February is Black History Month, and in Frederick County we value our increasingly diverse community. Black businessmen and women have long contributed to the economic vitality of Frederick County. We’re highlighting several of our influential Black business leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs in the Frederick County community each week during the month – learn more about Priscilla Myles, David Brooks, Bruce Redding, and Michelle Nusum Smith by following our blog.
February is also the month when love is in the air and we love all our businesses but we’d like to congratulate some of our businesses recently in the spotlight: Avemco celebrates their 60th anniversary, The Original Popcorn House was recently spotlighted by OnlyInYourState, Blue Dreams USA pivots to meet new needs, Modavar Pharmaceuticals opened their brand new 22,000 square foot manufacturing facility, and Los Amigos expands into Frederick County and opens in Thurmont. We also want to congratulate all our Best of Frederick winners.
You can share your love by supporting our local businesses through Downtown Frederick’s Local Love Letters promotion. Let our small businesses know how much you love them. Write a thoughtful note to a Downtown Frederick business (or two) that you love and drop them in one of our special mailboxes, or online at downtownfrederick.org/lovelocal. And mark your calendar for Frederick County’s Restaurant Week – March 1-7.
Workforce Services has launched a new online learning platform available to all Frederick County Residents. With over 5,000 courses and more than 100 industry certifications available, course topics range from Management and Leadership to IT, Finance, Digital Literacy, Customer Service, and more.
And finally, begin thinking about who you would nominate as your favorite Young Professional for our next Top 50 Under 40! This is an annual publication that really showcases the businesses and people who make Frederick County's business community so exceptional! More details will be shared in the near future!