July 22, 2021 | Joshua Casazza

Food Waste Management Changing in Maryland

Right now most food waste from large restaurants, grocery stores and produce distributors goes to landfill. And that’s because there’s no other option. But all that will change in Maryland starting in January of 2023. In compliance with a new state law, producers of large amounts of food waste will be required to redirect it. […]

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May 13, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Jawando Launches Rental Assistance Program for Small Businesses 

Montgomery County’s new rental assistance program for small businesses will begin accepting applications Monday, May 17, councilmember Will Jawando announced at a press conference Thursday launching the program. “This is a large part of our community,” Jawando said. “Upwards of 60% of our small businesses have less than 10 people that they employ.” The Latino […]

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April 5, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

WalletHub Ranks Maryland’s Economy ‘9th Least Affected by Coronavirus’

According to a Wallethub article released Monday, Maryland’s economy is the 9th least affected economy in the United States following the coronavirus pandemic. Maryland received a score of 37.20 on a 100-point scale based on 13 relevant metrics. The study compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across two key dimensions, “Highly Affected […]

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November 2, 2020 | Laura Rowles

Blog: We’re Here for You, Your Team, and Your Business!

We are often asked what does a Chamber of Commerce do? In short, a Chamber is a form of business network, a local organization of businesses whose goal is to further the interests of businesses. Essentially, we create an environment in which businesses can prosper. One of the many benefits from being associated with the […]

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October 20, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

County Continues Late-Night Alcohol Program Despite Meeting Suspension Requirement

Although Montgomery County has met one of the criteria that requires suspending its Late-Night Alcohol Sales Program, it is not yet planning on doing so. “By the definition we have met at least one of the criteria to suspend that program,” Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security Director Dr. Earl Stoddard said at a […]

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September 14, 2020 | Staff Writer

It’s Not Too Late for Businesses to Apply For Reopen Montgomery Grant Program

Good news for businesses in need of financial assistance to reopen safely amid the COVID-19 health crisis – it’s not too late to apply for county grant funding. The Reopen Montgomery Grant Program aims to reimburse businesses and nonprofits for expenses incurred to comply with state and county reopening requirements. The County Council passed a […]

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June 19, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

New Ambassadors Program Providing Reopening Resources to Local Businesses

A new Ambassadors Program is providing resources and educational materials regarding reopening phases to local businesses. Montgomery County leaders say the business community is a critical component in ensuring the safety and well-being of its employees and county residents during the COVID-19 health crisis. All businesses, as a condition of reopening, are required to abide by specific […]

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June 10, 2020 | Shauneen Miranda

$10 Million Appropriation Introduced to Help Child Care Programs Financially Recover

While child care businesses in Montgomery County continue to suffer financially from COVID-19, a newly introduced special appropriation could provide the industry with funds to reopen. Montgomery County councilmembers Nancy Navarro, Hans Riemer and Andrew Friedson introduced a special appropriation of $10 million in an effort to assist child care businesses suffering financial losses due […]

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April 9, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

County Launches Public Health Emergency Grant Website

Montgomery County has launched the website for the $20 million Public Health Emergency Grant program for businesses with 100 employees or less. The PHEG program’s website contains information for businesses on the grant applications, updates on the program and a link to the application. The program will benefit both for-profit and non-profit businesses as well […]

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December 20, 2019 | Juanita Farmer, CPA

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BLOG: Tax Breaks for Business: Charitable Giving

Tax breaks for charitable giving aren’t limited to individuals, your small business can benefit as well. If you own a small to medium-size business and are committed to giving back to the community through charitable giving, here’s what you should know. 1. Verify that the Organization is a Qualified Charity Once you’ve identified a charity, […]

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