The 2019 Frederick County Best Places to Work Award Winners  From L to R: County Executive - Jan Gardner, AstraZeneca - Pran Patel, City of Frederick Mayor - Michael O’Connor, Jim Bass Group - Jim Bass, Frederick County Economic Development Director - Helen Propheter, RoosterBio - Margot Connor, City of Frederick Economic Development Director - Richard Griffin, Asbhury Communities - Doug Leidig, Orases - Nick Damoulakis, Frederick County Chamber President - Rick Weldon

The 2019 Frederick County Best Places to Work Award Winners

From L to R: County Executive - Jan Gardner, AstraZeneca - Pran Patel, City of Frederick Mayor - Michael O’Connor, Jim Bass Group - Jim Bass, Frederick County Economic Development Director - Helen Propheter, RoosterBio - Margot Connor, City of Frederick Economic Development Director - Richard Griffin, Asbhury Communities - Doug Leidig, Orases - Nick Damoulakis, Frederick County Chamber President - Rick Weldon

I am extremely proud that AstraZeneca has once again been honored with the Best Place to Work Award. This recognition is a testament to our commitment to ensure colleagues feel safe, happy, and valued. One way we accomplish this is through our continued work in the local community and engagement with students. Our employees are the heart of our organization and devoted to our work of delivering life-changing medicines around the world.
— -Pran Patel, Vice President and General Manager, AstraZeneca Frederick Manufacturing Center & 2019 Award Winner
 

2019 Frederick County Best Places to Work Winners

Frederick County businesses were recognized at the Annual Best Places to Work awards program at the Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center in Frederick on July 30, 2019.

Five companies received awards in the primary award categories:

  • Small Employer Category (1-10 employees) - Jim Bass Group of Real Estate Teams

  • Small to Medium Employer Category (11-30 employees) - Orases

  • Medium to Large Medium Employer Category (31 -50 employees) - RoosterBio

  • Large Employer Category (51-200 employees) - Asbury Communities

  • Major Employer Category (201+ employees) - AstraZeneca

Scoring categories included work-life balance, median salary, turnover rate, benefits, diversity, and professional growth.  

Also recognized in 2019 for showing 'Who's Having Fun?!” included: Matan Companies, Z Video Relay Service and Surelocked In Escape Games. To watch their stories, scroll below.

 

2019 Sponsors

Expert consultants inc *  iHire

Imquest Biosciences


Past Winners

2018 Winners 2017 Winners
Small - Expert Consultants Inc Small - Thurmont Child Care
Small - Medium - Immersion Active Small - Medium - ImQuest BioSciences
Medium - Large - A2LA Medium - Large - MainSpring
Large - FoodPRO Large - Dynport Vaccine
Major - Legal & General America Major - Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association (AOPA)

2016 Winners 2015 Winners
Small - Mosaic Power Small - Antietam Technologies
Medium - Tie - CAS Engineering & iHire Medium - ASI Assurance
Large - Frederick County Bank Large - Nymeo Federal Credit Union
Major - Plamondon Companies Major - AstraZeneca

2014 Winners 2013 Winners
Small - Swift Systems Small - Dr. Harvey Levy & Associates
Medium - Orases Medium - En-Net Services
Large - BNBI Large - Clinical RM
Major - Tie - Experient & Fort Detrick Major - Canam Steel

2012 Winners 2011 Winners
Small - Law Offices of Scott Alan Morrison Small - Empiristat
Medium Category - ImQuest BioSciences Medium Category - Default Resource
Large Category - Country Meadows Large Category - Dynport Vaccine
Major Category - Morgan Keller Construction Major Category - Hood College


Past video highlights

2019 “Who’s Having Fun?!”

2017  Giving Back awards

2018 Family Matters

2016 Work Happy, Work Healthy

2015 Unsung Heroes in the Workplace