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As we reach the end of Pride Month 2024, it’s time to reflect on what it means to celebrate Pride Month as a business in 2024, and the values that drive us forward. We recognize that in the corporate world, the fine line between genuine support and performative allyship is increasingly blurred. As a small […]

Events, Celebrations, and Holidays

June 28, 2024

Pride Month 2024

Pride Month

As a Black-owned business, acknowledging and celebrating Juneteenth is important to us. Being able to formally celebrate Juneteenth as a Federal Holiday since 2021 is significant, but did you know that this day has been celebrated in Black communities since the mid-1860’s? Juneteenth is a portmanteau of the words June and Nineteenth. On June 19, […]

Events, Celebrations, and Holidays

June 19, 2024

A Brief History of Juneteenth Celebrations

Juneteenth Celebration

May marks Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. Like other months that ask us to take time to reflect on the history, cultures, and contributions of racial and ethnic minorities in the United States, AAPI Heritage Month has a lot to teach us. Every year, The White House Initiative on Asian Americans, Native […]

Events, Celebrations, and Holidays

May 29, 2024

Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

AAPI History Month

Charles Downing, Catalina’s Director of Operations, had his 5-year work anniversary on May 6. Catalina would not be the same without him. We hope you enjoy getting to know him better through this interview! How did you get your job at Catalina? I begged Tammi every day to hire me.  Some would find this tactic […]

Events, Celebrations, and Holidays

May 22, 2024

Employee Spotlight: Charles Downing

Charles Downing

It’s okay to not be okay. You may have heard this phrase bounced around social media recently. It’s a phrase that acknowledges that people from all walks of life can experience mental health struggles and seeks to destigmatize these experiences. If you’ve seen this popping up in the national conversation more recently, it’s probably because […]

Events, Celebrations, and Holidays

May 15, 2024

Mental Health Awareness Month: Prioritizing Well-Being

Mental Health Awareness Month

April marks the 2-year work anniversary of Sophie Hunt, our Office Manager. Sophie joined our team in April 2022, fresh off of the two-year blip in her administration career caused by the pandemic. To celebrate this milestone, we decided to ask her a few questions: How did you come to work at Catalina?Catalina needed administrative […]

Events, Celebrations, and Holidays

April 26, 2024

Employee Spotlight: Sophie Hunt

March 2024 marks the 30th anniversary of Women’s History Month being officially recognized in the United States, and it’s an incredible time to be a women-owned business. Women own about 12 million businesses in the U.S., and employ over 10.1 million workers. Women-owned businesses have grown 114% in the last two decades. About half of […]

Events, Celebrations, and Holidays

March 20, 2024

Celebrating Women’s History Month

Catalina is a minority-owned, woman-owned small business. With the end of Black History Month approaching, we would like to take a moment to reflect on Black History Month, and what it means to be a minority-owned business today. Black History Month, though not officially recognized by the U.S. Government until 1976, has its roots in […]

Events, Celebrations, and Holidays

February 23, 2024

Reflecting on Black History Month as a Minority Owned Business

Have you ever worked for a large company? I have. I sat in an office with the three members of my team, and I knew hardly anyone else. I went to work each day with strangers. The management team didn’t know who I was, and there was virtually no opportunity for me to take on […]


January 19, 2024

Dream Small

Dream Small

The weather in the DC area is dipping into its grey, windy, chilly season. Everyone is focused on completing all the urgent end of year tasks before enjoying (or surviving) a winter break at home. Here at Catalina, we always aim for a team holiday get together, but with employees scattered across the US and […]

Events, Celebrations, and Holidays, Productivity

December 8, 2023

Team Bonding: Offsite Success!

Catalina Corporate Retreat