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MSAC Seeking Grant Review Panelists

The Maryland State Arts Council is seeking panelists to review grant applications for the 2020 fiscal year. Each year, the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) relies on a diverse array of arts experts from the field to do the important work of evaluating grant applications submitted by Maryland arts organizations and arts programs. Panelists review  Read the Rest…

FY 2018 Maryland Tourism Monitor is Here

In FY 2018, VisitMaryland.org welcomed more than 2.8 million unique visitors and generated more than 360,000 outbound links to our industry partners, a rise of 16.7 percent over FY 2017, while Maryland Welcome Centers opened their doors to nearly 425,000 travelers. Over that same period, Tourism tax categories generated $479.8 million in revenue for the  Read the Rest…

Promote Your Event with “Maryland Mondays” Ticket Giveaway

How can OTD help spread the word about your attraction or event? “Maryland Mondays” is the perfect way to help us help you. Each Monday, OTD launches a new “Maryland Mondays” ticket giveaway program across all of our social media channels, consumer newsletters, and weekly “Maryland Minute” radio spots. Combined, these channels reach thousands of  Read the Rest…

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…