January 24, 2017
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  • Chamber Update

    By Linda Zahn
    Happy New Year! The Greater Severna Park and Arnold Chamber of Commerce is excited about 2017 because this is our 60th anniversary! Formed in 1957 by Walter Winkelmeyer, the chamber has grown into a vibrant organization concerned with the health and growth of our business community, our schools and...
    • Alan Lee has more than 20 years of experience working in various area restaurants, but he claims that he loves Beijing the most “because of the people.”
      Alan Lee has more than 20 years of experience working in various area restaurants, but he claims that he loves Beijing the most “because of the people.”

    Alan Lee Brings Years Of Experience And Delicious Creativity To Beijing Chinese Restaurant

    By Rob Odle
    Since immigrating to the United States in 1990, Alan Lee has spent almost every waking moment inside a restaurant.
    His first job on U.S. soil was at a restaurant, and within five years, he had already started his own eatery in Glen Burnie. Lee’s entrepreneurial journey expanded quickly, and...
    • Rick Gilbreath (far left) brought Edible Arrangements to Severna Park about eight years ago because he was fascinated by the product concept, which was new to the gift-giving market.
      Rick Gilbreath (far left) brought Edible Arrangements to Severna Park about eight years ago because he was fascinated by the product concept, which was new to the gift-giving market.

    Edible Arrangements Thrives With A Fresh Take On Gift-Giving

    By Zach Sparks
    For years, dedicated spouses, siblings, children and friends have bought flowers for their loved ones to celebrate momentous life occasions. But flowers aren’t the only option when it comes to expressing gratitude, congratulations or even sympathy. Edible Arrangements in Severna Park has...
    • For 29 years, Frank Taglienti has helped homebuyers and sellers in the Severna Park area understand the complexities of the real estate process.
      For 29 years, Frank Taglienti has helped homebuyers and sellers in the Severna Park area understand the complexities of the real estate process.

    Frank Taglienti Values Unique Relationships With Buyers And Sellers

    By Dylan Roche
    On reality TV shows, a family might get the chance to describe their dream house, look at three different options and then pick one that best fits (all in just 30 minutes with commercial breaks, of course).
    But in real life, buying a home is more complicated, and for that reason, Frank Taglienti...
  • Now Is The Time To Start Retirement Planning

    By Jason LaBarge
    My mother has told me all my life, “If it’s meant to be, then it’s up to me.” When I was in high school trying to make the team or make the grade, my mother always responded with this wise quip, but I didn’t really understand it. Yes, I understood that she meant I would need to study to get an A in math. Nobody was going to give me that A; I needed to study for it. Despite her words of wisdom, I didn’t always take them to heart. Now that I am older, I live by this credo every day, and now that a new year is underway, I think it’s time to evaluate what this figure of speech can mean for your financial future.

    Chapman University conducted its third...

    Senior Helpers Opens New Location In Severna Park

    By Dylan Roche
    Senior Helpers, which provides professionally trained at-home care throughout Anne Arundel County and beyond, recently opened its office in Severna Park in the Robinson Crossing shopping center. Sarah Pellito, director of client care, and Jamie Sharkey, president and CEO, greeted members of the...
  • Chamber Update

    By Linda Zahn
    The holiday season is a fantastic time of year in many ways. It’s filled with beauty and the warmth that comes from spending time with family and friends. The spirit of Christmas spreads a special glow, even on days when we feel overwhelmed. I wish you and yours a truly magical holiday season.

    This is a time when we can support our local business community, too. Our businesses have a variety of gift items, décor and holiday food to suit all occasions and budgets. Remember to shop local to make the season a special one for our local businesses. For many businesses, sales made now will help them get through some of the quieter months ahead.

    We’d like to express our...
    • Harold Murnane III (left) and Peter O’Neill of Murnane & O’Neill Attorneys At Law, recently celebrated 30 years of legal success.Photo by Rob Odle
      Harold Murnane III (left) and Peter O’Neill of Murnane & O’Neill Attorneys At Law, recently celebrated 30 years of legal success.

    Murnane & O’Neill Celebrate 30 Years Of Success

    By Rob Odle
    “We’ve Been Together Longer Than Most Marriages In This Day And Age.”
    Murnane & O’Neill Attorneys At Law, aptly named after founders Harold Murnane III and Peter O’Neill, is celebrating 30 years of success in practicing law, but also the attainment of an...
    • Salloum “Sam” Habib opened Habib Mediterranean Market in November 2015 because he saw a need for an ethnic market in Anne Arundel County.
      Salloum “Sam” Habib opened Habib Mediterranean Market in November 2015 because he saw a need for an ethnic market in Anne Arundel County.
    • Salloum “Sam” Habib opened Habib Mediterranean Market in November 2015 because he saw a need for an ethnic market in Anne Arundel County.
      Salloum “Sam” Habib opened Habib Mediterranean Market in November 2015 because he saw a need for an ethnic market in Anne Arundel County.

    Habib Mediterranean Market Serves A Special Niche In The Community

    By Zach Sparks
    After 25 years as a successful business owner overseeing restaurants and liquor stores, Severna Park resident Salloum “Sam” Habib wanted to target a different need in the community: food and household goods for Anne Arundel County’s Middle East and Mediterranean population.
    In...
    • In an atmosphere that is modern and efficient yet warm and friendly, Dr. Paul Kinsey of Severn River Cosmetic & Family Dentistry uses the latest technology and techniques for his patients’ dental health.Photo by Dylan Roche
      In an atmosphere that is modern and efficient yet warm and friendly, Dr. Paul Kinsey of Severn River Cosmetic & Family Dentistry uses the latest technology and techniques for his patients’ dental health.

    Dr. Paul Kinsey Combines Artistry And Science In Dentistry Practice

    By Dylan Roche
    “It’s a wonderful time to be a dentist.”
    That’s how Dr. Paul Kinsey, founder and owner of Severn River Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, views the advancements and modern capabilities of dental health and medicine today. “I never thought in dental school I’d be...
  • The Election Aftermath — What Does It Mean For Your Wallet?

    By Jason LaBarge
    November was certainly an interesting month. While the election results were surprising to some, it is important to keep things in perspective and not let the results negatively impact your portfolio. The most important thing to do is not panic. This should be the first lesson in investing and...
  • Recently Archived

    • David Orso and his team, including Lisa Boyer, director of client services, are enjoying their new office at 8 Evergreen Road in Severna Park.Photo by Dylan Roche
      David Orso and his team, including Lisa Boyer, director of client services, are enjoying their new office at 8 Evergreen Road in Severna Park.

    David Orso Opens New Office In Historic Severna Park Building

    By Dylan Roche
    The small office at the intersection of Evergreen Road and Riggs Avenue, long owned by Hal and Mary Quayle, is now the new home of the David Orso Group of Century 21 New Millennium. Having closed on the property in late October and now gearing up for a grand opening in January, Orso is thrilled to...
  • Landmark Roofing To Give The Gift Of A New Roof

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    Do you know someone in our community who dedicates their time to those in need, or who has come across recent hardship? Landmark Roofing wants to give the gift of a new roof this holiday season, and nominations are now being sought to find a deserving recipient. To be eligible, residents must be...
    • Ron and Cassie Pivarnik (left of center, far right), owners of the Firehouse Subs Severna Park franchise, presented an automated external defibrillator to Sean Kapfhammer (right of center), AACC chief of police, and David Pressley (second from right), AACC college police captain. Joining them were Melissa Beardmore (far left), vice president or AACC for learning and resources management and County Councilman Jerry Walker (second from left).Photo by Larry Sells
      Ron and Cassie Pivarnik (left of center, far right), owners of the Firehouse Subs Severna Park franchise, presented an automated external defibrillator to Sean Kapfhammer (right of center), AACC chief of police, and David Pressley (second from right), AACC college police captain. Joining them were Melissa Beardmore (far left), vice president or AACC for learning and resources management and County Councilman Jerry Walker (second from left).

    AACC Police Receive Donation From Firehouse Subs

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    In 1994, brothers Chris and Robin Sorensen opened the doors of the first Firehouse Subs restaurant in their hometown of Jacksonville, Florida. Nearly 22 years later, the chain known for its hot subs and hearty portions celebrated the opening of its 1,000th restaurant.
    To commemorate this milestone...
    • Photo by Larry Sells
      Photo by Larry Sells

    The Park Salon & Barber Is Open And Ready To Groom

    By Voice Media
    Scott Palmer, owner of The Park Salon & Barber, greeted members of the Greater Severna Park and Arnold Chamber of Commerce, along with the area’s elected officials, to open The Park Salon & Barber with an official ribbon cutting. The Park Salon & Barber is located at 542 Baltimore...
  • Hague Quality Water Of Maryland Gives Back To The Military CommunityExclusive

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    Hague Quality Water of Maryland, a leading provider of water treatment and plumbing solutions and supporter of military families, is giving back to the military community through Wreaths Across America and Operation Christmas Spirit.
    On National Wreaths Across America Day, volunteers place wreaths...
  • Chamber Update

    By Linda Zahn
    The holidays are upon us! At the Greater Severna Park and Arnold Chamber of Commerce, we’re excited about holiday planning and the opportunity to share some of these events with readers.
    Our annual holiday trade fair is Thursday, November 3, at Earleigh Heights Fire Hall (161 Ritchie Highway...
    • (L-R) Owner Austin Hulbirt and employees Candace Bracely, Tristan Marrell and Debbie Baldyga pride themselves on supplying the residents of Severna Park with healthy, filling meal alternatives at Smoothie King.Photo by Rob Odle
      (L-R) Owner Austin Hulbirt and employees Candace Bracely, Tristan Marrell and Debbie Baldyga pride themselves on supplying the residents of Severna Park with healthy, filling meal alternatives at Smoothie King.

    Smoothie King Wows Customers With Filling, Healthy Meals In Beverage Form

    By Rob Odle
    Though it has been occupying a space in Park Plaza for just under a year, Smoothie King has already wowed countless Severna Park residents with its quick, easy and thoroughly filling smoothies and snacks.
    Founder Austin Hulbirt was inspired to bring the quick-service restaurant to the area after...
    • Crown Service Center owner Tariq Chaudhry (left) and service manager Muhammad Akhtar are excited to offer customers an array of options, whether they are visiting the shop to get gas, grab a beverage or have their car repaired.Photo by Zach Sparks
      Crown Service Center owner Tariq Chaudhry (left) and service manager Muhammad Akhtar are excited to offer customers an array of options, whether they are visiting the shop to get gas, grab a beverage or have their car repaired.

    Severna Park Crown Service Center Emphasizes Customer Convenience

    By Zach Sparks
    When Tariq Chaudhry took over the Ritchie Highway lot that Crown Service Center now occupies, he knew he faced a challenge in enticing customers, but he was determined to fill that need by providing every type of service that he could reasonably supply.
    “We offer pretty much everything a...
    • Rick Sarmiento (right), founder and owner of Boho Nation, and Shelby Steedman, the store manager, enjoy helping women find clothing and accessories that reflect their unique style.Photo by Dylan Roche
      Rick Sarmiento (right), founder and owner of Boho Nation, and Shelby Steedman, the store manager, enjoy helping women find clothing and accessories that reflect their unique style.

    Boho Nation Styles Up The Shopping Scene in Severna Park

    By Dylan Roche
    Many women might think that if they want to buy new clothing or accessories that reflect the latest fashions, they will have to make a shopping trip into Annapolis or Baltimore. But that’s no longer true — not since Boho Nation set up shop in Severna Park in late 2015.
    “I started...
    • The amount that your Medicare premiums increase is based on your income. The thresholds are indicated with this graph.
      The amount that your Medicare premiums increase is based on your income. The thresholds are indicated with this graph.

    It’s Health Care, Stupid!

    By Jason LaBarge
    I am a retirement planner, so I am always talking to my clients about issues that concern them. At the top of many lists is health care. Health care is also one of the more polarizing issues to discuss. For this article, I am going to focus on Medicare and the soaring costs associated with it.
    To...

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