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DED eBiz Update
March 26, 2014
IN THIS ISSUE
- Up to $50K for local green technology investments
- 2014 Small Business Awards
- CyberMontgomery is THIS Thursday!
- 2014 Small Business Mentorship Program Needs You!
- Poolesville grain farmer wins prestigious Mid-Atlantic Master Farmer Award
- Featured Events
Up to $50K for local green technology investments
Montgomery County's Green Investor Incentive Program wants YOU! An entity or individual that invests at least $25K in a qualified, local green technology or service business can qualify for an incentive payment of up to $50,000! 

The Green Investor Incentive Program was launched last year to encourage investments in local green companies by reimbursing qualified investors with payments of up to $50,000. To qualify as a green business, a company must provide a green product or technology, be headquartered in…
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2014 Small Business Awards
Join the Montgomery County Department of Economic Development on May 9 in honoring local businesses that contribute directly to the strength of the area’s economy. Businesses in 11 award categories will be celebrated at the 2nd annual event--including a new category, "Nonprofit of the Year."


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CyberMontgomery is THIS Thursday!
Cybersecurity is a major growth engine in the region. Get on board by joining over 200 cyber leaders from the private, government and academic sectors at the 2014 CyberMontgomery Forum. Plus, hear a keynote address by The Honorable Thomas J. Ridge, the first Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and former two-term Governor of Pennsylvania.

Attendees will also get an update on the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence and hear from other industry experts and guest speakers including Congressmen Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett and representatives from Lockheed Martin, Discovery Communications, DMI, Triumfant, Koolspan,…
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2014 Small Business Mentorship Program Needs You!
If you are a successful local business owner or executive and would like to give back, then sign up today to be a mentor with our Small Business Mentorship Program!

If you are a successful busines owner or executive and would like to give back to help a new or aspiring entreprenuer succeed, then sign up today to be a mentor with our Small Business Mentorship Program! Some past participants who have gone on…
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Poolesville grain farmer wins prestigious Mid-Atlantic Master Farmer Award
Charles "Jamie" Jamison's 5,000 acre family farm spans Montgomery and Frederick counties; together with his wife and three sons, they plant corn, soybeans and wheat. 

Jamison began farming 45 years ago and credits just "wanting to be successful" and his wife of 38 years - along with their three sons - for his longevity and success as a farmer. The prestigious Master Farmer award dates back to 1927.  Jamison's…
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FEATURED EVENTS
Apr. 3
Orientation to MWBC and Small Business Resources
Meet the staff of the MWBC to learn about the resources in the community to help you start and grow your business. Free!
Apr. 5
Let’s Get It Started Youth Job Fair 2014
Let’s Get It Started Youth Job Fair 2014.  A job fair for youth ages 16 - 21.
Apr. 7
SCORE Accounting for Government Contractors Workshop
Your business plan is your road map to success, guiding your actions as you start a business and obtain financing via loans or investments. This workshop helps you prepare a professional business plan. All the elements of the business plan are taught by experienced small business instructors.
Apr. 9
T2 Speakers Series - 4/9/14 “Preparing for the FLC National Meeting - Why YOU Should Attend”
ABSTRACT: The Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer will hold its annual meeting in Montgomery County this year at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center April 21-23.  The FLC’s mission is focused on connecting the hundreds of federal laboratories to our nation’s …more
Apr. 21
2014 FLC National Meeting: Accelerating Innovation for Economic Impact
During this three day training and recognition event, you’ll have the opportunity to learn new approaches for advancing technology transfer (T2), with sessions centered on this year’s theme of Accelerating Innovation for Economic Impact. From beginners to advanced T2 professionals, this year’s National Meeting …more
Apr. 22
Forum on International Trade: Competing for a Place in the Global Economy
Montgomery Community Media will host the Maryland-DC District Export Council, US Commercial Service, the Small Business Administration and Maryland business leaders to present a four-hour program on the challenges and opportunities facing companies going global.  The program will feature four panels covering key aspects …more