Senator Ben Cardin Meets with Business Leaders at the Multi-Chamber Hosted Town Hall

(l:r) Ginanne Italiano, President, The Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce; Gigi Godwin, President, Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce; Ben Cardin, U.S. State Senator; Marilyn Balcombe, President, Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce; and Larry Finkelberg, Chairman of the Board, Rockville Chamber of Commerce at the Senator’s Small Business Town Hall at John Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus on August 31, 2017. (photo credit: Laura Rowles, GGCC Director of Events & Marketing)

(l:r) Ginanne Italiano, President, The Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce; Gigi Godwin, President, Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce; Ben Cardin, U.S. State Senator; Marilyn Balcombe, President, Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce; and Larry Finkelberg, Chairman of the Board, Rockville Chamber of Commerce at the Senator’s Small Business Town Hall at John Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus on August 31, 2017.
(photo credit: Laura Rowles, GGCC Director of Events & Marketing)

Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (September 1, 2017) – The Gaithersburg-Germantown and Rockville Chambers of Commerce, along with the Greater Bethesda, Montgomery County, & the Greater Silver Spring Chambers of Commerce joined forces for conversation with U.S. Senator Ben Cardin on Thursday, August 31, 2017 at Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus.

“It was great for the business community to come together to talk about national issues that impact our small businesses,” said Marilyn Balcombe, GGCC President & CEO. “Senator Cardin is a strong supporter of small business and entrepreneurs.”

Cardin spoke about the importance of small business, the tax climate as well as health care policies.

Incredible range of Q&A w/biz leaders from across @MontgomeryCo . Thank you for bringing everyone together in support of our region.” – TWEET @SenatorCardin

Cardin has been a national leader on health care, retirement security, the environment and fiscal issues while representing the people of Maryland in the U.S. Senate, and before that in the House of Representatives. He is the youngest elected speaker, Maryland House of Delegates 1979-1986; he served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1987-2006 & was first elected to the Senate in 2006. Cardin currently serves as Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He is a senior member of the Environment & Public Works Committee and Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee. He also serves on the Senate Finance Committee.


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