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September 12, 2019 | Marian Merewitz

Connecting Our Community: Meet ArtStream Co-founder Nic Stearns

On this episode of Connecting Our Community, host Pat Shoemaker talks about ArtStream with one of it’s founders. Nic Stearns is an amazing part of this dynamic group that has created an inclusive environment with lots of opportunities for artistic exploration for adults with intellectual differences. Stearns is also an author of two books, “ArtStream […]

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September 11, 2019 | Juanita Farmer, CPA

Two New Tax Scams to Watch out For

Although the April filing deadline has come and gone, scam artists remain hard at work. As such, taxpayers should be on the lookout for scams that reference taxes or mention the IRS, especially during the summer and fall as tax bills and refunds arrive. The two new variations of tax-related scams that are currently making […]

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September 11, 2019 | Laura Rowles

Tee It High. Let It Fly. GGCC to Host its 29th Annual Business Golf Classic

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) will host its 29th Annual Business Golf Classic at Worthington Manor Golf Club, 8329 Fingerboard Road, Urbana, Maryland on Friday, September 13. The chamber’s tournament affords golfers the opportunity to grow their business and play golf at the same time. This tournament is intended to offer enjoyable golf and […]

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September 10, 2019 | Daryl Schultz

Watkins Mill Dominates Seneca Valley 25-6 in Season Opener

Thirty years ago Watkins Mill High School opened with students reassigned from Gaithersburg  and Seneca Valley High Schools.  The rivalry that was created was a natural outgrowth of a new school being opened.  Seneca Valley in the 1970s, 80s and 90s was a dominant football power, not only in Montgomery County but in Maryland as […]

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September 5, 2019 | Mark Avallone, MBA, CFP®, CRPS®

Investing Tips From The U.S. Open Tennis Championships

For two incredible weeks, the world’s best tennis players compete for the U.S. Open Tennis Championships. Outstanding coverage can be found on ESPN and the Tennis Channel with former players and expert analysts offering tips and observations of the players and their strategies.  While watching the first week of action, I realized these extremely talented […]

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September 3, 2019 | Phil Fabrizio

Three Football Players, One Common Passion and Cheese?

What do Brian Mitchell, Andrew Luck and former Damascus high school standout Jake Funk have in common?  Why, it’s their love for the game called football. In late August, I had the opportunity on the same day to sit with Brian Mitchell and Jake Funk.  I met the former Redskin football favorite at his office […]

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August 28, 2019 | Marian Merewitz

Senior Moment Update: Emergency Preparedness

This month’s Senior Moment Update is all about getting  you ready if there is an emergency. Take a moment to watch what Patrick Campbell, Senior Planning Manager for Mass Care Emergency Operations has to say.

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August 28, 2019 | Laura Rowles

Milkshakes and Breakfast – Available Now at the New Silver Diner RIO

The Silver Diner restaurant in Gaithersburg, Maryland offering breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night hours is now open in the RIO. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) supported the Silver Diner at the grand opening of its restaurant on August 22. They are located at 9811 Washingtonian Blvd. Suite L10 The Silver Diner at Rio is […]

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August 28, 2019 | Juanita Farmer, CPA

Who Can Represent You Before the IRS?

Many people use a tax professional to prepare their taxes. Anyone who prepares, or assists in preparing, all or substantially all of a federal tax return for compensation is required to have a valid Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN). All enrolled agents must also have a valid PTIN. If you choose to have someone prepare […]

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August 28, 2019 | Alvin Carlos, CFA, CFP®

Day-to-Day Spending

In this week’s video, District Capital’s Shanna Due discusses how she approached her own family’s spending plan for the upcoming year and how to respond to unexpected expenses.  

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