Lightning Wear Apparel in Kensington Shifts from Jerseys to Masks

Lightning Wear Apparel in Kensington has been producing Maryland, USA, and Montgomery County flag masks that have become a “must have” fashion item during the coronavirus crisis. County Cable Montgomery’s Susan...

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Council President Katz Set to Host Third Weekly Business Briefing Friday

Montgomery County Council President Sidney Katz will host the third in a series of online business briefings on the economic challenges the County faces due to the Covid-19 public health emergency. The next online briefing takes...

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Gaithersburg Mayor Responds to Reports of Proposal for Amazon Distribution Center

The City of Gaithersburg received a $92 million proposal to build an Amazon distribution center at the location of the former Leidos site, located in the area of 355 Montgomery Village Avenue. The proposal would create 850 total...

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SBN At-Home: Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation

Montgomery County Economic Development Corporations’s Executive Director Ben Wu and board member Tien Wong joined Kelly Leonard for Montgomery Community Media’s second episode of Small Business Network At Home. The...

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Carmen’s Italian Ice Opens in Olney

Carmen’s Italian Ice officially opened in Olney April 30. It’s located on Spartan Road, in the same location as the old Rita’s Italian Ice and Frozen Custard, which closed permanently in the winter....

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Lord & Taylor Expected to Disband its Stores

According to numerous news reports, Lord & Taylor intends to liquidate its remaining 38 department stores once non-essential businesses are permitted to reopen. Lord & Taylor is the lone store in the mostly-demolished...

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May 19, 2020 | Staff Writer

Ocean City Restaurant Uses ‘Bumper Tables’ to Promote Social Distancing

    A popular waterfront restaurant and bar in Ocean City went fishing for a way to make social distancing fun. Fish Tales will now use “bumper tables” to promote social distancing. The tables contain inner tubes and wheels. Customers will have the ability to walk around and socialize with others while still practicing social distancing. The […]

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May 19, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Lightning Wear Apparel in Kensington Shifts from Jerseys to Masks

Lightning Wear Apparel in Kensington has been producing Maryland, USA, and Montgomery County flag masks that have become a “must have” fashion item during the coronavirus crisis. County Cable Montgomery’s Susan Kenedy spoke to Dan Walsh, the owner of Lightning Wear, about how his business has gone from producing athletic apparel to thousands of masks […]

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May 14, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Council President Katz Set to Host Third Weekly Business Briefing Friday

Montgomery County Council President Sidney Katz will host the third in a series of online business briefings on the economic challenges the County faces due to the Covid-19 public health emergency. The next online briefing takes place Friday, May 15 at 12:30 p.m. Benjamin Wu, president and CEO of the Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation, […]

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May 12, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Gaithersburg Mayor Responds to Reports of Proposal for Amazon Distribution Center

The City of Gaithersburg received a $92 million proposal to build an Amazon distribution center at the location of the former Leidos site, located in the area of 355 Montgomery Village Avenue. The proposal would create 850 total jobs. Bethesda Beat broke the news Monday evening. Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman confirmed to MyMCMedia “an application […]

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May 11, 2020 | Michelle Queen

SBN At-Home: Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation

Montgomery County Economic Development Corporations’s Executive Director Ben Wu and board member Tien Wong joined Kelly Leonard for Montgomery Community Media’s second episode of Small Business Network At Home. The series of monthly morning sessions facilitated by Kelly Leonard addresses topics of interest to small business owners in Montgomery County. Watch a video of their discussion […]

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May 8, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Carmen’s Italian Ice Opens in Olney

Carmen’s Italian Ice officially opened in Olney April 30. It’s located on Spartan Road, in the same location as the old Rita’s Italian Ice and Frozen Custard, which closed permanently in the winter. Carmen’s has been open in Rockville for 19 years. Its owner, Jason Mandler, who hales from New Jersey, describes the establishment’s frozen […]

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May 7, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Lord & Taylor Expected to Disband its Stores

According to numerous news reports, Lord & Taylor intends to liquidate its remaining 38 department stores once non-essential businesses are permitted to reopen. Lord & Taylor is the lone store in the mostly-demolished White Flint Mall on Rockville Pike. A spokesperson for Le Tote, which owns the retail store, said, “The company is working through […]

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May 6, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Council President Katz Set to Host Second Business Briefing Friday

Montgomery County Council President Sidney Katz is hosting a series of online business briefings about the economic challenges due to the Covid-19 public health emergency. The next online briefing takes place Friday, May 8 at 12:30 p.m. Small Business Navigator Judy Stephenson and Assistant Chief Administrative Officer for Economic Development Jerome Fletcher joined Katz for […]

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May 6, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

MCEDC Lanza Programa de Asistencia de Trabajo Remoto

La Corporación de Desarrollo Económico del Condado de Montgomery (MCEDC) administrará y otorgará subvenciones de hasta $ 2,500 a empresas elegibles del condado y organizaciones sin fines de lucro por equipos y software adquiridos, debido a la pandemia. Las solicitudes para las subvenciones se abren el 6 de mayo a las 10 a.m.en el sitio […]

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May 5, 2020 | Michelle Queen

SBN’s First at Home Episode Features Councilmember Friedson

Montgomery County Councilmember Andrew Friedson joined Kelly Leonard for Montgomery Community Media’s first Small Business Network At Home edition. The series of monthly morning sessions facilitated by Kelly Leonard addresses topics of interest to small business owners in Montgomery County. Watch a video of their discussion recorded via Zoom here:   Andrew Friedson represents District […]

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