MWBC excitedly welcomed its latest cohort into the MWBC Shop Local Retail Incubator program earlier this summer. Through the program, MWBC will work with these talented businesswomen as they continue on their entrepreneurial journey.  

Throughout the course of the year, these local, women-owned businesses will explore the nuances of brick and mortar sales as they operate their retail enterprises out of MWBC Shop Local, located in Rockville Town Square. While running their businesses, these women entrepreneurs will also receive incredible amounts of free support to help grow their business and their entrepreneurial skills, including:

  • valuable business training
  • coaching and guidance from MWBC business consultants 
  • sales and business growth strategies
  • networking opportunities
  • access to investors, and in some cases, working capital in the form of a loan or grant from local resources
  • recognition and marketing from MWBC and its partners.

Follow all of MWBC’s Shop Local activities on Instagram and be sure to support these wonderful, women-owned businesses.  Let’s meet the latest Shop Local Sellers:


Dov Jewelry
Owner: María 

Dov is a small, eco-friendly jewelry business offering a wide variety of versatile designs. Born as a sustainability and fashion passion project between two sisters reunited during the pandemic, our core value is simple: we believe that everyone should have access to fine jewelry without compromising on quality or ethics. We prioritize protecting the environment by using recycled materials in our jewelry, which not only eliminates the need for mining but also promotes sustainability. Dov Jewelry also gives back to the community. For every product purchased, we plant a tree to support reforestation efforts. We also dedicate a part of our profits to feeding children in Venezuela through our partnership with Fundación Nuevo Renacer. 

IG: @dovjewelry


Lynda’s Glass Works
Owner: Lynda

Lynda Slayen has worked with fused glass for more than 16 years. She was the manager of the Glen Echo Glass Studio for several years before opening her own studio in Bethesda, Maryland.  Her pieces are unique in color and design and have been shown in many venues in the Washington D.C. area.  Several local boutiques sell her glass.  She enjoys various art forms including mixed media, wire, and inventing fantasy boxes. She offers private and group glass fusing classes for children (starting at age 6) and adults.


Owner: Gia

Through Ramuri, I sell colorful and fun accessories for children and adults. My main goal is to put a smile on people’s faces and to make them feel good and confident about how they feel wearing my accessories. I’m a Mexican designer inspired and passionate about all the colors found in the Mexican culture. I also support a small community of women from Chiapas, Mexico, by selling their handmade stuffed animal, that I absolutely LOVE!!. This way, not only does Ramuri grows, but their businesses also grow and they can continue building community support their families.



Raw Blossom
Owner: Iryna

Raw Blossom is a thriving women-owned business dedicated to crafting exquisite, natural handcrafted soap, candles, and bath and body products. Meticulously sourced botanical ingredients, including locally grown herbs and essential oils, form the heart of each product, ensuring their purity and potency. With utmost care and passion, we pour our expertise into every bar and every jar infusing them with captivating fragrances and intricate designs that reflect the rich beauty of nature. Raw Blossom nurtures a harmonious connection between self-care and sustainable living. Our dedication to quality, craftsmanship, and eco-conscious practices has earned us a loyal clientele seeking a touch of tranquility and elegance in their daily routines.