February 21, 2017
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    • Owner Scott Palmer bought the building on the corner of 542 Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard after an exhaustive search in Anne Arundel County.Rob Odle
      Owner Scott Palmer bought the building on the corner of 542 Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard after an exhaustive search in Anne Arundel County.
    • The weathervane atop the building’s roof is the only remaining piece of the business that have occupied the space before Palmer.Rob Odle
      The weathervane atop the building’s roof is the only remaining piece of the business that have occupied the space before Palmer.

    The Park Salon And Barber Creates A Modern Space With Historical Ties

    By Rob Odle
    If you’ve driven down the 500 block of Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard recently, you may have noticed a bright new face on the side of the road. If you haven’t passed by yet, you’re guaranteed to notice the modern look and extreme curb appeal of the Park Salon and Barber on your...
    • At Brown’s Toyota of Glen Burnie, giving back to the community is as important as selling vehicles. In October, the team wore pink shirts in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.Provided
      At Brown’s Toyota of Glen Burnie, giving back to the community is as important as selling vehicles. In October, the team wore pink shirts in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

    Brown’s Toyota Offers Longevity To Customers, Generosity To Everyone

    By Zach Sparks
    At Brown’s Toyota of Glen Burnie, hardworking employees are often promoted from within, a concept that is familiar to John Stefero, who ascended the ranks both in baseball as a former Orioles catcher and in the automotive industry, all the way from salesperson to general manager.
    Stefero...
  • What Is A Fiduciary?

    By Jason LaBarge
    The dictionary defines the word fiduciary as an adjective “involving trust, especially with regard to the relationship between a trustee and a beneficiary.” As a noun, the dictionary defines fiduciary simply as “a trustee.”
    Over the past several months, the financial...
  • Arundel FSB Promotes Three Officers

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    At its annual meeting on January 18, the Arundel Federal Savings Bank board of directors authorized three officer promotions. Charles E. Wagner was appointed vice president of residential lending, Tracy McQuoid was appointed assistant secretary and Melissa Schmidt-Fruits was appointed assistant...
  • Go With The FLOW

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    Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corporation (AAWDC) is starting 2017 with a new and exciting initiative for eligible county residents ages 18-24 who are currently not in school.

    At no cost, FLOW (First Level of Work) offers career exploration, essential workplace skills training, job readiness assessments and consultation, occupational training and job placement assistance. After attending an information session, prospective participants will sign up for one of three career exploration sessions offered through late February to identify their place in the workforce and career goals, and determine a plan to achieve their career goals. The FLOW initiative will run March through May 2017...
  • Firehouse Subs Prepares To Extinguish Hunger

    By Larry Sells
    Ron and Cassie Pivarnik, owners of Firehouse Subs in Severna Park, cut the ribbon to celebrate the opening of their business at a ceremony held by the Greater Severna Park and Arnold Chamber of Commerce. Firehouse Subs is located at 574 Ritchie Highway in Severna Park.
  • Happy 25th, Karen Renee Interior Design!

    By Voice Media
    Karen Osborne, president of Karen Renee Interior Design, couldn’t resist smiling as she welcomed a crowd of loyal supporters to a ribbon cutting celebrating her 25th anniversary. Karen Renee Interior Design is located at 540 Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard in Severna Park.
  • Block Advisors Brings Its Wisdom To Pasadena And Severna Park

    By Voice Media
    Office manager Sheilla Banks (third from left, in blue) watched as her staff members with Block Advisors did the honors at their ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of their Pasadena location. Block Advisors is located at 8028 Ritchie Highway, Suite 110, in Pasadena.

    Shoregate Partners Acquires Retail Building In AnnapolisExclusive

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    ShoreGate Partners, an Easton-based commercial real estate investment, management and development company has acquired 209 Chinquapin Round Road, a 32,000-square-foot retail/warehouse building situated in the Annapolis Design District section of Anne Arundel County. The company purchased the...
  • Join Our Editorial Team! We Are Currently Seeking A Full-Time Staff Writer

    By Dylan Roche
    If you love to write and keep your finger to the pulse of what’s happening in the community, then we have the job for you! The Severna Park Voice, along with its sister publication Pasadena Voice, is currently seeking a full-time member of its editorial staff. This dynamic, self-motivated...
  • Chamber Update

    By Linda Zahn
    Happy New Year! The Greater Severna Park and Arnold Chamber of Commerce is excited about 2017 because this is our 60th anniversary! Formed in 1957 by Walter Winkelmeyer, the chamber has grown into a vibrant organization concerned with the health and growth of our business community, our schools and...
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    • Alan Lee has more than 20 years of experience working in various area restaurants, but he claims that he loves Beijing the most “because of the people.”
      Alan Lee has more than 20 years of experience working in various area restaurants, but he claims that he loves Beijing the most “because of the people.”

    Alan Lee Brings Years Of Experience And Delicious Creativity To Beijing Chinese Restaurant

    By Rob Odle
    Since immigrating to the United States in 1990, Alan Lee has spent almost every waking moment inside a restaurant.
    His first job on U.S. soil was at a restaurant, and within five years, he had already started his own eatery in Glen Burnie. Lee’s entrepreneurial journey expanded quickly, and...
    • Rick Gilbreath (far left) brought Edible Arrangements to Severna Park about eight years ago because he was fascinated by the product concept, which was new to the gift-giving market.
      Rick Gilbreath (far left) brought Edible Arrangements to Severna Park about eight years ago because he was fascinated by the product concept, which was new to the gift-giving market.

    Edible Arrangements Thrives With A Fresh Take On Gift-Giving

    By Zach Sparks
    For years, dedicated spouses, siblings, children and friends have bought flowers for their loved ones to celebrate momentous life occasions. But flowers aren’t the only option when it comes to expressing gratitude, congratulations or even sympathy. Edible Arrangements in Severna Park has...
    • For 29 years, Frank Taglienti has helped homebuyers and sellers in the Severna Park area understand the complexities of the real estate process.
      For 29 years, Frank Taglienti has helped homebuyers and sellers in the Severna Park area understand the complexities of the real estate process.

    Frank Taglienti Values Unique Relationships With Buyers And Sellers

    By Dylan Roche
    On reality TV shows, a family might get the chance to describe their dream house, look at three different options and then pick one that best fits (all in just 30 minutes with commercial breaks, of course).
    But in real life, buying a home is more complicated, and for that reason, Frank Taglienti...
  • Now Is The Time To Start Retirement Planning

    By Jason LaBarge
    My mother has told me all my life, “If it’s meant to be, then it’s up to me.” When I was in high school trying to make the team or make the grade, my mother always responded with this wise quip, but I didn’t really understand it. Yes, I understood that she meant I...

    Senior Helpers Opens New Location In Severna Park

    By Dylan Roche
    Senior Helpers, which provides professionally trained at-home care throughout Anne Arundel County and beyond, recently opened its office in Severna Park in the Robinson Crossing shopping center. Sarah Pellito, director of client care, and Jamie Sharkey, president and CEO, greeted members of the...
  • Chamber Update

    By Linda Zahn
    The holiday season is a fantastic time of year in many ways. It’s filled with beauty and the warmth that comes from spending time with family and friends. The spirit of Christmas spreads a special glow, even on days when we feel overwhelmed. I wish you and yours a truly magical holiday season...
    • Harold Murnane III (left) and Peter O’Neill of Murnane & O’Neill Attorneys At Law, recently celebrated 30 years of legal success.Photo by Rob Odle
      Harold Murnane III (left) and Peter O’Neill of Murnane & O’Neill Attorneys At Law, recently celebrated 30 years of legal success.

    Murnane & O’Neill Celebrate 30 Years Of Success

    By Rob Odle
    “We’ve Been Together Longer Than Most Marriages In This Day And Age.”
    Murnane & O’Neill Attorneys At Law, aptly named after founders Harold Murnane III and Peter O’Neill, is celebrating 30 years of success in practicing law, but also the attainment of an...
    • Salloum “Sam” Habib opened Habib Mediterranean Market in November 2015 because he saw a need for an ethnic market in Anne Arundel County.
      Salloum “Sam” Habib opened Habib Mediterranean Market in November 2015 because he saw a need for an ethnic market in Anne Arundel County.
    • Salloum “Sam” Habib opened Habib Mediterranean Market in November 2015 because he saw a need for an ethnic market in Anne Arundel County.
      Salloum “Sam” Habib opened Habib Mediterranean Market in November 2015 because he saw a need for an ethnic market in Anne Arundel County.

    Habib Mediterranean Market Serves A Special Niche In The Community

    By Zach Sparks
    After 25 years as a successful business owner overseeing restaurants and liquor stores, Severna Park resident Salloum “Sam” Habib wanted to target a different need in the community: food and household goods for Anne Arundel County’s Middle East and Mediterranean population.
    In...
    • In an atmosphere that is modern and efficient yet warm and friendly, Dr. Paul Kinsey of Severn River Cosmetic & Family Dentistry uses the latest technology and techniques for his patients’ dental health.Photo by Dylan Roche
      In an atmosphere that is modern and efficient yet warm and friendly, Dr. Paul Kinsey of Severn River Cosmetic & Family Dentistry uses the latest technology and techniques for his patients’ dental health.

    Dr. Paul Kinsey Combines Artistry And Science In Dentistry Practice

    By Dylan Roche
    “It’s a wonderful time to be a dentist.”
    That’s how Dr. Paul Kinsey, founder and owner of Severn River Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, views the advancements and modern capabilities of dental health and medicine today. “I never thought in dental school I’d be...
  • The Election Aftermath — What Does It Mean For Your Wallet?

    By Jason LaBarge
    November was certainly an interesting month. While the election results were surprising to some, it is important to keep things in perspective and not let the results negatively impact your portfolio. The most important thing to do is not panic. This should be the first lesson in investing and...

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