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Key Leadership Members:

SK Motors
Steve Kemp - SK Motors
0805 Lanham Severn Road
Lanham, MD 20706

 John B. Kincaid, CPA
10005 Rhode Island Ave.
College Park, MD 20740
(301) 441-9300



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Contact CBN-PG:
PO Box 615
Lanham, MD 20703-0615
(202) 656-1804

Board of Directors:

  • President: Peg Duchesne
  • Vice-President: Open
  • Secretary: Lisa Case
  • Treasurer: John Kincaid, Jr.
  • Membership: Open
  • Public Relations: Ann O'Hare
  • Programs: Open 
  • Board Member: Renne Green


About CBN-PG

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.


April 17, 2015 - Updates from the
National Catholic Education Association

Catholic Business Network – Prince George’s County
Monthly Networking Breakfast Meeting
April 17, 2015

This month we will hear from Charles M. "Matt" Russell, just returning from the National Catholic Education Association (NCEA) Annual Conference in Orlando.

Matt is the Executive Director of Secondatory Schools for NCEA and has experience in the areas of enrollment management, financial aid and program implementation. 

Please register at our website,, by emailing or by calling 202-656-1804. 
Members $20 (if pre-registered); guests and not registered: $30.


March 20, 2015 - "Bring a Bulletin" and "Getting to Know You" Networking
Catholic Business Network – Prince George’s County
Monthly Networking Breakfast Meeting
March 20, 2015


This month we will be doing some networking
to get to know each other in new and different ways.  It's also "Bring a Bulletin" month.  
So if you attend Mass at a Catholic parish in Prince George's County, please bring a bulletin.
Those who do will be entered into a drawing for FREE entrance to next month's breakfast meeting! 


Bring lots of business cards ... and don't forget your Parish Bulletin! 

Our February meeting was cancelled due to inclement weather.
We are rescheduling Judge Gossart for a future discussion on Immigration issues.
*** Stay Tuned!  ***

February 20, 2015 - Immigration Law and Our Communities
Catholic Business Network – Prince George’s County
Monthly Networking Breakfast Meeting
February 20, 2015

This month’s topic is 
Immigration Law and Our Communities.  
Our speaker is 
Judge John F. Gossart, Jr.
Retired U.S. Immigration Judge and Professor of Immigration Law

Come learn more about this hot-button issue of Immigration Law and its
impact and effects on our communiies, our businesses and in our schools.


January 2015 kick-off meeting

Catholic Business Network – Prince George’s County
Monthly Networking Breakfast Meeting
January 16, 2015

This month’s topic is the
Maryland Education Credit

Our speakers are
Dr. Mary Ellen Hrutka,
Executive Director of the
Mid-Atlantic Catholic Schools Consortium

Garrett O’Day, J.D.
, an Associate Director for
the Maryland Catholic Conference. 
Come learn how you can support the advocates and business community to
help pass the Maryland Education Credit this year.    
Christmas Program

Friday, December 19, 2014, 7:30-9:00 a.m.

Join us for the annual School grab-bag of monetary prizes.
First-come, first-pick from the grab-bag. 

ANNUAL Crab Feast  

 Sunday, October 5, 2014
Knights of Columbus
9450 Cherry Hill Rd.
College Park, MD 20740

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JUNE 22, 2014

It is with great sadness that we inform our CBN-PG friends of the loss of our 2014 Hometown Hero, Tony Laubach. He battled pancreatic cancer with such courage and strength and touched the lives of so many in the process. We will miss Tony
 very much. Please keep his wife, Maggie, as well as his Father, children, siblings and extended family in your thoughts and prayers. To a life well lived and to a man much loved ... Rest In Peace, Tony.

The Viewing will be Sunday, June 29, 5-8 p.m. at St. John the Evangelist, 10103 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20902. The funeral Mass will be Monday, June 30, 10:00 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist.  Interment Private.  Memorial contributions may be made to CBN-PG (in support of Catholic education), PO Box 615, Lanham, MD 20703 OR Miriam's Kitchen (Food for the homeless) OR Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, One Intrepid Square, W 46th Street & 12th Avenue, New York, NY 10036, Attn: Contributions




Join us for our 16th Annual CBN-PG Awards Celebration on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at the Greenbelt Marriott.  The Gala begins at 6:00PM.  CBN-PG proudly honors Anthony P. Laubach as our 2014 Hometown Hero.

Our Sponsors are as follows:

Bishop McNamara High School                                



Our grant this month went to St. Vincent Pallotti High School.  Jeff Palumbo, the principal, Nina Gass, and Kris Weaver were on hand to receive the $1,500 grant. Sister Kathleen Lunsmann, IHM was our guest speark this month.  She is the President of SOAR! Support Our Aging Religous. Sister Kathleen informed us that for every Sister under the age of 70, there are four over the age of 70.




View all of the photos taken by Tucker Browns Digital Services at 


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

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


Click here to download individual photos
. Photo credits: Irving Harris Photography.

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

John Kincaid, Jr. and Janet Miller
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. 


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May 5th, 2015
17th Annual Awards Banquet
Greenbelt Marriott


April 17, 2015
Networking Breakfast


Join us for our monthly Networking Breakfast at The County Club at Woodmore located at 12320 Pleasant Prospect, Mitchellville, MD 20721.  Breakfast begins at 7:30am.  
TOPIC & SPEAKER: Our speaker is Matt Russell. Executive Director of Secondary Schools at the National Catholic Education Association (NCEA). 

  Every   Everyone     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.
Pre-register --
Cost: $20/members 


At the door, if not pre-registered, $30

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.)

Why attend?

CBN-PG Members:
Promote your products and services; network with other like-minded businesspeople.
Parishioners, Schools, Parishes:
Find new suppliers for your needs. 
Support the Catholic businesses that support Catholic education.
Catholics in Business & Professions:
Discover that CBN-PG means business, and strong businesses mean stronger schools and parishes.