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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

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.

Santa stopped by to help give some cash to our Schools. Each School in attendance had the chance to draw an envelope with different denominations of money ranging from $100 to $500. Participants also brought 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.

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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”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

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.

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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.

 

 

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.

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.

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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. Continue reading

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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.

Janet Miller of Mona Foundation Outlines Scholarship Program Details at June Breakfast

John Kincaid, Jr. and Janet MillerThe 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. Continue reading

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Catholic Student Center representatives from the University of Maryland receive the May grant check.The big news from the May CBN-PG Networking breakfast was the report by Treasurer and incoming President, John B. Kincaid, Jr., that the Annual Awards Celebration raised over $15,000 this year. This will allow CBN-PG to continue its monthly grants to Catholic elementary and secondary schools in Prince George’s County.
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The May grant recipient was the UMD Catholic Student Center. The money will be used to subsidize the cost of their annual retreat which is priced to make it possible for students to attend.Andrea Harrison at the CBN-PG Networking Breakfast, May 18, 2012. Last year over 120 students took advantage of the retreat opportunity.

Andrea Harrison, the Chairman of the Prince George’s County Council, was the guest speaker. She credits her home and Catholic school upbringing for her success and said that it was “not just books” but the development of character and caring that she received from her parents and from her Catholic education that made her the person she is today.