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March 8, 2019 | Marian Merewitz

Telling Your Story with Terrel and Nic: Meet Jonathan Rhoads

Stay tuned for a fascinating episode of Telling Your Story with Terrel and Nic. The hosts interview local psychotherapist, Jonathan Rhoads, who shares very helpful information from social media tips to the therapy experience! You don’t want to miss this one.

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March 8, 2019 | Laura Rowles

Dance Education is Blossoming in Gaithersburg

Dancers are given an encouraging environment to grow and excel their dance education at Impact Performing Arts, LLC. The Impact team “supports dancers to grow artistically and academically, and develop them into well-rounded individuals”. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) supported Impact Performing Arts, LLC on the grand opening of their new dance studio on […]

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March 7, 2019 | Daryl Schultz

Richard Montgomery Moves On With Thrilling OT Win Over Gaithersburg

Rockville Maryland, Richard Montgomery High School, March 6th 2019 The two best boys basketball teams faced one another Wednesday night to prove who was the best in the Montgomery County 4A West division.  The regular season between the two resulted in home wins for each team.  The only loss this season Richard Montgomery suffered was […]

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March 6, 2019 | Juanita Farmer, CPA

Four Tax Deductions that Disappeared in 2018

Tax reform eliminated a number of deductions that many taxpayers counted on to reduce their taxable income. Here are four that could affect you. 1. Personal Exemptions Personal exemptions enabled individual taxpayers to reduce their taxable income in addition to the standard deduction, but were repealed for tax years 2018 through 2025. While the standard […]

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March 5, 2019 | Daryl Schultz

Richard Montgomery Rockets Blast Northwest 63-47 in 4A Playoffs

Rockville, Maryland Richard Montgomery High School March 4th 2019 Playoff basketball is always exciting and regular season games sometimes predict outcomes in the playoffs.  During the regular season Northwest lost both games to Richard Montgomery by a total of three points.  I decided this match up had the most potential for a very close hard […]

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March 1, 2019 | Alvin Carlos, CFA, CFP®

5 Steps to Retire in Your 40s

In this video, I outline the five main steps that FIRE advocates take in order to retire early. FIRE stands for Financial Independence, Retire Early. I also share my personal thoughts about their approach. Enjoy!  

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March 1, 2019 | Laura Rowles

Chamber Members Bake for Good

In order to achieve success, we must be open to collaboration with others. Partnerships can come in all shapes and sizes. Regardless of who you partner with, partnerships can help unlock access to an entirely new community. Or in this case benefit the community. Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) members & guests gathered at JK […]

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February 26, 2019 | Juanita Farmer, CPA

Who Should File a 2018 Tax Return?

Most people file a tax return because they have to, but even if you don’t, there are times when you should–because you might be eligible for a tax refund and not know it. The six tax tips below should help you determine whether you’re one of them. 1. General Filing Rules. Whether you need to file […]

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February 23, 2019 | Daryl Schultz

February 22, 2019 | Laura Rowles

Chamber Networking Event to Raise Awareness for Food Insecurity in County

Five thousand Montgomery County Public School students have experienced -over the past seven years- King Arthur Flour’s “Bake for Good” program at Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus (JHU). The kids program affords them the opportunity to share what it feels like to bake and give to those in need. King Arthur Flour (KAF) wanted […]

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