The POM

Your Pikesville-Owings Mills Regional Chamber Newsletter

President’s Message for April & May

Dear Members,


Our Chamber continues to work very hard to keep you informed. Behind the scenes, our board has advocated with our state and federal delegation for more PPP funding to support our small businesses.


We continue to be a resource for your business. You can email or call with ideas, ways we can support you, questions about programs, concerns, and more.


The Chamber is very excited to announce that we are launching our online networking series this month. Our Brown Bag Lunches will be online, starting in June. We will be offering Virtual Happy Hours and Zoom Presentations on key topics. Stay tuned for flyers and dates!


Contact us if you would like to present a topic of interest. This is a great opportunity to promote your business and share your expertise with our network. Priority is given to current members.


I am proud that our Chamber has been very proactive on your behalf from the very start of the economic downturn. On February 28, 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. By March 12, we had a business resource page on our website. On March 19, we created and distributed a Guide to Local Restaurants with Delivery & Curbside Options to 4,000 contacts. We have also shared this list with Baltimore County for their interactive map.


Lastly, we want to thank our members. Your membership dues and sponsorships enable the Chamber to continue to operate and support our businesses and community. We can't do it without you.


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


Beth Rheingold

POM Chamber President

Upcoming Chamber Events

May 13 Virtual Happy Hour with Heidi Bell Photography

May 19 Power Lunch Series featuring Umar Hameed's COVID-19 SURVIVAL KIT

May 21 Chamber 101 (online)

June 2 Pikesville Farmers Market Opening Day 2-6pm, Pomona Square


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

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.

Pearlstone Kitchen, Click Below

POM Sponsorship & Advertising Opportunities

Did the logos above catch your eye? Looking for ways to get your logo noticed as we get ready to open back up for business? The Chamber has a variety of ways to help you!


Get your logo in our newsletter for $50 and $75 (depending on size). Your advertising dollars go far with our chamber. Our newsletter goes to over 4,000 contacts and has an above-industry open rate. Sponsor a Power Lunch or the whole series! Get your logo on our event fliers. Sponsor the Pikesville 5K.


Contact us today!

Pikesville 5K News

TENTATIVE NEW DATE

Out of an abundance of caution, and in accordance with the current Maryland State of Emergency, the Miles That Matter Pikesville 5K has been postponed. We are working with key vendors and sponsors, to identify a new date. We currently have a tentative date for Sunday, September 13, 2020.

BE A HERO! BE A MILES THAT MATTER SPONSOR!

This year we have partnered with There Goes My Hero, a local nonprofit committed to helping those with blood cancer. Sponsorships are tax-deductible and support both the POM Chamber and There Goes My Hero.


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

Pikesville Farmers Market Opens Tuesday, June 2, 2020

OPENING DAY IS TUESDAY, June 2 at 2PM!


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 other precautions in place. See our Pikesville Farmers Market Guidelines before visiting the farmers market on June 2.


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

Support for Small Businesses from Maryland & SBA

We Welcome these New Members

Join the POM Chamber in welcoming these new members!

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.

POM Chamber Sponsors

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.

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.