Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Meet Cowork Frederick

Monday Retention Visit: Five Questions with Glen & Julia Ferguson, Owner, Cowork Frederick
122 E Patrick St  Frederick, MD 21701
(301) 732-5165
(Pictured L to R) David Dunn, Alderman Michael O' Connor, Alderwoman Shelley Aloi, Julia & Glen Ferguson, Commissioner C. Paul Smith,
Alderwoman Kelly Russell, Helen Riddle and Patrick Barnes

How long have you been in business?
We recently opened in 2012 and are currently leasing 2,200 SF.

How many employees do you have?
2 employees with 24 members currently.

Why do you believe you will be successful in Frederick County?
There is a great level of entrepreneurial spirit in Frederick County and we are meeting an unmet need.

If your company is involved in community outreach, please share with us your involvement.
We have our members choose a charity of their choice and save all membership dues for a specific month and donate it directly to that charity.

What are you most proud of?
We believe it's not all about us, it's about the members helping one another and the sense of ownership that is created by the members.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Meet S&S Tire Service

Monday Retention Visit: Five Questions with Steve Stolz, Owner, S&S Tire Service
900 E. Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21701

(Pictured L to R) David Dunn, Commissioner C. Paul Smith, Steve Stolz, Commissioner Blaine Young, Alderwoman Kelly Russell)

How long have you been in business?
24 years at the present location for 8 years.  We have three locations: Frederick, Gaithersburg, and Hagerstown.

How many employees do you have?
We have 35 employees, 6 of which are sales people.

What do you think is the reason for your success in Frederick County?
We hire and maintain quality longtime employees and have good customer service, even after closing hours.

If your company is involved in community outreach, please share with us your involvement.
We have worked with Hope Alive doing repairs and upkeep for their vehicles and also work with the Homeless Coalition.

What are you most proud of?
Being able to weather the hard times over the last few years and provide excellent customer service.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Year Ends with Successful Business Visit to Toys- R- Us

The first year of the weekly visit retention program inaugurated by the Frederick County Board of County Commissioners and coordinated by Business Development and Retention proved to be highly successful. A total of forty companies ranging from small to large businesses were visited and recognized for their outstanding contributions to the economic vitality of Frederick County. Appropriate for the holiday season, the year ended with a business visit to the Toys- R -Us distribution center located at 7106 Geoffrey Way in Frederick, Maryland. This location is just one of ten distribution centers located across the United States. The visit was hosted by Mr. Jeff Sonnenberg, General Manager of the 740,000 square foot facility. In attendance were Frederick County Commissioners Blaine Young and David Gray along with members of the Frederick County Business Development and Retention team. The facility opened in Frederick in 1996 and currently has 150 employees. The distribution center fulfills store and online orders, services 96 stores in the Mid-Atlantic region and was the Distribution Center of the Year for the last six years. The center operates at a high level of efficiency and according to Mr. Sonnenberg operates on the mantra “Do your part a child is waiting.” For more information, visit their website, at