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