The Classic Catering People: Philanthropy Award Winner October 29, 2014 On Friday, October 24, 2014, The Classic Catering People, was named winner in the small business category at the 2014 Maryland Business Philanthropy Awards.The Maryland Business Philanthropy Awards program is a joint effort between the Maryland Chamber of Commerce and the Baltimore Business Journal to recognize Maryland businesses that have demonstrated a commitment to improving the quality of life for residents of the state through their philanthropic efforts.All Maryland-based businesses that have made a positive contribution to Maryland residents through financial support, in-kind donations or volunteer efforts were eligible for nomination. A panel of business and community leaders judge the nominees based on the extent of the service provided to the community, the impact on the community and the commitment the business has shown to the community over time. Judges also take into consideration the size of the business relative to their corporate giving. For more than 40 years, the Classic team has been bringing people together over memorable cuisine. All along the way, they have served the community as passionately as their clients.