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OTD and Miles Media On Location Shooting Antietam Campaign Scenic Byway

Catherine Batavick, Project Manager, OTD; and Anne Kyle, Product Development Manager, OTD; joined a team from Miles Media and local actors to complete a four-day shoot along the Antietam Campaign Scenic Byway. The crew received important contributions from partners including Montgomery, Frederick and Washington counties, the National Park Service, and Maryland State Parks, who fired  Read the Rest…

Welcome Center Staff Honored

The Maryland Office of Tourism’s Welcome Center Program along with the Customer Contacts Program Manager Casey Keyfauver and Supervisors Jeanie Newcomer, Brandon Chan, Marti Banks, Robin Smith, Florence Brant, and Maureen Scott Taylor were honored at the 117th Annual Convention of the Cumberland Valley Volunteer Fireman’s Association. Resolutions were made on behalf of the Cumberland  Read the Rest…

National Folk Festival Sponsorships Available

The National Folk Festival, which will take place on September 7-9 in Salisbury, is projected to attract 60,000 to 80,000 people in its first year. The event will have more than 350 artists and craftspeople participating (23 will represent Maryland/Delmarva), seven stages of continuous music, and 30 food vendors serving a mix of traditional Maryland  Read the Rest…

Take the University of Tennessee/Appalachian Research Commission Tourism Survey

The Appalachian Research Commission (ARC) and the University of Tennessee are currently conducting a region-wide study of Appalachian tourism. The study, to be completed early next year, is one of the largest research projects ever conducted on the expanding Appalachian industry. Results from the survey will help tourism officials and vendors improve visitor experiences. They  Read the Rest…

Western Maryland Rural Small Business Lending Forum Set for September 6

Rural communities prosper when local businesses can access capital to start, grow, and expand, but rural businesses face unique challenges that may impede their ability to secure investment. Save Sept. 6, 2018 for a discussion in Western Maryland (location TBD) on efforts to build rural prosperity by increasing capital. The event is intended for commercial  Read the Rest…

Vote Cumberland For Top Adventure Town

Blue Ridge Outdoors is hosting a readers’ poll to pick the best adventure town in the range, and Cumberland is one of two finalists. Blue Ridge Outdoors sites biking the Great Allegheny Passage, paddling the North Branch of the Potomac River, and fossil hunts in Bone Cave as three of Cumberland’s great adventure assets. Follow  Read the Rest…

Crisfield Named Maryland’s Newest A&E District

The Maryland Department of Commerce has designated Crisfield in Somerset County as Maryland’s 26th Arts & Entertainment (A&E) District. The designation took effect July 1, and is the county’s first A&E District. The program was established in 2001 to encourage community engagement, tourism, and revitalization, and is a program of the Maryland State Arts Council  Read the Rest…

Volunteer for the Student & Youth Travel Association’s Annual Conference in Baltimore

Volunteers are needed to help welcome the Student & Youth Travel Association (SYTA) Annual Conference. The conference is being held at the Baltimore Convention Center with events and volunteer opportunities throughout the city and surrounding areas from August 24-28, 2018. For a full list of volunteer opportunities and more information, follow this link.