About GCCEI
What we do - The GCCEI's mission is to advance the number, and success, of entrepreneurs, small businesses and those seeking to form a small business in Garrett County and the surrounding region. We hope to become the epicenter for entrepreneurial thought and innovation in Western Maryland and contiguous West Virginia and Pennsylvania counties. We will accomplish this by working diligently to understand the needs of current and potential entrepreneurs and creating and implementing programs to advance their success. This will be accomplished in partnership with numerous local, regional, state and federal organizations as well as the region's business community.

Partners - The GCCEI works with a number of strategic partners to advance entrepreneurship and entrepreneurs in our region. Some select partners are as follows:
 · Appalachian Regional Commission
 · Community Action Committee
 · Garrett County Chamber of Commerce
 · Garrett County Commissioners
 · Garrett County Department of Planning and Economic Development
 · Greater Cumberland Committee, The
 · Maryland Department of Business & Economic DevelopmentMaryland Department of Business & Economic Development
 · Maryland Small Business Development Center (SBDC)Maryland Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
 · MIPS
 · Mountain Maryland Angel Investment GroupMountain Maryland Angel Investment Group
 · SCORE AssociationSCORE Association
 · TEDCOTEDCO
 · Tri-County Council of Western Maryland
 · United States Small Business AdministrationUnited States Small Business Administration
Advisory Board - The GCCEI advisory board is comprised of the following individuals:
 · Josephine Gilman
 · Dr. Richard MacLennanDr. Richard MacLennan
 · Frank Sharp
 · Duane YoderDuane Yoder
 · Julie Yoder
Management Team - The GCCEI management team includes the following individuals:
 · Carol Newman
 · Mike Tumbarello
Select Organizational Members - The GCCEI has a number of organizations in residency at the GIEC. Unlike some centers and incubators, we welcome all types of organizations in all types of industries and in all stages of growth! Current members include the following organizations:
 · 
A Touch of Class Limousines
A Touch of Class Limousines
 · 
Center for Adventure and Experiential Learning
Center for Adventure and Experiential Learning
 · Chinook Systems
 · 
Clear Resolution Consulting
Clear Resolution Consulting
 · 
Common Securitization LLC (CSS)
Common Securitization LLC (CSS)
 · 
Gallagher Group, The
Gallagher Group, The
 · 
KEYW Inc.
KEYW Inc.
 · North Branch / S.B. Ventures
 · 
Small Business Development Center
Small Business Development Center
The GCCEI also manages the GIEC's Garrett Coworking Hive, with numerous technology and other tenants in residence at any one time.

Garrett College Center for
Entrepreneurship & Innovation

301-387-3167

mike.tumbarello@garrettcollege.edu