Greetings! Welcome to your
October 2018 eNews
The 2018 Leadership Montgomery Homecoming was a hit! More than 325 LM Graduates and community leaders gathered at the Silver Spring Civic Building to network, welcome the 2019 Class participants, and hear our LM Annual Update. We also had some SERIOUS FUN as we played Match Game with our Celebrity Panel: Gigi Godwin (CORE 2004)- President and CEO, Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce; Kelly Leonard (CORE 2017) –CEO, Taylor Leonard Corporation; Carla Reid (CORE 2019 participant)- CEO, WSSC; Julie Verratti,- Co-Founder Denizen’s Brewing Company; Michael Brown, (EL 2015)- Planning Supervisor, MD-Nat’l Cap Park and Planning; and Greg Smith, (CORE 2019 participant) – Regional Manager, M&T Bank.

We also kicked off our annual Holiday Giving efforts which connects us to the County-wide Holiday Giving Project. Thanks to the generosity of our attendees, we collected more than 100 unwrapped toys to jumpstart our efforts.

Read more about Holiday Giving below!

Check our Facebook page as photos from the nights events will be posted soon!
LM Kicks off Holiday Giving Project
Leadership Montgomery is proud to connect our Members and friends to opportunities to support our local community through our quarterly LM serves days. Our Holiday Giving efforts connect us to the county-wide Holiday Giving Project where we partner with the Kennedy Cluster Project to support underserved families in an area of high need in Silver Spring. For more than 30 years, the Holiday Giving Project of Montgomery County has helped residents in need celebrate Thanksgiving and the December holidays. A coalition of more than 20 non-profits, local government agencies, and faith groups volunteer to collect and distribute donations of holiday food, gift cards, or toys to recipients referred by social workers, school counselors, and other human service professionals....
Emerging Leaders Hits Milestone with 5th Class
Last month, Leadership Montgomery welcomed the 5th cohort of the Emerging Leaders program. In 2014, LM decided to create a new program focused on training the county’s leaders of tomorrow.This intensive experience was designed to inform, educate, and connect rising leaders who are between the ages of 25 and 35, and live or work in Montgomery County, to the resources and expertise of other local leaders...
Corporate Volunteer Award Nominations Now Open
At the Leadership Montgomery Corporate Volunteer Awards Luncheon, we recognize local businesses for their support to the Montgomery County community through employee volunteer engagement. We are now accepting nominations for awards in the following categories:

  • Sole Proprietor of the Year
  • Emerging Employee Volunteer Program
  • Evolving Employee Volunteer Program
  • Innovative Employee Volunteer Program
  • Partnership of the Year

Nominations are open through December 1, 2018.
Corporate Volunteer Awards Luncheon:
Friday, February 8, 2019
Upcoming Events
Business Leaders Engagement Forum 
Thursday- October 18, 2018
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Montgomery County Correctional Facility
22880 Whelan Lane,
Boyds, MD 20841

How Hiring Formerly Incarcerated Job Seekers Benefits Your Company
Information Session

Today over 70 million Americans (1 in 3 adults) have criminal backgrounds. Through the efforts of the Montgomery County Department of Correction and Rehabilitation staff, hundreds of individuals have successfully reentered the labor market.

Learn how your company can tap into this potential labor pool.

Who Should Attend: Corporate Leaders, Business Owners, Human Resource and Hiring Managers.
Future of Greater Washington
Thursday -October 25, 2018
7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
901 F Street NW, 2nd floor
Washington, DC

Join Leadership Greater Washington and our regional partners for the third annual Future of Greater Washington. Together with some of the top thinkers from the Stephen S. Fuller Institue, Greater Washington Board of Trade, Greater Washington Partnership, JBG SMITH, United Way of the National Capital Area, and Accenture, participants will learn from and engage with area leaders on how to best adapt to a renewed-positioning effort; one that defines the region as an enviable place to live, a great place to do business and a powerful source for spurring innovation in the world. During this one-stop-shop event on reshaping the region’s future, participants will explore the challenges and opportunities that exist for us as we catapult this region into a new age of global competitiveness, unique identity, and prosperity for all who reside here.

Registration Costs
$25  for LGW and other Leadership organization members

$50  for guests
Leadership Greater Washington  is presenting Future of Greater Washington in partnership with other leadership organizations across the region –  Leadership Center for Excellence , Leadership  Fairfax Howard Loudoun , Montgomery,  Prince George’s  and  Greater Baltimore . 
Small Business Network
 Thursday- October 18, 2018
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
A Conversation with Seth Goldman,
Co- Founder and TeaEO of Honest Tea Company and Executive Chair of Beyond Meat

Montgomery County Delegation Reception
 Wednesday- December 5, 2018
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
100 Maryland Ave.
Rockville, MD 20850

Join members of the Montgomery County delegation for an evening of networking and discussion.
Don't forget to let us know about job postings, community engagement opportunities or other events happening around the area. Submissions can be sent directly to [email protected] .
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