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October 22, 2020 | Staff Writer

Elrich Encourages Local Restaurant, Retail Owners to Apply for Grant Through Nov. 5

There’s grant funding available to help local restaurant and retail establishments cover the cost of adjusting ways they interact with customers amid the COVID-19 pandemic- especially during the winter months. The 3R Initiative Restaurant and Retail Grant will provide up to $5,000 to help support delivery service fees, inventory costs, E-commerce solutions, and other COVID-related […]

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October 6, 2020 | Juanita Farmer, CPA

Blog: Six Tips for Starting Your Own Business

Starting your own business can be an exciting prospect, but there is more to it than simply writing a business plan. Also, if you expect to have employees, there are a variety of federal and state forms and applications that you need to complete to get your business up and running. That’s where a tax […]

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August 17, 2020 | Samantha Subin

New Round of Emergency Relief Funding for Nonprofits Opens Aug. 17

Beginning Aug. 17, some Maryland organizations that have been impacted by the pandemic can apply for a grant through the Maryland COVID-19 Emergency Relief Grant Fund for 501(c)(6) Nonprofits. Through the program, applicants can obtain up to $10,000 to cover quarterly operating expenses. The application, available through OneStop portal, will be open until August 24 […]

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June 17, 2020 | Alex Argiris

Cardin Virtual Forum Will Address Small Business Relief in Wake of COVID-19

Senator Ben Cardin is holding a virtual forum on Thursday, June 18th to discuss relief for at risk small businesses. Cardin will be joined by Ashley Duckman, Vice President of Government Affairs for the Maryland Chamber of Commerce, and Jamon Phenix, Coalition Manager of the Page 30 Coalition. The conversation will be focused on supporting […]

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May 14, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Council President Katz Set to Host Third Weekly Business Briefing Friday

Montgomery County Council President Sidney Katz will host the third in a series of online business briefings on the economic challenges the County faces due to the Covid-19 public health emergency. The next online briefing takes place Friday, May 15 at 12:30 p.m. Benjamin Wu, president and CEO of the Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation, […]

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May 8, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Carmen’s Italian Ice Opens in Olney

Carmen’s Italian Ice officially opened in Olney April 30. It’s located on Spartan Road, in the same location as the old Rita’s Italian Ice and Frozen Custard, which closed permanently in the winter. Carmen’s has been open in Rockville for 19 years. Its owner, Jason Mandler, who hales from New Jersey, describes the establishment’s frozen […]

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May 6, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Council President Katz Set to Host Second Business Briefing Friday

Montgomery County Council President Sidney Katz is hosting a series of online business briefings about the economic challenges due to the Covid-19 public health emergency. The next online briefing takes place Friday, May 8 at 12:30 p.m. Small Business Navigator Judy Stephenson and Assistant Chief Administrative Officer for Economic Development Jerome Fletcher joined Katz for […]

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May 1, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Council President Katz Hosts Business and Economic Development Briefing

County Council President Sidney Katz hosted a business and economic development briefing via Zoom on Friday. The discussion focused on ongoing efforts to support local businesses during the COVID-19 health crisis. Katz says the purpose of the briefing is to help small local businesses navigate through the new economic reality. “As a former small business […]

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April 1, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for April 1 in Montgomery County

Happy April Fools Day! It’s Wednesday, April 1 and here are five things worth knowing in Montgomery County. 1. Complete the Census: It’s National Census Day! Complete the census at http://my2020census.gov/. Gov. Larry Hogan has received permission to extend the deadline of the census. 2. Hogan, Whitmer Pen Joint Op-Ed: Gov. Hogan and Michigan Gov. Gretchen […]

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March 31, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for March 31 in Montgomery County

Today is Tuesday, March 31, and it is Equal Pay Day. Here are five things worthy of your knowledge in Montgomery County. 1. Stay at Home: Gov. Larry Hogan, along with Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) and D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D), have enacted “Stay at Home” orders in the DMV area. So, stay at home […]

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