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May 17, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Thursday’s Small Business Network Series at MCM Features Panel of Women Business Leaders

The May 17 Small Business Networking Series (SBN) focused on woman-owned businesses and the reasons companies commit to support diverse, woman-owned businesses. SBN’s Kelly Leonard facilitated a panel of business women who lead diversity strategies at their large corporations. Topic: “Women Mean Business” The panel discussion was streamed live. You may watch it here: The […]

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May 3, 2018 | Staff Writer

Pepco Ratepayers Could See Reduction in Monthly Bills

Pepco customers could see a cut in their rates if a deal worked out between the utility and other parties wins approval from the Maryland Public Service Commission. Pepco had sought a $41.4 million rate hike in January, which would have averaged customers about $5.14 a month. The money would have covered capital costs. The […]

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April 18, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Small Business Network Series at MCM Tackles Tax Reform Act

The April 19 Small Business Networking Series (SBN) focused on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. A panel of experts from the Stein Sperling law group in Rockville answered questions about the effects of the Act which is arguably the most significant revision to the Internal Revenue Code since 1954. The panel from Stein Sperling […]

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April 17, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Council Mulls Expansion of Spirits Economy into Ag Reserve

Breweries have been growing in Montgomery County, but largely in suburban areas such as Rockville or Silver Spring. The Montgomery County Council is considering new zoning regulations that would extend that growth into the 93,000-acre Ag Reserve. Council President Hans Riemer talked about the effort at the opening of True Respite, a new brewery opening […]

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April 4, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Maryland’s General Assembly Passes Incentive Bill Worth Billions to Attract Amazon

Maryland’s House of Delegates passed legislation early Wednesday designed to establish $5.6 billion in tax incentives to lure Amazon to Montgomery County. The House’s approval of the Promoting ext-Raordinary Innovation in Maryland’s Economy, or PRIME Act, is written for any Fortune 100 company, but it comes just months after Amazon officials announced its top 20 […]

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March 22, 2018 | Staff Writer

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March 21, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Council Approves Biotech Grant Program

The Montgomery County Council on Tuesday unanimously approved Tuesday a county matching fund for businesses that receive federal grants. Councilmember George Leventhal spearheaded the grant, which was co-sponsored by the eight remaining council members. The county grant would match grants to businesses that receive federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer […]

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March 8, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Peter Franchot Headlines Small Business Network Series March 8 at MCM

Peter Franchot was the featured speaker at the March 8 Small Business Network (SBN) event at Montgomery Community Media (MCM) studios in Rockville. Peter Franchot was elected Maryland’s 33rd Comptroller in 2006 and overwhelmingly reelected in 2010 and again in 2014. As Comptroller, Peter Franchot has been an independent voice and fiscal watchdog for the taxpayers […]

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March 5, 2018 | Staff Writer

Pepco Says 889 Without Power in Montgomery

Pepco has restored power for almost all of the 252,000 customers who lost power because of last week’s nor’easter. According to the utility’s website, 889 Montgomery County customers still were without power as of 10 a.m. Monday. Crews will continue to work until service is restored to every customer, according to a Pepco news release. […]

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February 8, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

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. The national average for a gallon of gas was $2.26 a year ago. Now it’s about $2.60. […]

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