Economic Development Group Picks New Leader

Barely two weeks after the Montgomery County Council passed a new economic development platform, the nonprofit corporation in charge of attracting and retaining new businesses in the county has a new leader. Benjamin H. Wu, who...

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December’s SBN: Oops Moments – Turning Challenges into Opportunities

A panel of women business owners joins Kelly Leonard for Montgomery Community Media’s December’s Small Business Network (SBN) session. The event takes place Tuesday, December 17 from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at our studios in...

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Pies, Pretzels and … Chocolate-Covered Bacon?

For 20 years, families have turned to the Lancaster County Dutch Market – or Amish Market as some call it – in Germantown for tasty additions to their holiday tables. The market is in the Germantown Square shopping...

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Rita’s Permanently Closes in Olney

Rita’s Italian Ice and Frozen Custard has permanently closed its location in Olney. On Tuesday, the Olney Chamber of Commerce confirmed the news on social media. “We’ve recently learned that Rita’s, long time Chamber...

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Elrich and Katz to Hold Business Forums Nov. 20, Dec. 9

County officials continue to work to improve the business climate in Montgomery County through the Benchmarking to Be the Best for Business initiative. The initial phase of the initiative focused on engaging the business...

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Nationals Tattoos Make Historic World Series Victory Permanent

Two weeks after an iconic World Series Championship victory, some Nats fans are celebrating by getting Washington Nationals tattoos. Once the Nats officially finished the fight, tattoo artist Tarun Kumar “TK” Rajkumar...

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Business

October 11, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Gaithersburg Mayor Details Next Steps for Wawa

On Monday, the City of Gaithersburg’s council approved plans to build a 5,000 square foot Wawa store at 405 S. Frederick Ave, across the street from Gaithersburg High School. Speaking to MyMCMedia on Friday, Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman outlined the next steps Wawa has to take: Wawa was approved by the council with three conditions […]

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October 11, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Public Hearing Will Help Decide Fate of Potential Royals Farms in Gaithersburg

The City of Gaithersburg might be getting the first-ever Royal Farms in Montgomery County. MyMCMedia caught up with Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman who confirmed the proposal. Ashman said the plan is to build a Royal Farms around North Frederick Avenue and MD 335 at Watkins Mill as part of the new Spectrum community plan. There […]

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October 11, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

Bethesda Bagels Opens New Location at Wildwood Shopping Center

Bethesda Bagels opened a new location at Wildwood Shopping Center in Bethesda on Friday. The popular first location on Bethesda Avenue is known for people lining up outside the door on Saturday and Sunday mornings. The new 1,800 square-foot store is located near CVS and solidcore and, like the others locations, features handmade New York-style […]

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October 8, 2019 | Staff Writer

Hogan Tours Life Science Company in Germantown

Gov. Larry Hogan toured Mars Symbioscience in Germantown on Tuesday morning. Mars Symbioscience is a technology-based health and life sciences business that was established in 2005. It’s other business segments include CocoaVia, Mars Sustainable Solutions, Mars Biomedical, and The Mars Center For Cocoa Health Science. Mars Symbioscience informs the practices of these businesses through scientific […]

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October 8, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Gaithersburg Council Approves Plan to Build Wawa

The City of Gaithersburg’s council has approved plans to build a 5,000 square foot Wawa store across from Gaithersburg High School, on a 1.83-acre site at 405 S. Frederick Ave. This would be the first ever Wawa in Montgomery County. Several Gaithersburg residents testified at a hearing in August and expressed opposition to the plan, […]

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October 8, 2019 | Staff Writer

‘A Sad Day in Montgomery County’: Woodside Deli, a Silver Spring Institution, Abruptly Closes

After 70 years of serving the Silver Spring community, the Woodside Deli on Georgia Avenue closed its doors for the final time on Sunday. “A sad day for Montgomery County,” Alexa Margolis, manager at the deli, told MCM. “It was definitely a shock.” News of the deli closing was first reported by The MoCo Show. […]

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September 27, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Salmonella Infections Linked to Moby Dick House of Kabob Hummus

The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) released a statement Thursday warning people not to eat hummus from Moby Dick House of Kabob because it has been linked to salmonella infections in the state. Since Sept. 10, MDH reports nine confirmed cases of salmonella in Maryland. The exact cause for people getting sick is unclear, but […]

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September 23, 2019 | Michelle Queen

County Officials Ask Business Owners to Complete Survey

Montgomery County officials are encouraging business owners to take the 4Business Climate Survey before it closes on Sept. 30. The survey is posted on the County’s website and it is available in English and Spanish. The survey is part of the Benchmarking to Be the Best for Business initiative. Responses will help County officials determine what […]

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September 19, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Report: Rockville’s Problem Is Too Much Retail Space

Rockville has too much retail space for the number of residents the Town Center serves, and the city should consider more housing to ensure an adequate customer base, according to a report issued Thursday. The report, conducted in conjunction with the Urban Land Institute, also suggested the Town Square library site might be better suited […]

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September 19, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Cook Ross CEO Amilcar Headlines MCM’s September Small Business Network

Michael Amilcar was the featured guest of Montgomery Community Media’s September Small Business Network (SBN) session. The event took place on September 19 at our studios in Rockville. The series of monthly morning sessions facilitated by Kelly Leonard address topics of interest to small business owners in Montgomery County. September topic:  “A Seat at the […]

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