April 2018

Manufacturing-Focused Job Fair to be Held May 11th
A Manufacturing-Focused Job Fair will be held on May 11th, at Allegany College of Maryland.
GRMC's Health Information Department Opens at New Location
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Tuesday at Garrett Regional Medical Center’s Health Information Management Department.
DLLR Representative Available for In-Person Job Seeker Assistance
David Levesque, Employment Specialist and Workshop Facilitator with MD DLLR, will be in Oakland on Monday, May 7th, and Tuesday, May 29th, for in-person job seeker assistance.
Swan Meadow School Receives 2018 Sustainable Maryland Green School Award
The Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education (MAEOE) announces that Swan Meadow School has been certified as a 2018 Sustainable Maryland Green School.
DNG and Microsoft Announce Agreement
DNG and Microsoft Corp. announce an agreement to deliver broadband internet access to approximately 65,000 people on the Eastern Shore of Virginia and Garrett County, Maryland, over the next 3 years.
Columbus AFB Selects TDEC for Official Mail Center Operations
TDEC has been awarded a multi-year task order to provide Official Mail Center Operations services to the Columbus Air Force Base in Mississippi.
Taste of Garrett Includes Craft Beer, Return of Race Up the Face 
Garrett Trails’ 16th annual Taste of Garrett will be held May 6 and will include the addition of craft beer tasting and the return of “Race Up the Face” to the fundraiser’s offerings.
Garrett Automotive Celebrates 45 Years in Business
This month, Garrett Automotive celebrates 45 years in business at its location near Oakland. It currently includes three generations of the Roszell family.
Stutzmans to Speak at Power of Possibilities Summit
Mark and Laura Stutzman, well-known illustrators who reside in Garrett County, are scheduled to present at the upcoming Power of Possibilities spring entrepreneurship summit on April 27th.
FSU to Host Western MD STEM Festival
FSU will host the annual Western MD STEM Festival on Saturday, May 5th. The event is free and open to K-12 students who are home-schooled or attending public or private schools and their parents.
Regional Manufacturer's Roundtable Set for April 27th
"Narrowly Defining Your Overall Corporate Needs" is the topic of discussion for the April Regional Manufacturer's Roundtable hosted by the Cumberland Economic Development Corporation.
Garrett County Commissioners to Discuss Economic Development
The Garrett County Commissioners will be holding a public presentation about the County’s economic development program on May 9th at Garrett College.
Local Entrepreneur To Talk Cidery and Agri-Tourism at Upcoming POP Summit
Now entering its fourth year, the Power of Possibilities series at Garrett College has engaged over 1,200 entrepreneurs, business owners, and like-minded individuals in the region.
MIDFA Roundtable for Attorneys, CPAs, and Lenders to be Held
Garrett Co.'s Dept. of Economic Development is partnering with the MD Dept. of Commerce to sponsor a MIDFA Roundtable tailored to attorneys, CPAs and lenders who handle transactions for MD businesses.
Garrett College Moving Forward With Performing Arts Center
A decades-long vision for a Community Education and Performing Arts Center on the Garrett College campus is moving forward.
Power of Possibilities 4.0 Set for April 27th
Power of Possibilities Summit 4.0 is set for April 27th at Garrett College.
Small Business Week Virtual Conference - May 1st through May 3rd
The U.S. Small Business Administration and SCORE Association will host a free, 3-Day Virtual Conference during National Small Business Week.
Artistically Speaking: Leah DeLauder - Patience and a Love of Color
Quilling can be traced back to France in the 1500s and is once again popular around the world today. It is a delicate art form, which local artist Leah DeLauder uses to create images of beauty.
In the Spotlight! Pleasant Valley Greenhouse: Ready for Spring
Ahhh…spring. The earth awakens from her long winter’s nap, fertile and ready to grow again. And for over 30 years, Pleasant Valley Green House has been helping home gardeners do just that.
Ella's Enchanted Treehouses Bring Out the Kid in Everyone
Nestled deep in the woods of Bittinger, Ella’s Enchanted Treehouses offer visitors a get-away like no other.
Artisans’ Work Sought For Local Festivals and Faires 
The work of area artisans and the wares of vendors are being sought for three area festivals slated for the spring and summer.
Lego Robotic Teams Earn State Championship Awards 
Garrett County’s FIRST Lego League Team 3659 NeXT GEN won the first-place champions’ award at the Maryland State FIRST Lego League Championship Feb. 24 at UMBC in Baltimore.
Brookside Health and Wellness Opens
Brookside Health & Wellness provides preventative and diagnostic medical care to patients of all ages.
2018 Garrett County Job Fair Open to All Hopefuls
More than 50 businesses and organizations will be represented at the Garrett County Job Fair, set for April 25th, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Garrett College.
Discount Duo Retail Store Opens in Oakland
The new Discount Duo retail store in Oakland will be open the first week of April, offering brand name clothing, shoes, home decor, tools, bikes, accessories and more..
Improving Our Worker Pool - Informational Sessions
Informational sessions will be held on the Work Ethic Diploma, a program created by the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce and Garrett County Public Schools to address ongoing workforce challenges.
DLLR Representatives Available for In-Person Job Seeker Assistance
David Levesque, Employment Specialist and Workshop Facilitator with MD DLLR, and DLLR's Veterans' representative, will be in Oakland on Monday, April 23rd, for in-person job seeker assistance.
State Contracting Opportunities in Western MD Seminar Scheduled
The MD Dept. of General Services in partnership with the Washington Co. Dept. of Business Development will hold a Business Opportunities Information Session on contracting opportunities in Western MD.
MD Land Preservation and Recreation Plan Survey
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources invites residents and nonresidents to share their thoughts on land acquisition, conservation and recreation in the state.
Rural Maryland Council to Hold Grant Information Outreach
The Rural Maryland Council will host a Grant Information Session on April 30, 2018 from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. at the Garrett Community Action Center in Oakland.