Garrett County Government - Department of Business Development

Oakland Couple Win First Place in Power of Possibilities' Business Plan Competition

Last Updated on Apr 22, 2022 at 10:37am | Garrett County Economic Development

Garrett College, in partnership with the Garrett County Department of Business Development and Mountain Maryland Tech Network, is working to help improve the economic conditions of rural Appalachia through the “Power of Possibilities.” The initiative focuses on emerging industries, business collaboration and entrepreneurship to develop and advance the tri-state region.
 
Participants recently completed the All-In Business Competition at Garrett College. Competitors worked to develop and craft a business plan, followed by a final pitch of their idea before presenting the concepts at the annual Power of Possibilities (POP) Summit.
 
Oakland residents Fred and Cindy Bakken, owners of Dunderbakken, were awarded first place with a $1,000 cash prize for their plan to manufacture precision parts, made to customer specifications, using both manual and computerized machining equipment and 3D printing.
 
Second and third place winners, all of Oakland, were Danny and Ingrid Bucci of D&I Lawn and Landscaping and John Fowler for his business plan, Community Benefits Administration LLC.
 
To read the full article, please visit the Cumberland Times-News.