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September 21, 2017 | Mandi Wyndham

It’s Back! Explorer Post 1921 & Explorer Club 995

I am excited to announce that MCM’s Media Explorer program is back for the fall and will begin on Tuesday, September 26. This is such a great way to get your teen involved, creating and learning about new ways to express themselves using media. Explorer Programs give real hands-on multimedia production experience for the youth in […]

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September 20, 2017 | Laura Rowles

Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Hosts Non-Profit Showcase

Nonprofits serve a very important role in our community. Annually, the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) shows its commitment to volunteerism by giving its non-profit members the opportunity to “showcase” their organizations and communicate their role in our business community at its Membership Picnic. “We welcome all non-profit organizations to our Chamber. Not only do […]

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September 19, 2017 | Laura Rowles

Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Honors Its Volunteers and Awards Four

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) honored its volunteers at the Business Networking after Five event on Tuesday, September 12. The event was held at and sponsored by Smokey Glen Farm Barbequers, Inc. in Gaithersburg. The GGCC holds its annual picnic in honor of its volunteers who generously give their time and talents to the […]

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September 13, 2017 | Dan Amzallag

Message From the Universe: When Life Punches Back

“Hey. How are you today? Gorgeous… yes. I like how your self-confidence has been soaring lately. Remember the last time when you blew some little thing way out of proportion and thought it just might derail your entire life? Yeah, it still cracks us up too. Anyhow, just wanted to remind you of your supernatural […]

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September 13, 2017 | Mark Avallone, MBA, CFP®, CRPS®

How Employers Are Helping Their Employees Retire

Employers are becoming increasingly concerned about the financial well-being of their employees, and they are expanding how they demonstrate their loyalty. Employers large and small are offering programs such as robust health insurance plans, on-site daycare, after school care, flexible work hours, Health Savings Accounts (HSA’s), and the ability to work remotely. Some companies also […]

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September 12, 2017 | Dan Amzallag

Message From the Universe: “Accept What You Can’t Change But Change What You Can’t Accept”

“In case you haven’t noticed, the sun doesn’t always rise in crimson. The wind doesn’t always blow from the south. The rains don’t always fall on the plains. And so must you allow for your own rhythms in time. Always in love,     The Universe”©Mike Dooley, http://tut.com Why are we always so much in a rush? Why […]

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September 11, 2017 | Dan Amzallag

Message From the Universe: Never Forget Where You Came From

“So what if you don’t have it yet? It’s coming. You’re gonna get it. You’re gonna love it. And then you’re gonna forget there was ever a time when you didn’t have it. Like clockwork. I know, The Universe”©Mike Dooley, http://tut.com We all seem to be very impatient when it comes to reaching ultimate success. We […]

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September 10, 2017 | Daryl Schultz

Damascus Defeats Sherwood 42-7 at Home under Friday Night Lights

The game between host Damascus High School and visiting Sherwood High School was an early season match up of two Montgomery County teams ranked in the Top 20 by the Washington Post. The game began with several miscues on both sides until a 58 yard run from scrimmage gave the Swarmin’ Hornets their first touchdown.  Breaking […]

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September 10, 2017 | Dan Amzallag

Message from the Universe: We all have Issues

“Hypothetically, if you were to begin asking the world – best friends, complete strangers, or natural born psychics – why some things haven’t worked out the way you wanted, how other things got so crazy, or what might be wrong with you (oh, please, no), they’d have answers. Oh, yeah. Of course, at first they’d […]

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September 9, 2017 | Alvin Carlos, CFA, CFP®

Protect Yourself from Latest Equifax Breach

Yesterday, Equifax revealed that sensitive information such as Social Security numbers of 143 million customers were stolen through a cyberattack. That’s close to half the U.S. population. Equifax is one of the three major credit reporting agencies. Here are four things we can do to mitigate potential damage to our credit: 1) Enroll in Equifax’s free credit […]

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