Hundreds Attend the Power Conference in North Bethesda

Hundreds of people turned out for The Power Conference: Women Doing Business on Aug. 9 at the North Bethesda Marriott Hotel and Conference Center. This regional business conference is designed to enhance and develop women-owned...

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JINYA Ramen Bar Celebrates Grand Opening in North Bethesda

The first JINYA Ramen Bar restaurant in Montgomery County celebrated their grand opening Tuesday at Pike & Rose in North Bethesda. Dozens of people waited in line for the restaurant to open their doors at 11 a.m. The first...

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JINYA Ramen Bar to Open in North Bethesda’s Pike & Rose on Aug. 7

The popular ramen restaurant, JINYA Ramen Bar will open at Pike & Rose Tuesday, Aug. 7. This will be the restaurant’s first location in Maryland and their third location in the D.C. area. JINYA Ramen Bar specializes in...

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MCM’s August Small Business Network: A Conversation with Commerce Secretary Mike Gill

Maryland Commerce Secretary Mike Gill is the featured guest of Montgomery Community Media’s August Small Business Network (SBN) session. The event takes place August 23 from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at our studios in Rockville...

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Small Business Network Panel: “Accelerate Small Business Growth With Mergers & Acquisitions” (Video)

Watch Live. Montgomery Community Media’s Small Business Network (SBN) examines business growth through Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A). Kelly Leonard moderates a panel of business experts on mergers and acquisitions,...

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MCM’s July Small Business Network Panel: Accelerate Growth Through M&A

Montgomery Community Media’s July Small Business Network (SBN) examines business growth through Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A). The event takes place July 19 from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at our studios in Rockville located at...

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July 6, 2018 | Staff Writer

New Stores Slowly Filling Vacancies at Bethesda Row

Bethesda Row is seeing some significant additions as some of its long-term vacancies are being filled. Clothing boutique Anthropologie will replace Bethesda landmark Barnes & Noble, which closed in January after 20 years of selling books there. Around the corner on Woodmont Avenue, signs reading “Coming Soon: Philz Coffee” hang inside the windows of Vino […]

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July 6, 2018 | Staff Writer

Datawatch Adding 50 Jobs in Bethesda with Help from Maryland, County

Datawatch Systems, one of the top commercial office security providers in the country, is relocating its headquarters in Montgomery County and adding 50 new full-time jobs over the next four years, according to a statement from Gov. Larry Hogan’s office. The company is moving its operations to a nearby space on East West Highway in […]

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July 6, 2018 | Staff Writer

MCM’s July Small Business Network Panel: Accelerate Growth Through M&A

Montgomery Community Media’s July Small Business Network (SBN) examines business growth through Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A). The event takes place July 19 from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at our studios in Rockville located at 7548 Standish Place. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased online, here. The series of monthly morning sessions addresses topics of […]

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July 5, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Fund to Help Businesses During Construction Gets Green Light for Expansion from Leggett

A fund that aims to alleviate the economic impact from certain construction projects has received approval from Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett to expand. The Impact Assistance Fund was created to provide qualifying business owners with a conditional grant or loan, worth up to $25,000, for the economic strain caused by redevelopment projects initiated by […]

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June 29, 2018 | Staff Writer

Amazon Bookstore Now Open in Bethesda

Bethesda Row welcomed the first Amazon Bookstore in Montgomery County to the corner of Bethesda Ave. and Arlington Rd. last week. The Amazon Bookstore fills the void left by the recent closure of the landmark Barnes & Noble on the same street. Barnes & Noble was one of Bethesda Row’s first tenants, and many Bethesda […]

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June 28, 2018 | Staff Writer

Lakeforest Mall Added to Gaithersburg Enterprise Zone

After state action Thursday, Lakeforest mall has been added to Olde Towne Gaithersburg’s enterprise zone, an effort to attract new development to underused properties. Enterprise zones, through a program established in 1982, provide local property and state income tax credits to businesses that create jobs and make capital investments. In a news release, Gov. Larry […]

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June 27, 2018 | Staff Writer

Minimum Wage Increase Effective July 1 in Montgomery County

The minimum wage will increase in Montgomery County beginning on July 1.  The new law, signed by Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett in 2017,  states that County businesses with 51 or more employees must pay workers $12.50 per hour. Employers with 50 or fewer workers will be required to pay employees $12 hourly. The minimum […]

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June 21, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Marriott Breaks Ground on New Downtown Bethesda HQ

Marriott International broke ground Thursday for its new $600 million downtown Bethesda headquarters, a project for a company that started more than 90 years ago as a root beer stand. “My parents would never have believed that the root beer stand could turn into something like this,” said J.W. Marriott Jr., executive chairman and chairman […]

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June 21, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Entrepreneur Anik Singal Headlines June Small Business Network Series

Entrepreneur Anik Singal was the guest at MCM’s June 21st Small Business Network (SBN) event. Anik Singal is the founder and CEO of Lurn, Inc. and is considered a leading expert on entrepreneurship. Singal has trained over one million entrepreneurs worldwide and generated $200 million in online sales, all by the age of 35. Singal’s topic: […]

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June 14, 2018 | Staff Writer

Gaithersburg Named a Top City for STEM Workers

The city of Gaithersburg has ranked among the top 10 best cities for people in the science, technology, engineering, and math industries.  The data collected by Livability.com, ranked Gaithersburg  as Number 6. More than 2,000 cities and towns across the country were analyzed on factors such as the total number of jobs that fall into […]

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