Pasadena Business Association
Great Businesses Making A Great Community

  • 13 May 2016 8:04 PM | Deleted user

    The 19th Annual Educational Excellence Awards was held on May 11th.  This is a great event that PBA has been sponsoring for many years.  We truly enjoy meeting these dedicated and exceptional teachers. The PBA honored Kelli Johnson, a Fourth Grade Teacher at Riviera Beach Elementary School.  It was fun to sit with her and her family, especially her young son who was so proud of his mom.

    Kelli posed for a picture on the stairs at Michael’s with her family and her Riviera Beach School family.  We also had Linda Loane from the Bank of Glen Burnie and the PBA Treasurer, Gina Cook , Avon, and the PBA Secretary, and Brian Conrad, Edward Jones, PBA Board Member to help her celebrate her accomplishments.

  • 09 May 2016 7:59 PM | Deleted user


    We were so happy to welcome another new PBA Business with a Ribbon Cutting.  Noah’s House is a great place to take your children or grandchildren for indoor play.  According to the owners – “this place is for all the parents that are looking to connect with other parents. This is for all the parents who feel trapped and need a loving place to go. This is for all the parents, who want to have fun with their kids without the added stress of too much routine. This is for all the parents who want to know that their kids are in a safe space.”  Khalifah & Andre Carter are the owners and loving parents of Noah.  They started this business so Khalifah, a teacher, could spend her day with Noah. 

    Thanks to Delegate Nic Kipke and his family, Senator Bryan Simonaire, Patrick Mulford representing Councilman Derek Fink, Lisa Hart from Arundel Federal Savings Bank, Brian Galyan from DCA Imaging Systems and Jim Wisniewski from the Pasadena Voice for coming out and helping us celebrate.

    My grandchildren loved playing at Noah’s House and I am sure yours will too. 

  • 07 May 2016 7:56 PM | Deleted user
    Our May General Membership Meeting was a great way to find out what happened during the legislative session.  Senator Bryan Simonaire, Delegate Nic Kipke, and Delegate Meagan Simonaire gave us an overview.  Delegate Nic Kipke presented Billy Greer with a citation for his heroic efforts when jumping into the storm water management pond behind Lake Shore Plaza to help Amelia Puderbaugh; she had a medical issue and plunged into the pond.  We are so proud of Billy for his courage.


    Thanks to Kurtz’s Beach for a great meeting and what a nice place to have a meeting in the newly renovated space.


  • 05 May 2016 7:52 PM | Deleted user

    George Ensenat - Hamilton Bank
    8108 Jumpers Hole RD, Pasadena, Maryland 21122
    Category: Banking

    E. L. & Company – Tracy Vega
    E. L. & Company is a Vendor Venue – Artisan Shop featuring local vendors and artists. Showcasing products and services. Hosting events and pop-up parties.
    Category: Retail

    Keller Williams Realty Flagship of Maryland - Sam Tanner
    With a focus on commercial real estate Sam Tanner brings a unique blend of skills to the real estate profession. A former educator and self-employed general contractor Sam leverages these valuable skills to benefit all of his clients in every one of their real estate transactions. In addition, every client is treated like family and every property as if it were his own
    Category: Real Estate

    JF Customs Inc. – Jason Fratantuono
    JF Customs Inc is a general contractor specializing in Home Improvements and skid steer services.
    Category: Contractor

  • 03 May 2016 7:07 PM | Deleted user

    When thinking about the Pasadena Business Association and why you might support our member businesses, think about some great reasons to Shop Local!

    Buy Local - Support Pasadena
    When you do business with an independent, locally-owned business that is a Member of the Pasadena Business Association, rather than a nationally-owned business, significantly more of your money is used to make purchases from other local businesses and service providers and it helps strengthen the economic base of our local Pasadena community.

    We Support Community Groups
    Community groups like schools, sport teams and local charities receive more support from smaller local business owners and the PBA than they do from large businesses.

    Keep our Pasadena Community Unique
    Where we shop, where we eat and have fun -- all of it makes our Pasadena community home. Our one-of-a-kind businesses are an integral part of the distinctive character of Pasadena. Pasadena Businesses should do business with other Pasadena Businesses.

    Create more good jobs
    Small local businesses are the largest employer nationally, and in our Pasadena community, provide the most jobs to residents. Buy local and keep your paycheck in Pasadena.

    Get Better Service
    Local businesses often hire Pasadena residents with a better understanding of the products they are selling and take more time to get to know customers. Taking care of our neighbor. 

    Invest in Community
    Local businesses are owned by people who live in this community, are less likely to leave, and are more invested in the community’s future.

    Encourage Local Prosperity
    It is clear that local entrepreneurs and skilled workers are more likely to invest and settle in communities like Pasadena that preserve their one-of-a-kind businesses and distinctive character.

    Doug Cashmere
    Ace Hardware & Hearth
  • 30 Apr 2016 8:26 PM | Deleted user

    Catering By Uptown – Michael Ferguson
    We are a family owned Catering Company that operates both Celebrations at the Bay and The Anchor Inn.
    Category: Catering

    DCA Imaging Systems – Brian Galyan
    We apply our expertise in the latest office technology to help you copy, print, scan, store and secure your documents. It all starts with a conversation.
    Category: Insurance

    Lighthouse Carwash – James Roberts
    Summer is around the corner! Get your car shiny and clean for the nice weather!
    Category: Car Wash

  • 29 Apr 2016 7:20 PM | Deleted user

    New Life Addiction Counseling & Mental Health Services was proud to show off their new office at the Ribbon Cutting on April 28th.  We love to see our PBA businesses grow.  Their Mountain Road site was not large enough.  Thanks to Sarah Gannon representing the County Executive, Linda Loane who presented the citation for Senator Simonaire, Delegates Kipke and Simonaire, PBA President Jerry Nicklow, and Mike Phennicie of BWI Airport who presented citations.  Beverly Ervin and her staff are located at 4231 Postal Court, # 201, Pasadena

  • 25 Apr 2016 7:19 PM | Deleted user

    Dream Vacations, formerly Cruise One, held a Ribbon Cutting on April 23rd at their 313 Crain Highway South in Glen Burnie to celebrate their grand reopening and introduce themselves to the community under the new name. They offered face painting, balloon animals, popcorn, ice cream, island food, and steel drum music, all of which my grandchildren enjoyed immensely. 

  • 23 Apr 2016 7:17 PM | Deleted user
    We welcomed another new business to the PBA and the Pasadena Business Community on April 22nd with the Ribbon Cutting for Re/Max Experience – Pasquale Carannante.  The food was of course catered by Bella Napoli and the Oriole bird was a big hit.  The Re/Max Experience office is located next to Chesapeake Bank,3820 Mountain Road. Suite H, Pasadena.  Stop in and say Hi! to Pasquale and his agents.  Thank you to Delegate Nic Kipke, Sara Gannon representing the County Executive, Councilman Derek Fink, and Jerry Nicklow representing the PBA for presenting the citations.
  • 21 Apr 2016 7:14 PM | Deleted user
    The 8th Annual Taste of Pasadena cooked up another outstanding event highlighting the local restaurants and food services businesses in the Pasadena Business Association. 


    This year we had a few new places join us. The Chocolate lady from Coco Couture delighted us with some Chocolate Crabs with Old Bay, quite appropriate for the evening. They were good with just a hint of Old Bay to make them compliment the chocolate.  They also brought their Peanut Butter Bliss that melts in your mouth.  And we also had the new Mexican Restaurant in town, Picantillo.  Now we know where to go for Cinco de Mayo.  They brought their delicious Tortilla Soup. But the talk of the night newcomer was Alibi's Bar & Grill with their "Bada Bing" Shrimp. Not sure what it was, but they were totally delicious and we'll be going there for dinner for sure!! 

    We were glad to have Bella Napoli back this year with their award winning Cream of Crab Soup. The best in my book too.

    The big surprise and hit of the night was Lauer's Supermarket. Their Chicken Skewers were drawing people back for more. They have the best catering food as well as their hot food selections ready at their store.  Beefalo Bobs always pleases with their outstanding Pulled Pork with all those tasty sauces to choose from. Every year Mutiny Pirate Bar & Island Grille surprises us with some tasty island food and this year's tuna tacos were a crunchy delight. Glory Days Grill once again brings out something special and their Pretzel Dippers and Boneless Wings were yummy. The Greene Turtle had their Crab Dip, my favorite. Kurtz’s  Beach always cooks up a specialty and their Crab Casserole is outstanding. Pat’s Select selected their pizza to please us all.     To top off the night, Angels brought out a nice selection of desserts and we all enjoyed the Chocolate Covered Strawberries from Edible Arrangements and the best ice cream in town from Brusters. 

    A special thanks to all our participating vendors: Alibis, Angel Food Market, Beefalo Bob's, Bella Napoli,  Brusters Ice Creme, Coco Couture Chocolates and Ice Cream, Edible Arrangements, Glory Days Grill, Kurtz's Beach, Lauer's Supermarket, McDonalds, Mutiny Pirate Bar & Island Grill, Pat's Select,  Picantillo and The Greene Turtle.

    This all took place at the beautifully renovated Kurtz's Beach, with the best view in town. John Mason and his staff took good care of us. Thanks John!!  

    Also, special thanks to Maher's Florist for the beautiful purple flowers. Spring was in the air inside and out. Thanks Kim!!

    Everyone was greeted by the smiling faces of Linda Loane from the Bank of Glen Burnie and Doug Cashmere from Ace Hardware, the best ticket takers in town! Thanks Linda and Doug!

    All this couldn't be done without our dedicated and organized Executive Director Sandi Parrish who gets things done, and makes things happen.  Thanks Sandi!

    It was a privilege for me, Gina the Pasadena Avon Lady, to work with this great team and head up this outstanding event. 

    But most of all, thank you to everyone who attended!!  While you are making dinner plans with friends, birthday parties with loved ones, special occasions and graduations or a Mother's Day dinner visit our proven delicious restaurants and catering businesses.  That's what the Taste of Pasadena is all about!! 



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