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

Sizar Wellness - Sizar Wellness is dedicated to elevating your life expectancy and empowering you to prevent and detect disease states before they arise. This business offers the latest technologies including genetic, cognitive and VO2 Max (maximal oxygen consumption) testing, hyperbaric oxygen, and infrared sauna treatments, and can work with you to create personalized nutrition, exercise, sleep and longevity plans. Dr. Sizar is also a member of the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society. (

Barks Road Landscape Architecture - (new silver member) - Founder Eric Blamphin has a degree in landscape architecture, over 30 years of experience in the industry, and has been licensed in Maryland since 1996. Barks Road Landscape Architecture is passionate about creating timeless and sustainable outdoor spaces through landscape design, planning, installation and management services. The team believes each homeowner can have a truly special oasis whether intimate or spacious, elegant or modern, classic or contemporary. (

Bernie's Boat Storage – This business offers safe and secure boat, trailer and RV storage in Arnold.

Optavia – Its motto is “Lifelong Transformation, One Healthy Habit at a Time.” Starting with weight loss, this often leads to all kinds of breakthroughs for health (body, mind and finances). Jennifer’s story: She was obese for over 20 years and diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS). After trying many other programs and nearly giving up, she lost more than 50 pounds despite MS and no exercise with the Optavia Habits of Health Transformational System. (

In My Defense LLC - In My Defense (IMD LLC) is a veteran-owned company offering awareness, avoidance, combative skills, firearms and emergency medical training to give you options when you or your family are attacked or facing an emergency medical situation and "you are all you have.” Owner and chief instructor Vincent Maida is the following:

  • MSP qualified handgun instructor
  • USCCA certified instructor (handguns/home defense/children’s firearm safety/countering the mass shooter threat)
  • Health safety institute instructor and center manager
  • Black Belt combatives instructor
  • NRA range safety officer


The Wright Team of Coldwell Banker - With over 70 years of combined experience in the industry and superior local real estate knowledge, the Wright Team specializes in historic homes, new construction projects, marketing homes to sell and assisting buyers to identify homes to purchase in the local area.


We held three ribbon-cutting celebrations this month. The first was the grand opening of Coastal Kitchen + Bath in Severna Park. They provide expert remodeling services, and they offer handmade rivertops and exotic wood tops for a custom and unique look.

Next, we held a ribbon-cutting for the launch of the Severna Park Community Center’s new website and remodeled facilities. It was a packed house, and tours were given following a presentation. The community center is indeed a place to “gather, play, grow and thrive.”

The last celebration of the month was the grand opening of Be The Change, the Healing Collective. Owner Cheryl Pace, who also owns the popular Change Your Pace Therapeutic Massage, has created a beautiful environment for wellness practitioners to offer classes, events and more.

Our Wellness Business Connections group held its monthly meeting at the Jing Ying Institute of Kung Fu & Tai Chi. We were treated to a mini demo of tai chi, a wonderful movement-based activity to relieve stress. Many thanks to Nancy and Billy Greer for their hospitality.

Our Successful Women in Business “First Cup Club” enjoyed a delicious breakfast and great networking at Eco Adventures in Millersville. We were surrounded by a rainforest and animals. Owners Mei Len and Dr. Brady Barr are marine biologists, and Dr. Barr had a TV program with National Geographic for 20 years. Eco Adventures offers camps, educational series and classes, and hosts field trips. Adults can rent space as well. Eco Adventures even hosted a wedding at its amazing facility.

Mark your calendars for our Spring Shop Local Fun Festival on May 4 from 11:00am–3:00pm at Park Plaza! We are so excited to have over 60 exhibitors, food, music and fun for the whole family. Our gold sponsors are Jing Ying Institute of Kung Fu & Tai Chi, Landmark Roofing, SERVPRO Annapolis/Severna Park and Kogen Dojo. Silver sponsors are Griswold Home Care and Kwon’s Taekwondo. Bronze sponsors are Mosquito Squad of Annapolis, Severna Park Community Center, LogoZone Promotions and Delegate Heather Bagnall.

Registration is open for our Independence Day parade, to be held on Thursday, July 4, from 10:00am–noon in Severna Park. We will again offer a $500 prize in three categories – Best Overall, Best Theme and Most Patriotic. We encourage communities to gather their teams and start building their floats!

The grand marshal of the parade is Dr. Dawn Lindsay, president of Anne Arundel Community College. Lindsay has dedicated more than 30 years to the community college system. We are so honored that she accepted our offer to participate in the parade.

For more information about the chamber and our events, visit As always, remember to shop local and support our small businesses!


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