On August 5, 2014, the 12th annual Frederick County Best Places to Work Awards event recognized local businesses for their workforce and family friendly practices. The event was held at the Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center and honors the top companies in the area while also bringing attention to the quality of life opportunities employees have in Frederick.
For each nominee, five family-friendly criterion were evaluated, along with a review of each company’s median annual salary, turnover rate, and diversity practices.
Congratulations to all of this year’s finalists and winners. View photos from the event.
2014 Category Finalists and Winners
Small Employer: Swift Systems
Honorable Mention: Jean Peterson Design
Medium Employer: Orases
Honorable Mention: Canapes Catering
Large Employer: Batelle National Biodefense Institute
Honorable Mention: Regent Education
This year, there was a tie in the Major Employer category. Congratulations to both outstanding winners.
People’s Choice: St. John Regional Catholic School
The People’s Choice Award was based on the company that has the most desired unique benefits.
Most Creative Work Environment: iHire
A new category, “Most Creative Work Environment,” was added this year.
The event is a joint partnership between Frederick County Workforce Services, The City of Frederick Department of Economic Development, Frederick County Business Development and Retention, and the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce.
Thank you to this year’s sponsors, all of whom are previous award winners. Without their generosity, the 2014 event could not have happened:
- Country Meadows Retirement Communities
- Canam Steel
- En-Net Services
- Morgan-Keller Construction
- Hood College
- ImQuest BioSciences
- Dr. Harvey Levy & Associates
- The Law Offices of Scott Alan Morrison
- Plamondon Hospitality Partners