The POM

Your Pikesville Owings Mills Regional Chamber Newsletter

President’s Message for September/October

Dear Members,

Held at the beautiful Grey Rock Mansion, our Annual Membership Meeting was a great success. We thank County Executive Johnny Olszewski, Jr., for speaking, as well as Councilmen Julian Jones and Izzy Patoka. Thanks to Certified CIO for sponsoring the event. We had over 60 guests. Thank you for attending!


We welcome these new board members: Herb Sweren, Brooke Thomas, Bryan Fields, and Nadav Speigler. Congratulations!


We've introduced some new POM Chamber benefits that come included with your annual membership:


Need a Conference Room?

If you need access to a small conference room for a meeting, you can now book the Chamber's as part of your membership! Email Beth if you are interested.


Walkabout Wednesdays--You're on Facebook!

In August we introduced Walkabout Wednesdays. The Chamber visits member businesses and features you on our Facebook page. We have already visited several businesses, and each post receives upwards of 500 organic views. Free! Our Facebook page has over 1,000 followers, and people really do enjoy these posts. It's another way we aim to publicize your business.


Schedule a meeting with POM Chamber President, Beth Rheingold

What's on your mind? How can we help? Schedule a meeting with the president at the Chamber!


Need Event Text Reminders?

You can now sign up for Chamber event text reminders (see below). We won't ever spam you, share your cell, or even have access to your mobile number.


We are now looking for hosts and/or sponsors for our Brown Bag Lunches, Eat and Meets, and Happy Hour venues. Please contact us if you are interested. It’s great exposure for your restaurant or business.


Get Involved!

We are forming/renewing affinity groups within the Chamber, like our new Young Professionals group. If you would like to get more involved with the Chamber—volunteering, joining an affinity group, helping with a committee—e-mail the Chamber. Leadership within the Chamber is another way to build your professional profile.


Make sure your contact information is up to date in our database to make sure you are receiving communications. Check out our calendar below for upcoming dates and lots of information. See you soon!


Sincerely,


Beth Rheingold

POM Chamber President

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Important Dates

Upcoming Chamber Events

Click on the event to register, and for more information.


October 27 Child & Teen Wellness Center Fun & Wellness Day, 12-4pm

October 29 Spirits and Boos Happy Hour, hosted by the POM Chamber Young Professionals, 5-7pm at Stanford Kitchen

October 29 Last Day for the Pikesville Farmers Market! Stop by with your little ones for some treats! Pomona Square, 2-6pm.

November 5 Brown Bag Lunch hosted by the Pikesville Library, 12pm

November 6 Mega Networking Event in Catonsville--still time to register as a vendor!

November 9 Steven J. Sless Group's Retirement on Your Own Terms event 8am-12pm

November 21 POM Healthcare & Support Services Group Meeting (members only), 9-10:30am Pikesville Volunteer Fire Department

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Book our Conference Area for Free!

The Chamber office is the beneficiary of a new conference space, with many thanks to Board Member Tara Rudo of No More Piles. Chamber members who need a small conference area with access to wifi and HDTV projection can book it as a member benefit, free of charge. Members can also have access to our coffee station and copier/FAX machine. For more information and to reserve the conference area, contact info@pomchamber.org.

Chamber Event Highlights

Thanks to everyone who joined us for our Meet and Eat in July at Il Palio. We had 20 attendees. The General Manager, Brittani, could not have been more accommodating. The food was outstanding! It was great to see a lot of new faces!


This October we enjoyed a Brown Bag Lunch at Certified CIO this month, with Guest Speaker Stacy Gillis from Advanced Video Systems. Thank you, Stacy! Next month's BBL will be at Pikesville Library, and our guest speaker is Chris Leverenz from Certified CIO. His topic is "Networking, not working?"


Our Young Professionals are hosting our first ever Spirits & Boos Halloween Happy Hour at Stanford Kitchen on October 29 from 5-7pm. Everyone is welcome! $15 covers appetizers, and drinks will be happy hour prices.


Stay tuned for some exciting announcements about more Member-to-Member Benefits coming your way, and some new networking opportunities. Look out for our Save the Date for The Taste!

What's Happening in Pikesville, Owings Mills, & the Region

Pikesville

A concerned citizen called the Pikesville-Owings Mills Regional Chamber with concerns of a tipped over hydrant in the commercial district of Pikesville on Reisterstown Road. Because of our strong partnership with Councilman Izzy Patoka and his office, the hydrant was fixed less than 24 hours later. Their office was able to determine that the A/D hydrant was hit and knocked off at the base. The hydrant was missing, so City DPW replaced it. Here is a photo of the working hydrant. The hydrant is near POM Chamber business, Neha.


Owings Mills: Dolfield Interchange: from the County Executive

(Owings Mills) Northwest Expressway (1-795) at Dolfield Boulevard Interchange

Since 2007, the County has supported State funding for improvements to the Northwest Expressway and it remains a top County priority due to the continuous growth and economic development in the area. We again request funding of the long-planned interchange on Northwest Expressway (1-795) at Dolfield Boulevard, as it will alleviate traffic congestion due to increased economic development in the area associated with the Metro Center transitoriented development (TOD) and Foundry Row (Wegmans) retail and office center. Baltimore County previously has demonstrated its support by providing $1.5M in planning and property acquisition money to the State for the interchange, as well as completion of the $6M Dolfield Boulevard improvements. This priority has the support of the Owings Mills Corporate Roundtable, comprised of the region's major employers, including CareFirst and T. Rowe Price, as well as the developers of major job producing projects situated on Red Run Boulevard and Dolfield Boulevard.


News from Councilman Izzy Patoka's Desk:

In response to the concerns we’ve received regarding the intersection at Berrymans Lane and Main Street in Reisterstown, I’m pleased to share the Maryland State Highway Administration is taking action. SHA has made a signal modification for the intersection that was implemented last week. During peak hours only, northbound traffic on Main Street will receive a longer green signal than southbound traffic. This will provide gaps in traffic for motorists to exit Berrymans Lane onto Main Street. In addition, the crosswalk markings across Main Street between Chartley Drive and MD 30 will be refreshed. This work is expected to be completed within two weeks, weather permitting.


Roundabout at Nicodemus & Berrymans Lane in Reisterstown

According to Baltimore County, a roundabout will be installed at the intersection of Nicodemus Road and Berrymans Lane in Reisterstown. Crews will begin construction at the site next week, and the work is expected to be finished in early November. The project, which engineers say will cost $150,000, is expected to transform the four-way stop into a safer intersection. Per the county’s traffic engineers, roundabouts tend to moderate traffic speeds.

Is Your Info Up-to-Date on our Website?

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 Eat, 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.

Sign Up for POM Event Text Reminders

We know you're busy! Would you like to receive POM Chamber event text reminders? Follow the directions below to receive a brief text reminder the morning of an event. Your cell phone number remains private, and we will never spam you.
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Energy Co-op is a Member Benefit!

Please contact CQI for an energy evaluation, and next steps to minimize your risk of a rate increase. Joe Tabeling joe@cqiassociates.com. This is a member-only benefit!

Important Links

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