Small Businesses

May 13, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Jawando Launches Rental Assistance Program for Small Businesses 

Montgomery County’s new rental assistance program for small businesses will begin accepting applications Monday, May 17, councilmember Will Jawando announced at a press conference Thursday launching the program. “This is a large part of our community,” Jawando said. “Upwards of 60% of our small businesses have less than 10 people that they employ.” The Latino […]

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December 23, 2020 | Staff Writer

County Awards Funding to Small Businesses Impacted During COVID-19 Pandemic

Montgomery County’s Microenterprise Stabilization Program awarded grant funding to nearly 180 applicants, totaling $1.1 million. The program was created to help local small businesses with five or fewer employees that faced significant revenue losses due to the COVID-19 health crisis. “Thanks to Montgomery County for the Microenterprise Stabilization grant received by my small business serving the community […]

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December 7, 2020 | Brendan Hartlove

MoCo Marketplace Website Promotes Small Businesses During Holiday Season

A new website has been launched encouraging Montgomery County residents to support small businesses while navigating the winter shopping season during the COVID-19 pandemic. On Friday, the Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC) released MoCo Marketplace. The new website features a directory of local business shopping and dining information that highlights deals and safety protocols. For consumers, the website is intended to be a one-stop-shop for […]

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October 20, 2020 | Reid Flumbaum

New Grant Opportunity Available for Struggling Small Businesses

Eligible restaurants and retailers looking for financial assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic can now apply for a grant provided by the Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC). Announced Tuesday morning, MCEDC says the 3R (Reopen, Relaunch, and Reimagine) Initiative is guided towards businesses that have experienced unanticipated costs, helping with e-commerce solutions, delivery service fees […]

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September 11, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Franchot: $585 Million Fund Balance Should Go Towards Rescuing Small Businesses

Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot announced on Wednesday that the state closed its books on Fiscal Year 2020 with a $585.8 million General Fund balance. Franchot is urging policymakers to dedicate the entire fund balance to rescue Maryland’s small businesses amid the COVID-19 health crisis. “These small businesses will simply not survive this economic devastation in the absence […]

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July 30, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know for July 30 in Montgomery County

It’s Thursday, July 30, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County: 1. COVID-19 Testing Options: There is free COVID-19 testing available today at the Silver Spring Civic Building from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Appointments are recommended to reduce wait times, but walk-ups are allowed. Click here for more information. TOMORROW! Free #COVID19 testing […]

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July 14, 2020 | Mira Varghese

U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Dream Big Awards Offers Small Businesses Chance to Win $25,000

Small businesses can apply to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Dream Big Awards program to win a $25,000 cash prize. The deadline to apply is July 17. Local small businesses are in need of support now, more than ever, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Dream Big Awards present an opportunity for businesses and their […]

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April 23, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Dominic’s Bar and Grill Community Raise Money in Hopes of Saving the Restaurant

Fans of Dominic’s Bar and Grill have come together by creating a GoFundMe to help support the restaurant and its owner Justin Grow. With the help of the community, the GoFundMe page has already raised almost $4,000 of their $10,000 goal in the past five days. Cristi Franklin, a member of Poverty Ridge Band, has […]

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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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