Pasadena Business Association
Great Businesses Making A Great Community

What's going on in January 2018!

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


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


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. 


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: 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. 


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 

Executive Director
Sandi Parrish

Doug Cashmere

Vice President
Brian Conrad

Immediate Past President
Jerry Nicklow

Angela Balsamo

Linda Loane

Website Manager
Christine Richardson




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

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,, or mail a check to the PBA office, PO Box 861, Pasadena, MD 21123-0861 


A  Child's 

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 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


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.


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




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

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