March 2018

NWBC Issues Reports on the Implications of Crowdfunding for Women Entrepreneurs
The National Women's Business Council recently released reports on the policy implications of crowdfunding as a capital source for women entrepreneurs.
Anatomy of a Bid Seminar Scheduled for April 24th
Understanding how the State of Maryland structures bid packages is critical to success in the state procurement arena.
Procurement 101 Class to be Held April 24th
New to state contracting? Start at the beginning. Procurement 101 is for small businesses that have little or no knowledge of the state procurement process.
Construction Industry Forum Set for April 17th
Are you interested in contracting opportunities in the construction industry? If so, then the Ready, Set, GROW! Construction Industry Forum is for you.
MBE Application Assistance Workshop Set for April 3rd
DOT’s Office of Small and Minority Business Policy conducts a free monthly workshop for firms interested in applying for certification as a Minority Business Enterprise.
MD Personal Property Returns Due April 15th
April 15th is the deadline to file the Annual Report and/or Personal Property Tax Return with the Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation.
Chamber and Schools to Partner on Workforce Shortage
The Garrett County Chamber of Commerce announced Monday the creation of a Work Ethic Diploma program in partnership with Garrett County Public Schools
Art Butler Auto Celebrates 50 Years in Business
Art Butler had a vision of people being able to buy a nice car at an affordable price, so he started a car dealership in Accident. Fifty years later, Art Butler Auto still runs on the same principle.
MD Healthy Working Families Act Information
The Office of Small Business Regulatory Assistance has compiled additional information to assist Maryland's small business owners comply with the MD Healthy Working Families Act.
Hogan Administration Announces New Maryland Business Express Website
The MD State Dept. of Assessments & Taxation has unveiled a new website that will make it easier for Maryland’s small business owners and entrepreneurs to plan, start, manage, and grow their business.
Free Resume, Interview Workshop Set
A free workshop on Resume Writing and Job Interview Techniques: Tips for Staying Competitive in a Changing Job Market is scheduled for March 29 at the McHenry campus of Garrett College.
Seminar Addresses Earned Sick and Safe Leave Law
Doug Desmarais, Esquire, presented information about the Maryland Healthy Working Families Act and how it ties in with other laws, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act.
"Going Global" Workshop for Maryland's Entrepreneurs Scheduled
"Going Global": workshop to be held in Baltimore on March 19th.
MD Dept. of General Services to Host Contracting Opportunities in Western MD
Contracting Opportunities in Western Maryland, a free business opportunities information session, will be held on April 11th at Hagerstown Community College.
Artistically Speaking: Aurora Celtic — Local Roots Planted in Traditions
Meet Aurora Celtic - a band that keeps the traditions of St. Patrick's Day alive year round.
In the Spotlight! Pizzeria Uno Chicago Grille: A Community of Caring at Deep Creek Lake 
While Pizzeria Uno may be one of the most popular places on the lake for visitors, their roots lie very deep within Garrett County as generous patrons.
Chestnut Ridge Nursery a Growing Experience for Grantsville Family
The combination of a background in farming, an interest in growing things, and a timely opportunity led a Grantsville couple and their children on a new venture.
Savage River Lodge Named to's Ultimate "Book the U.S." List
Savage River Lodge & Yurts offers a rare brand of privacy, unparalleled relaxation, and a myriad of opportunities for fun.
Former Deep Creek Lake Visitors Center to Find Home Near Casselman Bridge
The former Deep Creek Visitors Center, which at one time was located along U.S. 219 beside Johnny’s Bait House, has been reclaimed and will be placed near the Casselman Bridge.