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May 2023 PBA Newsletter

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


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

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