12th Annual Frederick County Best Places to Work Awards

Congratulations to all of the 2014 Frederick County Best Places to Work Awards recipients. Those recognized, shown left to right: Karen Smith, St. John Regional Catholic School; Vaughn Thurman, Swift Systems; Nick Damoulakis, Orases; Pat Fitch, Batelle National Biodefense Institute; Maj. Gen. Joseph Caravalho Jr., Fort Detrick; Michael Shollenberg, Regent Education; Jean Peterson, Jean Peterson Design; Lisa Shuster, iHire.com; Shawn Pierce, Experient; anAdrienne Weikert, Canapes.
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  

Honorable Mention: Regent Education

Major Employer: Experient & Fort Detrick
This year, there was a tie in the Major Employer category.  Congratulations to both outstanding winners. 

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.  

Thank You
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
  • ClinicalRM
  • En-Net Services
  • Morgan-Keller Construction
  • Hood College
  • ImQuest BioSciences
  • Dr. Harvey Levy & Associates
  • The Law Offices of Scott Alan Morrison
  • Plamondon Hospitality Partners