What's Happening at MCCC
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...
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 Recap
Jim McClelland, Emergency Management Specialist, Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security
Joe Corona, Outreach Coordinator, Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security
Topic: Small Business Emergency Preparedness
Neil Simons, Co-Chair of the Small Business Committee, welcomed MCCC members and guest speakers Jim McClelland and Joe Corona from the Montgomery County...
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 Recap
Guest Speakers: Bruce Crispell, Division of Long-Range Planning, and Pamela Dunn, Montgomery Planning Director's Office
Topic: MCPS Enrollment Trends and School Planning
Vice-Chair of the Infrastructure and Land Use Committee, Gus Bauman, welcomed MCCC members and introduced the guest speakers Bruce Crispell and Pamela Dunn to discuss enrollment...
Monday, March 9, 8:00am-9:00am Recap
Guest Speakers: John Stierhoff and Marta Harting, Venable LLP
Vice-Chair of the Legislative Affairs Committee, Tom McElroy welcomed MCCC members and introduced the guest speakers John Stierfhoff and Marta Harting of Venable LLP, MCCC’s contract lobbyists in Annapolis, to provide an update on the 2015 General Assembly Legislative Session. ...
February 18, 2015 Recap
Guest Speaker: Michael Neary, Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chtd.
Topic: Employment Law in County and State
Clark Kendall, Vice-Chair of the Small Business Committee, welcomed MCCC members and guest speaker Michael Neary, Lerch, Early & Brewer, who discussed recent changes in employment law at the State and County level.
Employment law is critical for small businesses. Most of the enforcement is complaint driven so employers need to understand best practices to be able...
February 12, 2015 Recap
Guest Speaker: Kelly Groff, President and CEO, Visit Montgomery
Topic: Business Opportunities Through County Hospitality and Events
The vice-chair of the Economic Development Committee, Leslie Ford Weber, welcomed MCCC members and introduced the guest speaker, Kelly Groff, President and CEO of Visit Montgomery, who discussed business opportunities through County hospitality and events.
Visit Montgomery is a 501 c 6 co-located with the Department of Economic...