Report: Thompson Hospitality Acquires Matchbox in Bankruptcy Deal

Thompson Hospitality, a Reston, Virginia-based retail and facilities and management company, has acquired Matchbox Food Group, LLC as the casual-dining chain emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, according to a report from

County Offering Grants up to $1,000 for Neighborhood Events

Montgomery County will again offer matching grants of up to $1,000 to help fund neighborhood events, according to an announcement from Silver Spring Regional Services Center Director Reemberto Rodriguez. Neighborhood organizations, block groups, tenant groups, civic groups and similar organizations are eligible to apply to help fund events and activities that “promote community engagement, encourage capacity building, networking and stimulate the local economy,” according to the message.

MCEDC to Offer Restaurant Relief Grants

Restaurants and other entities like food trucks, caterers, and wineries and breweries in Montgomery County that directly provide food service can apply for grants up to $10,000, under the Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation’s new Restaurant Relief Grant program.

AAHP EC Offering COVID-19 Testing Program Targeting African Americans

The African American Health Program Executive Committee recently launched a free COVID-19 testing program targeting the county’s African American residents, the committee announced. The targeted COVID-19 response program, with the tagline “Don’t Stress. Take the Test.” is offered a various drive-through locations around the county and also includes need-based wellness services.

What Happens to Your Leaves After They’re Collected?

The County’s annual leaf collection campaign is in full swing, and a video released this week from the Montgomery County Department of Transporation explains what happens to your leaves after they’re collected.

Silver Spring Chamber Joins Effort to Oppose Tax on Digital Advertising Revenues

The Greater Silver Spring Chamber of Commerce has joined a coalition of businesses and organizations to oppose any attempt to implement a tax on digital ad revenues in the 2021 Maryland General Assembly. “We opposed this last year in the General Assembly because we felt that, as they had said, it would be a tax not just on the people accepting advertising but also on small businesses,” said Jane Redicker, GSSCC president and CEO.

Food Production Grants Awarded to Local Organizations

Several Silver Spring-based organizations have been given grants to increase resident access to yard, patio, and community gardening supplies, space, and education, under the Montgomery County Food Council’s Resident and Community Food Production Grant Program.

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