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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Would you like to host a Business After Hours in 2018?

Any member business that wishes to be considered can download the host application form at this link:

The form must be completed and returned to the Chamber no later than COB October 20, 2017. You can mail the completed form to Garrett County Chamber of Commerce, 15 Visitors Center Drive, McHenry MD, 21541. You can also scan the form and email it to or fax it to (301) 334-8073.
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In order to recognize the economic development, job creation and investment that has occurred in our community over the last year, the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce and the Garrett County Office of Economic Development presented the 6th annual Business & Industry Appreciation Business Before Hours.

County Commissioner Jim Hinebaugh provided updates on economic development in Garrett County along with a recognition of new businesses, expanding businesses, and businesses that have hit milestones of 50, 75, 100 years in operation. Certificates and plaques were presented to identified, eligible businesses and companies.

Congratulations to all the recognized businesses and thanks to our sponsors Clear Mountain Bank and Railey Mountain Lake Vacations!
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Today we gladly welcome AmeriGas Propane as the newest member of the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce!

About AmeriGas Propane: A local propane supply and service provider for tri-state area.

You can view the member listing for AmeriGas Propane in our business directory here:
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Enjoyed attending the U.S. Chamber Small Business Summit this week and learning about how what is happening in D.C. is affecting our community, and advocating on behalf of our businesses. Also pleased to be with Jim & Shirley Bailey as GCC Technologies was honored as a finalist for Small Business of the Year. #USChamber #SmallBizSummit #SenatorCardin #SenatorVanHollen #TreasurerJovitaCarranza ... See MoreSee Less

Last evening Wisp Resort hosted our September Business After Hours! We would like to thank our gracious hosts for the delicious food and drink, tours of the newly remodeled facility, and fabulous door prizes. And as always thanks to all of you who came out for the good company and see you in two months at the newly remodeled First United Bank & Trust in Oakland for our November Business After Hours! ... See MoreSee Less

Celebrate our 50th Annual Autumn Glory Festival with a taste of a local tradition, Turkey Dinners. Below is a listing of locations that will be serving turkey dinners during our annual Autumn Glory Festival. Do you also serve turkey dinners during the Autumn Glory Festival? Please click the link below to complete the form to be included in our Turkey Trail. This promotion will be online as well as in print, available at the Visitors Center for visitors and residents to find information about this local tradition.
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The Deep Creek Lake State Park Boat ramp will be closed on Saturday September 16th from 8:00 am - 10:00 am and Sunday September 17th from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm for the Savage Man Triathlon. ... See MoreSee Less

Vote for Deep Creek Lake as Maryland's Top Attraction in USA Today's 10 Best Readers Choice Contest!

You can vote for Deep Creek Lake at

Remember to vote every day until Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 11:59 am EDT.
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Today we gladly welcome A Hunter's Paradise as the newest member of the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce!

About A Hunter's Paradise: Taking our hunters to the free chase hunt max! Located on 60 acres of private land bordering 200+ acres of protected Natural Conservatory. Guided Hunts & Turn-Key Hunting. Contact us for pricing!

You can view the member listing for A Hunter's Paradise in our business directory here:
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Stop by the Visitors Center during this month and enjoy the Railey Realty's display! For more information on Railey Realty visit their member listing in our business directory by following the link:

If you are interested in advertising your business by placing a display in the Visitors Center for a month, please email or call Holly Lane at 301-387-6171.
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The Chamber is pleased to announce that Wisp Resort will be hosting our September Business After Hours next Thursday, September 14th from 5:30 pm- 7:30 pm. Enjoy delicious food and drinks as you mingle with fellow Chamber members.

Register now:
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Congratulations Bill Grant on being recognized by the Community Trust Foundation as the 2017 Humanitarian of the Year! #CTFINC ... See MoreSee Less

Today we gladly welcome Ascend Life Coaching as the newest member of the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce!

About Ascend Life Coaching: Providing Quality Coaching & Leadership Development Training. Coach Ryan partners with clients with the tools, support & encouragement to accomplish more & to accelerate personal and spiritual growth.

You can view the member listing for Ascend Life Coaching in our business directory here:
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Today we gladly welcome Mlend as the newest member of the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce!

About Mlend: 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 view the member listing for Mlend in our business directory here:
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This morning Billy Grossmiller, Partner and Sales Executive with Crawford Advisors, LLC, presented at our September HR Roundtable. Billy spoke on a variety of Group Health & Welfare Benefit topics ranging from traditional and non-traditional benefit offerings, benefits administration, benefits communication, population health management and compliance.

For more information on this Chamber exclusive committee visit the HR Roundtable page on by following the link:
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