Have it at HABco! Near the end of my 50+ minute conversation with friends, collaborators, and small business owners Jessica Fike and Sarah Myers, Jessica excitedly exclaimed "Have it at HABco!" And that's exactly what they want you to do. The founders of new Garrett County small business, HABco are ready to welcome you! If you need a spot for an event, a meeting (large or small), a quiet workspace, an educational experience, or anything else you can imagine, you can have it-at HABco.
BORN IN THE RAIN
HABco was born in September 2017 when 2 Garrett County, Maryland business owners (photographer Jessica Fike and marketer/serial entrepreneur Sarah Myers) found themselves locked in conversation about an innovative idea they discovered both having strong interest in bringing to our community: a coworking space. Not an entirely new concept, companies like WeWork have been providing coworking solutions to more populated areas of the US since as early as 2008. Here in the Deep Creek Lake Area, the Garrett Information Enterprise Center (GIEC) at Garrett College has offered The Hive as a coworking space for locals and visitors alike. HABco has taken a different approach than what's currently available by offering a comfortable space that's ideal not only for coworking but also for other professional, community, or social "happier hour" events (HABco is set up for BYOB for events!).
ABOUT THE LEADERS
Sarah Myers is a Garrett County native and graduate of Southern Garrett County High School. For many years, she held a position at Garrett College, working alongside some folks who were very influential in her move to becoming a small business owner. She currently owns Curb Appeal Marketing, Deep Creek Times (along with her mentor Mike Tumbarello), the The Deep Creek Wedding, and now HABco. Jessica Fike is originally from Connellsville, PA. Now a Garrett County resident, she lives here with her husband Brian (who Sarah used to annihilate with NERF guns at Christmas parties- clearly the Sarah/Jessica duo was set in the stars long ago) and their 3 children. Jessica is a full time photographer who focuses most of her talents on weddings, engagements, and family sessions. Check out her incredible work: Jessica Fike Photography. She is also the founder of the Garrett County Wedding Professionals. Both Sarah and Jessica (who should get a HABco pet named Parker) are driven young women with energentic community spirit. Their vision is exciting and together they are doing amazing things. I am proud to call these women my friends!