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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, April 25, 2022
20 Ways to Celebrate National Holidays

All in, there are almost 2000 national days and holidays in the US. In May, for example there are days celebrating: orange juice, truffles, nurses, shrimp, wine, walnuts, hamburgers, paper airplanes, paperclips, and more! If you’re like me, you may find them hard to keep up with, but they can be a great source of engagement for your business. You just have to know how to use them for maximum return and get a little creative. Celebrating these days serves to connect your audience with your business so make

Christina R. Metcalf and Nick Sharps

Monday, March 7, 2022
20 Ways to Celebrate International Women’s Day

March 8, 2022, is International Women’s Day when the world celebrates the many contributions of women everywhere. If you’re not sure how to celebrate, we have some ideas for you and your business. For the ideas in this article, think across multiple mediums to add content on your blog, in videos, reels, podcast episode, audio quotes, social media posts, etc. The same content can be repurposed in different formats to ensure everyone can find their favorite way to enjoy it.

Christina R. Metcalf

Monday, November 8, 2021
Creating a Memorable Buying Experience This Small Business Season

What is one benefit your brick-and-mortar business has over online sellers? This is an important question to ask to get more people to shop small or shop local this holiday season. When someone can grab their phone and purchase a gift quicker than it takes to find a parking space, why should they buy in person? One thing you can provide that they’ll never get online is a magical shopping experience. And since we’ve all heard how important experiences are these days, it’s time you start thinking about the

Christina R. Metcalf

Wednesday, October 30, 2019
25 Ways to Incorporate Halloween in Your Business at the Last Minute

Guess what? Halloween’s almost here and that marks that time of year when every time you blink there’s another holiday right around the corner. It can be exhausting but also a fantastic time to reach out to existing customers and get new ones. Holiday marketing is fun and helps people get to know you better. But if you’re looking at the calendar, you’re probably thinking you’ve missed your opportunity for Halloween. Not so. Here are 25 things you can do to make the most of Halloween at the last minute.

Christina R. Green

Friday, December 21, 2018
Chamber Holiday Traditions

The Chamber staff shares some of their favorite holiday traditions!

Nick Sharps

Friday, December 7, 2018
5 Jolly Reasons to Attend December Business After Hours

Who wants to go out after work in the snow and cold for Business After Hours? Bah humbug! Well we've got five jolly reasons why you should join us at M&T Bank in Oakland on Thursday, December 13.

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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