Business Awards Dinner

Date: 
November 20, 2014 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: 

The Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce (MCCC) hosted 800+ guests including award winners, event sponsors, business and government leaders, and elected officials at the Business Awards Dinner on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and County Conference Center. The event celebrated business leadership, achievements and partnerships. With deep appreciation to our sponsors, guests were treated to an "Academy Awards" presentation of business achievements. As an added benefit, every guest not hosted by a sponsor was strategically seated to maximize networking potential. It was a night to remember.

CLICK HERE to view the MCCC Business Awards Dinner Program Book
 

Meet the 2014 MCCC Business Award Winners

Corporate Achievement 
HUGHES An EchoStar Company
Sponsored by Watkins Meegan, a division of CohnReznick

This award is presented to an individual or company that demonstrates leadership, innovation, commitment and good corporate citizenship in Montgomery County and beyond. The awardee makes a significant and lasting contribution to the local economy and to the community, has set consistently high standards for financial performance, sound management, and sustained growth over a period of many years. Read More

Public Sector Partner of the Year
Mauricio P. Vera, Director, Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU), United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Sponsored by Westat

The goal is to recognize a prime contractor who demonstrates excellence in sub-contracting and supports small business to accelerate their success and meets the mission of GovConNet “to promote the economic impact of the federal government presence and to advocate on behalf of the contracting community for business opportunities.” Read More
 

Small Business Leader of the Year 
Lisa M. Firestone, President & CEO, Managed Care Advisors
Sponsored by CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

The Small Business Leader award is presented to a successful small business owner or manager with 500 or fewer employees whose business has experienced substantial growth and whose leadership provided a positive impact on the business community in Montgomery County during the past year. Read More

Emeritus Business Leader of the Year
Barbara Krumsiek, President & CEO, Calvert Investments
Sponsored by M&T Bank

This award is presented to an individual who has had a substantial impact on the way business is conducted in Montgomery County and who has shown, through many years of active and continuing service, a true commitment to the Community. Read More

Corporate Social Responsibility
Clark Construction Group, LLC
Sponsored by Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States, Inc.

This award is presented to an individual or company that has demonstrated exemplary business practices and dedicated involvement and unyielding commitment to community service and volunteer programs that enrich the lives of residents of Montgomery County. Read More

Spirit of Free Enterprise
Michael Binko, President and CEO, kloudtrack®
Sponsored by EagleBank

This award is presented to an individual or company that has been successful in business, a leader in promoting free enterprise and a competitive business climate and actively involved in making Montgomery County a great place to live and work. Read More

Green Business Innovator of the Year
Scott Nash, Founder and Owner, MOM's Organic Market
Co-Sponsored by the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection and Honest Tea

This award is presented to an individual or company who demonstrates ecologically-integrated business practices and leads change by example. Read More
 

Prime Partner of the Year
Northrop Grumman Corporation
Co-Sponsored by Information Systems Solutions and  IT Concepts, Inc.

This award will recognize a public partner that supports the mission of the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce GovConNet “to promote the economic impact of the federal government presence and to advocate on behalf of the contracting community for business opportunities.”

Verl Zanders Emerging Business of the Year
WeddingWire
Finalists: Brain Sentry, Mobile System 7
Sponsored by Montgomery County Department of Economic Development

This award is presented to a company on the leading edge of innovation by creating milestones in technology and/or business practices that have enhanced earnings and contributed to the County’s reputation as an outstanding place to do business. Read More.

MCCC Strategic Partners