Entrepreneurs are responsible for innovative products, ideas and services. They shape our technology, experiences and interactions. The Entrepreneur Awards celebrate businesses in Frederick County who excel in conquering new ground. We celebrate these achievements at the Entrepreneur Council Awards Dinner. In 2017, we celebrated eleven local businesses for their entrepreneurial spirit and contribution to the local economy. From business owners under age 18, to college students, to emerging and established businesses of all sizes, your innovation and dedication make Frederick County great! Stay tuned for information on our next Entrepreneur Council Awards Dinner.
Social Entrepreneur A for profit business with fewer than 100 employees that consistently demonstrates exceptional and innovative community service over the last 3 or more years.
Entrepreneur Council Choice A for profit organization that has performed in an exemplary manner, is widely regarded in the community as an innovative role model and/or serves as a catalyst for entrepreneurial activity in Frederick County.
Judges' Choice Award 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.
Chris E. Olson Master Entrepreneur Award An individual that has owned a business for 20 years or more in Frederick County and has demonstrated exceptional entrepreneurial talents throughout his or her career.