Business News From The City of Frederick, Maryland
August 2022
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Starting and running a single business is a real challenge, but Frederick is full of serial entrepreneurs who have opened and successfully run multiple operations across Frederick and beyond. An entrepreneur is one who creates and manages a new business while bearing most of its risks and rewards. This issue of Business in Frederick eNews highlights several city businesses and the entrepreneurs behind them. I am inspired by their diverse stories, along with the services and products produced - from music to fashion and coffee to beer brewing – these business people have it going on. Even the City’s own Weinberg Center for the Arts is getting in on the act, as the long-time entrepreneurial director John Healey expands performance offerings to the New Spire Arts Theater through a recent operations merger. I’ll certainly see you there in the upcoming months. The Weinberg serves an important function for the City as host of many important events and over the weekend the theater hosted the memorial service for former Alderman William “Pluck” Hall who himself was a terrific singer and who strongly supported Frederick’s entrepreneurial business community.  

In closing, we are proud of our growing business diversity and so have recently launched our popular Frederick Business Start Up Guide in Spanish. Check it out and pass it along.  

Richard G. Griffin, AICP, CEcD
Director, Economic Development
Expansion from a single site to multiple locations can be one of the most powerful ways for a business to drive revenue, reach new markets, and increase brand visibility. But the venture can be as tricky to pull-off as the initial start-up.

We interviewed 3 local companies that have navigated the experience of launching & managing a 2nd, 3rd, and even 8th location outside of Frederick. Here's what they shared.
Starting and operating a business is no small feat. The task demands a tremendous amount of creativity, tenacity, and risk-tolerance. We call those who have what it takes an ‘entrepreneur.’ The serial entrepreneur is the rare individual who is willing & able to take on the challenge repeatedly.

Read here as 5 local serial entrepreneurs share their unique insight on the fundamentals of building a successful business.
Last week, the Mayor and Board of Alderman signed an agreement between the City and the Ausherman Family Foundation which transferred the operation of New Spire Arts Stages to the Weinberg Center for the Arts. The unification of the two iconic Frederick theaters will broaden local programming opportunities and support the continuation of a healthy & vibrant performing arts community.
Our Business Start-Up Guide is designed to help entrepreneurs navigate the start-up process in The City of Frederick as efficiently and effectively as possible.

A new translation of the Business Start Up Guide in Spanish has been distributed throughout our community and is available online here.
Governor Larry Hogan has announced the launch of the Maryland Manufacturing 4.0 grant program -- a new State initiative that provides grants to small and mid-sized Maryland manufacturers to invest in Industry 4.0 technologies to modernize their operations.
Learn more and apply here.
Scheduled on Sept. 7, the free hybrid event is a great opportunity for biotech stakeholders & companies of all sizes to hear from top inventors about technologies primed for commercialization and collaboration. Learn more and register here.

The event will be immediately followed by a free biotech networking happy hour open to the public. Learn more and register here.
techfrederick is conducting a custom benchmarking survey to analyze pay, pay practices, and benefits data for jobs in our local tech industry. The final report will serve as a valuable resource to Frederick organizations and inform leaders in pay/benefit program decisions for their businesses. Local companies are encourage to participate here.
Wood Street, a Frederick web design and development company, celebrates 20 years of providing service, working with over 600 local and nationwide clients. Read on to see if Wood Street can help your business with its marketing and PR needs!

The Premier Group of Long & Foster has completed some office renovations and has a fresh new look. As the office grew to over 20 agents, it was clear that some improvements were needed. Check out the fresh new look and stop by their offices to see if they can meet your needs.

Five local businesses were recently recognized and awarded as Frederick County Best Places to Work. Find out who they are and learn more about them.

Frederick's Atlantic Biomass, LLC has signed a LOI to partner with Bionoid Inc to produce commercial quantities of Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) from residual hemp biomass. Find out what all of that!

Does your business have news to share? Send us a press release and we'll help share that great news locally and regionally. Find out how!
Congratulations to the following anniversaries and grand openings:

If you have a business that has opened, relocated, expanded or celebrated
a milestone anniversary in the last 3 months, please tell us!
Frederick County Chamber of Commerce: Coffee & Contacts
September 2, 2022
National Cancer Institute/Frederick National Labs: 2022 Technology Showcase
September 7, 2022
Frederick Economic Development: Bio Networking Happy Hour
September 7, 2022
Frederick County Workforce Services: Interview LIVE! Succeeding in an Interview
September 7, 2022
TEDCO: Tech Fair
September 12, 2022
Frederick County Workforce Services: Growing Your Network
September 15, 2022
Frederick County Workforce Services: Interview LIVE! Succeeding in an Interview
September 21, 2022
Bioinnovation Conference - INNOVATION WITH GLOBAL IMPACT
October 3-4, 2022
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