Category: Business

Holidaze from Fenton Street Market draws crowds

Fenton Street Market co-owner Elizabeth Baer was interviewed by Hagerstown’s WDVM-TV. (Photo by Mike Diegel.) The chilly weather didn’t deter the shoppers roaming Ellsworth Drive looking for crafts and other holiday gifts at the Fenton Street Market Holidaze event. Here are some photos of the people and the products (all photos by Mike Diegel). Market co-owner (and Source co-founder) Mike Mowery, lower left, and friend. These pop-up cards were popular. Everything here was made from recycled materials. Books and cards for kids and pun lovers. There were several jewelry vendors. Pray or play? Or both? Merry Christmas to...

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#SourceSaturday: Recommend Your Favorite Local Businesses

It’s #SourceSaturday, which is our weekly reminder to shop our local businesses here in the area. We’ve featured numerous local businesses in the past year: Silver Strings (upcoming), Velatis Caramels, Skincando, Koiner Farm, and Bonjour Waffles are just a few examples. What are your favorite local businesses? What is your favorite place that we should feature next? Let us know in the comments....

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Marketing campaign underway to aid Fenton Village businesses

A development from Fairfield Residential is the largest project currently disrupting Fenton Village. Photo by Mike Diegel. An ongoing marketing campaign is underway to raise awareness of the number and variety of businesses in Fenton Village, many of whom are being affected by projects in the area. “Several recent developments in Fenton Village have brought a lot of problems for neighborhood businesses,” said Pete Tan, marketing specialist and owner of Silver Spring Inc., who created and manages the campaign on behalf of Fenton Village Inc., the nonprofit in the area that has put on a number of promotions such...

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Two new businesses under construction in Silver Spring

Photo by Mike Diegel Two new businesses are under construction in downtown Silver Spring south of Wayne Avenue. Walgreen’s will open a location at 1015 Ripley St. in a new space next to Silver Cycles. According to a worker on the site, this will be a pharmacy-only store. The target date for opening the pharmacy is March, the workman said. At the same time, the former Benjamin Moore store at 8213 Georgia Ave. has been gutted and the interior will be rebuilt for Palisades Lounge. Other than the application for a Class B license to sell beer, wine and...

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