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Industrial Bank Grants Awards to Small Businesses

Industrial Bank, the oldest and largest black-owned community bank in the metropolitan Washington region, awarded five grants totaling $80,000 on Thursday at the Radio One headquarters in downtown Silver Spring, Maryland.

Jonathan Weaver Appointed Industrial Bank Board Chair

Officials for Industrial Bank, the oldest and largest black-owned community bank in the metropolitan D.C. region, recently announced the appointment of the Rev. Jonathan Weaver as the bank's new board chair and lead officer for its parent company, IBW Financial ...

MGM Diversity Officer Lauds Hiring Record

MGM National Harbor is meeting — and in some cases exceeding — its local and minority participation goals that Prince George's County officials set in a Community Benefits Agreement.

D.C.'s Unemployment Rate Dips to 7.7 Percent: Report

Preliminary job estimates in D.C. for March show a significant increase, according to a report from the city's Department of Employment Services.

Energy Security Critical to Our Community: Don't Let Exelon Monopolize our Electricity

Sustainability is about more than recycling, or turning off lights in an empty room.

Exelon and Pepco: Supporting Sustainability in D.C.

Last year, Exelon and Pepco Holdings Inc. announced an agreement to combine companies to create the leading Mid-Atlantic electric and gas utility. Our proposed merger will bring exciting benefits to families, communities, businesses, and the economy here in the District.

Pepco and Exelon: Enhancing Sustainability in D.C.

Exelon and Pepco Holdings share a commitment to making the right choices when it comes to sustainability, environmental stewardship and efficient energy services for our customers.

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.