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Montgomery County Business Hall of Fame Event Raises $175,000 for Scholarship Fund

BETHESDA, MD – November 7, 2017 – Many students at the Universities at Shady Grove (USG) will be helped through the $175,000 in scholarship money raised by the Sixth Annual Montgomery County Business Hall of Fame (MCBHOF) luncheon. This brings the net six-year total to more than $860,000.

The Hall of Fame, founded by Grossberg Company LLP and Revere Bank, successor to Monument Bank, has two missions: to honor outstanding business leaders in the county and to raise money for the USG Scholarship Fund.

Five new inductees into the Hall of Fame were honored at an October 24th luncheon:

  • Kevin Beverly, president and CEO, Social & Scientific Systems;
  • Norman Dreyfuss, executive vice president, IDI Group;
  • Terry Forde, president and CEO, Adventist HealthCare;
  • Cidalia Luis-Akbar, CEO and owner, M. Luis Construction Co., Inc.; and
  • Natalia Luis, COO and owner, M. Luis Construction Co., Inc.

Since its inception, MCBHOF has honored 30 outstanding business leaders and raised money to support more than 500 students.

“There was never a question that we would support the Business Hall of Fame when we merged with Monument Bank. Education is a gift that lasts a lifetime and is an investment in a better community,” said Ken Cook, co-CEO of Revere Bank.

The MCBHOF was again emceed by NBC4 News morning co-anchor, Eun Yang. Maryland Governor Larry Hogan addressed a crowd of 400 people discussing his transportation initiative and report on the State’s economy. They also heard from the honorees and from USG master’s candidate Kim Casimbon about the importance of her scholarship and her desire to help others navigate educational choices.

“We are proud to help the business community invest in the future leaders of Montgomery County,” said Larry Rosenblum, partner of Grossberg Company LLP. “On behalf of both Grossberg Company and Revere Bank, we would like to personally thank the sponsors, attendees and donors for their time and contributions.”

All net proceeds from MCBHOF benefit the scholarship programs at USG, the University System of Maryland’s regional educational center. USG brings nine Maryland public universities and more than 80 academic degree programs directly to Montgomery County on one campus.

About the Montgomery County Business Hall of Fame

The Montgomery County Business Hall of Fame brings area business leaders together to raise support for the scholarship fund at The Universities at Shady Grove (USG). Benefiting the next generation of Montgomery County’s business leaders, the Business Hall of Fame event is already preparing for its seventh year. For more information, please visit our website at

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