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Council President Katz to host ninth weekly business and economic development briefing on Zoom, Friday, July 10 at 12:30 p.m.

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, July 7, 2020

ROCKVILLE, Md., July 7, 2020—Montgomery County Council President Sidney Katz will host the ninth installment in his ongoing series of virtual business briefings for County residents, this Friday, July 10 at 12:30 p.m. The briefing will take place on the online video communications platform Zoom. 

Council President Katz will be joined by Omar Lazo, owner of Los Chorros restaurant in Wheaton and Trish Schechtman, special events operator for Tusculum Farm in Laytonsville. The guests will discuss how local businesses are navigating the gradual, evidence-based reopening of the County’s economy, which is currently in Phase Two. Residents and local businesses can find information and guidelines at the Reopening Montgomery website.

“Partnering with our local business community is more important now than it has ever been, as we face down the economic challenges presented by the Covid-19 crisis,” said Council President Katz. “As a former small business owner, I know how integral local businesses are and will continue to be to Montgomery County’s economy.”

Residents can submit their questions for Council President Katz and the other participants by e-mailing Councilmember.Katz@MontgomeryCountyMD.Gov. Residents will also have the opportunity to submit questions in the Zoom chat during the question and answer portion of the briefing. Residents must register ahead of time by emailing Councilmember.Katz@MontgomeryCountyMD.Gov to participate. Residents will receive the Zoom call information by email when they register.

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Release ID: 20-288
Media Contact: Lisa Mandel-Trupp 240-777-7812