Thursday, February 21, 2013
Colleen Brady, the new president of the Reisterstown-Owings Mills-Glyndon Chamber of Commerce, hopes to help local businesses achieve their highest potential with a number of initiatives.
When Reiserstown-Owings Mills-Glyndon Chamber of Commerce’s former executive director Brian Ditto stepped down as the group reorganized, members knew there were big shoes to fill. But through an extensive application process that had candidates go through three interviews and give a presentation, the organization found Colleen Brady. She made her first public appearance at the chamber’s charter night on Wednesday. “The chamber has taken all of my skill sets…and combined it all together in a job,” she said before giving a speech to the chamber. Brady has spent time in public relations; sales; education; advocacy and even owned a small business, Peace of Mind Yoga Studio, which she ran from the purple barn on Reisterstown’s Main Street from …
The Reisterstown-Owings Mills-Glyndon Chamber of Commerce honored hometown heroes at its annual charter night on Wednesday.
The Reisterstown-Owings Mills-Glyndon Chamber of Commerce announced its new president and honored hometown heroes at its annual charter night Wednesday. The event, which was held at the Double Tree by Hilton in Pikesville, honored the Community Crisis Center, Baltimore County Police Franklin Precinct and Reisterstown Volunteer Fire Company. Each honoree had a chance to speak, and each thanked the community right back. "We are truly blessed in Baltimore County to have the level of support we have," said Lt. Stephen Doarnberger, assistant commander of the Baltimore County Franklin Precinct, who plans to retire in May. Michele Crumbacker, president of the Reisterstown Volunteer Fire Company, acknowledged that without the joint efforts of …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
The Reisterstown-Owings Mills-Glyndon Chamber of Commerce’s Charter Night will honor the Reisterstown Volunteer Fire Company, the Baltimore County Police’s Franklin Precinct and the Community Crisis Center.
The chamber of commerce will announce its new president on Wednesday, Feb. 20, at its annual charter night. The Reisterstown-Owings Mills-Glyndon (ROMG) Chamber of Commerce has been without a leader since the end of 2012, when its executive director of almost 13 years, Brian Ditto, stepped down at the behest of the chamber. The new president will be announced at charter night, one of the chamber’s signature events, which is being held at the Double Tree by Hilton (formerly known as the Pikesville Hilton) from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20. Ditto stepped down as the chamber made the decision to reorganize and change the role of its leader. Charter Night will also honor the Reisterstown Volunteer Fire Company, which is celebrating its 100th…
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
The ROMG Chamber’s Charter Night, one of its annual signature events, will be held on Feb. 20 at the Pikesville Hilton.
The Reisterstown-Owings Mills-Glyndon Chamber of Commerce has set a date for its 2013 Charter Night. This year’s theme is “A Salute to Our Hometown Heroes.” The event will be held on Feb. 20, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Pikesville Hilton. The cost is to be announced. The event serves as a way for the chamber to honor its members and pump them up for the coming year. Last year’s event featured then-Baltimore Ravens player Cory Redding and John Ziemann, president of the Marching Ravens. Sponsorships are available for charter night. For more information, contact the chamber office at 410-702-7073 or email@example.com.
Friday, December 14, 2012
The Reisterstown-Owings Mills-Glyndon Chamber of Commerce is switching up how the organization is run, and longtime executive director Brian Ditto will be stepping down.
The Reisterstown-Owings Mills-Glyndon Chamber of Commerce is reorganized its structure, and its longtime executive director is stepping down from his position to help the chamber fulfill its mission. Brian Ditto, who has been executive director of the chamber for almost 13 years, will step down at the end of this year. “The chamber board has opted to reorganize in a way that essentially changes the job description from executive director to president,” Ditto said. The model, which is used by the Baltimore and Carroll County chambers, calls for a president to lead the chamber and “utilize its volunteer leadership in an advisory capacity rather than as operational managers,” according to a press release. The chamber board did not arrive at …
Friday, December 7, 2012
Eye doctor Brian Granek, who was born and raised in Owings Mills, opened his eye care practice in Owings Mills earlier this year.
A longtime Owings Mills resident decided to make a major investment in his community earlier this year. Eye doctor Brian Granek, a member of Owings Mills High School’s class of 1992, opened his own practice, Visionary Eye Care in Owings Mills this summer. On Thursday, the Reisterstown-Owings Mills-Glyndon Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting at the Granek’s Boulevard College Center office. He was joined by ROMG Chamber Executive Director Brian Ditto and Sen. Bobby Zirkin, whose law office is in the same building. “I decided it was time to venture out on my own,” said Granek, who has been practicing for 11 years. Granek said his practice is technologically driven, almost paperless, treats patients of all ages, has a wide variety of …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot toured shops in Glyndon Thursday to encourage Marylanders to shop locally for the holidays.
To emphasize the importance of supporting local business this holiday season, Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot took a tour of small businesses in Glyndon. “I’m urging everyone who cares about Maryland to shop locally,” Franchot said. Franchot was joined by Baltimore County Councilwoman Vicki Almond and Reisterstown-Owings Mills-Glyndon Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Brian Ditto. His toured started at Santoni’s Marketplace and Catering, where he saw the sales office and hopped inside the market to buy some chocolate top cookies. He stopped by several other shops after that, including The Wine Post and The Boxwood Collection. Michael Leggett, co-owner of The Wine Post, said his visit from the comptroller was pleasant, and Franchot…
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot will visit small businesses in Glyndon on Thursday to encourage Marylanders to shop locally for the holidays.
Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot will do a tour of small business in Glyndon this Thursday in an effort to encourage Marylanders to shop locally this holiday season. “Shopping locally puts citizens’ hard earned money back into their communities and also support local businesses and the more than 500,000 hard-working Maryland retail employees,” according to a press release. Franchot will be joined by local elected officials, Patrick Donoho, president of the Maryland Retailers Association, and Brian Ditto, executive director of the Reisterstown-Owings Mills-Glyndon Chamber of Commerce. Franchot’s visit starts at noon at Santoni’s, and he will make his way to The Boxwood Collection, The Wine Post and several other shops.
Friday, October 19, 2012
The Reisterstown-Owings Mills-Glyndon Chamber of Commerce held the ninth annual Taste of the Town at Hannah More School Thursday, where community members got to sample food from more than a dozen local eateries, schools and even a nursing home.
It was the time of year again, where I had to stuff my face in the name of journalism. Sometimes work is tough, right? The ninth annual Taste of the Town had more than a dozen local restaurants, two schools and one nursing home offering up samples of sandwiches, soups, tacos, cupcakes and more. If you recall, last year I was a judge and had to sample more than 20 items. While it was an adventure for my taste buds, I'd never been more full in my life. This year, I paced myself a bit more, and while I still walked out stuffed, I was able to stop when I felt it was time. A couple of elected officials were there sampling the food alongside me. Del. Jon Cardin enjoyed some catfish tacos from Mr. Charles Market, a mashed potato beef brisket …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
The Chamber of Commerce holds the ninth annual event Thursday at Hannah More, where attendees can taste a variety of foods from local restaurants and schools.
Where can you sample more than a dozen unique dishes from local eateries? No place other than the ninth annual Taste of the Town. The Reisterstown-Owings Mills-Glyndon Chamber of Commerce hosts the food showcase and silent auction form 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Hannah More School in Reisterstown. Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door. Here’s what’s on the menu: The silent auction includes Ravens and Orioles memorabilia, art, electronics, jewelry, gift cards and certificates and more. A portion of event proceeds go to Reisterstown’s Community Crisis Center. To buy tickets in advance, contact the ROMG Chamber by phone at 410-702-7073, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website at www.romgchamber.com.