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2012 Business Appreciation Week
Several Thumont business were honored by the Frederick County Business Appreciation and Retention Division during this year’s Business Appreciation Week. Representatives of the Business Appreciation and Retention Division along with local and county officials visit businesses to thank them for their investment in Frederick County and to discuss the successes, issues or concerns business owners may have with running a business in Frederick County.


Fedora Cafe
Owner Matt Eavey accepts a certificate of appreciation presented by Frederick County Commissioner Kirby Delauter.

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Hillside Turkey Farm
Owner Bryan Smith accepts a certificate of appreciation presented by Bill Blakeslee of the Town of Thurmont


WTHU 1450, The Source
Station Manager Michael Betteridge (center) with representatives
of Frederick County and the Thurmont EDC.


Thurmont Eye Care
Dr. Molly Carren accepts a certificate of appreciation
presented by Frederick County representatives.


Silver Bakery
Owners Gyula and Mihaela Priester accept a certificate of appreciation presented by Frederick County representatives


Senior Benefit
The staff of Senior Beneft with representatives
of Frederick County.

Healing Touch Massage Celebrates a First Anniversary

Healing Touch Massage 2012-09-29

Members of the Thurmont EDC, friends and family gathered to help Marie Free celebrate the first anniversary of Healing Touch Massage. At the front left is Ron Free and his wife Marie, owner of Healing Touch Massage. You can call Marie for an appointment at 301-271-2310, email her at or visit the website at

Thurmont Eye Care

Thurmont Eye Care

Thurmont Eye Care, located at 2 East Main Street in Thurmont recently celebrated their Grand Opening.
  Thurmont Eye Care is an optometry practice committed to providing clients with exceptional eye care, a wide variety of quality eyewear, eyewear accessories, and excellent customer service. Dr. Carren insists on spending quality diagnostic time with each patient to ensure treatment is tailored to meet each patients needs. Our goal is to build a lifelong relationship with our patients.
Click here for more pictures of the ribbon cutting.

The Thurmont Economic Development Committee and
Thurmont Main Street welcomed the following businesses to Thurmont with Grand Opening Ribbon Cuttings.

Quiznos Celebrates One Year Anniversary


Thurmont First, Inc. the Main Street organization responsible for Thurmont’s economic development initiative, celebrated with the owners of Quiznos, Mike and Debbie Bloom, their ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY, at their location at 130 Frederick Rd, Ste A, Thurmont MD, 21788, Saturday July 28, 2012. Owners, Mike and Debbie have lived in this Northern Frederick County area for over 20 years. During their early days together, they spent weekends at Cunningham Falls, the Catoctin Zoo and other Thurmont destinations. Mike and Debbie fell in love with the charm, history and beauty of this community and its people and attractions. Mike comes from a food service/ restaurant background and Debbie shares that Mike is a ‘wonderful, superb, chef who loves to cook!’With this said, Mike and Debbie have been very busy promoting the business. Dine in or take out, call for delivery or catering services, they have it all! Mike and Debbie and their team are active in the Thurmont Economic Development group donating time, money and product to many programs that support the community.

Shank and Associates Realty


Shank and Associates Realty is located at 60 Water Street, Thurmont MD 21788. Rich Shank, broker and owner, has been providing real estate services since 2000. As a resident of Thurmont and a consistent multi-million dollar sales producer, Rich has the valuable experience, along with industry connections, needed to accommodate any client's needs. He can be reached at 301-271-1122. Visit on line at or email him at

Verizon Wireless


Verizon Wireless is now located at 120 Frederick Road, Thurmont MD 21788, Suite A. They offer a full range of wireless services to residential and commercial customers. Additionally, they offer solutions to internet and home phone needs. They are an outlet store so they have competitive, (lower) prices then other stores.  Come and meet their friendly staff who will provide ‘5 STAR’ customer service. You will never have to wait in a long line again. 301-271-2290    Hours of operation are: Monday—Saturday 10-8 and Sunday 11-6.

Senior Benefit Services, Inc.


Senior Benefit Services, Inc. is located at 60 Water Street, Thurmont MD 21788 and offers comprehensive solutions to our ‘senior population.”  The team comprehensively reviews a retiree's existing plans and assists in helping them to find the right coverage at an exceptional value. From retirement solutions to advice on Medicare benefits, Senior Benefit Services, Inc.  helps guide retirees with some of the most important decisions that they need to make. Call and ask for  Karen, Phyllis or Shawn at 301-271-4040  or email at

Fedora Cafe

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L-R Thurmont Commissioner John A. Kinnaird, Thurmont Mayor Martin Burns, Thurmont EDC Board Memeber BIll Blakeslee, Mike Eavey, Owner Matt Eavey,  Cindy McKane-Wagester, Thurmont EDC Board Member Carol Robertson, Michelle Rohm, resident Margaret Clabaugh, Thurmont Commissioner Bill Buehrer, Thurmont EDC Chairwoman Stacie Zelenka.

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Fedora Cafe is located at 425A North Church Street and offers a tasty selection of sandwiches, salads and baked goods.

Twice Is Nice
Second Hand Shop

Twice is Nice

L-R Thurmont Mayor Martin Burns, Cindy McKane-Wagester, Lillian Angell, Thurmont EDC Board Member Carol Robertson, Vicki Angell, Owner Jay Angell, Thurmont EDC Board Member Bill Blakeslee, Thurmont Commissioner John A. Kinnaird, Thurmont EDC Chairwoman Stacie Zelenka


Twice is Nice is located at 5A East Main Street and has a large selection of second hand items including video games, game systems, toys, sporting goods, videos, DVD’s, baby items and decorative household items

Silver Bakery


The Silver Bakery is a European style bakery serving delicious pastries
and desert items as well as catering services.
Click here to see more photos of the Silver Bakery ribbon cutting.

Here’s Clydes


Here’s Clydes is now located at 5 Center Street under new management.
 Stop in to meet the staff and see the new facility.
Click to see more photos of the Here’s Clydes ribbon cutting.


Business Appreciation Month
The Frederick County Office of Economic Development is hosting the 10th annual business appreciation month throughout the month of September.  Representatives of the OED, the Frederick County Board of Commissioners and the local business community visit selected businesses to thank them for doing business in Frederick County and to discuss issues of importance to local business owners. Three businesses in Thurmont were visited by representatives on Wednesday, September. 15, 2010.



Virginia LaRoche of Timeless Trends Boutique accepts a certificate of appreciation from the Frederick County Office of Economic Development. The certificate recognizes Virginia for helping to strengthen the vitality of Frederick County’s business community. L-R Max Douge OED, Michelle Day OED, Drex Ryberg of the Business Development Advisory Board, Andrew LaRoche of Timeless Trends Boutique, Nancy Poss Thurmont Main Street Manager, Virginia LaRoche owner of Timeless Trends Boutique, Stacie Zelenka Vice Chairwoman of Thurmont First Main Street/EDC, Patty McDonald OED and Bill Blakeslee CAO of the Town of Thurmont.


Jamie Keller of Curves accepts a certificate of appreciation from Drex Ryberg.  Jamie recently celebrated her second anniversary as owner of Curves and has implemented several changes that have increased membership and usage of the wide range of exercise stations at the facility. One of the most interesting changes is a new system that tracks a members level of activity and encourages them to meet their personal fitness goals. 


Due to a scheduling conflict David Sawyer of Tecjunkies unable to meet with the OED representatives.  Drex, Max , Patty and Michelle visited the Tecjunkies location and are shown here with a certificate of appreciation   thanking David for helping to strengthen the economy here in Frederick County.

The Thurmont Economic Development Committee
welcomes three businesses to Thurmont!

In the past few months Thurmont has had several new businesses open and some established businesses have changed hands. Here is a listing of businesses recently opened or under new management:
Scootertronics - Simply Asia - Tecjunkies

A special thank you to Thurmont  Commissioners Wayne Hooper, Bob Lookingbill, and Glenn Muth for helping us welcome these businesses.  We also appreciate the support of Thurmont CAO Bill Blakeslee,  Main Street Manager Nancy Poss and the many EDC members who joined us for the ribbon cuttings.

The Thurmont Board of Commissioners along with the Thurmont Economic Development Committee welcome the following new businesses to Thurmont.

Simply Asia Thurmont

Simply Asia, 120 Frederick Road is open under new management.  Diners will enjoy the new menu featuring a wide variety of Asian dishes including Shushi.  The friendly and helpful staff await your visit.

Tecjunkies Thurmont

Tecjunkies is now open at 204A East Main Street offering computer sales and service as well as flat screen TV repair, web design and many other tech services.  Stop in and see owner David Sawyer for top notch sales and tech services.

Scootertronics Thurmont

Scootertronics at 104 Frederick Road is the areas best source for new scooters, parts and service.  Stop in to see
the large selection of new scooters and parts or visit them online at

Click here to see other photos from the ribbon cuttings.

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