April 22, 2018
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  • Chamber Update

    By Liz League
    We are excited to announce our newest members of the chamber: Inspiring HR, Chris Carr, Monument Sotheby’s International Realty, Sierra Pacific Mortgage Company, Budding Voices LLC, EscapeTime, Hope Springs Community Church, Total View Home Inspections, Bulldog Bikes and Floats, Tracey...
    • Billie Edwards (center), a participant in the 2018 Brave The Shave event, stands with O’Loughlin’s owner Tom Crawford (left) and volunteer event organizer Tom Suit.Photo Provided
      Billie Edwards (center), a participant in the 2018 Brave The Shave event, stands with O’Loughlin’s owner Tom Crawford (left) and volunteer event organizer Tom Suit.

    Community Contributors: O’Loughlin’s Aims For $100,000 In 10th Year Of Fundraising For St. Baldrick’s Foundation

    By Dylan Roche
    About 2,000 people stopped by O’Loughlin’s Restaurant & Pub throughout the afternoon of Sunday, March 4, for the 10th annual Brave The Shave event to raise money for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation to fight childhood cancer. Among those 2,000 guests, about 100 dedicated donors...
    • Owners George and Nisha Panchigar were surrounded by 7-Eleven executives and a large group of other supporters as they cut the ceremonial ribbon at their grand opening on March 30.Photo by Lonnie Lancione
      Owners George and Nisha Panchigar were surrounded by 7-Eleven executives and a large group of other supporters as they cut the ceremonial ribbon at their grand opening on March 30.
    • Nisha and George Panchigar were joined by a group of community well-wishers as they officially opened their new 7-Eleven location in Arnold with a ribbon cutting ceremony.Photo by Larry Sells
      Nisha and George Panchigar were joined by a group of community well-wishers as they officially opened their new 7-Eleven location in Arnold with a ribbon cutting ceremony.
    • The new 7-Eleven store on Ritchie Highway will be the model for all future stores, according to Nisha and George Panchigar. The stores are environmentally friendly, and the shelves are higher with wider aisles to be more accommodating to customers.Photo by Maya Pottiger
      The new 7-Eleven store on Ritchie Highway will be the model for all future stores, according to Nisha and George Panchigar. The stores are environmentally friendly, and the shelves are higher with wider aisles to be more accommodating to customers.

    New 7-Eleven Opens In Arnold

    By Maya Pottiger
    Those driving down Ritchie Highway in Arnold will notice a new haven for taquitos and Big Gulps. That’s right, a new 7-Eleven has opened in Arnold.
     

    This location is owned by Nisha and George Panchigar, and it’s their third 7-Eleven store. The couple has been in the 7-Eleven...

  • Ledo Pizza Unveils Its New Look

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    Following a renovation to give its dining room a modern look, Ledo Pizza & Pasta of Severna Park was proud to show off its changes at a ribbon cutting sponsored by the Greater Severna Park & Arnold Chamber of Commerce. Ledo Pizza & Pasta is located at 552 Ritchie Highway in Severna Park.
  • Monument Sotheby's Opens New Office In Severna Park

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    The team at the Carol Snyder Group of Monument Sotheby’s International Realty welcomed members of the Greater Severna Park and Arnold Chamber of Commerce, elected officials and other community well-wishers for a ribbon cutting to mark the official opening of a new office at 537-A Baltimore-...
  • PRMI Welcomes Industry Veteran to Local Lending Team

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    Primary Residential Mortgage Inc. (PRMI), one of the nation’s top mortgage lenders serving Maryland for 15 years, is proud to welcome mortgage industry veteran and Annapolis native Mary Beth Henderson as the newest senior loan officer in its Severna Park office.

    “We are thrilled to have Mary Beth join our team,” said Kyndle Quinones, Severna Park branch manager. “With her knowledge and experience, she will help us achieve our goal of financing our neighbors’ dreams of homeownership, all while giving each client a personal and positive experience. Whether Mary Beth is working with a first-time homebuyer or an experienced borrower, she strives to exceed...
  • 2017 Isn’t Over Yet

    By Jason LaBarge
    According to Forbes, only one in three Americans has saved money for retirement. Over the next 20 years, 10,000 baby boomers will turn 65 every day. If only one in three have saved anything, only 3,333 of those 10,000 people have saved for their retirement.

    That’s alarming, especially since the IRS has several plans available for stashing money. Did you know that the deadline for 2017 contributions is right around the corner? You have until April 15 to contribute for 2017. Here are a few plans and the amounts you can contribute.

    The first plan is your traditional 401k at work. Most employers offer this as a benefit for working for their company. In fact, 42 percent of employers...
  • Chamber Update

    By Liz League
    Severna Park and Arnold are beautiful and unique communities where we shop, dine, live and play. We love our communities and many of us have lived here all our lives. We can drive anywhere in Maryland, skiing at Wisp Resort in the winter and enjoying the Ocean City beach in the summer.
    We can...
    • Heather Wehnert and Keith Austin, co-owners of Heat Cardio Club, strive to make the gym a space where members of the community feel welcomed, at home and comfortable to get the best workout possible.Photo by Maya Pottiger
      Heather Wehnert and Keith Austin, co-owners of Heat Cardio Club, strive to make the gym a space where members of the community feel welcomed, at home and comfortable to get the best workout possible.
    • Heather Wehnert and Keith Austin, co-owners of Heat Cardio Club, strive to make the gym a space where members of the community feel welcomed, at home and comfortable to get the best workout possible.Photo by Maya Pottiger
      Heather Wehnert and Keith Austin, co-owners of Heat Cardio Club, strive to make the gym a space where members of the community feel welcomed, at home and comfortable to get the best workout possible.

    Community Contributors: Heat Cardio Club Already Making Its Mark On Severna Park

    By Maya Pottiger
    Heat Cardio Club is making working out fun again.
    The new space, which opened in September, is a cross between a gym and a night club. In fact, the workouts feature club lights.
    This, of course, was by design.
    “There aren’t lights on. Nobody is pointing at them telling them that they...
    • Maryland Performing Arts Center has matured into a new facility, which offers 6,000 square feet of space for multiple dance studios.Photo by Dylan Roche
      Maryland Performing Arts Center has matured into a new facility, which offers 6,000 square feet of space for multiple dance studios.
    • Maryland Performing Arts Center has matured into a new facility, which offers 6,000 square feet of space for multiple dance studios.Photo by Dylan Roche
      Maryland Performing Arts Center has matured into a new facility, which offers 6,000 square feet of space for multiple dance studios.

    Maryland Performing Arts Center Opens Beautiful New Location

    By Dylan Roche
    Following six months of renovation, the new Maryland Performing Arts Center facility opened its doors to students in early March. Modeled to capture the look and feel of a New York-style studio — with exposed light bulbs, duct work and brick walls — the state-of-the-art studio offers...
  • Planning For Retirement Is Like Climbing Mount Everest

    By Jason LaBarge
    The struggle to climb to the summit of the highest mountain on Earth at 29,029 feet above sea level is long, arduous and fraught with danger. Sir Edmund Hillary is recognized as the first person to succeed in conquering Mount Everest. Although he may not have been the first to summit (there is...
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  • Jing Ying Donates To Alzheimer’s Association

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    Following a first year participating in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, the Jing Ying Institute of Kung Fu & Tai Chi – which claimed the title of top fundraiser in Anne Arundel County – was happy to have Dawn Lewis (second from right), development and community relations...
    • The newly redesigned Ledo Pizza in Severna Park looks fresh, open and modern.Photo Provided
      The newly redesigned Ledo Pizza in Severna Park looks fresh, open and modern.
    • The newly redesigned Ledo Pizza in Severna Park looks fresh, open and modern.Photo Provided
      The newly redesigned Ledo Pizza in Severna Park looks fresh, open and modern.

    Ledo Pizza Unveils A New Look

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    If you stop by Severna Park’s Ledo Pizza location, you might notice that it looks a little different inside. Owner Martin Gorman decided the restaurant needed a new look, so last September, he met with a designer to come up with something fresh, open and modern.
    The project took about six...
  • EscapeTime Opens First Location In Severna Park

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    A team of native Anne Arundel County real estate professionals is bringing a new entertainment venue to Severna Park Market Center.
    With the grand opening of its first location at 487 Ritchie Highway, EscapeTime will offer the opportunity for team-building, birthday celebrations and a night out to...

    Kris-Leigh Catered Living Reopens Following Renovation

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    Kris-Leigh Catered Living was proud to partner with the Greater Severna Park and Arnold Chamber of Commerce for a recent grand reopening and ribbon cutting ceremony at its Severna Park location. Both visitors and families alike have shared the sentiment that it is nice to have an elegant assisted...
  • Chamber Update

    By Liz League
    In the mid ‘70s, Bill Gates dreamed of a world where there would be “a computer on every desk and in every home.” His dream didn’t quite happen overnight. In the early stages, computers were often used only as word processors and the internet was as uncharted as “space...
    • Homestead Gardens’ Davidsonville headquarters opened in 1973.Photo by Maya Pottiger
      Homestead Gardens’ Davidsonville headquarters opened in 1973.
    • Homestead Gardens diversified its product mix to include lifestyle items in order to extend its selling season and provide more options to customers.Photo by Maya Pottiger
      Homestead Gardens diversified its product mix to include lifestyle items in order to extend its selling season and provide more options to customers.
    • Every spring, Homestead Gardens hosts its annual flower show. The entire store is decorated with a different theme and tons of flowers.Photo by Maya Pottiger
      Every spring, Homestead Gardens hosts its annual flower show. The entire store is decorated with a different theme and tons of flowers.

    Homestead Gardens Celebrates Its 45th Anniversary

    By Maya Pottiger
    Brian Riddle grew up spending his afternoons at Homestead Gardens.
     

    His father purchased the Central Avenue property in Davidsonville in 1973. Since then, it has served as the headquarters for Homestead Gardens.
     

    “Being a young child and going to elementary school, I...

    • Simple Sands is now open again during daytime and evening hours. Owner John Sparkman has fresh ideas for the menu and the future of his business.Photo by Zach Sparks
      Simple Sands is now open again during daytime and evening hours. Owner John Sparkman has fresh ideas for the menu and the future of his business.

    Operational Changes Haven’t Slowed Down Simple Sands

    By Zach Sparks
    The emails to John Sparkman poured in as people drove past Simple Sands at night only to see that the “open” sign was not illuminated. That trend continued from March 2017 until this fall, when the restaurateur was able to again open his store in the evening, extending close time from 3...
    • At a GSPACC ribbon cutting, the leadership team behind Alta CPA Group celebrated their new venture.Photo Provided
      At a GSPACC ribbon cutting, the leadership team behind Alta CPA Group celebrated their new venture.

    Business Leaders Combine To Form Alta CPA Group

    By Voice Media
    Alta CPA Group could be called a combination of forces to be reckoned with. The established Clark Perlin LLC and Griffith and Ragula of the former Toal, Griffith and Ragula LLC have merged to form Alta CPA Group, a full-service CPA firm offering tax, audit and accounting consultation and CFO...
    • Annapolis Home Brew, now under new ownership, gives hobbyist beer brewers and winemakers a place to find all the equipment and ingredients they need.Photo by Dylan Roche
      Annapolis Home Brew, now under new ownership, gives hobbyist beer brewers and winemakers a place to find all the equipment and ingredients they need.

    Annapolis Home Brew Provides Tools For A New Kind Of Hobby

    By Voice Media
    If the idea of brewing your own beer, wine, cider or some other fermented beverage seems like something you’d never be able to do from your own home, think again. Annapolis Home Brew, now under new ownership, has everything a hobbyist winemaker or beer brewer might need.
    The new president,...
    • At a recent GSPACC ribbon cutting, owners Danny O’Malley and Joe Bocek did the honors of cutting the ribbon to commemorate the opening of Park Fitness.Photo by Brian Lancione
      At a recent GSPACC ribbon cutting, owners Danny O’Malley and Joe Bocek did the honors of cutting the ribbon to commemorate the opening of Park Fitness.

    Park Fitness Is Poised To Change Lives

    By Voice Media
    A results-driven fitness facility focused heavily on its community feel and support, Park Fitness is now officially open and accepting new members.
    Founders Danny O'Malley and Joe Bocek have a combined 31 years of experience not only working in gyms but, more importantly, working as personal...

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