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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...
October 4, 2011
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...
September 30, 2011
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 By JANET HEIM janeth@herald-mail.com September 29, 2011 Clear Spring farmer Steven "Steve" Ernst doesn't understand...
September 28, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACTS: Susan Sullam (Cardin) 410-962-4436 Rachel MacKnight (Mikulski) 202-228-1188 September 27, 2011September 27, 2011 CARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE EXPORT ASSISTANCE FUNDING FOR SMALL BUSINESSES IN WESTERN MD   WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (...
September 26, 2011
WASHINGTON, D.C.- The Appalachian Regional Commission announced today approval of a grant in the amount of $200,000 to the Washington County Board of Commissioners for the Hagerstown Regional Airport Terminal Renovations. This project will expand the passenger arrival/departure lounge and install...
September 23, 2011
Tri-County Council Regional Summit October 4-5, 2011 Ramada Plaza Hotel - 1718 Underpass Way, Hagerstown, MD RSVP by Monday, September 26, 2011. (The registration form can be found by clicking here.) Projects and Funding Agency Reception will feature the following: Appalachian Regional...
September 22, 2011
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION   4201 WILSON BOULEVARD, ARLINGTON, VA 22230                                                                    OFFICE OF LEGISLATIVE AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS                                                                                     Award Date:   Sep 22, 2011  Award...
September 14, 2011
Free Admission this Saturday, September 17th from 10:30am - 4:30pm to tour the Volvo Powertrain (Mack Trucks) facility in Hagerstown.  You can even drive a Mack or Volvo truck for a $1 donation to the United Way!  For more info, call 301-790-5400
September 13, 2011
Please click here http://www.hagerstown.org/wcba/  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.
September 13, 2011
A proposal to build Maryland’s biggest solar array near the Maryland Correctional Institution south of Hagerstown has received tentative approval from a Maryland Public Service Commission judge and an attorney working on the project said construction could start in the fall. Public Utility Law...
September 6, 2011
One month after the signing of the Declaration of Independence (July 4th, 1776) Maryland held its First State Convention at the State House in Annapolis. On September the 6th, 1776 (235 years ago) the State Convention passed a resolution that made the land west of South Mountain a new county named...
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...

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