Garrett County Government - Department of Business Development

August 2020

Little Yough Family Flicks Scheduled
Little Yough Family Flicks is a free event offered by the Oakland Town Council, Oakland Heritage Community Foundation Inc. and the Greater Oakland Business Association.
Deep Creek Lake Art & Wine Festival Adapts to 2020
To keep the festival in the minds and hearts of its many patrons, HART for Animals and the Garrett Lakes Arts Festival will hold a “Wine & Weekend” raffle. Only 500 tickets will be sold.
Farm Bureau Recognizes 75 Years for Sines' Dairy
Sines Dairy began operations in 1945. Today, they still milk 100 cows in the same barn and farm approximately 600 acres. The 3rd and 4th generation of the Sines family are also active with the dairy.
Notice of Public Hearing: CDBG COVID Round 2 of the Federal CARES Act
Seeking citizen input on community development & housing needs to be considered for submission on an application to DHCD & CDBG for funds awarded under Round 2 of the CARES Act.
RMI 2020 Champions of Maryland Manufacturing Seeking Stories
Manufacturers, and individuals, companies, organizations, agencies & academic/training entities whose exemplary efforts support Maryland’s manufacturing industry, are encouraged to submit stories.
MARBIDCO'S MD Value-Added Producer Grant-Capital Assets Option
MVAPG funds and matching funds must be used for capital assets that have a useful life of seven years or more. Application Deadline: September 24, 2020.
USDA Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP)
The program offsets price declines and additional marketing costs because of the coronavirus pandemic. Application deadline: September 11, 2020.
Declaration Networks Named to Inc. 5000 List of America’s Fastest Growing Companies
Under the NeuBeam™ brand, DNG provides residential and business customers affordable high-speed internet services.
SBA Phishing Alert
The Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency is currently tracking an unknown malicious cyber actor who is spoofing the SBA's COVID-19 relief webpage via phishing emails.
Maryland SBDC Hosting Free Business Webinars in August
The Eastern Region of the Maryland SBDC is hosting free webinars for small businesses and prospective employees in August. Take a look!
MD Nonprofit Recovery Initiative (NORI) - Application Portal for Round 2 Opens Today at Noon
Eligibility requirements for Round 2 have been expanded to allow nonprofit organizations with an annual operating budget over $5 million and more than 50 employees to apply for funding.
MD COVID-19 Emergency Relief Grant Fund for 501(c)(6) Nonprofits
Eligible organizations may apply for funding up to $10,000. We will accept applications starting August 17, 2020 through August 24, 2020.
53rd Annual Autumn Glory Festival to Be Held October 7th-11th; Grand Feature Parade Cancelled
The Autumn Glory Festival will look a little different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the Grand Feature Parade normally held on Saturday has been cancelled.
New Criteria for Business & Industry Appreciation, Apply Now!
The GC Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for the 2020 Business & Industry Appreciation program. Job creation will be limited to employees added between August 2019 & March 15, 2020.
GRMC Opens Primary Care Clinic in Oakland
The new Garrett Family Medicine will provide comprehensive primary care services for people of all ages, from infants and children through those in need of geriatric care.
RMI Launches 2020 Champions of MD Manufacturing Program
RMI is seeking stories submitted by individuals, companies, organizations, agencies, & academic/training entities of their manufacturing-related efforts of innovation, leadership, & transformation.
McHenry Spec Building Completed
The building, which is located in the McHenry Business Park and consists of 20,000 leasable square feet of flexible space, is now available by contacting Garrett County Economic Development.
Chamber Wins Three Awards at Maryland Tourism & Travel Summit
The Garrett County Chamber of Commerce won three awards at the 39th annual Maryland Tourism and Travel Summit presented by the Maryland Tourism Coalition at Rocky Gap Resort in November 2019.
Farmers Markets Provide Needed Goods to Communities During COVID-19
Community markets boost local economies while offering essential, high-quality goods.