Top 50x2: Middletown Valley Bank and Minuteman Press

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. 

Middletown Valley Bank
24 West Main Street | Middletown
Established: 1908

Since 1908, Middletown Valley Bank has been the cornerstone for financial planning for residents and businesses alike. Though many advances of the 21st century have made the financial world more competitive, Middletown Valley Bank continues to provide the flexibility and responsiveness only a true community bank can offer. Exceptional customer service combined with state-of-the-art technology, provides customers with the best banking experience.

What is a cool fact about your business?

Over the years MVB has expanded to seven branch locations, and is proud to be a part of Middletown, Jefferson, Myersville, Boonsboro, Hagerstown, and their surrounding communities.

Minuteman Press
917A West 7th St. | Frederick
Established: 1987

Founder: Brian Loudon

We specialize in making your business look fabulous through print and marketing materials but what makes us stand out is the relationship we build with our clients. We pride ourselves in our ability to make your life easier and a positive client experience is our top priority.  Our services range from standard paper print to wide format print/signage, as well as custom branded apparel and promotional goods. We also offer mailing services and have graphic designers on staff to create anything you need. We truly print everything and can take your job from start to finish!

Why is Frederick County a great place to do business?

There is a true sense of comradery and connection within the Frederick business community.  It’s easy to surround yourself with inspiring and innovative business owners who want to work together to make Frederick the best it can be.

Describe a significant event in your company’s history.

During the COVID crisis, we have been able to provide protective products to the community.  Sneeze shields, masks, hand sanitizer, instructional materials and even isopropyl alcohol for medical establishments.  It was important for us to find ways to serve during these uncertain times.

What is your advice to a young company?

You can't succeed in business alone and those who try will lose to a great team every time. Build your own great team to make long-term success a reality.

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.