August 2019

Push for Broadband Continues in Garrett County
According to the FCC, the counties with the least-available access are Garrett (32.9%), Allegany (22.3%), and Charles County on the eastern side (21.9%).
County Scholarship Program GPA Requirement Increased
Beginning with the fall 2019 semester, students receiving scholarship support from the county-funded program must earn a 2.5 GPA each semester in order to continue receiving funding.
Addictions Counseling Program Approved for Health Manpower Designation
As a Statewide and Health Manpower program, students from across Maryland who wish to study in this associate degree program can attend Garrett College at its in-county tuition rate.
DeBerry, Watkins to Address Democratic Club
Cheryl DeBerry and Nathaniel Watkins will address members of the Garrett County Democratic Club at the group’s monthly meeting September 5th at 7:00 p.m. in Room 111 of the GIEC.
Garrett College Hosting Manufacturing Conference in October
Robert Stearns, Founder and CEO of Powerful Potential International, a leadership development and organizational development consulting and training company, will be the keynote speaker.
First United Sponsors 31st Annual Charity Golf Tournament
The tournament has become a tradition over the past 30 years and has raised more than $524,000 for Garrett County charities.
More Than $1 Million Awarded to ‘Fight’ Opioid/Addiction in Garrett County
According to Van Hollen, Cardin & Trone, the funding will help increase access to high-quality integrated mental health and substance abuse disorders services, including opioid addiction.
Leadership Garrett County Seeking Applicants
Garrett College Continuing Education & Workforce Development is accepting applications for the next class of future leaders. Entering its 4th year, Leadership Garrett County will begin September 19th.
Chamber & Economic Development to Host Business & Industry Appreciation
The program will also feature a recognition of new businesses, growing/expanding businesses and businesses that have hit milestones of 50, 75 or 100 years in operation.
Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Held for Deep Creek Fireplace & Outdoor Store
Deep Creek Fireplace & Outdoor Store has more than 20 live burning fireplaces on display and offer new propane grill cylinders and an onsite filling station.
Hogan Administration Announces Nearly $10 Million Rural Broadband Expansion
Gov. Hogan has announced $9.9 million in available funding as part of the first wave of a 5-year plan to provide 225,000 Marylanders in rural communities with reliable, affordable internet access.
Backbone Food Farm to Celebrate 20 Years With Farm Day
“Farm Day is a celebration of our 20 years here, doing what we do,” said Katharine Dubansky, who owns and operates the farm with her husband, Max.
The Rooster's Nest Restaurant Now Open for Business in Grantsville
The restaurant’s grand opening week is planned for the week of August 19th, with daily specials. A ribbon-cutting ceremony through the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce is set for August 20th.
BACHS Healthcare Offers Mental Health Services in Garrett County
The only service currently offered is a Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program, available from counselor Ryan VanNosdeln. All clients must have MD Medicaid to participate in these services.
Mountain Laurel Medical Center Opens McCoole Office
Located along Md. 135 in Allegany County, the 8,000-square-foot center features 10 exam rooms and a full laboratory, providing primary care and integrated behavioral health services to the area.
Ground Broken for Tenant Building in McHenry Business Park
Ground was broken on Friday, August 9th, in anticipation of the construction of a 20,000-sf tenant building at the McHenry Business Park on Bumble Bee Road.
Webinar Series: How to Contract With the Federal Government
Beginning on August 13th, GSA’s Office of Small Business Utilization will hold a series of webinars to help small business owners contract with the federal government.
HUBZone Eligibility Assistance Hours are Changing
HUBZone eligibility assistance hours are shifting to Thursdays only from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time, beginning on August 5, 2019.
Trade Adjustment Information Sessions Scheduled for Verso Employees
A Trade Petition was filed on behalf of impacted workers from Verso and has recently been certified. As a former employee of Verso MD, you may be eligible for TAA under Petition #94771.
DNR Secretary Stops by Natural Resources Career Camp
Maryland Department of Natural Resources Secretary Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio visited the Natural Resources Career Camp at Hickory Environmental Education Center last week.
Commerce Secretary Optimistic About Verso Workers, Luke Mill
The Maryland Department of Commerce is maintaining a hopeful outlook for former Verso employees and the paper mill in Luke.
DLLR Representatives Available for In-Person Job Seeker Assistance
MD DLLR Representatives will be in Oakland on Monday, August 5th, and Monday, August 19th, for in-person job seeker assistance.