MCCC Newsletter - June 2011


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TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2011

Greetings from the Chamber

Welcome to our latest newsletter!

If you have any questions about upcoming MCCC events or programs, please call us at 301-738-0015 or visit our website. As always, it's a good day when we hear from you! Read on to catch up on recent happenings...

Gigi Godwin
MCCC President & CEO

County Executive Leggett Visits The Chamber


Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett addressed the Chamber's Legislative Affairs Committee on June 7 regarding the County budget, transportation, and economic development. Tom McElroy (right), Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of Hughes Communications, Chair-Elect of the Chamber Board and Vice Chair of the Legislative Affairs Committee, along with Josh Bokee (left) from Comcast, Committee Co-Chair led the meeting with the County Executive. READ MORE

Annual Dinner: Winning the Future

Over 700 guests, sponsors, business leaders and officials celebrated the organizations that attract, retain and build a workforce that propel us to "Win The Future". READ MORE

Prince George's at Montgomery Chamber


Carla Reid, Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for Economic Development and Public Infrastructure and Aubrey Thagard, Assistant Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for Economic Development and Public Infrastructure from Prince George's County spoke with the Economic Development Committee about their new strategic approach to economic development including a proposed $50 million fund. READ MORE

County Presents Bus Rapid Transit to Committee


Led by Committee Vice-Chair Gus Bauman, Beveridge and Diamond, P.C., the Infrastructure and Land Use Committee heard from Al Roshdieh, Deputy Director and Gary Erenrich, Regional Transit Program Coordinator from the Montgomery County Department of Transportation. Roshdieh and Erenrich discussed the County Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) feasibility study, which was completed by PB America. READ MORE

Diversity: More Than Demographics


The Small Business Committee hosted Uzma Burki, Owner/Principal from Altvia Consulting, LLC for a presentation entitled, "Population Demographic Changes and Its Implications in the Workplace". Led by Committee Vice-Chair Judy Stephenson, President of OfficePro, the group discussed the advantages of maintaining a diverse workforce. READ MORE 

GovConNet Packs The House for DIA


DIA's contracting chief Don Camden spoke candidly to a packed room of government contractors at the GovConNet April meeting. He discussed contract opportunities and vehicles such as SITE and ESITA, outlined DIA procurement forecasts, and provided tips on how to read/respond to RFPs and proposal writing. Attendees were able to hear/ask questions on how to be successful with the agency/contractor. READ MORE