Legislative Update: “Freelance Isn’t Free Act”

May, 25th 2017

An important law went into effect in New York City on May 15, 2017, regarding the retention of independent contractors or freelancers who are based in New York City. The new law, called the “Freelance Isn’t Free Act,” gives independent contractors/freelancers a right to sue for double damages (and potentially triple damages in certain cases) […]

Member Spotlight: Samantha Jones

May, 8th 2017

Samantha Jones of Worx Graphic Design, Inc. How did you get into your business? Did you grow up wanting to do this? Growing up I wanted to be a dinosaur specialist, an actress, then a painter, then a marine biologist, then the next karate kid, then a WNBA superstar, then back to an artist, until […]

2017 Public Service Project: Federated Charities

March, 17th 2017

2017 Public Service Project: Federated Charities This year’s AAF-GF club service project benefits Federated Charities in Frederick. We’re looking to help create new logo for Federated Charities to use in promoting their pilot marquis event: The “Art” of the Dog. Federated Charities is hosting a silent auction of art – local artist renderings of its mascot […]

2017 American Advertising Awards – Complete List Of Winners

March, 7th 2017

Photo by Turner Photography We are pleased to announce another successful American Advertising Awards Gala, and we wish to congratulate all of the 2017 winners! This year, we had 286 entries, including 193 professional, and 93 student entries. A total of 50 awards were presented to professionals recognizing their creative achievements. And, in our student competition, 26 awards […]

2016-17 Sponsors

October, 19th 2016

There are numerous ways to support the AAF-GF and gain exposure for your business through financial sponsorship and donation of services throughout the year. What a great way to get your company’s name in front of our entire membership and contribute to the club’s activities! Email our sponsorships chairperson, Angelica Carter, for information on how […]

Call For Nominations – Patricia Martin Crystal Prism & Silver Medal

September, 20th 2016

PATRICIA MARTIN CRYSTAL PRISM AWARD Can you think of someone who makes AAF-GF even better? Perhaps someone who gives his or her time selflessly to make AAF-GF a better organization? Take a moment and nominate that person for the Patricia Martin Crystal Prism Award, an award of gratitude for those dedicated to making our club grow […]

Celebrating an Advertising Pioneer

August, 31st 2016

Ms. Martin’s life is now being commemorated through the first annual Legacy of a Lifetime Awards celebration.

2016 Maven Awards, Scholarship Recipients, and Our New Board of Directors

July, 17th 2016

AAF Greater Frederick (AAF-GF), a local chapter of the nation’s oldest national advertising trade association, is proud to announce this year’s lineup of Maven Award winners, Community Foundation of Frederick County scholarship winners, and the 2016-2017 AAF-GF Board of Directors.

AAF-GF Donates Free Services to Frederick Habitat

July, 6th 2016

The Community Service Committee of the American Advertising Federation – Greater Frederick (AAF-GF) partnered with a Leaders on Loan group from the current Leadership Frederick County class, a Frederick County Chamber of Commerce program, to complete pro bono marketing and advertising work for a local non-profit. The recipient selected earlier this year was Habitat for […]

Building a Better Noncompete Agreement

May, 18th 2016

In the past couple of months I have become involved in a number of disputes involving noncompete and non-solicitation agreements. The issue is not limited to local matters, but also on a national scale. The White House recently issued a report on the subject of noncompete agreements and the impact on the labor force and […]

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