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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

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

At Catalina Associates, Veterans Day is more than just a date on the calendar – it’s an opportunity to recognize and honor the commitment and sacrifice of individuals, past and present, who have served our nation. It’s also personal – our team is proud to include veterans who have brought their unique experiences and talents […]

Events, Celebrations, and Holidays

November 14, 2023

Celebrating our Veterans

Veteran's Day

Catalina is a company that truly values diversity, which is why we are excited to highlight National Hispanic American Heritage Month. Running from September 15 – October 15, this month has been celebrated annually since 1968 to recognize the ways in which Hispanic Americans have positively influenced and contributed to our society. Corporate celebrations of […]

Events, Celebrations, and Holidays

October 4, 2023

Celebrating National Hispanic American Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month