Every Business Has a Story

Here’s to the local business owners. The ones who make their dreams a reality. To their late nights and early morning. To their extra hours. To those who dare to try. Those with passion. Every locally-owned business has a story – these are just a few of the ones we’re lucky to be a part of.

Ward Off Ordinary

The Story of Tenth Ward Distilling Company

With a craft brewing and distilling scene growing in Frederick County, Monica knew it was time for Tenth Ward to expand. They were selling out of their products every weekend and quickly outgrowing their original location.

It Started With a Love of Dough

The Story of Glory Doughnuts and Diner

What started with borrowed commercial kitchens quickly evolved into one of Frederick's hottest places. See how onwers Alissa and Keirsten Straiter took their dream of brining vegan treats to their hometown to reality.

A School for Beautiful Careers

The Story of the Temple: A Paul Mitchell Partner School

The Risers had a dream to open a school for students to learn the latest techniques and skills in salon service. But this concept was something new to many in the community and they needed a partner who understood their vision.

Ready for your next chapter?

Whether you’re just getting started, are looking to expand or need someone to talk to about your plans and questions, we’re ready with the resources, guidance, and products to help. As a community bank our priority is helping the Frederick community and local businesses grow and thrive. Come say hello to FCB!

More Local Stories

McCutcheon’s Apple Products

The story of McCutcheon’s Apple Products, Inc. started in 1938 with a single apple press in Downtown Frederick, and continues today with employees from the fourth and fifth generations of the McCutcheon family. Even with customers across the country and even abroad, McCutcheon’s is as local as it gets.

Teabow Farms

As Maryland’s largest agricultural county, Frederick is home to many family farms, like Teabow Farms in Walkersville. Teabow Farms is a nearly 1,000-acre dairy farm, with an operation history that spans three generations of the Stup family. From gorgeous cornfields to impressive machinery, Teabow is carrying on a rich legacy.

The White Rabbit Gastropub

White Rabbit Gastropub is anything but ordinary. Owners Kenneth and Chris like to do things just a little differently - from decor featuring upside-down Tiffany lamps and repurposed church pews to the 42 beers on tap and elevated menu. When you step into White Rabbit you're in for experience, atmosphere, and of course a delicious meal.

It Started with Fudge - The Story of 5 Local Businesses

Before he had five successful local businesses in Frederick, Mike Winder always knew he'd be his own boss someday. When he and his wife Terri opened Frederick Fudge and Ice Cream in 2005, it...

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It Started with Fudge - The Story of 5 Local Businesses

Say Cheese! The Story Behind Crisafulli's

The story behind Crisafulli’s begins with owner Sharon Crisafulli’s passion for great food. While working as a real estate agent, Sharon loved to explore unique foods and flavors on the side....

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Say Cheese! The Story Behind Crisafulli's

The Story of Glory - More than Dough

What started with a love of doughnuts quickly became a Frederick favorite. From borrowed kitchen space, to pop-ups, to their own storefront - this is the story of Glory Dough & Diner.

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The Story of Glory - More than Dough