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02/17/2016
Small Business Presentation  Small Business Co-Chairs: Clark Kendall, Kendall Capital Management Neil Simons, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Guest Speaker: Seth Goldman, Co-Founder & TeaEO Emeritus, Honest Tea Topic: Strategies for Building an 'Honest' Business MCCC Small Business Committee Co-Chair Neil Simons of Arthur J. Gallagher introduced Seth Goldman, TeaEO Emeritus of Honest Tea. Mr. Goldman shared his experiences of building a mission-driven company that has... Read More
11/10/2015
Guest Speaker: Mike Smith, Development Ombudsman, Office of the County Executive, Montgomery County Topic: The New Development Ombudsman in Montgomery County November 10, 2015 Recap   The vice-chair of the Infrastructure and Land Use Committee, Gus Bauman of Beveridge &  Diamond, P.C., welcomed MCCC members and introduced the guest speaker, Mike Smith, Montgomery County’s newly appointed Development Ombudsman.  Mr. Smith began by talking about the... Read More
10/08/2015
Guest Speaker: Tim Nitti, GeoAnalytics Consulting Topic: Leveraging Community Assets for Effective Economic Development October 8, 2015 Recap   The co-chair of the Economic Development Committee, Stew Edelstein, welcomed MCCC members and introduced the guest speaker, Tim Nitti, Founder of GeoAnalytics Consulting. Mr. Nitti has spoken at MCCC in the past about site selection and economic development strategies.  He opened by noting that this is an opportune time to discuss these... Read More
10/02/2015
Small Business Presentation  Small Business Co-Chairs: Clark Kendall, Kendall Capital Management Neil Simons, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Guest Speaker: Ira Koretsky, The Chief Storyteller Topic: “What Do You Do?” How to Tell Your Story in 30 Seconds of Less Clark Kendall, Vice-Chair of the Small Business Member Exchange Meeting, introduced Mr. Koretsky who got the morning going with an exercise where each person practiced their elevator speech with three people they... Read More
09/18/2015
Guest Speaker: Councilmember Tom Hucker, Montgomery County Council, District 5 Topic: The County Council and Transportation, Energy and Environment Priorities September 18, 2015 Recap The vice-chair of the Legislative Affairs Committee, Leslie Weber, welcomed MCCC members and introduced the guest speaker, Councilmember Tom Hucker, Montgomery County Council, District 5. Mr. Hucker has been on the County Council for approximately 9 months; prior to that, he served two terms as a Delegate in... Read More
09/10/2015
Guest Speaker: Ben Wu, Deputy Secretary, Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development Topic: The Reorganization of DBED Revealed September 10, 2015 Recap    The vice-chair of the Economic Development Committee, Bruce Lee, welcomed MCCC members and introduced the guest speaker, Deputy Secretary Ben Wu, Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development. Mr. Wu is a long time Montgomery County resident and has been at the forefront of efforts to promote technology... Read More
09/08/2015
Guest Speaker: Ben Grumbles, Secretary, Maryland Department of Environment Topic: Balancing Being Open for Business with Environmental Regulation September 8, 2015 Recap The vice-chair of the Infrastructure and Land Use Committee, Gus Bauman, welcomed MCCC members and introduced the guest speaker, Secretary Ben Grumbles, Maryland Department of the Environment. Mr. Bauman commented that Secretary Grumbles is well respected in the field and has a reputation for being open to all points of view... Read More
04/29/2015
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

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