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Towne Spotlight: Local Business and Community News of Anne Arundel County May 2016

May 25, 2016 10:06AM ● By Cate Reynolds
By Melissa Lauren

Newly appointed Executive Director of 
Maryland Therapeutic Riding, Inc., Cathy 
Rosenbaum is pictured with her friendly 
horse. Photo courtesy of Maryland 
Therapeutic Riding, Inc.


Maryland Therapeutic Riding, Inc. (MTR) was pleased to announce the appointment of Cathy Rosenbaum as Executive Director of the Crownsville, Maryland facility in February. Most recently, Ms. Rosenbaum was an integral part of the Mount Vernon Place Conservancy team managing the $7,000,000 restoration of the Washington Monument located in Baltimore. Her personal horse was in a therapeutic riding program for several years, and she was fortunate enough to see firsthand the profoundly positive impact equine therapy can have in breaking down barriers and improving the lives of people with special needs. “I am thrilled to join the MTR team, and am looking forward to utilizing my non-profit management background, experience with horses, and my connections to the special needs community through my brother to expand MTR’s quality programming and accessibility to the special needs community… located in the Baltimore-Washington corridor.” Maryland Therapeutic Riding is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life of children and adults with special needs through equine-based therapies and activities. For more information call 410-923-6800 or visit

Pictured left to right are new CRTC Board 
Members Trish Farrell, Lyle Fowlkes, and 
Kathleen Booth. Photos courtesy of the 
Chesapeake Regional Tech Council


In February, The Chesapeake Regional Tech Council (CRTC), the industry organization dedicated to connecting, educating, and advocating for the region’s technology industry, welcomed three new members to its Board of Directors: Trish Farrell, Vice President of MacKenzie Commercial Real Estate Services; Lyle Fowlkes, Director of Government Relations at Alexander & Cleaver; and Kathleen Booth, Owner & CEO of Quintain Marketing. The CRTC strives to be a premier resource for growing technology-based businesses in the Annapolis-Washington-Baltimore region. For more information call 410-630-8200 or visit


West County Chamber of Commerce congratulated their 2016 Business Award Winners in February. Congratulations to the following:

Start Up of the Year – The Hideaway, Bob Krohn, Proprietor Woman Owned Business of the Year – Parcel & Office Solutions, Joji Barsa Minority Owned Business of the Year – Mid-Atlantic Systems, Kevin and Cherie Tyler Small Business of the Year - Mike Laidley, McDonogh Companies Volunteer of the Year – Michele Waits, A.J. Properties Developer of the Year – The Dolben Company, Deane and Andrew Dolben, Partners Business Partner of the Year – Maryland Live! Casino Lifetime Service Award – Michael G. Livingston, The Bank of Glen Burnie The goals of the 
Pictured left to right are Randall Fisher, The 
Fisher Law Office, Chairman of the Board for 
the West Anne Arundel County Chamber of 
Commerce;  Claire Louder, President and CEO 
for the West Anne Arundel County Chamber 
of Commerce, and Andrew Dolben, The Dolben 
Company accepting his award for Developer 
of the Year. Photo by Richard Shomitz

  est County Chamber of Commerce include: Being the voice for the West County Business Community on issues impacting the area. Providing information about member businesses to those who can use their services. Keeping information about member business up-to-date on area issues and trends. Offering opportunities for members to meet and do business, as well as addressing community needs.

The West Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce includes the communities surrounding Fort George G. Meade: Odenton, Ft. Meade, Gambrills, Severn, Hanover, Millersville, Crownsville, Jessup, Maryland City, Annapolis Junction, and parts of Laurel but serves members from throughout Anne Arundel County and neighboring jurisdictions who share an interest in the growth of the region. For more information call 410-672-3422 or visit

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