Top 50x2: TAG/The Artists Gallery and The Centers For Advanced Orthopaedics-MMI Division

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. 

TAG/The Artists Gallery
501 N Market St | Frederick
Established: 1990

Founders: Frederick artists including Shelley Stevens, Wendell Poindexter

TAG/THE ARTISTS GALLERY is an artist-owned organization established in1990 in Frederick, Maryland, and features high quality original art for sale in its monthly solo exhibitions by members, as well as ongoing group exhibitions. A rich variety of subjects and media is always on view, ranging from realistic to abstract, and traditional to experimental mixed media creations. As of November 2020, TAG/The Artists Gallery is located in a temporary pop-up space at 428 N Market St. as we search for our permanent City of Frederick home. Exhibitions are also viewable in TAG’s Online Gallery.

Why is Frederick County a great place to do business?

Frederick creates a perfect environment for TAG/The Artists Gallery, located between DC and Baltimore with restaurants, shops, landmark institutions, art center and galleries. Support from the Downtown Partnership, Frederick Arts Council and the Office of Economic Development continues to encourage visitors to the area enriching the local art culture.

Describe a significant event in your company’s history.

TAG/The Artists Gallery hosts the annual Salon Show which is open to all artists in the community. This exhibition is a celebration for all those that create art and enjoy the excitement of hanging and showing their art in a professional gallery. It is always well received for its inclusiveness and community spirit.

The Centers For Advanced Orthopaedics-MMI Division
86 Thomas Johnson Court| Frederick
Established: 1978

Founder: Frank Nisenfeld

The physicians and therapists at The Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics-MMI Division are recognized throughout the region for their expertise in both general and specialized Orthopaedic, Rheumatology, Spine, Sports Medicine, Physical Medicine, and Physical and Occupational therapy care and provide state-of-the-art medical and surgical treatment.

Why is Frederick County a great place to do business?

We enjoy practicing in Frederick County because of the wonderful community. We also enjoy giving back to our community by holding free sports physicals to the high school athletes and other events held throughout the year.

What is your advice to a young company?

Lead with passion. Our company was created for the love of helping the patients of our community. We enjoy what we do and helping patients get back to the activities they love to do is always our goal.

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.