Current News, Events, and Press Releases

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.
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!
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.
Maryland Launches "Innovation Uncovered"
The MD Dept. of Commerce wants to hear the best startup stories from every region in the state to identify and recognize those who are taking Maryland’s innovation ecosystem into the future.
SBA Webinar: New Telecom Rule Impacts All Government Contracts
NDAA's Part B becomes effective August 20th and prohibits the government from contracting with any entity that uses certain prohibited telecommunications and video surveillance equipment & services.
New State Workplace Laws Will Take Effect October 1, 2020
Among the new laws are those that prohibit the use of facial recognition technology, wage history inquiries, and hairstyle discrimination, and revise the state’s mini-WARN act.
F3 Tech Accelerator Program's Seed Fund
The focus is on revenue development for companies that are advancing innovations & new technologies within the agriculture, aquaculture, energy, supply chain & environmental technology sectors.
Statewide Veterans Virtual Career and Resource Fair Set For August 4th
Interested employers must be registered in the Maryland Workforce Exchange. The event is sponsored by the Maryland Department of Labor Veterans Program.
Maryland SBDC Hosting Free Business Webinars in July
The Maryland SBDC is hosting free webinars for small businesses in July. Take a look!