Incorporating Changes from the Pandemic into Ongoing Operations

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Incorporating Changes from the Pandemic into Ongoing Operations

“Incorporating Changes from the Pandemic into Ongoing Operations” will be the theme from noon-1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 24, when Montgomery County’s COVID-19 Economic Revitalization and Recovery program continues its series of virtual town hall meetings to keep businesses informed on strategies for doing business as the health crisis continues.

County Executive Marc Elrich initiated the series of town halls held every other Friday to share timely updates on COVID-19 topics of interest to the business community. The town halls give businesses an opportunity to hear directly from County leaders. Judy Stephenson, the County’s small business navigator, will host the session. She also will provide updates on grant programs available to County businesses and offer ideas that can help economic recovery.

During the Sept. 24 town hall, Ms. Stephenson will welcome Kathie Durbin, director of the County’s Alcohol and Beverage Services (ABS). Ms. Stephenson and Director Durbin will discuss how ABS has pivoted during the pandemic.

“We learned many lessons from the pandemic about changes that can be made to policies and procedures that do not have a negative impact on safety," Stephenson said. "Some policy changes will be continued as a result.

Ms. Stephenson also will address updates on the County COVID-19 vaccination efforts and economic recovery from the health crisis with Acting Assistant Chief Administrative Officer Earl Stoddard.

If business owners, employees or residents have questions they would like to see addressed at the Sept. 24 town hall, they can be submitted by Wednesday, Sept. 22, to

To join the broadcast, go to

The webinar ID is 985 8422 4354. The passcode is 057204. Spanish interpretation is available.

The town hall will be broadcast on County Cable Montgomery (cable station CCM), which is available on Comcast and RCN (channels 6 and HD996) and Verizon (channel 30). The town hall can be viewed live via County social media at

Town halls are recorded and available through the Montgomery County Business Portal at


This is a Montgomery County, Maryland announcement.


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Comments (16)

Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Roy - I have been a part of a few of these on the business side of things.  Some good operational changes have occured.

Sep 21, 2021 03:27 AM
Sham Reddy CRS
H E R Realty, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH

Thanks for sharing Roy! Great observations. Hope you have a great town hall!

“We learned many lessons from the pandemic about changes that can be made to policies and procedures that do not have a negative impact on safety,"

Sep 21, 2021 04:12 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

God  morning Roy. When need to discover some positives from the chaos the governent has caused. Enjoy your day.

Sep 21, 2021 04:31 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

This is an important series for Montgomery County's residence to listen to. Changes are constant now.

Sep 21, 2021 04:53 AM
Bill Salvatore - YVP Blog
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - Valley of the Sun /

This pandemic has caused several of us to change our ways.  Forever, some yes. . Its Taco Tuesday, so.... soft or hard?  Thanks again for the post.  Make it a productive day.  Bill Salvatore

Sep 21, 2021 06:03 AM
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center 262-567-2455 - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Great information.  Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day!

Sep 21, 2021 07:01 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Good morning Roy,

Wonderful information fro the citizens of your vibarant community.  Wishing Dolores and you a great day.  A

Sep 21, 2021 07:22 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Roy, it does seem like government and businesses have been "tweaking" their rules on COVID.

Sep 21, 2021 08:25 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good evening Roy! Many great lessons have been learned and it is wise for us to remember them

Sep 21, 2021 07:29 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I predict a lot of vacancy in office space for the future.  Many folks who thought they needed to be in an office environment, have learned they can work at home!

Sep 22, 2021 02:16 AM
Wendy Rulnick
Rulnick Realty, Inc. - Destin, FL
"It's Wendy... It's Sold!"

Roy Kelley Part of the good change seems to be more community involvement, because of more prolific use of video/zoom type participation.

Sep 22, 2021 06:01 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for your comments. It is always good to hear from you.

Sep 22, 2021 02:11 PM