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Keeping our members informed on the region, best business practices, and marketing. The Garrett County Chamber of Commerce is now accepting articles from members to post as blogs on the Chamber’s website. These should contain useful information relevant to your industry and might solve a problem member companies may be having or alert members to and describe a new trend. You will get by-line credit for writing the article and we encourage you to include a brief bio about yourself and your business or organization. These are not intended to be a sales pitch. All articles must be approved by the Chamber staff before they are posted to the website. Depending on the number of submissions, we reserve the right to schedule articles for later postings. If you have questions or would like to submit an article contact Nick Sharps at or (301) 387-5237.
Friday, March 19, 2021
​4 Powerful Ways the Chamber Provides Solutions for Small Business Owners

In a recent survey by Daysmart Software, 54% of small business owners admitted to being worried about making enough money. Making money is a common concern because not only does it factor in bringing in enough clients or customers but also ensuring your products or services are priced right and negotiating any cash flow problems. Small business owners have lots of stressors as they follow their dreams. It might surprise you just how much the chamber can help with these concerns.

Christina Metcalf

Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Speaking Your Way to the Top

It’s estimated 74% of people fear speaking in public, while only 68% are afraid of death. What does that tell you? Speaking in public, for most of us, is a fate worse than death. Facing your fears and moving past your comfort zone is a popular topic for keynote speakers and life coaches right now, but never has facing your fears been more important to your career and business than in the area of public speaking. If you want your business to be remembered and you want to establish yourself as a thought

Christina R. Metcalf

Thursday, January 10, 2019
4 Enriching Reasons to Attend Business Before Hours - Economic Forecast 2019

Have you registered for the first Business Before Hours of the year? If you're uncertain whether or not you should attend we've got 4 enriching reasons for you to brave the dark and cold and join us for the annual Economic Forecast presented by Dr. R. Andrew Bauer!

Nick Sharps

Friday, January 4, 2019
Using Your Chamber Membership to Fulfill New Year’s Resolutions!

Happy New Year! Have you made any resolutions for 2019? Are you having trouble keeping to them? We decided to look at some of the most popular resolutions people make and recommend ways you can use your Chamber membership to achieve those goals!

Nick Sharps

Friday, November 30, 2018
Does Shopping Local Really Matter?

You've probably seen messages and signs encouraging you to shop or buy local but does it really matter?

Nick Sharps

Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Lunch Breaks? Post-It Notes? What Are We Thankful for in the Workplace?

As we prepare to depart the office for Thanksgiving I decided to put the spotlight on my co-workers and ask them what they are thankful for in the workplace. Read on to find out what the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce staff values!

Nick Sharps

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