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Turn Your Accounting System into an Asset for Winning and Conducting Business with the Federal Government 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.” Donna provided guidance on the importance of implementing internal controls related to all cost centers... Read More
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - MCCC Business EXCELerator - Customer Retention Strategies     MCCC Small Business Co-Chair Greg Knoop welcomed Jeremy Williams, President and CEO, i3 Design and Consulting LLC to speak about Customer Retention Strategies. He began with a sobering statistic: 40% is the re-compete win rate for government contractors. The relationship with the customer is the #1 factor in retaining business. It is critical to create a strategy with milestone “... Read More
Wednesday, May 17 - MCCC Business EXCELerator - "You Got The Appointment - Now What?"   Greg Knoop, MCCC Small Business Co-Chair introduced Patrick Johnson, Director of Procurement, Office of Procurement, Montgomery College. As the largest community college in Maryland, Montgomery College educates roughly 60,000 students and employs 2,500 faculty and staff. The Office of Procurement consolidates the purchasing needs for all campuses. Mr. Johnson encouraged businesses to... Read More
The March 2, 2017 Business EXCELerator meeting focused on “Building a Pipeline / Business Development” Neil Simons of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. introduced Tom Cates President & Chairman, The Brookside Group, Inc. He presented valuable ways “being remarkable – remarked on” impacts revenue. Important lessons are to construct positive and meaningful “1 on 1” relationships with customers to retain their business. In a competitive... Read More
GovConNet Member Forum - GSA Overview of the Procurement Ombudsman Office and GSA’s New Programs and Initiatives      Millisa L. Gary, Ombudsman, GSA Office of the Procurement provided an overview of Procurement Ombudsman Office, New Programs and Initiatives.  Ms. Gary’s entire career has been with the Federal government, in both the executive and legislative branches. Ms. Gary was appointed as GSA’s first Procurement Ombudsman in February... Read More
The February 2, 2017 Business EXCELerator meeting focused on “Exceptional Customer Service” Larry Gross, MCCC Small Business Co-Chair introduced Pete Strickland who is the Coach  & Founder of Strickly Speaking. Pete has coached basketball for 31 years, spanning the professional, collegiate and high school ranks. He has mentored, tutored and been a positive example to countless student-athletes, their families, their friends and their associates. He demonstrated how an... Read More
The December 1, 2016 Business EXCELerator focused on “Award Winning Performances and How They Do It.” Todd Marks, Chief- Everything-Officer, Founder & President, Mindgrub Technologies provided an introduction to Mindgrub and its live, work and play culture. Mindgrub is an end to end digital agency with a core competency in digital innovation. With processes deeply rooted in tactful user experience, they build whatever the mind can conceive. Top notch responsive websites,... Read More
Wesley Stith, Vice President and Purchasing Manager, Clark Construction briefly described the history and national presence of the company headquartered in Bethesda. Their subcontractor Development Group is committed to providing economic opportunities that stimulate growth and development for the small business community. Clark mentors small businesses to bridge the gap between presentation and opportunity. They develop achievement plans to meet their requirements. The five key elements to... Read More

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