Maryland Ranked 4th Most Innovative State

Maryland ranked fourth in a study that looked at innovation in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The finance website, WalletHub.com, ranked Washington state (#2),  the District of Columbia (#3), and Colorado (#5), in...

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MCM’s March Small Business Network Examines Leveraging Podcasts to Generate Revenue

Montgomery Community Media presents the March Small Business Network (SBN) session March 21st from 8 to 9:30 a.m. in Rockville. The March topic is “Leveraging podcasts to Generate Revenue.” Tickets are $20 and may be...

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Montgomery Talks: Is MoCo Ready for Amazon This Time?

David Petr, CEO of the Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation, talks about the county’s readiness for another try at capturing Amazon’s second headquarters — on this episode of Montgomery Talks with Doug...

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David and Mikel Blair Look Back on 2018 Election

David and Mikel Blair talk about a new nonprofit they’ve founded as well looking back on the 2018 election, when David Blair came within 77 votes of winning the Democratic primary for Montgomery County executive....

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MCM’s February Small Business Network Features David and Mikel Blair

David and Mikel Blair were the guests of Montgomery Community Media’s Small Business Network (SBN) session on February 28. The event was sold out. Watch the video from the event below. The series of monthly morning sessions...

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Garrett Park Councilman: Straw Ban Is ‘Simple Place to Start’

Just under 1,000 people, only one full service restaurant, and now, a straw ban. Although Garrett Park is a small town between Kensington and North Bethesda, they are leading the state in banning single-use plastic straws. Town...

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March 19, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Rita’s Celebrates Spring with Free Italian Ice Wednesday

Rita’s Italian Ice and Frozen Custard is celebrating the start of spring by offering free Italian Ice on Wednesday. The celebration is from 12 p.m. until 9 p.m. The following Rita’s are in Montgomery County, and they’ll be participating in this event: Olney: 3233 Spartan Road Derwood: 7211 Muncaster Mill Road Silver Spring: 13621 Georgia Avenue Lakeforest Mall: 701 […]

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March 18, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Maryland Ranked 4th Most Innovative State

Maryland ranked fourth in a study that looked at innovation in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The finance website, WalletHub.com, ranked Washington state (#2),  the District of Columbia (#3), and Colorado (#5), in the top five most innovative states. The number one ranked state on the list is Massachusetts. Maryland also ranked […]

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March 12, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Wine Bar, Retail Shop Opening in Kensington Wednesday

Knowles Station Wine and Co., a wine bar and retail shop, is opening in Kensington on Wednesday. In an Instagram post, the company said, “Not only will we offer wine and craft beer in the retail shop, we’ll have an extensive wine and beer by the glass menu. Plus, a kitchen serving wine-friendly food in a […]

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March 3, 2019 | Michelle Queen

MCM’s March Small Business Network Examines Leveraging Podcasts to Generate Revenue

Montgomery Community Media presents the March Small Business Network (SBN) session March 21st from 8 to 9:30 a.m. in Rockville. The March topic is “Leveraging podcasts to Generate Revenue.” Tickets are $20 and may be purchased online, here. Kelly Leonard moderates a panel of three podcast experts, including Charlie Birney co-founder of Podcast Village, Debbie […]

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March 1, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery Talks: Is MoCo Ready for Amazon This Time?

David Petr, CEO of the Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation, talks about the county’s readiness for another try at capturing Amazon’s second headquarters — on this episode of Montgomery Talks with Doug Tallman. Available now on MyMCMedia, Overcast, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RadioPublic, Spotify and Stitcher, Facebook, Pocketcasts and Twitter. Please help us grow. Subscribe […]

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February 28, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Warrior Canine Connection Restores Barn to Help More Veterans

Since moving to Boyds in 2016, the Warrior Canine Connection has continued helping military veterans and their families heal their wounds, both visible and invisible. The nonprofit organization breeds yellow and black labs, as well as golden retrievers. Immediately from birth, every puppy undergoes extensive training, preparing to work as a service dog for veterans. […]

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February 28, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

David and Mikel Blair Look Back on 2018 Election

David and Mikel Blair talk about a new nonprofit they’ve founded as well looking back on the 2018 election, when David Blair came within 77 votes of winning the Democratic primary for Montgomery County executive. Here’s their SBN discussion with our MCM audience: MCM’s February Small Business Network Features David and Mikel Blair

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February 28, 2019 | Michelle Queen

MCM’s February Small Business Network Features David and Mikel Blair

David and Mikel Blair were the guests of Montgomery Community Media’s Small Business Network (SBN) session on February 28. The event was sold out. Watch the video from the event below. The series of monthly morning sessions facilitated by Kelly Leonard address topics of interest to small business owners in Montgomery County. February topic:  “Couples […]

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February 27, 2019 | Sam Merrill

County Council Unanimously Confirms Two New Appointees

The Montgomery County Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to appoint a new Director of Procurement and an Assistant Chief Administrative Officer (ACAO). The council plans to interview and vote on the appointment of two more ACAO’s on Thursday. The new Director of Procurement, Ash Shetty, expressed in detail his plans to make the office more […]

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February 22, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Establishments That Served the Black Community in Montgomery County in 1958

Montgomery County wasn’t featured in a historical Green Book publication, but according to Montgomery County Historical Society, in 1958, there was a list of safe places in the county for the black community to visit. The organization sent MCM a document compiled by the NAACP’s Montgomery County Branch in May 1958 that showed places that […]

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