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Chesapeake Film Festival Goes Virtual Oct. 1-4

October 1, 2020

This year’s Chesapeake Film Festival will be VIRTUAL and be held on Thursday, October 1 through Sunday, October 4. You will have access to all 48 films during that four-day period. For more information about this year’s exciting line-up of films and to register, click here.


Founded in 2008, it is the mission of the Chesapeake Film Festival to entertain, enrich and inspire by bringing the finest in narrative, documentary and short film to the Chesapeake Bay community. 


The films showcased are broadly focused to illuminate both the diversity and universality of the human condition. They believe that films can affect positive change, and through this medium, individuals and communities can gain a greater understanding of themselves and the world. The Chesapeake Film Festival serves to stimulate, educate and empower.

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Halcyon Wins Grant for Entrepreneurs

August 31, 2020

The D.C. nonprofit, Halcyon, which runs an incubator and programs for social entrepreneurs, is putting plans in motion to build its own investor group focused on social impact investments after winning grant money from the U.S. Department of Commerce. 


A total of $300,000 over three years from the department’s Regional Innovations Strategies Program will support the hires and operations necessary to create the network.


After applying for the federal grant in April, Halcyon is looking to bring a director on board to bring it to fruition and “do the blocking and tackling on a day-to-day basis,” said Ryan Ross, chief innovation officer for Halcyon, which supports startups with a social mission and houses them in its Georgetown digs. The organization’s team is both building a pipeline of startup founders raising capital and engaging investors — people interested in working with early-stage companies, whether they have investing experience or not — to build its cohort.


“There’s still a lot of things to lock down, but I think we already have our eyes on a lot of the relationships and individuals and partnerships to move pretty quickly on this,” Ross said. “We think once we get this engine up and running, it’s going to be a really incredible amount of financial support for these entrepreneurs and really bridge that capital gap in the region.”


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DC Summer Restaurant Week Aug. 17-30

August 9, 2020

DC's Summer Restaurant Week is back this month, running for two weeks instead of one. 


From August 17-30, the promo features lunch and brunch menus for $22, and dinner at $35 and $55 price points. 


Organized by the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington (RAMW), this year's promo focuses on carry-out, and family-style to-go dinner meals ranging from $60 to $100 for two people, and $130 to $210 for four people. 


Cocktails and wine can also be purchased to go, with curbside pickup available. 


Georgetown restaurants Clyde's, Brasserie Liberte, Farmers Fishers Bakers, Filomena, La Chaumiere, Martin's Tavern, Nick's Riverside Grill, Ristorante Piccolo, and Tony & Joe's Seafood Place are participating, with Restaurant Week menus in the works, and more participants coming. 


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