June 2018

Mountain Maryland Gateway to the West Heritage Area FY 2019 Grants
Keep an eye out this July for the release of the Mountain Maryland Gateway to the West Heritage Area Fiscal Year 2019 mini-grant round.
Area Performers to Set the Stage for Chautauqua Actors 
The 24th annual Chautauqua Living History series will take place in the Garrett College auditorium July 5 to 7, featuring three influential figures of American history.
Massage & Bodywork Opens in McHenry 
Massage & Bodywork with Heather Dawson, offering Swedish massage, deep tissue, custom, warm stone, upper body and head, and neck and shoulder massage, is now open at The Fort in McHenry.
GLAF, MD Humanities to Present 24th Annual Chautauqua Living History Series
The 24th annual Chautauqua Living History series will take place in the Garrett College auditorium July 5 to 7, featuring three of the most influential figures of American history.
GRMC Recipient of $600,000 Behavioral Health Grant
Garrett Regional Medical Center has been awarded $600,000 by the Health and Rural Services Administration’s Rural Health Care Services Outreach Grant Program.
Friendsville: The Wild and Scenic Adventure Capital of Maryland
“Friendsville: The wild and scenic adventure capital of Maryland” was proclaimed during the Maryland Municipal League’s summer conference in Ocean City last week.
DLLR Representatives Available for In-Person Job Seeker Assistance
David Levesque, Employment Specialist and Workshop Facilitator with MD DLLR, will be in Oakland on July 2nd & July 23rd for in-person job seeker assistance.
Chamber Honors McHenry Business Owners' Dedication
Tom and Sara Jane Kuhn, owners of Funland Family Fun Center in McHenry, have been announced as the winners of the 2018 Heise Entrepreneurial Spirit Award.
Work Ethic Diploma Program Progressing
The Work Ethic Diploma program was launched to address local workforce challenges by creating a pipeline of prospective employees who possess those quality attributes desired by employers.
Chamber Efforts Help Secure Legislative Wins for County and Businesses
The 438th session of the Maryland General Assembly adjourned on April 9 after a whirlwind 90 days, with some big wins for Garrett County and the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce.
Deep Creek Lake and Garrett County Continue to See Record Tourism Increases
Deep Creek Lake and Garrett County have seen record increases in tourism during fiscal year 2018. The Chamber attributes much of the continued growth in tourism to their aggressive marketing plan.
51st Autumn Glory Festival Set for October 10th-14th
Enjoy the beauty of the fall season in the mountains as Garrett County celebrates the 51st anniversary of the Autumn Glory Festival, presented by the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce.
Commissioners Approve Construction of McHenry Business Park Spec Building
The Garrett County commissioners approved a resolution during their meeting Monday afternoon that could bring a new tenant to the McHenry Business Park.
Ready, Set GROW! Access to Capital Forum
This unique workshop features state, federal, and local experts to discuss various funding streams available to the small business community.