November 11, 2018
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  • Chamber Update

    By Liz League
    We are excited to announce our newest members of the chamber: Blackwall Barn and Lodge, owned by James King; May Realty, owned by Richard and Rene’ May; Send Out Cards/Carlyn Lowery; KD Designs dba Decorating Den Interiors, owned by Krista Romer; Jaycs Designs, owned by John and Cary Tucker;...
    • The Johnson Lumber team was smiling on the scene of the company’s inaugural Timothy Ray Invitational Tournament, which raised $4,000 to help pediatric oncology patients.Photo Provided
      The Johnson Lumber team was smiling on the scene of the company’s inaugural Timothy Ray Invitational Tournament, which raised $4,000 to help pediatric oncology patients.

    Johnson Lumber Contributes To The Cool Kids Campaign With Inaugural Golf Tournament

    By Dylan Roche
    It all started as a simple way to show appreciation for customers, but Johnson Lumber’s inaugural golf tournament ended up becoming a significant way for a family-owned business to help further a mission very near and dear to the hearts of those behind it. The inaugural Timothy Ray...
    • Sid Saab and Brian Chisholm officially became the new owners of RockWell Fitness on September 1.Photo by Dylan Roche
      Sid Saab and Brian Chisholm officially became the new owners of RockWell Fitness on September 1.

    New RockWell Fitness Owners Plan Improvements At Community Gym

    By Jane Seiss
    Small-business owners Brian Chisholm and Sid Saab have partnered to take over ownership of RockWell Fitness in the heart of Severna Park.

    The men had wanted to invest in a venture together for some time when the opportunity came along. They became official proprietors on September 1. Chisholm...

    • Since it opened five years ago, Chick-fil-A of Severna Park has experienced exponential growth. “I’d say we’re bursting at the seams, and the seams are the parking lot,” said training director Brent Boso. “The parking lot can barely hold what we’re doing.” To accommodate its growing demand, Chick-fil-A is focusing on its drive-thru to help get customers in and out as quickly as possible. “The clientele in this area are busy families on the go, so we put a lot of focus into making things speedy and efficientPhoto by Maya Pottiger
      Since it opened five years ago, Chick-fil-A of Severna Park has experienced exponential growth. “I’d say we’re bursting at the seams, and the seams are the parking lot,” said training director Brent Boso. “The parking lot can barely hold what we’re doing.” To accommodate its growing demand, Chick-fil-A is focusing on its drive-thru to help get customers in and out as quickly as possible. “The clientele in this area are busy families on the go, so we put a lot of focus into making things speedy and efficient
    • Since it opened five years ago, Chick-fil-A of Severna Park has experienced exponential growth. “I’d say we’re bursting at the seams, and the seams are the parking lot,” said training director Brent Boso. “The parking lot can barely hold what we’re doing.” To accommodate its growing demand, Chick-fil-A is focusing on its drive-thru to help get customers in and out as quickly as possible. “The clientele in this area are busy families on the go, so we put a lot of focus into making things speedy and efficientPhoto Provided
      Since it opened five years ago, Chick-fil-A of Severna Park has experienced exponential growth. “I’d say we’re bursting at the seams, and the seams are the parking lot,” said training director Brent Boso. “The parking lot can barely hold what we’re doing.” To accommodate its growing demand, Chick-fil-A is focusing on its drive-thru to help get customers in and out as quickly as possible. “The clientele in this area are busy families on the go, so we put a lot of focus into making things speedy and efficient
    • The Severna Park Chick-fil-A is celebrating its fifth anniversary on October 10.Photo by Maya Pottiger
      The Severna Park Chick-fil-A is celebrating its fifth anniversary on October 10.

    Chick-fil-A Celebrates Five Years In Severna Park

    By Maya Pottiger
    Since it opened five years ago, Chick-fil-A of Severna Park has experienced exponential growth.

    “I’d say we’re bursting at the seams, and the seams are the parking lot,” said training director Brent Boso. “The parking lot can barely hold what we’re doing....

  • Family And Friends: An Often Overlooked But Vital Part Of Your Retirement Plan

    By Jason LaBarge
    Planning for retirement should be more than just accumulating money and allocating it within your portfolio. In fact, considering your entire situation is so important when planning your retirement, I tell my clients that I’m here to help them retire with more than just money!

    Many people don’t think beyond the financial when planning for retirement, or incorrectly assume that once they retire, life will be great, almost idyllic. They fail to consider the major life transition that takes place when you suddenly stop spending eight hours of your day working as you have for the past 40 years. For many people, their occupation is a large part of their identity. This is why I...

  • Decorating Den Interiors Opens New Franchise In Pasadena

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    Decorating Den Interiors, an in-home decorating service and large home furnishings and interior design franchise company, announced that Krista Romer has been selected to open a franchise to serve the Pasadena area. She joins nearly 300 other franchise owners throughout the U.S. and Canada.

    “We are very pleased to add Krista to our interior decorating family,” said James S. Bugg Jr., president and chief executive officer of the Easton-based company. “Her decorating talent, along with her sales and marketing experience, will suit her well in this relationship business.”

    Romer said, “Decorating has been a passion of mine for as long as I remember. I love...

  • Severna Park Gymnastics Springs Into 10th Year

    By Maya Pottiger
    Now in its 10th year, Severna Park Gymnastics is a staple of the Severna Park community.

    When it initially started 10 years ago, Severna Park Gymnastics ran out of the Severna Park Community Center with only three weekly afternoon programs. Now, the club has two full-time locations, as well as...

  • Griswold Home Care Offers Options For Seniors

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    At a GSPACC gathering, Rita Cook, the new owner of Griswold Home Care, cut the ceremonial ribbon to mark the start of her leading this landmark business founded 35 years ago. Griswold Home Care is located at 900 Ritchie Highway in Severna Park.
  • Café Mezzanotte Reopens Following Extensive Renovation

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    A crowd of Severna Park residents showed up to check out the redesign of Café Mezzanotte, including not only renovations but also new décor and a new menu. Owner Kosmas Koukoulis cut the ribbon to mark the reopening of the restaurant during a GSPACC ceremony. Café Mezzanotte is...
  • Severna Park Gymnastics Celebrates 10 Years

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    It’s been a whole decade since Severna Park Gymnastics first started helping local children achieve athletic excellence. To mark the occasion, the GSPACC gathered with owner Courtney Parfitt for a ribbon cutting and 10th anniversary celebration. Severna Park Gymnastics operates out of the...
  • Face It! Spa And Wellness Center Is Ready To Pamper Severna Park

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    Ashley Reed was pleased to open her new business, Face It! Spa and Wellness Center, with an official ribbon cutting ceremony sponsored by the Greater Severna Park and Arnold Chamber of Commerce. Face It! Spa and Wellness Center is located at 790 Ritchie Highway in Severna Park.
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  • Chamber Update

    By Liz League
    We are excited to announce our newest members of the chamber: Gallery 564, owned by Mike Brown; Merritt Financial – Michael Green; Coldwell Banker – Cara McKendrick; Perfectly Posh, owned by Susan Coghlan; and Hand and Stone – Nova Amos. We are also excited to announce that M&...
    • Donna and Mike Reilly hope that the future of Molly Maid is as bright as the last 20 years.Photo by Zach Sparks
      Donna and Mike Reilly hope that the future of Molly Maid is as bright as the last 20 years.

    Molly Maid Is No Scrub When It Comes To Housecleaning

    By Zach Sparks
    Arnold-Based Business Celebrates 20th Anniversary

    Dusty windowsills, grimy countertops and soup-splattered microwaves are often the byproducts of busy schedules, but for 20 years, Molly Maid of Central Anne Arundel County has kept houses clean when residents simply haven’t have the time...

    • What really makes ExpressCare special is the follow-up that the staff provides. “Every patient who comes in gets a follow-up call the next day to see how they’re doing and if they have any further questions or any further needs,” said Mel Kougle, director of marketing (right).Photo by Dylan Roche
      What really makes ExpressCare special is the follow-up that the staff provides. “Every patient who comes in gets a follow-up call the next day to see how they’re doing and if they have any further questions or any further needs,” said Mel Kougle, director of marketing (right).

    ExpressCare Takes The Hassle Out Of Health Care

    By Dylan Roche
    Illness and injury don’t wait until it’s a convenient time for you to visit your doctor. And when it’s not a convenient time, it’s good to know that ExpressCare Urgent Care Centers are there — even in the evening and on the weekend, with no appointment necessary....
  • Pay Yourself First When Planning For Retirement

    By Jason LaBarge
    My father is the best man I know. He was the type of father who led by example. He was not the person to constantly tell me what to do or how to do things. He would show me how to do things by doing them. He was the epitome of “do what I do.” One of his mottoes was “pay yourself...
    • Nancy Fields (left) and M.J. Eckert (right) co-founded Lice Happens, a mobile head lice removal business.Photo by Maya Pottiger
      Nancy Fields (left) and M.J. Eckert (right) co-founded Lice Happens, a mobile head lice removal business.
    • Nancy Fields (left) and M.J. Eckert (right) co-founded Lice Happens, a mobile head lice removal business.Photo by Maya Pottiger
      Nancy Fields (left) and M.J. Eckert (right) co-founded Lice Happens, a mobile head lice removal business.
    • Lice Happens is a mobile head lice removal business with eight locations across the country. It uses special, precise methods to accurately screen and remove cases of head lice.Photo by Maya Pottiger
      Lice Happens is a mobile head lice removal business with eight locations across the country. It uses special, precise methods to accurately screen and remove cases of head lice.

    When Lice Happens, These Women Are Here To Help

    By Maya Pottiger
    It all started with a frantic phone call from her sister. She needed help: Her kids had contracted head lice, and she couldn’t keep missing work to try to get rid of it.

    “After helping my sister, it inspired me to think there’s got to be a better way,” said Nancy Fields,...

  • Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation Celebrates 25 Years

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    The Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation (AAEDC) recently marked the organization’s silver anniversary. County Executive Steve Schuh presented a county citation to AAEDC staff and its board of directors and gave brief remarks on AAEDC’s impact on the local and state economy...
  • Tough Love Salon Lives Up To Its Name

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    Known for being “professionally honest” with her clients, Lisa Cardillo founded Tough Love Salon with the concept providing straight talk in the spirit of doing what’s right to help people achieve their best look. She and her team recently joined the GSPACC and other members of...
  • PedalPower Kids Encourages Young Cyclists

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    After a successful first spring and summer, PedalPower Kids held a ribbon cutting through the Greater Severna Park & Arnold Chamber of Commerce to celebrate its opening. Under the direction of Rachel Varn (seen here doing the honors of cutting), PedalPower Kids offers instruction for children...
  • SmartFit Kids Academy Gets A New Facility

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    After years of serving the Severna Park community, SmartFit Kids Academy moved into a beautiful new facility where it will be able to offer more opportunities to youth in the area. Owner Bixia Pan cut the ribbon to mark the academy’s official reopening at 780 Ritchie Highway in Severna Park.
  • Gallery 564 Opens To Showcase Local Talent

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    Offering a new place for talented area artists to exhibit their work, Gallery 564 opened its doors with a formal ribbon cutting, where the honors were done by founder and owner Michael Brown. Gallery 564 is located at 564 Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard in Severna Park.

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