Business Awards Dinner

Date: 
November 20, 2014 - 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Location: 

SAVE THE DATE: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2014

The MCCC Business Awards Dinner Committee and Chair of the Board Lisa Cines, CPA of Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP invite you to join in the celebration of those who make our economy and community thrive. This annual sold-out event attracts 700+ guests including award winners, sponsors, business leaders, elected and government officials and the media.  Join us for a great evening of Meaningful Connections, Commerce and Celebration. Become a Sponsor of this event.

Watch the 2013 Business Awards Dinner Comcast Newsmakers Video
 

2014 Award Winners

Corporate Achievement 
Hughes Network Systems, LLC an EchoStar Company
Sponsored by Watkins Meegan

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.

Public Sector Partner of the Year
Mauricio P. Vera, Director, Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU), U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

 

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 recognize the positive economic impact of the government agency presence in our region and to educate and engage the business community in procurement opportunities with the government, prime contractors and each other.”

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.

Emeritus Business Leader of the Year
Barbara Krumsiek, President & CEO, Calvert Investments

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.

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.

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

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.

Green Business Innovator of the Year
Scott Nash, Founder and Owner, MOM's Organic Market

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

Prime Partner of the Year
Northrop Grumman Corporation

This award will recognize a public partner that supports the mission of the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce GovConNet “to recognize the positive economic impact of the government agency presence in our region and to educate and engage the business community in procurement opportunities with the government, prime contractors and each other.”
 

Verl Zanders Emerging Business of the Year Finalists
Brain Sentry, Mobile System 7, and WeddingWire
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.

MCCC Strategic Partners