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What's Going on in February 2018

17 Feb 2018 11:34 AM | 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 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 

Executive Director
Sandi Parrish 

Doug Cashmere

Vice President
Brian Conrad

Immediate Past President
Jerry Nicklow 

Angela Balsamo

Linda Loane

Website Manager
Christine Richardson

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.


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.  


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


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


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


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.  


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



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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