• Thursday, August 06, 2020 7:47 PM | Becky Sieck (Administrator)


    Potomac Financial Group Introduces Jeremy S. Dvorak

    as a New Addition to its Advisory Team 

    CALVERTON, MARYLAND, June 10, 2020 – Potomac Financial Group (PFG), a Maryland-based provider of premier financial planning and wealth management services, formally announced today the addition of Jeremy S. Dvorak, CFP®, CASL® to the company’s advisory team. Mr. Dvorak, a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM professional, joins PFG with over 15 years of experience as a financial planner having previously served as a Raymond James independent financial advisor. He will continue operating from his Ellicott City, Maryland office location and offer an expanded geographic footprint for the company.      

    “We are always looking for financial planners to join the PFG team, but finding the perfect fit with our mission and client-centric philosophy is our utmost priority,” said Todd Wike, Managing Partner at Potomac Financial Group, Financial Advisor and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM professional at Raymond James Financial Services. “I’ve had the privilege to get to know Jeremy over the past several years on both a professional and personal level through our shared Raymond James connection. It was immediately apparent that his integrity and passion for helping his clients achieve their financial dreams make him an excellent addition to our team.”

    “After managing my own practice, I am excited to take this next step forward and offer my clients the excellent tools and valued resources that PFG has an outstanding reputation for providing,” added Mr. Dvorak. “We are precisely aligned in our shared passion and common goals to do whatever it takes to help our clients – helping them to find their financial freedom, no matter what comes their way.” 

    A graduate of Towson University, Mr. Dvorak earned a B.A. in Economics with a focus in Financial Planning. In addition to being a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM professional, he is a Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC), Chartered Advisor for Senior Living (CASL) and has Series 6, 7, 63, 65, 24 and numerous State Life and Health Insurance licenses.  Prior to establishing his own practice, he spent 7 years as a top advisor at M&T Securities and was a standing member of the President’s Advisory Council.  

    Visit to learn more about Mr. Dvorak and PFG’s wide-ranging financial planning and personal wealth management solutions.   

    About Potomac Financial Group | Since 1973, Potomac Financial Group (PFG) has served as a premier financial planning and wealth management firm singularly committed to helping its clients and families achieve financial independence and security. With over 45 years of combined experience, PFG has grown to be one of the region’s most trusted financial planning firms through its innovative financial solutions and commitment to exemplary personal care. To learn more, visit

    4061 Powder Mill Road, Calverton, MD 20705

    Phone: 877.595.8605

    *Trust services offered through Raymond James Trust, N.A., a subsidiary of Raymond James Financial, Inc. Potomac Financial Group is not a registered broker dealer and is independent of Raymond James Financial Services. Securities offered through Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. Member FINRA/SIPC.

    Investment advisory services are offered through Raymond James Financial Services Advisors, Inc. Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, CFP® (with plaque design) and CFP® (with flame design) in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.

  • Tuesday, August 04, 2020 1:41 PM | Colleen Konstanzer

    Neighbor Ride is pleased to announce the addition of the following new members to its Board of Directors:

    Bita Dayhoff: President of the Community Action Council of Howard County (CAC), which serves low-income residents through four core program areas including food assistance, energy and weatherization assistance, housing assistance, and early childhood education.

    Patrick Higgins: Co-founder of Howard Tech Advisors, a leading provider of technology services to business and non-profit customers in the Baltimore-Washington region.

    Jerry Reardon: Recently retired Director of Clinical Reporting Services for the Chesapeake Regional Information System for Patients (CRISP), a regional health information exchange (HIE) serving Maryland and the District of Columbia.

    “We are excited to add this trio of talented new board members that bring expertise Neighbor Ride is seeking to advance our mission. More and more Neighbor Ride finds itself at the intersection of aging, access to senior services, and transportation. Bita has a long history of building partnerships to address community needs through her leadership of CAC and will help Neighbor Ride continue to build out and expand on our 15 years of community service. Technology is an underpinning of Neighbor Ride’s operations. Patrick helps organizations leverage technology to advance their mission and we will look to leverage his expertise on this front. Finally, the majority of the rides we provide are for medical services. Jerry’s extensive accomplishments across the health care sector will help us to better serve our client passengers and the public health of our community which is even more critical while the COVID-19 pandemic continues around us.”  Bruce Fulton, Executive Director

    “Our Board Development Committee, chaired by Paul Gleichauf, did a tremendous job of identifying and recruiting Bita, Patrick, and Jerry. We are honored to have them join our Board and better position Neighbor Ride to achieve its mission of serving the older adult community of Howard County.” Richard Watson, Board Chair

    In addition to welcoming new members to the Board, Neighbor Ride would also like to express its gratitude for the generous contributions of retiring Board member, Jesse Harvey – a Corporate Agent with Keller Williams Realty Centre Columbia. The time and talent he shared during his tenure is deeply appreciated; and will continue to impact Neighbor Ride for years to come.

    Neighbor Ride enhances the health and quality of life for Howard County’s seniors by providing the comfort and peace of mind of affordable, passenger-focused transportation services through a reliable, volunteer-based system. The organization provides more than 17,000 trips for medical appointments, social outings, shopping, educational pursuits, and wellness activities each year. In response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, Neighbor Ride also serves vulnerable individuals and families in our community by delivering meals and groceries in partnership with the Howard County Food Bank, the Howard County Office on Aging & Independence, and the Howard County Public School System. (

  • Monday, August 03, 2020 1:51 PM | Lauren Plotkin

    Good Afternoon, Everyone!   We hope you’re continuing to enjoy the Free CEU Presentations!  Below are the links to upcoming programs!

    As a reminder, per the Maryland Board of Social Work, credit can only be obtained by participating in the “Live” version of each session!!!!

    Also, be on the look out for a NEW Non-CEU Presentation we will be offering on “How to Plan for Children with Disabilities”, a discussion about “Special Needs Trusts”.

    Death of a Loved One

    8/11/2020, 1pm 

    8/19/2020,  1pm 

    Estate Planning to Address Elder Law Issues 

    8/26/2020,  1pm 

    9/1/2020,    1pm 

    Advance Directives

    9/9/2020,    1pm 

    9/16/2020,  1pm 

    Medicaid for Long Term Care 

    9/23/2020,  1pm 

    9/29/2020,  1pm


  • Monday, June 29, 2020 5:32 PM | Colleen Konstanzer

    Level 2 and 3 Memory Care is now available on Winter Growth's Columbia campus with special, All-Inclusive rates of just $165/day and $186/day respectively for the first 6 months. True to Winter Growth's mission, our new Maryland Memories Assisted Living Community is uniquely designed to empower individuals with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia to live their best lives. There are NO Entrance Fees, and private rooms are ready for move-in. Caregivers and others are invited to schedule a personal, virtual walk-through tour during which questions can be answered in real time. Contact us at (410) 964-9616 or by July 31st, 2020 to be eligible for the special rate.

  • Tuesday, June 23, 2020 11:06 AM | Julie Chmura

    Hi everyone! I just wanted to make an announcement that Elegant Restoration is doing a giveaway for a Yeti Cooler! I would love if all of you could participate and have a chance to win! All you have to do is download our free mobile app which could help you save time when you are dealing with an emergency at your home or business! Follow the link to my LinkedIn post below with instructions on how to download the app and ways to gain additional entries! Best of luck to everyone and I hope you all are staying safe and healthy!

    Click Here To View Cory's LinkedIn Post To Enter!

  • Wednesday, June 17, 2020 6:36 PM | Becky Sieck (Administrator)

    Elections for our 2020 COGS Board of Directors will be conducted at our Annual Meeting on June 17, 2020.  In preparation for this election, please review the following nominations:

    2020 COGS Board of Directors Nominations 

    We look forward to seeing you then!  Thank you for your continuous support of COGS!

  • Tuesday, June 09, 2020 8:27 AM | Lauren Plotkin

    We continue to support our Maryland Social Workers and Case Managers by providing free CEUs.  Click on the links below to register.  As always, we appreciate you and all that you do!

    Caregiver Support 6/9 1pm Public Benefits 6/23 1pm 

  • Saturday, June 06, 2020 6:17 PM | Colleen Konstanzer

    Winter Growth is proud to announce the Grand Opening of our Maryland Memories Assisted Living Community. We know that finding the right Memory Care fit for loved ones in the midst of these challenging times is difficult. We're offering personalized virtual tours of our new Maryland Memories Assisted Living Community, which is uniquely designed to empower individuals with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia to live their best lives. Our Grand-Opening, all-inclusive, private room rate is just $6,100/month - guaranteed through June 2021, and, as always at Winter Growth, there are NO Entrance Fees or other add-on costs. Contact us at (410) 964-9616 or for more information.

  • Friday, May 29, 2020 1:52 PM | Becky Sieck (Administrator)

    Thank you to Professor Elizabeth Galik for her wonderful presentation on Wednesday, May 27, 2020.  In case you missed her talk, check out her presentation HERE!

  • Thursday, May 21, 2020 11:54 AM | Becky Sieck (Administrator)

    Columbia Medical Supply has recently received a shipment of KN95 masks, 3ply procedure masks, gel hand sanitizers, and face shields.  For more information, please call 301-918-1750

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