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August 2011

August 31, 2011
The Washington County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to implement a stimulus program aimed at making it easier for developers to create "pad-ready" sites for commercial and industrial uses. Under the two-year program, projects to bring undeveloped commercial and industrial sites...
August 29, 2011
Weddles accept Farm of the Year award By ANDREW SCHOTZ andrews@herald-mail.com 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...
August 25, 2011
Dear Global Business Partners: Learn how to increase your company's foreign sales at the free Global Access Exporter Forum in Baltimore on September 12, 2011, from 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. featuring Governor Martin O'Malley and Ex-Im Bank President and Chairman Fred P. Hochberg.  Hosted by the State...
August 25, 2011
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...
August 25, 2011
“Food for Profit” A state-wide Entrepreneurship Training Program customized to meet the needs of local food entrepreneurs  This workshop is in collaboration with Penn State Extension, University of Maryland Extension, and the Maryland Rural Enterprise Development Center October 19, 2011 9:00 AM...
August 24, 2011
  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 Fly between Hagerstown and Baltimore $39* each way *Valid on new reservations only. Fares are non-refundable. Additional fees for changes...
August 23, 2011
CONTACT: Brien Poffenberger, President, Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce Phone: 301-739-2015, ext. 102 Email: brien@hagerstown.org   Tim Troxell, Executive Director, Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission Phone:   240-313-2280 Email: ttroxell@hagerstownedc.org...
August 23, 2011
Fall 2011 Phase II WIP Workshop - Western Maryland -------------------------------------------------------------------Course Schedule: See Below Target Audience: Allegany, Frederick, Garrett and Washington counties and municipalities Length: One Day Workshop Learning Objective: The workshop will...
August 23, 2011
The first annual Maryland International Film Festival-Hagerstown has selected 51 films from 19 different countries to screen at the 2011 film festival. Director Tracie Donahue said, “The quality of these films is remarkable for a first year festival. We received submissions from some of the best...
August 22, 2011
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...
August 22, 2011
SJF CLEANTECH MENTORSHIP PROGRAM APPLICATIONS DUE SEPTEMBER 12, 2011 The Technical Innovation Center would like to announce that the SJF Institute, in partnership with the Appalachia Regional Commission and private philanthropies, is offering an exciting opportunity for Appalachian-based cleantech...
August 19, 2011
Washington County 2Q Real Estate Report  We thought you would be interested in a recent 2011 bi-annual report from one of the commercial brokers who is active in the Hagerstown-Washington County market.  The good news is there is new commercial construction activity, building space availability and...
August 12, 2011
Maryland Department of Planning August 12, 2011 A Message from MDP Secretary Richard E. Hall about PlanMaryland:   When we issued the draft of PlanMaryland in April, we said it was a draft meant for outside comment, and we meant it.   And when we said we wanted input to help us refine and improve...
August 12, 2011
The Transportation Association of Maryland (TAM) announces its 2011 Annual Conference & Tradeshow, "Who Knew!" at Clarion/Hager Hall Conference & Event Center in Hagerstown, Maryland, September 20-23, 2011.   Who Should Attend? • TAM Members • Human Service Agencies • Private Transit...
August 11, 2011
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...
August 11, 2011
PlanMaryland Draft Acting Planning Director Steve Goodrich presented a report on PlanMaryland, the State’s latest proposal to advance its smart growth initiatives and implement 12 planning visions. PlanMaryland is a multi-chapter document designed to serve as a guide for Maryland agencies and local...
August 11, 2011
Community Development Block Grant Plans August 9, 2011 The Commissioners approved the renewal of two Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) plans, following a report from CDBG coordinator Susan Buchanan, Fiscal/Research Specialist for the Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development...
August 11, 2011
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. Susan Buchanan, Fiscal/Research Specialist, Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development...
August 11, 2011
Hancock got some good tidings Wednesday evening when it was announced  that a manufacturer will move into the former Fleetwood building, bringing 60 or more new jobs to the town over three years. Evolve Composites will begin moving into the 110,000-square-foot building this fall and start...
August 11, 2011
Discovery Station's HANGARFEST A Celebration of Wine, Music & More October 1, 2011 - 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Rider Jet Center 18539 Henson Boulevard Hagerstown, MD Tickets will be available online at www.marylandmemories.com or by calling the Discovery Station at 301-790-0076 or the...

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