Garrett County Government - Department of Business Development

September 2018

GOPT Celebrates 20 Years of Service 
According to owner Mike Voelkel, GOPT's "primary goals have always been clinical excellence combined with the Golden Rule in the treatment of our customers."
MDOT Officials to Hold Local ‘Tour’ Meeting on October 5th
MDOT officials will meet with the Garrett County Commissioners and local residents at 10:00 a.m. on October 5th in the Public Meeting Room in the Garrett County Courthouse.
Gallery Shop to Host Artist Reception for Greene Exhibit 
The Garrett County Arts Council's Gallery Shop is currently hosting an exhibit of artwork - "Beyond Time and Space" - by David Greene, A public reception will be held Saturday, Sept. 29th,at 5:30 p.m
Cove Run Farms Corn Maze to Open for 18th Season 
The Cove Run Farms Corn Maze is set to open for its 18th season this Saturday, Sept. 22nd, on the Bender farm. A portion of this year's proceeds will be donated to Toys for Happiness.
Workforce Development Employment Summit Set for October 17th
This free Workforce Development Employer Summit will provide employers with resources that will help them attract, train, and retain their workforce.
SHA Constructing Park and Ride in Friendsville
MD SHA is constructing a 37-space park and ride facility on MD 42 near the I-68 westbound on ramp. The lot will be complete in spring 2019.
Deputy Secretary Stresses ‘Partnerships’ During Business Appreciation Event
MD Department of Commerce Deputy Secretary Benjamin Wu stressed the importance of partnerships at the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce’s seventh annual Business and Industry Appreciation event.
Garrett County College Expo Slated for October 9th
Garrett College and Garrett County Public Schools are partnering to host the annual Garrett County College Expo, a daytime-only event is scheduled for 9-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, in the CARC.
Garrett College Offering STEM Courses for Homeschool Students 
Garrett College will offer the first series of STEM courses, specifically geared toward home school students in Garrett County and the surrounding tri-state area.
GC Arts Council to Unveil Seymour, An Art Experience 
A new event will be added to this year’s Autumn Glory Festival weekend, as the Garrett County Arts Council unveils Seymour, an Art Experience, a fine arts exhibit and sale, complemented by live music.
Tri-State "Speed" Lending Event Scheduled
Business owners and lenders are invited to attend a "speed" lending event. Businesses will have 4 minutes with lenders in a speed dating format to discuss their funding needs for startup or growth.
DLLR Representatives Available for In-Person Job Seeker Assistance
David Levesque, Employment Specialist and Workshop Facilitator with MD DLLR, will be in Oakland on October 15th & 29th for in-person job seeker assistance.
Small Business Relief Tax Credit
Small businesses in Maryland that provide paid sick and safe leave to their employees will soon be able to apply for a refundable tax credit administered by the Maryland Department of Commerce.
MD Tech Internship Program Funding Now Available
Internship funding is now available through the MD Technology Internship Program to technology-based businesses and state and local agencies offering paid internships.
Local Residents Hold "Community Discussion About Food"
As part of its Chesapeake Foodshed Study, the University of Maryland's Harry R. Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology is working with consultants to examine the region’s food supply chain.
Simpson Couple Begins New Venture at North Glade Inn
The new innkeepers at the North Glade Inn at Deep Creek Lake have an unusual history with the property. They actually got married there almost two years ago.
Garrett College’s $8.5-million STEM Building Dedicated
Garrett College’s $8.526-million STEM Building officially opened Saturday. Dignitaries attending the ceremony included U.S. Sens. Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and MD DLLR Secretary Kelly Schultz.
2018 People’s Choice Challenge: The People Have Spoken!
Deep Creek Times announced today that voting is complete for the 2018 People’s Choice Challenge.
Applications for Leadership Garrett County Still Being Accepted
Garrett College continues to accept applications for the third edition of Leadership Garrett County. This year's program will run from September 2018 through March 2019.
Kennedy Krieger Institute to Host Neurodiversity Workshop
Human resources professionals and business partners are invited to a workshop hosted by the Kennedy Krieger Institute to discover how to tap into talent and join the neurodiversity movement!
MD Business Roundtable for Education Hosting Volunteer Training Event
Want to help students in Maryland achieve their full academic potential? The Maryland Business Roundtable for Education (MBRT) is asking for your help.
SBDC Emergency Preparedness Guide Available for Small Businesses
The Maryland Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has developed an information and resource guide to help small businesses prepare for natural and man-made disasters.
Stutzman Illustrates U.S. Postal Service Stamp in Commemoration of WWI 
Mark Stutzman, the artist who created the “winning” Elvis Presley image for the USPS in 1993, has now created another image for a USPS stamp, this time in commemoration of WWI.
MD's Office of Small Business Regulatory Assistance is There to Help
Maryland's Office of Small Business Regulatory Assistance (OSBRA) helps Maryland business owners find timely and effective solutions to issues, so they can go about running their companies.
Chamber, Businesses, College to Welcome Students
The Garrett County Chamber of Commerce’s Workforce Development Task Force is partnering with Garrett College to host a welcome reception for incoming out-of-county students.
First Peoples Community Federal Credit Union Named One of America’s Best In-State Credit Unions by Forbes
First Peoples Community Federal Credit Union was recently named one of the Best In-State Credit Unions for 2018 by Forbes. First Peoples ranked 1st within their charter area and 2nd in Maryland.
Business Spotlight: Black Bear Tavern, Lake Salon, Black Bear Wine & Words
Every visitor to our area is familiar with the iconic Black Bear Tavern, one of the most popular restaurants & night spots at Deep Creek Lake. The restaurant is not the family's only business venture.
Business Spotlight: Trout's House Seafood Market
Finding fresh and affordable seafood has always been a bit more difficult to come by in this part of the state. With the opening of Trout’s House Seafood Market, that is no longer the case.
Oakland B&O Train Station & Museum Adds Locomotive Engine
The Oakland B&O Railroad Station and Museum, long one of the crown jewels of Oakland and a must-see when you visit our area, is expanding once again with the acquisition of a 1920 locomotive.
GSA Awards TDEC a Professional Services Schedule (PSS) 00CORP
The General Services Administration awarded TDEC a Professional Services Schedule contract to provide mission oriented business support services.