Greater Catonsville Chamber of Commerce

May 7 - Nov 19
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October 5
Bacon N' Business
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October 9
Network the 'Ville
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October 19
Open House
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November 13
Network the 'Ville
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December 7
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The President's Letter

Cathy Schneider
2017 President

Summer is always a busy time for our chamber as we focus our attention on the two large community events we host each year, the Frederick Road Fridays concerts and the Catonsville Arts & Crafts Festival. Although the concerts had challenges with the weather this year, we are still projected to contribute over $10,000 to our nonprofits partners and the Arts & Crafts Festival had all its booth spaces sold-out by mid-August guaranteeing a successful day on September 10. Both events provide marketing opportunities for our member businesses to show-case their products and services and to give back to the community that sustains them.

These large community events are vital to bringing a new audience to Catonsville, visiting and spending their money in our community. But perhaps the smaller more member focused networking events that we do can do something that these larger events can’t. That’s provide a relaxing and friendly venue where members can really get to know each other, form friendships and build strong business relationships.

On September 11, the Network the ‘Ville events begin again and I encourage all our members to attend. Jim Bower owner of the McDonald's at 501 Frederick Road will open his restaurant lobby exclusively for our event. Guests will enjoy sampling the restaurant’s new signature menu items, and new chicken tenders. And McDonald's new McCafé line of beverages will be served along with adult beverages.

Join us for this fun networking experience. Network the ‘Ville Mixers are designed to help our business host showcase their company while members connect with each other to find synergy and grow their businesses. I look forward to seeing you there.

See you around The ‘Ville in August!