I promised a while back to talk in depth about the Chamber website but got a little side tracked by all the activities going on around town. So now that we have a tiny moment to breathe, I’m going to get back to that.
The portion of the website that comes to my mind first is our Relocation section. Lately I seem to be answering a lot of questions about housing and job opportunities in Frederick. So, if you head to www.frederickokchamber.org (and the “ok” part is super important unless you want to know about Frederick Maryland) you’ll notice the tabs along the top of the screen. Click on Relocation and a menu will appear with seven options.
The first item is history/government. In this section we talk a little about the history of Frederick and how our city and county governments are set up. Also there is listing of current city councilmen, mayor, county commissioner and county officers as well as a link to the county website. If you haven’t visited the new county website then please do, there is a wealth of information available to you.
The next menu item is Census Information. This page gives basic population and weather information for the area. This is most helpful to those individuals moving to the area from other regions of the US.
Our Housing section has contact information for real estate agencies, apartment rentals as well as individually owned rent houses in town. These folks are our Chamber members who offer properties and do not represent all rental houses in town. There is also information regarding resources for building a home. Listings for concrete, construction, hardware, electric and maintenance can be found here.
In the Healthcare portion you will find healthcare information for both man and beast. Listings include mind, body, eyes, bones, teeth and medication. In addition, there is information regarding home health care, hospice care and for the local ambulance service. And as mentioned, information for our local veterinary clinic is available.
The Employment section gives statistical information about the make up of our labor force as well as a listing of major employers. Mostly importantly, this page includes current job listings by Chamber members. These are opportunities that have been turned in to me or I’ve noticed on Facebook and around town but are not the only job openings in town.
Our Education section should be a point of proud for Frederick residents. We are able to brag about an excellent Pre-k thru 12th grade public school system, a highly successful head start and early head start program as well as a technology center offering programming to both school kids and adults. We are also within commuting distance to a junior college and university making it easier to further one’s education.
The Religious Organizations page lists our member churches in Frederick and is only a small glimpse of the 20+ churches of varying denominations in Frederick. We are lucky to enjoy many community minded churches whose members engage in every opportunity to help others.
I hope you will take the time to explore the Relocation section in addition to the rest of the website as you have time. A lot of thought and effort has gone into making sure that it offers up information in a user friendly format. With that being said, we are only human and are bound to make mistakes so if you find one please let me know so that I can correct it.
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