Friday, November 12, 2010

Annual Business Reception Honors Companies

Frederick, MD – November 11, 2010 - The Frederick County Business Development Advisory Council (BDAC) and the Office of Economic Development (OED) held their Annual Business Reception at Dutch’s Daughter restaurant.

Over 200 Frederick County business representatives, elected officials and partner organizations attended this year’s event. A brief awards ceremony was held honoring three outstanding Frederick County companies who have made a significant impact on Frederick County’s economy. Also, four business incubator companies were honored for graduating from the Frederick Innovative Technology Center.

The first award was presented to a company who has helped to position Frederick County as a culinary tourism destination and is a major supporter of Frederick’s local agriculture community. The 2010 Frederick County Innovative Firm of the Year was presented to VOLT restaurant.

The second award was given to a company for their creative business practices and providing integrated IT solutions to help businesses develop their technical processes for competitiveness, profitability, and growth. The 2010 Frederick County Creative Firm of the Year was presented to Acela Technologies, Inc.

The last award was given to a Frederick County company for their forward thinking and expanded business line, manufacturing a product for data centers that reduces energy and costs. The 2010 Frederick County Emerging Markets Firm of the Year was presented to Stulz Air Technology Systems, Inc.

Biaera Technologies, CynerGene, WGS Systems and ThoughtQuest were presented certificates for graduating from the Frederick Innovative Technology Center, Frederick’s business incubator.

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,and the Frederick County Government – FCG TV.