From around the DMV (D.C., Maryland, Virginia) area comes the latest business news and announcements. After two years and dozens of investor meetings, a local entrepreneur is close to starting his dream of bringing an endless summer to Hanover County. Kitchen Thyme owner Melissa Krumbein and chef Joseph Andreoli this month launched Nosh, a startup that offers catering, a personal chef service and cooking classes. The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations of all sizes that May 6 is the filing deadline for federal economic injury disaster loans available in Accomack county in Virginia as a result of drought and excessive heat that began on May 1, 2012. GrowRVA, formerly The Market Umbrella, has partnered with Hardywood Park Craft Brewery and will open the Hardywood Farmers Market next month at 2408 Ownby Lane off Hermitage Road in North Richmond. Two Maryland business owners pushed their tax reform proposals to help companies succeed and plan for the future at a House Committee on Small Business hearing Wednesday. Caribou Coffee, which operates throughout Northern Virginia, plans to close 80 of its coffee shops nationwide. Caribou’s Crystal City location has already closed and the only remaining shop, at 4115 Campbell Ave. in Shirlington, will convert to a Peet’s Coffee & Tea.
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