Carroll Business Network October 4th 2021 Featuring Rich Austin

Carroll Business Network

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.


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Featuring: Rich Austin, Trembling Giant Marketing

Rich Austin is the Managing Partner of Trembling Giant Marketing, a creative marketing agency in Sykesville, MD. With over 25 years in the creative and marketing industry, Rich brings to bear real-world experience with brand development, visual design, copywriting, and strategic marketing planning. Throughout his career, Rich has built marketing for small businesses from the ground up several times over, planned and managed all levels of marketing communications for large corporate clients, designed and design-directed hundreds of visual brands, and developed highly successful advetising products. Very active in the non-profit space his whole life, Rich has made community involvement and giving back a foundational pillar of his day-to-day life. Currently, Rich serves as the President of the Freedom Lacrosse Program and gives his time to the Freedom District Lion’s Club. Historically, he has served as a board member on the South Carroll Business Association, the Downtown Sykesville Connection, and Launch Carroll. A staunch advocate for community small businesses and their success, he has partnered with his equally passionate and volunteer dedicated friend, Amy Giannakoulias. Together, they work to give our community a unique and powerful brand.

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Over a relaxed meal, attendees are given the chance to improve their network with fellow business owners. 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.

Block your calendars for upcoming networking and education events from Carroll Business Network:

November 1, 2021; Featuring: Heather DeWees, Carroll County Clerk & Jim DeWees, Sheriff
December 6, 2021; Featuring: Ed Rothstein, Carroll County Commissioner, District 5
January 3, 2022; Featuring: Doug Howard, Growth Team Strategies
February 7, 2022; Canceled
March 7, 2022; Featuring: Chip Bleam, Freedom Chiropractic & Rehab

April 4, 2022; Featuring: Doug Howard, Growth Team Strategies

May 2, 2022; Featuring: Dennis Boyle, Mackenzie Commercial Real Estate

June 6, 2022; Featuring: Rich Austin, Trembling Giant Marketing

July 11, 2022; Featuring: Tom Mazerski, Miller Resources for Entrepreneurs

Our family of seasoned creative professional designers, writers, developers, and marketers live here in your neighborhood. When you work with Trembling Giant, you support the same small business community you live in. We bring the best independent services together, to do what they do best, and you get affordable marketing services that don’t compromise on quality.

Trembling Giant Marketing is based in Sykesville, Maryland, a main street community between Baltimore and Frederick in Carroll County, Maryland. We love working face-to-face with our clients as members of their community, but collaborate just as well from miles away.

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