Chamber Update

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We are excited to announce our newest members of the chamber: LogoZone Promotions and Tommy Sommers, the Good Neighbors Group and Julie Shay, Blue Sky Wellness and Dr. Erica Adams, Challenger Auto and Truck Service and Jeff Gerlach, Citizens for Heather Bagnall and Delegate Bagnall, Beautycounter by Audrey and Audrey Gunther, Anne Arundel Dermatology, and Chesapeake Bay Hypnosis and James Scott.

We held two ribbon cutting celebrations in September. It was a tremendous honor to perform the ribbon cutting for Hospice of the Chesapeake’s 40 years in service to our community. Heartspace Acupuncture in Annapolis celebrated one year of successful business. Congratulations to our members for reaching these milestones.

The Successful Women in Business held a coffee talk at The Severna Park Racquet and Fitness Club and were treated to refreshments and a tasty buffet, and a tour of the beautifully renovated space. Owner Debbie Badro was a wonderful host of this well-attended event.

Our Learn and Lead monthly meeting focused on “Difficult Conversations” and was a popular session. The committee includes Todd Popham of Popham and Associates and Jenn Triplett of the Treebranch Group. They create programs that focus on developing “soft skills” like customer service, management, delegation and more.

Our first meeting of the chamber’s new Health and Wellness Coalition included over 40 people and was hosted by Spring Arbor of Severna Park. After introductions, we had time to discuss the goals of the group, which include connecting practitioners with each other for partnerships, raising awareness of the many modalities for alternative treatments, and educating through seminars and events.

The Monthly Business “Bites” luncheon featured Dianna Lancione, owner of The Voice Media, and Larry Sells, COO. The event was held at Romilo’s to a packed house, and Dianna and Larry delivered an informative presentation on using print, social and web media for a well-rounded marketing strategy. Magothy Payments was our sponsor.

We are hosting a multi-chamber Successful Women in Business breast cancer awareness event at the Walden Country Club on October 2 from 11:30am–1:00pm. Our keynote speaker is Dr. Laura Amodei, radiologist and owner of Bay Area Radiology. Don’t miss this informative and fascinating presentation and meet lots of wonderful women.

On the horizon is our Shoptoberfest, to be held at Park Plaza on Saturday, October 5, from 11:00am–3:00pm. The event features exhibitors, many who are selling products, trick-or-treating at every booth, a costume contest held at 1:0 pm for all ages, food, music, live broadcasting by WNAV and more. We thank our sponsors, SERVPRO of Annapolis and Severna Park, Landmark Roofing, Continental Realty Corporation, WNAV and Franklin’s Toys. Come join the fun!

Our Driving Force for Business golf tournament will be held at Chartwell Golf & Country Club on October 21, and it will feature specialty holes, great networking, and more! You do not have to be a member to play and please join us.

Join our chamber and connect with other businesses and the community. Call us at 410-647-3900 or info@gspacc.com or visit www.gspacc.com.

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