Local Business


D.C.'s Minority Contractors Come Out in Support of Corizon

A coalition of minority business owners, and others with an interest in the issue, began a full-court press on members of the D.C. Council Tuesday morning.

D.C. Expands Summer Youth Employment Program

D.C.'s summer youth employment program founded by Marion Barry will expand this summer to include residents as old as 24, the city announced Monday.

Three Find Business Together Enriching

Tehma Hallie Smith, Ronae Brock and Michelle Davenport have come up with a line of organic body and skin products that prides itself on being health conscious and environmentally friendly.

Exelon, Pepco Merger Moves Forward

Despite pushback last year from residents and community leaders opposed to the creation of a "monopoly power company" in the D.C. region, the Chicago-based Exelon Corporation and Pepco Holdings recently moved forward on an agreement with Montgomery and Prince George's ...

MGM National Harbor Marks Employment Milestone

With still more than a year before it opens, MGM National Harbor probably has local residents feeling as though they've hit the jackpot.

Prince George's Council Member to Host Breakfast for Business Sector

Prince George's County Council member Todd Turner (D-District 4) will host a business breakfast briefing this week to connect county officials with Bowie Business Innovation Center companies currently engaged in the creation of new businesses.

Wal-Marts Have Positive Impact on D.C. Economy: Report

A new report on Wal-Mart's impact on D.C.'s economy shows positive results in the areas of jobs, tax revenue and consumer savings.

Safeway Exec Craig Muckle Honored by Washington Business Journal

Safeway executive Craig Muckle was honored late last month by the Washington Business Journal with the publication's Minority Business Leader Award.

Marlo To Give Away Millions in Free Furniture for Nats-O's World Series

Marlo Furniture has a pitch that could result in millions of dollars of free furniture for its customers: all purchases made between March 30 and April 6 will be refunded in full if the Baltimore Orioles end up playing the ...

D.C., Howard U. Announce Tech Partnership

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser joined Howard University President Wayne A.I. Frederick earlier this week in announcing a partnership to establish the District's first Technology and Innovation Hub, which will expand the city's growing technology and innovation ecosystem.

Dave & Buster's Coming to Prince George's County

Dave & Buster's, a national entertainment venue known for its interactive video games and American-style cuisine, will come to Capitol Heights within a year.

Uniontown Bar Brings Nightlife to Anacostia

It's a frigid Friday night, and the entertainment centers of the city — Chinatown, U Street, Georgetown, H Street, Capitol Hill, Adams Morgan and Barracks Row — are flourishing. In the Southeast neighborhood of Anacostia, however, the streets are dead. ...

Exelon, Pepco Raise Stakes in Merger Proposal

Exelon Corporation and Pepco Holdings Inc. have sweetened the pot in their $6.8 billion-plus merger proposal, raising the amount of projected benefits for the District of Columbia.

Pepco Merger with Exelon Moving Forward

Opposition to the proposed utility company merger between Pepco Holdings, Inc. and Exelon has been well-documented and a protest on Thursday, Feb. 5 by numerous environmental advocacy organizations again received its share of media attention.

Local Black-Owned Salon Survives Gentrification

Veteran beautician and business owner Wanda Henderson defied the odds last summer when she reopened her salon and spa in a newly erected mixed-use development along Seventh Street in the Shaw neighborhood in Northwest.