Have A Holly Jolly Christmas At Towson’s Winterfest Events

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December 2014Have a Holly Jolly Christmasat Towson’s Winterfest EventsInside This IssueTowson Winterfest1-4Holiday Party5Lunch-N-Learn6Past Events7-8Shop Local9New Members10-11Chamber Board12Member App13Member Ads14-16Upcoming Events17Member Deals18Chamber Info19Discover some of Baltimore’s best cuisine here in Towson!Towson University Fraternity Pike and other studentsvolunteer at the 2014 Winterfest events.Winterfest opened on Friday, November 21st with a big bang.Approximately 1,000 people came out to see the WinterfestParade, Baltimore County Tree Lighting and opening ofSanta’s workshop.Many people were excited to see the Budweiser Clydesdalesthat travel around America. Towson is very fortunate to havethese beauties back in town for the second time in the pastthree months. Perry Hall Middle School and Towson University’sPurrrfect Pitch were also featured in the first ever WinterfestParade.Upcoming Winterfest activities include Black Friday Promotionsin Downtown Towson, Ho Ho Ho Happy Hours, Breakfasts withFrosty and the Grinch, and Fire & Ice Night. See the Winterfestad on page 2 for more details and event times.


Breakfasts with Frosty & the GrinchSaturday, December 6th and 13th 9amHo Ho Ho Happy HoursThursdays, December 4th, 11th, & 18th 5pmHo Ho Ho Happy hours are back on Thursdayafternoons before Christmas! Several bars inTowson including Souris’ and CVP will beoffering drink specials.Souris’: Two for one cocktailsCVP: 2 Rail Drinks, 3 Bacardi Drinks, 4 HotTuaca Apple Pie CidersSouris’ will also be offering free gift wrappingall Christmas season!3

S a n t a ’ s W o r k s h o p i n To w s o nPhotos taken by Steve Ruark/The Baltimore Sun Media GroupSanta’s Workshop has officially opened!Take a walk through Santa’s Workshop toget the full holiday experience this winter.Located at the Towson Circle buildingnext to the Towson Tavern (1 E. JoppaRoad), the workshop offers children andfamilies the opportunity to meet Mrs. andMr. Clause and other characters, tourthe room full of holiday decorations, andwatch holiday movies!Santa’s workshop will be opened afterFrosty and the Grinch breakfasts on thefollowing dates:December 6th 9:30am-11:30amDecember 13th 9:30am-11:30amDecember Board and Networking Eventto Be at Santa’s WorkshopDecember’s Board and Networking Eventwill be located at Santa’s Workshop, notthe Sheraton Baltimore North.1 E. Joppa Road Towson, MD 21204Mark your calendars!December 17th 8-9am4

To w s o n C h a m b e r H o l i d a y P a r t yThe Towson Chamber of Commerceholiday party is December 4, 2014 from5pm-8pm! Join us at 7 West located at7 W. Chesapeake Avenue in Towson fora night of food, drinks, and fun!The event is open to Towson ChamberMembers. Please RSVP by December 1,2014 if you plan to attend.Give us a call at 410-825-1144 or emailinfo@towsonchamber.com.Towson Chamber Holiday Party 2013 at 7 WestHappy holidays from your friends at theTowson Chamber of Commerce!F r e e P a r k i n g i n To w s o nfor the HolidaysNovember 27 to 30 and December 20 to 25“If the thought of navigating a hugeparking lot has you dreaming ofdrone delivery, Baltimore Countyhas an easier way to shop. Parkingwill be free at 1,735 meters throughout Baltimore County from November27 to 30 and December 20 to 25.During the parking meter holidaydates, meters will be decorated withred “Season’s Greetings” bags inCatonsville, Towson, Parkville, Essex,Overlea, Pikesville, Arbutus, Stoneleigh,and Dundalk.”-Baltimore County5

Lunch-N-LearnNELSON COLMAN JEWELERS PRESENTSTHE APPRAISAL CHALLENGEThis event is designed to enlighten the guests and raiseawareness about jewelry and gem stone retail values andreplacement costs in an entertaining and fun way.The guests are expected to experience the painful buttrue fact that, in spite of their love of jewelry, theirexperience with jewelry, or their depth of knowledge andeducation about jewelry, they might not know all there isto know. The goal of this fun exercise is to reinforce thewisdom of relying upon a trained expert to help protecttheir important pieces and the importance and wisdomof insuring these family heirlooms with professionallyproduced insurance appraisals.The Appraisal Challenge will be conducted by a GIA(Gemological Institute of America) trained representativefrom Nelson Coleman Jewelers, an AGS (American GemSociety) Certified Jeweler.Nelson Coleman Jewelers is a sixth generation, familyowned and operated retail jeweler located on JoppaRoad in Towson, member of Jewelers of America’s 100Year Club, celebrating their 158th year in continuousoperation.Here’s how it works:Nelson Coleman will bring 10 different jewelry itemswithout any price, identification, or description, for theguests to examine. Each item will have a numberedstring tag attached. The jewelry will range from costumepieces, antique pieces, and important pieces; diamonds,cubic zirconium, natural and lab grown gems, and everything in between. Each guest will be asked to attempt todescribe and evaluate each piece of jewelry.While the jewelry items are being circulated amongst theguests, Nelson Coleman’s representative will give a talkWednesday, December 10th12:00-1:00pmTowson Chamber of CommerceBuilding - 44 W. Chesapeake Ave.on current events in the jewelry industry. We will touch onsubjects like the care and treatment of your jewelry, gemstone enhancements, lab grown gems, the state of the artin jewelry design, and the social, political, and environmental issues facing the jewelry industry today includingConflict Diamonds and the industry’s and United Nation’sefforts to address these important issues.The guests will enjoy examining this jewelry and they willbe amazed at how difficult it might be to determine genuine or natural from manmade and the different values. Theguests will also be amazed and entertained by the differentopinions about each piece. Nobody will be embarrassed;everyone will have fun and be enlightened.At the conclusion, Nelson Coleman will collect each sheetand place them in a bag. One sheet will be drawn and thatguest will be the winner of a free 3 item insurance appraisal,a 205 value at Nelson Coleman Jewelers. Each attendeewill also receive literature from the American Gem Societyabout the care and treatment of his/her jewelry and aboutthe importance of protecting and insuring jewelry.6

W i n t e r f e s t P a r a d e & Tr e e L i g h t i n gFriday, November 21stSanta and Mrs. Clause driving downAllegheny Avenue in TowsonFamilies crowd around the beautiful treelocated next to the Towson CircleBig Thanks to All of Our Sponsors5 0 t h A n n u a l G o l f To u r n a m e n tThe Towson Chamber is excited to say that the50th Annual Golf Tournament was a huge success!This year was the largest golf tournament inTowson Chamber history with 125 players.Teams from CVP, Towson University, and severalothers arrived around 9am at the Country Clubof Maryland. It was a beautiful sunny day andgreat weather for a cookout. Food, raffles, andcocktails followed the tournament and golfcontests.Thanks again to all the 2014 tournament playersand sponsors. We couldn’t have put on such asuccessful event without you.7

5 0 t h A n n u a l G o l f To u r n a m e n tOrange crush bar sponsored by Reliable Churchill LLPPast President James Jones and hisgolf teamLunch cookout at the Country Club of Maryland Banquet Room8

K e e p B u s i n e s s L o c a l i n To w s o nStill looking to book that lastminute holiday party? Or maybelooking to go out to lunch ordinner with your family for theholidays? Make sure to checkout these restaurants andcaterers this holiday season.Give back to businesses whoare strong supporters of theTowson community!7 WestBahama BreezeBlack & Gold CateringBread & Circuses BistroBrightviewCharles Village PubCunningham’sCunningham’s Cafe & BakeryFood By FireJakes NY DeliKathmandu KitchenLa CakerieMaui WowiMcFaul’s IronHorse TavernMiya SushiPanache Fine CateringPastoresSam’s ClubSeason’s PizzaSheraton Baltimore NorthSouris’ SaloonStrapazzaThe Green TurtleThe Rec RoomTowson TavernShop Designer Brands at Affordable PricesBetter Than New Affordable Luxury Consignment Boutique not onlysells perfect condition and even brand new designer clothing, designerbags, and designer shoes at affordable consignment prices, but also offerscomplimentary styling services. Work one on one with a fashion consultantto find the perfect style for you, straight from your favorite designers.714 York RoadTowson, MD 21104410.821.7999If you have any excellent condition designer items you’d love to sharewith the community and make some money selling, bring them to theboutique! We are always looking for perfect condition or brand newdesigner items to consign and love working with members of theBaltimore community.9

New Member SpotlightThe Columbia BankBankMrs. Angel Connolly1301 York Road Suite 209Lutherville, MD 21093Phone: lumbiabank.comIndependent Mary Kay WellnessConsultantHealth & WellnessMrs. Rachel Hils, MSC311 Limestone Valley Dr. Apt LCockeysville, MD 21030Phone: Jamie Kass RealtorThe Fractured PruneDonut & Coffee ShopJamie Kass RealtorReal EstateMrs. Valerie Aburn3 W. Chesapeake AvenueTowson, MD 21204Phone: prune.comMrs. Jamie Kass7402 York Road Suire 204Towson, MD 21204Phone: 410-375-9761Fax: 410-821-0377jamie.kass741@gmail.com10

New Member SpotlightThe 10% RuleInsurance Inc.InsuranceMrs. Stacia Cook2 Park Center CourtOwings Mills, MD 21117Phone: 410-753-1886Fax: 410-753-1899scook@insurance-inc.comKeep your business local and make10% of your expenditures stay withinTowson. Just think of the impact.If a company grosses 300,000.00per year and they see an additional10% or 30,000.00, that could meanhiring someone, expanding productlines, or making their interior andexterior look better. Keep businessin Towson and create a positiveenvironment for our community!Cool off with some shaved ice and ice cream!For all that you areWith our Towson Town Center location andan unheard-of quantity of amenities, youcan indulge your every interest and expressyour every passion. The Winthrop hasthe only apartments in Towson that let yoube exactly who you are.www.winthroptowson.com888–376–8642Winthrop Apartments WinthropApts*Sporting Events*School Events*Fundraisers*Corporate Events*Parties*Festivals*Daycares and om/konaiceofcentralbaltimorecounty443-652-260011

2 0 1 4 To w s o n C h a m b e r B o a r d o fDirectorsOFFICERSJohn Holman,PresidentState FarmMark Shulman, DDS. Pamela Gilmour,Vice PresidentTreasurerTowson DentalFinancial FitnessPracticeChuck Connolly,SecretaryFarmers InsuranceJames Jones,Immediate PastPresidentMyriddian, LLCBOARD MEMBERSJohn B. Bartkowiak, Jr. Esq.Law Office of John B.Bartkowiak, Jr.Valerie Kutchey,JumpGraphix WebsiteDesignTimothy BojanowskiZest Social Media SolutionsLisa Troisa Martin,Cafe TroiaGarrett Brierley, Esq.Law Office of Spence &Buckler, PCSophia McCormick,Palisades of TowsonChris ColmanNelson Coleman JewelersJoe OsterTowson UniversityCalvin Gladden,Goucher CollegeJames PomfretWells Fargo AdvisorsKathy Harden,Souris’ SaloonDouglas Riley, Esq.Treanor, Pope & HughesDavid HinshawTowson U. MarriottConference HotelTOWSON CHAMBERSTAFFNancy Hafford,Executive DirectorBrooke Bianchetti,Executive AssistantPattie McLane,Executive AssistantJeff Rogyom, Esq.Bodie, Dolina, Smith &Hobbs, P.C.Ed Kilcullen,MD CASA AssociationMark Shulman, DDSDavid Kurniawan,Maryland Signs & GraphicsMelony Wagner,Charles Village Pub12

Member Application:Refer a Company2014-2015 Membership ApplicationBusiness NameContact Person (Ms. or Mr.)AddressPhoneEmailWebsiteNumber of EmployeesType of Business as listed in the Yellow PagesWhy are you joining the Towson Chamber?Return this application with your dues investment made payable to:To w s o n C h a m b e r o f C o m m e r c e4 4 W. C h e s a p e a k e A v e .To w s o n , M D 2 1 2 0 4Membership Investment Calculator*:1-5 employees 2256-20 employees 25021-30 employees 32531-45 employees 37546-75 empllyees 45076-100 employees 500more than 100 employees 750Please add one time application fee 30To t a l D u e s I n v e s t m e n t P l u s A p p l i c a t i o n F e e Please be Advised!Internal Revenue Bureau Cumulative Bulletin No 2, page 105 reads:Membership fees or dues by individuals & corporation to a Chamber ofCommerce are deductible from gross income as a business expenseprovided the memberships is employed as a means of advancing thebusiness interests of the individual corporation.”13


National leader, BrightviewSenior Living has been servingresidents and families since1999.Known for offering a holisticapproach to care and lifeenrichment, Brightview Towsonis a joyful place where residentsare empowered to live anindependent and purposeful life,with a focus on possibilitiesrather than limitations. Committedto creating a vibrant senior livingcommunity by providingexcellent service and qualitycare, Brightview Towson hasproudly served area residentsand their families since 2012.Melody’sTours L L CService with aSmile & a Song410-790-6308www.melodystours.comJames Pomfret, ChFC , CLU Managing Director – Investment Officer(410) 828-2456james.pomfret@wellsfargoadvisors.comWells Fargo Advisors, LLC, Member SIPC, 2013 Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC. All rights reserved.melodyak@verizon.net74127-v4 A1695Brightview Towson featuresAssisted Living apartmenthomes and Wellspring Village ,Brightview’s specialized environmentand program for people withdementia and other memoryimpairments. The communityalso offers Enhanced Care, aneighborhood for residents whoneed more intensive attentionbut appreciate a vibrantresidential setting.0114-0332715


Upcoming Chamber EventsEventTimeBlack Friday Promotions- TowsonNov. 28th All DayHo Ho Ho Happy HoursDec. 4th 5-7pmChamber Holiday PartyDec. 4th 5-8pmBreakfast with FrostyDec. 6th 9-10amSanta’s Workshop with FrostyDec. 6th 9:30-11:30amHo Ho Ho Happy HoursDec. 11th 5-7pmFire & Ice Night & Street PerformersDec. 12th 6-9pmChristmas Tree JudgingDec. 12th 6-9pmBreakfast with the GrinchDec. 13th 9-10amSanta’s Workshop with the GrinchDec. 13th 9:30-11:30amBoard & Breakfast MeetingDec. 17th 8-9amHo Ho Ho Happy HoursDec. 18th 5-7pmMen’s Shopping NightDec. 18th 5-10pmFor more eventinformation, please visitwww.towsonchamber.com/events17

Member Deals20% off posters, bannersand any large formatprint projects includinglife-size repositioning walldecals and canvas.15% off personalized calendars or greeting cards.You can upload your filesonline at www.md115.postnet.com.443.767.8638Merritt Athletic Clubs offersall chamber members a freeone month trial membership. Come visit our newlyrenovated club or checkus out on the web at www.merrittclubs.com410.821.0160MONTHLY DUES WAIVED until3/1/2015Towson Chamber MembersBook an event at our privateclub and receive room rental feewaived. Please call for details.Denise Snyderdsnyder@tgcc.netwww.tgcc.net410.252.8484 x105Melody’s Tours, LLCAll Towson Chambermembers and employeesreceive 10% off their firstpurchase of the currentyear. With that purchase,you will also be enrolled inNelson Colemen JewelersBirthday and AnniversaryClub and Loyalty Program.410.494.0080Melody’s Tours will offer a30% discount off any daytrip in Baltimore, Washington, Annapolis, and NewYork. This offer is valid forboth entertainment andbusiness purposes. Pleasevisit Melody’s website atwww.melodystours.com410.790.6308Take 25 off initial colorappointment and then 15%off services 10% off retailproducts.443.895.453618

Towson Chamber of Commerce44 W. Chesapeake AvenueTowson, MD 21204info@towsonchamber.comPhone: 410-825-1144Fax: 410-832-586319

Dec 12, 2014 · While the jewelry items are being circulated amongst the guests, Nelson Coleman’s representative will give a talk on current events in the jewelry industry. We will touch on subjects like the care and treatment of your jewelry, gem stone enhancements, lab grown gems, the state of the art in jewelry design, and the social, political, and environ-

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