Monday, April 29, 2013
A suspect in a bank robbery earlier this year was discovered in a barbershop.
In January, Montgomery County police arrested a man shortly after he allegedly robbed the Capitol One Bank on Georgia Avenue in Wheaton and fled from the bank in a taxi cab. Last week, the police officer who made the arrest was honored at the Wheaton & Kensington Chamber of Commerce 29th Annual Community Awards Banquet at Hollywood East in Wheaton. Officer Andrew Suh received the 4th District Police Public Safety Award. Commander John Damskey told the story to those at the banquet of how Suh had driven around the area, seen the cab outside a barbershop and went inside, where he found the robbery suspect sitting in a barber chair covered in red paint from the dye pack that had exploded on him as he fled from the bank. "Now in policework, …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Teachers, students, business owners and public safety personnel among award recipients
The Wheaton & Kensington Chamber of Commerce held its 29th Annual Community Awards Banquet at Hollywood East in Wheaton Wednesday night. Here is a full list of the awards and their recipients: The 2013 Wheaton & Kensington Chamber of Commerce Tribute Award: Kensington Volunteer Fire Department The Chamber Member of the Year: IHOP, William Moore, President The Outstanding Chamber Service Award: Smart Computer, Inc, Seth Katz The Non-Profit of the Year: Parent Encouragement Program The Mid-County Citizens Advisory Board Citizen of the Year: Susan DeFord The Mid-County Citizens Advisory Board Civic Association of the Year: Community Partners of Aspen Hill Wheaton Redevelopment Advisory Committee Wheaton Revitalization Award: The Shops …
Monday, April 22, 2013
The awards will be given at the 29th Annual Wheaton & Kensington Chamber of Commerce Community Awards Banquet on April 24.
The Mid-County Citizens Advisory Board has announced this year's recipients of the "Citizen of the Year" and "Civic Group of the Year" awards: The awards will be given at the 29th Annual Wheaton & Kensington Chamber of Commerce Community Awards Banquet at Hollywood East in Wheaton on April 24.
Monday, March 18, 2013
The breakfast mixer for using social media in business marketing starts at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Monday, March 4, 2013
Save the date for this annual community awards banquet.
The Wheaton & Kensington Chamber of Commerce will honor outstanding community members, students, educators, public safety personnel, businesses and others at its 29th annual awards banquet on April 24. The banquet will take place from 6-9 p.m. at Hollywood East in Wheaton. Last year's banquet celebrated Brookside Gardens and its more than 40 years of service and contributions to the community. This year, the Chamber of Commerce will honor the Kensington Volunteer Fire Department. The following awards will also be presented: See photos from the 2012 banquet. For ticket information, see the PDF attached to this article.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
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.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
See the list of drop-off locations where you can donate to this local toy drive.
The Wheaton & Kensington Chamber of Commerce and the Wheaton Volunteer Rescue Squad are collecting toys for children who otherwise might not receive any this holiday season. The Angels for Children Toy Drive, which is in its 14th year, will officially launch Wednesday evening at the chamber's holiday mixer at The Limerick Pub in Wheaton. The toy drive organizers are asking for gifts, money, and gift wrap (paper and tape). Here is a list of the toy donation drop-off box locations: For more information on how to donate money, see the Wheaton & Kensington Chamber of Commerce website.
Monday, November 19, 2012
The Wheaton & Kensington Chamber of Commerce is running its Holiday on Duty program again this year.
It may be a holiday for you and your family this Thursday (unless you work at Target), but many police, firefighters and other public safety personnel stay on duty--ready to respond to emergencies in Wheaton and Kensington. For more than a decade, the Wheaton & Kensington Chamber of Commerce has provided meals to emergency responders on holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas. This Thursday, food will go to Montgomery County police, the Kensington Volunteer Fire Department and the Wheaton Volunteer Rescue Squad. If you would like to help or donate to the Holiday on Duty program, you can find out more information on the Wheaton & Kensington Chamber of Commerce's website.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
At the Sept. 27 mixer there will also be a presentation about the U.S. economic census, which is how the federal government gauges the health and development of American businesses.
The Wheaton & Kensington Chamber of Commerce's next breakfast mixer on Sept. 27 will have a state senator as a guest speaker. Sen. Rich Madaleno (D-Dist. 18) will speak about initiatives that will be on the ballot in November, as well as his plans for the Maryland legislative session in January. Nesreen Khashan of the Washington D.C. Metropolitan and MD Bureau of the Census will also give a presentation about the economic census, which the federal government conducts every five years. Businesses are legally required to respond if they receive an economic census form. Forms will be mailed out starting in October through December, and responses are due Feb. 12, 2013, according to the U.S. Census Bureau website. The mixer will take place on …
Friday, April 20, 2012
Meals on Wheels of Wheaton celebrates 40 years with distinction.
The Wheaton & Kensington Chamber of Commerce named Meals on Wheels of Wheaton the Non-Profit of the Year at its annual Community Awards Banquet on Wednesday. Founded in 1972, the organization packages well-balanced hot and cold meals and delivers them to the elderly community so that they can continue to live independently in their own homes. President Mary O’Brien has been with Meals on Wheels for roughly 12 years and said she was thrilled to have her team members recognized for their dedication and to accept the honor on their behalf. Ellen Riger, who chaired the awards committee, said the Meals on Wheels nomination for Non-Profit of the Year was inspired by the organization’s unwavering commitment to finding solutions to improve the …