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Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 01/14/2011

Gaithersburg ponders naming rights

By Washington Post editors

First Metro and now Gaithersburg?

Faced with a looming budget deficit, Gaithersburg officials are considering selling naming rights to some city facilities and offering corporate sponsors the chance to sponsor city events, NBC 4 reports. City leaders say they won't do business with tobacco, alcohol or firearms sellers, and they'll also avoid any offensive names.

Meanwhile, at their meeting on Thursday, Metro officials raised the possibility of selling naming rights to the system's train stations.

Read more about Gaithersburg officials and their plan to sell naming rights to city buildings at NBC 4.

By Washington Post editors  | January 14, 2011; 11:28 AM ET
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With a strong latino community inside of the Gburg lines, they better make these sponsors in Spanish... it is not a jab, it is the truth and stating the obvious! What I dont get about these naming rights is that it wont take off because if people are struggling and cant spend money, these beusinesses dont make money.... making these marketing directed naming rights useless.

Posted by: rvanags | January 14, 2011 12:30 PM | Report abuse

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