We now are accepting sponsors for Networking Breakfasts in 2013. Meeting sponsors pay $250 and are given a chance to promote their goods or services at the meeting, are promoted on this website and will be given recognition at our Annual Awards Celebration. Please contact us if you'd like to take advantage of a sponsorship opportunity.
PO Box 615
Lanham, MD 20703-0615
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Since 1997, the Catholic Business Network of Prince George's County has helped its members grow their businesses while applying Christian principles in the workplace. In addition to monthly networking breakfasts, two annual fund-raising events, the Awards Celebration and the John Solari Memorial Crab Feast, help CBN-PG support Catholic schools and students throughout Prince George's County, Maryland.
Mount Calvary Receives February Grant
and Two Students Receive a Special Grant
Darcy Tomko, the Principal of Mount Calvary, was on hand to receive this months $1,500 grant. We also awarded two special grants to two deserving students. Morenike Oyebade from Pallotti and Jasmine Grimes from McNamara each received a grant of $1,250 toward their tuition.
Morenike Oyebade(left) and her mother along with the Principal of St. Vincent Pallotti High School, Jeff Palumbo.
Jasmine Grimes (right), her mother and Reginald Brady the Principal of Bishop McNamara High School and L'oreal Edmondson Director of Institutional Advancement.
Saint Mary of the Mills Receives January Grant
We had a large crowd on hand at the Greenbelt Marriott for our January meeting. Saint Mary of the Mills received the $1,500 January Grant. Pictured above are Rev. Msgr. Mallone, Peggy Walsh, David Floyd, Jim Pavlacka, and Heather Gossart. The Academy of St. Matthias and St. Joseph's in Beltsville battled again for the extra $250 Grant for bringing a potential new member. The Academy of St. Matthias won.
Annual Christmas Networking Breakfast
Santa stopped by to help give some cash to our Schools. Each School in attendance had the chance to draw an envelope with diffrerent denominations of money ranging from $100 to $500. Participants also brough generous donations for St. Anne's.
John Kincaid and Heather Gossart also announced that CBN-PG has given away $301,000 since the organization began in 1997.
"Eucharist Changes Lives"
Father James Day, O.SS.T. from Dematha spoke on the "Year of Faith". Pope Benedict XVI has proclaimed a Year of Faith beginning October 11, 2012 and concluding on November 24, 2013. Father James explained why the focus on Faith and the things we can do during this next year. And remember if Father James asks if you were paying attention, just say "Eucharist Changes Lives".
The Forestville Pregnancy Center received this months grant of $1,500. Mr. and Mrs. Zak were on hand to receive the grant, presented by Heather Gossart.
Our next networking breakfast is our annual Holiday meeting on December 21, 2012.
Holy Redeemer Receives October Grant
Maria Bovich, Simona Trevisan and Father De Rosa from Holy Redeemer were on hand to accept CBN's October grant in the amount of $1,500.
Carl Jankowski from St. Joseph's in Beltsville brought two guests Jonathan Szczepanski and Sophia West and was awarded a $250 grant from CBN.
Cindy Morgan of Morgan & Walsh Investment and Insurance was our speaker. She spoke on retirement issues. She told us that retirement is a lot like taking a trip, it requires a lot of planning. So if you haven't begun planning for retirement you need to start planning Now!
The next networking meeting is November 16, 2012.
Annual Crab Feast Sept. 30
Everyone had a great time at the 2012 Crab Feast in Memory of John Solari, at the Sacred Heart Council of the Knights of Columbus, 6111 Columbian Way, in Bowie.
It was a great way to remember John Solari, a remarkable friend, brother, father, Marine, CBN-PG member, and retired PGPD officer, while helping raise funds for Catholic education.
We want to thank our Sponsors, Old Line Bank and Greenbelt Marriott who donated our raffle items, The Carousel, Laubach and Regnell Financial, PNC Bank, Zancan Press and The Humes Family for being Bushel Basket Sponsors. We also had various individuals sponsor a "CRAB". Even our caterer, The Crab Galley, donated some door prizes.
Our raffle winners were Laurie Johnson (50" Television) and John Kincaid (Tablet").
With everyones help, especially those who attended we raised just a little over $5,500.
We also want to thank our student volunteers from Elizabeth Seton High School, Bishop McNamara High School and St. Columba. The students helped carry crabs to the tables. Joy Williams enjoyed helping so much last year she came back again this year.
CBN Monthly Grants Increased to $1,500 per Month!
It was announced that beginning with this months grant CBN would increase our monthly grant to $1,500 per month from $1,250. Heather Gossart presented this months grant to Abigail Greer, the new principal of The Academy of Saint Matthias the Apostle. Also present from the school to receive the grant was Vivian Mason and Ann O'Hare.
They plan to use this grant to aide with the cost of the mobile science lab from the Maryland Agriculture Education Foundation that will be at the school the week of October 15. In addition the school received an extra $250 by bringing a guest, Randy Greer of WL Garry Company.
Peg Duchesne led the group in a networking exercise that allowed members to learn more about their fellow members business.
The next Networking Breakfast will be held October 19.
"10 Ways to Market your Business" and Saint Columba receives August grant
Christine Patton and Tina Magnaye of St. Columba School accepted the CBN-PG grant for August. They are pictured with CBN-PG Vice President Heather Gossart.
Glenn Garnes, of Small Business CEO, was the guest speaker. He spoke on keeping
marketing simple and affordable which is important to every small business owner. He highlighted 10 simple but effective strategies for marketing businesses that not only save money, but enhance the effectiveness of any marketing campaign.
The next Networking Breakfast will be held September 21.
DeMatha receives July grant
Dr. Dan McMahon of DeMatha Catholic HS accepted the CBN-PG grant for July. He is pictured with CBN-PG President John Kincaid, Jr.
The next Networking Breakfast will be held August 17 when Glenn Garnes of Small Business CEO will be the speaker.
Cap Mona establishes scholarship fund
at 14th Annual Awards Celebration
Vincent "Cap" Mona astonished over 200 attendees at CBN-PG's 14th Annual Awards Celebration, Monday, April 30, at the Marriott Greenbelt. During his acceptance speech as Hometown Hero, he pledged $100,000 toward scholarships.
Mona's generosity set the stage for a successful evening honoring volunteers, business partners, and Catholic schools and students. For a program book with all of the details, including sponsors, underwriters, volunteer and business partner bios, and winning scholarship essays, click here. As the primary fund-raiser for CBN-PG's year-round giving, the Awards Celebration was the most successful to date and raises the bar for future events.
Janet Miller of Mona Foundation outlines
scholarship program details at June Breakfast
The June 15 Networking Breakfast provided an opportunity for established members and new guests to introduce themselves. It also gave Janet Miller of the Mona Foundation a chance to review administrative procedures for the Mona Scholarships announced at the Awards Celebration in April.
Miller said that the first scholarship will be awarded to St. John's College HS. In 2013, six scholarships will be awarded based upon criteria that will be outlined in detail on this site as the information becomes available.
The grant recipient for June was Elizabeth Seton HS, where the grant money will help bolster their AP Service Program. Pictured are CBN-PG President John Kincaid, Jr. presenting the check to Seton President Sr Ellen Marie Hagar.
May 17, 2013
Join us for our monthly Networking Breakfast. Peg Duchesne will lead us in Networking.
Our meeting is at the Country Club at Woodmore, 12320 Pleasant Prospect Mitchellville, MD, 20721.
RSVP by clicking here to send email, by calling (202) 656-1804 or by logging in to this site and registering. Once logged in, you also can pre-pay for the meeting as well.
Remember, in addition to the $1,500 grant to a school, all principals and pastors who bring first-time business guests to breakfast will be eligible for an additional $250 at the breakfast. The more guests, the better the chance to take home the cash.
Pre-registered no-shows will be billed $20
The dress code at Woodmore is business casual, (i.e. no denim or t-shirts, shirts tucked in, collared shirts for men.)