Garrett County Government - Department of Business Development

July 2018

Cybersecurity Association of MD Announces Upcoming Events
The Cybersecurity Association of Maryland, Inc. has announced its upcoming events, programs, conferences, and more.
FireFly Farms Announces Exclusive Cheese in Mid-Atlantic Whole Foods
FireFly Farms Inc. has a new goat cheese exclusive to Whole Foods Market locations in the Mid-Atlantic region, beginning July 26th.
Chamber to Recognize Business Growth
The Garrett County Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications for its 2018 Business and Industry Appreciation program.
Long Branch Saloon Celebrates 25 Years in Business
Twenty-five years ago on July 19, 1993, the Long Branch Saloon first opened its doors for customers near Oakland at 1501 Maryland Highway
Jungle Room Arcade Now Open in McHenry
The Jungle Room Arcade is a new addition at Monkey Business Adventure Park in McHenry.
Second Opioid Town Hall Meeting Held in Grantsville
More than 60 people attended the second Garrett County Opioid Town Hall Meeting at the Grantsville Volunteer Fire Department on Tuesday evening.
Commissioners Present State-of-the-County ‘Snapshot’ 
The Garrett County Commissioners presented a state-of-the-county overview during the Chamber of Commerce’s Business Before Hours Tuesday morning at Wisp Resort.
Senators Announce $110,000 in Federal Funding for Garrett College 
U.S. Sens. Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen have announced $110,543 in federal funding from the Appalachian Regional Commission to Garrett College.
Garrett County Public Schools Receives $1 Million Federal Literacy Grant
Garrett County Public Schools received notice that the district will receive $1 million over the next three years through the Striving Reader Comprehensive Literacy Grant.
FireFly Farms Secures Working Capital from RSF Social Finance's Food System Transformation Fund
FireFly Farms plans to fund the expansion of its goat cheese manufacturing operations, increasing the production of their larger wheeled and longer aged cheeses for wholesale distribution in 2019.
Corsa Coal Reports Plans for Expansion of Casselman Mine 
Corsa Coal Corp. representatives reported plans for expansion at the Casselman Mine near Grantsville at a recent Greater Grantsville Business Association presentation.
Free Health Screenings Offered to Area Coal Miners
NIOSH, via its mobile testing unit, will offer a series of free, confidential health screenings to coal miners in MD and WV at various community locations from July 16th-20th.
Forget-Me-Not Station: An Unusual Shop With "A Little Love"
Forget-Me-Not Station offers something new, something old, something refurbished and something unusual in every nook and shelf of the store.
Flipside Sounds Opening Set for July 7 in Oakland 
Flipside Sounds, a new Oakland store offering over 1,500 vinyl records, will holds its grand opening celebration beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 7th.
Little Yough Summer Music Fest to Open With Blended Reality
The Little Yough Summer Music Festival will begin its 22nd year with the opening concert on Friday, July 13. Blended Reality, a sibling trio, will open the season of concerts.
SBDC Women's Conference Addresses Work/Life Balance
The Maryland Small Business Development Center recently hosted "All That Matters," a conference designed to help women entrepreneurs successfully achieve work/life balance and learn about resources.
A Mission of Love and Art
Jewelry artist Barbara Omholt has always had an artistic and creative spirit. Omholt is especially attracted to jewel tones and natural stones that have distinct designs.
HUBZone Eligibility Assistance Number is Changing
The HUBZone eligibility assistance number is changing effective July 3, 2018.