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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
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... Read More
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... Read More

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