Chamber Update


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

Edward Jones Investments Brian M. Conrad, CFP (new gold member) - In 2002, Brian began his Edward Jones career as a financial advisor in St. Louis and became a limited partner with the firm in 2010. His company wants to understand what is important to you, and once it does, it will use an established process to build a personal strategy to help you achieve your goals.

SpeedPro Charm City - Make your ads more noticeable with larger-than-life graphics that will help you improve brand recognition and visibility so you can "brand boldly.” You can rely on the professionals at SpeedPro Charm City for help with everything from corporate marketing and in-store branding to event and custom graphics production. The company takes pride in delivering meticulous work on every job, and its studio offers fast turnarounds.

Eco Adventures - Owned by National Geographic's herpetologist, personality and book author Dr. Brady Barr — and his marine biologist wife, Mei Len Sanchez-Barr — Eco Adventures provides a variety of hands-on conservation programs in hopes to inspire young conservationists. Eco Adventures houses over 100 native and exotic animals on display and as animal ambassadors. Its one-of-a-kind facility features a simulated rainforest full of animal exhibits and a glowing volcano, an "Underwater Pier" discovery room, an outside sluice and fossil dig, and an outside field and classroom (Pixie Hollow) that neighbors the Severn Run Wildlife Area – 1,700 acres of pristine wilderness!

Integrative Family NP LLC - Integrative Family NP LLC is a concierge family medical practice starting as telemedicine and home visit services for routine appointments and acute care. As a nurse practitioner in family practice, owner Katherine Grote recently completed a certificate in holistic and integrative medicine for health care providers. She believes in treating the whole person, taking time to listen to the patient and developing a comprehensive treatment plan.

Abend Services - In 1952, Abend Plumbing was founded by Carl Abend and his wife, Catherine. Carl had the distinction of being granted the second plumbing license in Maryland. This company has been family-run ever since, and the reins have switched hands a couple of times over the years. The current owner is Katie Abend, who took over in 2014. Adding residential services, including HVAC, the company is now called ABEND Services.

Hardshell Coatings LLC - A floor shield polyaspartic coating system professionally installed from Hardshell Coatings dramatically transforms any garage space, residential and commercial. This business provides free estimates and expert service.

Committed Change Health and Wellness - Owner Courtney Capece understands the weight and frustration of feeling like you could be living a fuller life, or that your body deserves better, but not knowing where to turn. Her mission is simple: give parents and caregivers wellness education, tools, and support they need to feel fulfilled. Services include one-on-one coaching, movement support and food store tours.

Delmarva Financial Group - Knowledge is power. It’s also the foundation for intelligent, well-considered decisions. When you have retirement in sight, sound decisions are vital in helping you pursue your goals and avoid potentially costly mistakes that can affect your future. As financial professionals, they are committed to helping people just like you create strategies for their retirement assets.

Edward F Herold Jr., CPA, LLC - Ed Herold has provided accounting and business planning services since 1991 with five-star reviews. You may recognize his name as the chairman of the planning committee for the Anne Arundel Walk to End Alzheimer's. He also supports many nonprofits in the community with his time and resources.

Weboshe - Weboshe is a Western Bohemian boutique in Severna Park with the aim of elevating your closet with sustainable pieces that are all made in the USA. Visit Weboshe’s website and the store. Plan to attend its ladies night on March 21 from 6:00pm-8:00pm at the store, located at 561 Ritchie Highway.

Edward Jones Investments – Raymond McKeating. Edward Jones is a privately owned company in America, known for its shrewdness in financial and investment options for its clients. For close to a century, its financial advisors have transformed the fortunes of individuals, giving them financial security due to its diligence in investment strategies as guided by its mission and vision statements.

The chamber held a ribbon-cutting for the grand opening of Advance Auto Parts in Severna Park. At the celebration, district manager Chip Simons presented a check for $500 and a gift card for $1,000 to Anne Arundel County Public Schools’ Center for Applied Technology. The center has a program to train future auto mechanics, and the donations will help the teachers immensely.

We held a ribbon-cutting celebrating the grand opening of Dockside Dermatology in Millersville. Dockside Dermatology was founded in 2022 by Dr. Stephanie Clements and Dr. Lesley Sutherland, who both grew up in the greater Annapolis area. They are excited to provide care in their hometown community.

The Chesapeake Holistic Health Center celebrated 25 years of business success in February. Owner Jennifer Salos has been on the leading edge of the natural health movement for 25 years, opening the first holistic practice in the county.

The Successful Women in Business “First Cup Club” was held at the beautifully renovated Image Creators Salon and Spa in Severna Park. More than 40 attendees enjoyed coffee, conversation and a tour. Owner Silvia Campana is looking forward to a 35-year anniversary celebration in June.

The Wellness Business Coalition held its monthly meeting at The Social. The meetings are open to wellness practitioners and are held on the third Thursday of each month from 4:30pm–6:00pm.


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