The POM

Your Pikesville-Owings Mills Regional Chamber Newsletter

President’s Message for December

Dear Members,

We hope you will join us for our Holiday Mixer on December 17 at Grey Rock Mansion. The mansion will be beautifully decorated for the holidays. We are asking POM members to donate winter wear (hat/gloves/scarf) for local school children in exchange for a free drink (wine/beer). Catering is provided by Simply Elegant, and tickets will include heavy appetizers. We will also be serving our chamber signature drink, POMtinis! Register for the Holiday Mixer HERE.


Buy your Early Bird Tickets for The Taste, and Give as a Gift!

The Taste is scheduled for April 23, 2020, at the newly renovated DoubleTree by Hilton-Pikesville. Early Bird Pricing is available to members-only until December 31, 2019. Purchase your tickets at the early bird rate ($50) HERE. Tickets will go up in price on January 1, 2020, and again on March 1, so order now.


Lifebridge Health & Fitness Membership!

We've introduced some new POM Chamber benefits that come included with your annual membership. Thanks to our partnership with Lifebridge Health and Fitness, any POM Chamber member current in their membership can join Lifebridge Health and Fitness at the corporate rate, with no joining fee! Contact the Chamber for details, and look for more information in January.


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. Our Facebook page has over 1,000 followers. It's another way the POM Chamber works for you.


Brown Bag Lunch venues are now booked for 2020

Look for the 2020 Brown Bag Lunch schedule at the beginning of the new year! Our first Brown Bag Lunch will be at Profile by Sanford, Foundry Row, from 12-1pm.


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, contact us now! 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.


Happy Holidays from the POM Chamber!


Beth Rheingold

POM Chamber President

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Thank you to our Holiday Mixer Sponsor, Eric Benzer!

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Important Dates

Upcoming Chamber Events

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


December 17 POM Chamber Holiday Mixer, Grey Rock Mansion, 5-7 pm

December 18 Brookdale-Pikesville: Stop by & Visit with Santa on a Firetruck, 1840 Reisterstown Rd, 2:30pm

December 31 Last Day to purchase Early Bird Tickets for The Taste


2020

January 8 Brown Bag Lunch at Profile by Sanford, 12-1pm (BBLs are now on Wednesdays)

BROWN BAG LUNCHES (BBLs) ARE MOVING TO WEDNESDAYS in 2020!

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Welcome New Members

Please Welcome Our New Members:

June D'Cruz

Eric Benzer


Thank you to these businesses for renewing:

Atrium Village

Costco

Girlkin Lashes

The Joint



LIVING WATERS OVERFLOW

At Living Waters Overflow, my mission is to move the world away from sickness and survival, and towards wellness and thriving!


I can equip you with personalized solutions to take control of your health, and

empower you to discover and live your abundant life.

It would be my honor to serve you!

-June D'cruz, RN, Certified Health and Life Coach

Founder, Living Waters Overflow


ERIC BENZER INSURANCE

I have worked as a licensed attorney for the past 25 years, representing small businesses and doing estate planning for families.


This experience gives me specific insight into risk management and the regulation heavy environment we live in. I have a proven track record for being able to deliver a superior client experience time and time again.

Members in the News

Congratulations to these members:


Tammie Monaco of Beck 'n Call for acquiring Baltimore Coat Check!


Kimberly Fernandez of Girlkin Lashes for opening her THIRD store in Westminster, MD!


Gina Ramsey, CEO of Pink Dog Digital for her Spark Award from the Better Business Bureau!


Samuelson's Diamonds for opening a new store in Tyson's Corner!


Steven J. Sless for his new commerical and November 9 event!


What's new with your business? Let us know and we will feature you!

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.

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

News from Councilman Julian Jones, Jr.'s Desk:

New Water Line on Reisterstown Road - Baltimore County is installing a new 36-inch diameter water line on Reisterstown Road between Rosewood Avenue and Pleasant Hill Road. Work on the new supply main, designed to serve the Owings Mills-Reisterstown area, has already begun. It is now two percent complete and is scheduled to be finished by the spring of 2021. The cost is about $9,000,000.


Roundabout at Nicodemus and Berrymans Lane - Baltimore County is planning to install a roundabout at the intersection of Nicodemus Road and Berrymans Lane in Reisterstown. Construction will start during the last week of October and be finished in two weeks. The improvement will cost about $150,000 and will address safely concerns.


Old Court Road Bridge Rehabilitation - Baltimore County will rehabilitate the Old Court Road Bridge (B-0237) over Bens Run beginning this fall. The project, which will take about a year to complete and cost $2 million, will include replacing beams and sidewalks. During construction traffic will be maintained. For more information, contact the Bureau of Engineering, Department of Public Works at engineering@baltimorecountymd.gov.


News from Councilman Izzy Patoka's Desk:

The Reisterstown Shopping Center will have four new tenants on the site of the old Burger King. A representative from Greenberg Gibbons, which owns the shopping center, shared at this morning’s Reisterstown Improvement Association Business Roundtable meeting that Starbucks, Mattress Warehouse, Tropical Smoothie Cafe and Chipotle Mexican Grill have signed leases to fill vacancies.


Reisterstown Shopping Center has been a staple of the Reisterstown Road corridor for many years. Built in the 1960s, it is located directly across from Franklin High School.

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.

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

Join the Pikesville Schools Coalition on Facebook!

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