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Fast Facts   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... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 Recap  Guest Speakers:  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... Read More
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... Read More
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.  ... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More

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