Annual Dinner

June 5, 2014 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Business leaders, government, elected officials and the media  celebrated leadership that energizes our community and makes it possible to declare What’s Next is Here. Four prestigious awards were presented including the Chairman’s AwardA youth dance troupe joyously entered the ballroom and performed to "Happy." This led to the passing of the torch from the 2013-2014 MCCC Chair of the Board Christopher Carpenito, CPA, Executive Vice President & CFO, HESS Construction to the 2014-2015 MCCC Chair Lisa Cines, CPA, Office Managing Partner, Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP and welcome the 2014-2015 MCCC Board of Directors. It was a great night for Meaningful Connections, Commerce and Celebration.

View the MCCC 55th Annual Dinner Comcast Newsmakers Video

Read | Watch - Lisa Cines' Keynote Address

Chairman's Award
Kenneth C. King, Senior Vice President, The Ezra Company

Presented to a member of the Board of Directors who advanced the mission of the Chairman. Watch on YouTube


Business Advocate of the Year
Clark Kendall, Kendall Capital Management
Sponsored by RMR & Associates, Inc.

Recognizes the significant impact of the awardee's advocacy efforts to advance the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce legislative goals. Watch on YouTube

Legislator of the Year
Nancy King, State Senator, Maryland General Assemby 
Sponsored by Lockheed Martin Corporation

Recognizes a legislator who exemplifies the ideals of the Chamber – a passion for innovative ideas, a commitment to economic growth and prosperity, and a dedication to our community. Watch on YouTube

Public Sector Partner of the Year
Tracey Pinson, Director, Office of Small Business Programs,
Department of the Army 
Sponsored by PilieroMazza PLLC | Madison Services Group, Inc. |  Spectrum Healthcare Resources

Recognizes an individual or an organization that works in partnership with the Chamber to propel our missions forward. Watch on YouTube


Accessibility Information

All public events hosted by the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce and Montgomery County Community Foundation are accessible to eligible persons with disabilities. Eligible persons must make their accommodation needs known at least 30 days in advance of the event date. Contact Linda Ekizian, Vice President, Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce at 301-738-0015 x241; email or Patty Brown, Director, Program Management, Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce at 301-738-0015 x 209; email Thank you.


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