Deep Creek Lake was the inspiration for Smiley’s Fun Zone, Pine Lodge Steakhouse and The Lodges at Sunset Village, the three businesses built by Jonathan and Kathy Kessler over their thirty years loving the Lake area!

"Kathy and I are thrilled to share Deep Creek Lake and offer places for great food, fun for everyone and some outstanding hotel cabin suites to call home in these beautiful mountains. Enjoy!"

- Jonathan & Kathy Kessler

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It was a pleasure to hear a preview of upcoming Maryland Elections from Barry Rascovar, Political Analyst, this morning at the Chamber’s March Business Before Hours. Thanks to Lake Pointe Inn for sponsoring the event and for all of those in attendance. Our next Business Before Hours will be a Legislative Wrap-up featuring Sen. George Edwards and Del. Wendell Beitzel, May 15, 8-9:30 a.m. Click here to register. ... See MoreSee Less

Today we gladly welcome Quality Inn Deep Creek Lake as the newest member of the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce!

The Quality Inn® Deep Creek Lake hotel in McHenry lets you relax and focus on the people and experiences you came for.
Our Value Qs deliver professional, responsive and friendly service, as well as amenities that give you more for your hard-earned money.
The Quality Inn Deep Creek Lake offer the best hotel rates and the best amenities, so you can focus on the people and travel memories that really matter.

You can view the member listing for Quality inn Deep Creek Lake in our business directory here:
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This is a big election year for Maryland, including Governor, 6th U.S. Congressional Dist., MD Dist. 1 Senate, and MD Dist. 1A Delegate. Do you know who’s running for office? There are 12 candidates for Governor, 15 candidates for the 6th Congressional Dist., and in the MD Legislature there are 10 Senators and 29 Delegates giving up their seats this year. That’s a lot of candidates with significant political implications. Want an inside peek and potential outcomes? Join us Tuesday, March 20 when your Chamber hosts political analyst Barry Rascovar for a Maryland Elections Preview at our next Business Before Hours, 8:00-9:30 a.m. at Wisp Resort. Register here or call Holly Lane at (301) 387-6171. ... See MoreSee Less

On March 13, your Chamber hosted a special seminar on the new Maryland Healthy Working Families Act (Paid Leave). Doug Desmarais, an attorney with Smith & Downey, P.A., provided an in-depth breakdown of the new law and what organizations need to know to implement it. More than 70 people attended. Thanks to our partners, Garrett College, Greater Grantsville Business Association (GGBA) and Greater Oakland Business Association (GOBA). For more information on the Maryland Healthy Working Families Act, go to
Questions on paid leave should be directed to
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Today we gladly welcome Waters Run Bed & Breakfast as the newest member of the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce!

90 acre farm nestled in the Savage River State Forest provides cozy elegance and relaxation. This working farm not only hosts first class accommodations with private baths, private entrances & fireplaces, but also is home to overflowing cottage gardens, bubbling water, an orchard, vineyard & horses. Come see what secrets await discovery in these beautiful mountains.

You can view the member listing for Waters Run Bed & Breakfast in our business directory here:
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Tourism Specialist/Administrative
Garrett County Chamber of Commerce

Seeking a professional, well-spoken individual to assist visitors and perform administrative work. Must be personable, knowledgeable of the area, dependable and a team player. Must be able to juggle multiple tasks in a very demanding environment. Great opportunity for someone seeking part-time work with a flexible schedule.

Position offers:
Two weeks of training with current personnel, some flexibility in scheduling days. The average number of days scheduled in this position will be 3 days a week. The Visitors Center is open 9 am to 5 pm, seven days a week.

To apply email resume to:
Regina Sweitzer, Vice President of Operations
by March 30, 2018
No phone calls

For the Full Job Description:
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Western MD Businesses - Contracting Opportunities Workshop

The Maryland Department of General Services (DGS) will be holding an event in partnership with the Washington County Department of Business Development on April 11, 2018 at 10am to discuss contracting opportunities in the Western Maryland Area.

Local small, minority and veteran-owned businesses are encouraged to attend. Please reach out to local businesses within your network and invite them to attend this informative workshop.

Vendors can visit the for more information and to register to attend this event.
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Your Chamber is excited to bring you more benefits with our newly revamped Office Depot/OfficeMax savings program! Enjoy significant discounts and exclusive pricing on products and services you use every day. No fees to join or obligations to buy but you must be a member of the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce. Register to save at:
Interested in becoming a member of the Chamber, contact Melissa Margraff, Membership Development Manager at the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce, 301-387-5237 or
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Join your Chamber at the March Business Before Hours scheduled for Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 8:00am in the Crawford Room at Wisp Resort. The topic of discussion is "Maryland Elections Preview" featuring political analyst Barry Rascovar.

You can see more details about this event and register at
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Today we gladly welcome Garrett County Orthopaedics as the newest member of the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce!

Having two Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeons and one Board Certified General Surgeon offers Garrett County and surrounding Communities with state of the art Orthopaedic services and Wound Care that are close to home while providing compassionate, precise, cost-effective care in a friendly comfortable environment.

You can view the member listing for Garrett County Orthopaedics in our business directory here:
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Last evening The Casselman Inn and Restaurant hosted our March Business After Hours! We would like to thank our gracious hosts for the delicious food and fabulous door prizes. And as always thanks to all of you who came out for the good company. We will see you on April 12th at The Ruth Enlow Library of Garrett County in Oakland for our April Business After Hours! ... See MoreSee Less

Today we gladly welcome Shaffer Ford as the newest member of the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce!

Shaffer Ford of Oakland is the dealership that people in and around Oakland trust. Serving the communities of Oakland, Morgantown and Cumberland market for close to 60 years. Shaffer Ford of Oakland serves up stellar service and extraordinary deals that you get every opportunity to get behind the wheel of one of our new or used cars or trucks

You can view the member listing for Shaffer Ford in our business directory here:
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Today we gladly welcome Patrice and Associates as the newest member of the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce!

Patrice and Associates is the recruiting engine that fuels the restaurant and hospitality industry. We are specialized recruiters for all restaurant and hospitality jobs and we have connections that build rewarding careers and grow great brands.

You can view the member listing for Patrice and Associates in our business directory here:
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Funding Available for Garrett County Non Profit and Government Entities

You are invited to submit a one-page Preliminary Project Descriptions (PPD) by Friday, April 6 2018, 4:30 PM for consideration of funding from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) or Economic Development Administration (EDA).

For more information contact Cindy Sharon of Garrett County Economic Development at 301-334-1990 or email:
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