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Since its inception in 1997, the Catholic Business Network of Prince George’s County (CBN-PG) seeks to help create a dynamic presence in the business community. CBN-PG is proud to support and help sustain the good works of our Catholic elementary schools, high schools and religious education programs through the County.

In addition to monthly networking breakfast meetings, annual fundraising events including the annual Awards Celebration & Gala and our popular CBN-PG Crab Feast and other networking opportunities and events, the Catholic community in Prince George’s County has indeed been made richer by the support, stewardship, service and generosity of the Catholic Business Network.

Board of Directors
  • Ann O'Hare
  • Father James Day
  • John Kincaid, Jr.
  • John McGuirk
  • Kathleen Brown
  • Renee Green

Monthly Networking Breakfast

Such a beautiful morning for our January networking breakfast.

networking grant The Forestville Pregnancy Aid Center was the recipient of our January $1500 grant!

The Guest Speaker for January was Stacey RoigSecretary of the Commission at MD Workers’ Compensation Commission in Baltimore. She is an accomplished and versatile management professional and leader with more than 20 years experience in a broad spectrum of key management, administration and compliance positions in both the corporate and non-profit arenas.

Attendees Included:

Brie Hall of Holy Redeemer
Celia Wendel of Kolbe’s Copies
Cynthia Morgan of F500 Advisory
Fr. James Day of DeMatha Catholic
Gwen Uyenco of Forestville Pregnancy Center
Jim Palmer of Loyola
Joe Hines of Online Payroll
John Kincaid of Stoy Malone
John McGuirk of John J. McGuirk & Associates, Inc.
Kat Brown of TB Digitals
Lauren Kirwan, RM Thornton
Melissa Antonio Huar of Bishop McNamara
Renee Green of Money Concepts for Life
Sister Mary Bader of St Ann’s
Stacy Roig of MD Workers Comp
Stefanie Solari of Washington Wise
Tamara Campbell of St Mary the Assumption
Zach Hooker of St Josephs Regional School
Cinawaye Elivert of St Mary the Assumption & State Farm

CBN-PG had another great networking breakfast! After a long summer break it was wonderful to see so many familiar faces and some new ones. Special thanks to Father Rob of the UofMD Catholic Student Center for leading us in a prayer service. Bishop McNamara was the proud recipient of our September Grant.

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Highlights

  • We got to hear about the awesome SHARE program. They have monthly value packages that cost just $21 and include $40-$50 worth of basic and healthy groceries. Anyone and everyone may buy as many SHARE packages as they’d like by registering through a location convenient to their office or home neighborhood.
  • PGCR (Prince George’s Community Resources) at Holy Family – A new ministry to serve those who are differently abled, in Prince George’s County. A collaborative ministry funded by Catholic Charities that seeks to work with local faith communities, service providers and agencies to connect individuals with current services in Prince George’s County. To reach the Director, Stacy Brogsdale call 301-442-3708 or email HERE.
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Our speaker for March was Brian Mulholland, Chairman and President of the John S. Mulholland Family Foundation, Inc., located at 1629 K Street, NW – Suite 300, Washington, DC 20006. 
Their family foundation assists in feeling the working poor of Washington, DC through supporting the food pantries at St. Thomas More and St. Francis Xavier churches in Southeast and Holy Name Church in Northeast. For more information, click: http://www.jsmff.org

bill ryanOur guest speaker for November is Bill Ryan, the new Superintendent of schools for the Archdiocese of Washington.

Superintendent Bill Ryan previously served as the employee performance and evaluation officer in Prince George’s County Public Schools. His more than 20-year career includes extensive experience at both the school and central administration office levels. As superintendent of schools for the Archdiocese of Washington, Ryan has oversight of 68 Catholic elementary schools and 20 Catholic high schools and seven early childhood programs in Washington, D.C. and suburban and southern Maryland. These 95 Catholic schools serve approximately 27,000 students from diverse backgrounds. The Catholic schools in the archdiocese form the largest non-public school system in the area. Come hear Superintendent Ryan’s report since taking over his position in July and his vision for the future of our schools.

Our monthly breakfast meetings are the 3rd Friday of each month 7:30-9:00 a.m. at the Country Club at Woodmore, located at 12320 Pleasant Prospect Rd., Mitchellville, MD 20721.

$20 for members who pre-register; $30 for non-members and non-registered members. It includes a wonderful buffet breakfast.

high school grant

We were happy to provide a $1500 grant check to St. Vincent Pallotti High School this morning during our October breakfast meeting. The grant was received by Principal Jeff Palumbo and Nina Gass for their new Arts Center.

Robert Schiffman

Robert Schiffman the President of Chesapeake Facilities Management & Services spoke to us about a great fundraising opportunity for CBN, Papal Visit Wines.

volunteer award

karen robinsonKaren Robinson the Principal of St. Philip the Apostle Catholic School & Peg Duchesne, Pesident of CBN-PG.

Nicholas A. Majett

Nicholas Majett

We were delighted to welcome Nick Majett as our speaker today. He is the Chief Administrative Officer for Prince George’s County, making him 2nd in command to County Executive Rushern Baker! Thank you, sir, for your presentation!

St. Philip the Apostle School

Catholic School Tuition

A student at St. Philip the Apostle Catholic School was awarded a tuition grant from an anonymous donor!

We also heard about a fun new class being offered at The Academy of Saint Matthias the Apostle on Friday mornings. Mrs. Hawkins will be teaching a “First Steps in Music” class for babies/toddlers and a parent! Click here for more info and to sign up!

 

The September 2015 grant recipient was the Catholic Student Center at the University of Maryland. Steve Hall gave us a great presentation on networking with Linked In. Steve Hall has over 25 years of sales and business leadership experience and is a certified sales trainer and LinkedIn expert. Check out Steve’s Bio.
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Join us Friday September 18th, 2015 from 7:30am to 9:00 am for our monthly networking breakfast meeting. The cost is $20 for members who pre-register; $30 for non-members and non-registered members and it includes a wonderful buffet breakfast.

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This month’s topic is Networking with Linked In by Steve Hall. Steve Hall has over 25 years of sales and business leadership experience and is a certified sales trainer and LinkedIn expert. Check out Steve’s Bio.

Our monthly breakfast meetings are held at the
Country Club at Woodmore
12320 Pleasant Prospect Rd.
Mitchellville, MD 20721.

cbnpg on linkedin

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