Chamber Update


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

Sweet Bamboo Boba LLC - Boba tea originated in Taiwan in the 1980s and eventually made its way to the U.S. sometime in the '90s. Milks can range from whole and skim to non-dairy substitutes like almond and coconut — or often there’s no milk (or milk-like product) at all, as in the case of cold tea-infused or juice-based drinks. The tapioca pearls can be fat as marbles, small as peas, square shaped, red or crystal clear. This business is veteran owned.

Lighthouse Carwash - Have a clean car all the time with services from Lighthouse Carwash. The business offers seven self-serve bays and three automatic wash bays that are touch-free and guaranteed not to scratch your finish.

This business is always open. Choose options such as pre-soak and tire shine to customize your wash and clean the inside of your car with its high-powered, self-service vacuums. Different membership levels are offered to give you the best price for your frequent washings.

Kitchen Tune Up of Annapolis - Its mission is to provide sound, functional advice with quality kitchen makeover solutions. The business specializes in five approaches in updating kitchens and cabinetry, reducing expenses and messes, while eliminating hassle and stress and saving you time and money!

Remedy Green - Nurse practitioner Willingham has been practicing for more than 15 years and is an expert in safe and effective symptom management. Remedy Green was founded with the goal to use a holistic and personalized approach to enhance your immune system with infusion-based cellular support that promotes increased energy, improved moods, reduced pain and healthy skin.

First Home Mortgage - First Home Mortgage Corporation is a licensed, full service, residential lender. Its dedicated loan officers guide borrowers throughout the entire mortgage process and offer continued support long after a loan has closed.

Stephen J. Tant Plumbing LLC - The business has been proudly supporting the Baltimore-metro area for more than five years. From minor leaks to major mishaps in both residential and commercial properties, Stephen J. Tant Plumbing can address all your plumbing problems. The company also provides full HVAC installation, sewer and water line repair, and home renovations. And the team loves to give back to many community organizations.

People Rise LLC - People Rise is not your typical outsourced human resources department — the team at People Rise is full of proven leaders who believe that people are more than resources. Allow the staff to show you what it’s like to want to call your “HR person.” The business provides HR concierge services, career development, and coaching and project work.

Arthur Murry Dance Center Arnold - Arthur Murray Dance Studios has been realizing its students’ dreams for more than 100 years. The center’s mission is to provide the community with a high-quality dance experience in a nurturing environment. The staff believes that dancing opens doors to improved health, closer relationships with loved ones, and produces a greater passion and joy for life. Student discounts are currently being offered.

Sand & Silo Marketplace LLC - Sand & Silo Marketplace offers custom-built and new furniture as well as refinished pieces. It specializes in coastal, farmhouse, bohemian and mid-century modern finishes. Visit the businesses’ showroom or Facebook page for access to current inventory. In addition to furniture, Sand & Silo Marketplace features Maryland-made items and offers unique home decor, jewelry, clothing and gifts.

PC Repair of Severna Park - At PC Repair, the staff take great pride in being able to provide all of your computer support needs. From on-site to in-house, networks to home users, PC Repair of Severna Park is your support team. In addition to repair, the business offers virus removal, firewalls, networking, network security, backup solutions and more. The business is a certified Dell partner.

We held three ribbon-cutting celebrations in July. The first was the 10-year anniversary of Healing Paws Veterinary Wellness Center in Severna Park, founded by Dr. Jennifer Levitsky. Healing Paws combines traditional pet care with holistic practices for more comprehensive treatment of animals in its care, and Healing Paws now has five full-time veterinarians at the office.

Next, we celebrated the grand opening of Atlantic Blue Water Services, owned by Chris Mather. The business does everything from testing and treating your water to supplying well water products and more.

Finally, we celebrated Providence of Maryland’s unveiling of its new logo and branding, and learned how it is expanding its services beyond the county. Providence of Maryland has been supporting our special needs community members for more than 60 years, and its vision is to bring its services to other counties.

Of course, our signature event of the month was our wonderful Independence Day parade, held on July 4. Our grand marshal was Wayne Gerst, long-time Severna Park resident, business owner and philanthropist. Wayne donated a portion of his Millersville farm to Orphan Grain Train so the nonprofit could build a warehouse for its operation that supports children in need locally and internationally.

We had 99 parade entries ranging from first responders to community floats, and even the Severna Park High School marching band!

Many thanks to St. Martin’s-in-the-Field Episcopal Church and Our Shepherd Lutheran Church for allowing us to stage the parade entries in their lots.

The decorated bike contest was held at the chamber for the smallest members of our community. Many thanks to Colette Barnes of KinderCare Learning Center and Suellen Gerbracht of the Edinboro Early School for your support in making it a fun event, and congratulations to the winners.

There are so many people to thank including our volunteers, participants, the Severna Park Voice for the incredible parade guide and stories about the parade, and our sponsors.

On that note, our sponsors were:

Community Champions: Chick-fil-A, Kogen Dojo

Community Awards: Budding Voices, Jing Ying Institute of Kung Fu & Tai Chi, Bradford Counseling Services

Judges Sponsor: Severna Park Automotive

DJ Sponsors: The J.F. Johnson Lumber Company, SERVPRO of Annapolis/Severna Park

Freedom Sponsors: AE2 Creative, Griswold Home Care, Homestead Gardens, Levin Eyecare, Park Hardware

Independence Sponsors: Annapolis Junior Rowing, Edward F. Herold Jr. CPA LLC, Judge Christine Celeste, Severna Park Women’s Clinic, Whale Works Design & Illustration, Stretch Zone Severna Park, AM PM Marine, Delegate Heather Bagnall

Decorated Bike Contest: Lean On Dee

Media: Severna Park Voice

Comfort Station: Severna Park Community Center

We are so blessed to have such an amazing community!

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