Current News, Events, and Press Releases

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.
Griffon Corporation Completes Acquisition of ClosetMaid
Griffon Corporation announced on Monday that it has acquired ClosetMaid and plans to keep the maker of home storage and organization products headquartered in Ocala.
Simon Pearce Commemorate Pieces Available
In partnership with the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce, Simon Pearce has created three specially designed glassware products to help commemorate the 50th annual Autumn Glory Festival.
Finding Your Funding Workshop Offered
This workshop is designed to provide individuals and organizations seeking to grow and sustain their business through grants with the knowledge and resources to find grant opportunities.
Governor's Office of Small, Minority, & Women Business Affairs to Offer Trainings
Learn about MBE rights and responsibilities and how to amp up your business by attending upcoming trainings offered by the Governor's Office of Small, Minority, and Women Business Affairs.
6th Annual Business & Industry Appreciation Held
Local businesses were recognized at the 6th Annual Business & Appreciation Business Before Hours event held at Wisp Resort.
DLLR Representative Available for In-Person Job Seeker Assistance
David Levesque, Employment Specialist and Workshop Facilitator with MD DLLR, will be in Oakland on October 2nd for in-person job seeker assistance.
Apprenticeship 101 Business Information Event Scheduled
An Apprenticeship 101 Business information event - Grow Your Workforce - is being held on Monday, September 25th, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Allegany College of Maryland
MBE Program Goal & Subgoals Survey
This is your last chance to share your feedback on the Minority Business Enterprise Program's overall goal and subgoals.
MEA Launches Wind Grant Programs
The MD Energy Administration has announced the launch of the FY 2018 Residential Wind Grant and Community Wind Grant Programs with combined program funding of $1 million.
Chamber Launches New Task Forces
The Garrett County Chamber of Commerce has launched two new task forces to tackle two of the biggest challenges facing our community - workforce development and economic growth.