The Latest on Fall Festivals: What’s Still on, What’s Not, What’s Virtual

Tuesday marks the first day of autumn. Many Montgomery County fall festivities and celebrations have been modified due to ongoing gathering and social distancing restrictions.  Many celebrations will be virtual and others have...

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SBN At-Home: Masterminds, Business Coaching, and So Much More

Sylvia Henderson and Wendy Swire joined Kelly Leonard for Montgomery Community Media’s September episode of Small Business Network at Home. The series of monthly sessions facilitated by Leonard addresses topics of interest...

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SBN en Español – Recursos Disponibles para Pequeños Empresarios

El primer episodio de Small Business Network en Español trata el tema de los recursos disponibles para las pequeñas y medianas empresas establecidas en el condado de Montgomery, y que se han visto impactadas debido a la crisis...

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LEGO Store in Montgomery Mall to Open in October

Westfield Montgomery Mall announced on its Instagram page that it will open a new LEGO store in October. The exact date the store will open is unknown, but once the date is official, Westfield Montgomery said they will share the...

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Unemployment Claims in Montgomery County Hold Steady

The number of Montgomery County residents who filed initial claims for unemployment during the week that ended Sept. 5 remained constant. 1,143 residents filed initial unemployment claims the previous week, compared to 1,167...

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Breadsmith of Potomac Closes Permanently

Breadsmith of Potomac in Cabin John Village has closed, it announced in a Facebook post on Sept. 6. “Our current location was scheduled for demolition as part of a larger remodel within our current shopping center and we...

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August 27, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Lidl To Open Three Stores in Montgomery County by 2021

The grocery store Lidl announced plans to open 50 new stores throughout the country by the end of 2021, three of which will be in Montgomery County. The three new stores will be located on Montgomery Village Avenue in Montgomery Village, New Hampshire Avenue in Takoma Park and Randolph Road in Wheaton. Maryland will be […]

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August 25, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Construction in Downtown Bethesda Expected to Snarl Traffic

Section of Wisconsin Avenue in Downtown Bethesda Closes for Construction Motorists travelling on Wisconsin Avenue (MD 355) in Downtown Bethesda will experience significant traffic disruption due to construction activities around 7272 Wisconsin Avenue. Traffic will be reduced to a single southbound travel lane between Elm Street and Bethesda Avenue from now through Friday, Aug. 28 […]

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August 24, 2020 | Michelle Queen

SBN At-Home: Successful Marketing in a Recovering Economy

Laura Varner-Norman and Sherron Washington joined Kelly Leonard for Montgomery Community Media’s August episode of Small Business Network at Home. The series of monthly sessions facilitated by Leonard addresses topics of interest to small business owners in Montgomery County. August’s topic was “Successful Marketing in a Recovering Economy.” Watch a video of their discussion recorded […]

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August 21, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Mrs. K’s Toll House Restaurant, a Silver Spring Landmark, Hopes to Reopen

Long a fixture on Colesville Road, Mrs. K’s Toll House restaurant shuttered its doors soon after Gov. Larry Hogan announced a state of emergency. It is still closed. However, a decision to permanently shut the restaurant, which recently celebrated its 90th year in Silver Spring, has not yet been made, one of its owners said […]

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August 17, 2020 | Samantha Subin

New Round of Emergency Relief Funding for Nonprofits Opens Aug. 17

Beginning Aug. 17, some Maryland organizations that have been impacted by the pandemic can apply for a grant through the Maryland COVID-19 Emergency Relief Grant Fund for 501(c)(6) Nonprofits. Through the program, applicants can obtain up to $10,000 to cover quarterly operating expenses. The application, available through OneStop portal, will be open until August 24 […]

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August 12, 2020 | Bryan Gallion

Maryland’s 8th District Leads US in Science and Engineering Jobs, Study Says

Maryland’s 8th Congressional District has the highest proportion of science and engineering jobs in its workforce out of any district in the United States, according to a new report from the Information Technology Industry Council. About 4.6% of the jobs in the district — which encompasses parts of Montgomery, Frederick and Carroll County — are […]

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August 10, 2020 | Isabel Cleary

JennyCakes Bakery in Kensington Closing Its Doors

JennyCakes Bakery in Kensington is closing after over eight years of selling baked goods to the community. In a letter to her customers, Jennifer Smith, the owner of JennyCakes, wrote that the expansion of the business led to increased complexity regarding staffing, orders, and other logistics. The time it took to deal with these things […]

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August 10, 2020 | Isabel Cleary

Lord & Taylor in White Flint Mall Closing After Retailer Files for Bankruptcy

Lord & Taylor in the White Flint Mall is closing its doors, marking the last of the original stores to close after most of the mall shut down in 2015. The retailer filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy earlier this month and will close other locations around the country as well. On the Lord & Taylor […]

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August 7, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

La Semana Libre de Impuestos de Maryland Comienza el 9 de Agosto

Los compradores de Maryland que deseen ahorrar algo de dinero extra pueden comprar ropa, útiles escolares y calzado libres de impuestos, a partir del 9 de agosto. Hasta el 15 de agosto, los artículos de ropa y calzado con un precio de $ 100 o menos estarán exentos del impuesto estatal sobre las ventas. Los […]

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August 7, 2020 | Samantha Subin

Maryland Tax-Free Week Begins Aug. 9

Maryland shoppers looking to save some extra cash can shop tax free on clothing, school supplies and footwear beginning Aug. 9. Through Aug. 15, clothing and footwear items priced at $100 or less will be exempt from state sales tax. The first $40 of any backpack purchase will also qualify for the exemption. “This is […]

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