The Epicenter of Rural Entrepreneurship

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Thinking about starting a business, looking to grow your business? We are working with community resources to bring together the tools you need to accomplish your goals.

4 Rural Success

Power of Possibilities  Series

On August 13, 2016, Power of Possibilities hosted the second annual MOUNTAIN MAKER FEST in Accident, MD. The Maker Movement is about sharing ideas and learning from makers and do-it-yourselfers in science, arts, technology, wood, agriculture, metal, leather, robotics, food, textiles and other mediums!

Do you sell jewelry or cosmetics on the weekend? Bake cakes on the side? This conference will help you learn about opportunities in the regional area.

We believe the key to rural economic success is bringing the community members together to talk to, learn about and support entrepreneurs, innovators and makers. 

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Official sponsors of the POP event series are The Greater Cumberland Committee, Garrett College and the Garrett College Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation 


Power of Possibilities (POP) is a sequence of conferences, learning opportunities and business collaboration in the tri-state area of Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. The goal of this event series is to support small business growth and job creation and, therefore, improve the economic conditions of rural Appalachia.


SAVE THE DATE! April 28, 2017

POP Spring Summit!

The event will be on Friday, April 28, 2017 from 8:30am – 4:00pm and include breakfast, lunch, networking and access to a great host of presenters. The theme of the day is Creating and Growing Local Opportunities. Registration is $69 until 4/7 and $79 until 4/28. Presenters include:

Dorothy Walters, Owner, Sewickley Spa / Deep Creek Lake Greene Turtle, Dr. Memo Diriker, BEACON at Salisbury University, Andy Richman, Kendall Ludwig, President and Principal Designer, CurlyRed, & Demian Costa, Managing Partner at Sagamore Ventures, LLC, Partner at Plank Industries


SAVE THE DATE! Mountain Maryland Tech Network Kick-Off! More info here or tickets below: