September 20, 2017
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  • Chamber Update

    By Linda Zahn
    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...
    • Many of the staff members at Sunrise have spent a decade or more working with the company and look forward to many years to come of caring for seniors.
      Many of the staff members at Sunrise have spent a decade or more working with the company and look forward to many years to come of caring for seniors.

    Sunrise Of Severna Park Celebrates 20 Years Of Memories

    By Gracie Fairfax
    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...
    • Jessica Zaleskiwicz, owner of Coco Couture, started Charity Wars to generate funds and awareness for local nonprofit organizations.
      Jessica Zaleskiwicz, owner of Coco Couture, started Charity Wars to generate funds and awareness for local nonprofit organizations.

    Coco Couture Generates Interest In (And Funds For) Local Causes Through Charity Wars Event

    By Dylan Roche
    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...
    • (L-R) Colby Ziegler, Michael Thibault, Amanda Anderson and Stacy Reeder are among The Bank of Glen Burnie staff members who work tirelessly to meet each customer’s individual needs.Photo by Zach Sparks
      (L-R) Colby Ziegler, Michael Thibault, Amanda Anderson and Stacy Reeder are among The Bank of Glen Burnie staff members who work tirelessly to meet each customer’s individual needs.

    The Bank Of Glen Burnie Is Customer-Focused And Community-Driven

    By Zach Sparks
    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

    By Jason LaBarge
    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

    By Linda Zahn
    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

    By Gracie Fairfax
    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...
    • When reflecting on his decade of operation at Severna Park Market Center, Dr. Allan Rutzen said he is most proud of the life-changing care he and his fellow doctors have provided to patients.
      When reflecting on his decade of operation at Severna Park Market Center, Dr. Allan Rutzen said he is most proud of the life-changing care he and his fellow doctors have provided to patients.

    Ophthalmologist Allan Rutzen Celebrates 10 Years Of Success Stories

    By Zach Sparks
    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...
  • Recently Archived

    • Ann Sober (right), founder and center director of Special Beginnings, joined staff member Joanne Hasman, certified nurse midwife, in blowing out the candles on a 20th birthday cake in honor of Special Beginnings’ anniversary.
      Ann Sober (right), founder and center director of Special Beginnings, joined staff member Joanne Hasman, certified nurse midwife, in blowing out the candles on a 20th birthday cake in honor of Special Beginnings’ anniversary.

    Special Beginnings Has Offered Alternative Childbirth Options For 20 Years

    By Dylan Roche
    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?

    By Jason LaBarge
    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

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    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

    By Dylan Roche
    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

    By Voice Media
    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.

    Partners In Care Moves To A New Space

    By Voice Media
    Partners In Care has a new home that combines administrative offices for the nonprofit organization with a location for The Boutique, its upscale resale shop that raises funds for its mission. The ribbon cutting for 8151-C Ritchie Highway in Pasadena also served as a farewell party for retiring CEO...

    Coale’s Automotive Cruises Into Millersville Location

    By Voice Media
    Coale’s Automotive owners Mike and Liz Coale recently cut the ceremonial ribbon to mark the relocation and grand opening of their auto repair shop during a GSPACC-hosted event, which was well attended by their staff, family, friends and other community well-wishers. Coale’s Automotive...

    Archmont Consulting Begins Endeavors In Severna Park

    By Voice Media
    Michael Bye and Alex Cabrera, founders and owners of Archmont Consulting, joined the Greater Severna Park and Arnold Chamber of Commerce for a ribbon cutting to mark the opening of their new business. Archmont Consulting is located at 238 Ritchie Highway in Severna Park.
  • What Are The Tax Consequences Of My Current Annuity?Exclusive

    By Lisa N. Clarke -- Clarke Perlin
    Do You Have Options?
    Although annuities have existed in their present form for only a few decades, the idea of paying out a stream of income to an individual or family dates back to the Roman Empire. One of the early recorded uses of annuities in the United States was by the Presbyterian Church in...
    • Brooks and Jesse McNew, who live in Severna Park and Arnold respectively, are poised to enter the exploding craft beer industry by January 2018.
      Brooks and Jesse McNew, who live in Severna Park and Arnold respectively, are poised to enter the exploding craft beer industry by January 2018.

    Local Residents Open Craft Brewing Company In StevensvilleExclusive

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    Brothers Brooks and Jesse McNew have been perfecting beer recipes for more than 20 years while operating a home brew supply and equipment store in Severna Park, and they are now poised to enter the exploding craft beer industry as the proprietors behind the new Cult Classic Brewing Company. The...

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