Friday, January 18, 2013
After the recent closing of a local business, area business owners want to remind the community why it’s important to shop local.
After hearing the news that BJ’s Blings and Things would be closing its doors for good, one local business owner thought it would be a good opportunity to remind the community of the importance of shopping local. Dawn Wilson, an owner of Side Street Framers in Severna Park, said she had no idea Blings and Things was closing and the news touched her personally. “It is so important for our local residents to support our small locally owned business, or we may see more have to close,” Wilson said. “I don't think people always realize that where they chose to spend their money makes such a huge difference for these local businesses.” Wilson, who owns Side Street Framers with her mom, said she and Franklin’s Toys owner Jeff Franklin co-chair …
Monday, December 10, 2012
Here’s a look at photos from Friday’s tree lighting and Park Plaza festivities.
Despite some rain, many area residents came out to the Severna Park Chamber for the tree lighting and the festivities that followed at Park Plaza on Friday night. During the tree lighting, Severna Park Elementary sang a number of holiday songs and local girl scout troops provided cookies. Bruster’s was also there serving up samples of ice cream. The celebration continued in the Park Plaza shopping center as the Severna Park High jazz band and Folger McKinsey chorus performed, along with other local groups. Santa and Mrs. Claus even made an appearance. The pair rode in on a horse-drawn carriage and posed for pictures with children who had been lined up all night. Take a look at the photos from the Christmas festivities and be sure to add …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
The annual lighting of the tree and caroling in Park Plaza will commence on Friday night.
With the warm weather, it may not feel like Christmas outside, but the holiday season has arrived and the town of Severna Park is ready to celebrate. The annual lighting of the tree and caroling in Park Plaza will take place on Friday night. “Santa will be coming to town in a horse drawn carriage and we will have various performing groups from Anne Arundel County Schools singing carols and performing,” said Music and Arts manager Greg Bell. “It should be a good time and lots of fun.” Two local schools in particular will be participating in the festivities. Folger McKinsey will be singing in Park Plaza, while Severna Park Elementary will perform at the tree lighting ceremony in the parking lot of Severna Park Chamber of Commerce. “Folger …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
A Taste and Sip of Greater Severna Park will be held on November 29th at Homestead Gardens in Severna Park.
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Linda Zahn, CEO of the chamber, shares Severna Park business news and upcoming events with Patch.
Happy New Year, Greater Severna Park! As you begin the New Year, I’ll bet you’re thinking about those New Year’s resolutions you’ve made—or the things you should do this year. It’s a new year and everyone thinks of a “new beginning” to go along with it. Maybe a new beginning for you means a major business change. If you’ve been thinking about owning your own business, but still have that fear that it might not succeed, you can learn more about it on Wednesday (Jan. 18) when the Greater Severna Park Chamber of Commerce hosts a “Franchises – A Business Option” at Ledo Pizza and Pasta in Park Plaza where Ed Cremmins of Eagle Franchise Consulting will be our presenter. Attendees can discover how to find the right franchise (all industries …
Monday, May 23, 2011
Two Chamber events for the whole community to enjoy in June and July.
Monday, May 23, 2011
Events are a part of the Chamber’s mission. We put together events for the community, to promote the community, and to promote the businesses we represent. Some events are small and some are large. One of the smaller ones coming up is our June 4 Local Authors Book Signing Event at Severna Park Library. This is a partnership event with the Library, and it will run from 10 a.m. to noon that Saturday. The idea came about because several members of the Greater Severna Park Chamber of Commerce are talented authors, a few of many wonderful authors in the Greater Severna Park area. When I approached the library with the idea, they suggested I work with a certain number of writers for this event, and we are featuring seven. These talented …
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Chamber of Commerce welcomes new leaders at annual Installation Dinner.
The Greater Severna Park Chamber of Commerce recently installed Officers and Directors for 2011 at its Annual Installation Dinner held at Chartwell Golf and Country Club. The guests had the pleasure of listening to a speech by Senator Ed Reilly. The newly installed president is Dana Eckert of BankAnnapolis. Serving as First Vice President is Mike Phennicie of BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport. Second Vice President is Chris Isham of Severn River Tech Solutions. The Chamber's Treasurer is Mike Whittles of SERVPRO/Annapolis and Severna Park, and the Secretary is Anne Myers of Partners in Care. Rick Sutton of The Bank of Glen Burnie is the Chamber's Chairman of the Board. Directors include Tim Hall (Nationwide Insurance); Tom Lerario (Woods …
Thursday, January 13, 2011
New business profiles, welcome breakfast and installation dinner start off new year.
Happy New Year! One thing I’d like to do in 2011 is to present some of the profiles and stories the members of the Greater Severna Park Chamber have shared with me. We have some great businesses in the Greater Severna Park area and it’s a pleasure to share a little more about them. One such business is Spirit Point Healing. Rachel Sara Strass, Mac, Lac, Dipl Ac (NCCAOM) is the owner of this holistic health practice located in Severna Park. She specializes in acupuncture and zero balancing. The focus of the practice is to provide people with balanced healing, and support in all stages of life, specializing in changes of life, relief from anxiety, depression and pain; as well as other concerns such as addictions, fertility, and …