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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 Development Manager to schedule your event! Membership Development Manager, Nick Sharps: nick@garrettchamber.com or call 301-387-5237.

     

  • 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 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

  • 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