2023 Business Appreciation Week


The Frederick County Office of Economic Development (FCOED) and our team of ambassadors are excited to announce Frederick County’s 23rd Annual Business Appreciation Week (BAW). This week-long celebration is dedicated to recognizing and engaging with major employers who play a vital role in our thriving community.

During this event FCOED and ambassadors will visit Frederick County businesses, providing meaningful connections, networking opportunities, access to resources and services, while recognizing and showing appreciation for the business community. 

Thank you to this year’s BAW sponsor The Frederick Flying Cows, Frederick County’s new professional basketball team!


We want to hear from YOU! As part of BAW, every Frederick County Business is invited to participate in our Business Sentiment Survey, so that we can better understand the needs and aspirations of our local business community. Your insights are invaluable in shaping the future of Frederick County’s landscape. The survey will run from October 16th to November 5th. Click here to participate: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GFQ68PY

FCOED Services:

  • Business Expansion and Location Assistance
  • Incentive/Funding Resources
  • Workforce Recruitment and Training Programs
  • Permitting/Zoning Assistance
  • Marketing/Public Relations
  • Business Networking and Industry Connections
  • Demographic and Business Data


  • Frederick County Profile – a comprehensive look at Frederick County’s economy
  • Business Pitch Services – a state of the art video studio that allows Frederick County businesses to have their pitch videotaped at no charge
  • DEIB Resources – promotes economic diversity, equity, and inclusion in Frederick County through educational programs, networking events, an employer toolkit and enhanced support for existing businesses
  • FCOED Monthly E-Newsletter - Top economic development news with business spotlights
  • FCWS Workforce Wire Newsletter – Your monthly connection to all things Workforce Development and Frederick County Workforce Services
  • PR Frederick – Free press release distribution to newswire service with access to over 30,000 media outlets

Participating Businesses:

A2LA Morgan-Keller Construction
Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association  Mount St. Mary's University
Aldi, Inc.  Navistar Direct Marketing
Bimbo Bakeries USA Pet and Home Care
Bollingers Restaurant & Uncle Dirty's Brew Works Phoenix Mecano
Charles River Laboratories  Plamondon Companies
Chris Lucas State Farm Plamondon Companies-Roy Rogers Restaurants
Criswell Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep & Ram of Thurmont Pleasants Construction. Inc.
CSC (Canam Steel Corporation) QIAGEN
EDCO Quantic PMI (Planar Monolithics)
Ellume USA LLC  Rocky’s Pizza & Italian Restaurant 
Engage USA RR Donnelley
Farmers Cooperative Association, Inc. Daly Computers
Frederick Communtiy College Saputo
Frederick County Public Schools Seton Center, Inc
Frederick Health Soldierfit
Frederick National Laboratory/Leidos Biomedical Research South Mountain Creamery, LLC
HWF Direct, LLC Specialized Engineering
Image Direct LLC STULZ-ATS
Kalkreuth Roofing & Sheet Metal Thermo Fisher Scientific
Kroger fulfillment center Thurmont Child Care
Leonardo DRS Tristate Dental
Linganore Winecellars Dunkin’ Centralized Kitchen
Maryland School for the Deaf Werres Corporation
Mental Health Association of Frederick County Wilcoxon Sensing Technologies
Moon Valley Farm YMCA of Frederick County