partial federal government shutdown

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 25, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan on Deal to Re-Open Government: ‘just not good enough’

After President Donald Trump announced that Congress has reached a deal that would temporarily re-open the government for three weeks, Gov. Larry Hogan has weighed in on this announcement. Hogan tweeted that “[i]t’s about time” the government re-opened after the month-long shutdown, but a three-week solution “is just not good enough.” Hogan has called on […]

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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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January 24, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Local Business Leaders Discuss Shutdown with Cardin and Van Hollen in Rockville

Right before a meeting with Sen. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer about legislation to help re-open the government, Sens. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) made a stop in Montgomery County. On Thursday morning they met with Montgomery County small business leaders at Dawson’s Market. Here’s the full roundtable discussion the senators had in […]

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January 18, 2019 | Mark Avallone, MBA, CFP®, CRPS®

Hard Financial Lessons Learned From The Government Shutdown

The Federal Government shutdown is approaching its fourth week. According to the Washington Post, over 800,000 American workers have missed their first paycheck. As the shutdown continues there are many unfortunate stories about the personal hardship thousands of Americans are facing. An unexpected loss of income is an upsetting personal and financial setback. As a […]

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