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Brewery, Winery and Distillery Startup Seminar

HAGERSTOWN, MD. (September 1, 2015) Are you someone who dreams of owning your own brewery, winery or distillery? If so, the Washington County Department of Business Development Office of Agricultural Business Development invites you to join a startup seminar that will help you make your dream a reality.

Hosted by Kevin Atticks, Director of the Brewers Association of Maryland, Maryland Wineries Association and the Maryland Distiller Guild, the class will include information on how to navigate alcohol laws, the permitting process as well as business strategies and marketing and sales opportunities.

The seminar, sponsored by the Williamsport Economic Development Council, will be held September 22, 6 - 8 p.m. at 12 Springfield Lane in Williamsport.

Cost to attend the seminar is $15 and attendees can register at or at the Williamsport Town Hall.

According to the Brewers Association, small and independent American craft brewers contributed $55.7 billion to the U.S. economy in 2014.  

For more information, contact Public Relations Manager James Jenkins at 240-313-2384.

About the Washington County Department of Business Development,

Agricultural Business Development  

Washington County Department of Business Development, Agricultural Business Development is a County agency providing assistance to new and expanding businesses throughout Hagerstown and Washington County, Maryland. The DBD, Agricultural Business Development is responsible for developing and managing economic development strategies and implementing programs to attract, retain, preserve and grow agricultural enterprises and related industries. The DBD interacts with a vast network of public, private and nonprofit organizations to address the agricultural and business needs of the community, as well as attract new companies to the county. Visit for more information.

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