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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.

Monthly Networking Luncheon Event – 7/1/24

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.


How Artificial Intelligence (AI) Is Changing Marketing

Monday, July 1st, 2024

Featuring: Kathleen Dorsey, Clarity Consulting Group


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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:

July 3, 2023; Featuring: Jennifer Arnold, Maryland’s Best Remodeling

August 7, 2023; Featuring: Amanda Taylor, Trembling Giant Marketing and Creative Chance

September 11, 2023; Featuring: Phil Whitebloom, Been There, LLC

October 2, 2023; Featuring: Rich Austin, Trembling Giant Marketing

November 6, 2023; Featuring: Sheriff Jim DeWees, Carroll County Sheriff’s Office

December 4, 2023; Featuring: Kathy Rus, DK Rus Law

January 8, 2024; Featuring: Bob Everett, Bottom-Line Consulting

February 5, 2024; Featuring: Rich Austin, Trembling Giant Marketing, LLC

March 4, 2024; Featuring: Phil Maher, M&T Bank

April 1, 2024; Featuring: Arvin Shiribabadi, Horizon Investments

May 6, 2024; Featuring: Jessica Winter, ConnectPay

June 3, 2024; Featuring: Rich Austin, Trembling Giant Marketing, LLC

July 1, 2024; Featuring: Kathleen Dorsey, Clarity Consulting Group

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.

Let’s discuss your branding and marketing needs
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