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Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber holds 12th Annual Upcounty Business Breakfast Briefing



Twelve years ago, the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce established the Upcounty Business Breakfast Briefing which affords Chamber members and Upcounty Business Leaders an opportunity to discuss legislative issues with their elected officials.

On Wednesday, Oct. 4, the GGCC welcomed Montgomery County Executive Isiah “Ike” Leggett; State Senators Cheryl Kagan, District 17; Nancy King, District 39; and Brian Feldman, District 15, as their guest speakers at its 12th Annual Upcounty Business Breakfast Briefing.

“It’s so important for businesses to work closely with our legislators. We are fortunate to have a great relationship with our County Executive and our State Senators,” said Marilyn Balcombe, GGCC President/CEO

The event was sponsored and hosted by Hughes Network Systems, LLC - An EchoStar Company and held at their location in Germantown.

Transportation, education and minimum wage were the forefront of conversations held.

Montgomery County Executive Isiah “Ike” Leggett began his remarks reconfirming the County’s commitment to education and the goal to provide students with the educational means for success. He noted transportation continues to be a critical issue in this County – especially along the I-270 Corridor. Leggett stated that the County will continue its efforts and work with the State and the Federal Government to increase capacity on Interstate 270. And he mentioned that the County’s economic development efforts are now fully transitioned into a private sector, stating “we are expanding and growing”.

“We have to make sure we are supporting our non-profit sector” said State Senator Cheryl Kagan.