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Current News, Events, and Press Releases

Jobs That Build Employer Fund
The Fund prioritizes two sets of initiatives that employers can consider implementing in their workplace: Employee Support Programs and Payroll Incentives.
Maryland Launches Telework Assistance Program for Small Businesses 
The Business Telework Assistance Grant Program will provide grants of up to $25,000 to help businesses expand telework capabilities for their employees.
Garrett College Launches Electrical Apprenticeship Program
Beitzel Corporation and Rush Services are the College’s partners in the program, which includes paid, on-the-job training with the employers.
Garrett College Hosts CEWD Workforce Summit
More than 50 human resources and management professionals from around the County came together last Tuesday at Garrett College for a Continuing Education and Workforce Development Workforce Summit.
SBA Announces Path Forward for Veteran Small Business Certification Program
The Veteran Small Business Certification Program will be the Agency’s primary vehicle for handling certification for veteran-owned small businesses and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses.
U. S. Commercial Service: The World is Open for Your Business
Whether you’re looking to make your first export sale or expand to additional markets, the USCS offers the expertise you need to connect with lucrative opportunities and increase your bottom line.
Neighborhood Business Works - Federal Opportunity Zone Microgrant Funding Available
Garrett County's Federal Opportunity Zones consist of all properties located within the boundaries of Census Tracts 2, 6, and 7. Application Deadline: October 11, 2022, at 12:00 PM EST.
Women's Global Trade Empowerment - Virtual Learning Events Set for October
The October event entitled "World Bank 101 for Minority and Women-Owned Companies" is a 4 session series beginning October 4, 2022.
Women's Virtual Funding Summit
This virtual funding summit will connect U.S. women-in-business with different funding & financing programs to help their business grow.
SBA Announces Expansion of Ascent Online Digital Platform Programming
Ascent offers several essential journeys to assist women business owners with strategies toward growth and success. “Growing Globally” explores ways women entrepreneurs can expand into global markets.
SBA Announces Inaugural Small Business Cyber Summit
The summit will feature various speakers from the SBA, SBDC, CISA, FBI, business chambers, state government partners, experts from the public/private sectors, major technology platforms, and others.
Cybersecurity for Businesses: Managing Your Risk - Virtual Webinar Set for September 27th
Cyberattacks can happen at any time -- to any business of any size. Join the Maryland Insurance Administration and speakers from various organizations to learn about how to protect your business.
Maryland Manufacturing 4.0 Grant Program
The MD Manufacturing 4.0 grant program provides grants to small and mid-sized MD manufacturers to invest in Industry 4.0-related technologies, machinery and robotics, and digital business practices.
SBA and Small Business Majority to Host 'The Bottom Line' Webinar Series
The SBA and Small Business Majority will host a webinar series on timely topics aimed at informing and connecting small business owners with SBA resources and tools to meet today’s challenges.
TEDCO to Host Inaugural Tech Fair
TEDCO will host its inaugural Tech Fair focusing on connecting underserved small businesses to resources and technology on September 12, 2022 at The Hotel at UMD. The event is free to the public.