People win awards, not companies. The award for Best Place to Work highlights the people who have made MainSpring a leader in the industry. Their commitment to innovation and dedication to seeing a mission through resonates with the Frederick community. We’re very honored.”
— Ray Steen, Chief Strategy Officer, MainSpring, 2017 Award Winner

2017 Frederick County Best Places to Work Winners

  2017 Major Category Winners  (from left to right): MainSpring, Thurmont Child Care Center, AOPA, DynPort Vaccine Company, Imquest Biosciences

2017 Major Category Winners (from left to right): MainSpring, Thurmont Child Care Center, AOPA, DynPort Vaccine Company, Imquest Biosciences

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 27, 2017. 

Five companies received awards in the primary award categories:

  • Small Employer Category (1-10 employees) - Thurmont Child Care Center
  • Small to Medium Employer Category (11-29 employees) - Imquest Biosciences
  • Medium to Large Medium Employer Category (30 -50 employees) - MainSpring
  • Large Employer Category (51-200 employees) - Dynport Vaccine Company
  • Major Employer Category (201+ employees) - Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA).

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

Also recognized in 2017 for 'Giving Back' included: Dr. Harvey Levy & Associates, Dublin Roasters, Dynamic Automotive, Frederick Air and GoodWill Industries of Monocacy Valley

I am proud AOPA has been recognized for the way we engage our members, the community and our employees. The award for Best Place to Work reflects the dedication of the entire AOPA team to create a great work environment
— Mark Baker, President & CEO, AOPA and 2017 Major Category Winner

2017 Sponsors

Thank you to the businesses and organizations that make the Best Places to Work Awards possible.

2017 $500 sponsors.JPG

iHire   NASW/ASI   Nymeo   AstraZeneca


Past Winners

2015 Winner Antietam Technologies 

2015 Winner AstraZeneca

2015 Unsung Heroes in the Workplace

2015 Winner - Nymeo

2017  Giving Back awards