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  • Chamber Update

    By Linda Zahn
    Spring is here! The Greater Severna Park and Arnold Chamber of Commerce has some exciting events to share.
    On May 21, the chamber is teaming up with ASPIRE to bring the popular Capitol Steps to Severna Park High School. The event is at 8:00pm, and if you haven’t heard the Capitol Steps, you...
    • At RockWell Fitness, owner Sean Kostkowski (center) and his team are dedicated to offering the best possible service at an affordable price.Dylan Roche
      At RockWell Fitness, owner Sean Kostkowski (center) and his team are dedicated to offering the best possible service at an affordable price.

    RockWell Fitness Meets Severna Park’s Wellness Needs

    By Dylan Roche
    When Sean Kostkowski assumed ownership of RockWell Fitness in 2014, the acquisition seemed as if it were meant to be. The fitness center, previously known as Sport Fit, had been a nearly 20-year mainstay in the Severna Park community; Kostkowski had enjoyed a couple of years of success as owner of...
    • Little Carmine’s owner Stefanie DiBenedetto (right) said that she and her husband Gennaro founded the restaurant with “easy dining” in mind. While the eating experience is totally hassle-free, the DiBenedettos certainly spared no expense in creating an authentic and delicious Italian dining experience.Rob Odle
      Little Carmine’s owner Stefanie DiBenedetto (right) said that she and her husband Gennaro founded the restaurant with “easy dining” in mind. While the eating experience is totally hassle-free, the DiBenedettos certainly spared no expense in creating an authentic and delicious Italian dining experience.

    Little Carmine’s Serves Severna Park Guests A Slice Of Italy

    By Rob Odle
    Like stepping into a café in the heart of Sicily, Little Carmine’s is filled with the sights, smells and sounds of a true Italian eatery. Pizzas of all varieties decorate the front counter, garnished generously with fresh toppings just waiting to appease any appetite. The dining area...
    • (L-R) At Baker Sisters Family Dental Care, Kimberly Palmer, Wendy Chaplain, Jessica Baker, Amanda Baker and Heather Harrington put patients at ease, while bringing them beautiful, healthy smiles.Zach Sparks
      (L-R) At Baker Sisters Family Dental Care, Kimberly Palmer, Wendy Chaplain, Jessica Baker, Amanda Baker and Heather Harrington put patients at ease, while bringing them beautiful, healthy smiles.

    At Baker Sisters Family Dental Care, Dentistry Is Stress-Free

    By Zach Sparks
    Most people have heard the saying, “The best things come in threes,” and you won’t hear an objection from Amanda, Jessica and Alison Baker – a trio of siblings that owns Baker Sisters Family Dental Care.
    The sisters opened the dentistry in 2012, when they found the perfect...
    • Dr. Rick Branson (second from left), head of school at Indian Creek, oversaw five juniors as they worked on a cystic fibrosis genetics worksheet in Ms. Redd’s (far right) biology class. Students of all ages at ICS are treated to an educational approach based on researched and proven neuroscience-rich practices.Rob Odle
      Dr. Rick Branson (second from left), head of school at Indian Creek, oversaw five juniors as they worked on a cystic fibrosis genetics worksheet in Ms. Redd’s (far right) biology class. Students of all ages at ICS are treated to an educational approach based on researched and proven neuroscience-rich practices.

    Indian Creek School Takes A Unique Approach To Success For Students Of All Ages

    By Rob Odle
    “Our future is less about building buildings, although that’s important,” said Dr. Rick Branson, head of school at Indian Creek. “It’s really more about always being mindful of what we provide on a daily basis for kids.”
    Founded in 1973, Indian Creek School is a...
  • Latest Social Security Changes Could Slash Benefits

    By Darrell Mak
    All of the talk about the Social Security system eventually becoming insolvent has prompted Congress to tighten the purse strings on worker benefits. In its latest action, Congress is quickly closing a few Social Security loopholes, and eligible workers need to act fast to preserve their advantages.

    Two well-used claiming strategies – “file and suspend” and “restricted application” – are being eliminated. “The changes could significantly reduce benefits over a lifetime,” warned Jason LaBarge, managing partner at Premier Planning Group in Annapolis. “All of the suspension strategies are getting eliminated because the government thought...
  • Kirsten’s Cakery Celebrates Five-Year Anniversary With Beautiful New Shop

    By Voice Media
    Kirsten Rose and the staff at Kirsten’s Cakery welcomed area business owners to a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the shop’s five-year anniversary and the grand opening of the bakery’s new location in Severna Park Village Shopping Center.
  • Smoothie King Brings Healthy Treats To Severna Park

    By Voice Media
    Franchise owner Austin Hulbirt was joined by family, employees and the Greater Severna Park and Arnold Chamber of Commerce during his pre-grand-opening ribbon cutting ceremony for Smoothie King. The smoothie-centered addition to Severna Park will provide healthy and delicious treats to residents...
  • IHOP Brings Breakfast To Jumpers Junctions

    By Voice Media
    Franchise owner Sattar Shaik (center) stands alongside Nick Capri (center right) and Leo Oropeza (center left), both of IHOP Corporate, as he prepares to do the honors of ribbon cutting at a Greater Severna Park and Arnold Chamber of Commerce ceremony. The day was packed with fun and excitement...
  • HoneyBaked Ham Co. & Café Warms Up New Location

    By Voice Media
    Ken Higgins, owner of HoneyBaked Ham Co. & Café, recently welcomed the Severna Park community to a ribbon cutting in celebration of the store’s new location at 560-H Ritchie Highway in Park Plaza.
  • Benfield Automotive Cruises Into Town

    By Voice Media
    Derek Rogers, owner of Benfield Automotive, was joined by his family members and community well-wishers for a grand opening and ribbon cutting sponsored by the Greater Severna Park and Arnold Chamber of Commerce. Benfield Automotive is located at 537 Benfield Road in Severna Park.
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  • Huntington Learning Center Is Ready To Educate

    By Voice Media
    Cheryl Queen, director of Huntington Learning Center, recently greeted community leaders for a GSPACC-sponsored ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate her ownership of the tutoring and exam prep center located at 8141 Ritchie Highway, suite A, in Pasadena.
  • Chamber Update

    By Linda Zahn
    The Greater Severna Park and Arnold Chamber of Commerce will host the 2016 Family Wellness Expo on Saturday, April 2. The expo will be at Westfield Annapolis Mall (Nordstrom – Lord and Taylor corridor/Section B) starting at 10:00am. The show will run throughout the day, with information on...
    • Nick Rivers, founder and owner of Nick Rivers Gutters, started his business as a one-man weekend operation. Today, he employs a team to help him clean gutters full time.Rob Odle
      Nick Rivers, founder and owner of Nick Rivers Gutters, started his business as a one-man weekend operation. Today, he employs a team to help him clean gutters full time.

    Nick Rivers Leaves Your Gutters Looking Better Than New

    By Rob Odle
    Nick Rivers is a man brimming with passion. His focus and talent has built Nick Rivers Gutters from a one-man weekend operation to a five-man home services powerhouse in just 15 years. Services offered have grown just as his workforce has, as NRG now offers everything from a simple gutter cleaning...
    • Villa Builders handles remodeling differently. Under the leadership of founder and president Jeff Hall, Villa Builders ensures a thorough and rewarding experience in completing any and all home projects, whether it’s a whole-house renovation or simply the replacement of the front door.Dylan Roche
      Villa Builders handles remodeling differently. Under the leadership of founder and president Jeff Hall, Villa Builders ensures a thorough and rewarding experience in completing any and all home projects, whether it’s a whole-house renovation or simply the replacement of the front door.

    Villa Builders Makes Home Remodeling A Stress-Less Endeavor

    By Dylan Roche
    A home renovation project can be an overwhelming ordeal. In addition to making countless decisions, you are subjecting the condition and privacy of your home to total strangers who will be working there while the renovation is underway.
    Villa Builders handles remodeling differently. Under the...
    • Edward Jones financial adviser Brian Conrad and senior branch office administrator Nicci DeAngelo help clients on a path to financial stability and growth.Zach Sparks
      Edward Jones financial adviser Brian Conrad and senior branch office administrator Nicci DeAngelo help clients on a path to financial stability and growth.

    At Edward Jones, Brian Conrad Delivers Financial Piece Of Mind

    By Zach Sparks
    When people think of a financial planner, they may envision going to an office where wealthy business men and women congregate to trade advice while speaking in cryptic terms.
    “It’s not a scary place,” assured Brian Conrad, a financial adviser with Edward Jones who uses everyday...
    • (L-R) Longtime employee Stephanie Lavis and mother-daughter unit Barbara Daniels and Dawn Wilson make up the three-woman team at Side Street Framers, a family-run business.Zach Sparks
      (L-R) Longtime employee Stephanie Lavis and mother-daughter unit Barbara Daniels and Dawn Wilson make up the three-woman team at Side Street Framers, a family-run business.

    All In The Family: Side Street Framers

    By Zach Sparks
    Only about one-third of small businesses survive 10 years or more, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and while it’s notable that Side Street Framers & gift gallery is now in its 27th year, it’s even more remarkable that its three current employees have been with the...
  • Severn River Dental Health Center Relocates To Park Plaza

    By Voice Media
    Drs. Yeremi Canizales and Amanda McPherson recently welcomed guests to a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate their new location in Park Plaza, where they will be better able to serve their patients in a state-of-the-art facility. Severn River Dental Health Center is located at 572 Ritchie Highway...
  • SERVPRO Of Annapolis/Severna Park Celebrates 40 Years Of Service

    By Darrell Mak
    On March 19, 1976, Mike Whittles was among the first franchise owners of SERVPRO, a company that has since become a trusted leader in the disaster restoration industry. A popular local figure, Mike was involved with local football. Although Mike passed away in 2012, his family carried on his work....
  • Arundel Federal Savings Bank Opens New Loan Office In Severna Park

    By Voice Media
    Arundel Federal continues to expand its lending footprint in Anne Arundel County with the opening of a new loan office at its Severna Park branch, located at 50 West McKinsey Road. The new loan office is staffed by seasoned loan originator Amanda Baxley and is open from 9:00am to 4:30pm daily. The...
  • Construction Is Now Underway At College Parkway CenterExclusive

    By Dylan Roche
    College Parkway Center in Arnold is finally seeing some greatly anticipated renovations. After many months of planning, the Broadneck Development Corporation has begun construction on a breezeway between O’Loughlin’s Restaurant and Pub and Port Tack Wine & Spirits. Additionally, the...

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