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September 29, 2020 | Toluwa Famuyide

Olney Theatre Furloughs 50% of Staff, Hopeful for Spring Restart

The Olney Theatre Center is one of the latest businesses to be affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. The theater announced on Monday that they have furloughed 50% of its full-time staff. “It didn’t have to be this way,” said Jason Loewith, artistic director of the Olney Theatre Center. “For the first time since World War […]

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April 30, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Topgolf Lays Off Several Full Time Employees in Germantown

Topgolf laid off many of its employees around the country over a Zoom call Tuesday. A source who was on the Zoom call told MyMCMedia that between 15 to 20 of those employees were fulltime managers at Germantown’s TopGolf. Kara Berry, the head of communications at Topgolf, said in an email she could not confirm […]

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March 24, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Bethesda’s Marriott Headquarters Furloughs Thousands

Marriott International, which is headquartered in Bethesda, announced it has laid off thousands of employees and temporarily closed some of its hotels throughout the world to help it weather the Coronavirus pandemic. In many of its hotels, “we are moving to shortened work weeks, in the U.S., we are also putting in place [mandatory] temporary leaves […]

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January 29, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Breadsmith of Potomac Offers Discounts to Those Hurt By Shutdown

Breadsmith of Potomac is offering a 20 percent discount to government workers who were hurt by the monthlong government shutdown. The discount started before the government re-opened on Friday, but Brenda Tamir, the owner of Breadsmith of Potomac said in a message to MCM that they will continue to offer the discount through Feb. 8. […]

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January 28, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

José Andrés’s World Central Kitchen Heads to Blair High School

World Central Kitchen is heading to Blair High School on Friday, Feb. 8 to help government workers and contractors who were hurt by the federal government shutdown. The announcement was made before President Donald Trump announced that the government would be re-opened, at least until Feb 15. After the president’s announcement, Montgomery County Fire and […]

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January 28, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Ride On Suspends Free Rides for Government Workers

Update (Jan. 28):  Because the federal government has been re-opened, Montgomery County Transit announced that the free rides on Ride On for government workers have been suspended. With the end of the federal government shutdown announced today, the FREE rides for federal employees is suspended. Posted by Ride On Montgomery County Transit on Friday, January 25, […]

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January 28, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for Jan. 28 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know Monday, Jan. 28, in Montgomery County. 1. Back to Work: Federal leaders passed a continuing resolution to fund the government through February 15. 2. No School for Students:  Students do not report to school today because the public school teachers have a professional day. 3. Council Committees Meet: The Public Safety […]

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January 25, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for Jan. 25 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know Friday, Jan. 25, in Montgomery County. 1. Schools Close Early:  Montgomery County Public Schools close early today as the second marking period comes to an end. 2. Assistance for Furloughed Workers: Montgomery County provides a web portal for federal employees and contractors to find assistance provided by organizations throughout the County. The web […]

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January 24, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County Business Leaders Explain How Shutdown Affects Their Companies

Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen visited Dawson’s Market in Rockville Thursday morning to discuss the shutdown with local business leaders. Here’s what Montgomery County’s business leaders had to say about the event, followed by a Tweet recap of the roundtable discussion. Two Montgomery County Business Leaders React to Shutdown Roundtable Discussion MCM spoke […]

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January 24, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Dawson’s Market Offers Help to Furloughed Federal Workers

Bart Yablonsky, the owner of Dawson’s Market, announced two ways the grocery store will help furloughed workers. Through Monday, Dawson’s is offering a 10 percent discount on groceries to furloughed workers who show their government ID at checkout. Also, Monday night from 6 to 8 p.m., Dawson’s will host a chili dinner for furloughed workers […]

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