Garrett County Government - Department of Business Development

October 2021

Meet Melissa Bolyard, Our New Agriculture Business Specialist
Melissa's duties include promoting agriculture, assisting farm businesses, and advocating for agriculture issues.
American Job Centers Offering Free Online Workshops for Job Seekers
Registration is required in advance. Participants have several options to log in via computer, with or without a camera/microphone, as well as tune in via smartphone.
Application Period Opens for Pandemic Response and Safety Grant Program
Application Deadline: November 22, 2021. All applications submitted before the deadline will be considered for funding. Applications will NOT be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis.
Applications Open for MD Agriculture Council Educational Grants 
The MD Agriculture Council provides educational grants to organizations for the purpose of expanding its mission to promote Maryland agriculture. Application deadline: October 30, 2021.
National Veterans Small Business Week is November 1-5, 2021
The SBA and its extensive partner network will celebrate the strength and resilience of the veteran business community by sharing information and hosting events across the country.
SBA Celebrates National Disability Employment Awareness Month
Join the SBA on October 28 from 1-2 PM. for an online panel discussion with disabled-owned small businesses as they share their stories of how SBA economic aid helped them pivot during the pandemic.
COVID-19 Business Impact Survey
Your anonymous responses will be used to plan, prepare, prevent, and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and future disasters. The survey will remain open until Friday, November 12, 2021.
Maryland State Arts Council Announces 2021 Independent Arts Award Recipients
Award recipients include three Garrett County artists: Caroline Blizzard, Sonia Pratt, and Annie Simcoe.
Gregg's Pharmacy Celebrates 60 Years in Business
Started by brothers Ernie and the late Jim Gregg, the pharmacy first opened in downtown Oakland on Aug. 21, 1961.
Ribbon-Cutting Held for Healy Insurance Group
Located in downtown Oakland in the former KIght's Insurance building, the business specializes in auto, home, business, life, and health insurance, and Medicare supplements.