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October 2011

October 31, 2011
Hagerstown, Maryland — The Board of County Commissioners of Washington County, Maryland (BCC) recently adopted a broadened “pad-ready” stimulus program as proposed by the Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission (EDC). The program is designed to encourage builders to bring...
October 27, 2011
Economic Development Week proclaimed in Washington County (L-R) Tim Troxell, Director, Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission Office, Commissioner Terry Baker, EDC Chairperson Shelby Penn
October 27, 2011
Tox Path Specialists, LLC will graduating from the Technical Innovation Center (TIC) at Hagerstown Community College in early 2012. They first began operations at the TIC in May 2008 and have created 10 jobs in Washington County.  On his experience in the incubator, Mark Butt, president said "The...
October 27, 2011
Hagerstown, Maryland — Demolitions, renovations and expansions of existing buildings will qualify for county perks under a broadened “pad-ready” stimulus program approved Tuesday by the Washington County Board of Commissioners. The program was originally designed to encourage builders to bring...
October 25, 2011
LAUREL, MD – Mike Maiorana, Verizon Wireless president of the Maryland, Virginia, Washington, DC region, today announced that the company is launching the world’s first large-scale 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network in Hagerstown, Maryland on Oct. 20.  Already, Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network is...
October 19, 2011
October 24 - 28, 2011 "Highlighting the investment in partnerships that strengthens our competitiveness" Economic Development Week shines a spotlight on your economic successes! Maryland’s counties and cities are showcasing their accomplishments in fresh new ways, and we invite you to celebrate...
October 19, 2011
The Board of Washington County Commissioners (BCC), the Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission (EDC), and the City of Hagerstown will participate in Economic Development Week from October 24th through October 28th.  As Economic Development Week will recognize the partnerships...
October 19, 2011
HAGERSTOWN, MD (October 18, 2011) – Bright Eyes Child Care opened a new 8,900 square foot facility on August 29, 2011 at 1145 Omega Court in Hagerstown creating ten new jobs. The large child care facility was the first business to open in the Light Business Park off of Eastern Boulevard which is a...
October 19, 2011
Celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week 2011 at HCC. Hagerstown Community College’s business incubator, Office of Continuing Education and the Entrepreneurial Alliance and Resource Network (EARN) of Washington County have teamed up to provide a full day of relevant information, advice, and guidance...
October 18, 2011
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...
October 18, 2011
The Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce and The Economic Development Commission will host their 9th Annual Economic Summit on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at the Fountain Head Country Club, which is located at 13316 Fountain Head Rd. in Hagerstown, MD. The Keynote Speaker will be...
October 18, 2011
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...
October 17, 2011
~ SAVE THE DATE~ 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. Sage Policy Group, Inc. is an economic and...
October 13, 2011
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...
October 11, 2011
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.  With more than 350 executives in attendance, the CEO of the Year award was...
October 5, 2011
Washington County Board of Commissioners OKs zoning for solar energy systems By HEATHER KEELS heather.keels@herald-mail.com 10:51 PM EDT, October 4, 2011 The Washington County Board of Commissioners voted 4-0 Tuesday to approve an amendment to the county zoning ordinance that will allow...
October 5, 2011
Three of Washington County's high tech small businesses participated in the recent TEDCO Rural Business Innovation Showcase and Angel Investment Forum at Garrett Community College. Ambay Immune Sensors is a client of the technical business incubator at Hagerstown Community College and ES&T has...
October 5, 2011
A Tuesday morning grand-opening ceremony for VT Industries' new Hagerstown-area plant brought together company executives, and state and county officials, but the morning's real stars were the dozens of new VT employees who gathered to cheer the ribbon cutting. "They are truly just a one-of-a-kind...
October 5, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                            CONTACT: Sarah Lankford Sprecher, Director of Public Relations & Community Affairs Phone: 240-313-2215 Email: slankford@washco-md.net    Norman Bassett, Public Information Officer Phone:   240-313-2077V/TDD...

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