Current News, Events, and Press Releases

Oakland to Host Downtown Jubilee on July 7th
Downtown Jubilee: Celebrating Small Town Charm will be an event to help attract visitors to downtown Oakland businesses while raising monies for local charity, Landon’s Library.
Is Your Business Export Ready?
If you aren’t sure how to start exporting, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s U.S. Commercial Service makes it easy on export.gov.
Small Business Success Virtual Conference to be Held June 8th
A Small Business Success Virtual Conference powered by SCORE and Verisign will be held on June 8, 2017, from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.
MD-PACE To Host Solar Symposium
Maryland Commercial PACE (MD-PACE) will present on the state of solar in Maryland and how companies are using PACE to install onsite solar generation.
Business Opportunities in Southeast Asia
Take advantage of an opportunity to learn about Southeast Asia trade policy and business opportunities.
SBA Schedules Small Business Resource Days
Learn about the many small business financing options available through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) by attending one of its scheduled Small Business Resource Days.
New Report Sheds Light on Veteran-Owned Businesses And Their Owners
A new report of the SBA's Office of Advocacy gives a detailed profile of Veteran-owned businesses in the United States.
PILOT Bill Big For Garrett County, Commissioner Says
Two bills that recently passed the Maryland General Assembly will help preserve Deep Creek Lake and provide additional funding to Garrett County.
FIRST Robotics Team Advances to Championship
Garrett County’s High School FIRST Robotics Team 1629, GaCo, was invited to compete at the FIRST Championship in St. Louis at the conclusion of the Chesapeake District Championship in Richmond, VA.
Kona Ice to Host 4th Annual National "Chill Out" Day
To relieve taxpayers of the stress associated with meeting the federal deadline, Kona Ice will be hosting its fourth annual National “Chill Out” Day on April 18th.
Power of Possibilities Summit to be held April 28th
The POP Spring Summit 3.0! will be held at Garrett College on Friday, April 28th.
Delaney Files Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Garrett County Jobs, Extend Federal HUBZone Status
congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6) has filed bipartisan legislation to extend federal HUBZone eligibility for Garrett County businesses to 2022.
Senators Fight to Save Small Business Jobs in Economically Challenged Rural and Urban Areas
U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen have joined the fight to improve the HUBZone contracting program for small businesses.
In-Person Job Search Assistance Available March 13th
David Levesque, Employment Specialist and Workshop Facilitator with the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulation, will be in Oakland on March 13th to offer in-person job search assistance.
McCoy Wins 40 Under 40 Award in Economic Development
Alex McCoy, Director of Garrett County Economic Development has been selected as a winner in the economic development profession’s 40 Under 40 awards.