November SBN Examines Unmanaged Cybersecurity Risk

Montgomery Community Media’s November Small Business Network examines the cybersecurity risk many businesses must face and how to address the threat of cyber attacks. The series of monthly sessions facilitated by Kelly...

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October SBN: Navigating Challenging Negotiations

Montgomery Community Media’s October Small Business Network addresses the best methods to handle challenging negotiations. The series of monthly sessions facilitated by Kelly Leonard addresses topics of interest to small...

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September SBN: Socially Responsible Business Practices

Carrie Fox joins Kelly Leonard for MyMCM’s September episode of Small Business Network.  The series of monthly sessions facilitated by Kelly Leonard addresses topics of interest to small business owners in Montgomery...

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Montgomery County Makes Progress Closing Racial Gap in Vaccinations

Friday afternoon, county health officials offered free vaccinations outside of Afrikutz Barber & Beauty Shop in Silver Spring. Residents who received a free vaccine also received a free haircut. The initiative was aimed at...

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Ashman: Lakeforest Master Plan Could Bring ‘Redevelopment We’ve All Been Dreaming Of’

The Gaithersburg City Council recently approved the Lakeforest Master Plan, which lays out how community members believe the area can be revitalized. MyMCM spoke to Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman about why he thinks the approval...

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August SBN: How to Talk About What You Do and Attract Perfect Clients

Brand and business coach Maggy Sterner joins Kelly Leonard for MyMCM’s August episode of Small Business Network. The series of monthly sessions facilitated by Kelly Leonard address topics of interest to small business...

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Business

October 4, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Unions Demand Riemer Disclose Income Connected to Wife’s Pfizer Employment

Following councilmember Hans Riemer’s backing for mandatory vaccinations of county employees, three local unions have demanded he “disclose the full extent of his financial connection to Pfizer Inc. through stock ownership and family employment – which he fails to mention while promoting vaccine-related legislation.” The presidents of the International Association of Fire Fighters IAFF Local […]

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October 1, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

On Radio, Albornoz Endorses Vaccine Mandate for County Employees

During a Friday afternoon interview on The Politics Hour with Kojo Nnamdi on radio station WAMU, Montgomery Council Vice President Gabe Albornoz spoke of his support to mandate that all county employees get vaccinated. He also explained his support of a Silver Spring Business District and predicted that the University of Maryland would triumph in […]

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October 1, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

$10,000 Grants Available for Small, Minority-Owned Businesses

Minority-owned small businesses in Montgomery County can apply for a grant from Fiserv, Inc., a global provider of payments and financial services technology solutions. Fiserv Back2Business program  will award a total of $50 million in grants, community support and resources, including free consulting. Businesses are eligible for $10,000 grants. The money is designed to be […]

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September 30, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

‘Amazingly Generous County’ Creates Backlog of Donations at Interfaith Works

A combination of too many donations and too few volunteers created a backlog at Interfaith Works that forced the non-profit to stop accepting donations until Oct. 19 at its clothing center on Twinbrook Parkway in Rockville. “We live in just an amazingly generous county,” declared Betsy Cheakalos, director of family services at Interfaith Works. During […]

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September 30, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Rockville Restaurant Celebrates National Taco Day with Bambathon

Taco Bamba celebrates National Taco Day Oct. 4 by hosting its fourth annual Bambathon. All six of its locations, including the one at 1627 Rockville Pike in Rockville, will compete to see which can sell the most tacos. Any location that serves 1,200 tacos that day will donate $1,200 to World Central Kitchen. That organization, […]

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September 30, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Rockville Celebrates Designation of its First National Landmark Friday

In honor of the Frieda Fromm-Reichmann Cottage in Rockville becoming a national landmark, Peerless Rockville plans a celebration at the rental property Friday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The outdoor event at 19 Thomas Street follows the Jan. 13 designation by the U.S. Secretary of the Interior that the home of Fromm-Reichmann, who was […]

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September 28, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Zinnia, at Former Mrs. K’s Toll House Location, Ready to Open Doors Friday

Zinnia, a new tavern and garden restaurant located where Mrs. K’s Toll House in Silver Spring used to be, opens Oct. 1. Besides the colorful gardens from Mrs. K’s 90-year operation on Colesville Road, the new property now boasts raised beds filled with herbs and vegetables that will be used as drink garnishes or in […]

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September 28, 2021 | Michelle Queen

September SBN: Socially Responsible Business Practices

Carrie Fox joins Kelly Leonard for MyMCM’s September episode of Small Business Network.  The series of monthly sessions facilitated by Kelly Leonard addresses topics of interest to small business owners in Montgomery County. This is a virtual event. The presentation and discussion take place on Tuesday, Sept. 28 at 9 a.m. and was streamed live. Registration […]

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September 27, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

La Ciudad de Rockville Ofrece Compensación por Daños Causados por el Huracán Ida

La ciudad de Rockville ofrecerá hasta $ 2,500 a los residentes cuya propiedad fue dañada por el huracán Ida, el 1 de septiembre. Los afectados deben presentar su solicitud en este enlace: aquí, antes del 3 de enero de 2022 para ser elegibles para una compensación. Los gastos que la ciudad está dispuesta a cubrir […]

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September 27, 2021 | Collin Riviello

City of Rockville Offers Hurricane Ida Damage Compensation

The City of Rockville will offer up to $2,500 to residents whose property was damaged by Hurricane Ida on Sept. 1. Claimants must apply here by Jan. 3, 2022 to be eligible for compensation. Expenses the city is willing to cover include: Insurance deductibles Flood damage cleanup Water removal Drying efforts Disposal of damaged property […]

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