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Thursday, October 20, 2016 from 7:00 AM to 8:30 AM (EDT)

MAFCU Invites You to SBU at MCM on 10/20/16

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Montgomery County Small Business Networking Breakfast. Admit ONE (1). Thursday, October 20, 2016 7:00 AM to 8:30 AM Montgomery Community Media 7548 Standish Place, Rockville, Maryland 20855 (301) 424-1730 Please, consider making ongoing donations to Montgomery Community Television dba Montgomery Community Media in order that it may continue to offer you events and programming that YOU want. Montgomery Community Media is a 501c3, and your donation is tax deductible!
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 Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union presents a 


Small Business University

in partnership with Montgomery Community Media,

Taylor-Leonard Corporation &

in collaboration with the U. S. Small Business Administration



We invite YOU to join us

for an outstanding networking opportunity

for you with

Benjamin H. Wu

Deputy Secretary of Commerce Office of the Governor 

Chief Operating Officer Maryland Department of Commerce

including insight and tips with Q&A




Doors open at 7:00 am.

The event occurs from 7:00 am until 8:30 am.

Date:Thursday October 20, 2016


Featured Presenter: Benjamin H. Wu

Deputy Secretary of Commerce Office of the Governor 

Chief Operating Officer Maryland Department of Commerce


Topic: "Steps to Success in Small Business"

  • What resources the state offers to help small businesses grow and expand their markets/customer base
  • Learning how to access those resources and make them work for you. 



7:00am – Doors Open

7:00-7:30am – Continental Breakfast & Networking

7:30-7:40am – Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union & Montgomery Community Media Welcome & Greetings

7:40-8:00am – Networking

8:00-8:25am – Special Presentation by Featured Presenter:

                       BENJAMIN H. WU + Q&A

8:25am – Closing Comments



Benjamin H. Wu

 Deputy Secretary of Commerce

Office of the Governor

 Chief Operating Officer

Maryland Department of Commerce 


At the beginning of his term, Governor Larry Hogan appointed Ben Wu as the Maryland Deputy Secretary of Commerce. Ben also serves as the Chief Operating Officer of the Maryland Department of Commerce to help lead the Governor’s top administration priority of reforming the state’s economic competitiveness.

An internationally recognized technology policy expert, Ben has a distinguished record of substantive experience and management leadership at the highest levels of three presidential and gubernatorial administrations, as well as in the U.S. Congress. He has led the creation of significant Maryland, United States, and international initiatives affecting innovation, competition, technology commercialization, international trade, and economic development.

Ben has served previously as the U.S. Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Technology and the U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Technology Policy, as well as the Maryland Assistant Secretary of Business and Economic Development and Senior Technology Policy Advisor and as Counsel for former Maryland Congresswoman Connie Morella and the Technology Subcommittee of the House Science Committee.

At the U.S. Department of Commerce, Ben served as the Chief Operating Officer for the more than 3,000 employee, $500 million bureau that included the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, Maryland. He was also the Executive Secretary of the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) Committee on Technology, a presidential committee to coordinate technology, science, and space innovation.

During his 13-year tenure working in Congress, Ben drafted laws affecting federal intellectual property, requiring Y2K readiness, and advancing math and science education. In Maryland, Ben has a substantive record of forging successful public-private partnerships to drive scientific research and development and has effectively collaborated with the state’s industry, academia and federal, state and local partners on life sciences, cyber, energy, manufacturing, and international initiatives to accelerate technology-led economic development.

Ben graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from New York University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Pittsburgh. Ben attended Montgomery County Public Schools and resides in Montgomery County.





The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Montgomery County,

 The Gaithersburg Germantown Chamber of Commerce &

The Montgomery County Small Business Navigator


The Montgomery County Small Business Series offers the opportunity to invigorate and innovate your business with insight and information from regional business leaders’ presentations and question and answer sessions. Seminars and networking are designed to support and enhance the success of your business in Montgomery County.

SBU facilitator, Kelly Leonard, is the CEO of Taylor-Leonard Corporation (T-LC).  Previously, Kelly held leadership positions with GE Healthcare Financial Services, Kaiser Permanente, and PwC. Currently, Kelly serves as Small Business Committee Chair for Montgomery Business Development Corporation and recently launched the “Small Business Works Here” initiative aimed at increasing small and minority business awareness and engagement through vendor outreach, procurement, and collaboration with large, County-based private enterprise.  Kelly has demonstrated results-oriented strategic marketing by targeting distinct audiences to create relevant campaigns, programs and outcomes for economic stimulus.

Visit Kelly’s LinkedIn profile: http://www.linkedin.com/in/ktleonard.



Thank you for your  donation to  

Montgomery Community Television  

dba Montgomery Community Media  

that allows us to offer you events  

and programming that YOU want.

Montgomery Community Media is a 501c3,  

your donation is tax deductible,

and we will recognize YOU and YOUR BUSINESS!

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7548 Standish Place
Rockville, MD 20855

Thursday, October 20, 2016 from 7:00 AM to 8:30 AM (EDT)

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Since our 1984 founding as the county’s community media center and region's largest public access station, our aim remains to "inform, connect and educate" the 1+ million residents of Montgomery County. Our mission is to encourage and sponsor “first-voice “multimedia content that meets community needs, engages our communities, and offers forums for free expression on both broadcast and broadband platforms. Our vision is to educate and empower county residents by providing a means to creatively engage and more effectively connect them through our multimedia platforms. We serve the community through content distribution, educational training, economic development, nonprofit partnerships and collaborations, and production services. Towards the fulfillment of those goals by innovative and informative means, we foster and sustain programming and offerings that both reflect and promote the culturally and socioeconomically inclusive communities that comprise the mosaic that is us. Our multimedia content is community-centric and overwhelmingly volunteer produced. We broadcast to nearly 873,000 viewers in over 351,000 cable TV households. Our broadband platform, mymcmedia.org, annually serves over 860,000 web visitors. Our nearly 700 active volunteers annually complete 600+ projects, engage the humanities through weekly blogs and daily tweets, and provide over 14,000 hours of on-air content. Our volunteers and presenters contribute 120 program series each quarter in nearly a dozen languages, including: "Backpack Beat," "Musica Y Algo Mas," "Selam Ethiopia," "Traveltelevision,” “Igreja Batista Brasileira,” “Revista Semanal Montgomery,” and the "Punjabi Community Hour." Our volunteer bloggers include interests in psychology, the culinary arts interior design, public policy, creative writing, etc. Our community-based multimedia participators engage us through Facebook.com/myMCMedia, @myMCMedia on Twitter and Linkedin.com/myMCMedia, YouTube.com/myMCMedia, YouReport.com, Pintrest.com, Instagram.com, Eventbrite.com, eVite.com and Constant Contact. We hold the 2014 1st Place for “Use of Social Media” award from the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA). LinkedIn.org named us as one of 2012's top 5% most viewed LinkedIn profiles! NATOA awarded us the 2014 1st Place for Event/Program Promotion for our “My Favorite Teacher” PSA. We hold both the 2012 and 2013 "Overall Excellence" national awards from Alliance for Community Media. We annually teach 1,000 students in 80 class types and issue nearly 30 certification types. We publish electronic newsletters to 33,000+ readers. On Facebook we have 12,000+ Friends. On YouTube we have exceeded 505,000+ video views.
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