Coming Soon… A New Home for AW!

arachnidworks office building in frederick
When our founder and CEO Monica Kolbay realized that ArachnidWorks was fast outgrowing its current home, she set her sites on finding us a new one. She approached her search in the same way we approach every client— with fresh eyes and a view toward new possibilities.

At the top of her wish list was a historic building in Downtown Frederick that she could purchase and adapt for use by our modern, creative business. She envisioned a building near the epicenter of our community that was easily accessible to our clients from Baltimore, Washington, and Virginia…with space for our staff of a dozen employees and growing with plenty of room to spread out…and a place where we could comfortably welcome clients and host the occasional AW happy hour on a Friday afternoon.

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When she toured 47 South Carroll Street late last year, she knew she had found everything she wanted in a new home for ArachnidWorks before she had even reached the top floor.

Today we are proud to officially announce our new headquarters in downtown Frederick, MD.

Just steps away from Frederick’s Carroll Creek Linear Park and across the street from the Delaplaine Center for the Arts, the circa 19th century brick building was ideally located and extremely well-constructed. A former owner, a talented architect, had designed the interior space with a view toward historic preservation and future sustainability. From the weathered brick facade to the original cross-grained wooden floors, the building is functional, practical, and beautiful!

Monica and Brian Kolbay purchased the building earlier this year, paving the way for moving day later this spring. We look forward to sharing our new space with you and the rest of our clients and friends very soon.

We’ll keep you posted!

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ArachnidWorks Named to Frederick’s Top 50 Workplaces

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We are so pleased to announce that we have been recently named one of Frederick’s Top 50 Workplaces by the Frederick County Office of Economic Development (OED)!

To develop the list, OED identified a variety of data points that are important to economic development, such as the number of Frederick-based jobs, local property taxes paid, how many square feet the business occupies in the county, and how long the company has been in business. Final selections were made on the 132 nominees’ responses to questions regarding employee benefits, median salaries, community involvement, work environment, growth opportunities, and work-life balance.

You can check out the full press release here!

ArachnidWorks Celebrates The Season With Its Annual Holiday Party

ArachnidWorks at Stumpy's

Our 2019 holiday party was a huge success! We had a really fun time throwing hatchets at Stumpys Frederick – as all of us got the hatchet on the board at least once! We also had a wonderful time at The Wine Kitchen, where we hosted our 2nd annual ADUB Awards and had a delicious four-course meal.

We can’t wait to see what 2020 brings AW, so feel free to stay up to date on our Facebook/Instagram pages or right here on our blog!

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ArachnidWorks Participates in 2019 TechFrederick Games

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ArachnidWorks was once again proud to participate in the 4th annual TechFrederick games! TechFrederick is an organization that was formed to identify, highlight, support, foster awareness of, advocate for, and develop Frederick’s growing high tech community through community education and human resource development, entrepreneurship training programs and seminars, and related events. This yearly event is designed to bring out the great employees of Frederick companies for some friendly interaction… and competition!

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ArachnidWorks Welcomes Graphic Designer & Copywriter Brett Thompson To The Team

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We are very excited to welcome a new team member to ArachnidWorks! Meet Brett, our newest Graphic Designer & Copywriter. Not only does he love dogs just as much as we do, but he’s also an advocate for the Oxford Comma.

“Brett has a great attitude and is eager to help out with a variety of graphic design and content-related projects. That’s going to make a great addition to our team,” noted our President of ArachnidWorks, Monica Kolbay.

As we continue to expand our marketing capabilities, Brett will be a key part of our team. We’re looking forward to the amazing work he’ll provide our clients!

Jennifer Alexander Obtains CAPM Certification

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We would like to say congratulations to our very own Junior Project Manager/Inbound Marketing Specialist, Jennifer Alexander, for obtaining her Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) certification!

Because the CAPM recognizes knowledge of the profession’s preeminent global standard, we could not be more proud of her hard work. We are very excited to have her begin working more closely with a number of our great clients!

The Ultimate Guide To Facebook Marketing

With over 1 billion active Facebook users, having a strong presence on the social media platform is extremely important for any business. With the ever-changing algorithm, the growing number of Facebook users, and a spike in Facebook advertising, it’s harder than ever for companies to stand out among their competitors. To maximize the reach their content has, companies need to be diligent and strategic with their marketing plans. Here are a few things to consider when creating effective Facebook campaigns.

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Announcing the Launch of Our Redesigned Website!

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As you can probably tell, things look a little different around here! That’s because after months of hard work and dedication, we are pleased to announce the launch of our brand new website! We’ve made some exciting new changes that better reflect our services and the great clients we help represent. We invite you to browse and let us know your feedback!