Frederick Best Places to Work’ Honored

Several Frederick area businesses were recognized at the Annual Best Places to Work awards program at the Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center in Frederick, Maryland, on July 30.  More than 100 nominations were submitted, and five companies stood out after judges completed the scoring.

 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

Winners are highlighted in the August issue of “Frederick” magazine.

 Scoring categories included work-life balance, median salary, turnover rate, benefits and professional growth, as well as this year’s theme: Companies that understand having fun in the work day creates happy employees.

 “I congratulate, and appreciate, that two of the five major category winners are based in The City of Frederick,” said Mayor Michael O’Connor. “A great place to work, as defined in this award, has an impact on every layer of life and in a community. We can’t put a price on that value, and good for them, setting this standard we should all emulate.”

 Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner said, “The annual Best Places to Work program showcased employers who recognize that their employees want to be happy, both in the work place and at home.  They know how important a work-life balance is to their most important resource, their employees.  By doing this, these businesses add to the quality of life in Frederick County. Congratulations to the businesses who received awards.”

 In addition to major category award winners, three additional companies that stood out for showing that they know how to have fun during the work day while still getting the job done, were highlighted in a video. Those businesses are Matan Companies, Z Video Relay Service and Surelocked In Escape Games. The video can be found at www.frederickbestplacestowork.com

 About Best Places to Work

The Best Places to Work campaign is a county-wide program intended to foster efforts to increase quality of life opportunities for Frederick County employees. The 2019 awards program is a partnership among Frederick County Workforce Services, The City of Frederick Department of Economic Development, Frederick County Office of Economic Development, and the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce.

For more information, visit www.frederickbestplacestowork.com.



2019 Frederick County Best Places to Work Nominations are Now Open

Nominations are open for the Frederick County Best Places to Work Awards. Any Frederick County business can be nominated by completing a 4 question online nomination form. Following each nomination, additional information will be requested from the company’s Human Resources Department or Senior Leadership. Nominations and subsequent required information will be accepted April 1 through April 30, 2019.  Winners will be announced at the annual Frederick County Best Places to Work Awards ceremony and reception on July 30, 2019.

Companies are evaluated on a variety of criteria, including employee compensation and benefits, business culture, human resource metrics, and special employee engagement programs. Applicants are encouraged to coordinate with their Human Resources Manager or other leadership staff to ensure the application has all of the relevant and up-to-date requested data included. Only one nomination form per company is needed.

Winners are awarded in the following primary categories: Small Employer (1-10 employees), Medium Employer (11-29 and 30-50 employees), Large Employer (51-200 employees), and Major Employer (200+ employees).  Beyond the 5 major category winners, certain nominations may be singled out in a short video snippet showcasing companies that go above and beyond to incorporate fun into the workday.

About Frederick County Best Places to Work
The Frederick County Best Places to Work Awards campaign is in its 17th year and is a county-wide program to increase quality of life opportunities for Frederick County employees. Best Places to Work Awards is a partnership between Frederick County Workforce Services, The City of Frederick Department of Economic Development, Frederick County Office of Economic Development, and Frederick County Chamber of Commerce.

To nominate a company for the 2019 Frederick County Best Places to Work Awards, visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7RKYGPV

For more information and updates on Frederick County Best Places to Work Awards, visit http://www.frederickbestplacestowork.com/


2018 Family Matters video participants

  • Blue Pillar

  • BMC (Business Management Company)

  • Grifols Biomat USA - Frederick location

  • Linganore Wine Cellars

  • Orases

The Best Places to Work campaign is a county-wide program to increase quality of life opportunities for Frederick County employees. The awards program is a partnership between Frederick County Workforce Services, City of Frederick Department of Economic Development, Frederick County Office of Economic Development, and the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce.



Nominations Open for 2016 Frederick County Best Places to Work Awards

Nominations Open for 2016 Frederick County Best Places to Work Awards

Announcement: 2016 Nominations Now Open to all Frederick County businesses to enter for the Frederick County Best Places to Work Awards. Companies can be considered by completing an online nomination form (http://bit.ly/bestplacesfred2016). Nominations will be accepted through April 30, 2016, and winners will be announced at the annual Frederick County Best Places to Work Awards ceremony and reception on July 28, 2016.