Chamber Update


Please give a warm welcome to our newest members:

1351 Investigations LLC - 1351 Investigations is a veteran-owned, certified Small Business Administration small business, founded in May 2021. It performs Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security background investigations, threat assessment investigations, social media investigations, forensic cyber security investigations, security guard and patrol services (unarmed and armed), and the company is a certified and authorized dealer of LiveView Technologies’ surveillance camera security systems.

Kelly Cornwell – Dream Vacations - Whether you are looking for U.S. destinations, all-inclusive resorts, ocean or river cruises, holy land tours, or excursions with your family, friends, church group, or organization, Dream Vacations handles all the planning and management. They do everything but the packing.

Snyder|Bradshaw Group of Monument Sotheby’s International Realty - The Snyder Bradshaw Group is led by two real estate veterans who partnered to create an unmatched real estate experience for their clients. Their extensive real estate knowledge and unique approach have forged an elevated level of customer service that benefits their selling clients and buyers alike.

Cassie McGovern Insurance Services - As an Allstate agent in Severna Park, Cassie knows many local families. Her knowledge and understanding of the people in this community help her provide customers with an outstanding level of service.

W.L. Staton Plumbing, Heating and Cooling – This full-service plumbing, heating, and cooling company has been serving Anne Arundel and Howard counties for over 38 years. It’s about skilled, professional and caring technicians doing the job right the first time.

Vintage Views Bar - This mobile bar service offers beverage catering, charcuterie tables, bar service and vintage rentals. The team makes events easy and memorable.

Tai Chi Bubble Tea - First opened in 2015, Tai Chi Bubble Tea has been growing across the United States. The owners hope to bring the best bubble tea, healthy poke bowl, and tasty ramen to people from all over the world. A new location is opening in Severna Park.

Melaleuca, Carolyn Smith - For more than 35 years, Melaleuca has been known for its innovative natural formulas. It is a Melaleuca hallmark: natural ingredients fine-tuned for the best results.

Carrie Baquie', Chronic Illness Coach, Advocate and Educator – Carrie is a chronic illness coach helping women transform their experience of fear, isolation and overwhelm into hope, healing and thriving through online courses, group coaching, and 1-on-1 coaching.

Coale’s Automotive – Located in Millersville, Coale’s is a family-owned business that has been serving Anne Arundel County for three generations. The family prides themselves on excellent repair work and customer service.

JK Organizing LLC – Owner Jessica Terenyi is a professional organizer and certified life and health coach. She helps people achieve balanced, time managed, and organized lives.

Dotty’s Skincare Spa at Aura Salon – Owner Dotty Holoubek believes in creating a partnership with you and your skin. This partnership includes utilizing ingredients that the skin recognizes, maintaining the epidermal barrier while focusing most of our attention on the dermis, virtually eliminating inflammation during repair, and feeding the skin through increasing blood flow.

Human Interest - Previously, only large companies offered employee retirement plans, leaving more than half of all working Americans without a path to a secure financial future. Human Interest offers an array of affordable retirement plans to make them accessible to all.

We also thank the many members who have renewed. We are so proud to have you in the chamber family.

Plans have begun for our fabulous Independence Day parade, to be held on Monday, July 4, from 10:00am to noon. The theme is “Celebrating Our Community’s Rich History,” and our grand marshal is Kevin Sosnoski of Goska’s Liquors, the oldest operating business in Severna Park.

Plans are also underway for our Shop Local Fun Fiesta, to be held at Park Plaza on Saturday, May 7, from 11:00am to 3:00pm. This “fun for the whole family” event features entertainment, demonstrations, wonderful local businesses, food and more.

On February 10, the Wellness Coalition held a meeting to introduce new committee chairs Carol Heckman and Lisa Manning of Trillium Wellness. We look forward to an exciting year with many interesting and informative meetings.

On February 10, a grand opening ribbon cutting celebration was held for the DeMaio Family Chiropractic and Physical Therapy clinic in Severna Park. We met the dynamic owners of the practice and learned about the innovative treatments that they offer to manage pain.

On February 17, we held our new officer installation and general membership dinner at the newly renovated Romilo’s Restaurant and Bar in Severna Park. Judge Cathy Vitale performed the official swearing-in ceremony, and many other volunteers and committee chairs were recognized. The winner of the Harmony Award for outstanding public service was Eddie Conway, owner of Garry’s Grill in Severna Park. Over the past year, Eddie has raised much-needed funds for over 100 nonprofits!

On February 24, the Successful Women in Business held its First Cup Club at Christina Josephs Salon in Millersville. More than 30 attendees enjoyed networking, coffee, donuts, mimosas and goodie bags. Many thanks to owner Christina Prieto for being a wonderful host of the group!

As always, 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 supporting our wonderful small businesses and nonprofits.