Small Business

Meet the Class of 2017 - Frederick's Future Minority Business Leaders

Meet the Class of 2017 - Frederick's Future Minority Business Leaders

The Frederick County Future Minority Business Leaders Program recently welcomed the inaugural class in March 2017.

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From Farm to Award-Winning Craft Beverages: Springfield Manor Winery & Distillery

From Farm to Award-Winning Craft Beverages: Springfield Manor Winery & Distillery

John & Amie St’Angelo are not your average farmers. The couple purchased their first farm in 2004 with no plans of actually owning an agri-business. Thirteen years later they own two very successful country inns and event venues, a winery, a distillery, a lavender market, and an operating farm with big plans for the future.

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And the Frederick Cybersecurity Winner is……

And the Frederick Cybersecurity Winner is……

Antietam Technologies, Inc. was awarded the 2017 Best of Frederick County Winner by the Cybersecurity Association of Maryland during their Maryland Cybersecurity Awards celebration. 

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Startup Seminars for Winery, Brewery and Distillery Offered

Startup Seminars for Winery, Brewery and Distillery Offered

The Frederick County Office of Economic Development has partnered for the first time with Grow & Fortify to offer startup seminars to Frederick County for the winery, brewery and distillery industries.

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Frederick County Future Minority Business Leaders Program Now Accepting Applications

Frederick County Future Minority Business Leaders Program Now Accepting Applications

The Frederick County Office of Economic Development has announced a new initiative to help develop and grow current and future minority business leaders in Frederick County. The Frederick County Future Minority Business Leaders program will begin on March 17, 2017 and sessions covered will include a variety of topics such as: leadership traits, funding sources, marketing, hiring issues, making connections in the community and more.

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#ShopSmallFredCo - November 26

#ShopSmallFredCo - November 26

In conjunction with Small Business Saturday on November 26th, the Frederick County Office of Economic Development encourages supporting small businesses in Frederick County on this day and all year long.

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National Veterans Small Business Week

National Veterans Small Business Week

National Veterans Small Business Week is October 31- November 4, and the U.S. Small Business Administration is encouraging community members to highlight local veteran-owned businesses in their community, and show gratitude and support to veterans and their families. Explore veteran-owned businesses and resources in Frederick County to show your support!

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Business Feedback Positive About Business Climate and Expansion Opportunities in Frederick County

Business Feedback Positive About Business Climate and Expansion Opportunities in Frederick County

The Frederick County Office of Economic Development (OED) held their annual Business Appreciation Week from October 24-28, 2016 with 96 businesses visited. 99% of the businesses surveyed said they like doing business in Frederick County and 54%, a record number this year, said they have plans to expand within the next three years.

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Minority-Owned Business Directory

Minority-Owned Business Directory

Looking for a minority-owned business? There are 77 registered certified Minority (MBE)/Disadvantaged (DBE)/Small Business Enterprise (SBE) firms in Frederick County.

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Made in Maryland Marketplace to Connect Artisans, Retailers and Farmers with Opportunities in Brunswick

Made in Maryland Marketplace to Connect Artisans, Retailers and Farmers with Opportunities in Brunswick

The Frederick County Office of Economic Development, in partnership with Brunswick Main Street, is proud to present the first PopUp! Brunswick Made in Maryland Marketplace – an artisan market connecting local farmers, producers and artists with visitors during the 33rd Annual Railroad Days on October 1 & 2, 2016. Vendor applications are now open.

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