Congratulations to the
2018 Verl Zanders Emerging Business of the Year Winner:
Senseonics Holdings, Inc.  is a medical technology company focused on the design, development and commercialization of glucose monitoring systems to improve the lives of people with diabetes by enhancing their ability to manage their disease with relative ease and accuracy.  
Watch These Videos to Learn More About Our Emerging Business of the Year Finalists
Senseonics Holdings, Inc.
Blue Corona
Earth Treks
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Thank you for joining us in celebrating the best of Montgomery County's business community!
Kaiser Permanente Executive Director Gracelyn McDermott (left) presented the Verl Zanders Emerging Business of the Year Award Finalists with plaques. Pictured: Gracelyn McDermott, Dr. Timothy Goodnow, Senseonics Holdings, Inc. President and CEO, Jill Singhaus, Blue Corona Business Development Manager, Amanda Piering, Assistant Director of Operations at Earth Treks' Rockville Gym, and MCCC President & CEO Gigi Godwin.
Miles and Stockbridge, P.C. Associate Steve Ramaley presented Managed Care Advisors President and Owner Lisa Firestone with this year's Business Partner of the Year Award.
Joseph Brown, President and CEO of The Insurance Exchange, Inc. receives the Small Business Leader of the Year Award from Kal Attia, Account Executive for Large Commercial Group, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield.
Maria Harris Tilden, Executive Vice President of Marketing, Communications, and External Affairs for CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield presented newly-retired CareFirst President and CEO Chet Burrell with the Emeritus Business Leader of the Year Award. They were joined on stage by Gigi Godwin.
Datawatch Systems Executive Vice President William Peel, III accepts the Spirit of Free Enterprise Award on behalf of Red Coats, Admiral Security, and Datawatch Systems.
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was the recipient of the 2018 Government Partner of the Year Award. Robb Wong (foreground), SBA Associate Administrator for the Office of Government Contracting and Business Development (GCBD) accepted the award on behalf of the SBA. He was joined on stage by award sponsor Ann Sullivan (left), President and CEO of Madison Services Group, Barbara Carson, SBA Deputy Associate Administrator of GCBD, and Gigi Godwin.
Gigi Godwin with Marriott International, Inc. Chief Financial Officer Leeny Oberg as she accepts the Corporate Achievement Award on behalf of Marriott from Richard Bynum, PNC Bank President of Greater Washington and Virginia.
Shapiro & Duncan, Inc. received the 2018 Corporate Social Responsibility Award. Pictured: Lou Boland, Executive Vice President of BOLAND, Stacey Holsinger, Marketing Manager at Shapiro & Duncan accepting the award on their behalf, Gigi Godwin, and Dave Tacchetti, Vice President of Clark Construction Group, LLC.
Kenny Foster (left) and Kari Swenson, Co-Owners and Operators of McDonald's River Road, are joined on stage by Gigi Godwin, McDonald's River Road Operations Supervisor Azita Vedadinia, Montgomery County Department of General Services Director David Dise, and Acting Director of the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection, Patty Bubar. McDonald's River Road received the Green Business Innovator of the Year Award.
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