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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.
Monday, January 16, 2023
What’s in Chamber Membership for You? Hint: it’s more than just a ribbon cutting

Years ago, businesspeople joined the chamber because it was expected. It was just something you did. These days membership isn’t automatic but it’s still a valuable investment in your business. In addition to networking events and ribbon cuttings, the chamber offers a lot of benefits that you can’t do for yourself, and chamber benefits can save you a lot of money. If you’re like most business owners, you could really use some cost savings these days. Before we go into exactly what the chamber can do for you

Christina Metcalf

Thursday, September 15, 2022
Using Existing Facebook Groups to Grow Your Business

If your town is like most, there are several Facebook groups that have formed around living, working, and/or playing in your area. Some are private and you’ll need to request to join. Others are public. Some groups are loosely veiled business generators for community leaders or professionals (often real estate agents) who recognize how important it is to insert themselves into conversations about the community. Facebook groups are an excellent way to grow your business. Here are a few ways to do this in an

Christina Metcalf

Thursday, April 2, 2020
15 Little Acts of Kindness to Implement During COVID-19

Most of us probably think of ourselves as nice people. Being told to be kind seemed like a no-brainer. But being kind is more than just being nice. I was listening to Dave Ramsey this morning and he told everyone to calm down. Our misbehavior is largely due to fear and fear stamps out hope, something we all really need now. He, too, talked about being kind. If you're a business leader in the community, it's even more important you let kindness rule. One reason is that kindness restores hope. The other is

Christina R. Metcalf

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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