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October 10, 2017 | Laura Rowles

Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber holds 12th Annual Upcounty Business Breakfast Briefing

Twelve years ago, the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) established the Upcounty Business Breakfast Briefing (UCBBB) which affords Chamber members and Upcounty Business Leaders an opportunity to discuss legislative issues with their elected officials. On Wednesday, October 4, 2017, the GGCC was honored to have Montgomery County Executive Isiah “Ike” Leggett; State Senators Cheryl Kagan, […]

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October 6, 2017 | Daryl Schultz

Walt Whitman High School Wins Maryland District 2 Golf Qualifier (PHOTOS)

Monday October 2nd 2017 Poolesville Golf course The beautiful October day this past Monday was the setting for the Maryland District 2 Golf Qualifying round.  Nearly all Montgomery County High Schools sent teams to compete. The golf shot that I will remember during the day was made by Northwest’s Jenny Hua when she made Eagle during […]

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October 6, 2017 | Mark Avallone, MBA, CFP®, CRPS®

10 Quick Year-End Financial Planning Tips

With the fourth quarter of the year upon us, it can be a smart time to take inventory of your financial situation. Here are 10 easy steps to complete an effective assessment. 1.    Assess your 2017 plan progress. Look at any areas of your 2017 written financial plan that you have not yet accomplished and […]

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October 6, 2017 | Dan Amzallag

Message from the Universe: Existentialism at its Best

“You’re not in time and space to graduate into higher realms of existence; you’re here because long, long ago, you already did. And back then you could think of no celebration greater than being with good friends, falling in love, going on cool adventures, facing great challenges, while possessing total amnesia… lest it all seem […]

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October 5, 2017 | Staff Writer

Montgomery Week In Review (VIDEO)

Don Mooers hosts the latest episode of Montgomery Week in Review. Mooers’ guests include Brian Karem, Mariana Cordier, Charlie Scott, and Jane de Winter. Mooers and the panel discuss Governor Hogan’s recent transportation announcement with Brian Karem, the Supreme Court with Mariana Cordier, challenges faced by WMATA with Charlie Scott, and the public school calendar for the 2018-2019 school […]

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October 4, 2017 | Juanita Farmer, CPA

What you Need to Know About the Equifax Data Breach

Background: What is Equifax? Equifax is one of three major U.S. credit reporting bureaus. The other two are TransUnion and Experian. There is also a smaller, less well-known credit-reporting agency called Innovis (aka CBCInnovis) that operates slightly different in that its main purpose is to provide mortgage credit reporting services to the financial services industry. […]

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October 4, 2017 | Laura Rowles

Regional Young Professional Event Helps Foster Business Connections

The Greater Bethesda, Gaithersburg-Germantown (GGCC), Greater Silver Spring (GSSCC), and Rockville Chambers of Commerce along with Leadership Montgomery’s (LM) Emerging Leaders said goodbye to summer and hello to Fall at its 4th Annual “Regional Young Professional Group Happy Hour” at Lucky Strike Bethesda on Thursday, September 28. Emerging leaders from across the County attended the […]

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October 4, 2017 | Carey Heller, Psy.D.

Having Trouble with Time Management and Organizational Skills? Have You Considered the Role of Emotions in Treating Executive Function Weaknesses/ADHD?

Executive functioning skills are essentially a set of mental processes that underlie much of what we do on a daily basis. They are involved in behavioral regulation (i.e., stopping us from acting on inappropriate impulses), emotion regulation (i.e., the expression of emotions), and cognitive regulation (i.e., planning, organizing, getting going on tasks). Many of these […]

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October 4, 2017 | Mary Ruth McGinn

If I Had Done My Part (VIDEO)

Though lining up in birthday order may seem like a fairly straightforward assignment, with twenty-six third graders and no adult intervention, it becomes quite the challenge. A host of emotions surface as company members attempt to collaborate to achieve their common goal. With limited time, minimal direction and students tuning in and out of the […]

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October 4, 2017 | Girl Scout SU 31-6

Recap of the Triennial Girl Scouts of the USA National Convention

2017 just happened to be the year of the triennial Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) National Convention. The week started off with the business meetings, where delegates and Board members discussed and voted on various proposals concerning GSUSA. After an interesting two days of policy and governance, the fun part of the week commenced! […]

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