From October 25-29, 2021 the Frederick County Office of Economic Development (OED) celebrated its 21st annual Business Appreciation Week (BAW). Over that week, teams of ambassadors virtually visited more than 100 businesses from throughout Frederick County. This year’s event theme of “Going the Distance” celebrated businesses who expanded, located or started a business in Frederick County in 2020 and 2021.
This year OED partnered with Manning Media to offer participating businesses free extensive marketing exposure. This included ads in various publications, website listings, marketing videos, podcasts and more. One BAW business was randomly selected to receive a personalized marketing package from Manning Media worth $5,000! Peace, a shop located on East Patrick Street in downtown Frederick received the grand prize.
Let’s learn more about our big prize winner, Peace.
Founders Jordan and Quron Lewis came up with the idea for their shop during the COVID-19 pandemic. With the sudden pause from normal life, the Lewises found themselves taking time to enjoy the little things at home. From workouts and meditation, to cooking and being present with their son, they enjoyed the slower pace of life. They took this idea of self care and turned it into a shop: Peace the shop. With dreams of “new century hippie vibes,” they found the perfect space in downtown Frederick. Friends and family pitched in to help Jordan and Quron turn the sunny storefront into a peaceful and beautiful space, fitting of the business’s name. Peace the shop had its official grand opening in June of 2021.
Every business brings something unique to our community. We welcome Peace’s lovely aesthetic and thoughtfully curated products that bring a bit of joy and peace to each customer.
to provide daily self care rituals
to steal time back + take a moment for you
to help everyone feel seen, heard, and safe
to honor + meet you where you are
to slow down and smell the roses
to try something new and love it
to reflect and record your beautiful life
to read more and open your mind
to care for your body inside + out
to love yourself the way you deserve to be loved
to choose happiness and laughter
You can find Peace at 118 E. Patrick Street in Frederick. For more information on Peace the shop, visit https://peacetheshop.com/.
For more information on Business Appreciation Week and list of businesses visited in 2021, please visit https://www.discoverfrederickmd.com/baw.