Thursday, April 28, 2011

Technology and Investor Forum, Marymount University May 19

The Frederick County Office of Economic Development will team up with the Mid-Atlantic Federal Lab Consortium to bring together in a forum a host of financial researchers from federal labs/agencies, academia, economic development organizations, and private sector firms in the Washington Metro area. The purpose of this forum is to highlight effective business strategies in technology development, as well as tech transfer lessons learned, along with challenges and opportunities in this economically active region. Panels will include technology and financial challenges and opportunities in the fields of biomedical/ life sciences: electronics/IT/cyber security; advance material sciences; and energy.
Another goal of this forum is to encourage potential collaboration/partnership opportunities among speakers and attendees.
Forum registration fee of $25.00 includes refreshments and lunch. Registration deadline in Monday May 10th. Register at

The time of the forum is 8:00-4:30.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Comptroller Visits STULZ-ATS on his Better With Less Tour

Franchot to Visit Businesses that are Examples of Efficiency for Govt.-

Frederick, MD (April 19, 2011) - In an effort to highlight businesses innovatively operating at lower costs and pass along their lessons of efficiencies to government, Comptroller Peter Franchot kicked off his Better with Less tour last week.

This morning, Mr. Franchot visited STULZ-ATS to present us this prestigious award. STULZ-ATS is one of only 24 Maryland businesses honored, and the only business in Frederick County on the recipient list. On hand to greet The Comptroller and accept on the company’s behalf were Joerg Desler, VP of Production and Engineering, Thorsten Weiss, Chief Financial Officer, and Anne Shubert, Marketing Manager.

Also attending, Jodie Bollinger from the Frederick County Office of Economic Development and Richard Griffin from the City of Frederick, Department of Economic Development.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Frederick's e-End Receives Award and Certification

Frederick, MD - The week of March 28th was very rewarding for e-End, a Certified Woman-Owned Small Business, located in Frederick, MD. In that week, the secure data destruction and electronics recycling company received an award from the Tech Council of Maryland as the "Service Provider of the Year." In addition to that prestigious award and following an extensive audit of e-End's company security along with their policy and procedures, they were awarded the National Association of Information Destruction (NAID) AAA Certification for data sanitization. "We are so proud to have our team recognized for their level of excellence. Our goal has always been to over-deliver when we work with clients," said e-End's CEO Arleen Chafitz. "e-End has always been dedicated to performing the highest level of secure data destruction and electronics recycling for our clients." Their clients include a broad range of government agencies, plus companies of all sizes and individuals. Serving the Mid-Atlantic region, e-End's Frederick facility has a broad range of highly specialized equipment to enable electronic data to be sanitized meeting NIST and NSA guidelines. In addition to plant-based equipment, they developed proprietary mobile equipment permitting secure data sanitization at client facilities. Equipment received at e-End is recycled meeting state and federal guidelines and the company adheres to a Zero-Landfill Policy for all equipment they process. For further info: 240-529-1010

Monday, April 11, 2011

2011 Frederick Procurement Fair

Join us for the

2011 Frederick Procurement Fair

Date: Wednesday, May 18
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center 40 South Carroll Street, Frederick

Parking is available at the City All Saints Street Parking Garage located next to the Delaplaine

The 2011 Frederick Procurement Fair is a unique opportunity to interface with the procurement and purchasing officers of the largest employers and government agencies in Frederick County. From office supplies and facility maintenance, to professional services and government contracts, there are tremendous opportunities for local companies to learn about how to do business with the exhibiting organizations.

Exhibitors include: Banner Life City of Frederick Fort Detrick Business Development Office Frederick Community College Frederick County Government Frederick County Public Schools Frederick County Workforce Services Frederick Memorial Hospital MedImmune Mount Saint Mary's University SAIC-Frederick ...and more!

There is no charge for this event however registration is required!

Please include your email, name, title,company name in your RSVP to You will receive a confirmation email within 24-48 hours;if you do not receive one, please call 301-600-6360.

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

County Moving Forward on Improving Business Climate

With the goal of improving the "business friendly" environment, staff with direction from the Frederick County Board of County Commissioners have moved forward on reviewing and revising the rules and regs that affect the local business community. Check out the Business Friendly Action Item List and status here.

There were 181 action items on the initial list presented to the Board of County Commissioners in Feburary. Since that time an additional 47 action items of have been added to the list.

Completed = 26 Items (14% of initial / 11% of Total)
Underway = 56 Items (31% of initial / 25% of Total)
Total Items = 181 Initial + 47 Additional = 228 Total Action Items

Check back for the latest updates and progress.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Stay Competitive with the Competitive Edge Retailing Series

Presented by PNC Bank

Panel of Social Media Gurus

March 24, 2011 · 6:30 - 8PM

@ The Delaplaine Visual Arts Educational Center
40 S Carroll Street Frederick, MD 21701

Winning Strategies for Uncertain Times
w/ Margie Johnson
April 5, 2011 · 6:30 - 8PM

@ The Delaplaine Visual Arts Educational Center
40 S Carroll Street Frederick, MD 21701

Guerilla Marketing
May 18, 2011 · 6:30 - 8PM

@ The Delaplaine Visual Arts Educational Center
40 S Carroll Street Frederick, MD 21701

Amazing Race - Downtown Frederick
June 2011 · 7PM
Specific date and location TBD. Check back soon for updates.

This series was created by the Downtown Frederick Partnership's Economic Restructuring Committee to help to further strengthen our downtown businesses. We are able to put on this great series thanks to the support of sponsors. For more information, e-mail or call 301-698-8118.