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U.S. Small Business Administration’s Small Business Resource Day

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Baltimore District Office is holding an Open House to showcase programs and services that can help with the development and growth of your small business. This free event will feature representatives from Federal, State and Local Government Organizations who will provide you with timely information and assistance.

- Learn about small business resources in your community

- Meet face to face with representatives in a friendly environment

Maryland (& Washington County) wines, ready for their close-ups

By Dave McIntyre, Published: October 11, 2011

The vineyard on the outskirts of Burkittsville has stories to tell.

“We’ve found musket balls here before, but never an arrowhead,” Rob Deford says as I examine the quartz relic his son Phineas has discovered in the vineyard on a sunny September morning. Its tip and edges only slightly dulled by a sojourn in the soil, the arrowhead speaks of centuries of history along the Appalachian Mountains, long before modern man decided this would be a good place to plant grapes.

Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce and The Economic Development Commission Present the 9th Annual Economic Summit


Wednesday, November 16, 2011 
Registration/Reception 5:00 p.m.
Dinner/Program 6:30 p.m.

Fountain Head Country Club 
13316 Fountain Head Rd.
Hagerstown, MD  21742

~Keynote Speaker~

Anirban Basu Chairman & CEO of Sage Policy Group, Inc.

High-Tech Happenings in Washington County, MD

Volvo Group in Hagerstown, MD shares $19M for ‘SuperTruck’ Research & Development

Under a recently awarded SuperTruck contract with the U.S. Department of Energy, Volvo Technology of America, Inc. is scheduled to receive $19M in federal funding.  This will be used by the Volvo Group’s North American truck-related operations to improve the freight-moving efficiency of heavy-duty trucks while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The Volvo Group makes Volvo and Mack trucks in the U.S.

Washington County CEO Named the Baltimore Area's CEO of the Year

Randy Thompson named Baltimore SmartCEO magazine’s CEO of the Year 

Baltimore, MD – October, 6, 2011 – Baltimore SmartCEO magazine announced the 2011 CEO of the Year winner tonight at a gala event in Baltimore, MD. 

Evolve Composites USA Announces Expansion to the Town of Hancock, Washington County, MD

Hagerstown, MD (September 30, 2011) – Evolve Composites USA, a market leader in the manufacturing of  ultra lightweight concretes and polymer plastic pads, bases, piers, covers and drain guards, is expanding production to Hancock, MD.  The company will be leasing the former Fleetwood travel trailer plant which was subsequently acquired by the Town of Hancock and renamed as the Stanley E.

Local Farmer Honored for Sustainable Farming

Clear Spring farmer says it's more than just cows and plows Steve Ernst recognized with Excellence in Agricultural Stewardship, as a 2011 Smart Green and Growing Award recipient

September 29, 2011

Clear Spring farmer Steven "Steve" Ernst doesn't understand what all the fuss is about.

The state of Maryland has recognized him with Excellence in Agricultural Stewardship, as a 2011 Smart Green and Growing Award recipient.

Export Assistance Funding for Small Businesses in Western Maryland

CONTACTS: Susan Sullam (Cardin) 410-962-4436
Rachel MacKnight (Mikulski) 202-228-1188
September 27, 2011September 27, 2011


10 days left to Nominate for Washington County Business Awards

Please click here  to nominate local businesses and business people you feel should be recognized at the 2012 Washington County Business Award.   You can even nominate your own company.

The EDC co-hosts this event with the Chamber of Commerce.

Weddles accept Farm of the Year award

Weddles accept Farm of the Year award

10:00 PM EDT, August 27, 2011

Jim and Bonnie Weddle weren't sure they'd make it to their own celebration.

Without dedicated employees taking on an important project on Saturday, they'd have had to stay home and work, they said.

The Weddles, who run Creek Bound Farms on Poffenberger Road south of Funkstown, received this year's Farm of the Year award at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center.


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