Chamber Update


Please give a warm welcome to our newest members and enjoy reading about all the small businesses that make our community the best place to live! Find them in our directory at

Girls on the Run of the Greater Chesapeake - Girls on the Run has fun, evidence-based programs that inspire participants to recognize their inner strength, increase their level of physical activity, imagine their possibilities, and confidently stand up for themselves and others. Girls on the Run was founded in 1996 with 13 participants and has now served over 2 million from coast to coast. Each season, program participants in grades three through eight develop essential emotional, social and physical skills to successfully navigate life experiences. (

Health & Vitality Clinic - Nestled in the heart of Crofton, this premier medical spa is dedicated to enhancing your natural beauty and promoting overall well-being. At Health & Vitality, they offer a range of transformative experiences, including personalized weight loss programs, invigorating IV infusions and beauty-enhancing Botox treatments. (

Superior Softwash – This business’ Authentic SoftWash uses a 12-volt battery-operated agricultural sprayer system to apply a water-based, biodegradable cleaning solution at about 50 psi. The cleaning solution emulsifies the dirt and grime, and kills the mold, mildew, algae, bacteria, fungus, moss and lichens (all the funky stuff discoloring your home). The “superior secret sauce” also breaks down spiders’ webs and bugs’ nests, rinsing away at garden hose pressure. (

Matador Mobile Advertising - Mobile billboard advertising is a bold, dynamic, and attention-grabbing form of advertising that has taken the marketing world by storm in recent years. With a mobile billboard, you can quickly reach a target audience and cover broad distances, all while displaying high-definition imagery, video and sound to promote your business or basically anything. (

Strategic Sequoia Group Inc. – The team at SSGI prides themselves on finding the right employee benefits package for you and your employees, ensuring that you have the right support, potential cost savings, and the education needed. This is your local employee benefits brokers offering group health, dental, vision, disability and life insurance plans in the small business community. (

Nexus Cloud IT – This company operates a multiservice IT and support business with a focus on leveraging cloud technologies and their Kaseya-based suite of services to help minimize cost and enhance IT operations for their clients. It supports the HVAC, legal services, and financial services sectors with the ability to assist clients requiring NIST compliance due to government contracting or otherwise. (

UBS - UBS makes a real impact in the lives of its clients by guiding them through major life events and helping them preserve and pass on their wealth. Its customized approach focuses on thoughtful financial planning and wealth management that looks beyond your investments and encompasses all aspects of your financial life. They are a global leader in wealth management. Contact Alex Johnson through the link at

Thibodeau Media Group - In today’s media, every project is custom to your needs and requires all types of skills for production of each aspect. They do not limit their capabilities - they are video creatives, editors, animators, web developers. From still photographers to makeup artists and writers, they like to consider themselves a truly creative collaborative. If you need it, they will find a way to get it done for you. (

We held five ribbon-cutting celebrations this past month. The first was the grand opening of Pasadena Wine and Spirits. In addition to its impressive inventory of libations, you can “try before you buy” with its special tasting capabilities. The shop also has tasting events on a regular basis.

Next, we held a ribbon-cutting for the grand opening of The FaceBar Aesthetic Medicine in Pasadena. This is Pasadena’s first “medi-spa,” and in just a year, the team tripled their space and added many more practitioners. They provide a vast array of services to keep you young and vibrant.

Yet another grand opening, this one featuring Vida Fusion Health & Wellness in Millersville. They provide IV drips specific to your personal needs with the goal of long-term wellness.

Pedal Pushers Bike Shop celebrated 35 years of business success at its location in Severna Park. Owner Rod Reddish worked at the shop right after high school graduation, purchasing the business five years later. Congratulations to Rod, and I wish him many more years!

Finally, we performed the grand opening ceremony for Ledo Pizza’s new location in Severna Park. Owner Martin Gorman opened his business in 1998 in Severna Park, and it has been a hit ever since.

Our Successful Women in Business “First Cup Club” enjoyed a delicious breakfast and great networking at the beautiful Arthur Murray Dance Center in Arnold. Owner Autumn Dawn spoke about the school, which offers classes for all ages. She operates a second location in Crofton.

Our Spring Shop Local Fun Festival is on May 4 from 11:00am–3:00pm at Park Plaza! We are so excited to have over 60 exhibitors, food, music and fun for the whole family. Our gold sponsors are Jing Ying Institute of Kung Fu & Tai Chi, Landmark Roofing, SERVPRO Annapolis/Severna Park, CheckMark Power Washing and Kogen Dojo. Silver Sponsors are Griswold Home Care and Kwon’s Taekwondo. Bronze sponsors are Mosquito Squad of Annapolis, Severna Park Community Center, LogoZone Promotions, Delegate Heather Bagnall, Park Hardware and Allstate Insurance – Alex Schwab.

Registration is open for our Independence Day Parade, to be held on Thursday, July 4, from 10:00am–noon in Severna Park. We will again offer a $500 prize in three categories – Best Overall, Best Theme and Most Patriotic. We encourage communities to gather their teams and start building their floats!

For more information about the chamber and our events, visit As always, remember to shop local and support our small businesses!


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