Familiarization Tour for County Hospitality Workers on June 14

Garrett College is offering a Familiarization Tour on Wednesday, June 14 as part of its new Hospitality Program. The tour is open to all area front-line and management employees, both permanent and seasonal, that work in the hospitality industry including: servers, receptionists, hosts, guides, agents, clerks and managers seeking to better understand the County’s rich offerings for visitors and locals alike.

The tour will include a visit to Oakland to participate in its “Wonderful Wednesdays” program including visits to the B&O train station, other museums, and the Farmer’s Market pavilion.  Additional venues scheduled on the tour include: Swallow Falls State Park, Deep Creek Lake State Park and Nature Center, Casselman Bridge, the Artisan Village in Grantsville and other locations that help make Garrett County a great place to visit and live.

“The goal of our new Hospitality Program is to meet the needs of those organizations in our County that serve the public, so that customer facing employees deliver world-class experiences to visitors and locals.  The Familiarization Tour will help expose customer-facing employees to a variety of destinations and attractions in the County.  Better informed and educated employees mean a better experience for customers and a continued strong brand for the County’s hospitality sector,” stated Mike Tumbarello, Program Director.

The tour will be led by Jen Durbin, Heritage Area and Groups Director of the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce, with attendance limited to 12 registrants.  The fee for the FAM Tour is $50 per person, which includes transportation, admissions fees and a lunch.  The tour will begin at the GIEC building on the Garrett College campus at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, June 14 and will conclude by 4 p.m., with exact venues and times subject to the final schedule and availability.

To register or for additional information, interested individuals should contact the College’s Continuing Education and Workforce Development office at 301-387.3069. Questions may also be directed to Mike Tumbarello at 301-387-3167 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .Familiarization Tour for County Hospitality Workers on June 14
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