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  • Grand Openings, Ribbon Cuttings & Ground Breakings

    Would you like to host a grand opening, ribbon cutting, or ground breaking ceremony? The Garrett County Chamber of Commerce offers a Basic and a VIP Package (includes Ribbon Cutting Guide and Checklist) for members. Contact the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce Membership Manager to schedule your event! Membership Development Manager: nick@garrettchamber.com or call 301-387-5237.

     

    Basic Package

    • We invite Ribbon Cutting VIPs (local dignitaries), Chamber Board of Directors, and Diplomats
    • We bring scissors and ribbon (or commemorative Ground Breaking jars and/or First Dollar of Profit)
    • We lead the ceremony including introduction of speakers according to proper protocol
    • We take and edit a picture and put it on the Grand Openings, Ribbon Cuttings, and Ground Breakings page of visitdeepcreek.com

     

    FREE with Classic membership

     

    VIP Package

    • We provide you with a free guide to planning your ribbon cutting, grand opening/reopening, or ground breaking
    • We invite Ribbon Cutting VIPs (local dignitaries), Chamber Board of Directors, and Diplomats
    • We bring scissors and ribbon, commemorative Ground Breaking jars, and/or First Dollar of Profit
    • We lead the ceremony including introduction of speakers according to proper protocol
    • We take/edit pictures and post on our website (nearly 700,000 unique visitors)
    • We post photo & business info on Facebook & Instagram (over 2500 followers)
    • We write up press release and send it to local media with picture
    • We include a link in our weekly E-Flash weekly enews (nearly 1000 recipients

     

    FREE with Premier or Elite membership (or $150 a la carte)

     
  • 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

  • Rise and Grind Coffee

    On Tuesday, December 3 a ribbon cutting ceremony was held to celebrate the grand opening of Rise and Grind Coffee. 

    Local dignitaries including Robin Summerfield, a representative from Senator Ben Cardin’s office, all three County Commissioners, and seven members of the Garrett County Diplomats committee gathered to congratulate owner-operators Robbie and Madeline Tomasic and thank them for their investment in Garrett County. Connor Norman, Chair of the Garrett County Diplomats Committee, presented Robbie and Madeline with a First Dollar of Profit Certificate.

    Rise and Grind Coffee is a mobile coffee trailer serving the Garrett County community as well as events, festivals, fairs and private gatherings. Rise and Grind Coffee serves coffee, specialty coffee, and baked goods. 

    For more information you can view the member listing for Rise and Grind Coffee 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 Oakland. Local 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

  • The Rooster's Nest

    On Tuesday, August 20 we held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of The Rooster's Nest in Grantsville, MD. Grantsville Town Mayor Mark Diehl and Garrett County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors members Brian Brenneman and Patty Manown Mash congratulated owner Sandy Fazenbaker and her staff. Members of the Garrett County Diplomats Committee including Chair Connor Norman, Wayne Hatcher, Anne Davidson, Julie Mead, and Patty Manown Mash presented Sandy with a First Dollar of Profit Certificate.

    The Roosters Nest is a family restaurant with a separate dining room, lounge, & bar area. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner! Bar open till 1 am Friday & Saturday. Delivery 10 am to 4 pm daily.

    You can view the member listing for The Rooster's Nest 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

  • McHenry Business Park Spec Building

    On Friday, August 9 Garrett County Economic Development celebrated a Ground Breaking for the commencement of construction of a 20,000-square foot flex office/warehouse building in the McHenry Business Park. The building, a partnership between Garrett County Economic Development and the Maryland Economic Development Corporation, will be available for occupancy by January 2020. Any business interested in leasing a portion of the building may call Garrett County Economic Development at 301-334-1992.

  • Crellin Community Center

    Today we held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the grand opening of Garrett County Community Action's new Crellin Community Center. Local dignitaries including Senator George Edwards, County Commissioners Paul Edwards, Larry Tichnell, and Jim Hinebaugh, and Chris Fredlock, member of the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, congratulated the Community Action team on their newest expansion.

    GCCAC works with communities and public, private and non profit entities to finance and build facilities that improve the quality of life and economic opportunities for Garrett County residents. Senior citizen and early child education centers have been developed and are operated in Friendsville, Grantsville, Accident, Crellin, and Oakland.

    You can view the member listing for Garrett County Community Action in our business directory HERE

  • Cashmere Clothing Co.

    On Friday, July 5 a ribbon cutting ceremony was held to celebrate the grand opening of Cashmere Clothing Co. in McHenry, MD. Local dignitaries including County Commissioner Paul Edwards, Larry Tichnell, and Jim Hinebaugh as well as Patty Manown Mash, member of the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, congratulated proprietor Marcia Warnick. Chair of the Garrett County Diplomats, Connor Norman, and Wayne Hatcher, the committee's latest recruit, presented Marcia with a First Dollar of Profit Certificate.

    Cashmere Clothing Co. is a fashionable ladies boutique carrying stylish clothing for every woman!

    You can view the member listing for Cashmere Clothing Co. in the business directory HERE

  • Roots: A Yoga & Movement Studio

    On Friday, July 5 a ribbon cutting ceremony was held to celebrate the grand re-opening of Roots: A Yoga & Movement Studio in McHenry, MD. Local dignitaries including County Commissioner Paul Edwards, Larry Tichnell, and Jim Hinebaugh as well as Garrett County Diplomats Connor Norman, Patty Manown Mash, and Wayne Hatcher congratulated owner Jade O'Faolean-Frushour.

    Roots: A Yoga and Movement Studio is the first ever Yoga Studio in Garrett County and offers a range of dynamic movement classes for all skill levels from passionate, highly qualified instructors.

    You can view the member listing for Roots: A Yoga & Movement Studio in the business directory HERE

  • Mountain Laurel Medical Center Oakland Health Center Expansion

    On Friday, May 10 a ribbon cutting ceremony was held to celebrate the grand opening of Mountain Laurel Medical Center's Oakland health center expansion. Local dignitaries including Robin Summerfield with Senator Ben Cardin's office, County Commissioners Larry Tichnell and Jim Hinebaugh, and others spoke words of congratulations.

    The expansion boasts 4,020 square feet of additions, including a first floor of 5 new exam rooms, 3 bathrooms, a full service lab, and a complete nurses' and providers' station. The second floor contains two extra bathrooms and a state of the art conference room where Mountain Laurel plan to hold even more community health education classes and/or seminars.

    You can view Mountain Laurel Medical Center's member listing in the business directory HERE

  • The 19th Hole

    On Wednesday, May 1 a ribbon cutting ceremony was held to celebrate the grand opening of The 19th Hole in Oakland, Maryland. Local dignitaries including County Commissioner Paul Edwards, Greater Oakland Business Association Chair Fred Gregg, and others congratulated owner and operator Sandy Tasker. Connor Norman, Chair of the Garrett County Diplomats, presented Sandy with a First Dollar of Profit Certificate.

    The 19th Hole offers good food & beverages, the perfect compliment to great golf! Open now for breakfast, lunch, and dinner 7 days a week.

    You can view The 19th Hole's member listing in the business directory HERE

  • Bumble Bee RV Park and Campground

    On Saturday, April 27 a ribbon cutting ceremony was held to celebrate the new ownership of Bumble Bee RV Park and Campground. Local dignitaries including Senator George Edwards and County Commissioner Paul Edwards congratulated owners Lisa and Andy Dize and thanked them for choosing to invest in Garrett County.

    Bumble Bee RV Park and Campground is a quaint campground with a small number of full-service RV and primitive tent sites that allow you to enjoy the natural beauty of the trees and wildlife while visiting the Deep Creek Lake Area!

    You can view Bumble Bee RV Park and Campground's member listing in the business directory HERE

  • Tru South Inc dba DCL Outfitters

    Today a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held for Tru South Inc dba DCL Outfitters in McHenry, Maryland. Local dignitaries congratulated owners Tim & Missy Ingram on this new endeavor and Garrett County Diplomat Chair Connor Norman presented them with a First Dollar of Profit Certificate.

    Tru South, located in Market Square next to Deep Creek Shop 'n Save, is your outdoor recreation and lifestyle store offering many name brands in the ski and water sport industry.

    You can view the member listing for Tru South dba DCL Outfitters in our online business directory HERE

  • Sipside Sounds

    On Tuesday, February 26, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held for Sipside Lounge in downtown Oakland, Maryland. Local dignitaries, including Oakland Mayor Peggy Jamison, spoke to congratulate Pat and Barb Franc on their new endeavor. Julianna Albowicz, a representative of Senator Chris Van Hollen, presented Sipside Lounge with a Senatorial Citation and Connor Norman, Chair of the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce Diplomats Committee, presented Pat and Barb with a First Dollar of Profit Certificate.

    Located right right in the heart of historic Oakland, next door to the Flipside Sounds vinyl-record store, Sipside Lounge is a relaxed venue to enjoy wine, liquor, and craft beer. Sipside Lounge invites you to unwind and take in the rare music artifacts on display.

    You can view the member listing for Sipside Sounds in our online business directory HERE

  • Grantsville Family Dentistry

    On Thursday, November 1 a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held to celebrate the grand opening of Grantsville Family Dentistry. Local dignitaries including Senator George Edwards, Grantsville Mayor Mark Diehl, County Commissioners Paul Edwards and Larry Tichnell, and Economic Development Director Mike Hough congratulated proprietor Holly Sisler, DDS on this business venture and thanked her for her investment in the community. Anne Davidson, member of the Garrett County Diplomats committee, presented Holly with a First Dollar of Profit certificate. 

    Grantsville Family Dentistry provides comprehensive dental care for Garrett County and surrounding areas.

    You can view the member listing for Grantsville Family Dentistry in our online business directory HERE.

  • First United Bank & Trust Grantsville Branch Grand Re-Opening

    On Friday, October 26, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held for the Grand Re-Opening of the Grantsville branch of First United Bank & Trust. Local dignitaries including Senator George Edwards, Delegate Wendell Beitzel, Commissioner Paul Edwards, and Grantsville Mayor Mark Diehl spoke to congratulate First United and thank the bank for its continued commitment to the community.

    First United Bank & Trust is a full-service commercial and retail community bank headquartered in Oakland, Maryland, serving people and businesses in Maryland's Garrett, Allegany, Washington and Frederick counties, as well as West Virginia's Mineral, Monongalia, Harrison and Berkeley counties.

    You can view the member listing for First United Bank & Trust in our online business directory HERE

  • Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations & Sales 10 Year Anniversary

    On Friday, October 19, Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations and Sales celebrated its 10th Anniversary and the Grand Opening of its new office addition. Local dignitaries gathered to congratulate the co-owners and Connor Norman, Chair of the Garrett County Diplomats Committee, presented Jodi Refosco with a certificate of recognition for Taylor-Made's 10th Anniversary.

    Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations & Sales is Deep Creek Lake’s largest vacation rental company and the area’s fastest growing real estate company. Offering over 370 quality vacation homes, you can choose from 1-9 bedroom properties with amenities like private pools, hot tubs, fire pits, game tables, and much more. Plus, many homes are pet friendly! Additionally, a team of seasoned real estate agents is available to help you find your dream home at Deep Creek. Property services are available for non-renting homes as well. 

    You can view the member listing for Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations & Sales in our online business directory HERE

  • Mountain State Brewing Co.

    On Friday, August 24 a ceremony was held to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Mountain State Brewing Company in McHenry, MD. Local dignitaries gathered to congratulate proprietor Erin Croake on the restaurant's success and longevity. Julianna Albowicz from Senator Chris Van Hollen's office and Robin Summerfield from Senator Ben Cardin's Office presented Erin with senatorial citations. Connor Norman, Chair of the Garrett County Diplomats Committee, presented Erin with a certificate of recognition for Mountain State's 10th Anniversary.

    You can view the member listing for Mountain State Brewing Company in our online business directory HERE

  • The Rolling Pin Bakery

    On Wednesday, August 16 a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held for The Rolling Pin Bakery in Accident, Maryland. Local dignitaries welcomed owners Glenn and Rachel Maust to the business community and congratulated them on this new endeavor.

    The Rolling Pin Bakery has fresh donuts 3 times a week and many other bake goods. We also have fresh deli meats and cheese, hot and cold sandwiches, coffee and an assortment of many other drink, etc.

    To learn more about this member, check out their listing in our business directory HERE

  • 3rd Street Diner

    On Wednesday, August 8 a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held for 3rd Street Diner in Oakland, Maryland. Local dignitaries welcomed co-owners Andrew Fike, Brittni Brown, and Lacey Harvey to the business community and congratulated them on this new endeavor. 

    3rd Street Diner is a very casual family restaurant offering breakfast all day, burgers, various platters, and fresh made salads.

    To learn more about this member, check out their listing in our business directory HERE

  • Flipside Sounds

    On Friday, July 6 a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held for Flipside Sounds in Oakland, Maryland. Local dignitaries welcomed proprietor Pat Franc to the business community and congratulated him on this new endeavor.

    Flipside Sounds invites you to rewind or fast forward into the wonders of vinyl records! This retail vinyl record store offers turntables, headphones, themed t-shirts, memorabilia and collectibles.

    To learn more about this member, check out their listing in our business directory HERE

  • MLEND

    On November 8, 2017  a ribbon cutting ceremony was held to celebrate the grand opening of MLEND, located in DryDock Plaza at Deep Creek Lake

    Mlend has built a strong reputation as an outstanding mortgage firm offering “Home Loans Made Fast & Easy” to homebuyers throughout all of Garrett County and surrounding areas.

    You can learn more about MLEND by visiting the member listing on our website HERE.