Jay Fergusonjay@deepcreekvacations.com301-501-0420

Local chamber of commerce launches new website

For the Cumberland Times-News

— MCHENRY, Md. — The Garrett County Chamber of Commerce recently launched a new version of its website, visitdeepcreek.com, incorporating the new County brand, “Deep Creek Experience.”

The redesigned site offers chamber members and visitors new technological functionality that makes using the site, accessing member information and planning a Garrett County getaway easier.

“We are excited to announce the launch of the new visitdeepcreek.com utilizing our new brand,” said Nicole Christian, chamber president and CEO, via news release. “It is fresh, easy to navigate, and technologically superior by featuring a design that automatically adjusts its format to the device that’s being used whether it’s a desktop, smartphone or tablet. Visitdeepcreek.com is the starting point for anyone planning their Deep Creek Experience and is loaded with resources for Chamber member businesses and local residents.”

The new site includes a redesigned layout & navigation, more graphics, a four-season photo gallery, featured specials and easy-to-use functionality.

Along with serving as a guide to current and potential tourists to the Deep Creek Lake area and Garrett County, the website also includes information specifically for current and prospective Chamber members, including membership information and events, advertising and a log-in area for members to update their business information, add events and specials.

Visitors to the site can easily search for any chamber member using the business directory search located on the top left of the home page and every page on the site. And the new visitdeepcreek.com is also a responsive website so it automatically adjusts to whatever platform a visitor is using to access it – mobile, tablet or desktop.

Along with information on the history of Deep Creek Lake and Garrett County, the new site showcases Garrett County’s small towns by highlighting each town in Northern and Southern Garrett County. Plus, the site also includes a link to the new Mountain Maryland Gateway to the West Heritage Area website, garrettheritage.com.

More here.



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Jay Ferguson

Who I Am My name is Jay Ferguson, and I am a lifelong resident of the Deep Creek Lake area. I am also co-owner of the real estate side of Taylor Made. I have been in the real estate business for 21+ years now and I LOVE what I do! I have to say, my career really took off when I co-founded the real estate side of Taylor Made in 2014. Its been an amazing experience, building a real estate company from the ground up and achieving so much so quickly! In August 2016, we purchased Long & Foster Real Estate Deep Creek, where I had started my career in 2000. In 2018, we on-boarded virtually every agent from Coldwell Banker Deep Creek Realty as they closed up shop and the real estate family grew even more! We now have over 40 sales agents and have expanded to West Virginia and Pennsylvania, as well. Taylor Made is the #1 vacation rental company at Deep Creek with over 475 vacation rental homes, and over one hundred thousand yearly visitors. Its amazing what we have accomplished using the principles of honesty, teamwork and customer service! Personally, my wife Jessica and I enjoy traveling and especially spending time in the outdoors, hiking and exploring the many diverse areas that Garrett County is naturally blessed with. We have raised two wonderful children here, Kayleah (22) and Noah (13). In the summer, we love spending time on the water with friends & family and enjoying the lake life! We are both active in our church, our community & local school activities, and we fill our schedule with plenty of volunteer efforts. I currently serve on the board of directors for Habitat for Humanity. I am proud to say that I was named Deep Creek Time’s Favorite ‘Community Champion’ in 2019. I was also named Garrett County Realtor of the Year in 2018-19, as well. I really enjoy promoting my hometown. I am very proud of the resort area that has developed over my lifetime and look forward to growing the area even more! Deep Creek Lake has been described as ‘The Lake Tahoe of the east', and I think that speaks volumes about the potential to own property here! Deep Creek Lake isn't really a town or city by itself; it's comprised of three towns: Oakland, Swanton & McHenry, Maryland. I am very passionate about my hometown and am impressed with how many people know about it as we travel around the country. Deep Creek Lake is an amazing place to visit and even better place to live! During the pandemic in 2020, our market exploded and more and more people left their primary residence in the city to live here permanently. With distance learning in schools and tele-commuting becoming the ‘norm’, many more people were drawn to the area to ‘live where they love to play’. Why You Want Me Working for You: In addition to being an owner, I am consistently one of the top-producing agents in the entire area and the Associate Broker of record for Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations & Sales. I have 21+ years of experience and I am a problem solver. There aren’t many situations that I have not encountered and I have a strategy for almost every scenario that you may encounter. I have extensively trained in all areas of real estate & emerging technologies, and also have trained as an appraiser, as well as served as a full-time Broker. I have a strong knowledge of the industry, as well as many trusted local contacts & affiliations that allow me to perform at a very high level and deliver results. I have a great deal of respect for my peers in this industry and have strong working relationships that I would love to put to work for you. Call me to discuss your situation - I know I can be of great service to you & others you care about! Honesty. Integrity. Results.