Festival to feature 9/11 remembrance

Join the Greater Catonsville Chamber of Commerce Sunday,. Sept. 11, for our 38th annual Catonsville Arts & Crafts Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Frederick Road between Bloomsbury and Melvin avenues.

A wonderful day has been planned featuring live music on two stages, a KidZone, the weekly Sunday farmers market and more than 200 crafters, local businesses and civic organizations.

This annual festival is one of Catonsville's premier events.

With this year's festival falling on the 10th anniversary of 9/11, the day has a special significance. The chamber will acknowledge the anniversary with a remembrance ceremony at noon at the center stage on Egges Lane.

We are also pleased again this year to have our member eateries provide the festival food.

This year's menu includes

• Crab cakes and seafood from Catonsville Gourmet.

• Funnel cakes and fries from Ships Cafe.

• gourmet pizza from Peace A Pizza.

• Thai dishes from MoMo Thai Food.

• Crab pretzels and smoothies from Cold Drink Systems.

• Hamburgers and hot dogs hot off the grill from Regions.

For your sweet tooth, there will be:

• Fruit delights from Edible Arrangements.

Hershey's ice cream from You Scream Ice Cream.

• Italian Ice treats from Tropical Ice Dreams.

• Caramel apples and fried oreos from the Eskimo Shack.

Don't miss this most enjoyable day in Catonsville. Come join the fun.

How health-care reform will affect small business

While the health-care reform law, all 2,400-plus pages of it, will take eight years to be fully implemented, some self-employed people and small employers felt the impact almost immediately.

Others won't notice changes for a few years.

On Wednesday, Sept. 14, the chamber's annual joint evening meeting with the Arbutus Business and Professional Association will be devoted to health-care reform and its effect on small business.

Therese Goldsmith, Maryland's insurance commissioner, will be the guest speaker for this event, which will be held at the Jenkins Senior Living Community, 3320 Benson Ave.

She will address the state's role in setting up the Small Business Health Options Programs, or "SHOP Exchanges," where small businesses will be able to pool resources to buy insurance.

"Small businesses" are defined as those with no more than 100 employees, though states have the option of limiting pools to companies with 50 or fewer employees through 2016; companies that grow beyond the size limit will be grandfathered in.

It is important for small business owners to be educated on the impact this reform will have on their bottom line, so this meeting should not be missed.

The featured member drawing, 50/50 raffle and door prizes will add to the evening's festivities.

Cost is $20 pre-paid, $25 at door, $35 non-members.

Register online at http://www.catonsville.org or by calling the chamber at 410-719-9609

Welcome, new chamber members

Sponsorship Level

JRC Jewelry Center

Mary and David Smith

1605 Sulphur Spring Road

Arbutus, MD 21227



Member Level

Crystal Cleaning

Crystal Meeks

P.O. Box 8123

Elkridge, MD 21075



Eskimo Shack

Cynea Saradpon

5500 Carville Ave.

Arbutus, MD 21227


Gutter Helmet Systems

Julie Sullivan-Shetter

1121 Benfield Blvd.

Millersville, MD 21108




property management

Charlene Hall

1025 Cranbrook Road

Cockeysville, MD 21030



Ken's Old Fashioned Candy Shop

Mary Anne Chizmadia

819 Frederick Road

Catonsville. MD 21228


Mindgrub Technologies

Todd Marks

640 Frederick Road

Catonsville, MD 21228



Patapsco Overlook

Jeff Kirby

11 Clay Lodge Lane

Catonsville, MD 21228



Regions restaurant

Sean Dunworth

803 Frederick Road

Catonsville, MD 21228



Rodan + Fields skincare

Kendra Eaton

4209 Massachusetts Ave.

Baltimore, MD 21229



U.S. Barber

Kevin Trinh

730 Frederick Road

Suite 102

Catonsville, MD 21228


Zuriana's Elegant Occasions

Holly Blackett

P.O. Box 181

Glenn Dale, MD 20769



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