Franchot Receives Ron Resh Business Advocate Award from Chamber of Commerce

- Maryland Comptroller is the Fourth Recipient of Award -

Bethesda, Md. (December 6, 2013) – Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot received the Ron Resh Business Advocate Award at a morning meeting today of the Greater Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce.

 “We’re thrilled to present Comptroller Peter Franchot with the Ron Resh Business Advocate Award. He realizes that small businesses are the backbone of our community and makes sure they realize they are important to the future of our State,” said Andy Stern, Immediate-Past President of the Greater Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce and President of Andy Stern’s Office Furniture.

Comptroller Franchot is the fourth recipient of the award named for the late Ronald E. Resh, the longtime leader of the Bethesda-Chevy Chase and Montgomery County Chambers of Commerce. Resh passed away Oct. 26, 2010.

Resh, who obtained a law degree from George Washington University in 1970, joined a law firm in Washington, D.C., before joining the Montgomery County Council as its first legislative counsel. He served as president of the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce in the early 1980s, was a public affairs consultant for the Greater Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce and served as a lobbyist in Annapolis for a diverse group of clients. Comptroller Franchot said Mr. Resh did a wonderful job representing the interests of hundreds of chamber members in Rockville and Annapolis.

Addressing those gathered for the meeting, Comptroller Franchot said: “I’m truly honored and humbled to receive this award, appropriately named for a wonderful advocate for small businesses. The Maryland economy depends in large part upon your efforts, your ingenuity and your success and I truly appreciate your dedication.”

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