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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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October 16, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

County Sending Off Its Amazon Pitch This Week (VIDEO)

Montgomery County will provide very few details of its sales pitch to Amazon to bring its new headquarters to Montgomery County, a county spokesman said Monday afternoon. “Basically they’ve asked for confidential proposal, which we’re delivering,” said Pat Lacefield, the county’s director of public information. “We don’t want to run the risk of disqualifying ourselves.” […]

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October 9, 2017 | Staff Writer

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October 7, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Burtonsville Hosting Its First Food Festival

Residents in Burtonsville celebrated the town’s first food festival early Saturday. The Taste of Burtonsville featured food from more than a dozen restaurants to highlight the diverse community. “This is a great deal,” Jewru Bandeh, director for the East County Regional Services Center, said. “What it means for residents is that they don’t have to […]

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October 4, 2017 | Nick Rhule

Norman Augustine Speaks to Montgomery College Students (VIDEO)

Norman Augustine, the former CEO of Lockheed Martin, spoke to Montgomery College students recently about the importance of careers in STEM — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — as well as the importance of diversity in those fields. This MyMCMedia Extra is an interview after his speech:

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October 3, 2017 | Staff Writer

Hogan To Address Business Hall of Fame Induction

Gov. Larry Hogan will be the keynote speaker at the Montgomery County Business Hall of Fame on Oct. 24. The event will start at 11:30 a.m. at The Universities at Shady Grove Conference Center in Rockville. The Hall of Fame, founded by Grossberg Co. LLP and Revere Bank (successor to Monument Bank), is a celebration […]

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September 26, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Disability Community Told Wages Would Grow With Minimum Wage

Workers in the disability community will receive 125 percent of the minimum wage, even if Montgomery County approves an increase of the wage to $15 an hour, Council President Roger Berliner said Tuesday night. The County Council heard from about 40 people about a proposal to increase the minimum wage gradually from $11.50 an hour […]

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September 26, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Dawson’s Celebrating Its Fifth Anniversary in Rockville (VIDEOS)

Dawson’s Market in Rockville Town Square is celebrating its fifth anniversary this week. Bart Yablonsky is the store’s director of operations. In this MyMCMedia Extra, he describes his store and its staff: In this MyMCMedia Extra, Yablonsky describes Dawson’s Market focus on local produce and products: Previous Post: Rockville’s Dawson’s Market Kicks off Week of […]

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September 19, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Toys R Us Bankruptcy Part of ‘Retail Apocalypse’

News reports say national toy retailer Toys R Us filed for bankruptcy Monday and a local blogger who watches retail industry says the year has had a record number of closings of stores across the country. Cheryl Kane Heimlich, who writes the Store Reporter blog, said, “People are calling this a retail apocalypse. This is […]

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September 18, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Fox Moving to New Bethesda High Rise

Local television station Fox 5 is planning to move into the Apex building in Bethesda, a marquee location in the downcounty community’s massive development efforts. WTTG Fox 5 and WDCA Fox 5 Plus will move into the Apex building at 7272 Wisconsin Ave., a site that will become the Bethesda terminus of the Purple Line […]

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