The President's Letter
Your Chamber Board of Directors and committees have been hard at work! Thank you to Sally Grace and the Business Development Committee, Omar Jennings IV, Dennis Sullivan, and Bill Lyman for launching the first Bacon N’ Business learning seminar of 2017 The participants enjoyed learning about the latest trends in social media from energetic Tammira Lucas, The Business Doctor. Thank you to our host, Brightview Rolling Hills, for the delicious breakfast they served and the perfect venue.
Another great event I am happy to report about is the success of our 6th Annual Outstanding Teachers Awards held on March 30th at the CCBC Center for the Arts. I can’t begin to tell you how proud and fortunate I felt to be a part of such a phenomenal event. Kathleen Carr, our Education Committee Chair, and her committee, David Clark, Joan Swiston, Jim Bower, and Kendall Skirven worked hard to ensure that the nominees, winners and their families and friends enjoyed a wonderful reception and awards ceremony. Each nominee received a Chamber of Commerce Certificate and a swag bag filled with donated items from our member businesses. The winners also received our Apple Award and resolutions from Delegate Eric Ebersole, on behalf of Senator Ed Kasemeyer, Councilman Tom Quirk, and County Executive Kevin Kamenetz. Mindy Basara, WBAL Morning Anchor, was our Master of Ceremonies and she did a wonderful job helping us acknowledge this year’s nominees and award winners. We appreciate Mindy’s passion and support of the Catonsville community. Thank you Mindy! Congratulations to the Educations Committee for the positive feedback we received at the end of the program from our guests. And of course, we cannot do these events without our sponsors. A huge thank you to CCBC-Catonsville, Charlestown Retirement Community, Coldwell Banker, Patient First, Senator Ed Kasemeyer, and our special gift sponsor McDonalds of Catonsville.
All these events cannot be completed without the help of Teal Cary, our Executive Director, and her office staff, Jackie Ryan and Kate Dolan. Please make a point to stop and thank them for all they do for us everyday!