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‘Business Development in Montgomery County’ Will Be Theme as Montgomery County Hosts Revitalization and Recovery Virtual Town Hall on Friday, April 30

For Immediate Release: Monday, April 26, 2021

“Business Development in Montgomery County” will be the theme from noon-1 p.m. on Friday, April 30, when Montgomery County’s COVID-19 Economic Revitalization and Recovery program continues its series of virtual town hall meetings to keep businesses informed on strategies for doing business as the health crisis continues.


County Executive Marc Elrich initiated the series of town halls held every other Friday as a way to share timely updates on COVID-19 topics of interest to the business community. The town halls give businesses an opportunity to hear directly from County leaders. Jerome Fletcher, the County’s assistant chief administrative officer (ACAO) for economic development, hosts the sessions. He also provides updates on grant programs available to County businesses and offers ideas that can help economic recovery.


During the April 30 town hall, ACAO Fletcher will welcome Laurie Boyer, manager of the business advancement team, and, Ruth Semple, who is on the business advancement team in the Office of the County Executive. They will discuss how the County can be a launching pad for businesses and the availability of resources for new ventures.  


In addition, ACAO Fletcher will address updates on the County COVID-19 vaccination efforts and economic recovery from the health crisis with Travis Gayles, the County health officer, and Earl Stoddard, the County’s director of Emergency Management.


If business owners, employees or residents have questions they would like to see addressed at the April 30 town hall, they can be submitted by Wednesday, April 28, to BizPortal@MontgomeryCountyMD.gov.


“We must leverage the County’s quality incubator system as a productive resource for business development,” said ACAO Fletcher.

To join the broadcast, go to https://zoom.us/j/98584224354?pwd=ekdBd05kT08zRmxCekQzajkwdW9LZz09. The Webinar ID: 985 8422 4354, Passcode: 057204. Spanish interpretation is now available.


Town halls are recorded and available through the Montgomery County Business Portal at https://montgomerycountymd.gov/Biz-Resources/covid19/4BizNews.html.


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Release ID: 21-269
Media Contact: Neil H. Greenberger, 240-205-1915
Categories: Business