October 1, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

$10,000 Grants Available for Small, Minority-Owned Businesses

Minority-owned small businesses in Montgomery County can apply for a grant from Fiserv, Inc., a global provider of payments and financial services technology solutions. Fiserv Back2Business program  will award a total of $50 million in grants, community support and resources, including free consulting. Businesses are eligible for $10,000 grants. The money is designed to be […]

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February 19, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Altimmune Announces FDA Approval for Phase 1 COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical Trials 

Altimmune, Inc. announced Wednesday that it was approved by the FDA to begin Phase 1 clinical trials for AdCOVID, its single-dose nasal spray COVID-19 vaccine candidate. The clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, headquartered in Gaithersburg, expects to begin volunteer enrollment in the trials in the coming week, according to a statement from the company. “We believe […]

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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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October 16, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

STEM Company Moves Headquarters to Rockville

A New York City-based antivirals company announced it has moved its headquarters to Rockville and is expected to hire 50 scientists and engineers within the next three years. Autonomous Therapeutics, Inc.. is moving to Montgomery County to be close to numerous researchers, regulators and funders in the Washington, D.C. area, the company stated in a […]

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May 13, 2020 | Grace Mottley

County Gives $1.2 Million in Food Access Grants to Community Organizations

Montgomery County has awarded $1.2 million food access grants to 38 community organizations that provide vulnerable residents with access to food assistance during the COVID-19 crisis. The organizations receiving grants include community, religious, and advocacy groups in the area, as well as ethnic grocery stores. The funding for ethnic grocery stores is intended to increase […]

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November 25, 2019 | Sheila Ogilvie

Blog: Continentals Moderate “College Jeopardy”

Title: Montgomery County Continentals Moderate “College Jeopardy” at Saturday School Transforming Lives congratulates the Montgomery County Chapter of the Continental Societies, Inc. for sponsoring another successful workshop at Saturday School. Members of the organization led an informative College Awareness workshop for approximately 300 students at the George B. Thomas Learning Academy “Saturday School” Center, located […]

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May 14, 2019 | Staff Writer

Middle School Students Compete in Invention Challenge

More than 850 middle school students presented their inventions for preserving the planet Saturday during the 2019 Invent the Future Challenge Summit. The invention challenge and competition was held at Gaithersburg High School. For a full year, the students worked on their ideas, creating solutions and designing prototypes. The team of judges included professionals from […]

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April 1, 2019 | Laura Rowles

Assisted Living Care Home in Montgomery Village Under New Ownership

Beautiful gardens and a cozy living room welcomed chamber members at the Atrium Victoria Home, Inc. The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) supported Atrium Assisted Living Homes on the grand opening of their new Atrium Victoria Home, Inc. on March 28. They are located at 9704 Inaugural Way, Montgomery Village, Maryland. Atrium Homes has been […]

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October 31, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Small Business Network Panel: “Diversity of the Local Supply Chain”

Update Nov. 14: This networking session has been canceled. The next session will take place Thursday, Dec. 6. Montgomery Community Media’s November Small Business Network (SBN) Series examines the economic value of supplier diversity programs. Kelly Leonard will moderate a panel of business experts on supply chain diversity, including Carmen Ortiz Larson of Aquas, Inc., […]

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July 19, 2018 | Staff Writer

Maker of Swiss Rolls Issues Recall Due to Salmonella Concerns

Flower Foods, Inc has issued a voluntary recall on Swiss Rolls sold under the brand names Mrs. Freshley’s, Food Lion, Market Square, and Great Value, distributed nationwide, due to Salmonella concerns in the ingredient whey powder. The ingredient recall was issued by a third-party manufacturer and supplier, according to a news release. Salmonella is an […]

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