What's Happening at MCCC
Guest Speaker: Tim Nitti, GeoAnalytics Consulting
Topic: Leveraging Community Assets for Effective Economic Development
October 8, 2015 Recap
The co-chair of the Economic Development Committee, Stew Edelstein, welcomed MCCC members and introduced the guest speaker, Tim Nitti, Founder of GeoAnalytics Consulting. Mr. Nitti has spoken at MCCC in the past about site selection and economic development strategies. He opened by noting that this is an opportune time to discuss these...
Presentation 1 - Small Business Focus
Speaker: Ira Koretsky, The Chief Storyteller
Topic: “What Do You Do?” How to Tell Your Story in 30 Seconds of Less
Presentation 2 - GovConNet Focus
Speaker: Tabisa Kalisa, Program Manager, Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP), NASA
Topic: Effective Marketing to the Federal Government
Presentation 1 - Small Business Focus
Guest Speaker: Ira Koretsky, The Chief Storyteller
Topic: “What Do You Do?” How to Tell...
Guest Speaker: Councilmember Tom Hucker, Montgomery County Council, District 5
Topic: The County Council and Transportation, Energy and Environment Priorities
September 18, 2015 Recap
The vice-chair of the Legislative Affairs Committee, Leslie Weber, welcomed MCCC members and introduced the guest speaker, Councilmember Tom Hucker, Montgomery County Council, District 5. Mr. Hucker has been on the County Council for approximately 9 months; prior to that, he served two terms as a Delegate in...
Guest Speaker: Ben Wu, Deputy Secretary, Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development
Topic: The Reorganization of DBED Revealed
September 10, 2015 Recap
The vice-chair of the Economic Development Committee, Bruce Lee, welcomed MCCC members and introduced the guest speaker, Deputy Secretary Ben Wu, Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development. Mr. Wu is a long time Montgomery County resident and has been at the forefront of efforts to promote technology...
Guest Speaker: Ben Grumbles, Secretary, Maryland Department of Environment
Topic: Balancing Being Open for Business with Environmental Regulation
September 8, 2015 Recap
The vice-chair of the Infrastructure and Land Use Committee, Gus Bauman, welcomed MCCC members and introduced the guest speaker, Secretary Ben Grumbles, Maryland Department of the Environment. Mr. Bauman commented that Secretary Grumbles is well respected in the field and has a reputation for being open to all points of view...
The proposed revenue from the FY16 Fuel/Energy Tax is $206.2 million, the third highest source of tax revenue.
To see the explanation of the proposed FY16 Fuel/Energy Tax, click here for the Revenue section of the FY 16 Operating Budget and scroll down to “Tax Revenues” where you will find “Energy Tax.”
The Energy tax adds $8,000-$15,000 a month that office building tenants must pay.
- The Montgomery County Energy Tax is...
Special Meeting of the MCCC Board of Directors
Guest Speaker: Maryland Department of Transportation Secretary Peter Rahn
April 14, 2015 Recap
MCCC Chair of the Board Lisa Cines opened up the meeting by welcoming Secretary Peter Rahn and MCCC members. The members introduced themselves and shared their top priorities for transportation in the region: congestion, Purple Line, maintenance repairs, and streamlining MDOT processes, were among them. Secretary...
Thursday, April 9, 2015 Recap
Guest Speaker: Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot
Topic: Maryland's fiscal climate, tax revenue impact, and economic opportunities
Stew Edelstein introduced Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot, who is a longtime friend of MCCC. He began by remarking on how the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce has tremendous traction in Annapolis and how he learns a lot from sessions with business people.
He was joined by Joe Shapiro who serves as an omsbudsman...