The open house hosted by the Toast of Severna Park Toastmasters at the Greater Severna Park and Arnold Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday evening was social in nature with refreshments and networking. But it also afforded an opportunity for the public to observe how a typical Toastmasters meeting helps members develop their leadership and speaking skills. Whether individually, or as a group, the Toastmasters are frequently seen about town.
Transformative describes the years Linda Zahn has spent as CEO of the Greater Severna Park and Arnold Chamber of Commerce. When hired in May 1990 as the chamber’s first CEO, there were less than 100 members and she ran it from a spare bedroom in her home. About to retire at the end of January, Zahn considers her major accomplishment growing the organization’s membership to include 600 businesses.
Like every Saturday morning, Severna Park’s barbershops were busy Dec. 30. Located across town from each other a half mile apart, Olde Tyme Barber Shop in Park Plaza and Severna Park Barber Shop at the corner of Riggs Avenue and Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard are decades-old businesses that are part of the fabric of the community. At Olde Tyme Barber Shop, customers revolved in and out of a long line of barber chairs throughout the morning. Quite a few were children.
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Selecting a term
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