Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Hires New Director Of Membership

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) welcomes Stephen R. McDow II as their new Director of Membership. McDow brings more than 15 years’ experience providing marketing, outreach, partnership relations, and program development services and strategies to small businesses, startup businesses, non-profits, and trade associations. He believes that local and community-based businesses are key to building strong and resilient eco-systems that is both representative and reflective of its community. McDow is passionate about using his experience and professional background to help equitably build a highly attached and inter-connected economy and community that is also detachable. Read more Press Release can also … Continue reading Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Hires New Director Of Membership

Stephen McDow Teaches Young-People At Collective Impact’s Kids Business Expo

On Saturday, November 14, 2020 Stephen McDow teamed up with Esther West, board member at the Federation of Worker Co-operatives and on staff at UW Center For Cooperatives, to teach young-people (8 years+) how to create a 30 second elevator … Continue reading Stephen McDow Teaches Young-People At Collective Impact’s Kids Business Expo

FCPS hybrid learning model decision receives mixed reaction By Katryna Perera

…Stephen McDow, a parent of two FCPS students, had similar thoughts. He called the board’s decision “ill-advised and shortsighted.” “We followed such good and strict protocols with Gov. Hogan, and we did so well, and as soon as we loosened, this is exactly what the experts said — cases spiked again … if we just gave it another couple months, I’m sure we’d be out of the woods,” he said. Continue Reading Continue reading FCPS hybrid learning model decision receives mixed reaction By Katryna Perera

No backpacks, no pictures: FCPS begins school year in virtual mode By Katryna Perera

The boys’ parents, Rebecca and Stephen McDow said as stressful as it is to have them learning from home, they are glad FCPS decided against the reopening school buildings. “It’s a lot better than sending them to school and being stressed about what’s going to happen there because you know, kids don’t social distance and kids don’t keep their hands to themselves especially in the elementary school. So, I prefer this with what’s going on,” Rebecca said. Continue Reading Continue reading No backpacks, no pictures: FCPS begins school year in virtual mode By Katryna Perera

Stephen McDow Putting People Over Profit During COVID-19

23) No – The economy shouldn’t take precedence over COVID-19. As a family of entrepreneurs, artists, organizational leaders, and public servants, we made the deliberate choice to put #PeopleOverProfit recently by refunding our Martha’s Vineyard cottage summer income to our renters. Read More   Continue reading Stephen McDow Putting People Over Profit During COVID-19

Stephen McDow II, Director of Membership, Outreach and Education at the Keystone Development Center Appears on Everything Co-op, June 20, 2019

Stephen McDow II, Director of Membership, Outreach and Education at the Keystone Development Center Appears on Everything Co-op, June 20, 2019 Listen Now   Tune in to WOL 1450 AM, Thursday, June 20, 10:30 a.m. for Everything Co-op, hosted by … Continue reading Stephen McDow II, Director of Membership, Outreach and Education at the Keystone Development Center Appears on Everything Co-op, June 20, 2019