Save the Date to Celebrate Women Business Owners!

Published: September 3, 2019

Oakland, MD ---  PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW!  More details will follow soon.  

On Thursday, October 17th, 2019, AAUW-Garrett Branch will recognize all local women business owners with a celebration at Cornish Café in Oakland, MD, 6-8pm.  

October is National Women's Small Business Month, a time to recognize and applaud the talented, dedicated and driven women whose entrepreneurial spirit helps drive our nation's economy forward.  There is a higher percentage of women-owned businesses in Garrett County than the Maryland state average, with an especially high number of women-owned businesses located in downtown Oakland.

AAUW member and local business owner M. Kendall Ludwig commented, “This past April, Chelsea Stuck and I opened our shared storefront for CurlyRed and Craeve & Co. on Alder Street in downtown Oakland. We quickly realized (and were somewhat shocked) that almost every single other storefront around us was owned by a woman. It seems like such a remarkable thing that in our rural area one would find so many successful female CEOs. It was a no-brainer to put together an event to celebrate these amazing women!”

This celebration of women-owned businesses will feature light appetizers created by Emily Berry and her team at Cornish Café, along with a cash bar.  Tickets will be available online in advance. You can find more information on AAUW’s Facebook page: 

The national organization of AAUW has been empowering women across the country since 1881.  Locally, the AAUW-Garrett Branch was started in 1946 and has been active in our community supporting local women ever since.  The mission of AAUW is to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, and philanthropy. The AAUW-Garrett Branch raises funds for several scholarships that support local women in attaining degrees and certifications to advance their opportunities for career advancement and financial security.  Their fundraising efforts including helping to administer the End-of-the-Line Bookstore at the Oakland Train Station.  

Questions and membership information can be directed to Branch President Judy Carbone at 301-616-5036 or at

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