Garrett Community College among those receiving state grant funding

From WCBC Radio

The Hogan administration today announced the Board of Public Works approval of seven capital grants agreements, totaling over $18.1 million, dedicated to essential capital projects at five higher educational organizations. The grants are administered through the Maryland Department of General Services Capital Grants Division. The Board of Public Works is comprised of Governor Larry Hogan, Comptroller Peter Franchot, and Treasurer Nancy Kopp.

“Our administration recognizes the critical role of higher education in Maryland’s economy and our citizens’ quality of life,” said Governor Hogan. “These grants will help complete vital capital projects in every region of the state, leading to increased visibility and furthering their institutional goals.”

Five Maryland higher education institutions whose missions inspire and encourage conservation, learning, and performance through community engagement were approved by the Board: the Community College of Baltimore County, Essex Campus and Catonsville Campus; the College of Southern Maryland, Indian Head, Md.; Howard Community College, Columbia, Md.; Frederick Community College, Frederick, Md.; and Garrett College, McHenry, Md.

 

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Tourism-related revenue continues to grow in Maryland

From The Garrett County Republican

McHENRY — Maryland tourism was the topic of the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce’s Business Before Hours last Tuesday morning at Wisp Resort. About 50 local officials and business owners attended the networking event.

“This was the fourth year of revenue growth in the state of Maryland,” reported guest speaker Liz Fitzsimmons, managing director of the Division of Tourism, Film and the Arts for the Maryland Department of Commerce. “So we want to keep that trajectory going.”

Her division’s mission, she said, is to grow revenue for the state to benefit its citizens.

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Deep Creek Lake Shopping: Tips For Small Business Saturday

From Taylor-Made Deep Creek  Vacation & Sales Blog.

Do some Deep Creek Lake shopping on Small Business Saturday – the day after Black Friday! It is a great opportunity to celebrate and support the small businesses. Deep Creek Lake shopping gives you a chance to get one-of-a-kind items from your favorite place. Pick up holiday gifts or something special for yourself!

I put together a guide to shopping small when you are on a Deep Creek Lake vacation. Supporting “mom and pop” businesses doesn’t have to be limited to Small Business Saturday. These are fun places to browse and buy throughout the year!

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Jay Ferguson Named ROTY For 2018!!

The award is designed to honor and recognize a member for outstanding service to the real estate profession and the community. He goes well above and beyond that!

Jay Ferguson is currently with Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations & Sales. He has been a sales agent for nearly 20 years, he became co-owner of Taylor-Made’s new real estate division in 2014.

 

Taylor-Made celebrates 10 years and a new addition

From The Garrett County  Republican

McHENRY — Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations & Sales has been in business in the Deep Creek area for 10 years. Last Friday, the company celebrated that anniversary, as well as the addition of new office space at its location at 35 Towne Center Way, McHenry.

The family owned and operated vacation rental and real estate company began in 2008. It is owned by Jodi Taylor Refosco, her husband, Joe Refosco, and her brother, Chad Taylor.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new addition was held by the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce, followed by an open house. Guests at the grand opening celebration included Garrett County Director of Economic Development Mike Hough.

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