1. Author Kenneth C. Davis has revealed that the 2nd of July may actually be the more appropriate date to mark the nation’s special day. “The fact is that John Adams wrote home to Abigail on the 3rd that this day, July 2nd will go down in history,”
2. In a bizarre twist of fate, both Thomas Jefferson and John Adams died on July 4, 1826.
3. Americans began observing the Fourth of July as early as 1777, when the first-ever major celebration in Philadelphia included a parade, a thirteen-shot cannon salute and fireworks, but Congress didn’t make it official until 1870, when it was part of a bill passed to recognize major state holidays at a federal level
4. Due to concerns about cracking the iconic instrument, the Liberty Bell has not been rung since 1846. Instead, every year, to mark the Fourth of July, the 2,000-pound bell is tapped 13 times to signal for bells across the country to start ringing.
* Facts found in a Huffington Post article: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/03/4th-of-july-facts_n_3542777.html
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Health Quest Chiropractic & Physical Therapy treats the symptoms by addressing the cause. Through the experienced delivery of chiropractic, physical therapy, nutritional and/or functional protocols, you are placed on a customized course of treatment designed specifically for the type and intensity of your condition.
Nella Solovyovsky, the founder of the commercial development company MBRS, is a long-time business owner in Owings Mills and Pikesville. She is excited to be opening another retail business in our community soon.
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Kevin believes that everyone deserves food and a roof over their head. He volunteers at the Maryland Food Bank to help with the food issue. He then decided to become a realtor to take care of putting people in homes. Contact him directly at email@example.com for your real estate needs.
Equity Mortgage: Ken Venick
Ken Venick has been in Mortgage Banking as a Mortgage Loan Officer since 1987 handling residential and commercial financing. He is currently an owner in Equity Mortgage, the same firm that he has been with for over 24 years.
Equity Mortgage have varying degrees of mortgage products including equity, refinance, purchase and reverse mortgage programs. Click their link to learn more.
Ameritel Corporation is an award-winning, full service provider dedicated to helping customers in the greater Baltimore-Washington area with all their copier and printer needs.
Kecco’s Neapolitan Woodfire Kitchen
Kecco’s transports your taste buds back to the streets of old Naples for a truly authentic pizza experience.
The Pearlstone Center serves all ages and backgrounds throughout Baltimore and the Chesapeake Region. It is a retreat center and event venue which ignites Jewish passion.
Last Tuesday, our Chamber’s Women in Business group sponsored a talk about nutrition, back health and personal budgeting. We had a packed house and we learned a ton of great information. Here are a few pictures from the event.
Our Young Professionals Group had a great time at their Summer Mixer last week
Members and volunteers from the ROMG Chamber have been given out temporary tattoos each Thursday and Friday at our community concert series. Here are a few pictures. Come on by our table and pick out a tattoo!
FREE Masterminds Program : 2 spots left!
If you are a business owner and would like to be part of this new group which will be comprised of fellow ROMG Chamber Members, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org soon. There are only 3 spots left. This group will meet once a month and group members will act as each-others “Board of Directors” by giving business advice and guidance along with ‘accountability if you desire. This is a new benefit of being a ROMG Member – FREE of charge!
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There are several chamber committees which have a few openings. You do not have to head the committee, just pitch in to help our leadership. Some of the committees include Events, Young Professionals, Legislative, Ambassador and Women in Business. If you have an interest in getting more involved in our chamber, this is the perfect chance. Email us at email@example.com let us know that you have an interest.
We are also in need of volunteers for the Thursday Night Concert Series as well as Music on Main Street. If you have an interest in giving a helping hand, please let Sally Shapiro know:firstname.lastname@example.org
Our new Citizen Membership has been well received! If you know someone living in our area, but is not a business owner or professional, they can be part of our chamber for only $10 a year. Have them contact us for more information.
When there’s something wrong with your plumbing, Bruce Solomon is there.
To make sure your home heating and cooling systems remain in top working order from one year to the next, Bruce Solomon is there.
If you want the kind of home comfort services provider that provides emergency, after-hoursrepair services for all your home comfort devices, Bruce Solomon Plumbing, Heating & Air delivers on that promise time and time again.
They are a family owned and operated business offering you a personal, hands-on customer experience. They want you to know and understand your options to help make sure you always get what’s best for your home and budget.
Upcoming Chamber Events and Meetings
Hertzbach & Co, P.A.
Masterrminds is our newest benefit that we are offering our membership. This is a FREE program for up to 10 ROMG Members to come together monthly in a structured environment to share business advice, ideas and knowledge.
There is limited space available.
More groups will be formed as needed
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American Legion Post #116
Our Annual All-You-Can-Eat is going to be O’Mazing!
There will be MD. Blue Crabs, chicken strips, corn on the cob, salads, soda, beer, and dessert.
The Orioles will be our theme this year.
Wear your O’s gear and watch the game on the many TV’s
This is a great event to take family, friends, and employees.
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Greater Baltimore Committee
111 S Calvert St Suite 1700,
Baltimore, MD 21202
The Arc Baltimore at Seton Business Park
6151 Metro Dr, Baltimore, MD 21215
Join the Baltimore Business Journal and area business professionals for a morning of networking hosted by The Arc Baltimore at Seton Business Park.
Other Area Events and News
Marjorie Hampton, the coordinator for Baltimore County Restaurant Week sent us a message that may help you. They are offering a discounted registration fee to all chambers’ members.
Dates for the promotion are August 4-19, a 16-day period of meals and deals! Email for more information:
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Every Thursday Night
Bring Your Chair to Foundry Row and Enjoy
Moonshine Society – Acclaimed roots rock, blues and old school R&B.
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Franklin Elementary School
Popular with concert-goers from Florida to Vermont, they haven’t forgotten their Baltimore roots and now count Main Street as one of their most popular venues.
Now, they’re back to rock Reisterstown!
Franklin Elementary School at 33 Cockeys Mill Rd. — free parking at Reisterstown United Methodist Church (enter driveway on Main Street) and then just a short walk, over the bridge, through the library parking lot and you will be there without crossing a street.
The Reisterstown Farmer’s Market
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Thank You Corporate Partners!
Aldi Food Markets ~ CareFirst ~ Chesapeake Contracting Group ~ Greenberg Gibbons Commercial ~ Hertzbach & Company, P.A. ~ JCC/Gordon Center for the Performing Arts ~ Law Offices of Robert L. Frank, Esq. ~ Reisterstown Family Chiropractic