The January Meeting to be held in Tyson's at Maggiano's has been cancelled due to concerns about the spread of Covid. Please stay tuned for informatio about the February meeting.
On Thursday, November 11, the Catholic Business Network of Northern Virginia held its 2nd monthly breakfast of what we hope is finally(!) the post-pandemic schedule of regular meetings.
At that meeting, we were blessed to have John Cannon, the founder of SENT Ventures, as our guest speaker. SENT Ventures is a community of Catholic entrepreneurial and business leaders seeking to grow their ventures and their faith. Prior to starting SENT, John spent seven years living as a monk, where he prayed, taught spirituality, and worked in a variety of ministries. Before entering the monastery, John was an investment banker for Wells Fargo, ran a boutique management consulting practice, and served an appointment as Policy Advisor to the Governor of Alabama.
In addition to his impressive professional background, John has an august educational history. He received a BBA (Finance) and BA (Political Science) from the University of Notre Dame, a Masters in Politics & International Relations from Oxford University, an MBA from Harvard Business School, an MA in Philosophy from Mount Angel Seminary and an MA in Theology from Franciscan University Steubenville.
John’s talk revolved around the importance of looking to the saints for leadership and entrepreneurial examples:
The Catholic Church claims some of the greatest leaders in world history. St. Benedict founded a religious order that has survived for over 1500 years, influenced millions of lives, and still claims thousands of members today. St. Ignatius’ Jesuits built some of the best universities and social institutions the world had ever seen and still operate a massive global enterprise 500 years later.
John shares his 7 Leadership Lessons from the Saints here. And, as John reminds us at the end of the article, “By integrating these seven practical lessons exemplified by great saint leaders, we give God the space to work miracles through us.”
Please enjoy the article. It is inspiring, encouraging and practical. Let God work miracles through you!
The Tysons Chapter of CBN had a wonderful kick-off breakfast on Thursday, February 27 at Maggiano's in Tysons II. Fr. Paul Scalia was the speaker and he kept the audience at attention with historical perspective on the Temptation of Christ, and insightful remarks on how this should help us understand what and why we are called to Abstain, Pray and do works of Mercy during Lent.
In addition, Fr. Scalia explained that his recent book contains sermons and speeches given by famous priests during times of historical church crises. His vivid depictions of what must have been happening at the time were amusing and relatable.
Attended by almost 30 Members and Guests representing various businesses from around and near Tysons Corner, the Chapter appears headed for a central role in CBN activities. Next month's meetings, also planned for Maggiano's, will have Dale Fickett, CEO of RVA Works, to speak on the importance of supporting entrepreneurial goals of our immigrant community, and how we can help. See the event listings for more information.
The CBN Chapter in Dulles kicked off 2020 with a Speed Networking meeting attended by over 30 CBN members and guests! The meeting was run by Pam Jones, an expert in networking who coached the participant in the do's an don'ts of business networking. Each person had about 45 seconds to tell their table about their business, and then when everyone was done they moved to the next table. Participants reported that it was very worthwhile.
Dulles Chapter meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month. Please check the event schedule for information about their next meeting.
Catholic Charities of Arlington has a new video that debuted at their annual gala this weekend. A 3-minute video talks about the wonderful work they do. Here's the link:
CBN Nova's Prince William Chapter held it's December meeting at KO Distilling in Manassas. KO is owned and operated by CBN Member Bill Karlson. It was a wonderful evening. KO makes gin, whiskey and bourbon, produced locally from Virginia grains. Visitors can choose from a variety of cocktails and their spirits are available at local ABC stores.
Paul Stefan Home is having their annual gala on November 2nd. Details below.
On October 3rd, CBN NOVA presented our annual Executive of the Year awards to our honorees, Dr. John Bruchalski of Tepyac/Divine Mercy Care and Wayne Cyron of Cyron and Miller PLC. Both have provided immeasurable service to our community and were well deserving. We also were treated to a presentation by Renee White, Assistant Superintendent for Enrollment and Marketing at the Office of Catholic Schools, on the remarkable students we have in our schools and the importance of our support. Did you know that every student in the diocesan schools is subsidized by the Diocese? Catholic schools in the Arlington Diocese are one of the few in the country whose enrollment is growing! They are well deserving of the support of our business community. CBN Nova thanks all who came out for this wonderful event.
The board of CBN Nova was honored to present a check for $5000 to Bishop Burbidge on July 31 in accordance with our mission of supporting Catholic Education in the Diocese. Dr. Vorbach, our new Superintendent of Schools indicated that the money would go help towards scholarships for students who would otherwise not be able to attend Catholic schools. On behalf of the board, we would like to thank our members and sponsors who made this donation possible and thank Bishop Burbidge for his support of CBN.
Did you know that Catholic Charities Diocese of Arlington - Hogar Immigrant Services offers more than just ESL classes? You’re invited to an information and networking session to learn more about our workforce development program!
During this session, you will learn about Hogar's computer literacy, Child Development Associate (CDA), and GED preparation programs. You'll also learn more about some of our other services, including academic tutoring, job readiness workshops, job coaching, hiring events, and job fairs.
Attendees will walk away with client and student referral forms, up-to-date class schedules, and information about workforce development courses.
A light breakfast will be provided.
Space is limited to 50 guests. Please RSVP by completing this form.
Feel free to share this invitation with colleagues in your organization. Each attendee must complete the form.
If you have any questions, contact Courtney Lord, Workforce Development & Curriculum Specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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