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  • 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...
    • 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, hoarding cleanup and unexpected death situations.

    ABRA-certified SERVPRO technicians are properly trained to approach a scene to clean and sanitize using products and equipment to minimize the time on the job. Property owners and managers can also trust that the situation is being cleaned properly, instead of a person or company that has not put the time or investment into training, education,...
  • 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 your children’s college education. And you may also be assisting your aging parents. How can you manage this juggling act?

    To begin with, you need to emphasize your retirement. Now that you are likely in or near your peak earning years, you should contribute as much as you can afford to your 401(k) or other employer-sponsored retirement plan. Your plan likely offers you a range of...
    • 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.
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  • 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...
  • How Can You Declare Your Financial Independence?Exclusive

    By Karen B. Steppler-Krieg
    Next week, we observe the Fourth of July with sparklers, picnics and parades. And living in a country that offers so much freedom, we have a lot to celebrate. But on a more personal level, you may still be working toward another type of independence: financial independence. What can you do to speed...
  • Chamber Update

    By Linda Zahn
    One of our favorite community traditions is the annual Independence Day parade, which will be held on Monday, July 4. The theme this year is “Celebrating Harmony In America.” The parade steps off promptly at 10:00am from St. Martin’s-in-the-Field Episcopal Church and Our Shepherd...
  • Hellas Restaurant And Lounge Serves Authentic Food And Entertainment

    By Zach Sparks
    When opening Hellas Restaurant and Lounge in Millersville 18 years ago, the Stavlas family knew they wanted to bring a unique concept to the area. They not only wanted to offer authentic Greek fare, but they also wanted to add local cuisine to their diverse menu.
    “We like to think of it as...
    • The team at Jaguar Land Rover of Annapolis includes sales and service staff who are happy to assist customers in making the most of new or used vehicles.Dylan Roche
      The team at Jaguar Land Rover of Annapolis includes sales and service staff who are happy to assist customers in making the most of new or used vehicles.

    Jaguar Land Rover Of Annapolis Specializes In High-Quality Products And Services

    By Dylan Roche
    Depending on whom you ask and what the circumstances are, cars could be considered either luxuries or practical necessities. But in some cases — such as at Jaguar Land Rover of Annapolis — they might be classified as both.
    “Before I came here, I didn’t really know anything...
    • (L-R) Paul Gill II, Dr. Paul W. Gill and Dea Gill have built Dr. Gill’s podiatry practice into a caring, gentle and customer-centric practice that provides an essential service to local residents.
      (L-R) Paul Gill II, Dr. Paul W. Gill and Dea Gill have built Dr. Gill’s podiatry practice into a caring, gentle and customer-centric practice that provides an essential service to local residents.

    Dr. Paul Gill Knows The Importance Of Tender Foot Care

    By Rob Odle
    We take thousands — sometimes tens of thousands — of steps every day. Our feet carry us to and from work, school, sporting events and our favorite nights out on the town. Dr. Paul Gill knows this, and he understands the importance of healthy feet. That’s why he’s dedicated...
    • Dr. Larry Steinberg (far right) stands with some of Bayside Animal Medical Center’s employees and his partner Alexandra Bray (far left). The hospital is celebrating its 20th year in 2016 and has seen some major changes over the course of its history.Rob Odle
      Dr. Larry Steinberg (far right) stands with some of Bayside Animal Medical Center’s employees and his partner Alexandra Bray (far left). The hospital is celebrating its 20th year in 2016 and has seen some major changes over the course of its history.

    Bayside Animal Medical Center Celebrates 20 Years

    By Rob Odle
    If you asked Larry Steinberg in 1979 what he would be doing in 2016, he would likely tell you “practicing veterinary medicine.” After receiving his doctorate in veterinary medicine on the cusp of 1980, Steinberg never imagined that he would be the head of his own practice, let alone...
  • Do Men And Women Invest Differently?

    By Brian Conrad - Edward Jones
    Several years ago, a book titled “Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus” was quite popular. As the title suggests, the book argues that men and women are vastly different from each other, particularly in their emotional needs and in the way they communicate. While not everyone agrees...
  • IRS And Your Right To Travel: It May Be In Danger And You Don’t Even Know It

    By Tom Cleaver - Gardiner-Appel Group
    On January 1, a new law went into effect that could put the passports of tens of thousands of U.S. taxpayers, including yours, in jeopardy. This new provision was quietly added to the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act), which was signed into law by President Obama on...

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