economy

June 7, 2017 | Mark Avallone, MBA, CFP®, CRPS®

May- Here’s To Your Wealth

In A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens famously writes “it was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” Today, depending on where you get your news, you might agree with either perspective. While some channels and websites report chaos, collusion, corruption, and ineptitude, others report a picture of leadership, reopened factories, promises […]

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May 18, 2017 | Staff Writer

Governor Hogan Headlines Business Summit (VIDEO)

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan opened the state’s inaugural Governor’s Business Summit before a crowd of more than 700 business, education, and community leaders at the Hilton Baltimore today. “Saying we are ‘Open for Business’ isn’t just a catchy slogan on road signs – it actually defines our mission, and it’s why I ran for governor,” said […]

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February 28, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Maryland Ranks in Top 10 of Best States to Live in the Nation (VIDEO)

In a recent report by U.S. News & World Report, Maryland is ranked as eighth best state to live in the nation. The “Best State Ranking” analyzed all 50 states in the following key areas: health care, education, crimes and corrections, opportunity, economy and government. “I’m proud to point out that Maryland has beat out […]

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February 28, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Governor Hogan Talks Maryland’s Economy with Women in the Commercial Real Estate Industry (VIDEO)

In an effort to show support for women in commercial real estate, Governor Larry Hogan joined other Montgomery County leaders to discuss Maryland’s economy with Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Maryland Suburban. The event entitled, “2017 Economic Development Update for the State of Maryland,” was held at Montgomery College Germantown campus. Organizers say the goal […]

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February 8, 2017 | Sonya Burke

County Council President Roger Berliner Headlines GCAAR Speaker Series (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner headlined the Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors (GCAAR) speaker series luncheon on Feb. 8. “They invited me here to share my thoughts on how our county can prosper going forward,” said Berliner. “I hope to assure them that we will, in fact, prosper going forward, and hopefully their […]

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January 26, 2017 | Sonya Burke

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Councilmember Leventhal Reacts to Minimum Wage Veto and Says What’s Next (VIDEO)

In the MyMCMedia Extra video, below, Montgomery County Council member George Leventhal shares his reaction to County Executive Ike Leggett’s veto of the minimum wage legislation that would have raised the minimum wage to $15 in 2020. “I’m sorry that Mr. Leggett has not responded in a way that will address the needs of  people […]

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September 29, 2016 | Mark Avallone, MBA, CFP®, CRPS®

September: Here’s To Your Wealth

After some August doldrums, September is witnessing a return to higher stock market volatility.  While it’s probably prudent for long-term investors to stay the course and not get too fancy with market timing, for those with shorter time horizons or lower risk tolerances it might be prudent to carefully examine what is inside their investment […]

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June 27, 2016 | Mark Avallone, MBA, CFP®, CRPS®

The Market Volatility Tipping Point, When Volatility Becomes Your Issue Too

Many economists and market analysts have predicted that we will continue to see heightened market volatility for the near future. As a financial advisor, I’m asked about volatility often. People first want to know how they should react. I tell them that these periods of volatility underscore why you need to have a financial plan […]

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April 18, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan on Biotech, Montgomery County and Marriott (VIDEO)

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan was one of the keynote speakers at the 2016 Regional Biotech Forum at MedImmune on April 18th in Gaithersburg. Before his speech, he answered a few questions from MyMCMedia about the biotech industry, the importance of Montgomery County on the state’s economy and his recent meeting with Marriott executives. This was […]

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March 15, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Council Celebrates National Agriculture Day (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Council saluted farmers and their contributions to the economy as part of its celebration of National Agricultural Day on March 15th. In 1981, Montgomery created its Agricultural Reserve—which has been called the country’s most successful farmland preservation program as it protects 93,000 acres. Watch the proclamation in this video, below:  

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