To be an Entrepreneur you need a vision, a passion, and a plan. You need to have a mind for innovation, perseverance, commitment, and determination. You have to be adventurous and willing to step outside the safety of an established business to pursue your dreams.
The 2016 Entrepreneur Council Awards recognized 23 Frederick County businesses for their contribution to our community and local economy. These finalists were from across industries. From catering and custom roasted coffee to military workout facilities, from adventure outfitters to glass specialists, from athletics to dance, from shooting to car care, these organizations have proved it’s not what you do, it’s how you do it.
One Word to Describe Entrepreneurial Spirit
We asked the finalists “What’s one word to describe Entrepreneurial Spirit”, here is what they said.
Meet the Finalists & Their Businesses
2016 Award Winners
Winners were selected by an unbiased panel of the Entreprenuer Council. All finalists were tremendous business owners and contributors to our local economy. Read more about each company in the online version of the 2016 Entrepreneur Council Awards program book.
The Youth Entrepreneur Award is presented to a for-profit business managed by an individual or team under the age of 18.
Winner: Def Mvmnt
Finalists: Ethereal, Grant’s Honest Lawn Care, RTM Outdoor
Small Business – Emerging
This award is presented to a for-profit business started within the last two years.
Finalists: The Machine Gun Nest, Shabby Chic Creative Studios & Boutique
Small Business – Established
This award is presented to a for-profit business started more than two years ago with annual sales of up to $1 million.
Winner: Dublin Roasters Coffee Inc.
Finalists: Cinful Cuisine, JKW Beauty, Kalico Design
Presented to a for-profit business with fewer than 100 employees. This organization has consitently demonstrated exceptional and innovative community service over the last 3 or more years.
Winner: Mid-Maryland Performing Arts Center
Finalists: Legacy Financial Associates, SoldierFit
Large Business – Established
This award is presented to a for-profit business with annual sales of more than $1 million.
Winner: George Street Services, Inc.
Finalists: Alizee Pathology, Canapes Inc., Hawkins Landscaping
Very Large – Established
Presented to a for-profit business with annual sales exceeding $5 million.
Winner: WLR Automotive
Finalists: Beckley’s Camping Center, Eminent Services Corporation
Selected by the Entrepreneur Council, this award is presented to a business that has performed in an exemplary manner, is widely regarded in the community as an innovative role model, and serves as a catalyst for entrepreneurial activity in Frederick County
Winner: The Trail House – Gerry & Clyde Hicks
Chris E. Olson Master Entrepreneur
Awarded to an individual who has owned a business for 20 or more years in Frederick County and has demonstrated exceptional entrepreneurial talents throughout their career.
Winner: Service Glass Industries – Phil Rauh
Read the Program Book
Thank You Sponsors
If you would like to be involved or support future events and program from the Entrepreneur Council of Frederick County, contact the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce • 301.662.4164 • firstname.lastname@example.org • frederickchamber.org