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.


Opportunities For Business Owners to Enhance Their Websites.

Monday, February 6th, 2023

Featuring: Randy Goldstein,

Since 1998, Randy has been designing, hosting and managing websites for local businesses and organizations. Through his team’s years of experience being a web design company, they have figured out the scientific formula for attracting customers. At this meeting, Randy will be providing a complete check list and discuss the services business owners should consider buying or subscribing to that will elevate their website and their digital presence.

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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:

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

August 1, 2022; Featuring: Jennifer Arnold, Maryland’s Best Remodeling

September 12, 2022; Featuring: Steven Colella, Mid-Atlantic Veterans Business Outreach Center

October 3, 2022; Featuring: Steven Colella, Mid-Atlantic Veterans Business Outreach Center

November 7, 2022; Featuring: Brianna Hendley, Achievant Coaching

December 5, 2022; Featuring: Melinda Ditzen, Century High School

January 9, 2023; Featuring: Rich Austin, Trembling Giant Marketing

February 6, 2023; Featuring: Randy Goldstein,

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
over a cup of coffee. 410-925-2454