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Washington County Leaders Participate in White House Business Council Forum

Leaders from Hagerstown and Washington County attended a day–long business forum at the White House in Washington, DC on Wednesday, January 18, 2012.

Proposals sought for the development of a Strategic Economic Development Plan for Washington County and the City of Hagerstown, MD

Hagerstown, MD (January 6, 2012) – The Hagerstown-Washington County Industrial Foundation, Inc. (CHIEF) is seeking proposals from qualified firms with relevant and demonstrable experience for the development of a Strategic Economic Development Plan for Washington County and the City of Hagerstown in Maryland (the Plan).
Firms interested in responding to this RFP should submit a “Letter of Interest” to the project’s CONTACT OFFICER by February 1, 2012 to ensure they are a registered bidder.

Lehigh Phoenix Expands Hagerstown, MD Facility

Hagerstown, MD – January 6, 2012

Lehigh Phoenix, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Visant Corporation, has recently announced the expansion of its state of the art complex in Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland.  The company, which originally relocated to Washington County in 1992, is a leading provider of book components and short run books for the trade and educational publishing segments.

Washington County's Incubator Changes Name to Reflect Its Complete Mission

The business incubator at Hagerstown Community College (HCC) has adopted a new name to better reflect its evolving purpose and mission.  Since opening in 1994, the incubator has operated under the name Technical Innovation Center (TIC).  Starting in Jan. 2012, the incubator will now be named "The Center for Entrepreneurial and Business Development."

The new name reflects the broad spectrum of services and programs to the entrepreneurs and the small businesses of the County. 

Blue Goose Fruit Market and Bakery to Hold Grand Opening in Hancock, MD Friday Dec. 16

For Immediate Release

New Business to Hold Official Grand Opening in Hancock; Blue Goose Fruit Market and Bakery to Host Ribbon Cutting Friday Dec. 16 at 10am

(Hancock, MD) -- There's a new business in Hancock, Maryland, and it's already attracting attention and rave reviews.

The Blue Goose Fruit Market and Bakery is located at 557 East Main Street in  Hancock. The new fruit market and bakery has people talking about its pies and other baked goods.

A grand opening ceremony is set for 10:00am on Friday December 16.

Hagerstown, MD's DocuTrac Announces New Implementation Process

HAGERSTOWN, Md., Dec. 5, 2011 -- /PRNewswire/ -- DocuTrac, Inc., a leading developer of software for the behavioral health industry, announced today the launch of a new Implementation Portal for their growing base of QuicDoc Enterprise clients. Jim Miller, Director of Quality Control and Compliance, describes this new Portal as "the most efficient way to collect workflow data from the client and to train the client's Implementation Team on how to setup QuicDoc Enterprise v6.2 to enhance the facility's workflow."

Washington County to spend $100,000 on analysis projects at airport

8:59 PM EST, November 29, 2011

The Washington County Board of Commissioners Tuesday approved funding for two Hagerstown Regional Airport projects.

The commissioners agreed to spend $70,000 on an environmental assessment of all remaining sites in the airport’s northwest quadrant. The study is expected to take 18 to 24 months.

The commissioners also agreed to spend $35,000 on a land valuation analysis, or appraisal, of property at the airport, expected to take about six months.

Hagerstown-Washington County, MD Recognized by 2011 Awards of Excellence as Top Defense Location


Parker Plastics, Inc., Doubles its Hagerstown, MD Operation in Six Years

Company Hosts a Board of County Commissioners/Economic Development Commission Plant Visit on November 22nd

Washington County's Knob Hall Winery Wins Best of Show

News Release


(Clear Spring, MD) -- Knob Hall Winery, located near Clear Spring, Maryland, which recently won several awards at the Maryland Wine Festival, just received a "Best of Show" award. The winery’s Chambourcin was selected as the best wine, by 42 certified wine judges. The competition was at the annual American Wine Society National Conference in Rochester, New York.


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