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September 14, 2018 | Phil Fabrizio

Maryland (2-0) Faces Temple (0-2), Saturday in College Park

College home football season officially opens in College Park this weekend as the Temple Owls take on undefeated Maryland Terrapins. The Terrapins find themselves looking to improve their record to 3-0 as Temple has opened their season with 2 losses, to Villanova and at Buffalo. This close-knit Terrapin team takes the field in a Big […]

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September 14, 2018 | Laura Rowles

Regional Young Professional Event Helps Foster Business Connections

Several organizations worked together to bring over 100 emerging leaders together recently. United the organizations were delighted to afford these leaders the opportunity to further their careers, strengthen their professional image. The Greater Bethesda, Gaithersburg-Germantown (GGCC), Greater Silver Spring (GSSCC), & Rockville Chambers of Commerce along with Leadership Montgomery’s (LM) Emerging Leaders and Alumni, Seniors […]

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September 12, 2018 | Alvin Carlos, CFA, CFP®

Got a New Job? 4 Tips to Maximize Your Situation

Did you just start a new job? Congratulations! I hope you’ll get along with your new boss. With your higher salary and new benefits, here are four questions you might be thinking about, and tips on how to approach them. 1) What should I do with my higher salary? This is a great time to examine […]

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August 27, 2018 | Tonia Bui

Part II: Open Letter to Campaign Family and Friends

Dear Campaign Family and Friends,  The sacrifices you made for the 2018 Primary Election were priceless. While many people supported us by voting, volunteering, and donating, you all made sacrifices that were invisible to the eye.  So many of you rearranged (and rearranged again) schedules so we could spend precious time together to celebrate holidays, milestones, […]

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August 24, 2018 | Juanita Farmer, CPA

Retirement Saving Tips

Though it’s never too late to start, the sooner you begin saving, the more time your money has to grow. Gains each year build on the prior year’s gains–that’s the power of compounding–and the best way to accumulate wealth. Set Realistic Goals. Project your retirement expenses based on your needs, not rules of thumb. Be […]

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August 22, 2018 | Alvin Carlos, CFA, CFP®

Free Mutual Funds & Credit Freezes Are Now Here

Here are two cool recent personal finance developments that make my heart leap! 1) Credit Freeze Now Free Starting September 21, we can now freeze our credit for free! We can request a free credit freeze through Equifax, Experian and Transunion by going to their respective websites. Previously, these credit bureaus charged $5 or more […]

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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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