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Greetings from the Chamber

Welcome to our latest newsletter!

To learn more about MCCC events or programs, you are invited to call us at 301-738-0015 or visit our website. As always, it's a good day when we hear from you! Read on to catch up on recent happenings...

Gigi Godwin
MCCC President & CEO

VIP Presented at National Conferences

MCCC Foundation President Barbara Ashe (pictured above, left) introduced the Veteran Institute of Procurement (VIP) Program at several National Conferences this summer. Barbara was a guest speaker at the Veteran Entrepreneur Training Symposium in Reno, NV, she moderated a panel discussion at the National Veteran Small Business Conference and Expo in New Orleans, LA, and will address the American Legion Convention in Minneapolis, MN today. VIP Signature Sponsor Jackie Asencio, President and CEO of C2 Portfolio, Inc. (pictured above, right) will join Barbara in the presentation to the American Legion Convention. VIP is designed for veteran-owned businesses to accelerate their ability to win Federal contracts. These national conferences attract 400-10,000 attendees from the Veteran business community. The next VIP session takes place from October 18-20, 2011. READ MORE ABOUT VIP

Upcoming: MCCC Business Awards Dinner


The 2011 MCCC Business Awards Dinner is on Wed., Oct. 26, 2011 at 6PM at the North Bethesda Marriott and Conference Center! The event celebrates individuals and businesses that make our economy and community thrive. Join 700+ guests, award winners, sponsors, business leaders and elected officials at this annual sold-out event. Award winners to be announced in September. READ MORE

The Chamber is Hiring!


Do you know someone who would be a good fit at the Chamber? We're hiring! The Chamber is seeking candidates to fill various positions including Manager, Web & Design; Executive Assistant: GovConNet; Executive Assistant: Public Affairs; and Administrator, Accounts Receivable. To apply, submit a letter of interest and resume to Georgette Godwin, President & CEO, MCCC via e-mail. READ JOB DESCRIPTIONS

Membership Committee Meetings for September

One of the many benefits to joining our Chamber is interacting with decision makers in our community, regularly. The Chamber's five committees meet monthly at our offices in Rockville to investigate issues and network with new people. Below is the list of our upcoming committee meetings that are reserved exclusively for our members.

Infrastructure and Land Use Committee, Vice Chair Gus Bauman, Beveridge & Diamond, P.C.: September 13th at 8:30AM will be meeting with Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection Director Bob Hoyt and Watershed Management Division Chief Steve Shofar. LEARN MORE
Economic Development Committee, Vice Chair Bill Robertson, President & CEO, Adventist Healthcare, Inc., Co-Chair Stewart Edelstein, Executive Director, Universities at Shady Grove: September 15th at 8AM will be meeting with Gar Alperovitz, University of Maryland Professor of Economics. LEARN MORE
Legislative Affairs Committee, Co-Chair Josh Bokee, Director of Government Affairs, Comcast: September 16th at 8AM will be meeting with Councilmember Roger Berliner, Montgomery County Council. LEARN MORE
Small Business Committee, Vice Chair Judy Stephenson, President, OFFICEPRO, Co-Chair Charlie Atwell, President, Innovative Business Interiors, Inc: September 21st at 8AM will be meeting with Brian Vaughn, President & COO of Shipshape IT, LLC. LEARN MORE

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