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About the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce

picture of a building exterior with flag poleThe Garrett County Chamber of Commerce is the largest professional business association in Garrett County with nearly 500 member firms representing every industry in the region. The Chamber is governed by a 15-member volunteer Board of Directors and is supported by a professional staff of 9 (6 full-time & 3 part-time).

The Chamber also serves as the Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) for the County. We are responsible for attracting more than 1.4 million visitors per year to Garrett County. We produce the annual Visitors Guide, Activities Guide, maps, brochures and manage the Visitors Center in McHenry at Deep Creek Lake. The Garrett County Visitors Center is located at 15 Visitors Center Drive McHenry, MD 21541 and is open from 9 am - 5 pm daily excluding Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, New Year's Day and Easter Day.

Our Mission

The Chamber of Commerce was formed to organize, support and represent Garrett County's business community in advancing common interests and additionally to promote Garrett County's hospitality and recreation industry by attracting visitors to the county through comprehensive marketing.

Meet the Staff

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Andrew Fike
Interim President

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Regina Sweitzer
Executive Vice President


Sarah Duck
Vice President of Tourism & Marketing

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Amber Sanders
Heritage Area Director


Nick Sharps
Membership Development Manager

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Holly Lane
Projects & Groups Manager


Lillian Steele
Tourism Specialist


Dotty Waligorski
Tourism Specialist

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Teresa Larkin
Administrative Assistant

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