This year for Savage Mill has been a whirlwind of change and progress. From solidifying our rebrand to getting new tenants, we’ve had a life changing year. Let’s take a look back at what we accomplished…
Our Director of Marketing and Communications, Julie, did something a bit out of the ordinary for herself. She “tried” almost everything the Mill has to offer for visitors. Her first episode was her getting a tattoo from Raven and Rose Studios – something that surprised everyone right off the bat. We gotta start the year off with a bang right? Since then, she has discovered new interests with 10 small businesses. But she isn’t done yet – 2023 Julie Tries is coming back with even MORE experiences.
The mask mandate at the Mill had been lifted. This was one step closer to getting back to normal for our visitors as well as our businesses. It was a sign of hope.
International Women’s Day! We have so many strong women who are here at the Mill and we just had to celebrate them and their success.
We held our 2nd Where’s the Craic Irish Festival in our Little Lot! We had performances from The Shamrogues, Dublin 5, and more! It was a great time to let loose and be with family and friends while having a Guinness in their hands.
Roggenart’s Grand Opening! We had a lovely time doing their ribbon cutting with Calvin Ball. Their pastries and coffee has been a huge part of our community ever since.
Our first of many Upcycle collaborations! Councilwoman Christiana Rigby spent the day with other local volunteers cleaning up the trail near Savage Mill.
It was time for our favorite festival to be put on! This festival is close to our team’s heart since the previous year was the first step in a new direction of Savage Mill. We can’t wait to do our 3rd one in 2023.
Thanks to Norma and The Great Room, we were able to have a very successful Blood Drive and we will be doing many more soon.
Our new doors to the New Weave Building were delivered. Our first major update to the New Weave Building in a very long time. With our rebrand in full swing, this changed not only the look when you come to the Mill, but the feeling you get when you arrive here.
A night we all had been waiting for the past two years. Girls Night Out was finally back. Visitors old and new were able to drink while they shop and get exclusive coupons from our retailers.
Summer was getting hotter and hotter and we needed a nice cool scoop of ice cream – and Tilllamook saved the day!
Our Maintenance Manager Mike received a Howard County Gratitude Award from our friends at Visit Howard County. We are so thankful for him and all he does for the Mill.
Our 2nd Rhythm Brews festival in the books! Everyone had so much fun and the weather held out for us!
Calvin Ball visited the Mill and got a chance to talk with our businesses as well as Adam about our renovations and the bright future in the works for Savage Mill.
We had the honor of celebrating one of our business’ 9th birthday. We are lucky that Horsespirit Arts Gallery can call us home.
Another MAJOR birthday for one of our businesses. Hands of Time has been a pillar of Savage Mill for the past 35 years and we wouldn’t want it any other way.
Our second GNO of the year and we had a blast! The decor, the people, we couldn’t ask for a better night.
The Best of Howard County results came in! We are so proud of everyone who made this list!
Zul’s birthday! Terrapin Adventures let him ride their zipline to celebrate!
We celebrated our neighbor’s 100th birthday with the Savage community!
Easily the best day of the year for the Mill. The amount of people that came and supported our businesses was breathtaking. We couldn’t have asked for a better way to kick off the holiday season.
On the same day Calvin Ball and Christiana Rigby did 3 ribbon cuttings with our new tenants. A big day for all of us!
We can’t forget to mention our Annual Bridge Lighting! This year we continued this community tradition with help from Calvin Ball and Christiana Rigby. We also had the help of lighting the bridge with a local student from Bollman Bridge Elementary.
Our shops stayed open late for some last minute shopping!
As a way to thank our tenants for a fantastic year, Erin, Julie, and Norma baked cookies and handed them out to each of them.
Well! It’s been quite a year and we are so excited to show you what Savage Mill has in store for 2023. Have a happy and safe new year!