Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Congratulations to the 2011 Best Places to Work in Frederick

Yesterday evening, four local companies were honored as the Best Places to Work in Frederick County at an awards ceremony held at the Delaplaine Visual Arts Center in Frederick. The campaign, now in its 9th year, is a partnership between the Frederick County Office of Economic Development, the City of Frederick Department of Economic Development, the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce, and Frederick County Workforce Services.

Each business in Frederick County was invited to take the survey to identify what makes them the best place to work. Winners were identified based on the following criteria:

1. an enhanced workplace culture
2. a strong professional development program
3. benefits and amenities to provide a work and life balance
4. the encouragement of community and social responsibilities
5. and tools for healthy living

The winner of this year's campaign are:

EmpiriStat (Small Business Category with 1-10 Employees)
Default Resource (Medium Business Category with 11-50 Employees
DynPort Vaccine Company, LLC (Large Business Category with 51-200 Employees)
Hood College (Major Employer with 201+ Employees)

The Frederick County Office of Economic Development is proud to add these four companies to an elite group of past award winners that make up the Best Places to Work in Frederick!

A huge thank you to our sponsors who are also past year's winners. Without their support, this event would not have been possible: AOPA, DMS, Inc, Frederick Memorial Healthcare Systems, and Mount Saint Mary's University.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Certifed Tourism Ambassador Training in Frederick

Certified Tourism Ambassador ClassTuesday, October 25, 2011
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Residence Inn 5230 Westview Drive Frederick, MD 21703
$49 registration fee includes pre class reading materials.
Register at
The Certified Tourism Ambassador (CTA) Program is a groundbreaking, nationwide certification program that serves to increase tourism by training and inspiring front-line hospitality employees and volunteers to work together to turn every visitor encounter into a positive experience. Come learn more about the Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Heritage Area!The Journey Through Hallowed Ground (JTHG) CTA Program goes well beyond basic customer service training; it:
Enhances your skills in serving customers
Increases your awareness of information resources
Allows you to discover the power of tourism
Provides freebies & discounts to attractions, restaurants and tours. Connects and networks you with more than 600 current Journey CTAs

Monday, October 3, 2011

VIP List Under 40: Scott McCaskill

Each year, The Daily Record publishes a VIP List of very important professionals age 40 and under. This year's winners were featured on September 30th and include Frederick County's own Scott McCaskill of Voso Financial Advisors.

The VIPs are selected by the Daily Record's editorial board based on their professional accomplishments, a commitment to inspiring change in their community, and their tremendous accomplishments achieved before or by age 40.

For more information on Voso Financial Advisors, visit You can also view the entire VIP List for 2011 here