The Wheaton & Kensington Chamber of Commerce presents a Wednesday breakfast mixer at Panera with Peter McGinnity of the Wheaton Redevelopment Program and Peter Bang from the Department of Economic Development.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Wheaton small businesses will meet in the morning, and the Wheaton Public Safety Work Group will meet in the evening.
Representatives from Wheaton's small businesses will gather Thursday at 8 a.m. at the Mid-County Regional Services Center Director to meet with the center's director, Ana Lopez van Balen. The group will discuss the draft regulations for the Small Business Impact Assistance Fund, the activities of the Wheaton Public Safety Work Group and the work of the Wheaton Urban District. At its Thursday night meeting, the Wheaton Public Safety Work Group will review the results of a recent community survey and discuss the results of a pedestrian study and public safety audit. The meeting is scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m. at the Mid-County Regional Services Center at 2424 Reedie Drive.
Thursday, January 10, 2013
It's time to place your 2013 cookie order!
Since 1917, the Girl Scouts of the United States of America have been selling baked goods to raise funds to support local community service projects, maintain Girl Scout camps, develop programs and provide financial support to girls in need. Last year, in the Washington, DC, area alone, more than 4.5 million boxes of cookies were sold. While scouts still sell cookies door-to-door, the Girl Scouts have gone high-tech in the last few years, offering the "Cookie Club" website—which allows scouts to sell cookies via email—and launching the Girl Scout Cookie Locator app so that one is never more than a few clicks away from one's favorite cookies: So, we want to know, what is your favorite Girl Scout Cookie, and why?
Friday, January 4, 2013
Foodie news from around Montgomery County and adjacent neighborhoods in Washington, DC.
Get caught up with the food scene in Montgomery County and adjacent Washington, DC, neighborhoods with "1 Meat, 3 Sides." This week, the closure of a popular Bethesda steakhouse takes center plate: One Meat: Unsuccessful rental negotiations caused Divino Lounge—an Argentinian steakhouse in Bethesda—to close its doors for good, Bethesda Patch reported. After 10 years, the popular restaurant has vacated its Wisconsin Avenue location, and a "for rent" sign hangs above the space. Divino's owners had this to say about the closure on the restaurant's website. The restaurant's message ended on a hopeful note: Finally, for those who have enjoyed our food, I say goodbye with this message: WE WILL SEE YOU SOON!! Read more on Bethesda Patch. Three …
Sunday, December 16, 2012
The Rockville-based center has helped more than 1,200 budding Montgomery County entrepreneurs.
Two years in, the Rockville Women’s Business Center is providing counseling, resources, training and other business development support to entrepreneurs whom officials said demonstrate the changing way women are approaching business ownership. Last week, the center marked its second anniversary with a celebration at VisArts at Rockville Town Square featuring elected officials, business leaders and local success stories from among the more than 1,200 entrepreneurs served by the center so far. The celebration recognized the success of entrepreneurs through their stories and through the center’s service numbers. Click here to see RWBC’s first two years in numbers. The center “has a real and tangible impact on local entrepreneurs, helping …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Attendees at the morning meeting will discuss strategies for engaging the business community.
A work group focusing on small businesses in Wheaton will meet Thursday, Dec. 13, at 8 a.m. in the Mid-County Regional Services Center. The meeting is open to the public and will last approximately an hour. The work group is scheduled to discuss strategies to engage the business community, according to Ana Lopez van Balen, director of the Mid-County Regional Services Center. A recent Wheaton Urban District newsletter outlined the work group's purpose and its objectives: helping small businesses prepare for coming changes in Wheaton due to revitalization and redevelopment, and encouraging these businesses to use Wheaton-based resources, such as the Gilchrist Center for Cultural Diversity.
Friday, December 7, 2012
Patch picks interesting comments on stories about Wheaton posted earlier this week.
Join the conversation on Wheaton Patch! These commenters weighed in this week on small business concerns amid redevelopment plans, the architect selection for the library and recreation center project, and the closing of a popular Thai restaurant on University Boulevard. Meeting Notes: Wheaton Redevelopment Advisory Committee Maybe I'm missing something, but I love Wheaton as it is! The library is accessible and has plenty of parking, plus a great selection of materials and a book store. The Wheaton Triangle has been a favorite shopping destination for over 30 years; the variety of small shops is a delight. Marchone's is a treasure. Parking is not a problem. I am concerned that new building would displace current businesses by raising …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Attman's Deli could open as early as May in the Cabin John Shopping Center.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Two Thai restaurants remain in Wheaton.
Dusit Thai on University Boulevard in Wheaton has closed. The restaurant space (1,837 square feet) is available for lease from Greenhill Realty. This is the second Thai restaurant Wheaton has lost in two years: Suporn Thai closed in 2010. But Wheaton fans of Thai food still have options nearby: Nava Thai on Fern Street and Ruan Thai on Amherst Avenue. Will you miss Dusit Thai? Tell us in the comments.
Monday, December 3, 2012
Foodie news from around Montgomery County and adjacent Washington, DC, neighborhoods.
Get caught up with the food scene in Montgomery County and adjacent Washington, DC, neighborhoods with "1 Meat, 3 Sides." This week, a new restaurant in Bethesda takes center plate: One Meat: 4935 Bar and Kitchen, a new restaurant planned for the former Tragara space on Cordell Avenue in Bethesda, is expected to open its second floor this week for private parties. Many events already have been booked, according to general manager Bourke Floyd, Bethesda Patch reported. The restaurant, which is expected to be open for full dinner service in January, will serve modern American food with some French and Indian influences. "Our intention is not to be white tablecloth, fine dining, but to be sophisticated and fun at the same time," Floyd said. …