Adam’s Taphouse wins top state business award

Pete Roskovich, Owner of Adam’s Taphouse and Black Diamond Catering, left, and Comptroller Peter Franchot pose with the award after Adam’s Taphouse and Black Diamond Catering was awarded the Comptroller of Maryland’s Cornerstone Award for Wicomico County.

Adam’s Taphouse and Black Diamond Catering have been awarded the Comptroller of Maryland’s Cornerstone Award for Wicomico County.

The award recognizes small and family-owned businesses that are ingrained in the fabric of their communities and celebrate the values of independence and investment that define Maryland’s local business community. 

Comptroller Peter Franchot was in Fruitland on Monday to personally present the award to owner Peter Roskovich and his team.

The Cornerstone Award also celebrates business adapted to economic challenges, while showing a commitment to the community through sponsorships, community service, charitable giving and civic involvement/leadership.

Adam’s and Black Diamond Catering were established in 1990 by Roskovich. The businesses employ about 50 employees at any given time and has employed more than 1,100 workers in the last 29 years.

“Trickle-down economics is big for me, when my business financially succeeds, my vendors, and my staff succeed, which has a positive impact on our local economy,” said Roskovich. 

Roskovich was also praised for his close ties and commitments to Salisbury University.

“An alumnus and supporter of Salisbury University, Pete has given so much of his time, energy, and resources to the benefit of our students, faculty, and staff,” said SU Vice President of Advancement Jason Curtin.

“From catering events in the community, banquets at Black Diamond, and tailgates for our athletic programs, Pete and his businesses have been instrumental partners,” Curtin said. “He embodies the meaning of putting heart and soul into your profession and making a difference.”

Roskovich serves on the Maroon and Gold Board at Salisbury University and has previously served on a variety of Boards on the Eastern Shore, including the Salisbury University Foundation, Junior Achievement Board, and Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce.

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