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Olney Theatre Center Selected as Recipient of The Gazette of Politics and Business Fifth Annual Exceptional 53 Business Awards

Olney Theatre Center ranked on The Gazette P&B list for the second year in a row

Gaithersburg, Md. – October 26, 2012 – The Gazette of Politics and Business (P&B) ranks Olney Theatre Center 44th on its list of the 53 top businesses and organizations in the State of Maryland. The program, produced by The Gazette P&B, acknowledges the top 53 businesses and organizations in Maryland based on criteria that included the recipient company’s noteworthy product or service innovations, community service efforts, and how the companies portrayed themselves as “good places to work.”

The fifth annual awards ceremony, held Thursday, October, 25th, 2012 at the Hilton Hotel in Gaithersburg, attracted a large crowd of appreciative attendees eager to celebrate the accomplishments of the top 53 companies. The awards ceremony was sponsored by Montgomery College, Hughes Network Systems, LLC, Montgomery County Commuter Services, and Rockville Economic Development, Inc. and included a lavish cocktail reception and networking activities at the hotel.

“To make the 53 list is a great accomplishment,” said Trina Lapier, publisher of The Gazette P&B.  “This year’s list features companies from the State of Maryland that have had success in a wide variety of fields, and each company deserved recognition of their accomplishments.” Olney Theatre Center will be profiled in a special section as part of the Friday October 26th, 2012 edition of The Gazette P&B.

Olney Theatre Center was recognized for its exceptional growth during the last three years as well as its community service programs.  Amy Marshall, Managing Director of Olney Theatre Center was extremely pleased to have been named to the list of 53 Exceptional Maryland companies at the event. “We are extremely honored to be selected as one of The Gazette of Politics and Business Exceptional 53 for the second year in a row,” Ms. Marshall said.  

About Olney Theatre Center
Olney Theatre Center is a 75-year-old professional, award-winning, nonprofit, Equity theatre. Located just north of Washington, D.C. in arts-rich Montgomery County, Maryland, Olney Theatre Center offers a diverse array of professional productions year-round. One of two state theaters of Maryland, Olney Theatre Center is situated on 14 acres in the heart of the beautiful Washington-Baltimore-Frederick "triangle," within easy access of all three cities. Olney Theatre Center is home to the National Players, America's longest-running touring company and led by Artistic Director Martin Platt and Managing Director Amy Marshall. For more information please visit

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The Gazette of Politics & Business publishes weekly reaching over 20,000 business owners and politically savvy subscribers. The Newspaper focuses on the business and political news of the State of Maryland and is commonly recognized as the leading newspaper covering political activities at the state capital. The Politics and Business Gazette is the state’s “must read” newspaper for news about the business and political affairs in the State. The Gazette of Politics & Business is owned and published by the well-known Suburban Maryland top-rated Gazette Newspaper that distributes community newspapers in more than 50 communities in Montgomery, Frederick, and Prince George’s counties in Maryland. Boasting a readership as high as 90 percent, The Gazette publications reach about 1.5 million readers. Part of the Community Newspaper Group of Post-Newsweek Media Inc., a division of The Washington Post Company, The Gazette has been publishing weekly newspapers in the Maryland suburbs since 1959.