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New Franklin Park Owner Seeks TIF For Public Improvements

New Franklin Park Owner Seeks TIF For Public Improvements

This story comes to us from Leslie Braunstein?:

Greenbelt, MD, April 6, 2011 – More than 50 representatives of state and local government bodies, Federal government agencies, military bases, utility companies, and universities attended a political summit hosted by the new ownership of Franklin Park at Greenbelt Station, a 153-acre rental apartment and townhome community located in Prince George’s County, MD. The participants agreed to form public-private partnerships to help redevelop and improve this 153-acre property that represents about half of the population of Greenbelt.

OPOWER

OPOWER

OPOWER is an industry leader in Energy Efficiency and Smart Grid software. Through their patentpending approach, they have successfully converted large-scale customer engagement into a highly reliable energy efficiency program that delivers unprecedented energy savings to their utility partners. Modern DC Business recently sat down with OPOWER CEO Dan Yates and President Alex Lasky.

What does O stand for in OPOWER?
There’s no one answer: the O represents many different things to many different people, all of them positive. We love it for its openness, optimism, and limitless opportunity.

Your company provides a software solution in the cutting edge business of  Smart Grid. Please explain for non-industry experts why they should get excited about Smart  Grid? What does it mean to the average consumer?

Footage Firm's CEO, Joel Holland

Footage Firm's CEO, Joel Holland

How do you concentrate doing all that you do? How do you give enough attention to all that you do? What suffers?

Vegetables in Vending Machines? You Bet!

Vegetables in Vending Machines? You Bet!

While it may seem odd at first to find vegetables in vending machines, the country is about to see this not only become a trend, but find out it’s here to stay! This food revolution comes as a result of the vending machine make-over by a San Diego-based company that has franchises stretching from one end of the country to the other.

"People have had enough of all the unhealthy food options. They really want something more nutritious, today,” explains Jolly Backer, the chief executive officer of Fresh Healthy Vending (www.freshvending.com). “Until now, getting something healthier might not have included convenience, which is something else that people want. So we have paired the two in a perfect combination.”

Kadoo | A Local Company Takes on the Big Boys in Cloud

Kadoo | A Local Company Takes on the Big Boys in Cloud

Exclusive interview with Kurt Baumann and Donna Hemmert, owners of Kadoo in Great Falls. To read the full article, visit Modern DC Business Magazine's website.

Your company’s name is Kadoo. How did you come up with it? Is there a meaning or a story behind it?

 We actually acquired Kadoo with its name in place. But, we really loved the name. And, apparently, it means “community” in Chinese, which we really like.

Retail and Restaurant Businesses Continue to Boom in Prince George's County

Retail and Restaurant Businesses Continue to Boom in Prince George's County

Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III Welcomed and Attended the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Mid-Atlantic and Deal Making Conference

 

Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III enthusiastically welcomed the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) attendees to Prince George’s County during the Mid-Atlantic Conference and Deal Making luncheon.

“If you have come here looking for opportunity, you are in the right place, at the right time,” said Baker during day one of the conference.  “There is tremendous opportunity here in Prince George’s County and we want to be your business partners.”

New Credit Rules One Year Later: What Effect has it had?

One year after new credit card regulations were enacted to stop some questionable billing practices and where are we? 

  • Over the limit penalty charges have been dramatically decreased. Previously, card holders could be hit with over the limit charges that effectively kept them over the limit. Now that has been curtailed enough where the monthly payment can be applied to the actual balance owed.

 

  • Before the new rules, card issuers would routinely approve transactions that would cause cardholders to exceed their limits resulting in the dreaded over the limit fees. Now customers cannot be penalized for going over their limits unless they say they want such transactions to go through.