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Small Business Network (SBN) at MCM March 16

Montgomery Community Media | Montgomery Community Television

Thursday, March 16, 2017 from 7:00 AM to 8:30 AM (EDT)

Small Business Network (SBN) at MCM March 16

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Montgomery County Small Business Networking Breakfast. Admit ONE (1). THURSDAY MARCH 16, 2017 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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We invite YOU to join us for an outstanding networking opportunity with Montgomery County Council President Berliner and Marla Bilonick, Executive Director – Latino Economic Development Corporation including insight and Q&A.




Doors open at 7:00 am.

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

Date:Thursday March 16, 2017


7:00am – Doors Open

7:00-7:30am – Continental Breakfast by Key Ingredients Catering & Networking

7:30-7:40am –  Welcome & Greetings

7:40-8:00am – Networking

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

Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner and Marla Bilonick, Executive Director – Latino Economic Development Corporation

“Creating Economic Opportunity: Establishing Microlending in Montgomery County”

8:25am – Closing Comments


First elected in 2006 to the Montgomery County Council, Council President Roger Berliner represents the Western part of Montgomery County. Along with serving as Council President, he is the Chair of the Council’s Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy, and Environment Committee and has been the author of more than two dozen laws that make Montgomery County one of the most sustainable communities in the country. In addition, he is a member of the Health & Human Services Committee, where he has been a strong advocate for seniors, library users, the disabled, and the poor.

In addition to his council roles, Councilmember Berliner has served as Chair of the Washington Regional Board of Directors of the Council of Governments (COG) as well as Chair of COG’s Climate, Energy, and Environment Policy Committee. He is a graduate of the Leadership Montgomery Program (Class of 2002) and Leadership Greater Washington Program (Class of 2015).
A nationally recognized energy lawyer, Councilmember Berliner previously served as Legislative Director for U.S. Senator Howard Metzenbaum; a Policy Advisor to Congressman Henry Waxman; a Senior Policy Advisor to the California State Legislature; and the Director of Congressional Liaison for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.



Marla Bilonick is Executive Director of the Latino Economic Development Center-LEDC. She leads LEDC's regional efforts to drive the economic and social advancement of low- to moderate-income Latinos and other D.C. and Baltimore area residents by equipping them with the skills and tools to achieve financial independence. She’s worked in the fields of microfinance and microenterprise development since 1999---internationally and in U.S. urban settings. She serves on several local and national Boards of Directors.






The Gaithersburg Germantown Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Silver Spring Chamber of Commerce

Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation

The Rockville Chamber of Commerce

and The Montgomery County Small Business Navigator


The Montgomery County Small Business Network 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.

SBN facilitator, Kelly Leonard, is a speaker, trainer and award-winning CEO of Taylor-Leonard Corporation (T-LC); a Montgomery County-based small business with expertise in training, business development, and information technology.  Previously, Kelly held leadership positions with GE Healthcare Financial Services, Kaiser Permanente, and PwC. She also served as Small Business Committee Chair for Montgomery Business Development Corporation where she 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 ( or follow her on Twitter ( for small business and economic development updates.

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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Montgomery Community Media | Montgomery Community Television
7548 Standish Place
Rockville, MD 20855

Thursday, March 16, 2017 from 7:00 AM to 8:30 AM (EDT)

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