Garrett County Government - Department of Business Development

August 2018

Commissioners Award Bid for McHenry Business Park Sign
The Garrett County Commissioners awarded a bid to Western Maryland Service for a new McHenry Business entrance sign during their public meeting last week.
FireFly Farms Awarded Maryland Industrial Partnership Program Funding 
FireFly Farms Inc. has been selected for $90,000 in funding to aid in research and development by the Maryland Industrial Partnership program.
MD Salem Children's Trust to Hold Outspokin' for Kids Banquet
MD Salem’s annual Outspokin’ for Kids Banquet will be held on Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Bittinger Mennonite Church in Bittinger, and is open to the public.
Garrett County Health Department Receives National Award and Recognition
The Garrett County Health Department Population Health, Innovation, & Informatics Unit recently received a national award & recognition for its innovative health planning collaborative pilot project.
The Belle Soiree: A Fancy Affair at Chanteclaire Makes Donation
A portion of the proceeds of ticket sales from The Belle Soiree event held at Chanteclaire Farm in May funded a donation to the AAUW-Garrett Branch's GEMS program.
Maximize Your MBE Directory Listing
If your firm is certified as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), chances are high that your directory listing isn't attracting much attention. And the reason will probably surprise you.
Maryland's FY 2019 Procurement Forecast Available Online
The State of Maryland's Procurement Forecast for Fiscal Year 2019 is now available on the Governor's Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs website.
ExporTech is Coming to Annapolis!
ExporTech, an export education program run annually by the Baltimore U.S. Export Assistance Center, the MD Department of Commerce, and the MD-DC District Export Council, is coming to Annapolis.
"A Basic Guide to Exporting -11th Edition" Now Available
For more than 70 years, the U..S. Commercial Service's A Basic Guide to Exporting has given companies the information they need to establish and grow their business in international markets.
Garrett College STEM Grand Opening is September 8th
Garrett College's STEM building will open on Sept. 8, with guest speakers who will include both of MD's U.S. senators & featured demonstrations of some of the building’s most impressive capabilities.
Business is Buzzing at The Bearded Bee Company
Many families have hobbies they enjoy pursuing together. For the Taylor family of Swanton, that hobby has actually grown into a family-owned and operated business. And it just happens to involve bees.
Sunny Daze Offers a Calm Atmosphere to Rejuvenate 
At Sunny Daze in Mtn. Lake Park, customers can chose from several different salon services, and many enjoy the calm atmosphere to find a few moments to relax and rejuvenate.
Oakland Golf Club Board Seeking New Food/Beverage Vendor 
Improvements and changes are under way at the Oakland Golf Club, and the OGC Board has issued a request for proposals to provide food/beverage service in 2019 and beyond.
Deep Creek Times People’s Choice Challenge Voting to Continue Through September 8th
Voting for Deep Creek Times' People's Choice Challenge has been extended through September 8, 2018.
Bridging the Digital Divide in Garrett County, MD
It’s time to eliminate the rural digital divide. Listen as Garrett County residents talk about how the use of TV white space technology has made a difference in their lives.
‘Thunder Pig’ to be Featured at Wings and Wheels Fly-In 
“Thunder Pig” is scheduled to make an appearance during the sixth annual Wings and Wheels Fly-In, scheduled 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Garrett County Airport in McHenry.
Western Maryland Truck Show to Make Final Run August 24th-25th
The Western Maryland Truck Show will make its final run in Grantsville next weekend, Friday and Saturday, August 24th and 25th.
Ribbon Cutting Held for Oakland’s 3rd Street Diner 
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held last week for Oakland’s newest eatery, the 3rd Street Diner, located beside Oak-Mar Motel at 208 North Third Street.
Open House for Grantsville Businesses Set for August 22nd
The Greater Grantsville Business Association has planned an Open House to showcase Grantsville area businesses from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday, August 22nd, at the Grantsville Fire Hall.
Community Broadband Efforts Alive and Thriving in Ohio, Maryland and Utah
Cheryl DeBerry, representing Garrett County at a July 23rd Next Century Cities Conference in Pittsburgh, described efforts to set up broadband access in areas that the private sector has avoided.
Cardin, Van Hollen Announce Over $2 Million to Provide Critical Internet Infrastructure
U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen announced that the USDA's Rural Development Office will invest over $2 million to provide critical internet infrastructure in Garrett County.
Intellectual Property Workshop to be Held at FSU
How do you know if you've created something unique? What's the best way to protect your ideas? Register today for a free Intellectual Property Workshop to be held on September 25th at FSU to find out.
Crelllin Elementary Featured in New Documentary
A locally produced documentary, “Wings of a Dove,” dives into a special project at Crellin Elementary School to build a set of steel drums to expand its music program.
Western MD Consortium Hires New Business Services Specialist
The Western Maryland Consortium recently announced the hiring of a new Business Services Specialist to help meet the needs of Garrett County businesses.
Leadership Garrett County Accepting Applications
Leadership Garrett County is accepting applications for its third class of up to 20 up and coming leaders.
Nominations Open for 2019 MD Sustainable Growth Awards
The MD Sustainable Growth Awards celebrate significant achievement by individuals, businesses, organizations & local governments to support the 12 planning visions adopted by the MD General Assembly.
Gregg's Pharmacy Has New Medical Walk-In Clinic
Gregg's Pharmacy and Wellspring Family Medicine announce the launch of a medical walk-in clinic at the Gregg's Pharmacy beginning August 18, 2018.
Industrial Park Drive at the Central Garrett Industrial Park to be Temporarily Closed
Industrial Park Drive at the Central Garrett Industrial Business Park in Accident will be temporarily closed beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 18th, for culvert replacement.
Country Fest Set For August 25th
The annual Country Fest and Auction is about family, fun, and food!
Sloppy Dawgs Brings Fresh Food Choices to Oakland 
Food quality and customer service are paramount at the new Sloppy Dawgs Restaurant in Oakland.
Harry R. Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology Community Discussion Set
Come join a lively conversation about the food we eat! The Harry R. Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology is holding a community discussion to see how people produce, eat, shop, prepare, and process food.
Garrett County Cheeses Win at Cheese Society Conference 
Two Garrett County cheese producers received recognition at the 2018 American Cheese Society Conference in Pittsburgh.
Commissioners Sign McHenry Business Park Resolution 
The Garrett County Commissioners signed Resolution 2018–5 to transfer Lot 1 in the McHenry Business Park to MEDCO, in exchange for which MEDCO will construct a 20,000-sf spec building on the property.
MD Workforce Legal Services to Hold Garrett County Hours
The Maryland Workforce Legal Services Division of the Legal Aid Bureau, Inc. announces August office hours in the Garrett County.
The Manor Steakhouse Offers Rich History and New Beginning
When The Manor Steakhouse opened its doors at the former Cornish Manor location at 830 Memorial Drive in Oakland, many of the previous patrons were anxiously awaiting the day.
Public/Private Partnership Formed to Keep Zebra Mussels Out of Deep Creek Lake
A new monitoring plan was announced Tuesday morning at the Deep Creek Lake State Park boat ramp to assist with efforts in keeping an invasive species known as zebra mussels out of Deep Creek Lake.
Garrett College Approved to Launch Addictions Counseling Program 
The Maryland Higher Education Commission recently approved the Garrett College’s application to offer an Associate of Applied Science degree in addictions counseling.
Salem Children's Trust Celebrates 40th Anniversary 
The Maryland Salem Children’s Trust, a Garrett County-based, CARF-certified residential group home program, celebrated its 40th anniversary on July 14th.
DLLR Representatives Available for In-Person Job Seeker Assistance
David Levesque, Employment Specialist and Workshop Facilitator with MD DLLR, will be in Oakland on July 2nd & July 23rd for in-person job seeker assistance.
It's All in the Family at Double G RV Park
Along Mosser Road in McHenry, a field of bright sunflowers, rooted in soil on a farm that has been the livelihood of several generations of Glofteltys, captures the attention of anyone who passes by.
Small Business Insurance Tips and Considerations
The Maryland Insurance Administration has put together a comprehensive guide that outlines policy and coverage options for business owners.
MD Business Express Expands Online Services
The Maryland Business Express website has been expanded to allow online filing of additional corporate documents at the MD Department of Assessments and Taxation.
Deep Creek Times Announces People's Choice Challenge today announced the launch of the Deep Creek Times People’s Choice Challenge a new “competition” designed to celebrate and recognize the Deep Creek lake area’s favorite experiences,
Garrett College: A Hidden Jewel in the Mountains
Located on a 62-acre campus in McHenry, near Deep Creek Lake, Garrett College has been providing credit and noncredit programs and value to the community since 1971.
4-H Legos Robotics Challenge Features Service Learning Projects 
Robotics competitions are often more than cleverly constructed machines battling for supremacy in a show ring. They can be chances to educate the public about important issues.
Deep Creek Lake Art, Wine & Beer Festival Features Craft Beers
The Deep Creek Lake Art, Wine & Beer Festival returns on Saturday, September 8 to McHenry, MD with two added features: a craft beer tent and a football lounge.
Fireside Deli and Wine Shoppe: Cozy Shop with Large Flavor
What was once Deep Creek’s hidden gem has now become a popular destination spot, making Fireside Deli and Wine Shoppe is a “must-see” in your Deep Creek experience this summer.
The Rolling Pin Bakery & Deli: Hot & Fresh Right Out of the Oven
Glen Maust's dream of owning his own bakery/deli came true last October, when he opened The Rolling Pin Bakery & Deli, a charming bakery located in Accident, Maryland.