Local Business


D.C.'s Small-Business Dept. Launches New Online Services

The Department of Small and Local Businesses Development recently launched its new Certified Business Enterprise online application system designed to simplify and quicken the application process for certification.

MGM Hits the Jackpot: National Harbor Chosen as Location for P.G. County Casino

A Las Vegas-style casino is setting sail for National Harbor after a Maryland gaming commission ruled that the development would be the site of the sixth gaming location in the state.

Wal-Mart Opens in Two D.C. Locations

Wal-Mart finally arrived in the District on Wednesday, as hundreds of residents flocked to the grand opening of stores in two of the city's most heavily populated commercial corridors.

Wal-Mart Plots Oxon Hill Development

Just days before a high-end outlet mall is set to open in Oxon Hill, Wal-Mart has reignited its plans to bring a Supercenter to southern Prince George's County.

Think Local First DC to Host Shop Local Week 2013

This holiday season, Think Local First DC urges D.C.-area residents to support local businesses with Shop Local Week. The weeklong campaign, beginning Saturday, Nov. 30 through Sunday, Dec. 8., promotes locally owned, independent businesses in Washington D.C., as the preferred ...

Chamber’s Choice Awards Gala a Huge Success

Honoring excellence in business, the D.C. Chamber of Commerce celebrated the District’s business community at their premiere awards event on Saturday, Oct. 26.

P.G. County to Hold Annual Business Expo in November

The Prince George's County Supplier Development Division will host the county's second annual Business Conference and Expo for corporate, local, small, minority, disadvantaged and veteran-owned businesses on Nov. 14.

Gala to Honor P.G. County Business Community

The Prince George's Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Excellence in Business Awards gala on Nov. 1 in College Park, Md., to shine a spotlight on local entrepreneurs.

Thomas H. Graham Promoted to Pepco Holdings Vice President, People Strategy & Human Resources

Pepco Holdings, Inc. (PHI), announced the promotion today of Thomas H. Graham to the position of vice president, people strategy & human resources, reporting directly to Joseph M. Rigby, chairman, president and CEO of PHI.

Wal-Mart Turns Up the Heat

In a move that can only be characterized as a power play, the nation's largest retailer has made it clear to the mayor of the District of Columbia that it’s not happy with a pending bill that would substantially raise ...

P.G. Contest Prize is Reduced Retail Rent

A different kind of competition will soon be underway in Prince George's County. The winner will be chosen not on looks or luck, but whose business idea outshines the rest.

Young Entrepreneur Pursues His Dream

Starting a small business is no small feat, nor should it be taken lightly, especially for minority business owners.

SBA's Johns Takes Farewell Tour

After three years as Small Business Administration Deputy Administrator, Marie Johns decided two weeks ago to embark on what amounts to a farewell tour just prior to her departure.

Eleanor Holmes Norton Champions Small-Business Fair

Hundreds of D.C. residents and business owners converged on the Washington Convention Center for the city's annual small-business fair.

D.C. Council Member Wells to Host Job Fair on Friday

D.C. Council member Tommy Wells (D-Ward 6) will host a job fair in Northwest on Friday, May 31.