Drew Genova has been named president of Bethesda-based Donohoe Real Estate Services Credit: Photo courtesy of The Donohoe Companies

Donohoe Real Estate Services names new president

Drew Genova has been named president of Bethesda-based Donohoe Real Estate Services, a commercial real estate firm.

Genova will oversee brokerage, property management, project management, sales and real estate consulting in Donohoe’s real estate services division, according to a press release.

Genova previously worked at the real estate firm Madison Marquette as its chief asset services officer and spent 24 years at CBRE/Trammell Crow Company, the press release said.

Sunflower Bakery in Rockville names new executive director

The nonprofit Sunflower Bakery in Rockville has named Jody Tick as its next executive director, succeeding Laurie Wexler.

Tick worked at the Capital Area Food Bank for 15 years, including as chief operating officer, according to a Facebook post from Sunflower.

Tick has also worked at the International Food Policy Research Institute and the environmental nonprofit Resources for the Future, according to her LinkedIn profile.

In 2009, Wexler co-founded Sunflower Bakery, which provides job training and work for adults with learning disabilities, according to its website. Employees learn pastry arts, production baking, barista service and front-of-house operations.

Clinic for children with autism opening in Fairland

Mission Autism Clinics, which provide therapy to children on the autism spectrum, will open in the Fairland area of Silver Spring this month.

The clinic will be at 11921-A Bournefield Way. The company will hold a grand opening event on Aug. 27, according to a press release.

Mission Autism Clinics, which has locations in Maryland and Pennsylvania, is seeking to hire more than 40 positions, such as therapy technicians and board-certified behavior analysts, according to a press release.

CEO Paul DeAngelo Jr. said in the press release that Mission is trying to make its services more accessible in the greater Washington region.

Mission Autism Clinics offers day programs for children ages 2 through 6, and afterschool programs for kids and teens.

Economic Development Corporation giving second round of nonprofit grants

The Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC) is giving out a second round of economic recovery grants for nonprofits during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The agency also gave out grants to nonprofits in July.

Nonprofits can receive grants ranging from $7,500 to $25,000, with additional potential grants of $50,000 or $100,000, according to a press release.

The first grant program focused on nonprofits making an impact in specific priority areas, such as STEM education and women and minority entrepreneurship. Recipients of the latest grants won’t need to be limited to those priority areas.

To qualify, nonprofits must have annual revenues of between $25,000 and $4 million for the most recent fiscal year, according to a press release. The application period started on Aug. 9 and runs through Aug. 18.

Cabin John Liquor and Wine closes

Cabin John Liquor and Wine, a store run by Montgomery County Alcohol Beverage Services (ABS), closed over the weekend.

The store’s last day was Saturday, ABS spokeswoman Melissa Davis told Bethesda Beat.

ABS plans to open a larger store in a renovated portion of the Cabin John Village shopping center — the same shopping center that houses the current location. The new store is scheduled to open in the fall, according to the press release.

ABS is encouraging customers to shop at three other liquor stores while the Cabin John location is closed:

  • Potomac Liquor and Wine at 10132 River Road in Potomac
  • Montrose Liquor and Wine at 12015-B Rockville Pike in Rockville
  • Fallsgrove Liquor and Wine at 14937E Shady Grove Rd. in Rockville

Dan Schere can be reached at daniel.schere@bethesdamagazine.com