The Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce’s Legislative Reception Offers an Opportunity for Business Leaders and Legislators to Work Together

January 27, 2015

January 27, 2015
Contact:  Michelle Guzman
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Rockville, MD – As the new legislative session begins, the Montgomery County business community and local legislators had the opportunity to connect and share their priorities for the future of Maryland at the 2015 MCCC Annapolis Legislative Reception on January 26. The Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce hosted the event attended by the Montgomery County Delegation to the Maryland General Assembly and Montgomery County business leaders.

“Now is the time to work together to leverage Maryland’s assets and focus on strengthening our state’s economic future,” said Lisa Cines, Regional Partner of Business Development and Marketing for Dixon Hughes Goodman, LLP, and MCCC’s Board Chair. “If we want to expand opportunities for all Marylanders, we need business to succeed.”

This session, MCCC’s legislative agenda continues to focus on promoting tax reform so Montgomery County’s businesses can be competitive with nearby states, improving the business climate to retain and attract businesses, and championing strategic capital spending as a key means to invest in success.  

“We are encouraged by the increased focus in the General Assembly on business climate and economic development issues and look forward to working with all of you to support real progress in this legislative session,” Tom McElroy, Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller for HUGHES An EchoStar Company, and Chair of MCCC’s Legislative Affairs Committee, told attendees. “It is with all of you who are here tonight that we will help realize our future success.”

Senator Nancy King, Delegation Chair in the Senate, and Delegate Shane Robinson, Delegation Chair in the House, also addressed the crowd of over 100 attendees.

 “2015 offers great opportunities to build new relationships and advance Maryland’s future,” said Gigi Godwin. “Please use us as a resource. We are vested in the state’s success.”

To read MCCC’s 2015 Legislative Agenda click here. To view pictures from the event click here.



About The Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce: The Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce (MCCC) provides an effective voice for a diverse, innovation-driven economy to ensure business success. Its active membership includes small, medium, and large organizations representing a wide range of businesses and industries. Through effective advocacy, programs and events, MCCC helps its members succeed in business. A non-partisan independent 501(c)(6), the Chamber is separate from any national, state, local chamber or other organization. For more information, visit

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