Chamber Update


Please give a warm welcome to our newest members (find them in our directory at

Drs. Russell, Deasey, Wright & Zitofsky LLC - (bronze member)

Since 1978, their award-winning practice in Severna Park has established a work environment where each patient is cared for and respected. They work as a team, allowing them to maintain quality dentistry and a tradition of caring. As owners of a private doctor-owned group practice, the team is able to preserve the highest standard of dentistry in our community. Experience and trust have defined them over the years and will continue to do so in the future.

Comcast Business

Comcast Business keeps businesses ready for what is next with powerful connectivity, advanced cybersecurity solutions and the right people at your side. From the carrier that built the nation's largest gig-speed network, Comcast brings you insights, updates, and the latest offers on business data, video, voice, connectivity (internet, ethernet, SDN/ SD-WAN) and other technology solutions.

Lean on Dee, Senior Care Advocates Inc.

They will work with you to create a customized plan of care and manage it every step of the way. Their experienced registered nurses (RNs), licensed practical nurses (LPNs), and caregivers will work with you and your loved one’s physician to create and implement a safe, supportive care plan in the comfort of your loved one’s home. And Dementia Live helps you or your staff serve the needs of people with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia.

Hyatt Commercial LLC - (bronze member)

For over 60 years, Hyatt Commercial has provided results-driven services to its clients in retail, office, industrial, multi-family, mixed use, special use, investment, development, land, automotive and maritime industries. They connect businesses with locations, investors with investment properties, property owners with management solutions, and commercial real estate professionals with the resources they need to provide best-in-class services to their clients from boardrooms to boatyards, main streets to market houses, and the “corridor” to the “shore.”

Earth Energy Stones LLC/Sara Bryki

Stones and crystals are more than just beautiful; they are here to be allies in our growth, expansion and healing. This business provides high-quality stones and crystals, premium customer service, attention to detail, and a true crystal connection that doesn't end after you check out.

August began with a wonderful grand opening and ribbon-cutting celebration for Kheloney Inc., a new play and learning center in Glen Burnie. Owned by pediatrician Miral Khalil, Kheloney means “toys” in Urdu and represents the fun and playfulness at the heart of its philosophy. Children can explore toys, books, music, languages and crafts in their own way, in their own time, and in a relaxed, sociable and safe environment. This was a multi-chamber event with the Northern Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce.

Next was National Night Out (NNO), celebrated by millions of neighbors across the country. It is an opportunity to bring residents together with law enforcement and first responders in a festive atmosphere. Our NNO was held at Earleigh Heights Volunteer Fire Company and engaged thousands of people of all ages with food, games, demos, tours and more. We were a proud sponsor and participant.

We held a multi-chamber/business connections breakfast at the beautiful Maritime Conference Center in Linthicum. Members from 10 organizations participated in this speed networking event to build contacts and grow their businesses. The Maritime Conference Center is a gorgeous venue offering hotel rooms, spacious conference facilities and an auditorium with the latest technology for presentations. Hallways are adorned with seven-foot models of seafaring vessels and centuries of Merchant Marine history.

Another ribbon-cutting celebration was held for Stretch.Bliss Wellness in Glen Burnie. Owner Gigi Burkhalter rang in one year of business success after undergoing an almost insurmountable battle with breast cancer during the pandemic. Gigi will be the keynote speaker at our October Successful Women in Business luncheon. Stay tuned for more details.

The Severna Park Voice was the sponsor of our TGIF cookout held at the chamber near the end of August. It was so much fun and well attended. We are always so grateful to the Voice for covering events and member stories, the great work on the Business and Community Guide, and for this column!

Trish May of Keller Williams Integrity sponsored a Junkluggers event where people could “e-cycle” their old computers, TVs, old printers and other tech items. Junkluggers will take items and recycle them properly, repurpose or donate - not take it to the landfill.

Bernward Mechanical and Construction Solutions has a new CEO and we participated in a meet and greet for Chris Taylor, who is taking over the reins. In addition, we celebrated founder Carl Neimeyer’s birthday and the company’s Small Business Administration award win for veteran-owned business. Carl also held a blood drive.

Please check out our website calendar for upcoming events ( and our Facebook page. You can reach me at or 410-647-3900. Thank you for buying local and shopping small!


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