By Liz League
Happy New Year! We are excited to announce our newest members of the chamber: Dr. Brian Valle, DDS; Chesapeake Bay Aquatic and Physical Therapy; Susan Murray – RE/MAX One; Severn Vac and Sew; Meraki Graphics; Phoenix Private Wealth; Holly Oak Consulting; Jackie D’Amico Designs; Ariana Marshall LLC; and Isaacs Health Food Market.
December featured two wonderful holiday events. We held the annual tree lighting and open house on Friday, December 7, and hundreds came out for the countdown. Thank you to our sponsors Wright Orthodontics, Trinity Bible Church, Severn Bank, The Negron Farmers Insurance Agency, Chick-fil-A, Bruster’s Real Ice Cream, and The Law Offices of Elmore and Throop. We thank the Toast of Severna Park Toastmasters Club for providing thousands of cookies and running the open house. Thanks to our entertainers Michael Binnie of Annapolis Piper, the Severna Park Elementary School chorus, the St. John the Evangelist School chorus, and Creative Force Dance Center. The beautiful tree ornaments were created by the students at Jones Elementary School.
On December 12, we held our annual Successful Women in Business luncheon at the gorgeous Café Bretton. Thanks to Lisa Schneiderman of Lisa’s Cake Pops for sponsoring the event, which featured five vendors. More than 50 women attended this special gathering.
A ribbon cutting was held at Rockwell Fitness in celebration of the new owners, Brian Chisolm and Sid Saab. They have done many renovations, and the center looks beautiful.
The inaugural Leadership Breakfast was held at the Blackwall Barn and Lodge on January 14. This was a multi-chamber event and sold out quickly. The new county executive was the keynote speaker, and many other elected officials networked with constituents.
Our annual Health and Wellness Expo for You and Your Pets will be held on January 19 at the Holy Grounds Youth Center, from 10:00am to 4:00pm. The event features 26 exhibitors who will give demonstrations and talking about ways to keep yourself and your pets healthy and tackle your New Year’s resolutions. We will have presentations, raffles, giveaways, a blood drive, pet adoption through the SPCA mobile unit, and much more! The event is free, fun and open to the public.
On January 30, we will hold our 2019 general membership and new officer installation dinner at the Chartwell Country Club. Our keynote speaker is Dr. Dawn Lindsey, president of Anne Arundel Community College. The theme of the meeting is “From Good to Great to Exceptional.”
Please join us and continue the growth and prosperity that our community enjoys. Our mission is to promote our businesses and organizations to the community and create opportunities to showcase your services. Call us at 410-647-3900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out our site at www.gspacc.com.