New Businesses:

Albright Services

Allied Inspection Service

Amish Connections

Apple Alley Designs

Artists and Dreamers

Back Nine Sports Bar and Grill, LLC

Backbone Mountain Maple

Chestnut Floors

Clara's Garden, Inc.

Constant Cleaning

Curb Appeal Marketing

Deep Creek Aesthetics

Deep Creek Ski and Snowboard Rentals

Dragon Timber

DS Construction

Ed's This and That

F&T Lawn Care and Maintenance

First Home Mortgage

Garrett Energy Solutions, LLC

Gourmet and More

Grandma's Ice Box

Grantsville Equipment Company, LLC

Green Hill Farm

Hav-a-Lot, LLC

Hershman Rental


JMV Bargain Outlet, LLC

John's Body Shop

Karl Shaffer Home Services

Lakeside Property Services


McGuire Plumbing & Heating Western Maryland Division

Mill Creek & Co. Events

Mistress Motorsports


Norman Networking and Promotions

Odds N Ends Handyman Service

Organic Spray by Maggie May

Party of 5, LLC

Pharoah Cabs

Prestige Construction

Schrock's Metal Works

Smoke N Mirrors Photography

Stone Crafters Masonry

Tele Com Consultants

The Reading Station

The White Barn at Lucas Farm

Tim's Handy Man

Top Chefs on Alder, LLC

Tu-Macs Services, LLC

Twin Tails Event Farm

UR Knick My Knack

Wellness Living, Inc.

Western Maryland Towing & Recovery

Yoder Services


Expanding physical location and/or workforce:

Betizel Corporation

First Peoples Community Federal Credit Union

Fun Unlimited

Garrett Regional Medical Center

GCC Technologies, LLC

Hilltop Auto & Collision Center

Horizon Goodwill

Joint Training Facility (JTF)

Total Biz Fulfillment


Fitzwater Furniture (50-year milestone plaque; actually celebrated 70 years in business this year)
TDEC (50-year milestone plaque; actually celebrated 59 years in business this year)
Total Biz Fulfillment (75 years)

The Garrett County Chamber of Commerce honored new or expanding businesses at the Business Before Hours event.
Swallow Falls Country Store Swallow Falls Country Store is open now until Oct 15 at the intersection of Oakland Sang Run Rd and Swallow Falls Rd.
Curious Kids Early Learning Center is now open in Deer Park, MD. Call 301-616-5448
New Candy Display J & S Pawn Shop will be opening in Oakland on September 18.
New Candy Display A new Candy Shop is going in at Amish Connections at The Fort in McHenry. Word on the street is chocolate... lots of chocolate!
The walking bridge is back in downtown Oakland and looking better than ever!

Photo courtesy of
Electronic Diagnostic Center.
Ledo's By Boat NEW! Ledo's Pizza by Boat! 7 days a week, 11am-4pm.
Moonshadow New Sign Moonshadow bar and restaurant is now open at 145 Bumble Bee Road in McHenry, MD (across from Garrett College).
A zipline park, Deep Creek Adventures will be opening soon along Deep Creek Drive.
  An ice cream stand is now open in the parking lot at Deep Creek Beverage..   
Little Youghiogheny Walking Bridge Removed  The Town of Oakland has temporarily removed the walking bridge from over the Little Youghiogheny River in order to refurbish the structure. It is expected to be back in place in approximately 30 days.
  The Lakeside Grill (beside the Lakeside Creamery) is now being operated by Harvest Moon Market. Healthy, real food. 
  A new Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) building is currently under construction at Garrett College. The facility is a renovation of the College’s existing Continuing Education building and will provide new classrooms, science and engineering labs, staff offices, and student spaces with a planned opening of the facility in Fall 2018.
  Ace's Run will operate a food cart downstairs on the outside patio at the restaurant.  The cart will offer lakeside grilled items for easy pick-up from the boat.
Schoolhouse Earth has opened a sister store featuring gourmet food items and more in The Fort.
Ace's Run has an updated and expanded new deck for outdoor dining. 
The medical building along Deep Creek Drive that burned down earlier this year is being reconstructed.
Cobblestone Boutique will be opening soon in the Dry Dock Plaza.  The store is brought to you by proprietors of Cobblestone Salon
The Inn at Deep Creek updated the lounge area of the  hotel.  Check out the renovations which included new carpet, a fresh paint job, new drop ceiling, and refreshed decor.
Garrett Regional Medical Center opened an Urgent Care Center in Grantsville.  The new center houses three exam rooms for primary care, four rooms for urgent care, a space for laboratory services, three procedure rooms, and a radiology area. The office is located at 32 Corporate Drive.
 MoonShadow is moving to a new, larger location - next to the college at 145 Bumblebee Road.  The space will feature a much larger stage and music area, the better for everyone to experience our ever-expanding music line-up.  And what stays the same? All the things that earn MoonShadow consistently positive reviews: eclectic atmosphere, warm and welcoming vibe, and fabulous food made from scratch daily, using only the freshest, most natural ingredients.  The location in Accident is now closed.

 As part of a 3 year $3.7 million renovation, Wisp Resort recently announced a rebranding of the Wisp Resort Hotel which will hence forth be known as The Lodge at Wisp. The exterior changes include a new entrance featuring a Porte Cocherč. 100 rooms on all six floors in the Tower Section of the hotel have been renovated with freshly painted walls, new wall coverings, artwork featuring local photography, modern bedroom and living area furnishings, plush bed linens, new mattresses as well as upgraded lighting and fixtures.
Cobblestone Hair Salon  is now open in its  new location at Dry Dock Plaza near McDonald's at the lake. 
  The access road, Penny Lane, is now open.  The road connects Fourth Street and Rt. 219 through Dairy Queen and Clear Mountain Bank plaza.  Future plans for the land include a new 40-room hotel and family restaurant. 
 Lodges at Sunset Village is now offering lakefront accommodations and lake access for its guests.  There will also be day-use docks for customer access to Smiley's Fun Zone and Pine Lodge Steakhouse by boat.