Garrett County Government - Department of Business Development

May 2019

DHT Nursery Offers a Mix of Familiar Favorites and New Offerings
DHT Nursery is currently in its second season and offers annuals, herbs, perennials, vegetable plants, malabar, Mexican sour gherkins, Armenian cucumbers, luffa gourds, and more.
Friendsville Set to Host Garrett County Celtic Festival
The town of Friendsville will host the 31st annual Garrett County Celtic Festival from 10 AM to 6 PM on Saturday, June 1st.
Lovelight Pediatrics: "Radiant Compassion" for Area Children and Families
Lovelight Pediatrics is now accepting patients in the Mountain Lake Park area. Pediatrician Stephanie Sisler opened the practice on April 1st at 607 Oakland Ave., Oakland.
FirstEnergy Foundation Sponsors GLAF 2019 Season with MD Symphony Orchestra
Garrett Lakes Arts Festival has announced FirstEnergy Foundation’s sponsorship of the 2019 performance season, including a special performance by Maryland Symphony Orchestra.
For Verso Employees Only - Unemployment Claims
In-person unemployment claims will be taken on Friday, May 31, 2019, from 10:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m. at the United Steel Workers Union Hall, 37 Main Street, Westernport, MD.
Cashmere Clothing Co. Open for Business at The Fort
Cashmere Clothing Co., a designer fashion boutique, has opened for business in McHenry. Shoppers will find stylish ladies clothes in sizes ranging from extra small through 3X.
Commission for Women Awards Scholarships, Hall of Fame Spots
The Garrett County Commission for Women inducted two exceptional women into the GCCW Hall of Fame.
Garrett County Arts Council Names New Executive Director
Kathy Beachler will take over the position of Executive Director of the Garrett County Arts Council on July 1st, following Karen Reckner's retirement by the end of June.
Teets Foundation Recevies $617,000 From Offutt Trust
The funds have been specially allocated to the special education department, which will be implementing the Daniel Offutt III Links to Literacy Program.
Career Fair Scheduled for Individuals Impacted by the Verso Closure
Verso Corporation is partnering with Lee Hecht Harrison to host a recruiting event for Verso employees and other individuals affected by the upcoming Verso closing on June 18, 2019.
Cardin, Van Hollen Announce $787,520 for Glendale Road Improvements
U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) have announced $787,520 in federal funding from the Appalachian Regional Commission for the Glendale Access Road project in Garrett County.
Wayne Gaumer of Lightning Transportation Named MD Motor Truck Association's 2019 Person of the Year
Wayne Gaumer has been named MD Motor Truck Assn's 2019 Person of the Year. The event generates $5K+ in scholarships for students getting a commercial drivers license at Garrett & Montgomery Colleges.
Camp Dawson to Hold Job Fair in Cumberland on May 23rd
Camp Dawson in Kingwood, Preston County, WV will be holding a Job Fair at the DLLR Office, 138 Baltimore Street, Cumberland, MD, on Thursday, May 23, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Camp Dawson to Hold Job Fair at Oakland Armory on May 31st
Camp Dawson in Kingwood, Preston County, WV, will be holding a Job Fair at the Oakland Armory, 14 North Eighth Street, Oakland, MD, on Friday, May 31, 2019, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Mountain Loggers Group to Host Meeting About Verso Closure
The Mountain Loggers Group will hold a meeting on Tuesday, May 14, beginning at 6:00 p.m., in the Ag Heritage Building at the Garrett County Fairgrounds in McHenry to discuss the Verso plant closure.
Luke Mill to Stop Production on May 31st
Verso Corporation announced on Friday that the Luke paper mill will stop all production on May 31st.
SBA Sponsors Go Global Webinar Series
During World Trade Month (May), federal agencies bring you a FREE four-part webinar series to help you take your business global.
Beitzel Corporation Holds Spring Career Day
For the second year, a total of 122 students attended from Northern Garrett High School, Southern Garrett High School and Allegany County’s Center for Career and Technical Education.
National Pike Wagon Train Set for 46th Trek
The National Pike Wagon Train will make its 46th trek from Grantsville to Uniontown, Pennsylvania, next week, from May 15th-18th.
Extension Office Has Resource to Help Forestry/Natural Resources Businesses Affected by Verso Plant Closing
Are you a forestry or natural resource business affected by the Verso (Luke Mill) closing? The University of MD Extension Office can help.
NWBC Releases Report on Rural Women Entrepreneurs
The National Women's Business Council (NWBC) has released the 'Rural Women Entrepreneurs: Challenges and Opportunities' report which offers a profile of rural women entrepreneurs.
Verso Rapid Response Informational Sessions Scheduled
Rapid Response Informational Sessions will be held on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, for all individuals affected by the Verso (Luke Mill) closing.
FCC Hazelton Correctional Officer Application Workshops Scheduled
The Federal Correctional Complex - Hazelton will be holding Correctional Officer application workshops on Saturday, May 18, 2019, at the Federal Correctional Complex (FCC) Hazelton Training Center.
FCC Hazelton to Hold Job Fair June 15th
The Bureau of Prisons Federal Correctional Complex in Hazelton, West Virginia will hold a Job Fair on Saturday, June 15, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the FCC Hazelton Training Center.
Affected by the Luke Mill Closing?
A job fair and resource event has been scheduled for Tuesday, May 14th, from 11 AM to 7 PM at the Bruce Outreach Center in Westernport.
WVU Potomac State College Resource Fair for Individuals Impacted by Verso Closure
A Resource Fair for those impacted by the Verso closure will be held on Thursday, May 9th, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Academic Success Center at WVU Potomac State College Campus.
Website Established For Those Affected by Verso Closing
MD & WV officials, together with officials from Allegany, Garrett & Mineral counties, have created a website as a centralized location for all updates regarding programs & events on the Verso closing.
County Economic Development Agencies to Host Job Fair for Verso Employees Affected by Plant Closing
If your business would like to be represented at the job fair, please contact our office as soon as possible.
DLLR Representatives Available for In-Person Job Seeker Assistance
MD DLLR Representatives will be in Oakland on May 15th and May 28th for in-person job seeker assistance.
MD Dept. of Public Safety & Correctional Services to Hold Special Hiring Event for Verso Workers
The MD Dept. of Public Safety & Correctional Services will hold a special Cumberland hiring event this Saturday & Sunday, May 4th & 5th, to recruit employees being unemployed by Verso's closing.