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Celebrate Small Business Week with Businesses in Your Neighborhood

Hagerstown, Md. (May 3, 2016) – Small businesses like the ones in our communities contribute to the economic vitality and quality of life in Washington County every day. As part of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s National Small Business Week we are saying thank you.

To multiply the thanks, we are encouraging residents to visit small businesses across the County during the first week of May.  Organizations like these and countless others support athletic teams, host community fundraisers and donate hours of services and goods that positively impact our neighborhoods many times over.

Nominated by town mayors, the following organizations and others will be recognized by the Department of Business Development during the May 3, Washington County Board of County Commissioners meeting, streamed live, here:

City of Hagerstown

101 North Potomac Street, Hagerstown, Ph: 240-543-8259

James and Jess’ House of Goods offers a large variety of antique and vintage goods at reasonable prices.  New merchandise is added weekly!

59 North Potomac Street, Hagerstown, Ph: 240-469-4995

Kendall Taylor Home specializes in vintage and antique furniture, home décor, painted furniture, one of a kind furniture, vintage clothing, handmade jewelry, unique gifts and second hand finds.

Town of Funkstown

103 East Chestnut Street, Funkstown, Ph: 301-739-1466

A great community partner, Aladdin Awards, Inc. is a family owned and operated awards and gift business for more than 40 years.  They specialize in custom awards and corporate gift items.  They offer and perform in house every type of engraving service available.  They are very proud of their four generations of personal and friendly service.  Their patrons are not just customers, they are their friends.


53 East Main Street, Hancock, Ph: 301-678-6183

Has been an integral part of the Hancock business community and supplier of  auto parts, tools and equipment and many other items for heavy duty trucks, marine, and farming equipment. Stop in today.


113 East High Street, Sharpsburg, Ph: 301-432-2478

B&B Automotive has continually supported the Sharpsburg Little League by sponsoring a team, they are a supporter of local Veterans and the Come All Who Are Thirsty Veterans group, they go above and beyond to help the Town by volunteering their time and materials to complete tasks that need accomplished, they provide exceptional service to their customers by providing top-notch service at fair pricing.


4 North Main Street, Smithsburg, Ph: 301-824-5224

Long time restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and have been involved in much, much more.  They and the Dixie Diner employees have been involved in numerous events to assist those in need, children with illnesses, Christmas for Families in Need, as well as assisting with many town events.


41 North Conococheague Street, Williamsport, Ph: 240-469-0907

Canal View Candle & Barrel Co is a Family Venture. Eric and Jessie Jones with the support and helping hands of their eldest son, Bradley, specialize in Eco-friendly Soy Candles in a large variety of scents and colors, handcrafted natural Shea Butter, Goats Milk and Hemp Oil Soaps, hand painted wooden signs, and Wine Racks and furniture handcrafted out of repurposed wine and whiskey barrels and hand tooled metal.  Although they offer a wide variety of products their goal is consistent.  Each project is created using repurposed, recycled and renewable resources and created to add warmth and beauty to your personal space.  Their store not only offers their products but other art work created by talented artists and craftsmen from the Tri-State area. The Town’s wishes to express great gratitude to the Jones’ family for bringing their business to Williamsport and filling a much needed space and need in the Williamsport business community.


4 North Main Street, Ph:  240-285-0383

Josie’s offers an eclectic blend of vintage and new home décor and accessories, clothing, jewelry, bath and body products. The shop hosts events such as fashion shows and furniture painting and restoration classes. Josie’s is an intricate part of the community supporting other local charities and team sports while hiring locally, including high school students.


Know a business that would like to share its products and services with the Board of County Commissioners and the Economic Development Commission? Contact the Washington County Department of Business Development to discuss scheduling a Business Outreach Visit.    


For more information, contact Public Relations and Community Affairs Manager James Jenkins at 240-313-2384.





About the Washington County Department of Business Development
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