Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Competition offers grants and services to life science and high tech companies.
Several companies across Montgomery and Prince George’s counties have made it to the second round of the InvestMaryland Challenge, a competition in which start-up companies can win a portion of $300,000 in grants and/or business services. Of the 250 companies that initially applied to the competition, 71 were selected to advance to the second round, with 20 in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties. In the second round, the entrants’ business plans will be reviewed and judged with semi-finalists announced Feb. 19, and the Governor’s Cup Award Ceremony on April 15. Prizes include such things as mentorship programs, strategic consulting services, product development services, incubator space, accelerator programs and small business …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Groupon's offering savings at a number of Greenbelt, MD businesses.
Some Greenbelt businesses are hoping to gain new customers with the help through Groupon. This week a number of businesses are participating: Caressence Therapeutic Massage, 7323 Hanover Pkwy Deal: 51 percent off massage for $39 Angel's Touch Skincare and Wellness, 133 Centerway Deal: 55 percent off Brazilian Sugaring for $35 A.P.A.W. Veterinary Hospital and Wellness Center, 7601 Good Luck Rd Deal: 68 percent off pet boarding for $39 Beyond Limits, Eleanor Roosevelt High School (outside) Deal: 51 percent off 10 Zumba classes or 8 boot camp classes for $25. Pirates Car Wash, 10815 Lanham Severn Road Deal: Half off "Combo a Car" washes for $27
Thursday, January 10, 2013
It's time to place your 2013 cookie order!
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Ben Gross
Thursday, January 10
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, December 14, 2012
Greenbelt Police have arrested three people in the Her Imports armed robbery.
The Greenbelt Police Department has made three arrests in the Dec. 6 armed robbery of Her Imports in the 7900 block of Belle Point Drive. The following suspects were arrested in DC Friday morning, police said: All three suspects are charged with armed robbery, 1st degree assault, 2nd degree assault and theft over $10,000, police said. A search warrant in Suitland allowed for police to recover some of the stolen property.
Monday, December 10, 2012
The business will collect donations through Dec. 23.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
It's the mecca for good music and Mediterranean food, but what is your favorite item on their menu?
Each week New Deal Cafe in Greenbelt offers residents and people around DC a place to go and hear unique bands. But their food is also what draws a crowd. What would you recommend on their menu? The restaurant touts their lamb shank and the baked salmon with shrimp sauce, but their shawarma is also popular. Let us know what you would recommend off their menu in the comments section. Also review the restaurant here.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Artists, financial planners, crafters and other start ups will be considered for mall space at rates tailored to their sales, according to a plaza official.
Beltway Plaza is giving the little guy and gal a break by opening up the possibility of discounted store-front and kiosk space to artists or entrepreneurs who are starting out. It's worked before on a property in Langley Park formerly known as International Mall, now La Union Mall, according to Kap Kapastin, general counsel for Beltway Plaza. Commercial retailers and office users leased the mall's large spaces, but some of its smaller spaces have become available as incubators. Those taking the mall up on its offer were mostly small retailers, selling goods and services like arts and crafts, apparel, and financial planning. Three out of 10 budding entrepreneurs succeeded and went from renting to leasing space, according to Kapastin. "This …
Friday, April 13, 2012
Winning entrepreneurs will receive a MacBook Air or an iPad.
Gov. Martin O'Malley has taken to Pinterest, the image-friendly social media site, to "highlight Maryland entrepreneurs and small business owners" throughout the state. Nominations can be pitched with 10 images on the governor's Pinterest page. Here is the Maryland Pinterest Business Pitch Contest board. “In Maryland, we have a rich history of fostering entrepreneurship. From our many incubators to our diverse centers and institutions of higher learning to our strategic tax credits, we encourage entrepreneurship at every level,” O’Malley said in a release. “Whether you’ve been in business for years or are just getting started, Maryland is the ideal place to do business and we encourage everyone to take advantage of this new contest.” …
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Do you own a small- or medium-sized business in Greenbelt, hoping to get a loan or grant from the new Economic Development Incentive Fund? Tell us about it!
Businesses in the county could soon apply for loans and grants from the newly established Economic Development Incentive fund, The Gazette reported. The $50 million reserve will provide grants and loans to public and private sector businesses to spur economic development, job and business growth around developed areas and near transit lines, Patch reported last fall, when the plan was approved by the Prince George's County Council. David Iannucci, assistant deputy chief administrative officer for the county’s economic development team, told The Gazette that the $7 million allotted for the first fiscal year of the program won't be divvied on a first-come, first-served basis: “Priorities will be given to small businesses, companies …
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Christmas tree farms in the county are few and far between, and tree harvests are falling throughout the state.
If you’re looking for the charm of a Christmas tree farm this year when picking out your Douglas fir or spruce, you might have to do a bit of driving. Of the 15,000 Christmas tree farms in the U.S., Patch could only find three in Prince George’s, all in the southern part of the county. But they all offer that charm. Wander the grounds at Tanner’s Enchanted Forest and Pines Farm, both in Brandywine, and select a tree to cut down yourself. Both of those farms, and Miller Farms in Clinton offer a variety of holiday treats, either for sale or on the house, including wreathes, butter cookies, fudge, fruitcakes and hot cider. “During nice weather like this weekend people come out and have picnics,” said Lucretia Tanner of Tanner’s Enchanted …