Chamber Update


Please give a warm welcome to our newest members, and please support them. Find them in our directory at

Meredith Minor Photography LLC - Services include family photography of newborns, couples, families, maternity and boudoir sessions.

Ruby Cares LLC - In operation for three years, the business provides compassionate home health care for the elderly and disabled.

Modern Mind Connections - Modern Mind Connections will teach you techniques and strategies to help you become a better businessperson.

RE/MAX Concierge Realty – Ken Chamberlain and his team provide exceptional marketing strategies to help you sell your home quickly, and they offer the latest technology to make the process of finding a home easier than ever.

The Sheridan at Severna Park - Its assisted living communities provide a variety of personalized care plans, innovative programming, convenient amenities, and more for their residents, in addition to a caring and professional team.

Wells Fargo/Tanjaneka Jones - Wells Fargo provides banking, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 7,300 locations, 12,000 ATMs, the internet and mobile banking, and has offices in over 40 countries and territories.

Checkmark Power WashingCheckmark does residential and commercial soft washing for siding, decks, vinyl fences and roofs. The business also does residential and commercial pressure washing for surfaces such as pavers, stones, brick, asphalt and concrete. Hot water is available for tough stains such as graffiti removal, gum removal and dumpster pads. Checkmark also does window washing.

Turner World Travel The business was founded in 2016 with the goal of establishing an exceptional travel agency in the metropolitan Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia area to specialize in group travel.

Sugar, Butter Love Sugar, Butter Love creates gorgeous hand-decorated custom cookies, cupcakes, cakes and cake pops. The business’ team offers a creative oasis of customized desserts and treats.

Organic Facial Experience Medical Day Spa Organic Facial Experience Medical Day Spa + Products is on a mission to naturally transform individuals by restoring the skin's natural beauty, relaxing the mind and body, and preserving, protecting, and nourishing the skin. Owner Towanda Moses brings decades of experience to the business.

Reilly Insurance Agency Since 1974, the Reilly Insurance Agency has been dedicated to the protection of its clients’ physical and financial assets through superior products, education and flawless customer service.

Access Wellness Healthcare/Rachel Nelson - Access Wellness Healthcare makes house calls. Services provided by the veteran-owned business include lab work, treatment of conditions, prescribing medications, care management, counseling and telemedicine.

Friends of Christine Marie Celeste - Christine Celeste is running to remain a circuit court judge in Anne Arundel County. She spent 20 years as a trial attorney and believes that an effective judge knows the law and applies it fairly.

Bradford Counseling Services LLC This business provides counseling to adults, adolescents, families, couples and children, ages 5 and up, throughout Anne Arundel, Howard and Montgomery counties. Bradford Counseling’s clinicians see clients for an array of mental health struggles.

Seriously Sari Interiors With more than 10 years in the industry, owner Megan Reiley is knowledgeable in all forms of interior design. She has worked on construction projects from the ground up, renovations of kitchens and baths, as well as furnishing entire homes and spaces.

AcARRE Founder, CEO, and chief chemist Tracey Hicks-Kearse is an esteemed chemical engineer who has worked in product development and marketing for more than 18 years. Her products leave your skin and scalp transformed within days to feel healthier, smoother, and appear more luminous.

The Dink of Severna Park Opening in the fall, The Dink will be the largest pickleball facility in the county. Its 23,900-square-foot facility features amenities to properly host all skill levels, with professional-grade courts and premium finishes. The Dink of Severna Park also has a dedicated event space and several lounge alcoves for connecting with fellow pickleballers.

Structure & Spirit; Therapeutic Massage Therapeutic massage is used to treat various medical conditions including chronic pain, headaches, muscle tension and stress. It can also help to reduce inflammation, improve circulation and promote relaxation.

We kicked off May with our spring Shop Local Fun Fiesta at Park Plaza. It was a sold-out event with more than 70 exhibitors and featured entertainment, food and fun. We had six gold sponsors who donated 50% of sponsorships to charities. They were Landmark Roofing, Dodgebow Annapolis, SERVPRO of Severna Park/Arnold, the Jing Ying Institute of Kung Fu & Tai Chi, Kogen Dojo, and Image Creators Salon and Spa. Silver sponsors were Kwon’s Taekwondo, the Lash Lounge Annapolis, Human Interest and Advance Auto Parts. Bronze sponsors were CertaPro Painters of Severna Park, Mosquito Squad, Neat Wall TV, Delegate Heather Bagnall, Griswold Home Care, The Blended Essentials and Edward Jones/Brian Conrad.

We held two ribbon cuttings in May. The first was for BD Provisions in Severna Park. BD Provisions is a new retail store concept offering a carefully curated collection of bulk foods sold by the pound in sustainable containers, plus coffee roasting onsite.

The second was in celebration of Creative Spaces Remodeling’s new showroom on College Parkway. Creative Spaces is a design and build firm specializing in waterfront properties.

In May, we also launched our new Young Professionals Networking Group with attendees meeting at Vida Taco for cocktails and conversation. This new and fun initiative will build peer-to-peer relationships and provide opportunities for mentorship and volunteerism. The June event will be at the Providence Center’s pottery studio and will feature food, drinks and pottery making. This event is free and open to all.

The Successful Women in Business First Cup Club was held at BD Provisions in Severna Park. Members of the club enjoyed freshly roasted and brewed coffee, and owner Debra Saltz generously invited the attendees to fill bags with their favorite snacks and candies for free.

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


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