Special Presentation Recap: America... In The Next 90 Days: Latest Consumer Data and Insight from The Harris Poll.
Immediately following our September Board of Directors Meeting, Mark Penn (President & Managing Partner, The Stagwell Group) and John Gerzema (CEO, The Harris Poll) provided a special presentation to MCCC's Board of Directors, members, and invited guests. The presentation was titled, "America... In the Next 90 Days: Latest Consumer Data and Insight from The Harris Poll.
This presentation was moderated by Leslie Ford Weber, Immediate Past Board Chair and Director of Campus, Government, & Community Affairs, Johns Hopkins University & Medicine.
On Wednesday, August 26, 2020, the MCCC Board of Directors hosted a Health System CEOs Panel, joined by:
This panel was moderated by MCCC Board Member Bridget Plummer, Director of Operations for Urgent Care Services, Adventist HealthCare.
Infrastructure and Land Use Committee Hosts Metropolitan Washington Council of Government (COG) Officials
MCCC's Infrastructure & Land Use Committee was pleased to host Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) Executive Director Chuck Bean and Deputy Executive Director for Metropolitan Planning Kanti Srikanth. These guests speakers led a robust discussion on the future of transportation and housing in our region, including transportation and future initiatives to support our region's growth over the next 25 years.
View this PowerPoint presentation here.
On Thursday, December 12, MCCC’s Small Business Committee – headed by Vice-Chair Erin Allen (CONTEMPORARIES, Inc.) and Co-Chair Kal Attia (CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield) hosted the final Business EXCELerator of the year. The topic was “Meet the Award Winners and Learn From the Best!” and featured the following guest speakers who were recently recognized at MCCC’s 2019 Business Awards Dinner:
Regional Housing Needs
On November 6, MCCC's Infrastructure & Land Use and Economic Development Committees hosted a joint meeting featuring a special presentation by Catherine Buell and Stephen Harrington from the Greater Washington Partnership (GWP). The focus of the presentation was housing in the Washington Metropolitan Region. In September 2019, GWP along with the Urban Institute and JP Morgan Chase, released a research report about the Washington Region facing serious housing challenges that undermine residents well-being.
GWP presented an overview of their study and a discussion and Q&A followed. Interesting insights included the need for housing at all levels, the need for different kinds of housing, and how accessible/affordable housing relates directly to employee attraction/retention.
View their PowerPoint presentation here.
Our October Business EXCELerator featured Montgomery County Office of Procurement Director Ash Shetty and Division Chief Grace Denno. While Director Shetty and Division Chief Denno provided attendees with information about new and updated processes within Montgomery County Procurement, they dedicated much of the time to fielding questions from attendees.
Some of the key takeaways:
The MCCC Business EXCELerator meeting on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 focused on "Proposal Writing - Strategies on How to Respond to Opportunities." The presentation was made by Tina Patterson, Principal, Jade Solutions.
Following an introduction by MCCC Small Business Vice-Chair Erin Allen (CONTEMPORARIES, Inc.) and Co-Chair Kal Attia (CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield), Tina shared first-hand experience and highlighted the best practices to win contracts.
Some of the key takeaways from the presentation were:
The MCCC Business EXCELerator meeting on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 focused on "Conference Preparedness – How to Give it Your Best Shot." The speaker was Ira Koretsky, CEO, The Chief Storyteller.
Following an introduction by MCCC Small Business Vice-Chair Erin Allen, CONTEMPORIES, Inc. Ira orchestrated several one-on-one sessions between participants to sharpen their messaging. The central question to answer is “What Do You Do?” To formulate a reply, devise a Better Tomorrow Message™ that is memorable, impactful, and inspiring. A “system of credibility” should be present in person and online. Make sure your LinkedIn profile tells your personal and organization brand story with a clear message. Activate the Readability tools in Word to see how you can reduce the complexity of your words. It is very important to sharpen listening skills. Be an active, engaged and interested participant in conversations.
The topic of the March 22, 2019 MCCC Business EXCELerator was "Business Development Strategies: The Path to The Cash." The meeting was moderated by Erin Allen, President, CONTEMPORARIES, Inc., who is the Vice-Chair of the MCCC Small Business Committee. The presentation was made by Caryn Kopp, Chief Door Opener, Kopp Consulting.
Ms. Kopp distinguished that the purpose of marketing is to achieve awareness; the purpose of business development is to achieve sales. To achieve sales, it is recommended to follow this chronology:
This step-by-step strategy is proven to create Caryn Kopp’s The Path To The Cash®!