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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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This Friday, August 18 is the deadline to apply for your business to be recognized at our 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: goo.gl/BbNa8a
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Watch the Solar Eclipse Here in Garrett County

Hopefully, August 21 will be a clear, sunny day to view the solar eclipse in Garrett County. Although we are not in the path of totality, our part of the country will experience an 83% coverage of the Sun. The eclipse will begin at 1:12 PM, maximum time will be 2:38 PM, and the eclipse will end at 3:58 PM. Remember, you can only look at the Sun with approved eclipse glasses. Sunglasses, no matter how dark, do not give your eyes enough protection. Telescopes and cameras should have approved sun filters if they are going to be pointed at the Sun. If you don't have eclipse glasses, you should still look around outside during the eclipse as the light and shadows will change, just don't look at the Sun. You can also use two pieces of paper or cardboard to watch the Sun's shadow without looking at the star itself. Put one piece of paper outside on a flat surface. Poke a hole in the other piece and hold it above the first sheet. You should be able to watch the shadow move across the Sun on the lower sheet of paper through the hole. Learn more at the following links eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/eclipse.html or www.youtube.com/watch?v=quxJy4t7_3s.

Eclipses occur when the Sun, Moon, and Earth are exactly aligned. During a solar eclipse, the Moon is between the Earth and Sun. During a lunar eclipse, the Earth is in the middle position. The last time a solar eclipse crossed the U.S. coast to coast was in 1918. There will not be another solar eclipse in the U.S. until 2024.

Thank you to Jason Shank, Hickory Environmental Education Center Administrator/Planetarium Director, a program of Garrett County Public Schools.
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Today we gladly welcome Maryland Off-Highway Vehicle Alliance as the newest member of the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce!

About Maryland Off-Highway Vehicle Alliance: The MD OHV Alliance advocates for and represents off-highway vehicle (OHV) interests in Maryland.

You can view the member listing for Maryland Off-Highway Vehicle Alliance in our business directory here: goo.gl/Ht4euG
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Last evening Savage River Lodge hosted our August Business After Hours! 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 Wisp Resort for our September Business After Hours! ... See MoreSee Less

Today we gladly welcome Closets by Tom as the newest member of the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce!

About Closets by Tom: Organization and beauty come together with custom closet designs by Closets by Tom. A Closet by Tom custom closet offers more than an affordable luxury for home owners!

You can view the member listing for Closets by Tom in our business directory here: goo.gl/64NZUA
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The Chamber is pleased to announce that Savage River Lodge will be hosting our August Business After Hours next Thursday, August 10th from 5:30 pm- 7:30 pm. Enjoy delicious food and drinks as you mingle with fellow Chamber members.

Register now: goo.gl/Lvu86D
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Today we gladly welcome Hampton Inn Frostburg as the newest member of the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce!

About Hampton Inn Frostburg: Hampton Inn Frostburg by Hilton is Located in the beautiful mountains Western Maryland. Located near Deep Creek Lake, FSU, GAP bike trail, and Cumberland, MD

You can view the member listing for Hampton Inn Frostburg in our business directory here: goo.gl/9hCZqP
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On Tuesday, August 1 a ribbon cutting ceremony was held to celebrate the grand opening of The White Barn at Lucas Farm in Oakland. Local dignitaries, including Delegate Wendell Beitzel, spoke to welcome proprietors Brittney and Matthew Lucas and congratulate them on their budding business. Jared Jones and Leah Diehl, members of the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce Diplomats committee, presented Brittney and Matthew with a First Dollar of Profit Certificate. The White Barn at Lucas Farm is a new barn with old, vintage charm. Located on 40 acres with a picture-perfect landscape, the 4,300 square foot barn is ideal for your wedding or special event.

You can learn more about The White Barn at Lucas Farm by visiting the member listing on our website here: goo.gl/i7ftWv
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Stop by the Visitors Center during this month and enjoy the Town of Oakland's display! For more information on the Town of Oakland visit their member listing in our business directory by following the link: goo.gl/xXNQhq

If you are interested in advertising your business by placing a display in the Visitors Center for a month, please email holly@garrettchamber.com or call Holly Lane at 301-387-6171.
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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: goo.gl/BbNa8a ... See MoreSee Less

On Thursday, July 27 a ribbon cutting ceremony was held to celebrate the grand opening of Artists and Dreamers in Oakland. Local dignitaries spoke to welcome proprietor Lin Gilbert and congratulate her on this endeavor. Patty Manown Mash, member of the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and Chair of the Diplomats committee presented Lin with a First Dollar of Profit Certificate. Artists and Dreamers offers artwork, hand crafted items, supplies, paint night events, while providing a creative outlet for music, birthday parties, and date nights.

You can learn more about Artists and Dreamers by visiting the member listing on our website here: goo.gl/pyrF5a
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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: goo.gl/wgZiB9
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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 stjohnsrock.dnr@maryland.gov, or visit dnr.maryland.gov/forests/Pages/orv/home.aspx

St. John's Rock ORV Trail Reservations: compass.dnr.maryland.gov/DnrCompassPortal
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