4 Rural Success

Power of Possibilities  Series

On August 15, 2015, Power of Possibilities hosted the first-ever 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!

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

The Epicenter of Rural Entrepreneurship

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. 

For Community:

For You:

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.

For Innovators:

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.


Garrett College, in partnership with Garrett County Economic Development, recently announced the inaugural year of Leadership Garrett County (LGC).  LGC is designed to provide upcoming leaders in the County with a practical, informative and engaging experience over a seven month program.  Open to all, the program is focused on drawing in and identifying those in the millennial generation (born late 70’s to early 00’s) that can become the future leaders of the County.