Chamber Update


Please give a warm welcome to our newest members (find them in our directory at

  • Park Modern Realty - As lifelong residents of Anne Arundel County, their team knows the real estate market intimately. Their exceptional customer service, combined with extensive experience in real estate and investing, allows their clients to feel comfortable and confident that they will execute every transaction with their best interests in mind.A
  • Atlantic Blue Water Services -For years, its interest and concern with the quality of drinking water has been both personal and professional. Atlantic Blue Water Services is an award-winning company committed to offering quality products and services. It offers free local water testing in your home or at their store, giving instant results and an honest recommendation for treatment.
  • One You Love Homecare – This business specializes in professional, compassionate and personalized care to older adults to enable them to continue to live safely and independently in their own homes. The staff offers long-term solutions as well as short-term rehabilitation care after surgery. One You Love Homecare is locally owned and operated by two women, a registered nurse and a certified nursing assistant, who were born and raised in Annapolis and have strong ties to the community.
  • Energy Zebra LLC - Its recognized and award-winning leadership team has over 60 years in the energy business and has protected thousands of customers from unaffordable cost increases. The trustworthy energy consultants pride themselves on the peace of mind they achieve for small businesses and residential customers. Let Energy Zebra develop your unique cost savings plan.
  • Etheral Marine Art - Joe Gagliardi’s paintings reflect the daydream-like images that came from spending nearly two years overseas as a U.S. Marine. He uses high-quality acrylic spray paints, along with brushes and sponges, to make bright scenes of landscapes, flowers, alien worlds and whatever pops into his mind as he paints. Each painting is a unique, handmade piece and never a print.
  • NV Kitchen And Bath Remodeling – An award-winning compay with 10 years of experience, its team has licensed remodelers and carpenters who can help you upgrade, design, and renovate your kitchen, bathroom and closets. Not just that, they also offer a range of products with versatile designs and applications for your home, such as cabinets, flooring and countertops.
  • The Salvation Army Potomac Division - The Salvation Army annually helps more than 25 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction and economic hardships through a range of social services. By providing food, emergency disaster relief, rehabilitation services, clothing and shelter, The Salvation Army is meeting human needs without discrimination at 7,219 centers of operation across the country.

After a series of “friends and family” dinners and a soft opening, we officially cut the ribbon for the grand opening of Garten by Preserve. Owners Michelle and Jeremy Hoffman spoke passionately about the beautiful renovation of the space, their vision for the restaurant and being overwhelmed by the positive response from the community. Their restaurant is now open for lunch, and you can see the beautiful butterfly garden in the back. And you can eat al fresco as they have heaters over the tables.

A ribbon-cutting was held for the grand opening of the Bryki Gallery in Millersville. Owner Sara Bryki is a national figure and expert in curated crystals and healing with crystals. The gallery is filled with incredibly beautiful display pieces, home décor and, of course, jewelry.

Our Successful Women in Business group held a luncheon at the wonderful Broadneck Grill in Cape St. Claire. The restaurant features delicious Mexican food, and best of all is their house-made desserts including chocolate mousse cake, key lime pie, mud pie and polar bear cake. The featured speaker was Lauren Parker, register of wills, who gave a spirited talk on the importance of having a will.

Our Wellness Committee arranged two events in October. The morning event featured life coach Debbie McTammany of True You, Navigating Through Change, who talked about “showing up for you” and the value of a life coach to help you set goals and stay motivated. The luncheon, held at Romilo’s Restaurant and Bar, featured Gigi Burkhalter of Stretch. Bliss Wellness. She spoke about her journey through breast cancer and the importance of advocating for your own health.

Finally, we held our Shoptoberfest shop local event in Park Plaza. The event included entertainment, a costume contest for kids and dogs, food, exhibitors and more! We had three gold sponsors that donated 50 percent of their sponsorships to selected charities. SERVPRO Annapolis/Severna Park donated to the Earleigh Heights Volunteer Fire Company, Jing Ying Institute of Kung Fu & Tai Chi donated to the Alzheimer’s Association, and Landmark Roofing supported GiGi’s Playhouse. Other sponsors included Lisa’s Cakepops, The Voice Media, Neat Wall TV, DeMaio Family Chiropractic and Physical Therapy, Kwon’s Taekwondo, Citizens to Elect Heather Bagnall, Jessica Haire for County Executive, RockWell Fitness, Zen Leaf Oceanside, and Dawn Gile for Senate.

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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