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REDI Resource Meetup Success
Mike Parsons and Larry Finkelberg accept the "Rockin' in Rockville" Award from REDI ED,Laurie Boyer.
REDI and over 100 local business owners and leaders filled the Best Western Plus to network and honor standout businesses during the 3rd Annual REDI Resource Meetup (R2M) on September 22 nd

Held as part of  Maryland's Economic Development Week, the meetup connected businesses and resource providers at the local, regional, and state levels, who spent the afternoon exchanging valuable insights and opportunities.

R2M also serves as the backdrop for the "Rockin' in Rockville" awards, which are  presented to businesses that contribute significantly to the City's civic and economic vitality. By combining a robust community outreach program with tremendous employment and revenue growth, Apex Home Loans took home the title award. The "Rockin' Retailer" award, which honors the contributions of independent retailers in creating a unique community, went to Thrive Yoga for being a staple in the area's wellness scene along with their commitment to volunteering.

Laurie Boyer presents Thrive Yoga's Susan Bowen "Rockin' Retailer"award.
"We're excited to host this event as we celebrate Economic Development Week in the State of Maryland, and couldn't be more proud of the local companies that we recognized this evening," said Laurie Boyer, Executive Director of REDI.  "This is a great opportunity for us to provide our resources, and our partners' resources, to the Rockville business community all in one location."

Thanks again to our R2M Sponsors: PNC Bank, Vantage Point Solutions Group and Infosys Public Services, as well as our resource partners, including: 
  • City of Rockville, including Procurement Division
  • Maryland Economic Development Association (MEDA)
  • Maryland Department of Commerce
  • Rockville Chamber of Commerce
  • Maryland Women's Business Center
  • Worksource Montgomery
  • Maryland Tech Connection
  • FSC First - Video Lottery Terminal Small Business Flex Fund
Check out the Clip O' the Month for more from our "Rockin' in Rockville" winner, Mike Parsons of Apex Home Loans.

MWBC Anniversary Luncheon Upcoming

MWBC's Five Year Anniversary Celebration culminates with their Anniversary Luncheon on October 6. 
There will be a special program with dynamic speakers to inspire, a silent auction with great items for bidding, and an opportunity for y   ou to be part of their  Step UP for Women Entrepreneurs  Fundraising Campaign- all while enjoying a lovely luncheon in a beautiful venue.
Keynote speaker, Miko Branch, will share how she built a multi-million dollar national brand from scratch.  
The MWBC will present achievement awards to their clients in the following categories:
* Woman Entrepreneur of the Year
* Minority Woman Business of the Year
* Woman Veteran Entrepreneur of the Year
* MWBC Volunteer of the Year
* Corporate Partner of the Year
You MUST register for the Luncheon online at
Go to  October 6  on the calendar and select Register. Click the "Sign Up' button to complete registrations.
All attendees must be pre-registered- no walk ins.
Chamber Hosts First Annual Real Estate Update

The Rockville Chamber of Commerce is hosting the First Annual Real Estate breakfast panel discussion sponsored by C. Clifton Veirs Insurance Agency. 
Rockville Chamber of commerce

You can learn about real estate developments in Rockville (and the county) and how they will be impacting both commercial and residential developments as well as the local economy.
The panel will consist of
  • D. Todd Pearson, CPA
Vice President, Acquisitions and Development B. F. Saul Company
  • Matt Brady
Senior Vice President, Scheer Partners
  • Laurie Boyer
Executive Director, Rockville Economic Development, Inc.
  • Lisa Abrams, SRES,SFR, Re/Max Hall of Fame
The Abrams Group

For more information click here.
ICYMI... In Case You Missed It

Aeras has launched a new TB Vaccine Website for researchers to facilitate world wide collaboration .  Read more here.

UK based Micro Focus , with HQ in Rockville,  announced its intent to merge with  HP Enterprises' Software business Segment.

 MWBC Anniversary Luncheon

REDI Commercial
 Broker Breakfast

Click for Info
Small Business University 
w/ Ben Wu

RCC Real Estate Update



Information Innovators Consolidates into 50,000 SF at 1455 Research Boulevard
 Tenant represented by  Kevin McGloon, Peter Rosan and Katie Datin of  Cushman & Wakefield
Landlord represented by  Bob Dickman & Brian McCarthy of  Avison Young
Information Innovators Inc., also known as Triple-i, defines, develops, and implements solutions to solve their federal government customers' hardest problems. They are experts in enterprise IT services, cybersecurity, software and data solutions, intelligence and geospatial technologies, and more.
Triple-i  recently acquired two local companies, CCSI and GNSI, and signed this deal to consolidate their offices. While GNSI will take occupancy this fall, CCSI will not follow until its current lease concludes in early 2019.
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