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Business Person of the Year (PHOTO)

Harold Charles, president and CEO of Silver Spring-based CEEPCO Contracting, LLC, was honored by the Montgomery County Council on July 8 after he was selected by the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Washington Metropolitan...

Women Entrepreneur Graduation at Montgomery College (Video)

Women entrepreneurs are becoming recognized for the roles they play in International business. The Empowered Women International organization is at the forefront of this movement. Montgomery College’s James McClain has the...

Small Business Day (Videos)

Montgomery County Small Business Day Montgomery Community Media in partnership with The Columbia Bank, US Small Business Administration, Montgomery County Department of Economic Development, Montgomery Business Development...

Historic Dale Music in Silver Spring to Close (Video)

Dale Music in Silver Spring has been a part of the Downtown Silver Spring landscape for more than six decades. But on June 30, the historic business will be closing its doors. MyMCMedia’s Valerie Bonk has the story of the...

County Leaders, Local Businesses Gear Up for Trip to India (Video)

Last year was China, this year is India. Leaders from the County government are getting ready for this year’s international trip to establish connections abroad. MyMCMedia’s Valerie Bonk has the story of how local...

New Retail Enhances Kensington’s Streetscape (PHOTO)

More than 10 new businesses recently have opened in the Town of Kensington, enhancing its walkable downtown district. Town leaders say the retailers — which include home furnishing stores, interior design centers, clothing...


Venti Tre Modern Italian Will Open in Downtown Crown in September

One of the country’s top three fast-casual restaurant brands, according to, is bringing a new modern Italian concept to Downtown Crown in Gaithersburg. Venti Tre Modern Italian is set to open in early September. Venti Tre — which means “23” in Italian and is a nod to the restaurant’s 23 fresh toppings — is […]

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Going Green (PHOTO)

Dave Feldman, CEO of the Livability Project LLC, talks about how that organization provides structure and tools to help communities develop sustainability initiatives. He was honored by the Montgomery County Council on July 29 as he stepped down from his other role as executive director of Bethesda Green. The Livability Project’s first East Coast project […]

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Save the Date: 25th Annual Farm Tour (Video)

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Mark your calendars for Montgomery County’s 25th Annual Farm Tour and Harvest Sale on July 26 and 27. Residents and visitors who participate in this year’s Farm Tour & Harvest Sale will get to show off their photography skills as they buy healthy local food. To mark the 25th anniversary of the tour, participating farms […]

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Kentlands Market Square Parking Changes in the Works

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Gaithersburg city officials are changing the parking rules in Kentlands Market Square after some complaints were received about the enforcement of 30-minute and 60-minute parking spaces along three streets in the downtown district. At the July 21 City Council meeting, Economic Development Director Tom Lonergan reported that staff is recommending changes to the street parking […]

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Chop’t Creative Salad Opening on July 21 in Downtown Crown

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Chop’t Creative Salad Company will be opening its Gaithersburg doors on Monday, July 21st at 10:30 a.m. in Downtown Crown. Longtime Chop’t fans and new neighbors are all welcome to help celebrate the opening at 238 Crown Park Avenue. Founded in 2001, Chop’t Creative Salad Company is the creator and leader of the premium salad […]

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Cable Communications-Community Media Organizations Bill (Video)

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In this MyMCMedia extra video, the Montgomery County Council unanimously adopts Bill 28-14, with amendments to redefine “community access organization” to “community media organization” and broadens the applicability of the Code to “community media engagement platforms,” which include television, radio, internet and social media. It also requires a community media organization to “develop and implement […]

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Discovering a Great Place to Work (PHOTO)

Discovery Communications, headquartered in Silver Spring, was recognized by the Montgomery County Council on July 15 for being named by Fortune magazine to the 2014 Fortune magazine list of “100 Best Companies to Work For.” Catherine Carroll, vice president of public policy of corporate affairs for Discovery, accepted a proclamation from Council President Craig Rice. […]

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Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop, Smashburger & Revolution Cycles Coming to Twinbrook

When Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop opened on M Street last fall, Vice President Joe Biden visited to buy lunch for his staff. Now the Delaware-born eatery—which specializes in subs, salads and in-house roasted turkey sandwiches—is coming to Twinbrook, its first location in Montgomery County. Capriotti’s is just one of the latest new retailers to commit to […]

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New Law Means Some Restaurants Can Stay Open Later

A new state law, that went into effect on July 1, means some liquor license holders can extend their establishments’ Sunday – Thursday hours until 2 a.m. and their Friday and Saturday operating hours can be extended until 3 a.m. and that option is already proving popular with some businesses in Montgomery County. Here’s a […]

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Smashburger Opens in Downtown Crown (PHOTOS)

UPDATED Smashburger opened its newest location in Downtown Crown at 200 Ellington Boulevard in Gaithersburg this week. A national franchise that markets the “better burger,” the restaurant has other Montgomery County locations on Cordell Avenue in Bethesda and at Seneca Meadows Parkway in Germantown. Smashburger is known for serving burgers “smashed” to sear in their juices. […]

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