At my house, there are presently Tiny Tim tomatoes growing in nutrient enriched water. My teenage son is into hydroponics with a passion. We’ve been growing these tomatoes for almost 120 days. As I watch the plants bloom, I realize that this is about how long it takes to hire quality candidates.

Free, weekly series addresses small business cybersecurity

CUMBERLAND — Comptroller Peter Franchot, along with partners from the retail and restaurant industries, kicked off the annual Shop Maryland for the Holidays campaign with a virtual press conference to announce a new buy local initiative.

CUMBERLAND — Chessie Federal Credit Union collected 784 pounds of food and $523 to benefit the Western Maryland Food Bank during its 10th annual Community Shred Day.

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland added 18,200 jobs in September while the state’s unemployment rate increased from 6.9% to 7.2%, according to preliminary data released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.

ACT 1st Federal Credit Union held its second annual golf tournament on Aug. 22 at Fore Sisters Golf Course. This year’s tournament was held in memory of Bryan Warner, who died earlier this year after a battle with cancer. The tournament proceeds of more than $9,850 benefited UPMC Western Mar…

The Barton American Legion installs officers for 2020-2021. Front row, from the left, are Chaplain Al Stafford, Finance Officer Andy Winters, Cmdr. Ed Campbell and Adjutant James Marchinke. Second row, Installing Officer and District Cmdr. Charee Reckner, 2nd Vice Cmdr. Wayne Durst, Sergeant…

OAKLAND — The month of October is recognized as National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Over the last several years, local businesses have played a vital role in allowing Garrett County Public Schools students with disabilities to engage in work-based learning experiences.

CUMBERLAND — Mark Messenger, a native of Hyndman, Pennsylvania, was recently named vice president of purchasing for Rice Tire.

Knippenberg names receptionist

CUMBERLAND — In observance of National Fire Prevention Week and as part of its commitment to keep communities and customers safe, Columbia Gas is partnering with the United Way to provide complimentary combination carbon monoxide/smoke detectors to fire departments to distribute to community…

MCHENRY — Through the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund, Continuing Education & Workforce Development at Garrett College can offer scholarships for area businesses that want to provide employees with the opportunity to obtain industry required professional certification or licensure.

ALTOONA, Pa. — Altoona Arthritis & Osteoporosis Center and the Altoona Center for Clinical Research has met all the criteria for Laboratory Accreditation by COLA Inc., a leading laboratory accreditor, whose program and standards enable clinical laboratories and staff to meet U.S. clinica…

Atlantic Broadband sets up hotspots

MCHENRY — The Garrett County Chamber of Commerce and Garrett County Economic Development presented the ninth annual Business & Industry Appreciation at the chamber’s Business Before Hours sponsored by Clear Mountain Bank and Shentel.

‘Masks on Maryland’ offers signs

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