June 18, 2019 | Abigail Brooke

Clove and Cedar Coffeebar Brings New Aroma to Bethesda

Cedar and Clove Coffeebar opened in Woodmont Triangle on Saturday, June 8. Owner and Bethesda native, Janet Forlini, had been thinking of opening a coffee shop of her own for about two years, but it took a lot of preparation to get there. “While researching specialty coffee I learned that people appreciate quality.” said Forlini. […]

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January 17, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Olney Woman Finds a Sweet Way to Help Others

Cupcakes with Purpose offers a variety of flavors for several different causes to lend a helping hand to those in need throughout the community. Founder Jayden Rosenthal of Olney says helping others and baking are the motivating factors. To learn more about Cupcakes with Purpose, check out their Facebook page.          

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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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November 4, 2017 | Laura Rowles

Keys to Implementing a Successful Volunteer Program

Turns out building relationships with non-profit partners and those that volunteer within your organization is essential to success. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce’s Non-Profit Group held a panel discussion on “Volunteerism – Recruitment / Retention / Empowerment“. The conversation was focused on recruiting, retaining and creating meaningful experiences for volunteers. The roundtable conversation included panelists […]

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July 28, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

A Man and His Goat Make Pit Stop in Rockville as They Trek Across U.S. (VIDEO & PHOTO)

If you saw a goat in Rockville today, it probably was Miles and his human companion Steve Wescott. Wescott and Miles have been on a walking journey across the U.S., on a mission to raise funds for an orphanage in Nairobi, Kenya. Wescott’s project, Needle2Square, began in 2012 at the Space Needle in Seattle and […]

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June 29, 2016 | Staff Writer

Rockville Rewards Program Promotes Local Businesses and Supports Community Non-Profits (VIDEO)

The Rockville Rewards program offers discounts at local businesses. Rockville 11’s Willie James Inman reports. Visit our PEG partner Rockville11 to view more of its programming. Visit Rockville Rewards to get a complete list of participating stores.

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November 9, 2015 | Maureen Chowdhury

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Governor Hogan Announces $10 Million in Grants for Crime Victims

Governor Larry Hogan announced on Monday that more than $10 million in federal grants will be awarded to state and local agencies and nonprofit organizations that provide services and treatment for citizens who have been victims of crime. The federal Victim of Crime Assistance Program funds the grants, which are administered by the Governor’s Office of […]

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September 29, 2014 | Laura Rowles

GGCC Holds Non-Profit Showcase

Nonprofits serve a very important role in our community. Annually, the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) shows its commitment to volunteerism by giving its non-profit members the opportunity to “showcase” their organizations and communicate their role in our business community at its Membership Picnic. “Our non-profits do really important work for the community. It is […]

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January 24, 2014 | Valerie Bonk

HavServe in Silver Spring Lends Helping Hand to Haiti

HavServe in Silver Spring takes their drive for giving back from Montgomery County to Haiti, supporting community-led development through volunteerism in least developed countries. The organization’s current goal is to encourage children in Haiti to attend and stay in school. I caught up with volunteers from HavServe at the Montgomery County Volunteer Center MLK Day […]

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