Dawes Gymnastics Academy Offers Healthy, Positive Space for Kids 

The Dominique Dawes Gymnastics and Ninja Academy in Clarksburg has been open for seven months. The Olympic gold medalist and Silver Spring native said she loves that her gym is a place where children are loved, appreciated and...

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Guy Fieri Opens Pop-Up ‘Flavortown Kitchen’ in Gaithersburg

Celebrity chef Guy Fieri has opened more than 100 delivery-only, pop-up restaurants in over 20 states and the District of Columbia, including one in Gaithersburg. The “Flavortown Kitchen” restaurants feature a variety of...

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Lidl Hosts Grand Opening for New Wheaton Location

Lidl, a popular discount grocery store chain, plans to open a new location in Wheaton on Feb. 24. Lidl has been rapidly expanding across the DMV with stores opening in Oxon Hill, Takoma Park and, as of last week, Springfield,...

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Altimmune Announces FDA Approval for Phase 1 COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical Trials 

Altimmune, Inc. announced Wednesday that it was approved by the FDA to begin Phase 1 clinical trials for AdCOVID, its single-dose nasal spray COVID-19 vaccine candidate. The clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, headquartered...

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Novavax to Provide 1.1 Billion COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Globally

Novavax, a vaccine development company headquartered in Gaithersburg, announced Thursday that it entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with an international vaccine organization to provide more than 1 billion total...

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Following Legal Dispute, White’s Ferry Purchased by Virginia Businessman

Montgomery County’s historic White’s Ferry has a new owner who plans to resume service after it was shutdown last December over a legal dispute. Chuck Kuhn, CEO of the Sterling-based company JK Moving Services,...

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February 19, 2021 | Jasmine Boykin

Company Working on Potential COVID-19 Nasal Vaccine Looks to Expand in Montgomery County

Vigene Biosciences, a Maryland-based biotechnological company whose projects include a potential COVID-19 nasal spray vaccine, is looking to expand in Montgomery County with a new facility in Rockville. The new facility, which will be located at 14200 Shady Grove Road, will encompass 52,000 square feet of manufacturing space for its 125 current employees and hopes […]

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February 19, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Novavax to Provide 1.1 Billion COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Globally

Novavax, a vaccine development company headquartered in Gaithersburg, announced Thursday that it entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with an international vaccine organization to provide more than 1 billion total doses of Novavax’s COVID-19 vaccine candidate, according to a statement from the company. Novavax will work with Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance to provide 1.1 […]

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February 19, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Denizens Brewing Cofounder Named to U.S. Small Business Administration

The cofounder and chief branding officer of Denizens Brewing Co. in Silver Spring has been named Associate Administrator of Field Operations for the U.S. Small Business Administration by the Biden Administration. Julie Verratti announced she is leaving Denizens to serve as a presidential appointee. She previously worked for the the SBA before founding Denizens Brewing […]

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February 18, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Montgomery County Unemployment Claims Fall Slightly

Initial claims for unemployment filed by Montgomery County residents continued to fall. During the week that ended Feb. 13, about 100 fewer residents filed initial claims that week than during the week that ended on Feb. 6. Last week, 2,899 county residents filed initial claims. The prior week, 3,033 residents had filed initial claims, according […]

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February 17, 2021 | Joe Yasharoff

Dawes ‘Very Thrilled’ to Join Washington Spirit’s New Investor Group

The Washington Spirit of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) announced a new investor group on Wednesday that includes Chelsea Clinton, Jenna Bush Hager and Dominique Dawes. “It is fitting that the Washington Spirit have an investor group commensurate with the dynamism and diversity of DC and its place as the most powerful city in […]

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February 16, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Following Legal Dispute, White’s Ferry Purchased by Virginia Businessman

Montgomery County’s historic White’s Ferry has a new owner who plans to resume service after it was shutdown last December over a legal dispute. Chuck Kuhn, CEO of the Sterling-based company JK Moving Services, purchased the ferry with his wife, Stacy, according to a statement. Kerri Cook, President of the Poolesville Town Commissioners, said residents […]

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February 16, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Fallece el Presidente y Director Ejecutivo de Marriott International

Arne M. Sorenson, presidente y director ejecutivo de Marriott International, murió el lunes. Hace casi dos años, la empresa, con sede en Bethesda, anunció que le habían diagnosticado cáncer de páncreas y que había estado recibiendo tratamiento recientemente. Sorenson, que vivía en Chevy Chase, fue el tercer director ejecutivo en la historia de Marriott y […]

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February 16, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson, ‘A True Visionary’ Dies

Arne M. Sorenson, president and CEO of Marriott International, died on Monday. Almost two years ago, the company, headquartered in Bethesda, announced he had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and had been receiving treatment recently. Sorenson, who lived in Chevy Chase, was the third CEO in Marriott’s history and the first who didn’t have the […]

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February 13, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

White’s Ferry Purchased Following Service Shutdown; New Owner Plans to Resume Service

White’s Ferry has been purchased following a legal dispute that led to a service shutdown late December, according to a statement Friday evening. Chuck Kuhn, CEO of the Sterling-based company JK Moving Services, and his wife, Stacy Kuhn, finalized the purchase terms Thursday. The deal includes the ferry, store and Maryland shoreline that facilitates operation, […]

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February 11, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Robert Altman, Co-Founder of ZeniMax Media and Husband of Lynda Carter, Dies

Actress Lynda Carter announced on Twitter that “my beloved husband” died Feb. 3 at the age of 73. Robert Altman was the co-founder and chief executive of ZeniMax Media, which is the parent company of Bethesda Softworks. “Robert is the love of my life and he always will be be,” Carter, who starred in the television version […]

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