2014 Best Places to Work Winners

Seven companies were given awards during the 2014 Best Places to Work awards ceremony held at the Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center. This event, now in it's 12th year, promotes Frederick County businesses that are innovative, creative, and promote high quality of life.

Small Category Winner: Swift Systems

Since 1998, Swift Systems has served Maryland and regional businesses as an IT managed services provider, including engineering, management and consulting. Our dynamic service lineup includes data center design & colocation, VoIP, cloud services, virtualization and data storage solutions

Medium Category Winner: Orases

Orases is a full-service, digital technology agency based in Maryland. Founded in 2000, we have become a trusted provider of custom software, website and application development services and solutions that drive efficiency and provide measureable cost savings and revenue gains to our client partners.


Large Category Winner: BNBI

The National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center (NBACC) has developed the science critical to defend the United States against bioterrorism. Managed by Battelle National Biodefense Institute (BNBI) as a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC), NBACC is the first laboratory built for DHS – a national resource to understand the scientific basis of the risk posed by biological threats and to attribute their use in bioterror and biocrime events.

Major Category Winner: Experient

From concept to completion, Experient partner with you to find the best location for your events and to deliver exceptional experiences for your attendeesexhibitors, sponsors, and internal stakeholders. They provide our world-class services to thousands of events each year — events of all types and sizes, ranging from 25 to over 100,000 persons.

Major Category Winner: Fort Detrick

The US Army Garrison, Fort Detrick, supports five cabinet-level agencies: The Department of Defense, Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Agriculture, Department of Homeland Security and Department of Health and Human Services. Within the DoD, Fort Detrick supports elements of all four military services. Major Department of the Army mission partners include the US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command and the 21st Signal Brigade.

People's Choice: St. John's Regional Catholic School

The mission of St. John Regional Catholic School is to provide a Christ-centered environment and an exemplary education to each and every student within the framework of the Gospel and the traditions of the Catholic Church. The goal of our faith community is to develop future leadership for the 21st century through academic excellence, service to others, and a firm foundation of Christian virtues.

Most Creative Workplace – iHire

At iHire, we recognized from the start that niche communities, or websites dedicated to specific professions, are the catalyst for networking among qualified professionals and employers who require their exact skill set. Our communities accelerate our job seekers’ and employers’ abilities to reach their employment goals by reducing noise and focusing their searches in an industry-specific environment.