Duball Wins MEDA Award
Local developer Duball LLC was awarded the Maryland Economic Devleopment Association (MEDA) Economic Development Project of the Year Award for its impact on the City of Rockville by transforming the space where a struggling suburban mall once stood into a thriving downtown destination. 

Located in the heart of Rockville Town Center, the Upton Apartments and Cambria Hotel & Suites, offers a variety of employment opportunities, housing availability and significant revenue that enhances services for Rockville residents. REDI nominated Duball LLC for this award.

With 263 luxury apartments, The Upton residential portion has a long list of amenities including floor-to-ceiling windows, an outdoor pool and sundeck, a fitness center, a rootop deck, and concierge services. Adjacent to the residences, the 140-room Cambria Hotel & Suites offers visitors a first-class experience with an indoor heated pool and fitness center, on-site dining, and multiple meeting rooms perfect for small events. The project was developed by Duball Rockville, LLC, a joint venture between affiliates of Duball LLC and CIM Urban Real Estate Fund, LP.
Set to open this month, the ground level features 17,000 square feet of retail space with tenants including Old Line Bank, Supercuts, and World of Beer.

Congratulations to Duball, The Upton, Cambria Suites, Choice and the City of Rockville!

Check out the video about it below!
MEDA Annual Economic Development Project Award Winner
StartRight! 2016 is On
The MWBC's StartRight! Women's Business Plan Competition deadline is this month! Wanted are entrepreneurs whose business is:
  • registered and in good standing with the state of Maryland; 
  • at least 51% woman owned,
  • less than 3 years old, even in pre-start-up phase.
This competition gives women business owners the chance at winning $5,000 for submitting their business plans and pitching their plan to judges from our business community for evaluation.
The deadline for entering is May 20, 2016 at 3 pm.  Submissions are made online at Enter StartRight!  There is a $35 application fee due at submission.

For more information go to the
Maryland Women's Business Center website.
I-270 Corridor Bio Event Planned    
As a pre-cursor for the International BIO Convention in San Francisco, REDI, the Maryland Department of Commerce, Frederick & Montgomery Counties, the Cities of Frederick, Gaithersburg and Rockville and the Pinkney Innovation Complex for Science and Technology at Montgomery College are hosting a networking event on May 19 for local life sciences companies.

This event is to showcase the strengths of the I-270 biohealth corridor in MD.
Presenting sponsor, CRB, will hold the event at their offices at 1801 Research Blvd, Suite 620.

If you are interested in participating or would like more information, please click here.
Rockville 2040 Needs You
Rockville is in the process of updating its Comprehensive Master Plan. The first phase focused on individual projects and components of the Master Plan. 

The second phase, now underway, focuses on a revision of the goals & policies of the broader 2002 Master Plan document and any other aspects that emerge during the community conversation.
The Planning staff needs input from business owners and residents about what they would like Rockville to look and be like in the next 20 years.  Let your voice be heard.
ICYMI... In Case You Missed It

Chevo Consulting has been awarded a 5-year contract, valued at over $38M, to provide DOL Acquisition, Project, Financial, and Strategic Management consulting services to the Department of Labor.
Breezio  is partnering with BioTreks to provide high school students the experience of writing and evaluating scientific research papers and sharing their own ideas, techniques and results through a virtual conference and competition portal they created.  

Rockville 2040 Planning Forum

govConNet  Procurement

Click  for more info
MD I-270 Corridor Bio Event

StartRight! 2016 Biz Plan Entry Deadline

Rockville Chamber of commerce
Part-Time Administrator
The Rockville Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for the position of Administrator.  
This is a part-time position of no more than 20 hours per week.

Responsibilities include those dealing with:
Billing, Newsletter creation, Website and Social Media updating, Member engagement, and event planning and management.

For a more details and application/resume information click on the link below.
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