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May 15, 2012
Baltimore, MD (May 15, 2012) – The Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED) today announced that it has awarded a $50,000 grant to the Hagerstown-Washington County Industrial Foundation to help develop an Economic Development Strategic Plan (EDSP). The plan, expected to be...
May 14, 2012
   M A Y  1 4,  2 0 1 2 Gov. O'Malley visited VT Industries in Hagerstown on April 23 to tour the company's state-of-the-art manufacturing plant and celebrate Maryland manufacturing. In 2010, VT announced it would close its Fine Laminate Countertop plant in Shelbyville, Ind., and move operations...
May 14, 2012
By HEATHER KEELS May 8, 2012 Money to develop a marketing plan for Hagerstown Regional Airport will be the county’s top priority for grant funds from the Appalachian Regional Commission, the Washington County Board of Commissioners decided Tuesday. The project is one of six the commissioners...
May 3, 2012
By HEATHER KEELS May 2, 2012   Working proactively with existing businesses, targeting restrictive state regulations and formulating a  “capture strategy” to attract new companies are areas where Washington County officials hope to improve economic development efforts, speakers said Wednesday...
May 2, 2012
A Boonsboro business that specializes in finding ways to defeat improvised-explosive devices on the battlefield has been awarded a share of a $450,000 grant to continue its research, according to a state corporation. The Boonsboro-based ES&T Inc., and five other Maryland companies were awarded...
May 2, 2012
By C.J. LOVELACE - Herald-Mail cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com The prospect of building a new multiuse sports and events center in downtown Hagerstown took another step forward Tuesday night. In a joint meeting before a large crowd at City Hall, Washington County and city elected officials agreed on...
May 2, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tom Bets the Farm Stables Grand Opening and Open House Saturday, May 5, 2012 10:00 am to 5:00 pm FREE Event and Open to the Public Tom Bets the Farm Stable 5404 Mondell Road Sharpsburg, MD 21713 The Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission,...
May 2, 2012
Developer says 'pad-ready' stimulus program and 'green building' tax credit helped 'seal the deal' By HEATHER KEELS - Herald-Mail heather.keels@herald-mail.com A 55,555 square-foot, three-story office building under construction at Fountainhead Plaza near Hagerstown is expected to be completed...
May 2, 2012
Comptroller Peter Franchot extended his sincere congratulations to Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission's Agricultural Marketing Specialist, Leslie Hart for her nomination for the William Donald Schaefer Helping People Award.  Ms. Hart was nominated by Brien Poffenberger,...
May 2, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                            Educational Campaign on Safe and Sensible Structures Hagerstown, MD (May 2, 2012) – When you enter a house or building, most likely you assume it is safe and was properly constructed in accordance with building...
April 30, 2012
Wind tunnel testing of a scale model of the Dream Chaser orbital crew vehicle has been completed in the Oran W. Nicks Low Speed Wind Tunnel at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. Aerodynamic data generated from this testing, coupled with data from computer simulations, will define...
April 27, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                            Hagerstown, MD (April 27, 2012) – The Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (DLLR) just released unemployment figures for the month of March indicating the Washington County unemployment rate...
April 27, 2012
Are you a Maryland business customer of Potomac Edison who is interested in installing high efficiency HVAC? Join us at an event in Hagerstown on May 10 as we update you on Potomac Edison’s new HVAC Incentive Program in Maryland. Potomac Edison is offering Maryland’s commercial, industrial,...
April 9, 2012
Governor’s Commission on Small Business Town Hall Meeting April 23, 2012 | 10 a.m – 1p.m. The Weinberg Center for the Arts | 20 West Patrick Street Frederick, MD Dialogue directly with State Agency leaders and Economic Development Experts Discuss ways for government and the business community to...
April 4, 2012
The Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission (EDC) will honor the local business and industrial community Tuesday, April 17 at the Celebration of Business 2012.This event, by invitation only, will be held at Fountain Head Country Club in Hagerstown, Maryland, beginning with a...
March 30, 2012
The Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission (EDC) will honor the local business and industrial community Tuesday, April 17 at the Celebration of Business 2012.This event, by invitation only, will be held at Fountain Head Country Club in Hagerstown, Maryland, beginning with a...
March 29, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 27, 2012 (Hagerstown, Md.)— The Continuing Education and Community Services Division at Hagerstown Community College is partnering with High Rock in Hagerstown to host the 2012 High Rock Marketing Summit on Fri., April 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Hosted by...
March 29, 2012
General Manager Brian Duffield said the company is seeking candidates to fill about 55 positions By C.J. LOVELACE cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com March 28, 2012 Dot Foods, Inc. — the leading food redistributor in the nation — is hosting a job fair Saturday at its Williamsport, Md., warehouse to help...
March 28, 2012
850 turn out at Hagerstown Community College to pay tribute to the Bowmans By HEATHER KEELS heather.keels@herald-mail.com March 23, 2012  With 850 guests, Friday night’s tribute dinner honoring Don and Jone Bowman was the largest fundraising event Hagerstown Community College has ever had on its...
March 27, 2012
For Immediate Release: Knob Hall Winery Wins Gold Medal at International Wine Competition; Maryland’s ONLY Gold Medal in Entire Event; 800 Wines Judged; Winemaker is Award-Winning Mary Beth Seibert (Clear Spring, MD) – The Knob Hall Winery in Clear Spring, Maryland, received a Gold Medal at the...

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