Change is how we grow

Change can be scary. We are all creatures of habit and when our lives change, it can be uncomfortable. However, being uncomfortable may not be negative.

To lose weight, we change our eating and activities habits. It may be “uncomfortable’ for a period of time, but the results that come from this change are worth it. You may feel  healthier and more vibrant.

We all should audit ourselves as well as our businesses from time to time to determine if there are any changes that could give us better results. We are halfway through the year, and this is a great time to step back and look for something that you would like to change.

The ROMG Chamber is leading by example. We have looked at ourselves and are making some exciting changes. We have added a new member-only benefit, Masterminds. We have re-launched our Lunch & Learn networking lunches each month (however, we are taking a vacation during the summer- Meetings will resume in September). We are getting more involved with our communities citizens while giving out free temporary tattoos at the concert events in Owings Mills and Reisterstown as well as offering a new membership for citizens to become involved with us.

Take some time and list what changes you have made in your personal or business life. Then, decide on how you want to finish 2017. Think about a few changes that you can make, then go for it!

Let us know what you want to change by posting on our Facebook Page – then give us updates as you move toward your success. While you visit our Facebook Page- please give us a review there as well!

Don’t forget to visit our directory!
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Help us Welcome our
New & Renewing Members
Visit The Business Members’ Websites 
by Clicking Their Name Below

New Citizen Members:

Michael Donnelly
Tim Wolf
Thomas Gould
Rev. Mark Swan
Gale Duell
Ellen Sizemore
Debbie Morris

New & Renewing Business Members:

Greenberg Gibbons 
Greenberg Gibbons is one of the Mid-Atlantic region’s premier developers of mixed-use, town center and retail properties. Currently, the company has two transformational projects underway in the Washington-Baltimore corridor: The Shops at Kenilworth and Foundry Row. Together, these represent more than 1.2 Million square feet of new development incorporating retail, office and residential components.

Ambassador Services Inc.
Ambassador Services, Inc. has been providing outstanding service to thousands of customers since 1995. They are a “one stop shop”, for all of your HVAC, Plumbing and Electrical needs. They also offer Service Contracts to enable you to be “pro-active” with all of your Mechanical, Plumbing, and Electrical needs.

Simonds Nursery
Simonds Nursery has become a premier provider of landscape services in and around Baltimore and Carroll County since 1972, offering design, landscaping, and maintenance services.

Health Quest Chiropractic Physical Therapy

Health Quest Chiropractic & Physical Therapy treats the symptoms by addressing the cause. Through the experienced delivery of chiropractic, physical therapy, nutritional and/or functional protocols, you are placed on a customized course of treatment designed specifically for the type and intensity of your condition.

MBRS
Nella Solovyovsky, the founder of the commercial development company MBRS, is a long-time business owner in Owings Mills and Pikesville. She is excited to be opening another retail business in our community soon.

Keller William, Integrity: Kevin Wilson
Kevin believes that everyone deserves food and a roof over their head. He volunteers at the Maryland Food Bank to help with the food issue. He then decided to become a realtor to take care of putting people in homes. Contact him directly at klwilson@kw.com for your real estate needs.

Equity MortgageKen Venick
Ken Venick has been in Mortgage Banking as a Mortgage Loan Officer since 1987 handling residential and commercial financing. He is currently an owner in Equity Mortgage, the same firm that he has been with for over 24 years.

Equity Mortgage  have varying degrees of mortgage products including equity, refinance, purchase and reverse mortgage programs. Click their link to learn more.

Ameritel Corporation 
Ameritel Corporation is an award-winning, full service provider dedicated to helping customers in the greater Baltimore-Washington area with all their copier and printer needs.

OUR NEWS

Senator Cardin Held a
Town Meeting on Healthcare
Last Friday, Senator Ben Cardin held a town hall meeting at The Atrium in Owings Mills and your ROMG Chamber was in attendance. He supports the ACA and proposes improving current health care benefits.
New Board Member and
Chairperson for our Legislative Committee
We would like to welcome Charles Smith of Ameritel Corporation to the ROMG Chamber’s Board of Directors. Charles will be chairing our Legislative Committee and will be keeping all of us up to date on proposed bills, laws and more which will be of interest to you. If you would like to join Charles in this committee, please contact us at romg@romgchamber.com
oreoles

We are having a blast being tattoo artists 

Members and volunteers from the ROMG Chamber have been given out temporary tattoos each Thursday and Friday at our community concert series. Here is Sally Shapiro with the Oriole’s Bird! At Friday’s Music Street concert
See you Thursday at Foundry Row!

NEW BENEFIT:
FREE Masterminds Program :
 2 spots left!
If you are a business owner and would like to be part of this new group which will be comprised of fellow ROMG Chamber Members, please email us at romg@romgchamber.com soon. There are only 3 spots left. This group will meet once a month and group members will act as each-others “Board of Directors” by giving business advice and guidance along with ‘accountability if you desire. This is a new benefit of being a ROMG Member – FREE of charge!We Want YOU! 
There are several chamber committees which have a few openings. You do not have to head the committee, just pitch in to help our leadership. Some of the committees include Events, Young Professionals, Legislative, Ambassador and Women in Business. If you have an interest in getting more involved in our chamber, this is the perfect chance. Email us at romg@romgchamber.comand let us know that you have an interest.
We are also in need of volunteers for the Thursday Night Concert Series as well as Music on Main Street. If you have an interest in giving a helping hand, please let Sally Shapiro know: sally@romgchamber.com

Our Member
Spotlight  

 

*In 1976, a first generation family of skilled bakers from Carini, Sicily began operations at the very first restaurant in Hanover, PA.  The owner, Salvatore Marciano, quickly grew operations in the Southern/Central Pennsylvania and Maryland area.  Salvatore named these restaurants after his wife’s maiden name Genova, thus began The Genova’s To Go Italian Restaurant operations.

Their promises:
– Freshness of  Products
– Highest Quality Ingredients
– Every Item Served Fresh Daily
– Consistently Courteous Customer Service

* Content found on website

Upcoming Chamber Events and Meetings      

Save these dates and come network at these upcoming Chamber events and meetings…
Masterminds Group:
July 13th
9am-10:30am
Hertzbach & Co, P.A.
Owings Mills
Masterrminds is our newest  benefit that we are offering our membership. This is a FREE program for up to 10 ROMG Members to come together monthly in a structured environment to share business advice, ideas and knowledge.
There is limited space available.
More groups will be formed as needed
Email Kathleen Dorsey at
Kathleen@romgchamber.com
for more information

Annual All-You-Can-Eat Crab Feast

AUGUST 3rd
5:30PM-8:30PM
American Legion Post #116
Reisterstown

    
Our Annual All-You-Can-Eat is going to be O’Mazing!
There will be MD. Blue Crabs, chicken strips, corn on the cob, salads, soda, beer, and dessert.

The Orioles will be our theme this year.
Wear your O’s gear and watch the game on the many TV’s

This is a great event to take family, friends, and employees.
Save Your Seats Now!
We Sell Out Every Year!

Businesses:
Register now to be a sponsor.
Reach 1,000’s through our promotions

Individual Registration is $49.00 before July 27th.
After July 27th, your  price is $59.00
Same Price for Members and Non-Members

Sponsorship Registration Begins NOW!
For as little as $100!
 

LEARN MORE AND REGISTER HERE

 Early Bird Expo Table Offer
Expires: July 15
Grow your business at our annual Fall Business Growth Expo. Be one of over 50 vendors and meet over 500 business professionals in one morning. Secure your exhibit table early and save $50.

CLICK HERE TO SAVE

Get Inked and Linked with the BBJ
July 20th
11:30am-1:30pm

Greater Baltimore Committee
111 S Calvert St Suite 1700,
Baltimore, MD 21202

Join the Baltimore Business Journal at the Greater Baltimore Committee’s offices for a lunch and learn session with real estate and economic development reporter, Melody Simmons and digital editor, Jonathan Munshaw.

 Learn More and Register

Morning Biz Mix
July 21st

7:30am-9:30am

The Arc Baltimore at Seton Business Park
6151 Metro Dr, Baltimore, MD 21215

Join the Baltimore Business Journal and area business professionals for a morning of networking hosted by The Arc Baltimore at Seton Business Park.

Click Here For More Information

Sip, Shop, and Stroll
July 27th
10am-7pmThe Merchants of Glyndon are in their last planning stages for an upcoming community event. Watch for details as we receive them!

Other Area Events and News

Local Restaurants: This is for you!

Marjorie Hampton, the coordinator for Baltimore County Restaurant Week sent us a message that may help you. They are offering a discounted registration fee to all chambers’ members.
Dates for the promotion are August 4-19, a 16-day period of meals and deals! Email for more information:
jnfish@baltimorecountymd.gov

Concert Series at Foundry Row
Come By the ROMG Chamber Table and Say HI!
Every Thursday Night
6:30-8:00pmBring Your Chair to Foundry Row and Enjoy
Upcoming Performers:
July 13th

The Kelly Bell Band – An electrifying combo of hip-hop, funk and blues. Voted “best band” in the Mid-Atlantic.

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL LINEUP EACH WEEK

The New Romance
Friday, July 14th
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Franklin Elementary School

 

Voted 2016’s best cover band by the Maryland Music Awards and best tribute act by Rams Head, The New Romance cranks out an incredible nonstop high-energy show that will leave you breathless. You’ll know every song, dance for hours and sing at the top of your lungs.

Think of it as your favorite mix tape of the 80’s coming to life! Since their inception, The New Romance have focused on playing the songs you know and love with stunning accuracy. Together, they bring a wealth of music and entertainment industry experience and have brought their concert style performance to audiences across the United States. Always in high demand, if you’re looking for a band to entertain a crowd and leave people wanting more, look no further. So, grab your friends and join The Ultimate 80’s Tribute Band “The New Romance”!

Let’s get Main Street dancing!

Franklin Elementary School at 33 Cockeys Mill Rd. — free parking at Reisterstown United Methodist Church (enter driveway on Main Street) and then just a short walk, over the bridge, through the library parking lot and you will be there without crossing a street.

The Reisterstown Farmer’s Market

Sunday, July 16th
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Near 223 Main Street, Reisterstown

 

Support our local farmers as they bring their own products fresh produce, meats, eggs, fish, and prepared foods to our neighborhood. Along the way, there will be cooking classes, children’s activities, yoga demonstrations, and tips for healthy eating on a budget.

Thank You, Corporate Partners!

Leadership Level

Northwest Hospital ~ T. Rowe Price ~
Toyota Financial Services

Premium Level

 Kimco Realty
Wegman’s

Sustaining Level 

Aldi Food Markets ~ CareFirst ~ Chesapeake Contracting Group ~ Greenberg Gibbons Commercial ~ Hertzbach & Company, P.A. ~ JCC/Gordon Center for the Performing Arts ~ Law Offices of Robert L. Frank, Esq. ~ Reisterstown Family Chiropractic

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