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August 18, 2018 | Mark Avallone, MBA, CFP®, CRPS®

5 Things To Do With Your Raise Or Bonus

With the economy growing at a rapid pace and unemployment dropping, wages are showing strong increases. According to the Department of Labor, unemployment is at 3.9% and wages have been rising at a 2.7% annualized rate for the past three months. Companies are being pressured to pay more for talent and to keep their employees […]

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August 15, 2018 | Phil Fabrizio

Maryland Athletics: A Point of Inflection

A point of inflection, in math better yet in calculus, is the point where the curve of a data line turns either concave or convex along the tangent line.  In business, it’s a time of significant change in a situation, a turning point. For Maryland athletics, specifically the football program this past weekend’s exposure by […]

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August 13, 2018 | Laura Rowles

Tee It High. Let It Fly. GGCC to Host its 28th Annual Business Golf Classic

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) will host its 28th Annual Business Golf Classic at Worthington Manor Golf Club, 8329 Fingerboard Road, Urbana, Maryland on Friday, September 14. The chamber’s tournament affords golfers the opportunity to grow their business and play golf at the same time. This tournament is intended to offer enjoyable golf and […]

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August 10, 2018 | Laura Rowles

GGCC Named to Washington Business Journal’s List of Largest Chambers of Commerce in D.C.

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC), a vital, dynamic organization of 418 members, including cutting-edge biotech firms, manufacturing companies, real estate development organizations, restaurants and hotels, has been named to the Washington Business Journal’s List of Largest Chambers in Greater D.C. This is the eighth time the GGCC has been named to the list, consecutively. […]

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August 8, 2018 | Phil Fabrizio

The Travilah Eagle Soars

It has been about three weeks since the Travilah Eagle was completed and took flight at the corner of Glen and Travilah Roads in Travilah, Md.  Since then the Travilah Eagle has accumulated much worldwide success.  Well over 1,600 comments and 110,000 shares have been made worldwide to Paul Waclo’s Facebook page.  That does not account […]

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August 7, 2018 | Staff Writer

Manage Your Damn Money #50: Love and Money Again

Ben Carter and Malcolm Ethridge co-host the latest episode of Manage Your Damn Money (MYDM) with conversations about money management. The show includes stories to help viewers gain more confidence in what they know or should know about personal finances. Would you date someone who is isn’t well established financially? Would you be okay if your woman was […]

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August 6, 2018 | Mark Avallone, MBA, CFP®, CRPS®

Why College Students Should Know the Cost of a College Education

With indications that current college students will need to accumulate well over one million dollars simply to remain in the middle class during their later years, pursuing financial freedom from an early age makes eminent sense. However, many teens or twenty-somethings tune out around talk about investing for retirement. Framing investment conversations that college students […]

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August 2, 2018 | Marian Merewitz

Connecting Our Community: All About Your Eyes

Do you have blurred vision, not sure if it’s a cataract, scared and not sure which kind of eye doctor you should see then this is a perfect show for you! Host Pat Shoemaker discusses various eye diseases and treatments with Ophthalmologist, Dr. Maria Scott. This is a very informative show. Dr. Scott talks about […]

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July 31, 2018 | Juanita Farmer, CPA

Small Business: Budget vs. Actual Reports

What if there were a tool that helped you create crystal-clear plans, provided you with continual feedback about how well your plan was working, and told you exactly what’s working and what isn’t? Well, there is such a tool; it’s called the Budget vs. Actual Report, and it’s exactly what you need to be able […]

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July 31, 2018 | Laura Rowles

New Way to Work Out “Hits” Montgomery Village

A fitness kickboxing franchise that takes the workouts of professional fighters and makes them accessible for men and women looking to lose weight and tone muscle has officially opened its doors in Montgomery Village, Maryland. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) supported iLoveKickboxing.com and celebrated the grand opening of their Gaithersburg location by conducting a […]

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