Chamber Update


Please give a warm welcome to our newest members:

  • Bronze Member, Levin Eyecare - Levin Eyecare offers complete medical, surgical, and routine vision services for you and your loved ones. They work in state-of-the-art facilities, designed to make you feel at ease as soon as you step through the door. They are delighted to open a new practice in Severna Park.

  • JATARO Media – This videographer specializes in building YouTube channels for your brand.

  • 1st Financial Inc./Mark Belcher - Mark and 1st Financial Inc. offer a variety of affordable home loan options, competitive interest rates, and an easy online application process.

  • Park Home – Now owned by Brittany and Ted Meade, Park Home offers unique home and garden décor and furnishings at affordable prices.

  • Severna Garage Door Repair – A full-service garage door company in Severna Park with years of experience in residential, industrial and commercial garage door repair, garage door installation, and garage door maintenance seven days a week.

  • C2 Education, Severna Park – The tutors at C2 Education deliver personalized support to improve test scores, enhance GPAs, and build winning college applications while offering consistent support during remote school and other academic disruptions.

  • Alpha Charlie Realtor/Adam Chubbuck – Adam helps people buy or sell their homes as quickly, and for the best price, as possible. As a veteran, he understands the specific needs of military members and their families.

  • Infascapes Property Management LLC – A family owned and operated landscape company in Anne Arundel County for more than 10 years. Infascapes specializes in both residential and commercial landscape maintenance, hardscaping, lawn maintenance, and much more.

  • First Home Mortgage/Scott Palmer - Whether you are looking to buy your first home, second home, vacation home, an investment property, completing a renovation project, or doing any type of refinance, you can turn to Scott to help you get the job done effectively and efficiently.

  • Keller Williams Integrity/Trish May – This experienced real estate consultant has a demonstrated history of quickly selling homes above market value. She is skilled in the areas of home valuation, targeted marketing, contract negotiation and customer service.

  • Law Office of Jeff Gauges – An experienced real estate attorney serving clients in Anne Arundel County.

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

There were two ribbon-cutting celebrations in March. The first was for Unity Bands, a nonprofit founded by John Schirripa to raise funds for COVID research. The organization sells unique, customized wristbands and merchandise to support COVID-19 response and research.

The second ribbon cutting was for the grand opening of Trillium Wellness in Severna Park. Owners Carol Heckman, Lisa Manning and Jill Madey are a unique team of health and wellness practitioners promoting integrative wellness and a relationship-centered approach.

Our Successful Women in Business group recently had a field trip to Pic ‘n Paint Pottery in Pasadena. Owner Mary Orzano helped us navigate the beautiful collection of items to paint and the unique collection of paints. We had a wonderful time and could have stayed for many hours. Pic ‘n Paint has a large room for parties, bridal showers, girls night out activities, family nights and fun! We then headed over to the Hysteria Taphouse for dinner.

The Wellness Coalition held a Zoom event with keynote speaker Patrick Lee of the Chesapeake Think Tank. Patrick talked about the business benefits of a healthy workforce. A healthy workforce increases productivity, lowers absenteeism, improves talent acquisition and retention, and more.

Registration opened for our Shop Local Fun Fiesta, to be held at Park Plaza on Saturday, May 7. The event will feature businesses and nonprofits, entertainment, music, food and more. Our gold sponsors are Mike’s Pharmacy, Landmark Roofing and the Jing Ying Institute of Kung Fu & Tai Chi. Each will select a charity and present a check for $500 at the event.

Shop Local exhibitors include EscapeTime’s Mobile Escape Room, a face painter at Mike’s Pharmacy’s booth, a fun photo booth provided by Angie D Entertainment, a doggie costume contest celebrating Cinco de Mayo, and other entertainment. You can also purchase great Mother’s Day gifts at the festival!

Registration is open for the 2022 Independence Day parade, to be held in Severna Park on Monday, July 4, from 10:00am to noon. Parade applications are coming in steadily. We are especially encouraging neighborhoods to put floats together for the parade. For a little encouragement, we are offering a $500 cash prize for each of the top three categories: Most Patriotic, Best Theme and Best Overall. Start planning now and get your volunteers together for this beloved community event.

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 shopping small!


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