Chamber teaches something new over breakfast every month

July 13, 2012 by  

The Greater Catonsville Chamber of Commerce organizes regular breakfast seminars on the last Friday of every month. Each breakfast is catered by Edible Arrangements and will be held at the Knight of Columbus, beginning at 7:30 am. Tickets are $10 each.

The next scheduled breakfast will take place on July 27, with the topic under discussion being ‘Main Street improvements: how does my business have curb appeal.’ Stores downtown often have trouble attracting customers. Just like when trying to sell a house, it is important that people actually want to walk in the store. There are many ways to do this, such as making sure the store front is clean and free of garbage, decorating the outside with items such as flowers or a bench to sit on, and having attractive signage. No doubt those attending the breakfast will get some ideas on how to improve their company’s walk-in traffic. They could put these ideas to work by arranging with Catonsville printing companies to provide them with signage or banner printing services to aid their initiatives.

August’s breakfast meeting will take place on August 31 and the topic of discussion will be “Business and non-profit partnerships – maximizing fund raising opportunities.” Many companies make a point of working with local charities. Taking the time out to hold fundraising events or to donate money to worthy charities shows that a company cares about the community. Companies that do a lot of fundraising for causes find that they often attract more business by doing so.