Peter Franchot Headlines Small Business Network Series March 8 at MCM

Peter Franchot is scheduled as the featured speaker at the March 8 Small Business Network event at Montgomery Community Media (MCM) studios in Rockville. Franchot’s topic is titled, “The Montgomery County Economic...

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Over the Past Year, Gas Prices Have ‘Seen Quite a Jump’

You might have noticed it: a dollar isn’t getting the MPG it used to. Gas prices have increased about 15 percent over the last year, said Tom Calcagni, regional director of public and government affairs for AAA Mid-Atlantic....

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New Tax Law Leads Pepco to Reduce Rate Increase Request

A month ago, Pepco filed for a rate increase with the Maryland Public Service Commission that would add $5.14 to an average customer’s bill. The utility amended that request Monday, reducing the increase by $2.92, reflecting...

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Hogan Unveils Legislation to Help Lure Amazon to Montgomery County

Gov. Larry Hogan on Monday announced a package of state income, property and sales tax credits and exemptions as part of Maryland’s bid for a possible second headquarters for Amazon. Last week, the company announced an...

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Discovery Communications Plans to Leave Silver Spring

Discovery Communications, a part of Montgomery County for decades, is leaving for New York by 2019, County Executive Ike Leggett confirmed Tuesday morning. Leggett said the county had been trying for a year to keep the company...

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Pepco Seeks Rate Hike that Will Cost $5.14 a Month

Pepco is asking the Maryland Public Service Commission for a rate increase that would add $5.14 to an average consumer’s bill, the company said Tuesday. The rate increase covers $41.4 million for work done in 2017. The company...

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December 19, 2017 | Staff Writer

Bethesda Cyber Security Firm Raises $3 Million

Ataata, a cyber security training platform designed to reduce human error in the workplace, has closed its Series A financing with a $3 million round led by Next Frontier Capital, a venture firm based in Bozeman, Montana, according to a company statement released Tuesday. An additional investor is TEDCO, an independent organization created by the […]

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December 8, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

New Chick-fil-A Brings More Than 80 Jobs to Olney (VIDEO)

Updated: There’s a new Chick-fil-A in Olney. Local franchise owner, Erik Amick, joined county leaders for a grand opening early Thursday, bringing more than 80 new jobs to the area. The 4,886 square foot restaurant is located at 18115 Georgia Avenue and features a drive thru. “Olney is a great place to do business because […]

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December 7, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Planners To Take Up New Marriott Headquarters Next Week

The Montgomery County Planning Board takes up approvals for the new Marriott International project in downtown Bethesda next week. The 2.25-acre site is at Wisconsin and Norfolk avenues. It also faces Woodmont Avenue to the west. Marriott International now has its headquarters in Bethesda on Fernwood Road. In October 2016, the company announced it was […]

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December 6, 2017 | Staff Writer

Chevy Chase Supermaket Announces it Will Close in April

Chevy Chase Supermarket announced Tuesday that it will close the end of April. The grocery, located at 8531 Connecticut Avenue in Chevy Chase, is a third-generation, family-owned store that has been serving the community for more than 50 years. Co-owners Jason and Kevin Kirsch posted their plan to close the store on Facebook. According to […]

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December 1, 2017 | Phil Fabrizio

Spread the Love at University of Maryland Smith School

In between Thanksgiving and the Winter Solstice over 60 University of Maryland students gathered to spread the love for Martha’s Table.  It was a giving project by a team of six current Robert E. Smith Business School Part-Time MBA students. Calling the event PB&J for Martha’s Table their goal was making and delivering 500 peanut […]

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November 30, 2017 | Staff Writer

New Aldi Grocery Store Opens on Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring

As reported in Source of the Spring, a new Aldi grocery store opened Thursday in Silver Spring. Lines began forming early in the morning for the grand opening of the grocery store located at 9440 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring. Other Aldi grocery stores located in Montgomery County include: Gaithersburg, 608 Quince Orchard Road, 301.363.0830 Germantown, […]

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November 29, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Cava Founders Bringing New Restaurant to Pike & Rose

The team behind Mediterranean restaurant Cava Mezze will open a new full service restaurant at Pike & Rose in North Bethesda. The restaurant, known as Julii, will be located in the four-sided, glass paneled Pavilion Building at 11915 Grand Park Avenue between Pinstripes and L.L. Bean. Ike Grigoropolous, Ted Xenohristos, and chef Dimitri Moshovitis founded […]

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November 28, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Hogan Proposes Paid Sick Leave Measure — Again

Watch the Paid Leave Compromise Act announcement live => https://t.co/jo48JVOuPI pic.twitter.com/HVl6Q8zw6W — Larry Hogan (@LarryHogan) November 28, 2017 Gov. Larry Hogan picked up where he left off on an issue from the 2017 General Assembly session: paid sick leave. The governor Tuesday said he would be introducing legislation at the start of the 2018 legislative […]

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November 20, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Franchot Unveils Beer Reform Legislation at Silver Spring Taproom (VIDEO)

Maryland’s craft breweries would have no limits on beer production or taproom sales, and other restrictions would be eliminated under legislation that Comptroller Peter Franchot has proposed. Franchot held a news conference Monday in Silver Spring to highlight his proposals, which follow months of meetings of the comptroller’s “Reform on Tap,” a 40-member task force […]

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November 17, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Rahn Provides Some Answers on I-270, I-495 Projects

When Gov. Larry Hogan unveiled his $9 billion traffic congestion relief plan he left a lot of questions unanswered. What was he going to do with the American Legion Bridge? Why add four lanes to I-270 when two reversible lanes could satisfy? How can the state expand the Capital Beltway when homes, parks and Holy […]

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