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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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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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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February 15, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery County Reaching Out to Amazon Again

Amazon’s latest moves for its new headquarters means Montgomery County is reminding the online retailer its proposal is still on the table. “Yes, Montgomery County has reached out to Amazon and will look to re-engage with them. Unfortunately, I can’t comment further,” said David Petr, president and CEO of the Montgomery County Economic Development Corp. […]

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February 13, 2019 | Sam Merrill

Tom & Ray’s Family Restaurant Reopens in Damascus

The popular Damascus family restaurant Tom & Ray’s reopened in a new location Wednesday morning after going out of business three years ago. “I’m ecstatic to be here and be part of this rich tradition,” said co-owner and general manager Bernie Moxley. “Every small town needs a place like Tom & Rays.” The restaurant was […]

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February 13, 2019 | Sam Merrill

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 Councilman Dan Simons believes doing without plastic straws is a step in the right direction, and he hopes […]

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February 12, 2019 | Sam Merrill

Garrett Park Bans Single-Use Plastic Straws

Garrett Park became the first town in Maryland to ban single-use plastic straws, plastic stirrers, or plastic “splash sticks” for all businesses and permitted events. The ordinance, which creates a fine for violators, was passed unanimously by the town council. This ordinance comes from a worldwide effort to cut down on plastic waste, particularly in single-use items […]

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February 5, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

After 30 Years in DC, WTOP Makes Big Move to Chevy Chase

WTOP has moved its famous “Glass-Enclosed Nerve Center” to 5254 Wisconsin Avenue in Chevy Chase. Washington’s Top News officially joined the Montgomery County family Sunday night, after it held its first live broadcast at its new location, with 30,000 square feet of office space. For 30 years, WTOP was located on Idaho Avenue in Washington D.C., […]

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February 5, 2019 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County’s Opportunity Zone Workshop (VIDEO)

MCEDC Opportunity Zone Workshop The Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation and the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond present Montgomery County, Maryland’s Opportunity Zone Workshop Tuesday, February 5. The workshop takes place at AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center in Downtown Silver Spring. The all-day workshop is intended for investors, developers, and others with potential business […]

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February 1, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

What to Do on Super Bowl Sunday in Montgomery County

Live in Montgomery County and still need plans for Super Bowl Sunday? Here’s a guide of events happening in different areas of the county celebrating the big football game between the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams. Bethesda Hope Floats Bethesda, a flotation therapy spa, is having a Super Bowl special on their […]

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January 30, 2019 | Staff Writer

New Adventist HealthCare Medical Center in White Oak to Open in August

An Adventist HealthCare statement released Wednesday said its $400 million, 180-bed hospital will open Sunday, Aug. 25, to serve patients in Montgomery, Prince George’s and surrounding counties. Exterior work on the Adventist HealthCare White Oak Medical Center is nearly complete and interior work in patient care areas will continue over the next few months. White […]

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January 29, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Breadsmith of Potomac Offers Discounts to Those Hurt By Shutdown

Breadsmith of Potomac is offering a 20 percent discount to government workers who were hurt by the monthlong government shutdown. The discount started before the government re-opened on Friday, but Brenda Tamir, the owner of Breadsmith of Potomac said in a message to MCM that they will continue to offer the discount through Feb. 8. […]

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January 28, 2019 | Michelle Queen

County Residents Can Get New LED Light Bulbs at Local Breweries. Wait, What?

Montgomery County residents have the opportunity to save money and energy by trading in old incandescent or compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs for free LED light bulbs thanks to a program by local breweries and the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). Participants may bring as many bulbs as they have available to receive a […]

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