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Grand Openings, Ribbon Cuttings & Ground Breakings

Would you like to host a grand opening, ribbon cutting, or ground breaking ceremony? Contact Membership Development Manager, Nick Sharps: nick@garrettchamber.com or call 301-387-5237 to schedule your event.

Reasons to Hold a Ribbon Cutting

Hospice of Garrett County, Inc.'s North Office

On Thursday, July 21, the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of Hospice of Garrett County, Inc.'s North Office in McHenry.

Business Development Specialist and Chair of the Garrett County Diplomats, Connor Norman led the ceremony. Gathered dignitaries including Senator George Edwards; Delegate Wendell R. Beitzel; County Commissioners Paul C. Edwards and Larry Tichnell; and Chamber of Commerce President Will Wrobleski congratulated Donna Brenneman, Executive Director of Hospice of Garrett County, Inc., and her staff, and thanked them for the comfort and care they provide to the community.

Garrett County Diplomats Jared Jones, Leah Knicely, Melissa Margraff, Patty Manown Mash, Connor Norman, Sarena Rodeheaver, Kristin Skeweris, and Emily Tobin assisted in the official ribbon cutting.

Hospice of Garrett County, Inc. provides total in-home, or home-like care for terminally-ill patients, with six months or less to live, if the disease follows its normal progression.

View their member listing by clicking here.

 

Garrett Regional Medical Center and WVU Medicine Partnership

On Monday, July 11, the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce was invited to attend a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the official full partnership of Garrett Regional Medical Center and WVU Medicine. Many local dignitaries joined GRMC doctors and staff and officials from WVU Medicine for a ceremony led by Mark Boucot, President and CEO of GRMC.

Speakers included Commissioner Paul Edwards, Sarah Roth representing Congressman David Trone, chair of the GRMC Board of Governors Shane Grady, GRMC Chief of Medical Staff Dr. Stanley Lambert. Last, but not least, Albert L. Wright, Jr., President and CEO of the WVU Health System, spoke on the history of the relationship between Garrett Regional Medical Center and WVU Medicine.

It was an honor to be part of such a momentous occasion and the Chamber congratulates GRMC and WVU Medicine and thanks them for the tremendous healthcare resources they provide to our county and region.

You can view the member listing for Garrett Regional Medical Center by clicking here.

Huckleberry's Catering

On Tuesday, June 28, the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of Huckleberry’s Catering's physical location in Accident, Maryland.

Business Development Specialist and Chair of the Garrett County Diplomats, Connor Norman led the ceremony. Gathered dignitaries, including the Chamber's new President & CEO Will Wrobleski and County Commissioners Paul Edwards, Jim Hinebaugh, and Larry Tichnell, congratulated owner Aaron Ward and thanked him for his investment in the community.

Garrett County Diplomats Jessica Dijak, Rose Gordy, Melissa Margraff, Connor Norman, Kristin Skeweris, and Emily Tobin presented Aaron with a First Dollar of Profit Certificate and assisted in the official ribbon cutting.

With over 28 years in the hospitality industry, Huckleberry's Catering provides exquisite catering services for all types and sizes of events. Huckleberry's Catering will come to your home or preferred venue and even provides drop off catering for vacation groups.

Click here to view their member listing.

Casselman Market

On Thursday, June 16, the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of Casselman Market in Grantsville.

Business Development Specialist and Chair of the Garrett County Diplomats, Connor Norman led the ceremony. Gathered dignitaries including Senator George Edwards; County Commissioners Paul Edwards, Jim Hinebaugh, and Larry Tichnell; and County Administrator Kevin Null congratulated owner Ben Riegsecker and thanked him for providing the town of Grantsville with a much needed service.

Garrett County Diplomats Crystal Dayton, Leah Gregg, Patricia Manown Mash, Julie Bosley Mead, Connor Norman, Correna Smithburger, Kristin Skeweris, and Emily Tobin presented Ben with a First Dollar of Profit Certificate and assisted in the official ribbon cutting.

The Casselman Market in Grantsville is a full-service grocery and supermarket offering an easier and smarter way to save money on high-quality groceries.

Click here to view their member listing.

Deep Creek Farmers Market

On Friday, May 27, the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of Deep Creek Farmers Market.

Business Development Specialist and Chair of the Garrett County Diplomats, Connor Norman led the ceremony. Gathered dignitaries including Delegate Wendell R. Beitzel; County Commissioners Paul C. Edwards, Jim Hinebaugh, and Larry Tichnell; and County Administrator Kevin Null congratulated Allison Boyd, President of the Deep Creek Farmers Market, and the Deep Creek Farmers Market Board, and thanked them for their support of local farmers and artisans.

Garrett County Diplomats Crystal Dayton, Jessica Dijak, Patricia Manown Mash, Julie Bosley Mead, Connor Norman, Kristin Skeweris, and Emily Tobin presented Deep Creek Farmers Market with a First Dollar of Profit Certificate and assisted in the official ribbon cutting.

The Deep Creek Farmers Market is more than “just a market,” it’s an experience! Come on out for high quality local food vendors, prepared food, family friendly events, handmade crafts & one-of-a-kind products. There’s sure to be something for the whole family! Open Friday evenings from 3-7pm, every week from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Click here to view their member listing.

Magnolia Urgent and Primary Care

On Tuesday, April 19, the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of Magnolia Urgent and Primary Care in Oakland.

In a ceremony directed by Garrett County Chamber of Commerce Membership Development Manager Nick Sharps gathered dignitaries congratulated owner Faith Rodeheaver and her staff and family on the venture and thanked them for providing such a valuable service to the community.

Local dignitaries in attendance included County Commissioners Paul Edwards, Jim Hinebaugh, and Larry Tichnell; Loch Lynn Heights Town Mayor Carolyn Corley; and Business and Economic Development Specialist Connor Norman.

Garrett County Diplomats Steve Bortz, David Jochynek, Connor Norman, Julie Stuck, and Emily Tobin presented Faith with a First Dollar of Profit Certificate and assisted in the official ribbon cutting.

Magnolia Urgent and Primary Care provides compassionate care for the entire family. Magnolia offers treatment of minor illnesses and injuries as well as management of chronic conditions. Click here to view their member listing.

Garrett County Community Action’s Training & Technology Center

On Thursday, March 10, the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of Garrett County Community Action’s new Training & Technology Center.

In a ceremony led by Garrett County Diplomat Chair Connor Norman the gathered dignitaries congratulated Garrett County Community Action President Duane Yoder and IT & CA Director Steve Watkins on the new facility and thanked them for providing such a valuable resource to local businesses and organizations.

Local dignitaries in attendance included County Commissioners Paul Edwards, Jim Hinebaugh, and Larry Tichnell; County Administrator Kevin Null; Oakland Town Mayor Jay Moyer; Manager of Business Development Kim Durst; and Garrett County Chamber of Commerce Board member Phil Rodeheaver.

Garrett County Diplomats Steve Bortz, Anne Davidson, David Jochynek, Julie Mead, Connor Norman, Correna Smithburger, and Emily Tobin assisted in the official ribbon cutting.

Located at 6500 Thayer Center (formerly Garrett Rehab Center) the Training & Technology Center offers 48 seat conference room, 18 seat/laptop training facility with 20 seat dining area, high speed internet, a 75" conference tv screen, a lectern with an instructor PC, video conferencing featuring presenter and audience cameras, and a kitchen area. This clean facility at reasonable rates is perfect for large meetings, industrial training, and video conferencing.

For additional information on the Training & Technology Center click here.

Sylvan Learning of Garrett County

On Thursday, November 18 the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of Sylvan Learning.

Local dignitaries including State Senator George Edwards, County Commissioners Paul Edwards and Larry Tichnell, and Garrett County Chamber of Commerce Board members Laura Fike and Patty Manown Mash gathered to congratulate owners Katelyn and Suzan O'Brien and thank them for providing a valuable service to the parents and students of Garrett County.

Garrett County Diplomat Committee Chair Connor Norman and committee members Anne Davidson, Crystal Dayton, Jessica Dijak, Rose Gordy, Patty Manown Mash, Julie Mead, Sarena Rodeheaver, Kristin Skeweris, and Emily Tobin presented Katelyn and Suzan with a First Dollar of Profit Certificate.

Sylvan Learning of Garrett County will provide educational opportunities outside of the school day for tutoring, homework help, study skills, enrichment, standardized test pre, SAT/ACT prep, and more.

For additional information check out their member listing in our business directory HERE.

Healy Insurance Group, Inc.

On Friday, September 17 the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of Healy Insurance Group, Inc., formerly Kight's Insurance.

Local dignitaries including Garrett County Commissioners Paul C. Edwards and Jim Hinebaugh; Kim Tuel-Durst from Garrett County Business Development; and Fred Gregg, Patrick Franc, and Nicole McCullough from the Greater Oakland Business Association gathered to congratulate new owner Joe Healy and thank him for his investment in Garrett County.

Chair of the Garrett County Diplomats Connor Norman and fellow committee members Julie Bosley Mead and Emily Tobin presented Joe with a First Dollar of Profit Certificate to commemorate the occassion.

Following the ceremony Joe presented a donation for Landon's Library to Brian Boal and a donation for Cindy's Fund to Brenda Brosnihan.

Kight’s Insurance, Inc is now Healy Insurance Group, Inc.. Joe Healy, the President, is a lifelong resident of Garrett County and worked for Kight’s Insurance since 2007 and a licensed agent in MD, PA, WV, & VA for since 2004.

For more information visit their member listing HERE.

OMG Relax, LLC

On Friday, August 27 the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of OMG Relax - Deep Creek Lake MD.

Local dignitaries including State Senator George Edwards, County Commissioner Larry Tichnell, Joshua Hook from Economic Development, and Garrett County Chamber of Commerce Interim President & CEO Regina Sweitzer gathered to congratulate owners Randy and Christine Anderson and thank them for their investment in Garrett County. Jessica Dijak, David Jochynek, Patty Manown Mash, Julie Mead, Sarena Rodeheaver, Kristin Skeweris, and Emily Tobin of the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce Diplomats Committee presented Randy and Chris with a First Dollar of Profit Certificate.

OMG Relax, LLC offers a highly effective head-to-toe touchless and fully-clothed massage in state-of-the-art Medical Breakthrough chairs! These chairs have been used in universities for wounded warriors. Only $39.99 for 30 minutes of pure BLISS. OMG Relax also features a shop stocked with fine relaxing gifts.

For additional information check out their member listing in our business directory HERE.

Fit With Jen, LLC (GROUP FITNESS & PERSONAL TRAINING STUDIO)

On Friday, July 9 we held a ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of Fit With Jen, LLC (GROUP FITNESS & PERSONAL TRAINING STUDIO) in Dry Dock Plaza.

Local dignitaries including County Commissioner Paul Edwards, Jim Hinebaugh, and Larry Tichnell, and Kim Durst from Economic Development gathered to congratulate owner Jen Sober and thank Jen for her investment in Garrett County.

Connor Norman, Emily Tobin, Julie Stuck, Julie Mead, Steve Bortz, and Patty Manown Mash of the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce's Diplomats Committee, presented Jen with a First Dollar of Profit Certificate.

Fit With Jen is a Group Fitness & Personal Training Studio. Various class options include: Spin, HIIT, kickboxing, TRX Strength, Body Sculpt, and outdoor conditioning! Virtual are options also available.

For more information you can view the member listing for Fit With Jen, LLC (GROUP FITNESS & PERSONAL TRAINING STUDIO) in our business directory HERE.

A Mountain Fix

On Wednesday, June 23 the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of A Mountain Fix in McHenry.

Local dignitaries including all three County Commissioners, Steve Green from the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, and Josh Hook with Garrett County Economic Development gathered to congratulate owners Lois and Roland Weeks and thank them for their investment in Garrett County.

Connor Norman, Chair of the Chamber's Membership Committee, and three fellow Diplomats presented Lois and Roland with a First Dollar of Profit Certificate.

A Mountain Fix features a curated collection of the coolest gifts, gourmet eats and treats, apparel, lake themed décor and the area’s largest selection of fine sterling silver jewelry.

For more information you can view the member listing for A Mountain Fix in our business directory HERE.

LakeFront Lodge

On Thursday, May 27 we held a ceremony to celebrate the grand opening LakeFront Lodge, formerly LakeStar Lodge, in McHenry.

Local dignitaries including Nan Mann from Senator Chris Van Hollen’s office, County Commissioner Paul Edwards and Larry Tichnell, and Josh Hook from Economic Development gathered to congratulate new owners Lisa and Jeffrey Pratt and thank them for their investment in Garrett County.

Nine Diplomats of the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce's Membership Committee, presented the Pratt Family with a First Dollar of Profit Certificate.

LakeFront Lodge is an established resort hotel featuring 20 rooms and a 3-bedroom suite. All rooms are lakefront and each has a picturesque view of Deep Creek Lake and the mountains, which feature the Wisp Resort. It is situated on a calm, no-wake cove in the heart of McHenry, MD with easy access to all the recreational, dining and shopping activities the area has to offer.

For more information you can view the member listing for LakeFront Lodge in our business directory HERE.

Busy Bee Flea Market

On Wednesday, April 7 we held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the grand opening of Busy Bee Flea Market at 17869 Garrett Hwy., Unit F, in Oakland.

Local dignitaries including County Commissioners Paul Edwards and Jim Hinebaugh, and others gathered to congratulate Michael and Amanda Griffin on their new venture and thank them for their investment in the community. They were also presented with First Dollars of Profit for both Busy Bee and the Honey Bee Boutique.

Busy Bee Flea Market is located at the former site of the 219 flea market and Honey Bee Boutique is located inside.

For more information you can view the member listing for Busy Bee Flea Market in our business directory HERE.

David Jochynek State Farm

On Tuesday, February 2nd we held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the grand opening of State Farm Agent David Jochynek's new office at the Genus Center in Oakland.

Local dignitaries including County Commissioners Paul Edwards, Jim Hinebaugh, and Larry Tichnell, Oakland Mayor Jay Moyer, and others gathered to congratulate David and his staff on their new office and thank them for their investment in the community.

David Jochynek is one of the State Farm agents taking over the book of business from the recently retired Rob Michaels and plans to continue the legacy of community-oriented insurance services. State Farm offers a variety of policies based on customer needs, including financial services through partners at US Bank and Rocket Mortgage.

For more information you can view the member listing for David Jochynek State Farm in our business directory HERE.

K9 Solutions Center of Maryland

On Tuesday, November 10 the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of K9 Solutions of Garrett County’s second location in Brodak’s Plaza in Oakland, MD.

Local dignitaries including County Commissioners Paul Edwards and Larry Tichnell, and Oakland Mayor Jay Moyer and others gathered to congratulate owners Tara and Scott Holliday on their new location and thank them for their continued investment in the community. Charlie, a graduate of K9 Solutions training, also joined the celebration.

“K9 Solutions trains dogs from puppies to adult and we work with all types of dogs.  We do basic obedience, advanced obedience and behavior modification, said owner Scott Holliday.  “We offer a free evaluation for anyone that would like to come in and talk with us about our training, just give us a call or message us.”

For more information you can view the member listing for K9 Solutions Center of Maryland in our business directory HERE.

CurlyRed, Inc.

On Friday, October 2 we held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the grand opening of CurlyRed Inc.'s new location in downtown Oakland.

Local dignitaries including Maryland Senator George Edwards, County Commissioner Paul Edwards, and others gathered to congratulate proprietor Kendall Ludwig on the new office and thank her for the continued investment in the community.

Since 2007, CurlyRed Inc. has been creating fresh, captivating, and timeless branding, print and web design solutions for companies and non-profits. CurlyRed believes in good design for everyone.

For more information you can view the member listing for CurlyRed Inc. in our business directory HERE.

Diehl's Ford Sales

On Friday, August 21 we held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the grand re-opening of Diehl's Ford Sales in Grantsville.

Local dignitaries including Maryland Senator George Edwards, Maryland Delegate Wendell Beitzel, County Commissioners Paul Edwards, Grantsville Mayor Diehl, and others gathered to congratulate owners Greg and Vivian Diehl on the extensive renovations and thank them for their investment in the community.

Diehl's Ford Sales is proud to be your local Ford dealer and meet your service, new car sales and used car sales needs!

For more information you can view the member listing for Diehl's Ford Sales in our business directory HERE.

Oakland Mercantile, LLC

On Tuesday, December 17 we held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the grand opening of Oakland Mercantile in Oakland.

Local dignitaries including Oakland Town Mayor Peggy Jamison, County Commissioners Paul Edwards, Larry Tichnell, and Jim Hinebaugh, and others congratulated owner Rick Jenkins and thanked him for his investment in the community. Connor Norman, Chair of the Garrett County Diplomats, presented owner Rick Jenkins and Oakland Mercantile store manager Ariel Dixon with a First Dollar of Profit certificate.

Oakland Mercantile sells artisan and specialty gift items and souvenirs.

For more information you can view the member listing for Oakland Mercantile in our business directory HERE.

MSC Management Services, LLC

On Monday, December 9 we held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the grand opening of MSC Management Services, LLC's new office in Loch Lynn.

 

Local dignitaries including Senator George Edwards, Delegate Wendell Beitzel, County Commissioners Paul Edwards, Larry Tichnell, and Jim Hinebaugh, and others congratulated CEO Shirley Bailey and thanked her for investing in the county.

Connor Norman, Chair of the Garrett County Diplomats, presented Shirley with a First Dollar of Profit certificate.

MSC Management Services, LLC (MSC) is an emerging Woman-Owned, HUBZone certified small business, focused on providing federal contracting professional services.

For more information you can view the member listing for MSC Management Services, LLC in our business directory HERE.

Garrett Regional Medical Center Cancer Center Expansion

On Monday, December 2 a ribbon cutting ceremony was held to celebrate Garrett Regional Medical Center's expanded Cancer Center. Dignitaries including Representative David Trone, Senator George Edwards, Delegate Wendell Beitzel, Oakland Town Mayor Peggy Jamison, County Commissioner Larry Tichnell, and Nan Mann (representing Senator Chris Van Hollen) spoke words of congratulations to GRMC. Those in attendance also expressed gratitude for Jim & Shirley Bailey and the other donors whose gratitude helped make the expansion a possibility.

The Vagabond Taproom

On Wednesday, November 20 we held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the grand opening of The Vagabond Taproom in Oakland. Local dignitaries including all three County Commissioners, three members of the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, and several members of the Garrett County Diplomats committee gathered to congratulate owners Pat and Michelle Hudnall and thanked them for their investment in Garrett County.

Connor Norman, Chair of the Garrett County Diplomats Committee, presented Pat and Michelle with a First Dollar of Profit Certificate and Fred Gregg, Chair of the Board of Directors for Greater Oakland Business Association, welcomed The Vagabond Taproom to the local business community with a potted plant.

The Vagabond Taproom is a taproom and small plates restaurant in Downtown Oakland featuring 14 craft beers and 4 wines on tap.

For more information you can view the member listing for The Vagabond Taproom in our business directory HERE.

Timbrook Ford

On Thursday, November 14 we held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the new ownership of Timbrook Ford (previously Shaffer Ford) in OaklandLocal dignitaries including County Commissioners Paul Edwards and Jim Hinebaugh, Oakland Town Mayor Peggy Jamison, and others congratulated owner Fred Timbrook on the new acquisition and thanked him for investing in the community. Mayor Jamison and Fred Gregg, Chair of the Board of Directors for Greater Oakland Business Association, welcomed Timbrook with a potted plant.

Timbrook Ford treats the needs of each individual customer with paramount concern. Customers have high expectations, and as a car dealer Timbrook Ford enjoys the challenge of meeting and exceeding those standards each and every time.

For more information you can view the member listing for Timbook Ford in our business directory HERE.

Shooters Bar & Grill

On Monday, November 4 we held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the grand opening of Shooters Bar & Grill. Local dignitaries including Delegate Wendell Beitzel, County Commissioners Paul Edwards, Larry Tichnell, and Jim Hinebaugh, and others congratulated owner Craig Knippenberg on expanding into Garrett County. Garrett County Diplomats Connor Norman, Julie Mead, Kristin Skeweris, Wayne Hatcher, Patty Manown Mash, and Rose Gordy presented Craig and his staff with a First Dollar of Profit certificate.

Shooters Bar & Grill is known for its family friendly casual atmosphere and great food.

For more information you can view the member listing for Shooters Bar & Grill in our business directory HERE.

Advanced Lakeside Medical Care

On Wednesday, September 25 we held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the grand opening of Advanced Lakeside Medical Care. Local dignitaries including Senator George Edwards, Delegate Wendell Beitzel, County Commissioners Paul Edwards, Larry Tichnell, and Jim Hinebaugh, and others congratulated the Western Maryland Health System team on their newest expansion. Garrett County Diplomats Connor Norman, Julie Mead, Kristin Skeweris, Steve Bortz, and Tim Duck presented WMHS President & CEO Barry Ronan with a First Dollar of Profit certificate.

Advanced Lakeside Medical Care offers Urgent Care along with Primary and Specialty care services. Opening Tuesday, October 1, 2019.

 

For more information you can view the member listing for Advanced Lakeside Medical Care in our business directory HERE.

Deep Creek Fireplace & Outdoor Store

On Friday, August 9 a ribbon cutting ceremony was held to celebrate the grand opening of Deep Creek Fireplace & Outdoor Store in McHenry, MD. Local dignitaries including County Commissioner Paul Edwards and Jim Hinebaugh congratulated owner Steve Stuck and his staff. Members of the Garrett County Diplomats Committee including Chair Connor Norman, Wayne Hatcher, Steve Bortz, and Julie Mead presented Steve with a First Dollar of Profit Certificate.

Deep Creek Fireplace & Outdoor Store is your one stop shop for all your fireplace, outdoor kitchen, & furniture needs. They have 20+ live burning fireplaces on display and offer new propane grill cylinders and an onsite filling station.

You can view the member listing for Deep Creek Fireplace & Outdoor Store in the business directory HERE.

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