Top 50x2: Frederick Coffee Co & Cafe and Frederick Community College

In this year’s special edition of Frederick Top 50x2, we are recognizing Frederick County’s most resilient businesses that have been serving our community for 20 years or more.  Each week we will be highlighting businesses and organizations that were selected for the publication.  These are the companies that prove that Frederick County is a great place to do business. 

Frederick Coffee Co & Cafe
100 N East St | Frederick
Established: 1991

FCCC has been a staple of Everedy Square & Shab Row for 30 years, its location having been built as a Sinclair Gas Station originally and then several other businesses before becoming FCCC. The bustling coffee shop has daily featured roasts, as well as breakfast and lunch menu available all day. Sandwiches, bagels, soups and salads accompany the multitude of lattes, espresso, and cappuccino drinks. It has an extensive selection of pastries, biscotti, cakes and more for your sweet tooth. Ample free parking on site with both indoor and outdoor seating. Your neighborhood coffee shop since 1991!

Why is Frederick County a great place to do business?

Frederick County offers everything a small business owner needs to thrive. A sense of community, great access from major cities and highways, a beautiful landscape, a strong commitment to preservation of history, and at the same time a commitment to growth and revitalization.

What is your advice to a young company?

Stay passionate about your work; be present and lead by example; continue to stay current and change as needed.

Frederick Community College
7932 Opossumtown Pike | Frederick
Established: 1957

Frederick Community College (FCC) is distinguished by its quality and affordability for local students. With a focus on teaching and learning, FCC provides affordable, flexible access to lifelong education while responding to the diverse needs of learners and the community. For more than 60 years, the accredited programs and comprehensive services the College offers have supported students as they pursue their goals of acquiring job skills, earning degrees, and enriching their lives. 

Why is Frederick County a great place to do business?

Frederick County has a vibrant history and a burgeoning future. As our community evolves, FCC remains committed to delivering the best learning opportunities for all community members.

Frederick County is very fortunate to have an amazing business community, especially those that have been in business for over 20 years.  We understand that there are more than 100 legacy businesses in Frederick County, but unfortunately, we were not able to include all these businesses in the Top 50x2.  The businesses included were selected from responses submitted to a business survey.  OED staff verified the responses and then selected the businesses on a first come first serve basis.  If your business would like to be included in future opportunities, please email

Some photographs included in the publication were taken pre-COVID.  OED encourages everyone to follow precautionary guidelines set forth by the Frederick County Health Department.