October 31, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Small Business Network Panel: “Diversity of the Local Supply Chain”

Update Nov. 14: This networking session has been canceled. The next session will take place Thursday, Dec. 6. Montgomery Community Media’s November Small Business Network (SBN) Series examines the economic value of supplier diversity programs. Kelly Leonard will moderate a panel of business experts on supply chain diversity, including Carmen Ortiz Larson of Aquas, Inc., […]

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July 19, 2018 | Staff Writer

Maker of Swiss Rolls Issues Recall Due to Salmonella Concerns

Flower Foods, Inc has issued a voluntary recall on Swiss Rolls sold under the brand names Mrs. Freshley’s, Food Lion, Market Square, and Great Value, distributed nationwide, due to Salmonella concerns in the ingredient whey powder. The ingredient recall was issued by a third-party manufacturer and supplier, according to a news release. Salmonella is an […]

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November 13, 2017 | Laura Rowles

Local Chamber Raises over $1,000 for the Lollipop Kids Foundation

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce’s (GGCC) Construction Direct Connect Group raised $1,130 for the Lollipop Kids Foundation from the group’s AutumnFest Happy Hour held at Tapp’d in Bethesda. The monies were raised through event registrations, a silent auction, event games, and charitable donations. As part of the local community, our group is focused on supporting […]

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October 18, 2017 | Laura Rowles

Local Non-Profit That Serves Children with Disabilities Celebrates Grand Opening with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) supported Equipment Connections for Children, Inc. (ECFC) and celebrated the grand opening of their new facility by conducting a “Ribbon Cutting” Ceremony on October 13. They are located at 18906 Premiere Court in Gaithersburg.   ECFC serves children with a disability in the greater Washington Metropolitan area by connecting […]

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September 21, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Public Hearing on Possible Merger of Gas Utilities Set for Sept. 28

The Maryland Public Service Commission will hold a public hearing  on Sept. 28 for a proposed merger of WGL Holdings, Inc., and AtlaGas, Ltd. WGL Holding, the parent company of Washington Gas, has more than 400,000 customers in Maryland and employs 1,500 people. If the commission agrees on the $4.5 billion transaction, Washington Gas will […]

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September 2, 2017 | Staff Writer

Bike Share Program Launches in Montgomery Parks

Maryland Parks has partnered with Zagster, Inc., to launch a bike share program to connect visitors with trails, amenities and nature. The program launched earlier this week with bike stations at Black Hill Regional Park and Wheaton Regional Park, according to a news release. “There are some fantastic paved trails at these parks and through […]

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May 3, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

County Leaders Launch New Route to Connect to the Internet Faster (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett joined area business leaders for the launch of a new way to connect to the internet. Back in 2014, the County Executive introduced a six-point economic plan which included UltraMontgomery, an initiative that would create a fiber connection in Ashburn Virginia to grow opportunities for local businesses and universities. “Ashburn […]

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March 7, 2017 | Staff Writer

Construction Begins for New Housing Development in Damascus

Rory S. Coakley Realty, Inc has partnered with developer Dean T. Builders to begin construction of a new subdivision on Watkins Preserve property in Damascus. The new subdivision is located off of Woodfield Road and situated on 14 acres of land, according to a news release. “We are proud to announce this newest project as […]

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December 16, 2016 | Laura Rowles

Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Awards the 4th Annual Young Professional of the Year Award

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber (GGCC) awarded Brooke Bruch, Client Relations Manager at Contemporaries, Inc.  as the recipient of the 4th Annual Young Professional of the Year Award (YPG) at their Annual Celebration Dinner & Awards Ceremony. The award was presented by Jonathan Sachs of Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center, the sponsor of this year’s Young […]

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November 10, 2016 | Mitti Hicks

Black Lives Matter Poster Vandalized in Silver Spring

It’s the fourth time that a Black Lives Matter poster that sits outside of Christ Congregational Church UCC in Silver Spring has been vandalized so church leaders are organizing a news conference on Friday to support those who feel victimized. “We are letting the community know that we will not tolerate such activities in our […]

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