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Shop Maryland Tax Free Week, Aug. 13 – 19 (VIDEO)

Have you done your back to school shopping? Shop Maryland tax free week from Aug. 13 – 19 in Maryland. Find out more in this video, below: What’s better than a shopping spree? A shopping spree without paying sales...

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Pinstripes Opens at Pike & Rose in North Bethesda

There is a new place to bowl, play bocce and dine in Montgomery County. Pinstripes is now open at the Pike & Rose development at the intersection of Old Georgetown Road and Rockville Pike in North Bethesda. The two-story,...

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Montgomery Loses Court Challenge of Pesticide Ban (VIDEO)

A judge ruled Thursday the county could not regulate residents’ ability to use pesticides on their lawns, issuing a summary judgment in favor of lawn care companies and others who opposed the 2015 measure. Montgomery County...

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Crews Remove Dozens of Trees Outside Public Safety Headquarters Building for New Microgrid Project (VIDEO)

If you have visited the Montgomery County Public Safety Headquarters building in Gaithersburg this week, you may have seen tree removal crews at work in the parking lot. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports that dozens of trees...

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UPDATE: Minimum Wage Report Would Mean 45,000 Jobs Lost by 2022 (VIDEO)

A report prepared for Montgomery County government said an increase of the minimum wage to $15 an hour would mean that by 2022, more than 45,000 jobs would be lost, more than $396.5 million in income would be lost and nearly $41...

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Business

July 13, 2017 | Staff Writer

JBG Smith to Locate Its New Corporate Headquarters in Bethesda

JBG SMITH is planning to open its new corporate headquarters at 4747 Bethesda Avenue in Bethesda in the third quarter of 2019. As part of the move, JBG SMITH will consolidate several area offices, retaining more than 230 employees in Maryland and bringing 138 jobs. The company also plans to create 55 new jobs over […]

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July 12, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Hogan on FBI HQ Decision: ‘Typical Washington’

Gov. Larry Hogan called the decision to halt the project to build a new FBI headquarters “typical Washington” on Tuesday when he met with reporters in Gaithersburg. For years, Maryland had been vying to be the site for FBI HQ, promoting sites in Prince George’s County. On Tuesday, the project was halted. Here’s Hogan’s response: […]

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July 11, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Officials Kick Off Watkins Mill Interchange Project on I-270 (VIDEO)

State and county officials broke ground Tuesday on a nearly $98 million project they say will improve traffic flow on I-270, one of the most congested commuter routes in the country. The project, the Watkins Mill Interchange, includes a four-lane bridge over the interstate to connect two segments of Watkins Mill Road that are now […]

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July 10, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Closings and Changes at Kentlands Square Shopping Center in Gaithersburg (PHOTOS)

Kmart and Payless Shoe stores are closing their doors at the Kentlands Square Shopping Center in Gaithersburg this summer. Sale signs are covering the doors and windows of both stores in the strip shopping center along Kentlands Boulevard. The stores are located in the same plaza as the Giant Food Store, several restaurants, service businesses […]

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July 6, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Maryland Ranks Third Worst State to Start A Business

In a new study conducted by WalletHub, analysts took a look at 2017’s best and worst states to start a business and Maryland ranks number 47, making it the third worst state to start a business. WalletHub’s analysts compared the 50 states across 20 key indicators of startup success to determine the best states to […]

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June 29, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Minimum Wage Increases On July 1 (VIDEO)

The minimum wage in Montgomery County will increase to $11.50 effective July 1, which is roughly $4 more than the federal minimum of $7.25 per hour. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce President and CEO, Gigi Godwin, discusses the reaction from some local businesses:  

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June 29, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

County Aims to Make Starting a Business Easier (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett joined other county business leaders for the launch of a new web portal aimed to provide residents with county resources for starting and maintaining a business in Montgomery County. The launch of the new business portal, which took place at the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce office in Rockville, is […]

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June 20, 2017 | Sonya Burke

DLC Director on Carding Customers: “It is not our Intent to Inconvenience our Customers”

The Montgomery County Department of Liquor Control website says that on July 1, every customer will be required to present a valid form of identification when buying alcoholic beverages from the county’s 27 operated stores. But a new memo from the department’s director, Robert Dorfman, to customers indicates the DLC may be loosening up its […]

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June 14, 2017 | Staff Writer

Sherron Washington Headlines Small Business Network Series June 15 at MCM (VIDEO)

Sherron Washington was the featured speaker at the June 15 Small Business Network event at Montgomery Community Media (MCM) studios in Rockville. Washington’s topic was titled, “More Platforms, More Problems: Simplifying Your Social Media Marketing.” Watch the video of Washington’s presentation below: #Twitter is the newsroom Share recent events or activities in your biz. To be […]

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June 14, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

UPDATED: Three County Businesses To Be Recognized By The State (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

UPDATED: Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot joined State Senator Craig Zucker (D) of District 14, Delegate Pamela Queen (D) of District 14 and Montgomery County Councilmember Nancy Navarro to recognize three local businesses for their customer service and longevity in the community early Wednesday. In a recent visit to Ashton, Dempsey’s , El Andariego and Christopher’s Hardware were […]

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