Chamber Update


Please give a warm welcome to our newest members and enjoy reading about all the small businesses that supported our chamber events. They truly make our community the best place to live! Find them in our directory at

Oscar's Alehouse Pasadena - Welcome to the third location of Oscar’s Alehouse at 8026 Ritchie Highway in Pasadena. The original Oscar's was established in 2012. The team members pride themselves in providing the best craft brews and food in the area with 36 beers on draft to choose from. The scratch kitchen features a wood-burning grill that fills the restaurant with that homegrown, smoky aroma. This family-friendly atmosphere is the perfect place for your night out.


Jody A. Limbacher, CPA, LLC - Jody A. Limbacher, CPA, is a family-oriented business that takes pride in its diligence and dedication to clients. They understand that when you are dealing with the IRS, it can be a stressful time. That is why the team of CPAs will work diligently to resolve your tax issues as quickly as possible. They also offer tax preparation services for individuals and businesses in the Annapolis area.


Annapolis Moms Media - Annapolis Moms was created in 2011 for moms in Annapolis and surrounding areas to share experiences and help each other. Founded by Lisa Peri and co-directed by Jessica Opert, Annapolis Moms Media has a goal to create a stronger bond within the community, offering a platform for open discussions, invaluable insights, local recommendations and unwavering support. They strive to connect, uplift and grow together as they navigate the joyful journey of motherhood. They also have a nonprofit called Friends of Annapolis Moms.


JAW Drop Productions LLC - JAW Drop caters to small- to medium-size businesses for all their marketing needs. Your business is their passion. Founder Jo Gilley is a brand builder, story curator, multimedia designer, and all-star marketing utility player experienced in social strategy, community advocacy, process improvement, digital design, print design, video, and event planning.

Rapid Response Defense Inc. - Owner Lou Goodwin has more than 20 years of martial arts training in taekwondo, hapkido, aikido, iaido and kenpo. He also has 10 years of experience working in the security field. His classes will give you "self-confidence through self-defense training."


Pomfret & Telljohann Wealth Management Group - Deciding how, and where, you will spend your retirement years may be challenging, but getting your savings plan in shape shouldn’t be. That is why Pomfret & Telljohann Wealth Management Group does what it does, working with individuals and families to help them achieve financial well-being. They also work with organizations to craft the best retirement plans for employees. Both James Pomfret and Sarah Telljohann are winners of the Five Star Wealth Manager Award, with James winning every year since 2012.


Pitaya Mexican Restaurant - At this family-owned Mexican restaurant, the staff believes that food is more than just sustenance – it is an experience. They strive to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere where you can savor the flavors of Mexico, while enjoying the company of your friends and family. Join them for a taste of Mexico.


La Sierra Authentic Mexican Restaurant - The menu is crafted with love and care, featuring traditional dishes made from fresh, locally sourced ingredients. From classic favorites like tacos and enchiladas, to lesser-known regional specialties, La Sierra has something for everyone. The team takes pride in their handmade tortillas, salsas and guacamole, all of which are made fresh daily in their kitchen.


We held three ribbon-cutting celebrations in December. The first was the rebranding of the Severna Park Women’s Clinic in Severna Park. Next was the grand opening of Side Street Framers & gift gallery in Pasadena. Finally, we celebrated the 20th anniversary of Emidio Vincenzo Escape Salon and Spa in Severna Park.

Our 13th annual Taste and Sip event was held at Chartwell Golf & Country Club on December 5 and was a tremendous success. We had 26 vendors comprised of restaurants, liquor stores and specialty stores, and close to 350 attendees. Our silent auction was bountiful with generous donations from our small-business community. The event included entertainment, raffles and more.

Deepest thanks to our event creator and sponsor, Matt Wyble of Next Step Realty. Gold sponsors were KMA Law Office, Level Up Builders, Smart Fit Kids Academy, Gardiner & Appel Group and Taichi Bubble Tea. Silver sponsors were Shore United Bank and Park Modern Realty. Bronze sponsors were Kogen Dojo Defense Academy, Checkmark Power Washing, Chesapeake Auto Body, Griswold Live Assured Home Care, Whale Works Design and Illustration, Assisted Living Locators, M&T Bank and Friends of Christine Marie Celeste. Many thanks to our sponsors, silent auction donors, volunteers, entertainers, host and attendees who made the event a huge success.

Our Successful Women in Business group held its annual holiday luncheon in Park Books’ community space! We had nine vendor sponsors, which included the Jing Ying Institute of Kung Fu & Tai Chi, Dotty’s Skin Care, Melaleuca Earth Sense, Earth Radiance Holistic, Integrative Family NP LLC, The Blended Essentials, S.H.E.P. Legacy Solutions, Cascades of Wellness and Touchstone Crystal by Swarovski. The luncheon was catered by April’s Table, and we enjoyed dessert from Nothing Bundt Cakes and coffee from BD Provisions.

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