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These are challenging times for local business owners. Hear how Daniela of PlantBar is making the most of it and continue to serve her customers. Specializing in vegan, raw, gluten-free, and paleo food and drinks, Plantbar is located at Belvedere Square Market Towson, Harbor Point, and Brewer's Hill in Baltimore. MD.
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One of the most satisfying and reassuring achievements for many is owning the home of their dreams. For mortgage loan officer Wm. Dale Beach, there is nothing more satisfying than helping his clients buy a home they love and can afford.
A former US Army Veteran, Dale has been helping his clients achieve their dreams of homeownership for three years and counting. He specializes in VA loans, a mortgage loan available through a program established by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. They are specifically intended to assist active-duty military personnel, veterans, and eligible surviving spouses to become homeowners. Incorporating the principles he learned in the military, he embodies honesty, integrity and loyalty when working with his clients. Carefully assisting and evaluating the options that will best benefit his clients best is his top priority
Dale is director of the Veterans Association of Real Estate Professionals (VAREP), a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing sustainable homeownership, financial-literacy education, VA loan awareness, and economic opportunity for the active-military and veteran communities. Through VAREP, Dale gives back to his community with ongoing educational seminars and workshops.
Dale's career in the mortgage field started when his highschool friend invited him to work in his father's mortgage company. He admitted that there were a few challenges when he first started out, but his skills developed, and Dale is now a top producing mortgage loan officer for Paramount Residential Mortgage Group Inc. (PRMG Inc.). He serves individuals all over the entire United States. ‘’I could not be happier”, he shares. “I love the work environment. The whole thing is about helping each other out, like you’re brothers and sisters. We're all a team on the same mission to help active military and veteran communities become homeowners.’’
In addition, the flexibility of his company allows him to spend more time with his son. ‘’My number one thing is my son, and flexibility is a huge thing," Dale explains. With Dale's professional growth is his mission to be the best father possible. said, ‘’My son is currently doing soccer, basketball and swimming and I want to be there for him.’’
By integrating the principles of honesty, integrity and loyalty in his field, Dale builds trust with his clients. Nearly 100% of his business is based on referrals and he continuously provides value. He hosts events and partners with area dining establishments where he invites speakers from different fields with the goal of educating veterans about financial literacy and VA loans.
To learn more about VA loans and see how Dale Beach can assist you, he can be reached at 443-417-3705 on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/wm-dale-beach-452952159. at his website at https://greaterbaltimore394.prmgapp.com/DaleBeach.html, and by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Foot problems can have a significant impact on the efficiency of our work and other regular activities. How our feet feel directly influences our daily quality of life, and when they are hurting, making the visit to your doctor for diagnosis and treatment can be a challenge. Thankfully, Dr. Gregory Cardinal of Podiatry in Motion has you covered. Offering house call podiatry services, Dr. Gregory can get diagnose and treat your foot problems in the comfort of your own home.
Dr. Cardinal started Podiatry In Motion four years ago after he came to realize how convenient and practical it is for his patients with foot problems to get diagnosed and treated at home, without the trouble of travelling or spending time in a waiting room while in pain and discomfort. He personally meets with his patients and gives them the quality and optimal treatment that they need.
This begins with a phone consultation with the patient for the general background of the foot condition, so he can determine the services needed will be a good fit for a house call, and to make his visit and the experience meaningful and effective. His services cover almost all conditions of the foot and ankle, from the common foot problems like heel pain, ingrown toenails and medical pedicures, to cases that need more specialized methods for treatments. This includes laser treatments using the HyperBlue Plus Laser, an FDA cleared device to treat conditions like toenail fungus and chronic foot pain. This painless procedure is fairly quick and has no recovery time. He also specializes in Pediatric Podiatry and Orthotics. His procedures are mostly non-invasive and strives to provide exactly what the patient needs. Dr. Cardinal emphasizes ‘’I pride myself as a more conservative podiatrist. Having surgery should be the last resort.”
Dr. Cardinal completed his three year residency at the Veteran's Affairs Maryland Healthcare System where he refined his skills in general podiatry, wound care and surgery. Practicing podiatry in military hospitals in Maryland and VA centers in West Virginia and DC exposed him to numerous foot conditions that nurtured his skill in developing effective foot care plans and treatment that would cater to his patients’ needs.
Dr. Cardinal graduated with a dual degree as a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) with a Master of Science (MS) in Healthcare Administration and Management at the Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in North Chicago, IL. He served as Chief Resident during his third year of residency. Board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine, Dr. Dr. Cardinal has the experience, skill, and compassion to address your stubborn foot problems.
Providing house call podiatry services has allowed him to better understand the condition of his patients. ‘’I really spend time with my patients, I listen to them and try and get to the root of the problem. In a hospital or clinic setting, a doctor may get so busy with so many patients and can only spend a small amount of time listening to your problems. We strive for a thorough exam, an accurate diagnosis, and we take care of the problem as efficiently as possible, because we know that multiple visits can be expensive...our approach is not protocol-based,’’ he explained. He sees you for the visits and quality care that you truly need to get back to your daily activities and lifestyle. In addition to his house call podiatry service, Dr. Cardinal does volunteer work for under-served communities. His passion for his field is truly evident.
Podiatrist in Motion under Dr. Gregory Cardinal serves areas in Maryland around the beltway such as, Potomac, Silver Spring, Rockville,, Upper Marlboro and portions of southern MD. He also serves Virginia including Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Springfield, and Washington DC. To learn more about Podiatrist in Motion, visit https://www.podiatristinmotion.com and watch Dr. Cardinal’s personal video introduction. You can also call 703-879-5155 or email email@example.com
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Nowadays it is easy and convenient to capture photos of your special events from the simple tap of your smartphone. Software is plentiful and allow you to catalog and save your memories. Sometimes, however, and perhaps increasingly, the simple task of having really nice quality photos of your family or event, in an album or framed for you to see every day you wake up, come home, or have guests and family over, becomes harder and harder to have done or do yourself.
Kymberly Griffin, owner of Flawless Fotos Photography in Havre de Grace, MD, is passionate about capturing those heartfelt memories and providing a tangible product in a way that smartphones just can’t touch (or tap). We spoke with Kymberly to learn about her story.
Working in the medical field as a healthcare provider for over 20 years, Kymberly embraced professional photography as a 2nd phase of her life. Ever since she was a very young child, though, photography has always been a passion of hers. As a little girl, when she had her Kodak camera, the kind that used 110 film, she recalls her mother asking her “Why do you want to take a picture of that dandelion? It’s just a dandelion.” Her answer: “I want to show what happens how the little pieces start floating off in the air when you blow on the dandelion.”
Later, after years of caring for trauma and ER patients, Kymberly started feeling the emotional toll. One day, her son came to her at age 14(?), and told her he wanted to go out for the football team. He had never played any football growing up, but he was determined. Tryouts and practice started in the summer, and Kymberly captured her son’s football journey in photos, from the grueling 2 practice-a-day weeks, to times when her son was so exhausted he was physically sick after practice, only to see him go back for a second practice for the day, without any hesitation.
“Not every parent gets to see what their kid goes through. I was able to capture that and he will always have that to look back on,” Kymberly shares. Other parents and friends were impressed by her work. Soon after she took photography classes at Harford Community College, and later she expanded her skills at the renowned New York Institute of Photography.
Kymberly prides herself in providing a wide variety of photography services, from weddings, newborn and maternity photos, family events, and high school senior photos. Her most favorite niche is high school senior portraits. “It is a special time. It is the last time children will be home with their parents. It’s that stage between being with mom and dad and being on their own.” She admits, yes, there are highschool contracts she could pursue, but “each highschool student is different. Their portraits should reflect their personality.” For example, one highschool senior loved to hunt with her father. Her portrait involved photos of her posed in camouflage with a bow. Another portrait highlights a student's love for shoes, after spending time getting to know the student and her interests and passions.
Most of Kymberly’s business comes through word of mouth in addition to sites like Wedding Wire, and personal posts to her social media channel. She considers herself a boutique photographer, who listens to your ideas, knows her place, takes the time to connect with you, and gives you tremendous value and a great experience. She works with one client at a time, does the editing, shows clients the product, and they choose what they want. “If you don’t like any of my images,” Kymberly explains, “ I will reshoot the photos or give you your money back. I don’t know anyone that does that.”
Kymberly is also committed to ongoing learning. For example, as a newborn baby photographer, she sought additional training and became a credentialed Professional Newborn Photographer by the Professional Newborn Photographer’s Association (https://apnpi.com/), to ensure safe handling and positioning techniques for the newborn’s photo shoot.
As part of her wish to give back to the community, Kymberly is also part of an elite group of partner photographers for the organization Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep (https://www.nowilaymedowntosleep.org/), an organization whose mission is to provide the healing power of remembrance, to any family experiencing the death of a baby. She will do the shoot at whatever location the family requires, to provide a lasting memory of their loved one.
To connect with Kymberly Griffin of Flawless Fotos Photography, check her out at https://www.flawlessfotos.net/, call her at 410-652-2371. Her studio is located at 327 St. John Street, Havre de Grace, MD, and she also does shoots on location. If you have had a positive experience with Flawless Fotos, comment below!