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August 26, 2019 | Tonia Bui

Three Ways to Commemorate Women’s Equality Day

There are many ways to get involved in politics. Voting is one of them. Many took part in commemorating Women’s Equality Day on August 26. It is a day that celebrates the passage of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the constitutional right to vote in the United States. Next year will mark the 100th […]

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August 25, 2019 | Phil Fabrizio

Spirit Prevail in Front of Packed House at Audi Field

Billed as the home opener at Audi Field in Washington DC, the Washington Spirit prevailed over the Orlando Pride 2-1.  Soccer fans from all around the DMV packed Audi Field on a warm Saturday evening to cheer on the local team.  By my estimate, the stadium was filled to near capacity of 20,000. Girl soccer […]

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August 22, 2019 | Laura Rowles

My Perspective as a Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce Intern

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) is delighted to introduce you to its Summer intern Donavia Ramsay. The Chamber is so honored to be able to participate in the Montgomery County Public Schools Internship program. It is a wonderful opportunity for the students to get hands-on experience and learn about the “real world”. If you have the capability to […]

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August 22, 2019 | Juanita Farmer, CPA

Three Tips for Getting an Accurate Business Valuation

If you’re conscientious about financial reporting, you may already have a sense of your company’s worth, but in some instances, you might need a formal business valuation, such as: Certain transactions: Are you selling your business? Planning an IPO? Need financing? Tax purposes: This includes estate planning, stock option distribution, and S Corporation conversions. Litigation: […]

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August 21, 2019 | Mark Avallone, MBA, CFP®, CRPS®

Love Is Lovelier The Second Time Around – 11 Tips To Keep It That Way

Frank Sinatra famously sang “love is lovelier, the second time around”. It is understandable that when love strikes again you may want to avoid the buzzkill of talking about money and finances. But planning before you tie the knot can prevent marital spats later. And with 67% of second marriages ending in divorce planning makes […]

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August 21, 2019 | Laura Rowles

Every Wrinkle Tells a Story at Tribute at Black Hill

Coming January 2020 is Tribute at Black Hill, an assisted living and memory care community for older adults. With a decade of incredible growth, Tribute at Black Hill is the latest community in the Thrive Senior Living (TSL) portfolio. TSL creates “communities where Elders would not only love to live, but Thrive”. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber […]

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August 21, 2019 | Christen Milstead

Ethical Dilemmas in Dementia Care Event for Professionals

A Seminar Presented by Jenerations Health Education SOCIAL WORKERS AND CARE MANAGERS—PLEASE JOIN US Ethical Dilemmas in Dementia Care Event for Professionals by Stephanie Goldstein BSW, LBSW When there is a diagnosis of permanent dementia like Alzheimer’s disease, numerous ethical dilemmas arise. Ethical challenges occur when clinicians are navigating communication and end of life with […]

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August 21, 2019 | Christen Milstead

Ingleside Speaker Series: In Partnership with Georgetown University’s Memory Disorders Program Presents – Dementia 101

INGLESIDE SPEAKER SERIES In Partnership with Georgetown University’s Memory Disorders Program Presents Dementia 101 August 28 // 6:00 p.m. GUEST SPEAKER // Melanie Chadwick, MSN, ANP–BC, GNP–BC, Geriatric Nurse Practitioner Space is limited—RSVP today!   Ingleside at King Farm–Center for Healthy Living 1615 Piccard Drive, Rockville, MD 20850 Melanie Chadwick, MSN, ANP–BC, GNP–BC is a […]

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August 21, 2019 | Phil Fabrizio

Ode to the Belward Farm Black Gum Tree

I was recently asked to find an old photo.  Specifically, it was of “that tree” that stands on the former Belward Farm on the outskirts of Gaithersburg.  It’s a black gum tree. Back on Earth Day, April 22, 2013, I along with Sonya Burke met on the banks of the barbed wire Belward farmland adjacent […]

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August 14, 2019 | Juanita Farmer, CPA

Tax Deductions for Teachers and Educators

Educators can take advantage of tax deductions for qualified out-of-pocket expenses related to their profession such as classroom supplies, training, and travel. As such, as the new school year begins, teachers, administrators, and aides should remember to keep track of education-related expenses that could help reduce the amount of tax owed next spring. Prior to […]

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