The Carroll Business Network brings small business leaders together, educates on actionable business topics, and builds relationships in the community. The Network promotes community-building by sharing contact information with all speakers and attendees. A complete roster of speakers is provided. This monthly event includes lunch.
The Carroll Business Network meets on the first Monday of every month at Tony’s Japanese Restaurant in Sykesville from 12:00pm-1:30pm, with postponement dates in case of Federal holidays. Registration is completed via the event web portal.
Over a relaxed meal, attendees are given the chance to improve network with fellow business owners. The Carroll Business Network also seeks to help increase the exposure of local businesses through live video uploads to Facebook of attendee elevator pitches. Keynote speakers are featured at each event, focusing on specific business-related topics. The program’s curriculum consists of 12 topics relevant to business development and sustainability. See the full list of speakers and events below.
The Carroll Business Network is an evolution of the Carroll Marketing Group which was started ten years ago by Amy Giannakoulious, co-owner of Trembling Giant Marketing, as a way to connect local small business leaders and expand inter-community business relationships. The core goals of the organization are networking, education, and community. Each lunch event emphasizes an open-door policy and warm atmosphere to bring together businesses in the shared goals of professional excellence.
Carroll Business Network
2019 Calendar of Speakers:
Pre registration via PayPal – $20 | At the door – $23
Attendees not eating: pay $15.00 for drinks, service &gift card drawing.
All events are from 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Lunch is included
A list of pre-registrants will be provided via email before the event
A spreadsheet of all attendees will be provided to all attendees after the event.
January 7, 2019– Rich Austin, Trembling Giant Marketing – 19 or 20 Social Media Tips for 2019 February 4, 2019– Kathy Rus, DK Rus Law – Small Business Legal Topic TBD March 4, 2019 – Mike McMullin, Carroll County Chamber of Commerce – Carroll County Events Every Business Owner Should Attend April 1, 2019 – Ed Rothstein, Carroll County Commissioner – District 5 – Small Business News and Information May 6, 2019 – Senator Justin Ready, Maryland State Senator – Small Business impacts from Maryland law changes after Session 2019. June 3, 2019 – Darren Peyton, America’s SBDC Maryland Northern Region – How to Create, Develop, and Capture Value For Your Business. July 1, 2019 – John Laycock– Threat Analyst at White Ops – How to Defend Your Business From Phishing Scams and More August 5, 2019 – Eric Williamson– Author of How To Work With Jerks – Build Better Engagement and Stronger Relationships September 9, 2019 – Bridgette DeFreitas, Stepping Stone Recruiting – Find, Get, Keep Great Staff October 7, 2019 – Chief Spaulding, Sykesville Police Department – Small Business Safety and Security Measures
- November 4, 2019 -Kathy Rus, DK Rus Law – Collections and Obligations
- December 2, 2019 – Delegate Susan Krebs, Maryland State Delegate – Small Business related issues to watch going in to Session 2020