March 22, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Bakery Business for Dogs and Cats Increased Sales During Pandemic

Two years ago MJ Pet Bakery was born, a venture of two Hispanic women who are dedicated to making cakes, cookies and other delicacies for dogs and cats. Julissa Peña and María Tamayo, the owners of the business, spoke with MyMCMedia about where the idea came from and how their business has become stronger than […]

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February 25, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Marriott Establishes Hospitality Leadership Center in Memory of Former CEO

The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation announced the establishment of a $20 million endowment at Howard University in memory of its former CEO, the late Arne M. Sorenson, who was president and CEO of Marriott International and a Chevy Chase resident. Sorenson died Feb. 15. The endowment will be used to create the […]

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February 19, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Denizens Brewing Cofounder Named to U.S. Small Business Administration

The cofounder and chief branding officer of Denizens Brewing Co. in Silver Spring has been named Associate Administrator of Field Operations for the U.S. Small Business Administration by the Biden Administration. Julie Verratti announced she is leaving Denizens to serve as a presidential appointee. She previously worked for the the SBA before founding Denizens Brewing […]

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February 11, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

County and State Unemployment Claims Drop Dramatically

Initial claims for unemployment filed by Montgomery County residents fell by more than 2,000 during the week that ended on Feb. 6. Last week, 3,033 county residents filed initial claims, according to the Maryland Department of Labor (DOL). During the previous week, which ended on Jan. 30, 5,200 residents filed initial claims. During the week […]

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December 31, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Close to ‘Finish Line,’ Novavax Enters Phase 3 Trials for COVID-19 Vaccine

Novavax, which is headquartered in Gaithersburg and has facilities in Rockville, announced it has moved into Phase 3 of its efficacy trial for its COVID-19 vaccine. Prevent-19 is designed to determine the efficacy, safety and immunogenicity of its vaccine. It expects to enroll up to 30,000 volunteers throughout the United States and Mexico, of which […]

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December 7, 2020 | Laura Rowles

BLOG: Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber 2021 Board of Directors Inducted

It’s been 71 years since the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) came into being, and it’s safe to say that this year has been the most unusual of years on record. This year has not gone the way any of us envisioned it would. Keeping with unusual, the GGCC held their annual gala digitally the […]

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December 7, 2020 | Laura Rowles

Blog: Infinite Bridge Named the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber’s Small Business of the Year

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber (GGCC) awarded Infinite Bridge as the recipient of the 14th Annual Small Business of the Year Award (SBY) on December 3, 2020; at the Chamber’s first-ever virtual gala. The award was presented by Aj Nwoga with M&T Bank. The Small Business of the Year Award recognizes small businesses, which are a vital […]

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November 16, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Montgomery County’s Life Sciences Industry Expanding During the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has not hurt all industries. In Montgomery County, the life sciences sector, in particular, is expanding. “The pandemic has clearly taken a huge toll on not just our economy, locally, but also as you know, nationally as well. However we still continue to see pockets of growth, especially in the life sciences,” […]

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November 2, 2020 | Laura Rowles

Blog: We’re Here for You, Your Team, and Your Business!

We are often asked what does a Chamber of Commerce do? In short, a Chamber is a form of business network, a local organization of businesses whose goal is to further the interests of businesses. Essentially, we create an environment in which businesses can prosper. One of the many benefits from being associated with the […]

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October 20, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

County Continues Late-Night Alcohol Program Despite Meeting Suspension Requirement

Although Montgomery County has met one of the criteria that requires suspending its Late-Night Alcohol Sales Program, it is not yet planning on doing so. “By the definition we have met at least one of the criteria to suspend that program,” Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security Director Dr. Earl Stoddard said at a […]

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