Monday, April 23, 2012

Cool Temperatures Can't Stop Weekly Business Visit

Despite cool temperatures representatives from Frederick County Government and members from the Business Development Advisory Council were hosted by Catoctin Breeze Vineyard for a busines visit. Sherman Coleman and Colby Ferguson, both from the Business Development and Retention Division of Frederick County Government were also guests of Mr. Voytek Fizyta. The 24 acre vineyard has been in business for two years and was a dream of Mr. Fizyta when he arived in this country from Poland 31 years ago. Fizyta's grapes will be ready for harvesting later this year, but the Polish immigrant and electrical engineer has already made a variety of honey wines, traditionally known as Mead. The vineyard represents the ninth and newest Frederick County winery, and offers two table wines and three dessert wines. When Fizyta and his wife Alicja, looked to relocate from Potomac five years ago they immediately fell in love with the hilly terrain in Thurmont which provided the perfect spot for growing grapes because of the soil. Perched along hilly terrain, grapes get ample sunlight at Catoctin Breeze Winery. The constant breeze evaporates moisture which is a major problem for East Coast grape growers. The Fizytas outfitted their 1,200-square-foot basement to accommodate making wines. They expect their first significant harvest from the 2011 planting later this year. they are also planning to build a production facility on the premises in the near future. The business is licensed to sell wine directly to consumers and restaurants, using the company's website,

Monday, April 16, 2012

County Officials Visit Reliant Drywall

Frederick County Commissioners Blaine Young and Paul Smith along with Business Development Specialist Sherman Coleman met with executives from Reliant Drywall. President William D. Cipolla and Vice President Rick Bedard conducted a tour of the 9,000 ft. facility. The company opened its doors in Frederick back in 2002 and employs 120 people, most residing in Frederick County.
With more than 45 years of combined experience in the industry, the owners of Reliant Drywall understand commercial contracting from start to finish. The decision to be based in Frederick County was affordable pricing and the central location was ideal to conduct business in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area.
Reliant Drywall was recognized as being a major contributor to the renovation of the White House West Wing and Press Room.

For more information on Reliant Drywall, please visit their website at:

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Frederick Favorite Doc Geiser's Hosts Business Visit

A Frederick favorite, Doc Geiser's Carryout And Catering, hosted a business visit for County and City officials. The owner Jay "Doc" Geiser who has owned the eatery since 2006 attributed the restaurant's success to mindful spending, creating new ideas and good food.
The 2,000 square foot facility which was formerly Watson's employs 13 full time employees and is still considered a favorite of Old Frederick. Jay admits that their fried chicken is still the top selling item on the menu. His main competitors are Giant and Giant Eagle. "We are competitively priced and we provide corporate deliveries as well as cater to other events in the Frederick area" says Jay who also is main chef for the Frederick Keys this season.
Doc Geiser's just recently celebrated the sale of their 50,000Th White Star style hamburger this past February 27Th, and hopes to add soft ice cream to their summer menu.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

County Commissioners visit state of the art facility

On April 2, 2012 County Commissioners Blaine Young and Paul Smith along with Alderman Shelly Aloi and other representatives from the county and city were able to tour SriSai Biopharmaceutical Solutions, LLC in Frederick. The company specializes in providing Clinical and Commercial Supply Management services for the pharmaceutical and bio tech industries.
The company was founded in 2003 by Sri R. Konduru, PHD who stated that the open lines of communication with other local companies was a major factor in his decision to start his company in Frederick. The state of the art facility is 14,000 square feet and has 14 full time and part time employees. The company's major focus is vaccine and drug testing in the 1,2,3, and 4 clinical phases.
SBS provides a variety of pharmaceutical and bio tech services in support of preclinical research and clinical trails primarily through contractor or subcontracts responsible for clinical trail management including the U. S. Army, U.S. Navy, Center for Disease Control and NCI.
For more information visit the company's website at