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Local Ice Cream Participating in Walmart's "Get On The Shelf " Campaign

Local Ice Cream Participating in Walmart's "Get On The Shelf " Campaign

 

Gaithersburg resident, Valerie Ross, has entered her southern style, hand-churned ice cream into Walmart’s “Get On The Shelf Program," a contest that discovers great products and small businesses. This program allows anyone up until April 4th to submit a product to be voted on by the public. The competition is tough with over 4,000 brands in the running. The top 10 products from the first round will go to the final round of voting, which takes place between April 11th and April 24th.

After being laid off in 2009, Ross created "BOSS Ice Cream" to pay for her daughter’s college tuition. This ice cream is based on a family recipe passed down through generations since the 1800’s.

This super premium ice cream produced in Gaithersburg “keeps it real,” as Ross says, with no preservatives or additives. It’s also an egg and gluten free product.

Leggett to Hail Success of County's Local Biotech Investment Tax Credit Program

Leggett to Hail Success of County's Local Biotech Investment Tax Credit Program

 

The following information was sent to us by Karen Falcon:

 

Today, Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett will announce the first 10 biotech companies to receive significant investments through the County’s biotech investment tax credit program. The program allows investors receiving tax credits from the State of Maryland to also receive a supplemental payment from the County based on their investments in local biotech companies. The County’s program is modeled after Maryland’s Biotech Investment Tax Credit Program and works in conjunction with it.

Leggett will join other local and state elected officials, local biotech company executives and representatives from the Montgomery County Department of Economic Development at Sequella, Inc.

Leggett to Hail Success of County's Local Biotech Investment Tax Credit Program

Leggett to Hail Success of County's Local Biotech Investment Tax Credit Program

 

The following information was sent to us by Karen Falcon:

 

Today, Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett will announce the first 10 biotech companies to receive significant investments through the County’s biotech investment tax credit program. The program allows investors receiving tax credits from the State of Maryland to also receive a supplemental payment from the County based on their investments in local biotech companies. The County’s program is modeled after Maryland’s Biotech Investment Tax Credit Program and works in conjunction with it.

Leggett will join other local and state elected officials, local biotech company executives and representatives from the Montgomery County Department of Economic Development at Sequella, Inc.

Maryland's 1st Annual Statewide Community Re-Entry Symposium

Maryland's 1st Annual Statewide Community Re-Entry Symposium

The following information was sent to us by Bryan Alston:

 

On Tuesday, February 28th, Senator Verna Jones-Rodwell of the 44th Legislative District will host Maryland’s First Annual Statewide Community Re-Entry Symposium. The event is from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the President’s Conference Center of the Miller Senate Office Building.

 

Montgomery County Marks Two Year Anniversary of Green Business Certification Program

Montgomery County Marks Two Year Anniversary of Green Business Certification Program

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Good News For The Maryland Wine Industry

Good News For The Maryland Wine Industry

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Are You A Peacock or a Penguin?

On my trip to visit my daughters recently I took a few different books to read. The one I want to share with you is A Peacock in the Land Of Penguins. I believe everyone experiences a time in their life when they don’t fit in…when they want to stand up for themselves for being different from the rest of the pack. Some of us do, most of us do not.

Although this book focuses on the business world, the information is valuable from a business or personal perspective. When your view differences from others, how do you handle it? Are you confident? Do you stay silent or do you go along with the majority? Are you a peacock in the land of penguins?