Top 50x2: Hankey's Radio and Heritage Frederick

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. 

Hankey's Radio Inc.
275 Evergreen Place | Frederick
Established: 1922

Founders: Isaac L. Hankey

Hankey's Radio Inc. was founded in 1922 by Isaac L. Hankey, and is now in its fourth generation of family ownership. Hankey's Radio Inc. has always maintained a reputation for outstanding customer service and an unsurpassed quality of work. Hankey's Radio Inc. became an Authorized Motorola Service Station in 1961 and is recognized as a Motorola Service Elite Specialist, as well as a Certified Service Center. Hankey's Radio Inc. has the honor to work with Federal, State, and Local Government agencies, as well as commercial and personal customers.

What is your advice to a young company?

Customer relations is most important.  A small community and word of mouth can be impactful.

Heritage Frederick
24 E Church Street | Frederick
Established: 1892

Heritage Frederick is a dynamic educational and cultural organization that recognizes the impact of Frederick County, Maryland, on the state, nation, and world. Heritage Frederick excels in engaging and interactive experiences that are relevant, accessible and meaningful to all people.

Why is Frederick County a great place to do business?

The community is so welcoming. Tourism has been a big support.  The walkability of downtown, accessible history, shops, food and attractions are what make doing business in Frederick County great.

What is your advice to a young company?

Interconnectedness - there are so many ways to get connected to the community (businesses, people, and resources).  Stay connected as much as possible.

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.