We are excited to announce our newest members of the chamber: Neil Schwartz of Long and Foster Real Estate, Park Wellness Group, Primerica/Michael Krause, Sertified LLC, and F45 Training.
We held two ribbon-cutting celebrations in December. EscapeTime celebrated the grand opening of its new location in Annapolis. This is the second location for this fun and entertaining business. St. Martin’s-in-the-Field held a grand opening of its new middle school. The Right Reverend Eugene Taylor Sutton, 14th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland, was there to bless the new building, and many community members attended the wonderful event.
On December 5, we held the 10th anniversary celebration of our Holiday Taste and Sip event. We relocated to the beautiful Chartwell Golf & Country Club and added a tent for expanded space. There were 26 vendors offering fantastic food, desserts and libations, and more than 300 people attended. Many thanks to the presenting sponsor and creator (Matt Wyble and the Matt Wyble Team of Century 21 New Millennium), gold sponsor (Valerie McLaughlin of Emerald Financial Partners), bronze sponsor (Kogen Dojo), music sponsor (Griswold Home Care) and photo sponsor (Park Tavern). Thanks also to the more than 100 donors to the silent auction.
The next night was our annual tree lighting and open house. Hundreds of people came out for the dance performance by Creative Force Dance Studio, and musical performances by the Severna Park Elementary School and the St. John the Evangelist School chorus. We thank our sponsors: Wright Orthodontics, Trinity Bible Church, Negron Agency of Farmers Insurance, Severna Park Veterinary Hospital, Elmore and Throop Attorneys at Law, Bruster’s Real Ice Cream, and Chick-fil-A Severna Park.
Our Successful Women in Business group held its annual holiday luncheon at Café Bretton. Chef Victor treated us to a beautiful lunch with four selections from the delicious French-themed menu. The event was sponsored by Lisa’s Cakepops.
Partners in Care held a wonderful multi-chamber Bubbles and Bling event in December. We enjoyed mingling and shopping in the store, which has an incredible selection of clothing, jewelry, artwork and many other items. Their inventory and variety of items is truly amazing!
Our 2020 directories have arrived, and we are distributing them to various “drop points” such as the library and offices. Please visit us and pick up your directory. You will find listings of all our chamber members and the great goods and services they provide in the community. Remember to shop local!
We are participating in a multi-chamber legislative leadership breakfast on January 16 from 7:30am-9:30am at the Blackwall Barn and Lodge. We have confirmed over 30 legislators who will be in attendance. It is important to keep up to date with legislative initiatives that impact business and you. This event is open to the public, and we encourage you to attend and stay informed! Tickets can be purchased at www.gspacc.com.