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December 4, 2019 | Staff Writer

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 is the current deputy secretary and chief operating officer of the Maryland Department of Commerce, will take over Montgomery […]

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December 3, 2019 | Michelle Queen

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 Rockville located at 7548 Standish Place. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased online, here. The series of monthly morning […]

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November 22, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

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 center at Great Seneca Highway and Wisteria Drive.

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November 20, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

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 member, has not renewed their lease and is now closed,” Olney Chamber of Commerce said in an Instagram post. The franchise […]

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November 18, 2019 | Michelle Queen

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 community through a series of six listening sessions held across the county from April to June and an online survey that ended […]

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November 13, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

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 announced on his Instagram that he was offering clients discounted ink at Capitol Tattoos in Silver Spring. Luis Majano of Hyattsville is one […]

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November 13, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Council, Elrich Unveil New Economic Development Plan for County

The Montgomery County Council is expected to pass an economic development platform next week that calls on council committees to develop specific plans. “The reality is that for too long we have not had a coherent a particularly strong strategic plan, a vision, a platform that could take note and leverage them to continue to […]

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November 12, 2019 | Michelle Queen

November’s SBN Explores Recession-Proofing Small Business

A panel of business executives joined Kelly Leonard for Montgomery Community Media’s November’s Small Business Network (SBN) session on Tuesday, November 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. November topic:  “Recession-Proofing Your Small Business.” Watch […]

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November 6, 2019 | Ashley Peccerelli

Nothing Lasts Forever: Two More Impending Closures at Lakeforest Mall

Forever 21 and F.Y.E will be closing at Lakeforest Mall in Gaithersburg.   Forever 21 is expected to close 111 locations in the U.S. after filing for bankruptcy in September. The fast-fashion retailer released a revised list of possible store closings. The Lakeforest location is one of the few in Montgomery County that was planned to continue operating but […]

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November 6, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Shark Tank’s Mark Cuban Invests in Montgomery County Snack Maker

A Rockville-based company recently appeared on the popular show Shark Tank to pitch an investment in their snack-food product. Snacklins puffed chips are a healthy, crunchy snack made from yuca, mushrooms and onions. At 80 calories per one ounce bag they make a great alternative to almost any other packaged snack food. Susan Kenedy spoke […]

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