April 11, 2019 | Bryan Gallion

Germantown’s Agrodolce Italian Restaurant Closes

After 20 years in business, the Italian restaurant Agrodolce has shut its doors permanently. Its owners explained the reasoning behind the business’ closing in a Facebook post from Agrodolce’s account on Wednesday. Lena and Phil Burleson had hoped a new owner would take over their restaurant but they were informed Tuesday night that “the deal […]

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April 3, 2019 | Michelle Queen

MCM’s April Small Business Network: Connecting to Corporations

Montgomery Community Media presents the April Small Business Network (SBN) session scheduled for April 25 from 8 to 9:30 a.m. in Rockville. The April topic is “Connecting to Corporations.” Tickets to the networking event are $20 and may be purchased online, here. Kelly Leonard moderates a panel of three business leaders, including Anna Hakobyan of […]

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March 21, 2019 | Michelle Queen

MCM’s March Small Business Network Examines Leveraging Podcasts to Generate Revenue

Montgomery Community Media presented the March Small Business Network (SBN) session March 21st from 8 to 9:30 a.m. in Rockville. The March topic was “Leveraging podcasts to Generate Revenue.” Kelly Leonard moderated a panel of three podcast experts, including Charlie Birney co-founder of Podcast Village, Debbie DeChambeau of Select Business Marketing, and Stephen Hart of […]

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March 18, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Maryland Ranked 4th Most Innovative State

Maryland ranked fourth in a study that looked at innovation in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The finance website,, ranked Washington state (#2),  the District of Columbia (#3), and Colorado (#5), in the top five most innovative states. The number one ranked state on the list is Massachusetts. Maryland also ranked […]

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March 1, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery Talks: Is MoCo Ready for Amazon This Time?

David Petr, CEO of the Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation, talks about the county’s readiness for another try at capturing Amazon’s second headquarters — on this episode of Montgomery Talks with Doug Tallman. Available now on MyMCMedia, Overcast, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, RadioPublic, Spotify and Stitcher, Facebook, Pocketcasts and Twitter. Please help us grow. Subscribe […]

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February 28, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

David and Mikel Blair Look Back on 2018 Election

David and Mikel Blair talk about a new nonprofit they’ve founded as well looking back on the 2018 election, when David Blair came within 77 votes of winning the Democratic primary for Montgomery County executive. Here’s their SBN discussion with our MCM audience: MCM’s February Small Business Network Features David and Mikel Blair

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February 28, 2019 | Michelle Queen

MCM’s February Small Business Network Features David and Mikel Blair

David and Mikel Blair were the guests of Montgomery Community Media’s Small Business Network (SBN) session on February 28. The event was sold out. Watch the video from the event below. The series of monthly morning sessions facilitated by Kelly Leonard address topics of interest to small business owners in Montgomery County. February topic:  “Couples […]

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February 13, 2019 | Sam Merrill

Garrett Park Councilman: Straw Ban Is ‘Simple Place to Start’

Just under 1,000 people, only one full service restaurant, and now, a straw ban. Although Garrett Park is a small town between Kensington and North Bethesda, they are leading the state in banning single-use plastic straws. Town Councilman Dan Simons believes doing without plastic straws is a step in the right direction, and he hopes […]

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February 12, 2019 | Sam Merrill

Garrett Park Bans Single-Use Plastic Straws

Garrett Park became the first town in Maryland to ban single-use plastic straws, plastic stirrers, or plastic “splash sticks” for all businesses and permitted events. The ordinance, which creates a fine for violators, was passed unanimously by the town council. This ordinance comes from a worldwide effort to cut down on plastic waste, particularly in single-use items […]

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February 8, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Dispute Brewing: Comptroller, Senator Spar Over Campaign Conflicts

Comptroller Peter Franchot on Friday asked House Speaker Michael Busch to replace his campaign treasurer because his job as a beer distributor creates a conflict of interest in the ongoing dispute over beer regulations. Franchot says Busch, who leads the 141-member House of Delegates in Annapolis, should replace Neal Katcef. Franchot claims Katcef is the […]

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