Chamber Update


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

Heidler Inc. - Since 1947, Heidler Inc. has been the leader in plumbing and heating solutions throughout the Annapolis area. Over the years, its business has expanded to include a full range of plumbing services, from repairs to maintenance. Customers also look to Heidler Inc. as their gas log fireplace experts; its professional installations add an aesthetic touch to any property. Heidler Inc. offers 24/7 service with a live operator taking your call.

Alcove Event Studio — new bronze member — Alcove Event Studio is an intimate and charming private event venue located in Severna Park, offering hourly space rentals and decor packages for special celebrations, corporate events, birthday parties, baby showers, micro-weddings and more. Like an alcove in a home, Alcove Event Studio is your personal nook to be transformed for intimate events.

From a cozy dinner party to an upscale micro-wedding or business networking, Alcove Event Studio can be used for any type of event. Transform a space and let Alcove help execute your vision, then relax and enjoy your momentous occasion. Contact the team to book your event today.

Severn River Dental - You only get one smile, and Severn River Dental Health Center has a wide range of dental treatments in Severna Park to help you maximize its potential. Whatever your dental goals may be, these dentists and this team can help with the following services: cosmetic dentistry, general and family dentistry, technology (crowns and implants), oral surgery and restorative dentistry, all done in-house.

Hunt for Hope Wellness - If you are ready for a long-lasting treatment solution that brings a halt to your weight loss struggles, calms the addiction cravings, relieves post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms, reduces pain, promotes sleep, and puts an end to the prescription drugs and the long string of treatments, therapists and doctor visits, then let Hunt for Hope Wellness help you.

Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management - Founded by Arthur J. Gallagher in Chicago in 1927, this business has grown to be one of the leading insurance brokerages, risk management, and human resources and benefits consulting companies in the world. With significant reach internationally, the organization employs more than 39,000 people and its global network provides services in more than 130 countries.

Chris Gives Foundation - A nonprofit formed to help those who are struggling by providing low cost or free auto repair. The founder is the owner of the Midas franchises in Anne Arundel County.

We were honored to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Eco Adventures in Millersville during its Earth Day celebration. Hundreds came out for the pony rides, a magician, music, food and, of course, animals. Eco Adventures is an education, enrichment and conservation organization that offers hands-on environmental education to people of all ages.

It has been three years since the founding of the Horse and People Project, and we enjoyed a celebration with owner Maria Alessandri at her beautiful farm in Davidsonville. She has created a unique self-development program for adults that builds leadership and problem-solving skills using horses.

Our Multi-Chamber Business Builder Breakfast was held at Hellas Restaurant & Lounge, with more than 130 registrations. The sponsor was Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corporation, and it was an energetic and productive event where people could meet and find ways to work together.

The Successful Women in Business Group held its First Cup Club at the gorgeous Bryki Gallery in Millersville. Owner Sara Bryki is an international expert on all things crystals and has opened a beautiful showroom with home décor, jewelry and more. If you are looking for something unique for the home or office, you will find it at the Bryki Gallery.

Our Wellness Business Connections Group held its monthly meeting at The Social in Severna Park. Practitioners enjoyed in-depth networking and some good food.

Don’t miss our Shop Local Fun Fiesta, to be held in Park Plaza on May 6 from 11:00am–3:00pm. We will have exhibitors, entertainment, a DJ, food and more! Our gold sponsors will donate 50% of their sponsorships to charities. Gold sponsors are Landmark Roofing, Dodgebow Annapolis, SERVPRO of Severna Park/Arnold, the Jing Ying Institute of Kung Fu & Tai Chi and Kogen Dojo. Silver sponsors are Kwon’s Taekwondo, the Lash Lounge Annapolis and Advance Auto Parts. Bronze sponsors are CertaPro Painters of Severna Park, Mosquito Squad, Neat Wall TV, Delegate Heather Bagnall, Griswold Home Care, The Blended Essentials and Edward Jones/Brian Conrad.

Registration is open for our Independence Day Parade. The parade will be held in Severna Park on Tuesday, July 4, from 10:00am to noon. The theme of our parade is “Broad Stripes, Bright Stars and Big Hearts.” The grand marshal is Wayne Gerst, a lifelong resident and philanthropist.

We love to see floats and have created a special contest to award $500 in three categories: Best Overall, Most Patriotic and Most Original.

For more information about the parade, events or membership, please visit


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