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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We are mobilizing our members to save Garrett County jobs! PLEASE CONTACT U.S. REPRESENTATIVE DELANEY AND THE U.S. HOUSE SMALL BUSINESS COMMITTEE (contact info below) and ask for their support of H.R. 3294, the HUBZONE Unification and Business Stability Act (HUBS). This bi-partisan bill will save Garrett County’s HUBZones.

For more details on how you can act to save Garrett County jobs follow the link:
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2017 Autumn Glory King Ryan Hebb & Queen Alanna Kinney participated in the Friendsville Days Parade on Saturday, July 22. Thanks to our 2017 Royalty Court Sponsors: Byco Enterprises, Inc., Hugh Umbel Companies, and Potomac Edison. Thanks also to Dave Beard for generously volunteering to drive the King and Queen through the parade. ... See MoreSee Less

A preview of the Rock Crawl at the St. John's Rock Off-road Vehicle (ORV) Trail... ... See MoreSee Less

On Friday, July 21 the Maryland Department of Natural Resources held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of its first-ever Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) Trail designed specifically for use by ORV enthusiasts. The St. John's Rock ORV Trail is located within Savage River State Forest in Garrett County. The trail is scheduled to be open for day use and overnight camping on July 23.

Features on the new trail include:
- Unique campsite designed to support ORV riders
- Single track hare scramble style trail sections for motorcycles
- Technical trail spur loops for all-terrain vehicles
- Full-size rock crawl area for four-wheel drive vehicles

For more information call (301) 895-5759, email, or visit

St. John's Rock ORV Trail Reservations:
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On Tuesday, September 19 we will be holding the 6th Annual Business & Industry Appreciation Business Before Hours! If you would like to be recognized for starting a new business, expanding your business, or your business hitting a milestone of 50, 75, or 100 years please follow the link and submit the application form. More details can be found here: ... See MoreSee Less

Your Chamber has also been recognized for Member Retention! We give our heartfelt thanks for the continued support of our members for this organization and the community as a whole! #ACCE #Nashville2017 ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations Nick Sharps on your awards for membership sales at the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives! #ACCE #2017NASHVILLE. Your Chamber Is representing! ... See MoreSee Less

Last evening Fitzwater Furniture hosted our July Business After Hours in celebration of their 70th Anniversary! We would like to thank our gracious hosts for the delicious food and drink and fabulous door prizes. And as always thanks to all of you who came out for the good company and see you next month at Savage River Lodge for our August Business After Hours! ... See MoreSee Less

At Business Before Hours this morning Commissioners Paul Edwards, Larry Tichnell, and Jim Hinebaugh presented the annual State of the County address. This morning we also recognized Rodney Glotfelty for his long-time service as the Garrett County Health Officer and congratulated him on his retirement. In addition, Paul Frey, president of the Washington County/Hagerstown Chamber and president of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce Executives and immediate past Chair of the Board, Shane Grady, presented our President & CEO Nicole Christian with the Maryland Chamber Executive of the Year award.

We are grateful for the support of our sponsors Clear Mountain Bank and Potomac Edison for making the event possible. We also give special thanks to everyone who came out this morning and look forward to seeing you on September 19 for our 6th Annual Business & Industry Appreciation Business Before Hours.
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The Chamber is pleased to announce that Fitzwater Furniture will be hosting our July Business After Hours next Thursday, July 13th from 5:30 pm- 7:30 pm. We will be celebrating Fitzwater Furniture's 70th Anniversary! Enjoy delicious food and drinks catered by Ace's as you mingle with fellow Chamber members.

Register now:
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Today we gladly welcome All Earth Eco Tours as the newest member of the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce!

About All Earth Eco Tours: Flatwater Kayaking Eco Tours on a wilderness lake! - Hiking Tours from Mild to Wild - Superb Family Outdoor Adventure - Amazing Group Retreats and Team Building Adventures. Snowshoeing Tours.

You can view the member listing for All Earth Eco Tours in our business directory here:
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Today we gladly welcome Shew-sical Entertainment Services as the newest member of the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce!

About Shew-sical Entertainment Services: Shew-sical Entertainment promises to provide high quality disc jockey services with the personal touch and professional care every client deserves. We work events, weddings and private parties!

You can view the member listing for Shew-sical Entertainment Services in our business directory here:
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Today we gladly welcome The Alley as the newest member of the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce!

About The Alley: Our Deep Creek Lake Bowling Center brings bowling, music, video entertainment, arcade, pool, shuffleboard and more to the community in a whole new way!

You can view the member listing for The Alley in our business directory here:
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