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Timetable for "PlanMaryland" updated

Timetable for "PlanMaryland" updated   
Additional 60-day comment period for State Growth Plan in response to local officials    

BALTIMORE, MD (Thursday, August 25, 2011) - Governor Martin O'Malley and Richard Eberhart Hall, Secretary of the Maryland Department of Planning, have outlined an additional 60-day review period for PlanMaryland, the State's first strategic smart growth plan, in response to feedback from local officials who had requested more time to review the draft plan.

Cape Air Offers Special Limited Time $39 Fares Between HGR and BWI!


The Mid-Atlantic is on Sale!
Purchase dates: August 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 or 29, 2011
Travel dates: valid for travel September 1 - October 31, 2011

Nominations for the 12th Annual Washington County Business Awards Are Being Accepted

Brien Poffenberger, President, Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce
Phone: 301-739-2015, ext. 102
Tim Troxell, Executive Director, Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission
Phone:   240-313-2280

County communications manager honored

County communications manager honored
Peter “Pete” Loewenheim doesn’t understand what all the fuss is about.

As Washington County Communications maintenance manager since 1986, Loewenheim said he and the three technicians on his staff are just doing their jobs.

When he learned in April that he was chosen as Radio Frequency Technologist of the Year for Maryland by the Mid-Eastern Chapter of the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials, or APCO, he said he was stunned.

Knob Hall Winery Announces 2011 “Winestock” to Benefit the Maryland Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®

Media Release
Contact: Knob Hall Winery, 301-842-2777
For Immediate Release:
Knob Hall Winery Announces 2011 “Winestock” to Benefit the Maryland Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®
September 10th Event Includes Concerts and Wine Tasting
(Clear Spring, MD) -- Knob Hall Winery has announced that its 2011 Winestock celebration, to be held on Saturday, September 10th at the winery, will be to benefit the Maryland Affiliate of Susan G Komen for the Cure.

Community Development Block Grant Public Hearing Held

Community Development Block Grant Public Hearing Held
August 9, 2011
The Commissioners approved acceptance of the Maryland Neighborhood Conservative Initiative Grant for 2011 following a public hearing.


Washington County officials just learned this afternoon that Direct Air has initiated contacts to advanced ticket holders that flights from Hagerstown to Myrtle Beach, SC and Lakeland, FL will be discontinued beginning August 21, 2011.

Technical Innovation Center client, DocuTrac, Inc. Announces Advancements for QuicDoc EHR and Office Therapy PMS Software

Technical Innovation Center client, DocuTrac, Inc., developer of Behavioral Health Software, announced the release of its latest version of QuicDoc EMR Enterprise Edition software.  This newest release, ready for Meaningful Use, allows qualified providers to apply for Medicare and Medicaid incentives, and could mean increased revenues.  Additionally, new functionality in this release reflects major advancements.

Hagerstown-Washington County Wins Project/Program of the Year Award

During the Maryland Economic Development Association (MEDA) Annual Conference Awards Ceremony held in Cambridge, Maryland on Monday night, the Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission (EDC) received the Economic Development Project/Program of the Year Award.  The MEDA Awards recognize members' efforts to attract and support businesses, redevelop business districts, market communities, and promote workforce development, tourism, and agriculture.

Award Details:

MD's Largest Solar Farm to be Built in Washington County

Maryland Solar, LLC publicly announced today that it will be building a 20-megawatt solar panel farm on state land near MCI-Hagerstown at an approximate cost of $70 million.  The owners plan to start construction by the end of the year and estimate the project will employ up to 125 workers during the construction.


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