Photo Opportunity - Leggett, Chamber Leaders to Showcase New Ride On Bus Ad Campaign Highlighting First 'Green Certified' Companies

June 2, 2010

Dept. of Environmental Protection to Receive Partnership Award from Montgomery County Chamber for Green Business Certification Program

Wednesday, June 9, 2010 – 5:30 p.m.

Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and County Conference Center
5701 Marinelli Road, North Bethesda

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett, County Council President Nancy Floreen and Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce President Gigi Godwin will showcase a new Ride On bus ad campaign that will promote the Green Business Certification Program and highlight the first 20 companies and organizations to become certified. Joining them will be business leaders from the first certified companies, and members of the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors.

The Montgomery County Green Business Certification Program is a partnership between the County’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce and Montgomery College, which provides training to businesses on how to become green and attain the certification.

The new bus ad campaign aims to encourage more companies to “get on board” the green business movement by getting certified and featured in future promotions. This event will immediately precede the Chamber’s 2010 Annual Dinner, which takes place that evening at the conference center. At the dinner, the Chamber will present its “Partner of the Year Award” to DEP. The award will be accepted by DEP Director Robert Hoyt in recognition of the department’s work in successfully launching the Green Business Certification Program.

Note to Editors: A hybrid Ride On bus displaying an ad for the Green Business Certification Program will arrive at the Marinelli Road entrance to the Conference Center, and dignitaries will disembark at 5:30 p.m.

MCCC Strategic Partners