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MCCC Business EXCELerator on September 30 once again provided MCCC members with tools to use for business success.
Ira Koretsky, CEO, The Chief Storyteller® presented “Executive Storytelling: How Leaders Use Stories to Engage, Persuade and Inspire.” A key differentiator in the marketplace for any business is customer service. Ira stressed the use of effective storytelling to be remembered and to demonstrate your value and that of your organization. When you tell a...
Neil Simons, Vice Chair of the MCCC Small Business Committee welcomed a full room of Chamber members eager to network and learn how to “Market through Video.”
Justin Kanner and Heather Roymans of Image Factory DC offered insights about the value of video as a marketing tool. Each serve as Partners and Executive Creative Directors of the Silver Spring-based production company. Justin shared data that the human brain retains more information through the visual medium as opposed to...
ICYMI: MCCC Busines EXCELerator, July 28, 2016
Guest Speaker: Marc Engel, Lerch, Early and Brewer
Topic: Employment Law – Changes you need to know
Neil Simons introduced the guest speaker Marc Engel who is a partner with Lerch, Early and Brewer. Given the number of various new and updated laws at the local, state and federal level, it is important for employers to have a clear understanding as they interact with employees. Talent is one of the most important assets of a...
Guest Speaker: Roger Berliner, Montgomery County Councilmember (District 1), Chairman, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
Topic: Regional Priorities and Plans
Vice Chair Gus Bauman introduced Councilmember Berliner and explained the role he plays as Chairman of COG. Mr. Berliner has leveraged his position as chairman to focus on key issues such as Metro which is critical to growing our region’s economy. It is important to bring the region together to support Metro with...
Friday, June 17, 2016
Guest Speakers: Candidate for Maryland’s Congressional 8th District
Dan Cox, Republican
State Senator Jamie Raskin, Democrat
Topic: Meet the Candidates
The morning began with introductions of Mr. Cox by Leslie Weber, Vice Chair of the Legislative Affairs committee. Mr. Cox opened by stating that he is concerned about the direction of the country and the debt that is crushing us. It is important to Mr. Cox to tighten our spending now. He is a small business...
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Guest Speaker: Ellie Giles, CEO, WorkSource Montgomery
Topic: Find Talent Ready for Hire
Gigi Godwin introduced Ellie Giles, the newly appointed CEO to WorkSource Montgomery. Dr. Giles said how excited she is to be in this new role at a new organization that is rethinking the way we manage workforce. It is about talent development and the needs of the businesses. WorkSource Montgomery is changing the conversation so that the #1 customer is the employer and the #1...
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Guest Speaker: Amie Hoeber, Republican Candidate, Maryland Congressional District 6
Topic: Meet the Candidate Roundtable
Vice Chair Leslie Weber introduced Ms. Hoeber who is running for the House of Representatives. She began by talking about her experience as a small business owner and her role in nurturing other small businesses. This has helped her secure the NFIB endorsement.
Prior to being in business, she worked in the federal government ultimately running the...
February 11, 2016
Guest Speaker: Lily Qi, Special Assistant, Office of the Montgomery County Executive
Topic: Comprehensive Economic Strategy Update
The vice-chair of the Economic Development Committee, Leslie Ford Weber, welcomed MCCC members and introduced the guest speaker, Lily Qi, Special Assistant, Office of County Executive Ike Leggett who provided an update to the Comprehensive Economic Strategy. She framed the presentation around where we are today and where we are going in the...