August 29, 2016
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  • Chamber Update

    By Linda Zahn
    One of the highlights of the summer for the Chamber of Commerce was the Fourth of July Parade. I’d like to thank some of our sponsors. The Chamber offers a platinum-level membership and those sponsorships provide added support for the parade every year. You might have noticed their banners...
    • Anne Stewart (left), director of sales and marketing, and Lisa Plummer-Leppado, executive director of Heartlands Assisted Living, strive to create an environment that promotes freedom, health, and excitement.
      Anne Stewart (left), director of sales and marketing, and Lisa Plummer-Leppado, executive director of Heartlands Assisted Living, strive to create an environment that promotes freedom, health, and excitement.

    Heartlands Assisted Living Grants Residents A New And Exciting Way Of Life

    By Rob Odle
    Since 1998, Heartlands Assisted Living at Severna Park has created an environment that provides seniors with privacy, social expansion, freedom and, most importantly, quality care.
    The staff at Heartlands is no stranger to providing the best possible experience for each of the facility’s 82...
    • Darryl Batten (left) and Darlene Bathon, two longtime employees of Gene Lilly Pools & Spas, are sought out by loyal customers who appreciate their advice on pool equipment and chemicals.
      Darryl Batten (left) and Darlene Bathon, two longtime employees of Gene Lilly Pools & Spas, are sought out by loyal customers who appreciate their advice on pool equipment and chemicals.

    Gene Lilly Pools & Spas Carries On Founder’s Philosophy

    By Dylan Roche
    Gene Lilly knew that there were two important aspects to a successful business — to change with the times, and to hire good people. That was the philosophy Lilly kept in mind when he established Gene Lilly Pools & Spas in 1969, and it was what kept his business successful in the half-...
    • Linda and Steve Hammalian, owners of Little Treasury Jewelers, specialize in high-end jewelry and diamonds, and luxury watches.
      Linda and Steve Hammalian, owners of Little Treasury Jewelers, specialize in high-end jewelry and diamonds, and luxury watches.

    Little Treasury Jewelers Is A Shining Example Of Customer Service

    By Zach Sparks
    The American Dream – for many, it may sound like an overplayed cliché, but for Linda and Steve Hammalian, owners of Little Treasury Jewelers, it’s a reality.
    Linda emigrated from China to the U.S. in the early 1990s. In 1996, she started selling silver jewelry and gemstones at a...
    • Bill Prevezanos (second from left) stands alongside his wife, Stacey (center), and nephew, Alex (second from right). Flanked by employees Celia Krohn (left) and Alexis Marsalek (right), the Prevezanos strive to create a supportive family environment for all.
      Bill Prevezanos (second from left) stands alongside his wife, Stacey (center), and nephew, Alex (second from right). Flanked by employees Celia Krohn (left) and Alexis Marsalek (right), the Prevezanos strive to create a supportive family environment for all.

    All In The Family: Donut Shack Welcomes All Employees To The Prevezanos Clan

    By Rob Odle
    Bill Prevezanos never planned on owning a family business — but, 31 years after purchasing Donut Shack, that’s the exact situation he has found himself in.
    In 1985, when Prevezanos purchased Donut Shack from a friend in an attempt to turn the business around, his wife, Stacey, was...
  • Should I Hire A Professional To Help Resolve My IRS Problems?

    By Tom Cleaver - Gardiner-Appel Group
    Sometimes, taxpayers with IRS tax problems decide to face the IRS on their own. Sometimes they hire a professional — a CPA, an attorney or an enrolled agent (EA) – but not someone who specializes in tax resolution. The best thing to do when faced with an IRS problem is to hire an expert in tax resolution so you can get the best result possible.

    Here are four reasons that hiring an EA, a CPA or an attorney is the smart thing to do if you owe money to the IRS.

    1. Contrary to popular belief, you do have rights as a taxpayer; rights you probably don’t even know exist. One of those rights is the right to representation. If an IRS revenue officer or revenue agent calls or...
  • Diversification Is Still Important for Retirees

    By Karen B. Steppler-Krieg
    During your working years, your primary investment goal is, generally, growth — you need your money to grow so that you can eventually afford the comfortable retirement lifestyle you’ve envisioned. But when you retire, should you change course and adjust your investment strategy from offense to defense?

    Actually, it’s not quite that simple. Even while you are working, you don’t want your portfolio to be completely filled with growth-oriented investments, such as stocks. If it were, you would likely be taking on a degree of investment risk that’s too high, because, as you may know, stocks will fluctuate in price, sometimes significantly. And if you own only...
  • Real Estate Industry Veterans Launch Murn ManagementExclusive

    By Voice Media
    Two real estate industry veterans – Keith Gillan and Severna Park resident Megan Pugh – have joined with the president of Maryland-based Murn Development, Chris Murn, to form a new property management company, Murn Management.
    Locally owned and operated, Murn Management will provide...
  • Sponsors And Volunteers Have A Flair For Making The Parade Happen

    By Dylan Roche
    It takes a village — to pull off an Independence Day parade, that is. A combined effort on the part of many volunteers and sponsors, Severna Park’s biggest community event of the year requires a great amount of time, money and energy from those who make the celebration possible. But...
  • Chamber Update

    By Linda Zahn
    Happy Fourth of July! We’re excited to have our annual Independence Day parade this Monday, July 4. The theme is “Celebrating Harmony In America.” Our grand marshal is David Greene, president of Friends of Anne Arundel County Trails. The parade steps off promptly at 10:00am (rain...
    • Owner Donna Reilly, and her son, Mike, general manager, have built Molly Maid of Central Anne Arundel County into a cleaning service that is just as dedicated to the community as it is to its customers.Rob Odle
      Owner Donna Reilly, and her son, Mike, general manager, have built Molly Maid of Central Anne Arundel County into a cleaning service that is just as dedicated to the community as it is to its customers.

    Molly Maid Cleans Up The Competition With Shining Customer Service

    By Rob Odle
    Nearly 18 years ago, Donna Reilly was looking to start a business that played to her interests while allowing her to spend quality time with her family. “I came across Molly Maid and thought, ‘Well, I’ve used cleaning services before and I was not particularly impressed with them...
  • Recently Archived

    • John Childs and his staff at Atlas Marble & Tile carry a range of products because homeowners have vastly different tastes and styles.Zach Sparks
      John Childs and his staff at Atlas Marble & Tile carry a range of products because homeowners have vastly different tastes and styles.

    Atlas Marble & Tile Provides The Foundation For A Beautiful Home

    By Zach Sparks
    For John Childs, owner of Atlas Marble & Tile, working in the tile industry offers a creative outlet. “It’s like fashion,” he said. “New stuff is coming out each year. It’s making people’s lives more cheerful.”
    A Severna Park resident, Childs opened...
    • “The reality is that home remodeling projects can be pricey,” Hendricks concluded. “So we want to let the homeowners know — whether it’s a small job or a large one — the customer service level is going to be maintained through the whole process.”Dylan Roche
      “The reality is that home remodeling projects can be pricey,” Hendricks concluded. “So we want to let the homeowners know — whether it’s a small job or a large one — the customer service level is going to be maintained through the whole process.”

    Landmark Roofing Fortifies Strong Customer Relationships

    By Dylan Roche
    All aspects of a house start to show their age in time, and when it comes to fixing those parts that protect their occupants from the elements — primarily roofs, but also windows and siding — homeowners want to know that they’ve hired the right person, someone whom they can trust...
  • SERVPRO Accepted Into American Bio Recovery Association

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    Diane Whittles of SERVPRO of Annapolis/Severna Park and SERVPRO of Edgewater/Deale-Churchton/Lothian has been accepted into the American Bio Recovery Association (ABRA). This affiliation means that SERVPRO has been approved and acknowledged for its expertise in bio recovery, crime scene cleanup,...
  • Gen-Xers Must Juggle Both Money And Time

    By Karen B. Steppler-Krieg
    If you’re an older member of Generation X — that is, if you were born in the early to mid 1960s — you may have a lot of “balls in the air.” You are saving for your own retirement, which might not be that far away, while at the same time possibly wanting to help pay for...
    • Patricia Wagoner (in pink, with flowers), M&T Bank’s Save & Win Sweepstakes, went with her family to receive the $5,000 check presented by the M&T team. Wagoner plans to use the prize money to fund a cruise in celebration of her grandson’s 2017 graduation.Provided
      Patricia Wagoner (in pink, with flowers), M&T Bank’s Save & Win Sweepstakes, went with her family to receive the $5,000 check presented by the M&T team. Wagoner plans to use the prize money to fund a cruise in celebration of her grandson’s 2017 graduation.

    Patricia Wagoner Cruises To M&T Bank Grand Prize

    By Judy Tacyn
    Patricia Wagoner received what she thought was a spam letter from a marketing company she didn’t recognize, letting her know that she had just won a sweepstakes contest with M&T Bank. Since she didn’t knowingly enter a sweepstakes and the letter included paperwork she was asked to...
  • Experimac Plugs In To Severna Park

    By Voice Media
    GSPACC members, elected officials and other community leaders recently joined Kevin Myers, owner of Experimac, for a ribbon cutting to commemorate the opening of his new shop specializing in the repair, sale and trade of all Apple products. Experimac is located at 487 Ritchie Highway, suite 102, in...
  • Y In Central Maryland Opens Beautiful New Facility

    By Voice Media
    John Hoey, the president and CEO of the Y in Central Maryland, was joined by several Y board members and staff, as well as a large group of community leaders, as he cut the ribbon during a ceremony that marked the opening of the new Y in Pasadena, located at 26 Magothy Beach Road.
  • Cutting Marks Grand Opening For Ten Perfect Nails & Spa

    By Voice Media
    Ten Perfect Nails & Spa owner Judy Lee cut the ceremonial ribbon during a GSPACC-hosted event to commemorate the grand opening of her new salon located in Olde Mill Village Center in Millersville.
  • Effortless Bistro Preps To Satisfy Appetites In The Park

    By Voice Media
    Laureen Vance, executive chef and owner of Effortless Bistro Personal Chef Service, made her first impression on the community at her ribbon cutting held during one of the Greater Severna Park and Arnold Chamber of Commerce’s Fly By Friday cookouts. Vance served sides and desserts to the...
  • Turning Point Is Set To Serve SP

    By Voice Media
    Erica Kinnebrew, president of Turning Point Education Services, cut the ribbon in honor of her business’ opening in Severna Park. Located at 645 Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard, suite 216-217, in Severna Park, Turning Point offers behavior analytic therapy services to children on the autism...

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