The second-annual Montgomery County Business Hall of Fame event, which took place on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at The Universities at Shady Grove (USG), was a major success! The event had over 350 attendees and raised a net of $85,000 that will benefit the USG scholarship fund. Overall it was a special opportunity to support the next generation of the Montgomery County business community and honor this year’s inductees, including Sol Graham, CEO, Quality Biological; John S. Hendricks, Executive Chairman, Discovery Communications; Carmen Ortiz Larsen, CEO, AQUAS, Inc.; Ray Schoenke, Former CEO, Schoenke & Associates; and James A. Soltesz, PE, President & CEO, SOLTESZ. The event also brought together the top leaders in the local business community, as well as prominent leadership, including County Executive, Ike Leggett; Chancellor of the University Systems of Maryland, William “Brit” Kirwan; the first United States Secretary of Homeland Security, former member of the U.S. House of Representatives and the 43rd governor of Pennsylvania, Tom Ridge; and prior Montgomery County Business Hall of Fame honorees, Sid Kramer, Aris Mardirossian, Carol Trawick and Cliff Kendall. Grossberg Company LLP and Monument Bank want to personally thank the sponsors, those that donated and attendees for their time and contribution. To date we have raised over a net of $325,000 for the USG scholarship fund and look forward to making next year’s event even bigger! Make sure you join us!

Countdown to the 2014 Business Hall of Fame Luncheon!
October 29, 2014


Presented By

   Grossberg Company LLC - Founding Sponsor Montgomery County Business Hall of Fame          



Net proceeds from the Montgomery County Business Hall of Fame will benefit the scholarship programs at The Universities at Shady Grove (USG), a regional center of the University System of Maryland.



Sponsored By


AQUAS, Inc.   |   The Gazette   |   The Jane Fairweather Team

Sidney Kramer   |   Lee Development Group

Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chtd.   |   The Meltzer Group

Montgomery County Public School System   |   Text Design   |   The University of Maryland