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  • 06 Jun 2018 10:12 AM | Christine Richardson (Administrator)

    Posted by: Christine Calvert/ Legislative Committee Chairperson
    Please note these  AA County  
    budget highlights and link to the polystyrene food service products ban bill.

     

    •  Education: The County Executive’s budget will directly invest $684 million in our schools, including $21.2 million for two educator step pay increases. To reduce class sizes, the proposal would add 80 educators. The County will also fund expanding the “Triple E” initiative to the Annapolis Cluster.  This program provides additional electives for our elementary school population and provides planning time for teachers.  Additionally, the budget funds a third early education center, which will serve South County, to ensure residents access to high quality Pre-K opportunities and programs. 

     

    •  Public Safety : To ensure our Police Department can recruit and retain the best officers, the budget begins funding a 15% increase in compensation for police over the next two years. Under the County Executive’s plan, starting police salaries will also increase from $46,854 to $51,500. The budget adds 20 new police positions, including 10 new school resource officers.

     

    •  Investing in Roads and Relieving Congestion: The budget proposal makes targeted investments in congestion relief. Three years ago, the County increased road maintenance funding by 53 percent to $26 million annually. This was the first time the County has ever committed the funds required to stabilize the system and to prevent further deterioration.  This year's budget proposal takes the historic next step of increasing the maintenance budget to $30 million, which will allow the County to actually improve the road system in the next few years. The proposal also funds crucial chokepoint improvements at  Catherine Avenue in Pasadena, Brock Bridge at MD 198 near Fort Meade, MD 214 at Loch Haven Road in Mayo, and a road widening on Mountain Road in Pasadena.

     

    A few other budget items that are of concern to just Pasadena area residents are:

     

    Downs Park Improvements and Amphitheater - This project authorizes the patching and resurfacing of parking lots, roads, trails and two basketball courts at the 242 acre regional park on Pinehurst Road in Pasadena. This project also includes the rehabilitation or replacement of the existing amphitheater. 

     

    Fort Smallwood Park Improvements- The boat ramp that we now have at the park was phase 1 of 4 phase to the improvements to Fort Smallwood Park. Phases 2 through 4 will be funded in this budget and future budgets. They are listed below.

     

     Phase IIA - Beach area parking, concession, restrooms and storm shelter. Also, winterize stone restroom building on northwest side of park.

     Phase IIB -Addl parking, new maintenance bldg, convert barracks into a visitors center

     Phase III - Park Roads and Parking

     Phase IV - Weinberg Park Nature Center

     

    Chesapeake High school will be getting a turf field as well as  Marley Middle School

     

    Here is a link to the FY 2019 budget as proposed by the County Executive incase you wanted to take a deeper look at anything.   http://www.aacounty.org/departments/budget-office/proposed-budget/index.html

     

    Also here is the link to the above mentioned polystyrene food Service products ban bill. http://www.aacounty.org/departments/county-council/legislation/bills-and-resolutions/PROPOSED%20BILLs20NO.49-18.pdf


  • 11 Mar 2018 10:14 AM | Christine Richardson (Administrator)

    PASADENA BUSINESS ASSOCIATION OFFICERS

    Doug Cashmere – ACE Hardware President 
    Brian Conrad – Edward Jones – Vice President 
    Linda Loane – Pasadena Pawn & Gun – Treasurer 
    Angela Balsamo – Coffee News – Secretary
    Jerry Nicklow - Huff Insurance – Immediate Past President

    BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2018

    Mary Brodowski – BB&T
    Dr. Christine Calvert, DVM – Calvert Veterinary Center
    Lisa Hart- Arundel Federal Savings Bank
    Paulette Morris – Idea Weaver Promotions, Inc. 
    Christine Richardson – Q Marketing & Design
    Sam Tanner - Keller Williams Realty
    Ruth Toomey, An Extraordinar Limousine 

    Pasadena Business Association
    P.O. Box 861
    Pasadena, MD 21123-0861
     p: 410-360-4PBA 
    f:410-544-7060
    pasadenabusinessassociation1@verizon.net

    Executive Director
    Sandi Parrish 
    Pasadenabusinessassociation1@verizon.net

    President 
    Doug Cashmere
    dcashmere@costellosace.com

    Vice President
    Brian Conrad
    brian.conrad@edwardjones.com

    Immediate Past President
    Jerry Nicklow 
    Jerry@HuffInsurance.com

    Secretary 
    Angela Balsamo
    advertise@coffeenewsmaryland.com

    Treasurer
    Linda Loane
    lloane99@gmail.com

    Website Manager
    Christine Richardson
    Christine@qmarketinganddesign.com


    Doug Cashmere, Ace Hardware & Hearth, PBA President

    The Why and How of your Pasadena Business Association
    I am excited to be writing to you as we begin a new year here at the PBA. This is the time of year when all our members are planning for their year and organizing their efforts to execute those business plans. Many of you are thinking about last year and evaluating what worked and what did not work.

    I am proud to report that your Pasadena Business Association is alive and well. Your newly elected board of directors is actively planning for 2018 and organizing our efforts so that we can execute our plans for 2018. We have exciting initiatives planned with our committees, including Shop Local, legislative, education and scholarship, Crab Feast (moved to September), A Child’s Christmas, Taste of Pasadena, the Thanksgiving parade,  Tree Lighting Ceremony, and the flag.

    When you look at this list of impressive local initiatives, it highlights the how and why of the PBA.

    Why? The PBA provides an excellent way for PBA member businesses to make a significant difference in the Pasadena community, enhancing the wellbeing of our businesses and neighbors who live and work here. Through a very methodical and exhausting approach, your PBA board evaluates the needs of many different groups in your community. We help raise funds and provide support for the homeless, students in need of education assistance, the hungry and our veterans, and we make the holidays special for hundreds of local children.

    How? We do it all with your help! Through your board of directors and your committees and dozens of member volunteers organized and coordinated by our executive director Sandi Parrish, we work through all the local community initiatives near and dear to PBA and our member businesses. Without you and your involvement, nothing we do could be possible. So I challenge you when planning your year to set aside some time to get involved with PBA. Join a committee, come to our meetings and support our events. The more you put into your membership with the PBA, the more you will get back. You will feel good about giving back to the community and you will have some fun!

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    If You Haven't Paid, Your Dues Are Past Due.  
    Invoices were emailed in early December and mailed in mid December and again in February. All members pay dues now no matter when you joined.  Dues are prorated when you join with full dues due on January 1.  Your dues are now past due and if not paid you will not be included in the Membership Directory and Community Guide.  We print and distribute 5,000 copies.  That alone is worth the dues investment.
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    APRIL GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
    Wednesday, April 4, 2018 @ Noon
    Cheshire Crab
     1701 Poplar Ridge Road, Pasadena

    Speaker:  Darryl Hagner, AA County Police Department Business Liaison

    $18.00 with reservation by Friday, March 30, 2018
     (covers buffet and non-alcoholic beverages)
    $23.00 if reserving after Friday, March 30, 2018

    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.
    If you reserve and do not cancel prior to the event you will be invoiced.

    We give a head count based on the reservations and that is what we are required to pay. Please make every attempt to reserve your space for the meeting so the restaurant knows how much food to prepare.

                Register

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    2018–2019
    MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY & COMMUNITY GUIDE
    Not to late to advertise

     DEADLINE IS MARCH 31, 2018 TO BE INCLUDED
    What a great way to get your business name out to possible customers for pennies and it remains out for one year. I have had members of the community tell me they use it as their yellow pages when looking for goods or services. We print and distribute 5,000 copies of our directory and have the community calling asking when the new issue will be available because their copy is getting worn out.  The Membership Directory and Community Guide advertising and renewal information was sent out. If you had an ad in the previous directory you should have received an Advertising Renewal Statement and Ad Proof.  You can simply sign the form and return with payment or you can go online and pay with a credit card.  If you wish to change to a larger size ad simply use the Advertising Rate form sign and return with your payment. You must provide a camera ready ad in a pdf.   If you are new to the PBA and wish to advertise you should have received an Advertising Rate form to use. All dues and directory costs must be paid for your inclusion in the directory. 

    We are looking for vendors for the Taste of Pasadena.  
    If you are interested contact Lisa Hart, Arundel Federal Savings Bank, lhart@arundelfederal.com or 410-437-4770.
    Mark your calendars and watch for more details on the event.

     FEBRUARY GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
     Our February General Membership   Meeting was held at BeefaloBobs on   Ft. Smallwood Road.  The buffet is   always great choices and great food.     Thanks to BeefaloBobs for hosting   the meeting for again.  Phil Hager,   Anne Arundel County Planning & Zoning Officer gave an overview of the New General Development Plan.  This was a great opportunity to see some of the changes and if they effect any of our businesses.

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    Thank You” to PBA Member Mike Jacobs & Josh Jacobs - JB Machine; Retired Scout Master Dan Demers; Eli Hall – Arundel Federal and Sandi Parrish – PBA Ex. Director for taking down the Rt. 100 Memorial Flag. The weather forecast was calling for 20-50mph winds and higher wind gust. For those of you who don’t know, the PBA maintains the flag area and purchases new flags each year at a cost of $500.00 for each flag. If you would like to donate to the “Flag Fund” please contact Lisa Hart @ Arundel Federal #410-437-4770 for more information. Thank you and God Bless America! 

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    JOINT BUSINESS EXCHANGE BREAKFAST
    A multi-organization event!
    door prizes – hand out table – table rotations -  great connections!

    Thursday, April 12, 2018
    7:30 to 9:30 a.m.
    RSVP by April 10th
    HELLA’S Restaurant & Lounge   8498 Veterans Highway, Millersville, MD  21108

    COST $30 Advance *  $35 at-the-door & $45 non-member
    Bring Your Business Cards and Hand-Outs for the Information Table!

    REGISTER

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                                     Shop Local – Support Local
                  Paulette Morris, Idea Weaver Promotions, Inc., Shop Local Committee

    What do you think of when you hear the phrase “Shop Local”?  Most would answer, it means to shop at local merchants, dine at local restaurants and hire local service providers.  This is all true, but shopping local is so much more.  There are a lot of reasons why so many communities and businesses are embracing the “Shop Local” concept. Here’s a few great reasons to consider the next time you head out for your next shopping or dining trip.  When we use local providers for the products and services we need, we are also partnering with those merchants in supporting local non-profit organizations and creating jobs. Another perk of doing business locally is the experience allows us to build working relationships. We have the opportunity to get to know the people behind the business and they get to know us.  Customer Service is also better when the business knows you personally. It’s good to know people, right?

    Here’s more good news!  “Technology” meets Shop Local”.  Many local businesses now offer online shopping, delivery and store pickup for their products.  There are even local service providers who can come to you to help you select the products you need.

    The bottom line is, Local businesses and professionals employ people, donate to local non-profits organizations and support other local businesses.  They are eager to serve us and appreciate our business.

    The Pasadena Business Association is planning some new “Shop Local” activities for 2018.  These events will be designed to showcase our local businesses and organizations. 


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    OPEN HOUSE  &  RIBBON CUTTING
    Douglas Realty
    April 24, 2018
    8585 Ft. Smallwood Road, Pasadena
    4:00 – 6:00 Pm
    Ribbon Cutting @4:30 PM
    Open house with tour of the new office
    Dessert and Coffee Bar

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    Sunset Elementary School After school Math Tutoring Program  
    We are looking for tutors on Tuesdays from 3:15-4:00pm weekly for 4th & 5th grade students. 
    Career Day - We would love members of the PBA to speak (20-30 minute mini-presentations) at our Career Day on 4/20/18.

    National Elementary Honors Society Book Kits - We would love to have members of the PBA donate new or gently used books for rising Kindergarten students

    We would love monetary donations for tote bags (or donated tote bags) for the book kits.  We are looking for these donations by the beginning of May 2018.

    Presidential Awards Breakfast - We would love monetary donations or food donations for our Presidential Awards Breakfast to honor all 5th grade students who have earned all As during this academic year.  The breakfast will take place on 6/1/18.

    Thank you!  We look for to collaborating with the PBA!
    Michelle Zitofsky, Ed.S., School Counselor@Sunset Elementary School, mzitofsky@aacps.org, 410.222.6478

    JACOBSVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL NEED SPEAKER FOR CAREER DAY – Donna Kennedy, School  Counselor

    I am planning Career Day on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 for our students at Jacobsville Elementary SchoolCareer Day involves having a variety of presenters come to the school and speak to the students about their careers.  Career Day will give students the opportunity to learn about a variety of careers.  By starting career exploration at a young age, students can begin to understand the many opportunities they will have for their own future careers.  In addition, students will begin to connect the education they are receiving now to how it will relate to their future.  

    I would like to invite you to come and speak to the students on Career Day about your career.  Participating in Career Day would involve speaking to individual classes from Kindergarten through Fifth Grade.  The presenters would speak to one or two classes at a time for about thirty minutes for each presentation.  Presenters would need to plan on being at the school on this day from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for their presentations.  However, even if you could make it to Career Day for only part of the day, I will arrange the schedule to work that in.  A lunch break will be provided if you attend for the whole day.  

    If you have any questions, please feel free to call me at the school at 410-222-6460 or email me at dkennedy@aacps.org.  Please fill out the bottom portion of this letter as your response and return it to me as soon as possible so I can finalize my Career Day schedule.  Thank you for your consideration.  

    Name: ________________________________________________

    _____ Yes, I will be able to participate in Career Day!  Please add me to the schedule and send me more information.  (Please fill out the rest of the information.)

    _____ Yes, I can attend, but only from _________________ to ________________ (Fill in time period.)

    _____ No, I will not be able to participate in Career Day this year. 

    Phone Number: ____________________________ Email Address: ______________________________

    Place of Work: _________________________________________________________________________

    Job Title: _____________________________________________________________________________

  • 11 Mar 2018 9:35 AM | Christine Richardson (Administrator)

    Anne Arundel County Public - Riviera Beach branch - Dan Ramirez
    1130 Duvall Highway,  Pasadena,  Maryland 21122
    Phone: 410-222-6285
    E-mail: dramirez@aacpl.net 
    Website: www.aacpl.net
    https://www.facebook.com/aacpl                                 
    https://twitter.com/aacpl
    Public Library

    Brow Craft Boutique - Meagan Lusby            
    8096 Edwin Raynor Blvd,  Ste B, Pasadena, Maryland 21122
    Cell: 443-949-6880
    E-mail : browcraftboutique@gmail.com       
    Website:  www.browcraftboutique.com
    Brow Craft Boutique is a privately owned, studio located in Pasadena, Maryland. Currently At Brow Craft Boutique we offer aesthetic services including microblading, permanent makeup, teeth whitening, and various other lash and brow services. Our number one priority is the health and safety of our clients. We are licensed and insured. Our studio is always held to a high standard of cleanliness and sanitation. In the studio you'll see all of our licenses and certifications clearly displayed.
    facebook.com/browcraftboutique

    The Creative Agent - James Bowerman         

    1451 Thies Dr,  Pasadena,  Maryland 21122
    Cell: 410-971-8004
    E-mail : james@creative-agent.com           
    Website: creative-agent.com
    I'm a real estate agent with a passion for technology, marketing and good design. A lifelong Maryland resident living in AACo.  Facebook.com/jbowerman.realtor   

    East Coast Contracting AZ LLC  - Terri King
    8445 Ft Smallwood Rd,  Unit A, Pasadena,  Maryland 21122
    Phone: 410-317-5771 Cell: 443-623-2925  Fax: 443-702-7132
    E-mail : eastcoastcontractingazllc@gmail.com 
    Website: eastcoastcontractingazllc.com
    Construction Services/Contractor

    Osprey Tactical Training and Solutions  - Timothy Welsh
    Business Address: 1204 Farmview Road,  Pasadena,  Maryland 21122
    Cell: 410-302-4203
    E-mail : twelsh@ottspro.com 
    Website: www.ottspro.com
     Osprey Tactical Training and Solutions was formed by 2 former police officers/military veteran. We are here to provide training to the private citizen, civic organizations and professionals in the proper use of firearms, medical training and much more.
    https://fb.me/OspreyTactical
     Firearms Education/Hunters Safety, CPR Training

    Keller Williams Flagship of MD -  Lauren Smith
    230 Najoles Road, Suite 100,  Millersville,  Maryland 21108
    Cell: 410-245-9915
    E-mail : LaurenASmith@kw.com 
    Real Estate

    SERVPRO of Annapolis/Severna Park  - Kerry Petz
    1446 Ritchie Highway,  Arnold,  Maryland 21012
    410-647-8181
    E-mail : kerry@servproannapolis.com  Website: http://www.servproannapolissevernapark.com/
    SERVPRO of Annapolis/Severna Park understands the stress and worry that comes with a fire or water damage and the disruption it causes your life and home or business. Our goal is to help minimize the interruption to your life and quickly make it "Like it never even happened." SERVPRO of Annapolis/Severna Park specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage. SERVPRO of Annapolis/Severna Park can also provide mold remediation and mildew elimination services from your home or business. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. We are one of the few ABRA Certified firms for bio-hazard disposal and clean up in the area. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. With a nationwide system of qualified franchises, no damage is too large or too small for SERVPRO of Annapolis/Severna Park.If you would like to schedule service for your home or business, please call today!Serving you since 1967, SERVPRO is the cleaning and restoration brand you know and trust.
    https://www.facebook.com/servproannapolis            

    Jankowski Pest Control, LLC - Susan E Jankowski
    2158 Oakdale Road,  Pasadena,  Maryland 21122
    Phone: 443-370-6680 Cell: 443-370-6680
    E-mail : susane@jankowskipest.com
    Website: www.jankowskipest.com
    Company Bio: Since 1993, Jerry Jankowski, Founder and President has been providing pest control services to commercial clients in the states of Maryland, Virginia, Delaware and the District of Columbia.State of Maryland Certified since 1994 and a member of the National Pest Management Association. Jankowski Pest Control's Motto "Long Term Solutions", is our vision of providing our clients a long term solution, not a quick band-aid to their current pest pressures. Jankowski Pest Control is looking to RID your business or home of pests using the "Long Term Solutions" methods. These methods integrate storage, sanitation and structural improvements along with precision pesticide/rodenticide applications. From bedbugs to cockroaches to rodents, Jerry Jankowski has almost a quarter century providing service to some of the most high profile clients in the Delmarva area. These include restaurants, health care facilities, food processing plants, and colleges to name a few. We will provide you a custom program based on your needs. These may include weekly, bi monthly or monthly services, and with "Long Term Solutions" in mind, be constructed and adaptable based on current pest pressures and future needs.We are invested in the long term goal for our clients, the long term needs of our clients, most importantly...the "Long Term Solutions" to our clients.
    @jankowskiPest      Pest Control

    Peyton-Harris Team of Coldwell Banker – Bill Harris
    4157 Mountain Road/#256, Pasadena, MD 21122
    Phone: 410-960-2808 Cell: 410-960-2808 Fax: 888-598-1681
    E-mail : bill@billharrisrealtor.com
    Website: peyton-harrisrealestate.com
    @peytonharristeam/       Real Estate

    Celebree Learning Center - Brooke Hurman
    8105 Catherine Ave,  Pasadena,  Maryland 21122
    Phone: 410-215-0327
    E-mail : bhurman@celebree.com 
    Website: www.celebree.com
    Celebree Learning Centers' professional and dedicated team protects, educates, and nurtures infants, preschoolers, and school-age children in a wide-range of child care programs. Our children develop positive social skills and values and learn about their world through age appropriate play, projects, and activities. We provide a stable and secure learning environment that fosters a solid foundation for lifelong success.        https://www.facebook.com/CelebreePasadena/   
    Schools/Education

    Mt. Carmel Child Development Center - Dawn Rey
    4760 Mountain Road,  Pasadena,  Maryland 21122
    Phone:410-255-2429 Fax: 4102556619
    E-mail: mtcarmelcdc2@gmail.com
    Website: mtcarmelcdc.com
    We are a church based Pre-School which offers many different programs. We start enrolling children at the age of three, and also offer a before and after school program for Bodkin Elementary School students. We provide opportunities for children to learn through sensory experiences, social interaction with peers and adults, exposure to books, songs, rhymes, and experiences in art, movement, and drama.
    Child Care/Preschool

    PMI Chesapeake - Linda Kerrick
    71 Old Mill Road North,  Annapolis,  Maryland 21409
    Phone: 443-637-2244  Cell: 484-340-9713, Fax:
    E-mail : linda.kerrick@pmichesapeake.com
    Website: www.pmichesapeake.com
    Opened in 2017, PMI Chesapeake is a member of the fastest growing property management franchise in the US. We offer residential, association, commercial and vacation management services through the individual attention of a property manager backed by a team of experts. Owners get a full team of skilled professionals with the expertise to provide the highest level of service and the maximum return on investment.
    Real Estate & Rental


    reJoyce TeamASEA - Joyce Deubler
    328 Oakdale Road,  Pasadena,  Maryland 21122
    Cell: 443-995-8055
    E-mail : joybellasea@gmail.com
     Website: http://rejoyce.teamasea.com/
    I market a very advanced health technology, that is 10 to 15 years ahead of its time. Any health challenge that you can think of.... we are seeing remarkable results. I’ve experienced amazing results myself. It’s also heavily patented, so no other company in the world has it. It’s blessing peoples’ health and finances. Learn how to enhance your health and that of those you love.    Health & Wellness

    Bulldog Bikes and Floats - Karen Remington
    405 Ritchie Highway,  Severna Park,  Maryland 21146
    Phone: 410-544-6453  Cell: 240-380-0324 Fax: 410-544-3412
    E-mail: kremington@bulldogbikesandfloats.com
    Website: www.bulldogbikesandfloats.com
    We’re a family-owned and operated business headed by Mike Prager. Former owner of Easton Cycle and Sport, former local Lacrosse coach at Martin Spalding and Severna Park High Schools, he has years of experience with kids, as well as over 30 years of experience at sales, service, and rental of bicycles. Bored with retirement, Mike wanted to go back to having fun, hence--- back to bikes! As a boat owner, and living on the water in Anne Arundel County, he also wanted to offer a way for anyone to connect with the water. We witness the joy kayakers and SUPers are having every day on the Severn, why not complement that? So he added sales and rental of kayaks and SUPs.    Sporting Goods

    Opportunity Ministries,Inc. - Mickey Kramer
    P.O. Box 162,  212 Sillery, Pasadena,  Maryland 21123
    Phone: 410-255-4342 Cell: 410-255-4342 Fax: 410-504-6182
    E-mail: mickey@opportunityministries.org 
    Website: www.opportunityministries.org
    Opportunity Ministries, Inc., a 501(C)3 non-profit organization opened their first sober living facility July 2007 in order to provide supportive services to people struggling with substance use disorder. Now successfully providing services in one women’s and three men’s sober living facilities in Anne Arundel County, we are Maryland Certified Accredited Care Coordinators providing safe, drug free and affordable living environments allowing men and women to grow in their recovery from substance use disorders and to strengthen their spiritual self. The opening of a Women’s and Children’s home and program is scheduled for the summer of 2018. All of OMI’s residential facilities are MCOR certified. Committed to addressing the tremendous need which exists in Anne Arundel County for the types of programs we supply, Opportunity Ministries reduces the immense burden to our neighborhoods that substance abuse can cause. We are committed to Safe neighborhoods and the betterment of our community.


  • 17 Feb 2018 11:34 AM | Christine Richardson (Administrator)

    PASADENA BUSINESS ASSOCIATION OFFICERS 2018

    Doug Cashmere – ACE Hardware – President  

    Brian Conrad – Edward Jones – Vice President  

    Linda Loane – Pasadena Pawn & Gun – Treasurer  

    Angela Balsamo – Coffee News – Secretary 

    Jerry Nicklow - Huff Insurance – Immediate Past President

    BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2018

    Mary Brodowski – BB&T

    Dr. Christine Calvert, DVM – Calvert Veterinary Center

    Lisa Hart- Arundel Federal Savings Bank 

    Paulette Morris – Idea Weaver Promotions, Inc.  

    Christine Richardson – Q Marketing & Design 

    Sam Tanner - Keller Williams Realty 

    Ruth Toomey, An Extraordinar Limousine 

    Pasadena Business Association
    P.O. Box 861
    Pasadena, MD 21123-0861
     p: 410-360-4PBA 
    f:410-544-7060
    pasadenabusinessassociation1@verizon.net

    Executive Director
    Sandi Parrish 
    Pasadenabusinessassociation1@verizon.net

    President 
    Doug Cashmere
    dcashmere@costellosace.com

    Vice President
    Brian Conrad
    brian.conrad@edwardjones.com

    Immediate Past President
    Jerry Nicklow 
    Jerry@HuffInsurance.com

    Secretary 
    Angela Balsamo
    advertise@coffeenewsmaryland.com

    Treasurer
    Linda Loane
    lloane99@gmail.com

    Website Manager
    Christine Richardson
    Christine@qmarketinganddesign.com

    Vice President’s Message -   Brian Conrad, Edward Jones

    We’ve made it to February...we are one step closer to warmer days, green grass, and shade from the leaves that fill our community trees. So far, from my perspective, winter has not been as cold, snowy or miserable as it could be. Maybe it’s that we get used to the seasons, so they don’t seem as severe as they were when we were younger. I believe it’s the activities we involve ourselves in and the people we have around us, who distract us from the extremes of Mother Nature.

    I count myself lucky to have the privilege of serving you as the new PBA Vice President.  I know I don’t know everyone in the organization, so for those I haven’t met, here is a brief bio.  I grew up in Crownsville, when there was still an active hospital, on the banks of the Severn.  I attended South Shore Elementary, Old Mill Middle South, and Old Mill Senior High.  I focused on music in addition to the normal core subjects. I was a marching, concert, and jazz band member all through high school, graduating in 1984.  My early summers were spent working on, scraping, painting and repairing boats in my great grandfather’s boatyard, Smith’s Marina.  After high school I enlisted in the US Army, and was stationed at Ft Lewis in Washington state.  While in the military, I was a Military Policeman and accident reconstructionist.  I was recruited by the state of Washington, and after my enlistment, I remained out west and worked until 1996 as a State Trooper.  A promotion for my spouse took me to St Louis, MO and I was given the option to start over as a rookie trooper in Missouri or put my Economics degree to work as a financial advisor.  I knew if I could “sell” speeding tickets as a trooper, I could sell most anything; and the hours are much better as a financial advisor!  I moved back to Maryland in 2009 to help my mother out after a major surgery.  Since Edward Jones is nationwide and in Canada, I was able to move within my company, and not have to change more than an address on my business cards.  I have been a PBA member since 2015, a board member from 2016 to 2017, and this year elected as Vice President.  I serve on the Cox Creek Citizens Advisory Committee, as well as the Parade and Flag/Veterans Day committees.

    Thank you for the opportunity to continue to serve the PBA board as an officer.  I look forward to meeting more of you personally in the coming year.


    Your 2018 Membership dues are due.  Invoices were emailed in early December and mailed in mid December.  All members pay dues now no matter when you joined.  Dues are prorated when you join with full dues
    due on January 1.  

    If you have not yet paid your dues,Your dues are now past due.

    MARCH GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING


    Wednesday, March 7, 2018 @ Noon
    LOCATION: The Greene Turtle, Pasadena
    Speaker:  County Executive Steve Schuh 

    $18.00 with reservation by Friday, March 2, 2018
    (covers buffet and non-alcoholic beverages)

    $23.00 if reserving after Friday, March 2, 2018
    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.

    If you reserve and do not cancel prior to the event you will be invoiced.
    We give a head count based on the reservations and that is what we are required to pay. Please make every attempt to reserve your space for the meeting so the restaurant knows how much food to prepare.  

    2018– 2019 MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY AND COMMUNITY GUIDE

    What a great way to get your business name out to possible customers for pennies and it remains out for one year. I have had members of the community tell me they use it as their yellow pages when looking for goods or services. We print and distribute 5,000 copies of our directory and have the community calling asking when the new issue will be available because their copy is getting worn out.  The Membership Directory and Community Guide advertising and renewal information was sent out. If you had an ad in the previous directory you should have received an Advertising Renewal Statement and Ad Proof.  You can simply sign the form and return with payment or you can go online and pay with a credit card.  If you wish to change to a larger size ad simply use the Advertising Rate form sign and return with your payment. You must provide a camera ready ad in a pdf.


    If you are new to the PBA and wish to advertise you will receive an Advertising Rate form to use. All dues and directory costs must be paid for your inclusion in the directory. There is a 10% late fee after February 28th and deadline to be included is March 31st.  If you did not receive a packet and wish to advertise simply email the PBA office, pasadenabusinessassociation1@verizon.net

    DUST OFF YOUR PARACHUTE PANTS, MEMBER’S ONLY JACKETS, STIRRUP PANTS AND LEG WARMERS AND COME OUT AND ROCK TO THE 80’s


    Proceeds go toward Scholarships for local High School Seniors

    Bull & Oyster Roast & Dance, Featuring 80’s cover band 

    Guys In Thin Ties
    Saturday, March 3, 2018
    7:00 – 11:00 PM
    Kurtz’s Beach       

    Food/Draft Beer/Wine/Soda/Coffee/Tea Included
    Silent Auction
    Prize to the Best 80’s Outfit – Male & Female

    Tickets:   $40.00/each If purchased by February 23, 2018  $50.00/each If purchased after February 23, 2018  

    For tickets, to donate a silent auction item, or to volunteer contact: 

    Jerry Nicklow, Huff Insurance, Event Chair, 410-647-1111 or Jerry@Huffinsurance.com 

    Tickets on Sale:  BB&T, 3030 Mountain Road, Huff Insurance, 8349 Ritchie Hwy,  and Arundel Federal 4179 Mountain Rd-  must be paid by check or cash at these locations.  You can pay by credit card on the website, www.pbafundraiser.com, or mail a check Pasadena Business Association, PO Box 861, Pasadena, MD 21123-0861


    JANUARY GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

    Our January General Membership Meeting was held at Primo Pasta.  We welcomed our new officers and board members.  Thanks to Primo Pasta for a great meal.

    Keasha Haythe with Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation joined us at the January meeting to share details on some of the loan programs available to businesses in the area. These programs include no interest loans to revitalize the exterior of a business, reimbursement for employee training, as well as micro loans for small equipment purchases. AAEDC recently partnered with Southwest Airlines to offer flight vouchers to businesses looking to take advantage of seminars or training events outside of the Baltimore area. Haythe is hopeful the success of the program will encourage Southwest to offer another round of vouchers again soon. The resources available to businesses in the area through AAEDC are extensive and available to businesses no matter how long they’ve been operating. For more information on the loan programs and other services offered through AAEDC, contact Keasha at (410) 222-7410, or .khaythe@aaedc.org

    PROFESSIONAL WOMEN’S LUNCHEON


    A Joint Event with the Greater Severna Park & Arnold
    Chamber of Commerce
    Wednesday, March 14, 2018
    11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
    Two Rivers Steak & Fish House
    4105 Mountain Road, Pasadena, MD  21122
    $25.00 – per person (paid in advance)                   
    $30.00 at the door and non-members

    includes buffet lunch and beverage
    Door prizes welcome!                                        
    Make your lunch hour count!
    RSVP by March 12th

    You can send your check to PBA, PO Box 861, Pasadena, MD 21123 or register on the website and pay with a credit card, www.pasadenabusinessassociation.com.

     We give the restaurant a head count based on the reservations and pay accordingly.  

    JOINT BUSINESS EXCHANGE BREAKFAST

    A multi-organization event! door prizes – hand out table – table rotations -  great connections!
    Thursday, April 12, 2018
    7:30 to 9:30 a.m.
    RSVP by April 10th

    HELLA’S Restaurant & Lounge   
    8498 Veterans Highway, Millersville, MD  21108
    COST $30 Advance *  $35 at-the-door & $45 non-member
    Bring Your Business Cards and Hand-Outs for the Information Table!

    Cox Creek Citizens Oversight Committee  January Meeting Report – Brian Conrad

    The meeting was on January 10, 2018. The MPA is working closely with EPA to properly address the demolition of the remaining old buildings on site. The O and M complex (the remaining buildings) went out to bid in 2017 but the bids received were higher than expected, and a new bid process is currently underway. All PCB contaminated material onsite is being disposed of at a Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) approved landfill.  The next meeting is on April 11, 2018.  These meetings are open to the public and your comments and input are encouraged.  

    There was a discussion about community enhancements. There were previous suggestions for projects on a list from the various surrounding communities, and projects were removed from the original list, and others were clarified and added.

    Projects removed included:

       • Visitor Center at Ft. Carroll (privately owned)

       • Connecting trails to surrounding parks (too large a scope)

       • IR (underway as a separate initiative, still supported by CC COC)

       • Rock Creek Improvements (original reference was to repairing an exposed sewer line which has since been fixed)

       • Retrofit a boat launch (too general, to be replaced with project from AA Co. Water Access Commission boat ramp study)

    Projects recommended for further study:

       • Bike/pedestrian trails (onsite)

       • Betterment of Ft. Smallwood Park and Ft. Armistead park

       • Osprey platforms

       • Living Shorelines (on public land)

       • Dredging and navigational aid in “real” Cox Creek

       • Assistance to local fishing organizations/fishing tournament

       • Artificial reef to enhance fishing

       • Signage to the facility and onsite interpretive signage

       • Water access/boat launch

       • Bio filtration measures in local waterways

       • Reserving capacity in DMCF for AA Co. projects

    Pasadena Elementary School to host #ReadWithMe 

    GUEST SPEAKERS wanted to share their love of reading with students! Guest speakers are invited to read a favorite childhood book, poem, or short story and then share information about the type of training and education needed for their occupation. We look forward to our students learning about careers of our guest speakers, and how learning (reading, writing, math, science, social studies &/or the arts) led you to your occupation today. Guest readers are invited to spend 30-45 minutes in a classroom. 

    When: Monday, February 26, 2018  
    9:45am: Meet and Greet         
    10:00am: Guest Reading 

    If you are available to participate as a guest reader and share your career connections with our students, please complete and return the information below. If you have any questions, feel free to email Lele Demestihas at LDEMESTIHAS@aacps.org; or fax to (410)222-6576.
    Please return to Pasadena Elementary by February 15, 2018. 

    Name: _______________________________________________ 

    Occupation/Profession: _________________________________ 

    Preferred grade level to read to & share with: _______________   

    Best Way to Contact  - Email: ____________________  Phone:_____________________

    Sunset Elementary School Needs
    After school Math Tutoring Program  - We are looking for tutors on Tuesdays from 3:15-4:00pm weekly for 4th & 5th grade students.

    Career Day - We would love members of the PBA to speak (20-30 minute mini-presentations) at our Career Day on 4/20/18.

    National Elementary Honors Society Book Kits - We would love to have members of the PBA donate new or gently used books for rising Kindergarten students

    We would love monetary donations for tote bags (or donated tote bags) for the book kits.  We are looking for these donations by the beginning of May 2018.

    Presidential Awards Breakfast - We would love monetary donations or food donations for our Presidential Awards Breakfast to honor all 5th grade students who have earned all As during this academic year.  The breakfast will take place on 6/1/18.

    Thank you!  We look for to collaborating with the PBA!
    Michelle Zitofsky, Ed.S., School Counselor@Sunset Elementary School, mzitofsky@aacps.org, 410.222.6478

    LEGISLATIVE Day in Annapolis -  Dr. Christine Calvert, Legislative Chair

    ·         Wednesday, March 21, 2018

    ·          Meeting with the District 31 Delegation and PBA members

    ·          Meeting time is  9am – 10am.   Meeting location is Room 212

    ·          There will be a mini-breakfast available (muffins, etc.)

    ·          There will be an open discussion during the lite breakfast.

    ·          We then can sit in on a legislative session.  They will reserve seats for us so we need an rsvp

    ·          I will need to confirm the number of PBA attendees to this meeting by Monday, March 9 th

    ·          PBA will provide transportation.   We will pick everyone up at Lauer’s Supermarket on Edwin Raynor at 8:15 and return you to your vehicles.  We will arrive in Annapolis around 8:45 and leave Annapolis at noon.

    ·          Please RSVP to Sandi in the PBA officepasadenabusinessassociation1@verizon.net or 410-360-4722



  • 16 Jan 2018 1:44 PM | Christine Richardson (Administrator)


    PASADENA BUSINESS ASSOCIATION OFFICERS 2018

    Doug Cashmere – ACE Hardware – President 
    Brian Conrad – Edward Jones – Vice President 
    Linda Loane – Pasadena Pawn & Gun – Treasurer 
    Angela Balsamo – Coffee News – Secretary 
    Jerry Nicklow - Huff Insurance – Immediate Past President

    BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2018

    Mary Brodowski – BB&T 
    Dr. Christine Calvert, DVM – Calvert Veterinary CenterLisa Hart, Arundel Federal Savings Bank 
    Paulette Morris – Idea Weaver Promotions, Inc. 
    Christine Richardson – Q Marketing & Design
    Sam Tanner - Keller Williams Realty
    Ruth Toomey, An Extraordinar Limousine 



    The PBA wants to thank Jerry Nicklow, Huff Insurance for serving as the President of the PBA in 2016 & 2017. Jerry will remain on the board as Immediate Past President. The PBA wants to thank Hayley Gable Bowerman, Gab Communications and Larry Sells, Pasadena Voice for serving on the Board of Directors in 2017 & 2018. They both served a two year term on the board. We want to thank Doug Cashmere, Ace Hardware & Hearth for serving as Vice President and now president. We thank Brian Conrad, Edward Jones who served on the board and will now be the Vice President. Linda Loane, Pasadena Pawn & Gun and Angela Balsamo, Coffee News will remain as the treasurer and secretary. 
    Sam Tanner, Keller Williams served on the board in 2017 and will now remain for a two year term. Lisa Hart, Arundel Federal Savings Bank, Mary Brodowski, BB&T and Ruth Toomey, An Extraordinar Limousine will remain to complete the last year of their two year term. We appreciate the commitment of all of our officers and board members and thank them for their support of the PBA. 

     – Sandi 

    December General Membership Meeting

    Our December General Membership meeting was held at the new Mutiny Pirate Bar & Island Grille on Magothy Beach Road. We are so happy to have them in Pasadena. Thanks to Rob and the staff for a great day and hosting the meeting. Bess Clark, Coterie a Boutique, talked about ways to promote your business as a small business owner. Thanks to Bess for taking the time to share her experiences with the members. It was a very inspirational talk. 

    _______________________________________________ 

    Your 2018 Membership dues are due. Invoices were emailed in early December and mailed in mid- December. To request another invoice please send Sandi an email. All members pay dues now, no matter when you joined. Dues are prorated when you join with full dues due on January 1. 


    FEBRUARY GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

    Wednesday, February 7, 2018, Noon
    Beefalo Bobs
    8015 Ft. Smallwood Road 

    $18.00 with reservation by Friday, February 2, 2018 (covers buffet and non-alcoholic beverages) $23.00 if reserving after Friday, February 2, 2018

    Speaker: Anne Arundel Planning and Zoning Office will be discussing the development of the County’s next General Development Plan. GDPs, which are done every eight to ten years, result in updated landuse and zoning maps that guide development in the County. Thus, it affects what land may be developed and for what purposes. Do don’t pass up this opportunity to tell the County what is important to Pasadena and our County. Here is a link you might find useful:

    http://www.aacounty.org/departments/planning-and-zoning/long-range- planning/general-development-plan/index.html

    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.

    Please make every attempt to reserve your space for the meetings so they know how much food to prepare. 

    MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY AND COMMUNITY GUIDE

    What a great way to get your business name out to possible customers for pennies and it remains out for one year. I have had members of the community tell me they use it as their yellow pages when looking for goods or services. We print and distribute 5,000 copies of our directory and have the community calling asking when the new issue will be available. The Membership Directory and Community Guide advertising and renewal information will be sent out in late January. If you had an ad in the previous directory you will receive an Advertising Renewal Statement and Ad Proof. You can simply sign the form and return with payment. If you wish to change to a larger size ad simply use the Advertising Rate form sign and return with your payment. You must provide a camera ready ad in a pdf. If you are new to the PBA and wish to advertise you will receive an Advertising Rate form to use. All dues and directory costs must be paid for your inclusion in the directory. There is a 10% late fee after February
    28th and deadline to be included is March 31st. 

    Pasadena Business Association
    P.O. Box 861
    Pasadena, MD 21123-0861
     p: 410-360-4PBA 
    f:410-544-7060
    pasadenabusinessassociation1
    @verizon.net

    Executive Director
    Sandi Parrish
    pasadenabusinessassociation1
    @verizon.net

    President
    Doug Cashmere
    dcashmere@costellosace.com

    Vice President
    Brian Conrad
    brian.conrad@edwardjones.com

    Immediate Past President
    Jerry Nicklow
    Jerry@Huffinsurance.com

    Secretary
    Angela Balsamo
    advertise@coffeenews
    maryland.com


     Treasurer
    Linda Loane
    lloane99@gmail.com

    Website Manager
    Christine Richardson
    christine@qmarketing
    anddesign.com



    ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISER

       DUST OFF YOUR PARACHUTE PANTS,        MEMBER’S ONLY

    JACKETS, STIRRUP PANTS AND LEG WARMERS AND COME OUT AND ROCK TO THE 80’S

    Proceeds go toward Scholarships for local High School Seniors

    Bull & Oyster Roast & Dance, Featuring Cover 80’s cover band

    Guys In Thin Ties

    Saturday, March 3, 2018 7:00 – 11:00 PM Kurtz’s Beach

    Food/Draft Beer/Wine/Soda/Coffee/Tea Included

    Tickets $40.00/each If purchased by February 23, 2018 $50.00/each If purchased after February 23, 2018

    Silent Auction

    Prize to the Best 80’s Outfit – Male & Female

    For tickets, to donate a silent auction item, or to volunteer contact: Jerry Nicklow, Huff Insurance, Event Chair 
    410-647-1111 or

    Jerry@Huffinsurance.com

    Tickets on Sale: BB&T, 3030 Mountain Road,Huff Insurance, 8349 Ritchie Hwy, andArundel Federal 4179 Mountain Rd- must be paid by check or cash at these locations.

    You can pay by credit card on the website,www.pbafundraiser.com, or mail a check to the PBA office, PO Box 861, Pasadena, MD 21123-0861 

    ___________________

    A  Child's 
    Christmas

    Thank you to the sponsors of 30 families and 85 children. They were sponsored by 45 businesses or individuals (of which 19 were PBA members; the remaining 26 are community, school and Riviera Beach Volunteer Fire Co) We received cash donations from many who did not have the time to shop and they paid for food gift cards and gifts not sponsored.

    We had 20 ham dinners donated by Pat’s Select that were distributed to the families along with bags of food collected from bins in businesses.

    Ed Jefferson donated 8 bikes and the families were elated.

    John Mason opened the doors at Kurtz’s to allow volunteers to wrap gifts.

    Volunteers from Chesapeake cheerleading and football teams and Northeast National Honor Society wrapped gifts, along with a few college students who’ve been helping for many years, PBA Board Member Ruth Toomey, and Hailee Meeks (Sandi’s granddaughter).

    A Child’s Christmas has been running this way since 2001. We would like to refresh the Christmas gift giving. Over the years, we’ve noticed more and more children being raised by grandparents. Therefore, next year we will redirect our focus to helping families in need who are being raised by grandparents. 

    ______________________

    PASADENA ELEMENTARY LOOKING FOR INTERVIEWERS

    Pasadena Elementary is looking for business members for their JA BizTown student interviews. The date was just approved and interviews will be held on Friday, Jan. 19th between 2:00-3:30. If you know of anyone who might be interested the teacher’s contact is – Debra Biggs dbiggs@aacps.org


    TREE LIGHTING

    We did it again! Despite again this year having to reschedule due to rain, this year’s Tree Lighting Ceremony on December 6th produced a huge turnout and was a wonderful success. The weather cooperated, the tree looked beautiful, and the crowd was in great spirits. We want to thank Doug Cashmere and his dynamite team at Ace Hardware for putting together this event and making it fun for everyone. We also want to thank all the local businesses who donated their time or services to making this year's Tree Lighting a success – Laura’s Eyes Photography, Mike Jacobs/JB Machine, Lake Shore and Riviera Beach Volunteer Fire Departments, The Gable Company, John Thomas (AKA Santa), The Greene Turtle Pasadena, Bay Country Rentals, Atlantic Coast Charters, DJ Marcus, Macaroni Kids Pasadena, St. John Properties, Eastern District Police and Reserve Officers, Mutiny Pirate Bar & Island Grille, Two Rivers Steak & Fish House, Bruster’s Ice Cream, Marco’s Pizza, and Ms. Waterproofer.

    We want to thank County Executive Steve Schuh for lighting the PBA Christmas Tree this year.

    CHRISTMAS PARTY MIXER


    We had a fun Christmas Party Mixer at Cheshire Crab. There were over 50 members in attendance and as always the food was great. It was a fun, relaxing evening just socializing with our friends. 

    _____________________________________________________________________

    SPECIAL THANK YOU – Rt. 100 Memorial Flag


    The Pasadena Business Association would like to say “Thank You” to all that assisted us in getting down the Summer Flag and putting up the Winter Flag. This is not an easy task by any means, but with the help of Anne Arundel Co Eastern District Police Department, PBA members – Angela Balsamo, Coffee News; Jerry Nicklow, Huff Ins. and son Dalton Nicklow, Chesapeake HS; Mike Jacobs, JB Machine; Sandi Parrish, PBA Ex. Director; Lisa Hart, Arundel Federal SB & Flag chair. We could not have accomplished this without Friends & neighbors including Army Veteran Alan Tipton;Renee Filetto & children; Becky Higgs & children; Charlie Tipton; Carol & Michael Travers and Mark & Wanda Tipton. You guys are the best!

    Special Thanks to Dottie Snyder - Himmel's Farm and Garden for placing the two Christmas wreaths at the Flag site!

    If you would like to donate to the “Flag Fund” please contact Lisa Hart @ Arundel Federal #410-437-4770 for more information. Thank you and God Bless America! 

    ______________________________________________


    Contact Jerry for Scholarship Fundraiser Sponsorships.
    Jerry Nicklow, Huff Insurance, Event Chair
    410-647-1111



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