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DeKalb Chamber to Honor Local Businesses at 2017 APEX Business Awards

DeKalb Chamber to Honor Local Businesses at 2017 APEX Business Awards

DECATUR, Ga., May 10, 2017 – Seven businesses will be honored at the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce 2017 APEX Business Awards, an awards luncheon honoring businesses for their exemplary standards and contributions to DeKalb County and the metro Atlanta region.

The event will take place on Thursday, May 25 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Georgia Piedmont Technical College, Conference Center, 495 North Indian Creek Drive in Clarkston. With nearly 150 guests in attendance, the awards luncheon will include a presentation of the following awards: Business of the Year ($1-5M, $5-10M and $10-20M revenue categories), Business Advocacy, Emerging Business, Community Workforce and Youth Initiative.

Catherine Downey, Founder, CEO & Creative Director of CATMEDIA will serve as the keynote speaker, sharing how she founded CATMEDIA and evolved it into a highly-respected company.

Catherine began her career in media as Director of Marketing & Broadcast Promotions for a Memphis-based television station. Through this and other executive level positions, she honed her skills in media buying, budget development, staff and project management, and creative processes such as writing, directing, and producing. Perhaps one of the most important things she learned was the value of building and maintaining solid customer relationships.

Fifteen years later, after continued growth and success in the television and advertising arenas, Catherine struck out on her own and founded CATVIDEO in 1997.

In 2011, with an astute awareness of the ever-changing world of technology and a steadily growing portfolio of federal clients, Catherine transformed CATVIDEO into CATMEDIA. In 2016, Catherine added two new divisions to her company: CATMEDIA The Agency, a commercial advertising agency that mirrors verticals of the company’s federal client base and CATMEDIA Entertainment. The event is open to the public.

Tickets are $60 for Chamber members and $75 for guests. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information and to register, please visit www.bit.ly/2017ApexAwards.

To download a bio or headshot of Catherine Downey, please click here.


The DeKalb Chamber of Commerce is a membership-based organization with the mission to support, promote and sustain business development in DeKalb County. With 79 years of service in the community, DeKalb Chamber focuses on four critical areas including education, workforce and economic development, public policy, and business member services. We are the primary resource for businesses in DeKalb County. For more information on DeKalb Chamber, please visit their website at www.dekalbchamber.org or call 404-378-8000.