"The small business community in Montgomery County, it’s an incredible range of industries that range from everything from cybersecurity to incredible food and beverage opportunities," said Gigi Godwin, president and CEO of the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce. "We all know that small businesses is such a critical part of our economy, not only nationally, which you read about and hear about, but right here in Montgomery County." Celebrating small businesses is important, not just for the businesses, but the communities they’re in, according to Godwin. "Not only do small businesses offer incredibly creative, interesting, curated gift options – which we’re thinking about this time of year, with so many holidays coming up that involve gift giving – but small business [do] that every day of the year," Godwin said. "We have to remember that our small businesses are, and you hear this often, the backbone of our nation’s economy and plays such an important role in providing job opportunities, but also lead in creativity." Read the full article on Bethesda Magazine.