The April 20, 2017 Green Business Forum provided multiple ways businesses can modernize and enhance transit benefits for employees, reduce spending and shrink environmental footprints.
Sandra Brecher, Chief of Commuter Services, Montgomery County Department of Transportation provided news about financial incentives - such as pre-tax payroll deductions and State and County transit credits and subsides - to alleviate peak-hour traffic congestion in Montgomery County.
Kerri Morehart, Vice President HR, The Cadmus Group presented how their employee benefits package addresses transportation issues that impact individual financial and commuting concerns. Cadmus integrates County and State subsidies and other programs to advantage their attraction and retention of employees.
Rachel Healy, Director of Sustainability, WMATA’s demonstrated how a robust transit system improves the quality of life, environment and economy in multiple ways throughout the region. The performance of the system has a direct and positive impact on sustainability. WMATA is integrating changes to improve the environment, such as recycling old rail cars and installing LED lighting.
What are Green Business Forums?
The Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce, Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection and Montgomery College have partnered to create a Green Business Forum (GBF). Taking place from 8:00am – 9:30am, four times a year in the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce boardroom, each forum will feature experts who offer unique perspectives on the advantages of being a green business. Panels will be moderated by Montgomery College faculty. Presentations will be followed by Q&A. Montgomery College will offer “how-to” webinars to supplement the forums. The cost to attend the Forums is $39.00, unless otherwise noted. Registration is required.
Learn about the Montgomery County Green Business Certification Program
Read about the Federal government's move to green in the Washington Business Journal: "Government contractors agree to go green with the feds"