Saturday, October 10, 2009

Frederick Maryland Hubzone

Frederick Maryland Job Opportunities

Historically Underutilized Business (HUBZone) program to help small businesses create more jobs in economically distressed communities.

Mayoral Candidate Jason Judd Proposes Business Incubator
It would be located in Frederick's 'Hubzone'
Tuesday, September 29, 2009

A proposal to bring more jobs to Frederick was presented Tuesday by mayoral candidate Jason Judd. Standing at the intersection of East and South Streets while construction was underway on the roadway and the new Board of Education building, Judd recommended a business incubator. That's where small businesses share space in one location rather than purchase or rent facilities.

"If firms set up shop in the city's Hubzone, which is some of downtown and much of the city's east side, they'll have a leg up when it comes to bidding on these contracts," Judd says.

The "contracts" he was referring to come from the National Institutes of Health. NIH is taking bids on a project to upgrade the country's health care computer systems. The agency is expected to award $20-billion dollars to firms over a 10-year period. Orases in Frederick is assembly a team of local companies to bid on a significant portion of those contracts. "And we see a huge opportunity here in Frederick to build the infrastructure in a Hubzone area to help bring the work and new jobs to the area," says Nick Damoulakis, the President of Orases. He says 40% of the $20-billion NIH is awarding has been reserved for small businesses.

Judd says an incubator can help create jobs in Frederick.

He says no specific site has been designated for the facility. "There are buildings in the existing Hubzone that could be fitted to accommodate this kind of work," says Judd. "We'd have to add up the square footage that's available."

Judd says city has to work with the county and the state to get this project off the ground. "This isn't something I think the city should do alone," says Judd. "But I think it's an easy sell at the county and the state level."

The cost of operating this incubator could be less than $50,000 during its first year, according to Judd.

"This is a smart investment that will grow our local tax base and create jobs," says Judd in a statement.

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Job postings from Frederick County Workforce Services

For more information about any of the jobs listed below, including how to apply, please register or login as a job seeker with the Maryland Workforce Exchange at and enter the corresponding job order (MD) number.

Pharmaceutical Material Analyst
Frederick, Maryland
The Pharmaceutical Material Analyst will maintain and follow cGMP practices, FDA regulations and OSHA regulations. Candidate must have expertise in supply chain, materials management, production planning and inventory control. In-depth knowledge of API, pharmaceutical product formulation, development and industrial pharmacy is also needed.
Salary: Competitive.
Qualifications: Masters degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences with a minimum of two years related work experience.

To Apply: Visit for additional details. The job order number for this position is MD0207556.

Window and Door Service Technician
Frederick, Maryland
Large distributor/installer of windows and doors is looking for a professional service technician to handle service calls for our customers. Successful candidates will be experienced with troubleshooting and servicing windows and doors, be self-starters, career minded, have a strong desire to advance their career, and be able to work in a small business environment. Only qualified applicants need apply.
Salary: Competitive.
Qualifications: This position requires a strong working knowledge of carpentry and a minimum of three years in the window/door industry. Must possess a valid driver's license and be able to read and speak English.

To Apply: Visit for additional details. The job order number for this position is MD0748185.

Executive Director
Frederick, Maryland
Professional, positive, motivated individual needed for an Executive Director position. Candidate should have experience in or sufficient knowledge of fundraising, networking and community relations, nonprofit programs, budgeting, evaluation, and grants management, as well as board support. Also an understanding of the non-profit sector. Preferred qualifications: Knowledge of volunteer management best practices; experience with grant writing and reporting; experience working with media outlets and marketing initiatives; experience giving presentations.
Salary: Competitive.
Qualifications: Four year degree and a minimum of five years work experience in a management position.

To Apply: Visit for additional details. The job order number for this position is MD1078400.

Sales and Marketing Assistant
Frederick, Maryland
Incumbent will develop marketing materials and proposals by assembling specific information including project nature, objectives/outcomes/deliverables, implementation, methods, timetable, staffing, budget, standards of performance, and evaluation. Write and edit drafts including executive summaries, conclusions, and organization credentials. Provides as-needed administrative support related to the marketing and proposal development process. Articulates how our solutions provide true value in multiple formats.
Salary: Competitive.
Qualifications: Bachelors degree in Communications, Marketing or Journalism preferred. Two years of relevant experience, preferred experience with proposal writing, B2B marketing/sales or sales support. Please visit for a complete list of qualifications.

To Apply: Please visit for additional details. The job order number for this position is MD0762036.

Lane Inspector - Part-Time
Frederick, Maryland
The Lane Inspector serves as an emissions inspector. In this position you will operate vehicles during the emissions and evaporative system test; provide test results to customers and explain the printout as necessary; assist with janitorial facility care tasks. Applicant should be able to drive manual transmissions and be able to stand up to 90% of the time.
Salary: $8.50 per hour. Paid training and uniforms are provided. Excellent benefits.
Qualifications: Must be 18 years or older; have a High School Diploma or General Equivalency Degree; possess a valid Maryland Driver's License; be able to pass a drug test and background check. Must have excellent customer service skills.

To Apply: Visit for additional details. The job order number for this position is MD0240808.

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October 2009 Events in Frederick County

by lizfrog

October is traditionally a very busy month here in Frederick and this month is no different. Here are just a few of the events going on. As always, feel free to leave a comment with any events that I haven’t mentioned. For a more complete calendar of events, check out the Frederick Tourism website.

The first weekend of October is going to be packed full of events. Starting Friday, October 2nd with Light the Creek and then In The Street on Saturday, October 3rd.

Stay downtown after In The Street for First Saturday. This month the theme is Into the Night:

After In The Street go Into the Night in Downtown Frederick! Kick-off the spooky season early with Halloween inspired activities throughout downtown! The evening includes a paint-your-own-pumpkin patch, monsters, mummies and more! The Halloween spirit will evoke you with pumpkins and scarecrows decorated by local merchants. Stop by the Spooky Stations located throughout downtown…Find all of the body parts that fell off Freddy Frederick. Don’t forget to say “Trick or Treat!” for sweets at participating locations (no costume required)! Also, enjoy guest artists, exhibit openings and special activities at downtown’s many specialty stores and restaurants from 5 – 9pm.

Make sure to click on the link for the Downtown Frederick Partnership to see a list of participating locations!

If you don’t want to brave the crowds in downtown Frederick on Saturday the 3rd, head over to the Fairgrounds for Frederick’s Oktoberfest (turn your speakers down!!). Or you can do both, as the Oktoberfest will also be held on Sunday, October 4th. Here is all the event information, which will be held rain or shine.

October is a month for fall festivals and corn mazes. Check out Lawyers’ Moonlight Maze, “home of the largest maze in Maryland”. For more fall fun, head over to Gaver Tree Farm, Summers Farm, and Crumland Farms.

October 10th and 11th is the 1st annual Frederick Traditional Powwow at the the Frederick Fairgrounds.

Sat & Sun 11am-6pm at the Frederick Fairgrounds in Frederick, MD off I70. Grand entry at noon. Featuring Native American dancers from many tribes including the Cherokee, Haliwa-Saponi, Sioux, Chickahominy, Lumbee, Iroquois, Navajo, Coharie and more. Flute playing, tipi display, craft demonstrations, face painting & pony rides for children. The public will be able to purchase some of the finest Native American crafts available including turquoise jewelry, moccasins, rugs, beadwork, flutes, drums, books, & much more. Lots of great Native food including Buffalo stew, frybread, Buffalo burgers, Indian corn soup & more. MC: Keith Colston, Host Drum: The Creek Crew, Head Dancers : Ray & Brenda Silva. This powwow is sponsored by Pow Wow, a Native American owned & operated
organizations, whose purpose is to educate the public about American Indians, past & present, through the arts. Admission : $8. Adults; $5.00 children Rain or shine.

October is also the perfect month for a spirit tour at Schifferstadt Architectural Museum. Also at Schifferstadt, the third weekend of October (the 17th and 18th) is their Oktoberfest:

This traditional eating, drinking and dancing festival takes place the third full weekend of October each year, rain or shine. It features a beer tent, German food (wurst from the purveyor to the German Embassy), oompah band, German cultural activities, juried crafts, colonial living history demonstrators and children’s fun. Admission is $3.00 to the Oktoberfest grounds. Tours of the Schifferstadt Architectural Museum are $3.00 (12 and under free) and include special hearth cooking demonstrations.

October 9th is An Evening on the Riviera (turn those speakers down again!) from 7PM to midnight.

Imagine a cornucopia of experiences to tantalize and rejuvenate all your senses while uplifting your spirit. That’s “An Evening on the Riviera,” and there is no other night quite like it! The pleasure of your company is kindly requested to indulge in the kaleidoscope of tastes, sights, sounds, and aromas of this truly magical affair of memorable ambiance. Celebrating its thirteenth year, “An Evening on the Riviera” is the area’s premier food and wine extravaganza-showcasing the region’s finest kitchens, caterers, wine cellars, and entertainment-with all proceeds benefiting the worthy endeavors of local not-for-profit organizations.

October 10th is the 72 Film Fest at the Weinberg.

Every October local directors, writers, actors, editors, set designers, musicians and more gather in downtown Frederick to assemble their teams to compete in the “72 Film Fest Challenge”. Filmmakers are given specific criteria to make their film, such as a length or elements to include. Past year’s criteria for the filmmakers ranged from themes and international proverbs to first lines from novels. 2009’s criteria will be kept secret until the FREE Launch Party October 1st at Cultural Arts Center.

Teams compete for prizes and awards like the coveted “Best of the Fest” and “Audience Choice”.

For more information or to sign up your team, visit

October 10th and 11th is Catoctin Colorfest.

In 1963 when Colorfest begain it started as a nature walk but quickly evolved into a juried Arts & Crafts Show featuring 350 well known and respected artists from the across the United States. Catoctin Colorfest has been recognized in Sunshine Artists Magazine and ranked in the top 35 shows in the United States and one of the largest on the East Coast. Also a wide selection of delicious food is available to satisfy everyone’s appetite.

October 16th and 17th and 23rd and 24th is a Costume Murder Mystery Dinner Train on the Walkersville Southern Railroad. Check out other October events including fall foliage train rides and a ghost train ride on October 30th.

Adult theme. Costumes optional. Departure at 6:30 PM. Catered dinner served in dining car with tea and coffee, or bring your own beverage. Reservations required, $45 per person.

October 17th and 18th is the Vintage Jazz Festival at Linganore Winecellars.

Head to Adventure Park on October 24th and 25th for the Monster Mash Weekend.

Phew! I told you October was a busy month!!

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