May 24, 2010

County news

From Our Fire House To Your Home ˆ Every Saturday afternoon, the women and men of the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) go to various neighborhoods knocking on doors, handing out fire safety information, and offering to check smoke alarms. If you are in need of a new smoke alarm or battery, MCFRS will install them FREE! For more information, please visit:

Landscaping & Photography Contests ˆ Montgomery County Department of Transportation announced its annual Keep Montgomery County Beautiful (KMCB) community beautification awards. Amateur photography competition nominations are due June 18th. The beautification contest is open to community groups, businesses, public institutions and other organizations undertaking landscaping projects that enhance the appearance of commonly owned sections of commercial or residential properties. Landscape competition nominations are due June 18th. For more information, please visit:

FREE Small Business Counseling Sessions! - The Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center (B-CC RSC) has partnered with SCORE „Counselors of America‚s Small Business Owners‰ to offer free one-on-one small business counseling services at the B-CC RSC. Review your business plan, discuss marketing ideas and explore funding streams with a SCORE counselor! The B-CC RSC is conveniently located one block from the Bethesda Metro Station at 4805 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda, Maryland 20814. You can visit us online at: . Call 240-777-8200 to schedule your free counseling session today!

Montgomery County Police Win Regional Innovation in Information Technology Award ˆ The Montgomery County Police Department has been selected to receive the 7th Annual International Association of Chief of Police (IACP)-iXP Excellence in Technology Award for „Innovation in Information Technology, Regional/Multi-Jurisdictional Agency‰. Director of the MCPD Information Support & Analysis Division, Captain John (Mitch) Cunningham and NCR-LInX Program Manager, Catherine A. Miller will receive the award on Monday, May 24, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia. For more information, please visit:

Montgomery County Seeks Applicants for County Organizational Reform Commission ˆ Montgomery County Council is seeking applicants to fill four positions on the newly created Organizational Reform Commission that will study the current structure of County Government and make recommendations on how it could work more effectively and efficiently. Application deadline is Monday, June 7th. For more information, please visit:

Alternative Financing & Resources For Small Businesses Seminar ˆ On Tuesday, June 1, 2010, from 9:30am until 12:30pm, the Germantown Innovation Center is hosting a small business seminar. Come learn about identifying non-traditional sources for business financing. Explore available resources to prepare your financial package. Meet one-on-one with financial experts and lending specialists. The Germantown Innovation Center is located at 20271 Goldenrod Lane in Germantown, Maryland on the 2nd floor. To register for this seminar, please go to:

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