Chamber Update


Please give a warm welcome to our newest members:

  • Bernward Mechanical and Construction Solutions – Our newest premium member, Bernward is a provider of general and mechanical contracting services for the Baltimore and Washington metropolitan areas. As a service-disabled veteran-owned business (SDVOSB) founded in 2016, Bernward builds its reputation on integrity, quality, safety and value.
  • Severna Park Taphouse – This is a local bar and grill specializing in craft beers, culinary excellence, and an impressive wine list. There are lots of TVs with your favorite sports teams playing. An enclosed outside area is great for outdoor dining year-round. It’s family friendly as well! The restaurant features 32 rotating drafts and over 75 bottled beers. It’s an award-winning craft beer destination.
  • Jammin’ Together – The mission is to simplify local live music. By helping local venues book local musicians and promoting those shows, Jammin’ Together makes live music more available and accessible.
  • Kheloney Inc. – Founded by pediatrician Miral Khalil, Kheloney helps you find an array of wonderful wooden toys at this inclusive play space in Glen Burnie. In addition, it is opening a play studio in Pasadena along with camps and bilingual classes in four languages.
  • Grove Heating and Cooling – Grove specializes in designing, engineering, and installing complete comfort systems for homes and buildings just like yours. The team takes special pride in the craftsmen they train and employ, and they offer emergency service 24 hours every day.
  • Canvas on the MOVE – Penny Carroll is a balloon twister and face painter extraordinaire. Her company, Canvas on the MOVE, is a virtual/mobile paint studio and face painting and balloon twisting business for any occasion.
  • Effortless Organizing – This business is dedicated to helping others create organizing solutions that serve a purpose in their space to make daily life easier. Organizing brings clarity to the mind and ease to your everyday living. Stop wasting another minute looking for your keys and get organized!
  • Fair Winds Travel – Fair Winds specializes in customizing once-in-a-lifetime travel experiences tailor-made for your preferences, budget and standards. The staff know that your time is valuable and they are available to take care of every aspect of your trip from planning and booking to traveling and relaxing.
  • mindful healing acupuncture - Based in Crofton and with more than 10 years of experience, this business aspires to give you the highest standard of pain therapy. It offers a broad range of traditional Chinese medicine and holistic medical treatments to cure anything from sports injuries and back pain to migraine headaches.
  • My ADHD Mom Brain – Gloria Starr is an ADHD productivity coach. After years of searching for ways to manage her ADHD, she created a system that worked with her brain and kept her priorities in mind. She has developed a system complete with a unique hard-copy planning pad and a group coaching program called “Find Your Magic Now.”

We held four ribbon-cuttings this month. The first was in celebration of the grand opening of SFG Wealth Management’s new office in Millersville. Established in 2004, SFG Wealth Management is a complete financial services firm that assists our clients in building personal wealth and creating financial independence.

Next, we went over to the Severna Park Farmers’ Market for a quick ribbon-cutting, as the place was bustling with customers and the vendors didn’t have a spare moment. Fresh fruit, flowers, veggies, pie and more are available every Saturday from 8:00am to noon at the Jones Station Park and Ride.

Macaroni KID Pasadena – Severna Park – Glen Burnie held a Family Fun Day at the Jing Ying Institute of Kung Fu & Tai Chi. We performed a ribbon-cutting celebrating the new publisher, Laura Colquhoun. More than 20 vendors were there with wonderful “kid oriented” displays.

Finally, we were honored to participate in Karen Renee Interior Design’s open house to mark 30 years of business success. Karen Osborne has created a thriving business over the years with six staff members working in and out of the state. The catered event brought out many community members and elected officials.

Providence Center’s Greenhouse and Gardens in Arnold was the beautiful location for this month’s Successful Women in Business First Cup Club networking event. Not only does the center provide horticulture training to intellectually and developmentally disabled people, but its work contributes to environmental restoration projects, including the rebuilding of Poplar Island in the Chesapeake Bay.

We were able to purchase plants and also see some of the gorgeous pottery produced in their pottery studio in Arnold, which is open to the public for use!

The Wellness Coalition’s monthly meeting was held at the Severna Park Community Center with keynote speaker Mike Bochniewicz, owner of Mike’s Pharmacy. It was so interesting to learn about what a local pharmacy does, including compounding and sorting medications for those in assisted living facilities and offering personalized service such as expedited home delivery. You can even bring your prescriptions in, and they will “audit” what you are taking to ensure there are no contraindications. Mike’s Pharmacy (three locations) is a great example of what sets a small business apart from a large retailer through personalized service and contributions to the community.

The Chamber of Anne Arundel County held a leadership luncheon at the Crowne Plaza in Annapolis. We heard highlights from elected officials during a Q&A.

Vida Taco Bar in Severna Park was the hot spot for our monthly chamber mixer.

Registration opened for the 2022 Independence Day parade, to be held in Severna Park on Monday, July 4, from 10:00am to noon. We hope to have a “battle of the communities” for the best floats. Start planning now and get your volunteers together for this beloved community event.

Please check out our website calendar ( for upcoming events and visit our Facebook page. You can reach me at or 410-647-3900. Thank you for buying local and shopping small!


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