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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November 13, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Leggett Signs Minimum Wage Legislation (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett signed legislation Monday to enact the long-debated $15 an hour minimum wage. “This is a big day for Montgomery County, but more importantly it is a big day for workers not only throughout Montgomery county and but hopefully throughout this state and around this nation,” Leggett said, at a ceremony […]

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November 13, 2017 | Staff Writer

Chick-fil-A at Olney to Open on Dec. 7

The Chick-fil-A at Olney has announced an official opening date of Dec. 7. Chick-fil-A at Olney made the announcement through a post on the business’ Facebook page. We are pleased to announce our opening date as December 7th, 2017! We can't wait to serve you. For details on our First… Posted by Chick-fil-A at Olney […]

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November 10, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

L.L. Bean Grand Opening in Bethesda (VIDEO)

The first L.L. Bean store in Montgomery County is opening at Pike & Rose in North Bethesda The 27,000 square-foot store opened Friday morning and is the company’s 35th retail store outside of Maine, according to a news release. The store will employ 75 people. Here’s what you can expect: Just took a tour of the new […]

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November 8, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

New Report Aims to Increase Number of Craft Beer Breweries in MD

Comptroller Peter Franchot released a report Wednesday that came after six months of studying the Maryland craft beer industry looking for ways the state can help foster new breweries. The report, “Maryland Craft Beer: A World Without Limits,” comes out as Franchot prepares legislation for the 2018 General Assembly. “This is the only industry where […]

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November 8, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Strathmore Mansion Hosts Museum Shop Holiday Market on Veterans Day Weekend

This weekend is the perfect time for holiday shopping at Strathmore’s Holiday Market. More than a dozen non-profit organizations bring their museum gift shops to the Mansion at Strathmore so that you can get your holiday shopping done all under one roof. The popular holiday bazaar is back for its 28th year and it takes place […]

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November 7, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Council Unanimously Approves Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour

On a unanimous vote, the Montgomery County Council increased the county’s minimum wage Tuesday to $15 an hour. Councilwoman Nancy Floreen said the minimum wage was not a Montgomery County issue, it was a regional issue and a state issue. “We should not be in a position to do this county by county,” she said […]

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October 30, 2017 | Staff Writer

D.C. Real Estate Firm Buys Gaithersburg Apartment Complex

Urban Investment Partners (UIP), a D.C. based real estate firm, has acquired the Walker House in Gaithersburg for approximately $31 million. Previously owned by Washington REIT, the 212-unit apartment building located just off Route 355 on Walkers Choice Road, is UIP’s first acquisition in Montgomery County, according to a news release. “UIP is known for […]

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October 25, 2017 | Staff Writer

Study Shows Maryland Brewers Generated $637 Million and 6,500 Jobs in 2016

An economic impact study conducted by the Bureau of Revenue Estimates found that Maryland brewers generated more than $637 million and supported 6,541 jobs in 2016. When the sale and distribution activity of non-Maryland craft beer was included in the projection, the estimated economic impact grew to more than $800 million. The study was released […]

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October 19, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Bethesda Green Honors Sustainable Businesses During Gala (VIDEO)

Bethesda Green, a local green business incubator, held its eighth annual Green Gala, in partnership with Bethesda Magazine, to honor organizations and businesses in the county for their sustainability initiatives. “Sustainability means acting in a way that provides for the needs of the current generation without sacrificing the ability of future generations to meet their needs,” Stu […]

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October 18, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Report: Maryland Offering Billions to Amazon

The Baltimore Sun is reporting that Maryland’s bid to lure Amazon’s new headquarters will be measured in the billions of dollars. The story also says New Jersey has announced it’s bid will be $7 billion. Gov. Larry Hogan has made no secret on where he thinks Amazon should relocate — he favors the Port Covington […]

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