Citizen Frederick Wins $20,000 Microsoft Contest

CBS Baltimore

The Frederick News-Post

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — A downtown Frederick store has won a $20,000 award from Microsoft.

Citizen Frederick, 112 E. Patrick St., has won the Microsoft Small Business Contest.

“We made a video in the store that shows the ups and downs of a small business,” said co-owner Antonio Rico. “We talked about the lessons we learned.”

The store, opened in April of last year, features menswear and grooming items. The owners also own a barbershop at 25 E. Fourth St.

With the money won from Microsoft, Rico and his partner, Nolan Kulbiski, are looking for another location to combine the apparel shop and barbershop.

“My husband is a lawyer turned news analyst,” Rico said. “I was in architecture and construction.”

When they moved to Frederick, Rico and Kulbiski were inspired to open a business.

“It has gone pretty well. It has been really great,”…

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