The topic of the December 13, 2018 MCCC Business EXCELerator was "Meet the Award Winners and Learn from the BEST." The meeting was moderated by Erin Allen, President, CONTEMPORARIES, and Co-Chair of the MCCC Small Business Committee. Featured panelists were:
How to Effectively Communicate Your Capabilities to Existing and Prospective Clients in the Commercial and Federal Marketplaces
The topic of the October 19, 2018 MCCC Business EXCELerator was Find Your Voice – How to Effectively Communicate Your Capabilities to Existing and Prospective Clients in the Commercial and Federal Marketplaces.
The two guest speakers were Wesley Stith, Vice President of Purchasing and Small Business Development at Clark Construction Group, LLC, and Dr. Michelle Street, Deputy Director for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSBDU). The speakers provided Chamber members and invited guests with their perspectives on government contracting, creating opportunities for your small business, and the importance of relationship building. Each speaker brought their unique perspective to the conversation, as professionals in the private sector and within the Federal government structure.
Mr. Stith kicked off the morning’s conversation by asking attendees, “are you ready?” He spoke to the importance of being prepared, shared his Five Key Components of a Tiered Agreement, and described the features Clark looks for in small businesses that would like to partner with Clark as subcontractors. Additionally, he took some excellent questions from attendees and made himself available to attendees following his presentation.
Dr. Street provided the EXCELerator attendees with the tools they need to find their voice and create opportunities to work with HHS. As she shared during her presentation, “if you don’t know where to begin with trying to work with HHS, they don’t know where to begin to try to help you.” She presented some organizational information to help attendees understand the magnitude of HHS, as well as some helpful charts about the missions of different agencies within HHS and how they work with small businesses.
Suzanne L. Rotbert, MCCC Vice-Chair of Small Business, helped moderate the conversation and provided some insightful commentary.
The June 28, 2018 MCCC Business EXCELerator featured the topic Employee Engagement – How We Make It Fun! Each panelist offered first-hand experiences about the work they do to attract and retain employees in a highly competitive job market.
The MCCC Business EXCELerator meeting on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 focused on “Conference Preparedness – Marketing Yourself” The speakers were Ira Koretsky, CEO, The Chief Storyteller and Gloria Larkin, President & CEO, TargetGov.
Biz EXCELerator - Nov 30, 2017 - “Cyber Security – What Companies Need to do to be Compliant, Competitive and Covered”
The MCCC Business Excelerator program on Thursday, November 30, 2017 addressed “Cyber Security – What Companies Need to do to be Compliant, Competitive and Covered” in the government and commercial arena.
“Top Risk Factors – Accounting, Insurance and Legal” in the commercial and government arena.
The commercial sector panel of experts included Suzanne Rotbert, Miles & Stockbridge, P.C., Jeremy Welsh, The Insurance Exchange, JoAnn Platt and Kate Fisher, E. Cohen and Company, CPAs
Member Exchange Meeting - Sept 14,2017 - New Transportation Technologies and the Impact on Infrastructure and Planning
The MCCC Member Exchange Meeting on Thursday, September 14, 2017 provided insights followed by a lively conversation on “New Transportation Technologies and the Impact on Infrastructure and Planning.” Dusty Rood moderated the panel of experts that included Samrat Valani, Director of Technology Strategy, Transurban, John Bowis, President, Chevy Chase Acura, Wes Guckert, President, The Traffic Group and Emil Wolanin, Deputy Director/COO, Montgomery County Department of Transportation.
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On July 27, 2017 MCCC Small Business Co-Chair Greg Knoop welcomed Donna Dominguez, Director, Government Contract Services Group, Aronson LLC to speak about “Turning Your Accounting System into an Asset for Winning and Conducting Business with the Federal Government.”
MCCC Small Business Co-Chair Greg Knoop welcomed Jeremy Williams, President and CEO, i3 Design and Consulting LLC to speak about Customer Retention Strategies.