Today, The City of Frederick Department of Economic Development announces the launch of a new grant program for local small businesses.
The Back In Business Conditional Microgrant Program is designed to financially assist City-based small businesses which have been substantially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and which have not previously received local assistance. Funding for this program is through the Department of Economic Development GROW Fund utilizing funds from Federal CARES Act through the State of Maryland and Frederick County. Awards will be made utilizing a random lottery-based system.
Applications will be accepted through an online web portal starting at 9:00 AM today – Wednesday, September 23, 2020
through Friday, October 2, 2020 at 12:00 PM (noon).
Full program details, eligibility criteria,
and the application are now posted on our website at:
Want to make history by being a part of the first “Great Frederick Scavenger Hunt” (9/5 – 12/20) – a city-wide, multi-day, socially-distanced entertainment experience brought to you by Celebrate Frederick, The City of Frederick, and Surelocked In Escape Games? All interested businesses should contact Chris Sparks at firstname.lastname@example.org to become a part of the game!
What is this event?
A socially-distanced, safe way for families and folks to celebrate Frederick City in the absence of traditions like In The Streets and The Great Frederick Fair
A partnership between Celebrate Frederick, The City of Frederick, and Surelocked In Escape Games
A free game that allows all registered players to test their wits and compete for prizes as they scour the City to its limits
What we need from you:
No money – this is a free event for all participating businesses/organizations
A time to visit your establishment to craft a unique clue for players to solve (that they can’t Google)
Your help promoting this event on social media
The donation of a unique prize (no more that $20 in value) that will inspire the winner(s) to return to your business after the game concludes
For you to continue to operate as normal during the week of the game (so people can come to you)
What will happen next:
You reach out to Chris Sparks (email@example.com) with your availability for a 5 minute site visit between 8/28 and 9/4 and the answer to this question: “given that all COVID safety measures are being observed, are you comfortable with players entering your business for the game?”
Standby to receive confirmation of the visit
Greet a Surelocked In Game Master at the time of the visit onsite
A new Indian restaurant has opened at the old Frederick Towne Mall, in the location of the former Ground Round. Taj Mahal Grill & Bar opened on July 9 and has been serving up traditional Indian fare with social distancing measures in place since.
Owner Indarjeet Yadav formerly owned an Indian restaurant in Rockville, which he sold several years ago. He’s lived in Ballenger Creek for the last six years and decided to start another restaurant, this time in Frederick.
The restaurant serves lunch and dinner, and will have a lunch buffet once it becomes safe, Yadav said. They currently serve bottled wine and beer but will soon have a full bar as well as draft beer. The restaurant is still looking to hire kitchen help and a bartender.
Check out more of the interview by the Frederick News Post at :