The POM

Your Pikesville-Owings Mills Regional Chamber Newsletter

President’s Message for March

Dear Members,


Our Chamber is working very hard to keep members up to date with economic relief packages and news releases to support your business at this incredibly challenging time. Many of you are probably telecommuting, balancing work and home life, and concerned about the economic impact of COVID-19 on your company or small business.


I am proud that our Chamber has been very proactive on your behalf:


  • February 28, 2020, members of our board met with Senator Van Hollen of Maryland to discuss the potential impact of COVID-19 on small businesses. Read the article in the BBJ.


  • March 12, 2020, we published a business resource page on COVID-19 on our website, followed by an email to members with a statement about the pandemic.



  • March 19, 2020, we emailed all members information about how to support local businesses. Missed the email? Click here.


  • March 24, 2020, social media launch of the POM Pledge to support our local businesses.


A rising tide lifts all boats. Together, we will lift each other.


Be well,


Beth Rheingold

POM Chamber President

Take the POM Pledge!

Pledge to spend a certain amount of money in the next two weeks at local businesses. Even if you're not going out, you can use your purchasing power in creative ways:


  • purchase birthday and holiday gifts early; call stores or visit their FB pages
  • purchase sporting goods you can use now
  • support independently-owned restaurants and shops
  • support local restaurants with delivery/curbside pick up
  • support local businesses that have online shopping available
  • support local grocery stores with curbside or delivery
  • purchase gift cards to use later from local stores that offer them


Start with our Online Directory of businesses. The POM Pledge is specifically designed to support local businesses in the Pikesville-Owings Mills region. Remember, independent businesses need your support the most! Tag the businesses where you plan to spend your dollars.

Support for Small Businesses from Maryland & SBA

Register Now for the Pikesville 5K! Sunday, July 26, 2020 8AM

Registration for the Pikesville 5K Miles That Matter is now open! Early Bird Registration Rates in Effect!


We know our community is going to want to GET OUT AND RUN together in July for a good cause! This year we have partnered with There Goes My Hero, a local nonprofit committed to helping those with blood cancer.


BE A HERO! BE A MILES THAT MATTER SPONSOR!

Sponsorships are tax-deductible and support both the POM Chamber and There Goes My Hero. View sponsorship opportunities online. We anticipate that the Pikesville 5K will be one of the first public events with a large gathering, and there will be much to celebrate!


Click here to learn more about our sponsorships. You can also contact Beth Rheingold or Mary Kaye DiUbaldo.

Pikesville Farmers Market Opens Tuesday, May 5, 2020 2PM

OPENING DAY IS TUESDAY, MAY 5 at 2PM!


As the State of Maryland continues its unprecedented response to COVID-19, the Maryland Department of Agriculture is emphasizing the need for businesses involved in the state’s food supply chain to continue production.

Reliable access to food is a human right and it is critical that our food supply chain maintain – and even be prepared to expand – operations throughout this state of emergency. Any business involved in food distribution, production, processing, sales and supply will be considered essential,


The Pikesville Farmers Market, run by the POM Chamber, is closely monitoring COVID-19 in our community and will be taking every precaution to keep our customers and vendors safe. Vendors will be 5 feet apart from each other. We will have hand-washing stations for customers, and ask that customers not congregate in the market. See our Pikesville Farmers Market Guidelines before visiting the farmers market on May 5.


Our farmers market vendors need you as much as we need them! Please support the Pikesville Farmers Market every Tuesday, May-October.

New Member-to-Member Benefits!

We've partnered with several members to bring you some of the best member-to-member benefits from a chamber. Take a look at the benefits below to further support your business.

Join First Financial Federal Credit Union

Our Chamber has partnered with First Financial Federal Credit Union to offer you another great membership benefit: You and your immediate family members are now able to join the credit union.

Take advantage of their great low-cost products such as no-minimum balance checking, savings, and more. And their loan rates are some of the lowest in the area. Plus, earn 3% APY on the new Better Rewards Checking account once you meet certain qualifications.

First Financial has seven locations throughout Maryland, including a branch in Owings Mills. Plus, they have a newly updated online and mobile banking system, as well as access to over 44,000 ATMs nationwide.

For more information or to open an account, visit firstfinancial.org or call 410-321-6060.

To offer credit union membership as a free employee benefit to your employees, email our POM representative, Lisa Reynolds, at lreynolds@firstfinancial.org or call her at 410-427-9023.


When you join a not-for-profit financial cooperative, you’re an owner not a number. Don’t just bank, belong.

Office Depot & Office Max Savings

Office Depot OfficeMax Business Savings Program

We’re proud to be a part of the Office Depot OfficeMax Business Savings Program.


This exclusive program provides our members with special deals that extend to almost every item, access to Office Depot’s technology services and local Business Pros, and more.

The savings include:

  • 20% to 55% off item office supply core list

  • 20% to 55% off retail on cleaning & breakroom items

  • 10% off branded; 20% off private brand ink & toner core list

  • Average 10% off retail on 200 technology core items

  • Free next-day shipping on orders of $50 or more

  • SIGNIFICANT savings on copy & print


Sign up for our Office Depot Business Savings Program, administered by Excelerate America today. Visit https://excelerateamerica-3585258.hs-sites.com/pikesville-chamber-office-depot-business-savings-program, to complete your registration.

We Welcome these New Members for March!

Join the POM Chamber in welcoming these new members!

POM Chamber Sponsors

Chamber Event Highlights

Thanks to everyone who joined us at our last networking event, Top of the Mornin' & Flooring at the elegant Floors, Etc. Thank to Stacey Munsell for hosting this fun morning networking event in Timonium.


On March 4 we enjoyed a catered Brown Bag Lunch at Zoetic Wellness earlier this month. We had over 40 attendees, members and guests alike. The healthy food was incredible, and participants enjoyed learning about the wellness services offered at Zoetic. Thank you, Liora!

Is Your Info Up to Date on our Website? Do You have New Staff?

Make sure your company information is up to date by logging into our website and reviewing the contact information. You can easily add and edit company contacts, representatives, social media accounts, website address, and logo. Forgot your login? Just follow the prompts to get a new one. Updating your information here updates our database.

Sponsorship & Advertising Opportunities

Looking for ways to get your logo noticed? The Chamber has a variety of ways to help you. Be a sponsor on our event fliers and ads; sponsor a business lunch; host a Brown Bag Lunch, After Hours, Meet and Greet, or other Chamber event. The Pikesville 5K is a great opportunity for sponorships, as is The Taste. We can create opportunities for you based on your business needs.


Call the office and speak to Beth, or email us.

Energy Co-op Savings is a Member Benefit!

Important Links

Join the Pikesville Schools Coalition on Facebook!

Join parents, teachers, principals, and school advocates to support our Pikesville schools.