Current News, Events, and Press Releases

Garrett County Chamber Wins Awards at Tourism Summit
The Garrett County Chamber of Commerce won two awards at the 37th-Annual Tourism and Travel Summit presented by the Maryland Tourism Coalition.
Mtn. Fresh Producers Association to Hold Winter Farmers' Markets
The Mtn. Fresh Producers Association of Garrett County will hold a series of winter farmers’ markets, beginning Nov. 18 and running throughout the winter and spring.
Annual Election Held at GGBA Meeting
The annual election was held at the regular monthly meeting of the Greater Grantsville Business Association Oct. 25 at Penn Alps in Grantsville.
SBA to Host Face-to-Face With Franchisors
The SBA will be hosting a Face-to-Face With Franchisors event to introduce Veterans to business ownership and the special programs available just to them. Non-Veterans are also invited to attend.
SCORE To Host QuickBooks Basics Workshop
QuickBooks Basics for Small Business Owners and Start Ups gives you the basics to keep track of your business efficiently from the beginning and maintain your sanity at tax time.
Farming Survey Being Conducted by Garrett College
The Garrett College Continuing Education & Workforce Development division is currently conducting research on the challenges that local farmers are facing today.
Business Before Hours to Feature Program on Tourism Trends
Andreas Weissenborn, Director of Research and Analytics at Destinations International, will present a program on national and Maryland tourism trends at November's Business Before Hours event.
Garrett Trails Slates Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for Meadow Mountain Trail
A ribbon-cutting ceremony and official opening will be held by Garrett Trails for the second phase of Meadow Mountain Trail in Grantsville on November 13th.
Valuable Designations: Arts & Entertainment Districts
Artists and fans of artists should take the opportunity to learn about Grantsville’s and Oakland’s Arts & Entertainment District designations
FSU Awarded Funding for Office of Regional Development and Engagement
Maryland will invest $300,000 to establish a new economic development office at FSU to partner with local businesses to grow the Western Maryland economy.
SBA's Office of Advocacy Releases New Fact Sheet on Business Financing
A new fact sheet, "Dissecting Access to Capital," released by SBA's Office of Advocacy presents how much and where businesses receive their financing.
Mountain MD PACE Set for January
The 42nd annual Mountain Maryland PACE will be held on January 25-26, 2018 at the Loews Annapolis Hotel,
Regional Manufacturing Roundtable to be Held December 5th
Manufacturing business throughout the tri-state area are invited to attend a Regional Manufacturing Roundtable at Allegany College on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m.
MDOT ‘Reignites’ Oakland Bypass Project
The Maryland Department of Transportation is taking another look at the Oakland bypass project.
Governor Larry Hogan Announces Successful Rural Broadband Launch in Garrett County
Governor Hogan today announced that collaborative efforts to bring improved broadband and wireless accessibility to Garrett County have been met with success.