Garrett County Government - Department of Business Development

June 2021

Labor Department Proposes New Tip Credit Regulations That Implement Prior 80/20 Rule, With A 30 Minute Limit
The Dept. estimates the cost for small business employers is $477.56 per entity for regulatory familiarization, adjustment costs, and management costs. Comments/feedback are due by August 23, 2021.
MSDE Seeks Input for American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary Schools Emergency Relief Plan
The survey will be open for input through July 9. MSDE will consider all feedback when finalizing the plan. The final plan will be presented to the MD State Board of Education for approval on July 27.
Millennial Veteran Entrepreneurship: Research On The Next Generation Of Veteran Entrepreneurs
This study examines how millennial veteran entrepreneurs differ from their non-veteran peers and veterans of previous generations, finding that millennial veterans tend to be more diverse.
Governor Hogan Announces $13.5 Million in Maryland Waterway Improvement Fund Awards
Projects to be funded in Fiscal Year 2022 include $200,000 for boat dock replacement and boat area repairs at Deep Creek Lake State Park.
Governor Hogan Announces $25 Million Initiative to Revitalize Downtowns and Main Streets
Eligible entities must begin new or expanded operations in space that has not been generating sales tax receipts for the past six months or more.
Garrett County Home to Dozens of Trails for People of All Ages, Abilities
With nearly 40 recreational trails spanning a wide variety of ecosystems and terrain, there’s a trail in Garrett County for everyone wanting to step off the beaten path and into adventure.
Job Center Offering Online Workshops for Job Seekers
The workshops are free to the public. Advance registration is required.
Little Yough Summer Music Festival Returns
The family-friendly, free concerts are held at the Mountain Fresh Pavilion in the Oakland Town Parking Lot every Friday evening from July 9th to September 3rd.
Cove Pastures Flowers and Cider on Country Gardens Tour
Cove Pastures, one of the featured gardens, is a four-acre flower farm owned by Trish and Chester Yoder. The farm includes Petal Branch, a floral and event design business, and Branch Bender Cidery.
Governor Hogan Announces End of COVID-19 State of Emergency
All emergency mandates and restrictions will be terminated as of July 1st, and July 1st will mark the beginning of a 45-day grace period where certain regulations will continue to be relaxed.
Mountain Laurel Medical Center Launches New Community Relations Van
The van, which is staffed by Community Health Workers, Insurance Navigators, and Medical Assistants, is equipped with technology to perform health screenings, distribute health literature, and more.
Doing Business With the State of Maryland
The eMMA Vendor Training Channel contains videos demonstrating different features and how to complete processes within eMaryland Marketplace Advantage.
FCC Emergency Broadband Benefit Program
The program provides a discount of up to $50 per month for broadband services for eligible consumers. Those on qualifying Tribal lands can receive enhanced support of up to $75 per month.
B&O Museum Summer Speaker Series Begins
Nationally-acclaimed photographer of American railroads, Dr. Frederick J. Ripley, will start off the series on June 17th.
GRMC Earns Third Consecutive 'A' From Leapfrog
The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization checking health care quality and safety.
Three Sisters Farm on Country Gardens Tour
“Three Sisters Farm,” one of the featured farm gardens, is a 30-acre diversified farm established by Stacy and Rodney Carr in 2016. The name represents the three Carr daughters (the “three sisters”).
Back to Business Webinars: Workforce Reopening Resources for Employers
The Maryland Department of Labor will be hosting a series of webinars to provide employers with workforce resources available to them as they continue to reopen. Webinars will begin June 10th.
Family Movie Nights Pick Back Up in Oakland
The series, which will run through August 19th, will kick off Thursday, June 10th, with the 2020 film ‘Scoob!’, sponsored by Clear Mountain Bank.
SBA's Launches Community Navigator Pilot Program
The program will target small businesses owned by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals, as well as women and veterans.
SBA Launches 6th Annual Accelerator Fund Competition
The programs will recognize the nation’s most innovative organizations with inclusive approaches towards supporting entrepreneurs in research and development.
Educational Webinar Series: Getting Back on Track
These sessions are open to any small business owner and leader and will be held from June through August. The sessions are free, however, registration is required.
Small Business Tax Credit Programs Available Through the Federal American Rescue Plan Act of 2021
Did you know that the American Rescue Plan extends a number of critical tax benefits, particularly the Employee Retention Credit and Paid Leave Credit, to small businesses?
Shuttered Venue Operators Grant
This grant program is administered by the U.S. Small Business Administration and provides emergency assistance for eligible venues affected by COVID-19.
SBA Still Accepting EIDL Applications
The loan provides economic relief to small businesses and nonprofit organizations that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue.
MWCC to Host Free Online Special Event with Comptroller Peter Franchot
The Comptroller will make brief remarks in summation of 2021 Legislative Session and those issues affecting Maryland businesses, including potential concerns he has for the future.