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September 24, 2018 | Mark Avallone, MBA, CFP®, CRPS®

It’s Not Too Soon For Taxes. 4 Moves You Can Make Now

With the April 15th tax filing deadline still months away, it may seem early to consider taxes, but when it comes to reducing your tax bill, starting early makes eminent sense. Too often tax planning is delayed until very late in the year or until we complete our tax returns. By then it is often […]

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September 22, 2018 | Daryl Schultz

Blake High School Dominates Poolesville High School 42-6 Friday Night

The Blake Bengal defense established its dominance from the first moments of Friday night’s contest as they played host to the Falcons of Poolesville.  When the Bengal defense pushed the Falcons back to near the goal line you knew what was going to happen next.  The first two points (a safety) Blake would score resulted […]

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September 21, 2018 | Phil Fabrizio

Churchill Football Continues Winning Ways

The surprise football team in Montgomery County this season just might be the Churchill Bulldogs.  As a result of their 42-7 defeat of down-county rival Walt Whitman on Friday evening Churchill now stands at 4-0.  Churchill’s road to a Maryland Regional Division championship now goes through an October 5th meeting with Northwest.  The remainder of […]

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September 21, 2018 | Laura Rowles

Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Honors Its Volunteers and Awards Four

In a time-honored tradition, the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) honored its volunteers at its membership picnic. The Business Networking after Five event on Thursday, September 20. 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 […]

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September 20, 2018 | Laura Rowles

Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Annual Membership Picnic Slated for September 20th

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) will honor its volunteers, shows its commitment to volunteerism and recognize its Chamber stars at the Business Networking After Five / Annual Membership Picnic event on Thursday, September 20. The event will be held at and is sponsored by Smokey Glen Farm Barbequers, Inc. in Gaithersburg. The GGCC holds […]

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September 19, 2018 | Tonia Bui

Part III: An Open Letter to My Husband (Former Political Candidate)

To my dearest Hoan, Many referred to me as “Mrs. Dang” when you were running for County Council (At-Large). I did not take being a candidate’s wife lightly. Even though the political campaign brought chaos into our lives, I walked away from it all with one important lesson: how to be a partner. (more…)

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September 19, 2018 | Laura Rowles

Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Golf Tournament a Success Despite Hurricane Florence

Golfers were able to tee off and complete 18-holes of golf at the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) 28th Annual Business Golf Classic despite the forecast of “Hurricane Florence” in the midst. Over 75 players, teed off at Worthington Manor Golf Club, 8329 Fingerboard Road, Urbana, Maryland on Friday, September 14. “Planning a golf outing […]

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September 17, 2018 | Mark Avallone, MBA, CFP®, CRPS®

College Costs And The Myth Of A ‘Free’ Athletic Scholarship

With the high and rising cost of a college education, parents are looking for ways to increase affordability. Some families with talented child-athletes look to earning athletic scholarships as a primary means of funding higher education. But are they really coming out ahead financially when they pay for more than a dozen years of athletic […]

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September 17, 2018 | Laura Rowles

Local Maryland Chambers Partner for Networking Event at Sugarloaf Mountain

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC), Frederick County Chamber and Poolesville Chamber of Commerce joined forces to bring its members together for the 7th Annual “Evening of Networking” at the Comus Inn at Sugarloaf Mountain on Thursday, September 12, 2018. Over 200 business folks attended the exclusive event in the hopes to make new connections […]

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September 15, 2018 | Phil Fabrizio

Friday Night Football Recap: Northwest’s Jaguar Defense Leads the Way to a Win

Northwest (NW) High School’s special team defense led the Jaguars to a 35-0 win over Seneca Valley in their annual contest for the Kings’ Trophy.  Three blocked punts by NW deep in Seneca Valley territory resulted in three touchdowns.  The first blocked punt on the opening series was run in for a score by NW’s […]

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