Please give a warm welcome to our newest members, and please support them. Find them in our directory at www.gspacc.com.
Allstate Insurance - Shelley Driscoll - As personal financial representatives in Edgewater, the staff has the knowledge and understanding of the people in this community, helping them provide customers with an outstanding level of service. Allstate looks forward to helping families like yours protect the things that are important — your family, home, car and more. The company can also help you prepare a strategy to achieve your financial goals.
Office Phones Plus – Excellent communication technology is critical for the smooth operation of your small business, and you need reliable, affordable business phone systems to stay connected. Office Phones Plus provides a wide range of business phone systems through partnerships with Comcast, Verizon, Net2Phone, Digium and Nextiva. They take care of your initial installation, relocation, or upgrades and ongoing service.
Bay Area Counseling & Consultation LLC - This is a mental health group practice that specializes in evidenced-based, trauma-informed care and behavior modification psychotherapy. The agency is founded on cultural competence and a patient-centered approach to enhance the quality of mental health delivery for the surrounding community. Its motto is “Where Mental Health Meets Happiness.”
Ink + Numbers - Ink + Numbers hosts monthly events that include shopping, bourbon tastings, happy hours, breakfast parties, lead exchanges, seminars and much more. Founders Stacey Munsell and Lisa Carmichael are excited to begin this journey and help women connect and thrive.
Tucker Painting and Handyman LLC (Klappenberger and Son) - Serving thousands in Anne Arundel County for its painting and repair projects since 1989, the company also works on commercial and historic buildings. The U.S. Court of Appeals building, the Pentagon, the Smithsonian and the White House are all places the company has been hired to work. It provides 10-year warranties on all services and quotes within 24 hours.
BL Technical Services - BL Technical Services is a small group of information technology network engineers and their supporting staff that small businesses have come to trust. Its senior network engineers are Microsoft Certified Systems Engineers (MCSE), which qualifies the company to support systems that are based on Microsoft Windows and Windows Server. In addition to the MCSE certification, its engineers also hold many other certifications from other vendors including CompTIA, Cisco and Citrix.
The Goddard School in Millersville – This is a premiere spot for early childhood learning, providing excellent education and child development, which comes from its dedication to holistic development and academic preparation. The Goddard School in Millersville serves ages infant through prekindergarten and is the winner of the Educational Excellence Award for two years in a row.
Heartlands Assisted Living at Severna Park - Heartlands Assisted Living at Severna Park knows what it takes to make you feel at home. You need people who are always there for you, ones who know just how you take your coffee and always say “good morning” with a smile. You need dependable care. And you need the freedom to do what you love. It is all there for you in its beautiful and spacious senior living community.
On the first Tuesday of the month, we celebrated National Night Out, of which the chamber is a sponsor and committee member. This annual event takes place simultaneously across all 50 states and is a community-building campaign that promotes police-community camaraderie. This year, the event was held at Kinder Farm Park and was as popular and well-attended as ever with more than 60 exhibitors, police and fire units, a rescue helicopter, and more than 1,000 visitors.
We held two ribbon-cutting celebrations in August. The first was to celebrate the official grand opening of The PutAway, the largest indoor pickleball facility in the county. There were hundreds of attendees, five sponsors and free play until closing. Owner Tim Schnupp has already amassed a large membership base and the facility features beautifully groomed courts and a lounge area.
The second ribbon-cutting celebrated the 20-year anniversary of Delmarva Financial Group. Owner Beau Breeden has more than 20 years in the industry and many certifications in all areas of investing.
Our TGIF Cookout at the chamber was generously sponsored by The Lash Lounge in Annapolis. This always-fun event featured burgers of all kinds and an ice-cream bar from Bruster’s Real Ice Cream. We will hold an official grand opening ribbon-cutting celebration for The Lash Lounge on September 21 at noon in Annapolis. See the beautiful space and treat yourself to some lash and brow services!
Our Successful Women in Business Committee held its monthly First Cup Club coffee at Dockside Dermatology in Millersville. Attendees met the two dynamic and local young dermatologists who own the practice, Stephanie Clements and Lesley Sutherland, and toured the beautiful space.
We are planning our Shop Local Extravaganza, known as Shoptoberfest. The event will be held on Saturday, October 21, from 11:00am–3:00pm in the parking lot at Severna Park Racquetball and Fitness Club in Millersville. There will be fun, music, entertainment, shopping, trick-or-treating, a costume contest and much more! Fun for the whole family.
For more information about the chamber and our events, visit www.gspacc.com.
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