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September 1, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Leggett: Budgetary Concerns Could Mean Lapse in Filling Two County Positions

Montgomery County has lost its innovation officer and its cable administrator in recent months, and County Executive Ike Leggett said budget issues could prevent the positions from being filled quickly. Dan Hoffman, who had been the county’s first innovation officer since 2012, left the county June 16 to become an assistant city manager for Gainesville, […]

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June 2, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Top 10 Stories from May 26-June 1

Lots of public safety news appears in MyMCMedia’s Top 10 stories this week. People seemed to want to know about where state troopers were setting up DUI checkpoints, bottle bombs on an upcounty trail, a murder, a garbage truck fire that closed a major commuter artery, details on a double armed robbery and a house […]

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June 1, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery Losing Its First Innovation Officer

Montgomery County is losing its first innovation officer. Dan Hoffman, who had been in the job since 2012, is leaving to become an assistant city manager for Gainesville, Florida. The position is responsible for creating and maintaining strategies and programs that generate innovative ideas. The programs Hoffman oversees try to improve service delivery and create […]

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May 27, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Four Companies Win Innovation into Action Challenge (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

Four companies, including one based in Gaithersburg, are the winners of DAI’s “Innovation into Action Challenge.” The winners were announced at an award ceremony held at the Redbrick Courthouse in Rockville on May 26th. ClickMedix, Labortoria, ThinkMD, and Solar Sisters will each receive $20,000 in seed funding, an opportunity to field-test their products/services, and a tailored package of […]

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April 14, 2015 | Sonya Burke

World Creativity and Innovation Week (PHOTO & VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Council celebrated World Creativity and Innovation Week at a special ceremony on April 14. In the photo at the right, Chief Innovation Officer Dan Hoffman talks about the importance of adopting new programs and technologies to help government and residents. Among those at the ceremonies in Rockville were, left to right: Sara […]

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February 27, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Chef and Farmers’ Summit at Universities at Shady Grove (VIDEO)

Montgomery County farmers and chefs recently connected at a networking event at the Universities at Shady Grove. They talked about business opportunities and challenges and then prepared lunch alongside each other. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports. Organizers said they plan to hold more summits like this one in the future.   Related:

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January 31, 2015 | Sonya Burke

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Montgomery County Opens Thingstitute (VIDEO)

The Red Brick Courthouse in Rockville is now home to the county’s Thingstitute, a living lab for the internet of things.

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November 2, 2014 | Staff Writer

County Officials Launch Kitchen Incubator (VIDEO)

Montgomery County officials helped launch a new kitchen incubator project at the Universities at Shady Grove this week. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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October 28, 2014 | Sonya Burke

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Incubator to Help Start Up Food Entrepreneurs

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett is scheduled to announce the kick-off of Montgomery County’s kitchen incubator project at the Marriott Teaching Kitchen at the Universities at Shady Grove on Wednesday, Oct. 29. Envisioned as a way to help entrepreneurs take advantage of the growing demand for artisan food and the expanding buy-local movement, the kitchen […]

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September 29, 2014 | Krista Brick

County Working on Global Cities Team Challenge

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett announced, as part of the Global Cities Team Challenge, that Montgomery County and several corporate and academic partners are working together on the Challenge to explore the “Internet of Things” (IoT) and their potential public sector benefits, according to a county press release. IoT systems are a critical component of […]

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