Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Hires New Director Of Membership

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) welcomes Stephen R. McDow II as their new Director of Membership. McDow brings more than 15 years’ experience providing marketing, outreach, partnership relations, and program development services and strategies to small businesses, startup businesses, non-profits, and trade associations. He believes that local and community-based businesses are key to building strong and resilient eco-systems that is both representative and reflective of its community. McDow is passionate about using his experience and professional background to help equitably build a highly attached and inter-connected economy and community that is also detachable. Read more Press Release can also … Continue reading Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Hires New Director Of Membership

Stranded Vineyard Family Finds Kindness In East Falmouth Hotel By Alice Tan

When Stephen R. McDow II and family—his wife, Rebecca; two sons Sebastien and George-Arthur; a friend; and their Great Dane, Izzy—set off on June 17 in two cars, leaving their five-generation Oak Bluffs holiday home for a 441-mile drive back to Maryland, they did not expect the day to end with a reeking dog bed, a broken Cadillac and some unexpected hospitality in East Falmouth’s Green Harbor Waterfront Lodging. Continue Reading Continue reading Stranded Vineyard Family Finds Kindness In East Falmouth Hotel By Alice Tan

Nebulae Smart Chair projected to be ‘multi-billion dollar disruptor’ By Sam Lewis AMP UK

A new wheelchair design from Nebulae Global is projected to be a ‘multi billion dollar disruptor’ according to a statement released by the company. The patented product is in the proof-of-concept stage of design, with Nebulae claiming it offers mobility features not usually found in similar products. More specifically The Smart Chair was developed to achieve current modalities of manual and electric wheelchairs, the company said, in addition to offering full range motion, including lowering users on to and off of the floor. Continue Reading Continue reading Nebulae Smart Chair projected to be ‘multi-billion dollar disruptor’ By Sam Lewis AMP UK

Building Up The West Side: Cooperation is the way! By Mavery Davis

A current tour of the West Side (Charleston, West Virginia) would reveal block after block of abandoned and blighted structures. Dark, shadowing corners, high grass, and debris covering the ground. The landscape hides the true beauty of the people who reside here. Today, a significant portion of Charleston’s African American population resides on the West Side. These neighborhoods have strong working families, deeply involved leaders, and organizations all fighting to hold things together while building it up at the same time. Click to review Building Up The West Side: Cooperation is the way! Continue reading Building Up The West Side: Cooperation is the way! By Mavery Davis

[Repost] Great-Niece of Civil Rights Daughter Launches Benefit Corporation To Develop Mobility Device Products For Individuals With Physical Disabilities

Monrovia, MD – 1/7/2021— Wanda L. Spence, great-niece of civil rights daughter Delilah W. Pierce, internationally renowned artist, curator, advocate, and diplomat launches Nebulae Global Benefit Corporation to manage the development and launch of mobility devices that will bring equity and greater independence to individuals with physical disabilities. Wanda put her creativity into action after a member of her church experienced a non-life-threatening fall. The experience left the church member filled with anxiety. “I could tell the church member was embarrassed and upset with her independence being diminished. I immediately started thinking about how I could create a company to develop … Continue reading [Repost] Great-Niece of Civil Rights Daughter Launches Benefit Corporation To Develop Mobility Device Products For Individuals With Physical Disabilities

Stephen McDow Teaches Young-People At Collective Impact’s Kids Business Expo

On Saturday, November 14, 2020 Stephen McDow teamed up with Esther West, board member at the Federation of Worker Co-operatives and on staff at UW Center For Cooperatives, to teach young-people (8 years+) how to create a 30 second elevator … Continue reading Stephen McDow Teaches Young-People At Collective Impact’s Kids Business Expo

FCPS hybrid learning model decision receives mixed reaction By Katryna Perera

…Stephen McDow, a parent of two FCPS students, had similar thoughts. He called the board’s decision “ill-advised and shortsighted.” “We followed such good and strict protocols with Gov. Hogan, and we did so well, and as soon as we loosened, this is exactly what the experts said — cases spiked again … if we just gave it another couple months, I’m sure we’d be out of the woods,” he said. Continue Reading Continue reading FCPS hybrid learning model decision receives mixed reaction By Katryna Perera

No backpacks, no pictures: FCPS begins school year in virtual mode By Katryna Perera

The boys’ parents, Rebecca and Stephen McDow said as stressful as it is to have them learning from home, they are glad FCPS decided against the reopening school buildings. “It’s a lot better than sending them to school and being stressed about what’s going to happen there because you know, kids don’t social distance and kids don’t keep their hands to themselves especially in the elementary school. So, I prefer this with what’s going on,” Rebecca said. Continue Reading Continue reading No backpacks, no pictures: FCPS begins school year in virtual mode By Katryna Perera