Friday, October 30, 2009

Annual Business Reception

Frederick, MD – October 29, 2009 - The Frederick County Business Development Advisory Council (BDAC) and the Office of Economic Development (OED) held their Annual Business Reception last night at Dutch’s Daughter restaurant. Over 250 Frederick County business representatives, elected officials and community partners attended this year’s event. A brief awards ceremony was held honoring three outstanding Frederick County companies. Attendees networked with one another and visited booths provided by our sponsors.

The first award was presented to a long time Frederick County company that has strategically expanded and taken on a completely new line of work to embrace the future. The 2009 Frederick County Creative Business Planning Firm of the Year was presented to Canam Steel Corporation. The second award was given to a local company not typically seen as green but has employed green practices within their organization and for their commitment to meet and exceed environmental standards. The 2009 Frederick County Creative Green Stewardship Firm of the Year went to Givens Collision Repair Center, Inc. The last award was given to a Frederick County company that was recognized for their creative and progressive workforce practices. The 2009 Frederick County Creative Workforce Support Firm of the Year went to Widearea Systems, Inc. Widearea Systems was also recognized at the reception for graduating from the Frederick Innovative Technology Center, FITCI.

This year’s Platinum Event Sponsor was SAIC-Frederick, Inc. Additional support was provided by the following sponsors: Corporate Occupational Health Solutions, LLC, Frederick Innovative Technology Center, Matan Companies, The Columbia Bank, Frederick County Bank, Frederick County Department of Solid Waste Management, Frederick County Workforce Services, The City of Frederick Department of Economic Development, Canyon Construction Corporation, Imagination Center Inc. and the Frederick County Government – FCG TV.