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    • The staff members at Arundel Federal Savings Bank are eager to serve their clients at their new location in the Severna Park Village Center.Photo by Brian Lancione
      The staff members at Arundel Federal Savings Bank are eager to serve their clients at their new location in the Severna Park Village Center.
    •  The new home of Arundel Federal Savings Bank is a larger facility, allowing the bank to offer use of safety deposit boxes and to add a full-time residential mortgage lending specialist to the staff.Photo by Brian Lancione
      The new home of Arundel Federal Savings Bank is a larger facility, allowing the bank to offer use of safety deposit boxes and to add a full-time residential mortgage lending specialist to the staff.
    • The new building provides a unique safety feature for customers with the installation of state-of-the-art safety doors from ISOTEC.Photo by Brian Lancione
      The new building provides a unique safety feature for customers with the installation of state-of-the-art safety doors from ISOTEC.

    Arundel Federal Savings Bank Has A New Home In Severna Park

    By Voice Media
    To keep pace with the growing needs of its customers, Arundel Federal Savings Bank has relocated its Benfield Road branch to 50 West McKinsey Road in the Severna Park Village Center. It will celebrate the new location with a week-long series of events starting May 11. Events will include daily...
  • Chick-fil-A At Severna Park Receives LEED Certification

    By Voice Media
    The U.S. Green Building Council recently awarded the Leadership in Energy Efficiency Design (LEED) Certificate to Chris Schenck, owner of the Chick-fil-A located on Ritchie Highway in Severna Park, and marketing director Stephen Cappello. The certification recognized Chick-fil-A’s dedication...
  • Be My Guest Catering Marks Opening Of New Location

    By Voice Media
    Sandra DeMilio, the owner of Be My Guest Catering, recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony, attended by Be My Guest staff members, family and friends, to celebrate the relocation of her business to a beautiful storefront located on Veterans Highway in Millersville. Be My Guest is a full-service...
  • Severna Park Farmers Market Opens For The Season

    By Voice Media
    Chamber members, business representatives and families convened on April 25 to celebrate the Severna Park Farmers Market’s seasonal opening. Located in the park-and-ride at the intersection of Ritchie Highway and Jones Station Road, the market features fresh produce grown by local residents.
  • New Sidewalks Make The Severna Park Community Center A Better Place

    By Voice Media
    To celebrate the recently finished sidewalks along Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard in front of the Severna Park Community Center, the GSPACC hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony in conjunction with the third annual Shape Up Severna Park event. Senator Ed Reilly, who was joined by community members, did...
  • Jing Ying Institute Of Kung Fu & Tai Chi Presents Check To SPAN

    By Voice Media
    Nancy Greer of Jing Ying Institute of Kung Fu & Tai Chi (right) presented SPAN executive director Maria DeNardo with a $6,100 check during the ribbon cutting for the new SPAN House on April 16. The funds were raised by Jing Ying at its annual holiday party and open house.
    • Rick Flater, president of W.R. Flater General Contractor, and his crew have handled home improvement jobs on both small and large scales since 2003.Photo By Luke Jackson
      Rick Flater, president of W.R. Flater General Contractor, and his crew have handled home improvement jobs on both small and large scales since 2003.

    W.R. Flater Has Remodeled Severna Park Homes Since 2003

    By Luke Jackson
    When Rick Flater and his family moved to Severna Park in 2003, he brought his business, W.R. Flater General Contractor, along with him to the area, where it has stayed ever since.

    W.R. Flater works on home improvement jobs on both small and large scales in the area. A team of four full-time and...

    • Laura and Nick Zeitz and Jess Zaleskiwicz, three Maryland residents with creative mindsets and a unique shared business vision, are excited to open Coco Couture in Severna Park.Photo by Dylan Roche
      Laura and Nick Zeitz and Jess Zaleskiwicz, three Maryland residents with creative mindsets and a unique shared business vision, are excited to open Coco Couture in Severna Park.

    People And Pets Can Enjoy Sweet Treats At Coco Couture

    By Dylan Roche
    How could a visit to the local chocolate and ice cream shop be any better? What if you could bring your dog and let Fido enjoy a treat with you? That’s the experience available to customers at Coco Couture, soon to open in Severna Park. The new chocolate shop and ice cream parlor is a family...
  • Burman Announces Plans To Close Spark Running, Expresses Thanks To Loyal Customers

    By Voice Media
    Caitlin Burman, owner of Spark Running in Park Plaza, recently announced plans to close shop later this year. Although no specific last day has been set, Burman indicated she plans to keep her doors open through early summer.

    “Spark Running has been an adventure for me, and I'm so...

    • Patrice Lyons (left) and Bonnie Garrett are part of a staff at Anne Arundel Community College that assists students in forming an educational plan before transitioning to a four-year university.Photo by Zach Sparks
      Patrice Lyons (left) and Bonnie Garrett are part of a staff at Anne Arundel Community College that assists students in forming an educational plan before transitioning to a four-year university.

    AACC Charts Successful Path For Students Of All Career Interests

    By Zach Sparks
    Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) is one of the oldest community colleges in Maryland, yet it has one of the freshest approaches to student advancement.

    “The fact that AACC has been around since the beginning of the community college movement, it has allowed for AACC to provide...

  • Wilkins Subaru Donates To The Komen Foundation

    By Voice Media
    Jay Danick (left), sales manager, and Maury Wilkins, president (center), of Wilkins Buick GMC Subaru recently presented a check to Sarah Cordi of Susan G. Komen for the Cure following the Subaru Share the Love fundraiser. During the event, the Glen Burnie-based automotive business collected...
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    By Linda Zahn
    It’s time to get ready for that great community tradition, the annual July 4th Parade. This year’s parade will be held on Saturday, July 4, at 10:00am. We’re pleased to announce the honor of being selected grand marshal is shared by three individuals this year. Coleman Eldridge,...
  • Chamber Update

    By Linda Zahn
    April is finally here! It’s time to think about the Greater Severna Park and Arnold Chamber of Commerce Independence Day Parade. The event will be held on Saturday, July 4, beginning at 10:00am, and the theme this year is “Celebrate Diversity – Working Together”. We have...
    • Russell Bear, president of Bear Landscaping, advises early spring cleanups especially after a long, cold winter.Photo by Dylan Roche
      Russell Bear, president of Bear Landscaping, advises early spring cleanups especially after a long, cold winter.

    Bear Landscaping Takes The Bear Out Of Winter

    By Darrell Mak
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    • Simple Sands owner John Sparkman (middle) and his staff offer a variety of tasty sandwiches, wraps, salads, soups and breakfast items in a friendly atmosphere that is a throwback to the traditional deli.Photo by Zach Sparks
      Simple Sands owner John Sparkman (middle) and his staff offer a variety of tasty sandwiches, wraps, salads, soups and breakfast items in a friendly atmosphere that is a throwback to the traditional deli.

    Simple Sands Revives Old-Time Deli Atmosphere

    By Zach Sparks
    When John Sparkman opened Simple Sands Deli in 2012, he wanted to provide exceptional customer service and a fresh take on the modern deli. Then a part owner at Cheeseburger in Paradise in Pasadena, he also knew his plan for Simple Sands might need some tinkering.

     

    “I wanted to...

    • Shannon Reed (left), who has 16 years of professional nail care experience, owns and operates Nail Designs by Shannon out of Fabu Salon and Spa in Severna Park. Crystal Parks (right) is one of her highly qualified nail care specialists. Photo by Shawn Brubaker
      Shannon Reed (left), who has 16 years of professional nail care experience, owns and operates Nail Designs by Shannon out of Fabu Salon and Spa in Severna Park. Crystal Parks (right) is one of her highly qualified nail care specialists.

    Nail Designs By Shannon Offers A Polished Experience

    By Shawn Brubaker
    Shannon Reed’s goal for her business, Nail Designs by Shannon, is simple, yet it was one that had been surprisingly elusive for other businesses she observed before opening: When clients sit down for appointments, Reed wants them to walk away happy. Since opening in 2010, Nails Designs by...
    • Sports and Imports president Gus Kurtz (middle left) and other members of the Sports and Imports family help buyers young and old find the right vehicle at a reasonable price. The business has become the largest independent automobile dealer in Anne Arundel County.Photo by Zach Sparks
      Sports and Imports president Gus Kurtz (middle left) and other members of the Sports and Imports family help buyers young and old find the right vehicle at a reasonable price. The business has become the largest independent automobile dealer in Anne Arundel County.

    Customers Find Big Savings At Sports And Imports

    By Zach Sparks
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  • Celebrate The End Of Tax Season At RPS’ Shredding Party

    By Dylan Roche
    Sighs of relief will be heard all across town on April 15 as citizens finish filing their taxes and put all the associated stress behind them. To celebrate, Retirement Planning Services Inc. (RPS) will hold its first-ever community shredding party and ice cream social on Thursday, April 16, from...
  • Be My Guest Opens Location In Millersville

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    A family-owned and –operated business, Be My Guest Catering LLC is excited to announce the opening of its new location at 8258 Veterans Highway, Suite 11, in Millersville. Be My Guest is a full-service catering and event-planning service for weddings, graduations, corporate events and...
    • At Cohl Chiropractic Center, Drs. Robert and Robin Cohl have helped countless patients achieve a more effective life through state-of-the-art chiropractic, physical therapy and rehabilitation for the treatment of spinal and other musculoskeletal conditions.Photo by Dylan Roche
      At Cohl Chiropractic Center, Drs. Robert and Robin Cohl have helped countless patients achieve a more effective life through state-of-the-art chiropractic, physical therapy and rehabilitation for the treatment of spinal and other musculoskeletal conditions.

    Cohl Chiropractic Center Offers A Hands-On Approach

    By Dylan Roche
    When Drs. Robert and Robin Cohl decided to bring their chiropractic practice from New York to the Maryland area, they looked at many communities from Northern Virginia to Rockville and Howard County. When they discovered Severna Park, they knew they had found what they sought - as Robert recalled,...
    • Anne Arundel Medical Center’s Pasadena Pavilion, which opened in 2014, is among the award-winning health system’s many facilities that fulfill its mission of bringing medical services close to where community members live and work.Photo by Dylan Roche
      Anne Arundel Medical Center’s Pasadena Pavilion, which opened in 2014, is among the award-winning health system’s many facilities that fulfill its mission of bringing medical services close to where community members live and work.

    AAMC Brings Wellness To Where It’s Needed Most

    By Dylan Roche
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