Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce Celebrates Business and Government Leaders at Annual Business Awards Dinner

November 22, 2013

ROCKVILLE, MD – The Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce (MCCC) hosted 800 guests including award winners, event sponsors, business and government leaders, and elected officials at the Business Awards Dinner on Thursday, November 21, at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center. This awards dinner honored the accomplishments of business and government leaders from the past year.

The Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the 2013 award winners:

  • Corporate Achievement
  • Public Sector Partner of the Year
    U.S. General Services Administration
  • Small Business Leader of the Year
    Gerald Shapiro, Shapiro & Duncan, Inc.
  • Spirit of Free Enterprise
    White Flint Mall, LLLP (Lerner Enterprises/Tower Companies); Federal Realty Investment Trust; The JBG Companies, LLC; Gables Residential; and Saul Centers, Inc.
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
    BB&T Bank
  • Green Business Innovator of the Year
    Seth Goldman, Honest Tea
  • Verl Zanders Emerging Business of the Year
    • KoolSpan, Inc.
    • Sanaria, Inc.
    • LiveHealthier, Inc.
    • Sanaria, Inc

Partnerships with businesses and government agencies are vital to celebrating the success of enterprise in Montgomery County. This year reception and award sponsors include:

  • Award Winners Reception: HESS Construction
  • General Reception: Watkins Meegan
  • Corporate Achievement: Rubino & Company CPAs
  • Government Partner of the Year: PilieroMazza PLLC
  • Small Business Leader of the Year: CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Spirit of Free Enterprise: Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chtd., Linowes and Blocher LLP
  • Corporate Social Responsibility: Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States
  • Green Business Innovator: CohnReznick LLP
  • Verl Zanders Emerging Business of the Year: Montgomery County Department of Economic Development.

For more information about the Business Awards Dinner, award criteria, winners, and sponsors, please visit or review our live Twitter feed @MCCCMD #MCCCBizAwards.

The Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce is an independent organization and is not affiliated with any national, state, local chamber or other organization.

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