What's Happening at MCCC

04/24/2014
April 23, 2014 Recap: Guest Speaker: Rick Arthur, Managing Director of Greater Washington Region & Chief Information Officer, Hartman Executive Advisors Clark Kendall, Co-Chair of the Small Business Committee, welcomed MCCC members and introduced the guest speaker, Rick Arthur of Hartman Executive Advisors who spoke on “Avoiding the ‘IT Hairball’: How to manage your IT Strategy as you grow.” Arthur started his presentation with the anatomy of a hairball. Many... Read More
04/10/2014
April 10, 2014 Recap: Guest Speaker:  Kathy Snyder, President, Maryland Chamber of Commerce The co-chair of the Economic Development Committee, Stew Edelstein, welcomed MCCC members and introduced the guest speaker, Kathy Snyder, President, Maryland Chamber of Commerce. She presented about the progress and goals of the Maryland Competitiveness Coalition and provided insights from the 2014 Maryland General Assembly Legislative Session. The Maryland Competitiveness Coalition strives to... Read More
03/31/2014
Monday, March 31, 2014 Recap Guest Speakers: John Stierhoff, Partner, Venable LLP; Marta Harting, Partner, Venable LLP; and Brian Quinn, Counsel, Venable LLP Ilaya Hopkins, Vice President, Public Affairs, MCCC welcomed members and introduced our guest speakers. They provided MCCC members with updates from the 2014 General Assembly Legislative Session. With one week remaining in the session, which concludes on Monday, April 7, the following is an overview of bills the Chamber is following... Read More
03/19/2014
March 19, 2014 Recap: Guest Speaker: Ben Landers, President, Blue Corona Lisa Cines, Vice-Chair of the Small Business Committee, and Clark Kendall, Co-Chair of the Small Business Committee, welcomed MCCC members and introduced the guest speaker, Ben Landers, President, Blue Corona. Landers presented about the “Getting the Most from Social Media.” Social media is a valuable tool for companies to build awareness, community, referrals, and generate leads. Landers’ framework... Read More
03/13/2014
March 13, 2014 Recap: Guest Speaker:  Nate Lesser, Deputy Director, National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE), NIST The co-chair of the Economic Development Committee, Stew Edelstein, welcomed MCCC members and introduced the guest speaker, Nate Lesser, Deputy Director, National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).  Lesser presented about NCCoE’s mission, goals, and current projects. NCCoE collaborates with... Read More
03/12/2014
March 11, 2014 Recap: Guest Speakers: Susan Swift, Director of Community Planning and Development Services, City of Rockville and John Schlichting, Director, Planning and Code Administration, City of Gaithersburg Vice-Chair of the Infrastructure and Land Use Committee, Gus Bauman, welcomed MCCC members and spoke about the process of the appointment of a new Planning Board Chair. MCCC will schedule meeting with candidates after the filing deadline of April 8, 2014. Jennifer Russel, Rodgers... Read More
02/27/2014
February 27, 2014 – How to Find Program Dollars in the Federal Budget Guest Speaker:  Ann Sullivan, President, Madison Services Group, Inc. MCCC GovConNet Chair Kwesi Rogers welcomed MCCC members and introduced the guest speaker Ann Sullivan, President, Madison Services Group, Inc. (MSGI). Sullivan gave a presentation called, “Follow the Money” about how to find program dollars in the Federal Budget. Sullivan began the presentation by describing the budget process.... Read More
02/19/2014
February 19, 2014 Guest Speaker: Kenny King, Senior Vice President, The Ezra Company Lisa Cines, Chair of the Small Business Committee welcomed MCCC members and introduced the speaker, Kenny King, Senior Vice President, The Ezra Company. King presented about the approach, techniques and tips for successful negotiation. In his 32 years with The Ezra Company, King has successfully negotiated over 500 lease, acquisition and disposition transactions. King offered a number of important strategies... Read More

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