Chamber Update


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

Coastal Kitchen Bath LLC - Coastal Kitchen & Bath is a premier provider of top-quality kitchen and bath products and services. The business specializes in creating custom solutions that perfectly fit your unique style and needs, from kitchen and bathroom remodeling to cabinetry, countertops and hardware. Coastal Kitchen Bath LLC is especially known for its gorgeous river countertops and live-edge exotic wood countertops. (

Pain Relief Yoga with Lore Goldstein - Lore Goldstein is a psychotherapist, intuitive consultant, “reader of energy,” Kundalini yoga and meditation teacher, believer in the healing forces of nature, influential speaker and adventurer. She says that the No. 1 affliction of most people is lower back pain. The No. 2 is anxiety. Her yoga classes and services are designed to resolve both … and so much more!


Three Little Birds LLC Hardscape and Landscape - Three Little Birds is a veteran-owned and family-operated business specializing in hardscape design and installation, outdoor structures, and landscaping in central Maryland. The team’s unique designs and craftsmanship, coupled with superior customer service, will ensure that your property looks its best year-round, no matter what size the project. (

Maryland Livescan Fingerprinting LLC - Maryland Livescan is the most widely utilized, trusted and reliable state and federal livescan fingerprint service provider in the mid-Atlantic region. Licensed by the Maryland Department of Public Safety, Maryland Livescan was the first full-service company in the state to provide a broad range of fast, convenient, safe and secure state FBI electronic fingerprinting to the general public for reasons including, but not limited to, state and/or federal employment, licensing, domestic and international adoption, and immigration visas for traveling abroad and more. The business also provides onsite mobile services. (

Key Group of Cummings and Company Realtors - Results-oriented Realtor Jody Buck has a goal to make sure her clients are stress-free and 100% satisfied with their real estate venture. Judging from her 95% client referral rate, her clients wholeheartedly concur. Jody represents an equal number of buyers as sellers and treats each transaction with the same care regardless of price. She’s sold houses from $50,000 to properties exceeding $3.6 million. To Jody, every client is important, from the first-time homebuyer to the high-level executive.


Dental FX - Dental FX is the Pasadena dental office of Dr. Judy Yu. The team prides themselves on offering full-service, comprehensive dentistry to each patient, with a specialty in cosmetic dentistry. Additionally, they provide patients with confidence based on beautiful and self-assured smiles. Dental FX’s services are always rooted in individualized treatment plans and education for all ages. (

Meg Leonard Co. Design – This is an independent design studio specializing in brand, digital and interior design for creative entrepreneurs, businesses and homeowners globally. Services include but are not limited to brand identity (development and research, design, guidelines, elements), website design (pages, SEO, architecture), digital and print design (social media templates, business cards, materials) and interior design (e-design and finishes consulting). (


We held three ribbon-cutting celebrations this past month. The first was in celebration of our newest restaurant in Severna Park, Pitaya Mexican Restaurant. Owner Jorge Landaverde also operates the wonderful La Sierra Mexican Restaurant in Annapolis.

Next was the celebration of new ownership and location of Synergy Home Care. Karen Burkholder has taken the reins and is planning for a big expansion as well.

Finally, we celebrated the relocation of Kid Connections Therapy from Severna Park to Odenton, to a space three times the original size. Owner Shanna Klump is excited to provide more therapeutic services in the new location.

Our Wellness Business Connections group held its monthly meeting at The Social, and we were joined by a variety of practitioners in the health fields. Many thanks to our committee chairs, Lisa Manning and Carol Heckman of Trillium Wellness, who are stepping away from committee leadership after two years. They will continue participating in the group.

Our Successful Women in Business “First Cup Club” enjoyed a delicious breakfast and great networking at the beautiful The Sheridan at Severna Park. The Sheridan is a new assisted living facility that also has a memory care unit.

We held our 2024 officer installation and general membership mixer at La Posta Pizzeria & Italian Kitchen in their private room, and it was a fun and lively gathering of close to 70 members. Our 2024 board of directors was officially sworn in by Judge Cathleen Vitale. I delivered an overview of activities in 2023, which included 45 ribbon-cutting celebrations and goals for 2024.

She then presented the Harmony Award to Larry Sells of Larry Sells Consulting and the Katherine’s Light Foundation. The Harmony Award recognizes a business owner who also makes a huge positive impact on the community, and the chamber could not have selected a better recipient. In addition to all his work with Severna Park High School’s athletic department over the years, including being the “voice” of the Falcons, Larry has raised over $1 million for charitable causes, in particular to support cancer research and services. He and his wife, Robin, founded the Katherine’s Light Foundation to provide scholarships to students in Anne Arundel Community College’s nursing program, of which their late daughter was a graduate.

The event was sponsored by the Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation.

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