Petrocheilos’ ‘Friendraiser’ at Melissaratos’ Greenmount Farm Brings Together Maryland Leaders


By Maria Ioannides

On Friday, September 5th, George Petrocheilos, a Towne Park business development executive, hosted his 3rd ‘’Friendraiser’’ at the Greenmount Farm in Glyndon, MD – home of Aris Melissaratos, the former Secretary of Business & Economic Development, who now serves as Dean of the Brown School of Business at Stevenson University.

The ‘’Friendraiser’’ is a private reception that brings together a collection of civic and industry leaders around the state of Maryland, who are also asked to consider contributing to local charities, selected by the organizers. This year’s event benefited the Baltimore School for the Arts, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the Duke of Edinburgh Awards and the Living Classrooms Foundation.


Several business leaders & elected officials were in attendance, including U.S. Congressman Elijah Cummings, U.S. Congressman John P. Sarbanes, Senate President Mike Miller, Secretary of Transportation Jim T. Smith and many others.

The Baltimore School for the Arts band performed during the evening. Catering was provided by Carlton & Co. The Korologos family-owned Double T Diners and Yia Yia’s Bakery provided Greek-style barbeque outside and desserts.