown, through many years of active and continuing service, a true commitment to the Community.

Read the press release here.

Watch Award Presentation and Acceptance Video

Green Business Innovator of the Year

Winner: EVEN Hotel Rockville - Video - 
Co-Sponsor: Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection
Co-Sponsor: Montgomery County Department of General Services

This award is presented to an individual or company who demonstrates ecologically-integrated business practices and leads change in the marketplace through the goods and services they provide.

Read the press release here. 

Watch Award Presentation and Acceptance Video

Prime Partner of the Year

Winner: National Government Services
Co-Sponsors: Customer Value Partners, CWR Technologies, Kinney Group, and Moser Consulting, Inc.

The goal is to recognize a prime contractor who demonstrates excellence in sub-contracting and supports small business to accelerate their success and meets the mission of GovConNet “to promote the economic impact of the federal government presence and to advocate on behalf of the contracting community for business opportunities.”

Read the press release here.

Watch Award Presentation and Acceptance Video

Public Sector Chamber Partner of the Year

Winner: Donald F. Camden, Chief of the Information Systems Contracting Division at the Defense Intelligence Agency
Sponsor: Bloomberg Government

This award will recognize a public partner that supports the mission of the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce GovConNet “to promote the economic impact of the federal government presence and to advocate on behalf of the contracting community for business opportunities.”

Read the press release here.

Watch Award Presentation and Acceptance Video

Small Business Leader of the Year

Winner: Cidalia Luis-Akbar and Natalia Luis, 
M. Luis Construction Co., Inc. - Video -
Sponsor: CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

The Small Business Leader award is presented to a successful small business owner or manager with 500 or fewer employees whose business has experienced substantial growth and whose leadership provided a positive impact on the business community in Montgomery County during the past year.

Read the press release here.

Watch Award Presentation and Acceptance Video

Spirit of Free Enterprise

Winner: Denizens Brewing Co. - Video - 
Sponsor: EagleBank

This award is presented to an individual or company that has been successful in business, a leader in promoting free enterprise and a competitive business climate and actively involved in making Montgomery County a great place to live and work.

Read the press release here.

Watch Award Presentation and Acceptance Video

Special thanks to MCCC Members Precon Events for live event production services and Foundation Digital Media for producing the Verl Zanders Emerging Business of the Year Finalist videos.

MCCC Strategic Partners