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    • (L-R) Clare Ryan, Cheryl Queen and Donna Stolarczyk lead a staff at Huntington Learning Center in Pasadena that is committed to helping local students succeed academically.Photo by Luke Jackson
      (L-R) Clare Ryan, Cheryl Queen and Donna Stolarczyk lead a staff at Huntington Learning Center in Pasadena that is committed to helping local students succeed academically.

    Huntington Learning Center Thrives In Anne Arundel County

    By Luke Jackson
    For families throughout Anne Arundel County, academic success doesn’t have to be achieved strictly through the schools their children attend.

    At Huntington Learning Center in Pasadena, an array of programming is provided for students ranging from kindergarten to 12th grade, though some pre...

    • With its caring team of loyal longstanding employees, Franklin’s Toys has made a difference in the lives of countless families in Severna Park.Photo Provided
      With its caring team of loyal longstanding employees, Franklin’s Toys has made a difference in the lives of countless families in Severna Park.

    Franklin’s Toys Encourages Active Play In Young Customers

    By Dylan Roche
    This is a special year for Jeff Franklin, owner of Franklin’s Toys in Park Plaza. It’s the sixth anniversary of his store, but it’s his “sixth-squared” year in the toy retail business — 36 years. Franklin opened his first shop in downtown Annapolis in 1979, and...
    • Since taking over Garry’s Grill in 2008, owner Eddie Conway has worked with family members and loyal employees to offer creative meal options, great customer service and an expanded catering menu.Photo by Zach Sparks
      Since taking over Garry’s Grill in 2008, owner Eddie Conway has worked with family members and loyal employees to offer creative meal options, great customer service and an expanded catering menu.

    Garry’s Grill Takes A Bite Out Of The Traditional Restaurant Playbook

    By Zach Sparks
    When Eddie Conway forwent a degree in sports management and bought Garry’s Grill from then-owner Garry Anderson in 2008, he knew had a formula for success in place.

    “I take care of the employees, the employees take care of the customer and the customer takes care of everyone,”...

  • A. William Gunnell Jr. To Head Arundel Federal Regulatory Compliance Team

    By Voice Media
    Arundel Federal Savings Bank President David Costello has announced that A. William Gunnell has joined the bank as assistant vice president and compliance officer.

    “Bill comes to us from Sandy Spring Bank and has many years of compliance experience, which will be of great benefit to us as...

  • Ace Hardware Ranked Highest In Customer Satisfaction By J.D. Power For Ninth Year In A Row

    By Voice Media
    Rommel’s Ace Home Center of Severna Park is celebrating Ace Hardware Corporation’s recent recognition in the J.D. Power 2015 U.S. Home Improvement Retailer Store Satisfaction Study. The results ranked Ace Hardware highest in customer satisfaction with home improvement retail stores. Ace has captured this ranking nine years in a row, every year since J.D. Power began the study.

    “At Rommel’s Ace, we strive to meet and exceed customer needs year after year, and we’re proud to be part of the family of Ace stores that are all committed to delivering a more personal kind of helpful,” said Bob Calloway, store leader at Rommel’s Ace. “Our neighbors...

  • Kiddie Academy Comes To Arnold

    By Voice Media
    Nirali Patel, owner of Kiddie Academy, joined her staff, along with members of the Greater Severna Park and Arnold Chamber of Commerce, to cut the ribbon and mark the opening of the area’s newest educational child care center. Kiddie Academy is located at 443 College Parkway in Arnold.
    • Urban Bar-B-Que, which recently opened in Linthicum, is the latest business venture of Martin Gorman, owner of Ledo Pizza in Severna Park, Millersville and Pasadena. The quick-service restaurant offers meat prepared in-house with a variety of sides.Photo Provided
      Urban Bar-B-Que, which recently opened in Linthicum, is the latest business venture of Martin Gorman, owner of Ledo Pizza in Severna Park, Millersville and Pasadena. The quick-service restaurant offers meat prepared in-house with a variety of sides.

    Local Business Owner Martin Gorman Expands With Urban Bar-B-Que

    By Dylan Roche
    Martin Gorman knows how to keep hungry patrons satisfied. As the owner of Ledo Pizza locations in Severna Park, Millersville and Pasadena, he recognizes that the combination of great food and great service is what brings customers back for more. Now the local business owner is expanding, having...
  • Chamber Update

    By Linda Zahn
    Summer is zipping by! It’s hard to believe we’re already in August. Public schools will start their schedules on August 24 and 25 (visit www.aacps.org for details). Remember when shopping for school supplies to shop local. Support the local businesses that help with PTSO fundraisers,...
  • Is America Prepared To Retire? Two-Thirds Of Us Have No Financial PlanExclusive

    By Ozer Culhagil
    Only 48 percent of Americans say they think they are saving enough. And 30 percent are not even slightly confident that they are saving enough for retirement. That finding comes from the 2015 Consumer Financial Literacy Survey conducted by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (the survey...
  • Chamber Update

    By Linda Zahn
    Ready for a parade? The annual Independence Day Parade, sponsored by the Greater Severna Park and Arnold Chamber of Commerce, is stepping off at 10:00am on Saturday, July 4! The parade starts at St. Martin’s-in-the-Field Episcopal Church and Our Shepherd Lutheran Church on Benfield Road. The...
    • Ron Corwell Jr., owner of Corwell & Son Liquors, recently renovated his shop to carry a greater variety of products.Photo by Dylan Roche
      Ron Corwell Jr., owner of Corwell & Son Liquors, recently renovated his shop to carry a greater variety of products.

    Recent Renovation Takes Corwell & Son Liquors To The Next Level

    By Dylan Roche
    It’s hard to imagine that Corwell & Son Liquors has been a part of the community for as long as it has: Newly renovated and stocked with the latest and greatest products, the small shop at the intersection of Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard and Magothy Bridge Road has all the offerings a...
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    • Silvia Campana (second from right) and her team work to ensure that their clients have an array of options available to them at Image Creators Salon and Spa, located at Park Plaza Shopping Center in Severna Park.Photo by Luke Jackson
      Silvia Campana (second from right) and her team work to ensure that their clients have an array of options available to them at Image Creators Salon and Spa, located at Park Plaza Shopping Center in Severna Park.

    Image Creators Provides Comprehensive Care For Clients

    By Luke Jackson
    Not many businesses in Severna Park can have their work on display no matter where a customer goes, but Image Creators Salon and Spa breaks the norm. “They’re our advertising,” Silvia Campana, the longtime owner of Image Creators Salon and Spa, said of her clients. “They...
    • The highly trained, professional staff at Brightview Severna Park works with residents to meet their physical, spiritual, intellectual, cultural and emotional needs.Photo by Zach Sparks
      The highly trained, professional staff at Brightview Severna Park works with residents to meet their physical, spiritual, intellectual, cultural and emotional needs.

    Residents Have Vibrant Lives At Brightview Severna Park

    By Zach Sparks
    There are inevitable concerns that come with retirement, such as who will handle certain responsibilities and how much freedom the individual will maintain. Brightview Severna Park is a community with 71 independent living and 47 assisted living apartment homes and a 26-apartment neighborhood...
    • Debi and Dave Vincent are proud to celebrate the 10th year in business for Active Body & Health.Photo Provided
      Debi and Dave Vincent are proud to celebrate the 10th year in business for Active Body & Health.

    Active Body & Health Owners Reflect On A Decade Of Fitness

    By Sharon Mager
    Dave and Debi Vincent, owners of Active Body & Health in Severna Park, have watched the health and fitness industry grow and change over the years. As they celebrate 10 years of serving the community, the husband and wife are reflecting on the past and looking to the future, which they expect...
  • Islands Can Enhance Your Kitchen Design

    By Mark T. White- Kitchen Encounters
    Many times in the years I have been designing kitchens, I have seen the magical transformations that an island can bring to a design. Whether it is a small kitchen that needs more landing space or a large kitchen that needs effective traffic control, islands can often be the key to making a plan...
  • Chamber Honors Linda Zahn’s 25 Years Of Dedication

    By Voice Media
    Surprise! Members of the Greater Severna Park and Arnold Chamber of Commerce caught CEO Linda Zahn unawares at the general membership meeting on June 25 when they presented her with an award in recognition of her 25 years of service. Zahn thanked the group present and expressed how much she enjoys...
  • State’s First Steak ‘n Shake Opens In Millersville

    By Voice Media
    During a GSPACC-sponsored event, Steak ‘n Shake owner Khalil Ahmad was joined by a large gathering of area dignitaries and hungry customers as he cut the ceremonial ribbon to commemorate the grand opening of his eatery on Veterans Highway in Millersville. This is the first Steak ‘n...
  • Cutting Marks Grand Opening At RockWell Fitness

    By Voice Media
    With a gathering of area well-wishers amassed for a ribbon cutting ceremony, owner Sean Kostkowski, General Manager Bill Danton and the staff at RockWell Fitness celebrated the completion of a renovation project that transformed the gym into a beautiful place for local residents to fulfill all...
  • Coco Couture Now Serving Fine Sweets In The Park

    By Voice Media
    Laura and Nick Zeitz and their daughter Jessica Zaleskiwicz recently celebrated the official opening of their confectionery Coco Couture with a ribbon cutting held by the chamber of commerce. Coco Couture, which serves a wide variety of chocolates and ice cream, as well as sweet treats for dogs, is...
  • Chamber Update by Linda Zahn, CEO

    By Linda Zahn
    Time to plan for the July Fourth Parade! One of our favorite community traditions is the annual Independence Day Parade, which will be held on Saturday, July 4. The theme this year is “Celebrate Diversity – Working Together.” The parade steps off promptly at 10:00am from St....
    • The clinical staff at Baltimore Washington Counseling Center offers therapy for individuals, couples, groups and families. “We try to get [clients] the best possible care,” said Brooke Schetgen, therapist and marketing director.Photo by Zach Sparks
      The clinical staff at Baltimore Washington Counseling Center offers therapy for individuals, couples, groups and families. “We try to get [clients] the best possible care,” said Brooke Schetgen, therapist and marketing director.

    Baltimore Washington Counseling Center Offers Affordable, Quality Care

    By Zach Sparks
    There are a variety of problems people of all ages and backgrounds face – stress, anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues and eating disorders to name a few – and for that, therapists need a variety of solutions. Baltimore Washington Counseling Center is equipped with a large facility...

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