Small Businesses

March 25, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Comptroller Franchot Speaks on Economic Impact of COVID-19 Outbreak

The state mandated Executive Order that has been put in place requires social distancing to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus. As a result, several small businesses have been required limit their hours, while some have had to close their doors completely until further notice. This pandemic is impacting not only businesses but individuals […]

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February 27, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know for Feb. 27 in Montgomery County

Good morning! Today is Thursday February 27, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1.Town Hall Meeting: Montgomery County Councilmembers Andrew Friedson, Sidney Katz and Gabe Albornoz are hosting a town hall called “A Discussion of Security for Our Faith Communities” to discuss safety and security issues in the local community. The […]

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May 14, 2019 | Laura Rowles

Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Celebrates National Small Business Week

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) supports small business and there’s no better time to do that than National Small Business Week. At the GGCC, every day is a celebration of business. Small businesses are vital to economic development in Montgomery County.  One week a year, we are afforded the opportunity to go above and […]

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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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December 21, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Dec. 21 in Montgomery County

It’s Friday, Dec. 21, and here are five things you need to know: 1. MCM Closed For Holidays: Today the MCM offices and facilities close at noon. We will re-open for regular hours on Jan. 2. 2. Winter Solstice Campfire: Tonight is the longest night of winter! Come celebrate at the Meadowside Nature Center from […]

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January 23, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Leggett Vetoes $15 Minimum Wage Legislation (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett has vetoed legislation that would have raised the minimum wage to $15 by 2020. “The only way to express my position regarding this bill at this time is to reluctantly veto and return it to you with what I believe is a more reasonable path to moving the county to a […]

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January 23, 2017 | Juanita Farmer, CPA

Earlier Filing Deadlines in 2017 for Forms W-2 and 1099

Starting in 2017 employers and small businesses face an earlier filing deadline of January 31 for Forms W-2. The new January 31 filing deadline also applies to certain Forms 1099-MISC reporting non-employee compensation such as payments to independent contractors. Also of note is that the IRS must also hold some refunds until February 15. A […]

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October 9, 2016 | Mitti Hicks

Maryland Lt. Governor Gives Keynote Address at 15th Annual Hispanic Business Conference in North Bethesda (VIDEOS)

The 15th annual Maryland Hispanic Business Conference was held at Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in North Bethesda early Monday. This year’s theme: fueling the economy, creating jobs, and promoting growth. There are more than 54,000 Hispanic Business owners in the state of Maryland, according to keynote speaker Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford. You […]

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November 19, 2015 | Staff Writer

Procurement Director Cherri Branson Talks About Changes to Forms (Video)

Cherri Branson, director of Montgomery County Office of Procurement, was a recent guest on the county’s Spanish language radio show to discuss initiatives and changes that is making the process easier for applicants. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming. Visit the County’s YouTube Channel here to view […]

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May 7, 2014 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett

Leggett to Honor Small Businesses at Awards Ceremony

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett, County Council President Craig Rice, Montgomery County Department of Economic Development Director Steve Silverman and U.S. Small Business Administration District Director, Washington Metropolitan Area, Antonio Doss will give welcoming remarks to kick-off the annual awards ceremony on May 9. The second annual event will feature award presentations in 11 categories […]

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