Orases is proud to announce it has been selected by SmartCEO Magazine as the small business winner of its Baltimore Cornerstone Awards for Frederick, Maryland and also brought home the Landmark Award for Frederick County.
The Cornerstone Awards program honors businesses headquartered in the communities surrounding the Baltimore metro market. These companies are not only economic drivers, they are also exemplary stewards. Finalists include companies of all sizes and industry segments — whether brought to their locale by a new business venture, a relocation or an expansion, these companies have made a positive impact on job creation and retention, market competition and philanthropy. Finalists will be profiled in the July/August issue of SmartCEO magazine and were celebrated at an awards ceremony and luncheon with more than 200 attendees this week.
Located in Frederick, Maryland, Orases is a brand, defined by a strong and enduring culture of collective entrepreneurialism. With more than a decade-long history of design and development excellence paired with client success they are dedicated to creating compelling interactive experiences that inspire consumer brands.
“The SmartCEO Cornerstone Award truly reflects the contributions of the entire Orases team, I would like to extend my gratitude to everyone at Orases for working hard every day to improve our community,” said Nick Damoulakis, president of Orases. “Frederick County business community, citizens and public employees work every day to make our home an amazing place to live and work”.
Orases has developed mutually beneficial relationships with a number of organizations — including the Downtown Frederick Partnership, Frederick Workforce Services, Frederick County Office of Economic Development, City of Frederick, Frederick Tourism Council and the Frederick Chamber of Commerce. Orases has also had the opportunity to give over 1,000 hours back to the Frederick community through in-kind services to organizations.
“It’s no secret that Greater Baltimore is home to some of the region’s most impactful companies. Moreover, they have become part of the fabric of the communities in which they reside,” says Jaime Nespor-Zawmon, President of SmartCEO Events. “These companies are economic drivers, innovators and exemplary community stewards — they are true cornerstones of their communities. For that, we honor them.”
Nick Damoulakis, is extremely active in the local community and encourages employee engagement in the community by granting employees a time allowance to volunteer/pro bono community service or duties. As an organization, we believe in donating our time and talent to nonprofit organizations who are working diligently to improve the quality of life for many of our underprivileged community members in Frederick and around the world.