August 3, 2020 | Alex Argiris

Retailers Lord & Taylor, JoS. A. Bank’s Parent Company Declare Bankruptcy

Struggling to turn a profit amid the coronavirus pandemic, two more major retailers have filed for bankruptcy. Lord & Taylor, America’s first high-end department store, and Tailored Brands, the parent company of JoS. A. Bank, filed for Chapter 11 protection. The two large retailers are the latest casualties of COVID-19, as economic shutdowns forced non-essential […]

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August 3, 2020 | Isabel Cleary

Barnes & Noble Opening New, Redesigned Location in Rockville

Barnes & Noble is opening a new bookstore location in Rockville on Wednesday, August 5. The store is moving from a location in the Montrose Crossing Shopping Center to Congressional Plaza. This location will have a new look, a different book layout, and a B&N Cafe to further the company’s goal to make their stores […]

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July 14, 2020 | Mira Varghese

U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Dream Big Awards Offers Small Businesses Chance to Win $25,000

Small businesses can apply to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Dream Big Awards program to win a $25,000 cash prize. The deadline to apply is July 17. Local small businesses are in need of support now, more than ever, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Dream Big Awards present an opportunity for businesses and their […]

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July 1, 2020 | Alex Argiris

Senator Cardin Plays Key Role in Senate Extension of PPP

Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) successfully pushed the Senate on Tuesday to extend the Paycheck Protection Program through August 8. Cardin, who serves as the ranking Democrat on the Small Business Committee, asked for unanimous approval to continue the popular program just hours before the deadline for small businesses to apply for the loan. Out of […]

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June 29, 2020 | Isabel Cleary

Montgomery County Minimum Wage Will Increase on July 1

The minimum wage in Montgomery County will increase on Wednesday, July 1. A bill signed into legislation on November 17, 2017, raises the minimum wage each July 1 until it reaches $15 per hour in 2022. The amount the minimum wage is raised is determined by the number of workers employed at a business. For […]

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June 23, 2020 | Emma Shuster

Local Business Owners Will Accompany Katz During Friday’s Business Briefing

Montgomery County Council President Sidney Katz will host his next Business Briefing on Friday, June 26, from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. Katz will be accompanied by Connie Pawloski, owner of Rockville’s ComForCare Home Care as well as Mark Rittenberg, Principal at AMR Commercial, LLC. Similar to last week’s Business Briefing, the group will discuss […]

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June 22, 2020 | Isabel Cleary

Montgomery County Malls Preparing to Welcome Back Shoppers

Malls are now allowed to open as Montgomery County enters Phase 2 of the coronavirus reopening plan. Some malls, such as the Clarksburg Outlets and the Lakeforest mall are already open, while others are planning on reopening this week. Hours and reopening dates, according to the mall’s websites, are listed here: Clarksburg Outlets: Monday – Saturday […]

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June 19, 2020 | Samantha Subin

County Approves Updated Plan for Bethesda Development, FOX 5 Headquarters

The Montgomery County Planning Board approved updated plans on Thursday for a Bethesda property which will house the headquarters of FOX 5, the local FOX affiliate in DC. Amended plans for the 937,184 square foot project, developed by Carr Properties, will allow the conversion of up to 80 units into short-term rental and hotel properties, […]

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June 18, 2020 | Joe Yasharoff

Tastee Diner Reopening on Saturday

After three months of being closed due to the COVID-19, pandemic, Tastee Diner in Bethesda – a Montgomery County institution – will reopen its doors this Saturday at 6 a.m. Bethesda Magazine was the first to report the story. This comes as part of Phase 2 reopening in the County. The hours for the diner […]

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June 16, 2020 | Mira Varghese

Frosh Files Charges Against Cricket Wireless, AT&T for ‘Deceptive Marketing Practices’

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh announced on Monday that his Consumer Protection Division has filed charges against Cricket Wireless and AT&T for violating the Maryland Consumer Protection Act, according to a press release. The Consumer Protection Division alleges that in the year before its merger with AT&T, Cricket failed to inform its customers that […]

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