November 19, 2017
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  • Chamber Update

    Autumn is the time for falling leaves, cider, crackling fires, cozy sweaters, and did I mention leaves? Don’t forget that there are businesses in the chamber that can help you deal with raking those leaves while also providing firewood for the upcoming winter. For a referral, call us at 410-...
  • Homestead Gardens Cultivates A Sense Of Community

    Although Homestead Gardens started as a small backyard business in the early 1970s, the company has grown to be considered one of the top garden destinations in the country, but no matter how big it got, its founder Don Riddle never lost sight of his roots. “It started with him,” said...
  • Café Mezz Team Expands With Capiche Street Food Italiano

    Anyone with an appetite to eat their way around Italy will be happy to hear that there’s a new option on this side of the Atlantic. Capiche Street Food Italiano is slated to open its doors to guests in mid October — though owners Kosmas Koukoulis and Dave Bremer admitted they might open...
  • What Happened With Equifax?

    On Thursday, September 8, Equifax announced a cybersecurity incident that could potentially impact approximately 143 million U.S. consumers. Criminals gained access to files that contained names, Social Security numbers and dates of birth, as well as other information. Unfortunately, we are...
  • SunTrust Bank Moves Into Magothy Gateway

    SunTrust Bank put on a grand affair to celebrate the opening of its newest location. The GSPACC, local business leaders and even County Executive Steve Schuh attended to witness the official ribbon cutting for the new branch, located at 155 Ritchie Highway in the Magothy Gateway Shopping Center.
  • PakMail Takes On Severna Park’s Shipping Needs

    Owner Walt Poole was happy to welcome the GSPACC and other members of the community to the grand opening and ribbon cutting of PakMail, specializing in packing, shipping, crating and freighting. PakMail is located at 8155 Ritchie Highway in Pasadena.
  • Kogen Dojo Marks Grand Opening

    A large turnout of community supporters was on hand as Kogen Dojo celebrated its grand opening with a GSPACC ribbon cutting. During the ceremony, co-owners Dwayne Bowie and brothers Matt and Rob VanValkenburgh did the honors to make the commemoration official. Kogen Dojo is located in Severna Park...
  • Heat Cardio Club Turns Up The Temps

    Offering a slate of unusual workout programs — including Zumba, POUND, pop Pilates, TwerkOut, belly dancing and more — Heat Cardio Club officially opened its new studio with a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by club members and representatives from the GSPACC. Heat Cardio Club is...
  • Magothy Wine & Spirits Pops Its Cork

    It was 5:00 somewhere when the GSPACC and other community members arrived at Magothy Wine & Spirits for the shop’s official ribbon cutting and grand opening. Magothy Wine & Spirits is located at 147 Ritchie Highway in the Magothy Gateway shopping center of Severna Park.
  • Chamber Update

    Usually at this time of year, there’s excitement about school, the football season and all of the activities that kick off once summer is over. Along with that excitement, I’m sure you share my heavy heart in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and the devastation created for so many...
  • Sunrise Of Severna Park Celebrates 20 Years Of Memories

    For 20 years, Sunrise Senior Living of Severna Park has been home to many aging residents. More than 35 years ago, Paul Klaassen knew of the care options available to his relatives in the Netherlands, and he wanted to provide similar options for the aging mother of his wife, Terry, in the United...
  • Coco Couture Generates Interest In (And Funds For) Local Causes Through Charity Wars Event

    There’s nothing quite like a little friendly competition to amp up interest in charitable giving, or so it would seem by the popularity of Coco Couture’s popular summertime giveback event. After successfully launching its first-ever Charity Wars in June, the Severna Park chocolate and...
  • The Bank Of Glen Burnie Is Customer-Focused And Community-Driven

    Since 1949, The Bank of Glen Burnie has been a mainstay in Anne Arundel County – a milestone of longevity that employees attribute to customer service, competitive rates and community service. With eight branches in Anne Arundel County, the full-service bank serves as a local residential...
  • The Importance Of Leaving A Legacy

    One of the most difficult conversations that I have with clients is about death and what will happen after they die. Of course, we leave the philosophical part of that question to more learned and religious people, but someone like me can address the practical part. Planning for death, and the...
  • The Salon At Benfield Preps To Pamper Severna Park

    Georgette Vetock welcomed members of the Greater Severna Park and Arnold Chamber of Commerce, along with elected officials and other community leaders, to celebrate the grand opening of her new business, The Salon at Benfield – Expressions by Georgette, located at 539 Benfield Road in Severna...
  • It’s An Anniversary Year For Typhrodisia’s Bellydance

    This year is a milestone for Typhrodisia’s Bellydance and Beyond, as well as for Sestraluna, its resident belly dance troupe. Although the business itself has been open for five years, Sestraluna has been around even longer — a whole decade. To celebrate, the Greater Severna Park and...
  • Whimsicality Reopens In Expanded Space

    It was not on a whim but rather by conscious decision to celebrate that the Greater Severna Park and Arnold Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting in the Cape St. Claire Shopping Center in honor of Whimsicality’s grand reopening and significant expansion. A locally owned boutique and gift...
  • Chamber Update

    I hope you’re having a great summer! It’s hard to believe that we’re now in August, and college students are starting to gather their dorm supplies, and younger students are picking out their book bags! It seems like yesterday we were lining up for the annual Greater Severna Park...
  • Bill Bateman’s Continues To Be A Community Gathering Spot

    Thirty years ago, the first Bill Bateman’s Bistro opened as a simple bar, with a dirt parking lot, tucked away in a Parkville neighborhood. While Bill Bateman had no intention of growing beyond the original location at the time, the success of the business resulted in expansion. “Word...
  • Ophthalmologist Allan Rutzen Celebrates 10 Years Of Success Stories

    A decade after founding Rutzen Eye Specialists & Laser Center in Severna Park Market Center off of Ritchie Highway, Dr. Allan Rutzen still believes that he is carrying out the mission that inspired him to join the ophthalmology profession more than 20 years ago. “Some of the most...
  • Special Beginnings Has Offered Alternative Childbirth Options For 20 Years

    A little more than 20 years ago, Nurse Ann Sober met a midwife and realized that she wasn’t alone in her philosophy on childbirth. “From the time I walked into Labor & Delivery, I didn’t think it was right,” she said. “I had my own children in the hospital and was...
  • How Much Is Too Much?

    I am often asked by clients how much money they are going to need in retirement. They will ask whether 80 percent of their working income is enough. Is it 100 percent? My answer varies for each client, but I generally answer with “whatever is appropriate for you to pay your bills.”...
  • Arundel Federal Savings Bank Welcomes Teresa Meley

    Teresa Meley has joined Arundel Federal Savings Bank as the assistant manager of residential lending. In her new role, Meley is responsible for underwriting mortgage applications as well as assisting both the manager of residential lending and manager of lending operations with a number of...
  • Dr. Strier Marks 20 Years With Baltimore Washington Eye Center

    After Dr. Shari Strier finished optometry school in 1995 and then did her yearlong residency at Baltimore VA Medical Center, she started work at Baltimore Washington Eye Center in Glen Burnie. Twenty years later, she’s still there and has no plans of leaving. “As an optometrist, you...
  • Sprint Calls Severna Park Its New Home

    The lastest member of the chamber of commerce to celebrate its grand opening was Sprint, which held a formal ribbon cutting to mark the start of operations at its new shop located at 559 Ritchie Highway in Severna Park.


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