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  • 19 May 2023 10:35 AM | Jerry Nicklow (Administrator)

    McCully Polyniak & Collins Funeral Home

    To the Pasadena Business Association

              It was certainly a privilege to become new members of the PBA and attend our first meeting as the new owners of the McCully Polyniak & Collins Funeral Home.

    Ashley and I have worked at the funeral home for many years, me starting in 1997 and Ashley in 2011, so we feel we have deep roots in the Pasadena community.

    Ashley and I purchased the funeral home from Valerie Polyniak who decided it was time to retire, and took over sole ownership on January 1, 2023. While we are still learning the ins and outs of ownership, we wanted to get involved with the PBA because John Polyniak, Valerie’s late husband was a long-time member and I would at times attend the monthly meeting with him so, I know how important it is to have those connections within the business community.

    Ashley and I have stayed busy raising our little 2-year-old boy John, Jr.  and attending Our Lady of the Chesapeake Church, all the while running the funeral home.

    Even though our name has been added to the sign and Valerie has retired, we are still the same caring and compassionate funeral home that has been on Mountain Road since 1971.

    John and Ashley Collins

    Contact Info:

    Phone - 410-255-2381

    Website: https://www.mccullyfuneral.com/

  • 18 May 2023 11:20 AM | Jerry Nicklow (Administrator)

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    RIBBON CUTTING  -  Sherwin Williams

    We hosted a Ribbon Cutting along with the Anne Arundel Chamber for the new Sherwin Williams Paints in Pasadena.  Delegates Kipke and Munoz presented a citation on behalf of the 31 Delegation.  Sarah Gannon presented a citation on behalf of Councilman Volke. Jill Porter represented the Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation.  Heather Frees presented a citation on behalf of the Pasadena Business Association. Thanks to everyone who came out in support of Sherwin Williams and to welcome them to the Pasadena Business Community and the Pasadena Business Association.



    Wednesday, June 7, 2023 @ Noon
    Location:  The Rumor Reel, 1701 Poplar Ridge Road, Pasadena

    Speaker:  Scholarship Awards

    $22.00 with reservation by Friday, June 2, 2023
    $27.00 if reserving after Friday, June 2, 2023

    You can pay in advance for the luncheons or mixers by mailing your check to PBA, PO Box 861, Pasadena, MD 21123-0861, or you can register and pay on the website by credit card, or you can email your reservation to Sandi and pay at the door by cash or check.


    McCully Polyniak & Collins Funeral Home -
    Business Address: 3204 Mountain Road, Pasadena,  Maryland 21122
    Phone:410-255-2381, Cell: 410-585-5720, Fax: 410-255-2604

    E-mail : Jfcollins@comcast.net       Organization Website:  :McCullyfuneral.com
    Company Bio:

    Your selected category(s):     Funeral Services

    ABC Daycare
       -  Jennifer Zulka
    140 Meadow Road, Pasadena, MD 21122
    Phone:  443-694-1784
    Company Bio:  Child Care Provider in Riviera Beach. License #258523
    Pre K Curriculum, M - Th nightly and weekend. All m, snacks, & activities included. Quality care at affordable prices.
    Category Child Care/Preschool

    The April General Membership Meeting was held at Twains Tavern.  School Board member Corrine Frank talked to the members   about school issues such as redistricting etc.  We thank Corrine for taking time out of her busy schedule to update us.  We also thank Twains Tavern for the delicious lunch.  Our Vice President Paulette Morris presented a plaque to Angela Balsamo, Coffee News for her many years as secretary of the PBA.

    PBA Website and Technology Committee  - Jerry Nicklow, Huff Insurance

    We are excited to host a workshop for our members on Thursday June 1st at Perfection Title on Fort Smallwood Road.   

    This time around, the workshop will be on how to optimize your Google Maps business listing. 

    Being found on Google local search is extremely important for any local small business.  Optimizing your Google Maps business listing is extremely important in being found in the local search results.   

    56% of local businesses have not claimed their Google Maps business listing, Are you on of the 56%?  If so, the first step is to claim your listing,  A link to the instructions for how to claim your listing can be found on the workshop event page on the PBA website. 

    If you want to show up in the “map pack” local search results, then you will not want to miss this workshop.  Optimizing your Google Maps business listing is crucial in showing up in the map pack.   

    Getting your business found in the local search results will help your business results in a major way,  This workshop will get you moving in the right direction in being found in the important map pack search results. 

    We will see you on June 1st! 


    Please check your listing on the website and make sure it is up to date.  This is the information that is used in the Directory so we want everything to be correct.


    We need your help to again produce the Membership Directory and Community Guide
    Advertising prices are very reasonable so please take an ad out for your business.

    The directory is free to the public and placed in member businesses for the community to pick up.   We also hand them out at all of our events.  The Directory is also on the website. If you are interested the form is on the website, pasadenabusinessassociation.com, or you can send an email to pasadenabusinessassociation1@verizon.net and we will send you the form.

    If you have advertised in the past a form and copy of your ad was mailed to you.  You can pay on the website if that is easiest.

    FULL COLOR RATES:                               

    Inside Full Page     7.5 x 10                                             $700.00  ___

    Cover Logo             1.5 x 1 (Approx)                               $300.00  ___

    Half-Page Color         7.5 x 5                                           $385.00 ___


    Full Page                             7.5 x 10                                $425.00 ___

    Half - Page (V)                    3.625 x 10                            $250.00 ___

    Half - Page (H)                    7.5 x 4.875                           $250.00 ___

    One -Sixth Page (V)           2. 3 5 x 4.875                        $110.00 ___

    One -Sixth Page (H)           4.91x 2. 375                          $110.00 ___

    SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISER – Vice President, Paulette Morris, Idea Weaver Promotions

    Pasadena Business Association Members put the FUN in FUNdraiser!!
    The Annual PBA Scholarship Fundraiser for 2023 was held on April 15th at The Rumor Reel in Pasadena.  We enjoyed a delicious buffet dinner, drinks, music, networking, silent auction & games of chance. A hearty thanks to PBA President & Scholarship chair, Heather Frees, KW Real Estate who proved that you can mix business with pleasure when it’s for a good cause. Thank you to everyone who attended. Thanks to all who donated Gift Baskets, Goods and Gift Cards for the Silent Auction & for taking a chance on PBA’s famous “Cooler of Cheer”.  Thank you to PBA Board Member, Melissa Hosse, Century 21 Don Gurney, for creating a variety of Creative Gift Baskets for the “Drop in the Bucket” drawing.  Heather Frees, KW Real Estate and Board Member, Tom Latta, Direct Mortgage  Loans did a great job of manning the DITB table at the event.

    Last but not least, PBA Scholarships would not be possible without the amazing support of our Sponsors: 


    Haas & Sons Electric

    Huff Insurance


    Heather Frees, Keller Williams Flagship of MD Real Estate

    Arundel Federal Savings Bank

                     The TOM LATTA TEAM of Direct Mortgage Loans

    Landmark Roofing

    The UPS Store #1881 Lake Shore


    Delegate Nic Kipke
    Councilman Nathan Volke

    Kona Ice of NE Anne Arundel County

    Pasadena Eye Care


    Randy & Lisa Hart

    Idea Weaver Promotions, Inc.

    Mt. Carmel Child Development Center

    We also want to thank Tom Latta, Direct Mortgage Loans for donating the cooler and Corwell & Son Liquors for donating so generously.  Thanks to Harbour Liquors for donating six bottles of wine,  Jimmy T’s for donating a bottle and Huff Insurance for their donation for the cooler of cheer.    

    Thanks to Kurtz’s Beach for Wine on the Water Tickets, Ace Hardware for a Weber Performer Deluxe Grill, Delegate Nic Kipke for a VIP Tour of Historic State House and Luncn for 4 with Delegate Nic Kipke, Mosquito Squad of Annapolis for a  Barrier Spray Season, Idea Weaver Promotions for a Treat filler Koozie Backpack and $100 Gift Card for promo products,  Kurtz’s Beach for Made in Maryland Festival Tickets, Haas & Sons Electric for a Maryland Cooler of Fun and Chance, Severna Park Elks for a Money & Scratch off Wreath.   Melissa Gurney Hosse donated the baskets for the Chance Auction with donations from Sterling Walton, Donna McCumbie Jones handcrafted jewelry for one of the baskets.

    Thanks to Alibi’s. Primo Pasta, Twains Tavern, and the Wingman for the gift certificates.

    PBA has received many scholarship applications from students in our community. As you may know, those on the selection committee do not know the identity of those who apply so they are selected solely on merit and community work.  Students who are selected to receive scholarships will be invited to the PBA Membership Meeting/Scholarship Awards Luncheon on June 7th (at the Rumor Reel.  This is always a heartwarming event.  It is awesome to hear about all the hard work & accomplishments of the students who are awarded PBA Scholarships, so bring tissues!!

    Save the date and register at: www.pasadenabusinessassociation.com 

    Thank you Everyone, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!  We can’t say it enough!!

    Multi Chamber Networking Breakfast

    What a great turnout for the breakfast.  This is an opportunity for our members to network with Chamber members.  There were 120 business members in attendance.  WE do this in April of every year so plan on joining us. 





    September 13, 2023

    Compass Pointe Golf


    Proceeds go to PBA Community Assistance Fund


  • 24 Apr 2023 3:26 PM | Jerry Nicklow (Administrator)

    Brightview Severna Park offers Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Dementia Care apartment homes in a monthly rental continuum. Voted as the 2023 Severna Park Voice’s Best Senior Living Community, we’ve been home to Pasadena and Severna Park residents and families for more than 9 years, ensuring a safe and vibrant lifestyle.

    At Brightview Severna Park, residents decide how to spend their days, and we take care of the rest! In line with Brightview Senior Living’s focus on exceptional service and active aging, daily life at Brightview Severna Park maximizes possibilities, independence, and choice for all. Residents enjoy an array of resort-style amenities and services, such as an indoor pool, movie theater, art room, pub, salon, fitness center, library, and more.

    Contact Alan LeMay or Kristina Strauss at 410-544-1605 for more information.

  • 24 Apr 2023 8:47 AM | Jerry Nicklow (Administrator)

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  • 14 Mar 2023 12:21 PM | Jerry Nicklow (Administrator)

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  • 17 Feb 2023 4:05 PM | Jerry Nicklow (Administrator)

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  • 17 Jan 2023 11:22 AM | Jerry Nicklow (Administrator)

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    President’s Message

    by Heather Frees

    The end of the year reminds us to thank those who have helped us  grow and supported us in our businesses. The beginning of the year helps us to set our goals and brings renewed excitement for the coming year.

    I want to thank everyone for being a part of this great organization and for trusting me to be the President for another year.

    Looking forward to 2023, my goal is to grow our membership and to help all of our members to build their businesses through the relationships with other businesses and through consumer awareness.

    I am very excited for the ideas that have been brought up during meetings and mixers and hope to start implementing some soon.

    See you at our next general membership meeting on February 1st

    Heather Frees

    Keller Williams Flagship of Maryland

    February General Membership Meeting

    Wednesday, February 1st, 2023 | Noon

    Where: The Rumor Reel, 1701 Poplar Ridge Rd, Pasadena

    Speakers: Ansu Watson, Opportunity Ministries will give a brief tutorial on Narcan and how use it and will be giving away Narcan to all members in attendence.  Jen Corbin, Crisis Intervention will be informitng members of resources if needed. 

    And we will have a runoff election for final board seat.  

    Join us for a special runoff election for the final seat for your 2023 PBA Board!  

    Your membership dues have to be paid for 2023 in order to cast a vote.
    (One vote per paid member business)

    The Nominees are as Follows:

    Heidi Schmidt - Heidi Schmidt Creative

    Sara Delone - M&T Bank

    $22.00 with reservation by Friday, January 27th, 2023

    $27.00 is reserving after Friday, January 27th, 2023

    Register Here


    2023 Dues invoices have been sent from the website with dues due on January 1st. If you did not receive a dues invoice please email: pasadenabusinessassociation1@verizon.net and another invoice can be sent.

    Everyone pays 2023 dues now. If you joined mid year, your dues were prorated to cover those months of membership but now your yearly dues are due.

    New Members

    Calvert Plumbing & Backflow Services - Jason Calvert

    Address: 189 Lake Road, Pasadena, MD 21122

    Phone: (443) 995-4228

    Email: calvertplumbingandbackflow@gmail.com



    Company Bio:  Hello friends and neighbors. Thank you for visiting Calvert Plumbing and Backflow Services! If you have a plumbing emergency, please feel free to contact me directly at (443)995-4228. For everyone else, here is a little about our company.

    I started this business with this goal, to help others and share my knowledge. Unlike other companies my personal goal is to get back to the basics of plumbing. I want to provide my skilled services while over explaining what you need.

    Customer service is very important to me. We take pride in our relationship with our customers to make you feel comfortable with us in your home. A customer once told me of an old plumber who has since retired. They said he was polite and if the job was small and completed with ease he would simply smile and shake your hand and say see you next time. No "service fee" for walking in the front door. Just a helpful local neighbor everyone knew and could count on.

    Well that's what I want to provide, that's the reputation I want to build and recreate. What we offer is a full service plumbing company for Maryland residents offering expertise in all aspects of plumbing. We're family owned and operated from our office in Pasadena, MD. We offer quality plumbing services and over the top customer service at reasonable rates; in a timely manner. You can count on us for all your plumbing needs.

    Goddard School of Pasadena

    Sandra Julian

    Address: 35 Magothy Beach Road, Pasadena, MD 21122

    Phone: (410) 439-9655

    Fax: (410) 439-9600

    Website: https://www.goddardschool.com/schools/md/pasadena/pasadena

    Email: pasadenamd@goddardschoolds

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/GoddardSchoolPasadenaMD

    Company Bio: The Goddard School of Pasadena creates a balance of fun learning programs for ages 6 weeks up to 5 years of age.Our programs are very diverse and children thrive by learning S.T.E.A.M. activities by exploring interesting themes and activities.

    Our school is Accredited by the State of Maryland and we are a level 5 Maryland Excels School. We recently received the highest award from Goddard Systems Inc. for Circle of Excellence by providing exceptional educational programs for our school. Our school supports local charity drives each year and we support our community for donations of baseball teams, Believe in Tomorrow the John's Hopkins foundation and support Alex's Lemonade drive each year to support children with cancer.

    The Goddard School of Pasadena has been in business since 2023 serving the parents and students of Anne Arundel County.

    At the Goddard School we prepare our children for a life long love of learning! 

    Peak Performance Accounting & Business Consulting Inc. - Kate Shamis

    Address: 10461 Mill Run Circle Ste 720, Owings Mills, MD 21117

    Phone: (410) 833-8000

    Email: kshamis@peakperformanceaccounting.com

    Website: www.PeakPerformanceAccounting.com

    Company Bio: Peak is a full service accounting firm.

    Heartlove Photography, LLC - Jillian Mills

    Address: 8971 Fort Smallwood Rd, Unit F, Pasadena, MD 21122

    Phone: (410) 903-3265

    Email: info@hearlovephotography.com

    Website: www.heartlovephotography.com

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/heartlovephotography

    Taco Man Lawncare - Kenny Bratton

    Address: 8664 Cobscook Harbour, Pasadena, MD 21122

    Phone: (800) 242-5940

    Email: tacoman@tacomanlawncare.com

    Website: www.tacomanlawncare.com

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/tacomanlawncare

    Company Bio: As the Pandemic swept into America Taco Man Lawncare was founded by a lifelong Pasadena resident. Initially a back up plan what this resident did not realize is that within a year he would leave the cooperate world in which he spent the last decade and a half. Since day one organic growth has drove the business forward. Taco Man Lawncare is here to provide top notch lawncare services with fair pricing. Taco Man Lawncare is here to build a reputation that can be counted on. Taco Man Lawncare wants to be your lawn care provider!

    PBA Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

    Our Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony was so much fun for all!

    We had 110 families sit with Santa and get their picture taken. We need to thank Heather Frees, Keller Williams Flagship and Mike Jacobs, JB Machine & Parts Supplies for helping me put this awesome event together. We need to thank Gable for putting the lights on the tree again this year. Geresbeck's Food Market for the delicious hot cider and cookies, Two Rivers Steak and Fish House for the delicious cookies and The Rumor Meal for the warming hot chocolate. Costello's Ace Hardware is always a great help with setting up, tearing down and providing the fun games for the children. We thank Lake Shore Volunteer Fire Department for bringing Santa in on his sleigh and helping us put the star on top the tree. Gunther Bus Company provided a bus for warmth and Bay Country Rentals provided the heaters to stand around for warmth. Jaimie Hurst Photography took and provided pictures for the families. DJ Marcus kept the music pumping so the children could dance. Thanks to St. John's Properties for replanting the tree and the use of their parking lot. 

    Most of all we need to thank Santa and his elves for taking time out of their busy schedule to spend the evening with us. This is a team effort and we thank everyone who helps make it a success

    Website Advertising

    If so, it is a tremendous value at only $600 per year (pro rated at $50 per month if signing up mid year), your logo with a link back to your website will be located at the bottom of every page on our website.

    Then there is an SEO help to your website as well. With your membership, you get a listing with one link back to your website. T

    his is a great value for the relatively low cost of a PBA membership. But as a website sponsor, you will have a link back to your site on EVERY page on our website, including blog posts.  So that is at least 75 additional links and growing as we grow the page and blogs. Another great value at $600 for the year.

    Email the PBA office if you would like an invoice from the website.

    Slate of Officers & Board Members for 2023

    Heather Frees, Keller Williams Flagship - President

    Paulette Morris, Idea Weaver Promotions - Vice President

    Rickie Bender , The UPS Store #6913, The Shops at Riviera Beach- Secretary

    Cortney Stitt, Clark & Anderson - Treasurer

    Board of Directors

    Mike Dacre – Hometown Exterior House Cleaning

    Melissa Gurney-Hosse - Century 21 Don Gurney

    Tom Latta - Direct Mortgage Loans

    Leslie Mathias - Severn Bank

    Jerry Nicklow - Huff Insurance

    Dotti Snyder - Nature’s Caretakers, LLC

    We have an open seat for Kelly Cornwell - Dream Vacations; second year of her two year term.

    We had a tie at the election on January 4th, so we will revote at the February meeting.

    Sara de Leon

    Hello, I am Sara de Leon, Bilingual Senior Branch Manager of the Riviera Beach branch of M&T Bank. I have been at this location for the past five years and have participated with the PBA in many events to help our community. As a member of the Pasadena Business Association, I have been able to connect with many local business owners to create a network and refer each other as resources. I am passionate with what I do and look forward to working with all of you to continue making a difference to improve our community. Thank you

    Heidi Schmidt

    Heidi Schmidt is founder & principal of Heidi Schmidt Creative. She has over 15 years of content marketing experience and offers social media & content marketing management and strategies to clients of all sizes. She now has a small team of content creators who support her clients and has worked with businesses small and large including defense contractors, local boutiques, and health and wellness centers. She is an expert in building thoughtful content marketing strategies that are goal-oriented and deliver value. Heidi is a native of Vermont and holds a B.S. in Political Science from Northeastern University. She is an active volunteer at Lake Shore Elementary, has sat on the board of Junior League of Annapolis (now a sustaining member), and is Committee Chair of her son's Cub Scout pack here in Pasadena. Her family settled in Annapolis in 2010 and moved to Pasadena in 2016 where they fell in love with everything this community has to offer. She is excited to be more involved in the PBA and continue to support the Pasadena community and its businesses!


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  • 11 Jan 2023 9:56 AM | Jerry Nicklow (Administrator)


    Member Spotlight - Heidi Schmidt Creative


    OWNER:  Heidi Schmidt

    Locations Served: Pasadena, MD, Anne Arundel County.

    Contact Info: Ph- 443-223-4534

    Services Provided: 

    We are a boutique social media agency that works with small businesses on social media & content marketing. We do strategies and audits of social media, and offer management of social media, and other content marketing solutions. With over 15 years of marketing experience, we've delivered results for businesses of all sizes. 

    Specializing in:

    • social media management 
    • social media strategies
    • email marketing
    • blogging
    • social media audits

    Future Business Plans: 

    Stay tuned! We'll be offering courses and workshops on strategies and social media in the future! 

    Community Involvement:  

    Heidi has been involved in the Anne Arundel county community since moving to Annapolis in 2010. She served as VP of Communications and later Secretary of the Junior League of Annapolis between 2011 - 2013, and later 2016 - 2018. She now serves as Committee Chair of her son's Cub Scout Pack, her and her husband are both active with the Magothy Beach Improvement Association, and she volunteers regularly at her son's elementary school. 


    I joined PBA in 2020 when I started my business! I have been more active in the recent year

  • 15 Dec 2022 4:51 PM | Jerry Nicklow (Administrator)

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  • 14 Dec 2022 11:01 AM | Jerry Nicklow (Administrator)


    Member Spotlight - Opportunity Ministries


    OWNER:  Mickey Kramer

    Locations Served: Anne Arundel County.

    Contact Info: Ph- 410-255-4342

    Services Provided:  Opportunity Ministries provides supportive transitional housing for men, women and Mother’s with children recovering from substance misuse disorder We provide sober living facilities, help our participants maintain their sobriety, and teach valuable life skills to our participants while in the program Each home has a kitchen, bathrooms, bedrooms, laundry facilities, communal spaces, computers, Wi-Fi/basic cable, and an area for counseling.  Our facilities and programs are located throughout Anne Arundel County, Maryland.  All houses are supervised, safe, and provide a friendly family setting for our participants needs.

    Company Motto:  Recovery, Restoration, Redemption.

    Future Business Plans:  To integrate financial training into all our current houses.  We are taking the steps to incorporate a Workforce Development program in house. This program will implement “virtual ocular” training for participants wishing to learn various work skills and trades. Our goal is to expand our housing development to include apartment buildings to be able to house participants moving on from our transitional housing.

    Community Involvement:  Opportunity Ministries strives to be a leader in providing community solutions for the current drug epidemic regarding overdose response.  Therefore, we provide free Narcan kits as well as free on sight Narcan training at community events such as: fairs, trade shows, festivals, and exhibits.  Opportunity Ministry also has members of its staff as well as participants from their housing programs which volunteer for projects such as Be Kind, food pantries, and other events that help feed the homeless in Anne Arundel County and serve the community.

    Membership:  Opportunity Ministries has been a proud member of PBA for over 2 years and look forward to continuing our partnership. Our homes are MCORR (Maryland Certification Of Recovery Residences) Certified and we welcome community volunteers and involvement.

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