Pasadena Business Association
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  • 09 Nov 2015 9:18 PM | Sandi Parrish (Administrator)

    A CHILD'S CHRISTMAS - Jacqueline Dunn, Chair, jadunn@aacps.org

    The schools have been sending their numbers. Wish lists are due by November 9th.
    There are several ways you can participate:

    SPONSORS: Let Sandi or Jacqueline know if you are willing to sponsor a child, children, or family. We will provide you with a wish list from the child with sizes, necessities needed and of course toys and other items wanted. If you want to sponsor a child, children or a family but shopping is not an option we will do the shopping for you.
    Send your monetary donation payable to PBA but earmarked A Child’s Christmas and Sandi will be happy to assign you a child or family and do the shopping for you.

    FOOD: Last year, we didn’t have a lot of food to give to families, so we’d appreciate it if a few businesses would be willing to place a box in their businesses to collect non-perishable food.

    TOYS: Businesses may also want to place a collection box for toys or other gifts.

    GIFT CARDS AND CASH DONATIONS: If your business wants to decorate a gift tree for those who prefer, we are accepting donations of gift cards or money that can be sent to the PBA office earmarked for A Child’s Christmas.

    SINGLE GIFT ITEMS: Lastly, if you’d like to purchase a gift such as a bike, electronic game, or a single gift let Jacqueline or Sandi know and we can select a gift from one of the wish lists.

    OTHER IDEAS: Businesses can collect like items such as hats, mittens, gloves, socks, underwear, etc.

    Jacqueline can also print a wish list onto paper ornaments if you want to decorate a tree where your employees and/or customers can pick a gift to buy.

  • 09 Nov 2015 2:21 PM | Sandi Parrish (Administrator)


    Our November General Membership Meeting was held at Cheshire Crab with Sharrie Wade of Clark & Anderson, CPA’s giving us some tax tips. Sharrie steps up every year to help our members understand some of the new tax laws and how it can affect their business. Thanks to Sharrie for taking time out of her busy schedule and Cheshire Crab for hosting the meeting. Cheshire Crab is open all season, check out their hours, and stop in for a meal. Thursday special is show your drivers license with 21122 and get two appetizers for $11 and two entrees for $22. That is a great deal starting at 5 PM.

  • 06 Nov 2015 9:13 PM | Sandi Parrish (Administrator)

    PBA held a Ribbon Cutting for E Water Company. They moved to a new location, 8010 Hog Neck Road, Suite 100, Pasadena. Jerry Lloyd started the company in 2011 but has been in the water business for almost 20 years. Jerry and his family were presented citations from Senator Simonaire, Delegates Kipke and Simonaire, County Executive Steve Schuh, Councilman Derek Fink, Sheriff Ron Bateman, BWI Airport and the Pasadena Business Association.

  • 05 Nov 2015 3:39 PM | Sandi Parrish (Administrator)


    The 20th Annual Caring and Sharing parade was held on Sunday, November 1st with rain in the morning turning to a nice afternoon. We started the Parade off with a Tribute to Tom Redmond who had recently passed. Tom was the founder of the Parade and many other PBA events so we wanted to take a moment to honor him. Our Grand Marshals were several WW II Veterans. We wanted to honor them in celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the ending of the war. They were Elwood Trapp Sr. – US Army Combat Engineer, Earl Daff – US Army served in France & Germany, Charles R. Howard – USMC 3rd Division 29th Battalion , Doc Stallings – Army Air Core Philippians, Paul Kline – US Navy Radar man in South Pacific & Asia . We want to thank Veteran Charlie Johns for driving the WWII Veterans in the Parade.

    Through the generosity of community residents, businesses, and organizations, the event generated approximately $10,000 in food donations! A special thanks to Lauer’s Supermarket for their continued support of this event. They make food donating easy by offering bags of non-perishable food items at cost to customers for any dollar donation of their choosing. The food is also collected along the parade route by the Northeast High School football players who assist Lauer’s in the moving and unloading of all of the food. The food was unloaded this year at Chesapeake Christian Center and then sorted and distributed to local food pantries. We would like to thank our corporate sponsors for their continued support. Without them, this parade wouldn’t be possible. This year’s sponsors included Ace Hardware & Hearth, Bay Country Rentals, BB&T Bank, Chesapeake Bank, Cityline Business Park, Friends of Downs Park, Frank & Bill’s Auto Collision Center, Gable Signs Inc., Kurtz’s Beach, McCully-Polyniak Funderal Home, Pasadena Pawn & Gun, and Redmond’s Towing.

    This year we had 45 entries in the parade including many area businesses, schools, and community organizations. The winning floats this year were: BEST BUSINESS – Angey’s Tangles, MOST ORIGINAL - Cityline Business Park, BEST PATRIOTIC –Liberty Tax Service, (a new participant this year), BEST YOUTH GROUP – Chesapeake Bay Middle School Drama Club, BESTMUSICAL/PERFORMANCE- Chesapeake High’s Vocal Ensemble, BEST COMMUNITY ENTRY – Magothy Cooperative Preschool, and BEST OVERALL - Chesapeake Christian Center. with their Frozen float and a beautiful Elsa singing. As always with a function of this size, there are many, many people to thank. First, I would like the Anne Arundel County police department and their Reserve Officers. They are always on hand to help us with our events. They play a huge part in keeping everyone safe. Also we would like to thank Anne Arundel County Recreation and Parks for helping us with the parking issues. There are many other people to thank when you have a large project like the parade.

    There’s Antiques To Go for letting us use their parking lot for the reviewing stand, Chesapeake Christian Center for allowing us to use their hall for food sorting, Doug Cashmere and Scott Ellis from Ace Hardware & Hearth for putting up and taking down the road signs, helping at the park in the am with traffic control, and Doug for getting everyone out of the park along with Hayley Gable Bowerman from Gab Communiciations., Himmel’s Farm and Garden for providing decorations, Mike Agro of Cityline Business Park for getting everyone in the stadium area lined up and helping in the am with the parking issues, John Clark, Bunnie Clark, Donna Reeder, Hayley Gable Bowerman for judging, and all of those who did other tasks that day including Lisa Hart of Arundel Federal Savings Bank who coordinated the Veterans, Linda Loane of The Bank of Glen Burnie for working the park, and Dick Parrish for the sound system. We also want to thank County Executive Steve Schuh for stopping by and helping with check in. And a big thank you to our emcees who filled in at the last minute due to an illness. I called Delegate Nic Kipke the morning of the parade and he was so gracious to help us and also Jim Goetz who came to give Nic a hand. They did a great job. We want to thank Tracey Jessilonis of Country Club Automotive and Hayley Gable Bowerman of Gab Communications for helping co chair this year.

    We had another successful year in our goal of Caring and Sharing. See you next year.

    Parade Videos

    The Parade videos are available for $15 each. Anyone can purchase them at Arundel Federal Savings Bank, Lake Shore Plaza, or members can purchase them at the January General Membership Meeting.

  • 04 Nov 2015 3:36 PM | Sandi Parrish (Administrator)


    All of the food from the Parade food drive was taken to Chesapeake Christian Center and sorted by our food volunteers. This is always a great time after the hustle bustle of the parade to look at the food that we were able to collect and realize how many families we will be helping over the holidays. Our 7 local food pantries are very grateful for the donation. I want to thank everyone who helped with this food drive: Lauer’s Supermarket and Bakery and Gable Signs and Grapics for their efforts in collecting before the Parade, the Northeast High School Football Team who walks in the parade, loads and unloads all of the food, and of course Chesapeake Christian Center for giving us their hall to sort. The food sorting is done by volunteers from Magothy United Methodist Church, Our Lady of the Chesapeake, Community United Methodist Church, Chesapeake Christian Center, Emmanuel Lutheran Church and the Interact Club from Northeast High School. This process goes so quickly with all of the volunteers from these churches so thank you so much for your support of the PBA food drive. I want to thank everyone who donated food for this worthwhile endeavor and know that you are helping someone in Pasadena have a nicer holiday. Pasadena has great people who are always willing to help.
  • 03 Nov 2015 9:12 PM | Sandi Parrish (Administrator)

    If you are interested in running for an Officer or Board of Directors position please contact the PBA office. Candidates for Officers or Director positions must have been in their present job position for a minimum of two years. To be eligible for an Officer Position candidates must have served at least one term on the Board of Directors. Officers term is one year and Board of Directors term is two years. Our Board of Directors meets the third Wednesday of every month at 8:15 am. We have four board members who terms have expired and cannot run again. The slate of Officers and Board members will be read at the December General Membership Meeting at which time nominations can be made from the floor. Voting will take place at the January General Membership
    Meeting.

  • 03 Nov 2015 9:06 PM | Sandi Parrish (Administrator)

    The October meeting was very informative.
    Luis Borunda, Deputy Secretary of State,
    came to meet the members and talk about
    the governors ideas and plans. He was very
    impressed with the work the PBA does to
    help the community. We thank him for taking time out of his busy schedule to speak to our members. Two Rivers Steak and Fish House hosted the meeting for us. What a great room for a party, business meeting etc. Thanks to Two Rivers for their commitment to the PBA.

  • 02 Nov 2015 8:28 PM | Sandi Parrish (Administrator)

    As you may or may not know, last week was a sad week for the Pasadena Business Association, as we mourned the
    passing of longtime member Tom Redmond. Tom Redmond had many roles throughout his life – husband, father,
    grandfather, friend, county councilman, volunteer firefighter, founding PBA member and former PBA president. Tom
    joined the PBA about 6 months after its formation in 1986. In 1992 Tom was elected President.

    In 1992, he organized the first Legislative Day in Annapolis. In 1993, he put together the 1st Membership Directory;
    Tom knew that this would become an invaluable tool to promote PBA. He spent countless hours doing the layout,
    writing articles and selling the ads. The PBA still produces this Membership Directory and it is a great resource for members as well as the community.

    In 1993 Tom started working on the very first Trade show; he thought that this would be a good way to showcase your business, display products and services to other PBA members and the business community. PBA just held their 22nd Trade Show.
    Tom started working organizing this parade in 1993 while serving as PBA president, but it took 2 years to get it organized (permit problems – imagine that) and off the ground. He chaired this event for 15 years. It is truly because of him and his love for this community that we are all able to gather for the parade every November.
    Also in 1993, along with Paul Gable of Gable Signs & Graphics, he designed the PBA Logo and PBA door Logos. In 2001 Tom started the Trivia contest at the Christmas Party because the only entertainment was the members singing the 12 days of Christmas. This was a great time for everyone in attendance. Tom was again elected President of the PBA in 2003 – 2004, he was Immediate Past President from 2005 - 2007, he
    was then elected to the Board of Directors from 2008 - 2011. We will truly miss him and his dedication to the PBA and the community.

  • 02 Nov 2015 5:34 PM | Dave & Mike Jacobs

    I sincerely hope everyone had an enjoyable and safe Halloween. It is hard to believe how fast this year is passing. Nevertheless, in the last two months of the year, the PBA has many exciting events planned that are rewarding for everyone. Let’s start by thinking about the most recent event, the Trade Show located at Earleigh Heights Fire Hall and the “Harvest for the Hungry” Parade.

    The trade show was a phenomenal success this year, with a record breaking attendance of people, very impressive. A huge “Thank You” to all the vendors who participated in the trade show this year. In addition, a very special thanks to Lauer’s Supermarket & Bakery who graciously donated all the wonderful food. November 1, 2015 was our annual “Harvest for the Hungry” parade, where the community, churches, schools and local businesses dig in and donate funds and canned goods to restock local food pantries so that no one goes without a good meal during the holiday season. Our heartfelt thanks is sent to each and every one of you, that make these events successful and nourishing to our friends in need.

    Excitement on the way brings one of the many events in which the PBA is involved. One event that really pulls at mine and my family’s heart strings is “A Child's Christmas”. This fund-raiser helps so many children receive things from toys to warm clothing to everyday items that you or I might take for granted. It is wonderful to see families, children, churches and the business community join together to donate so generously at this time of year.

    In the spirit of giving, how could you not think about Good Ole’ St Nick. Our Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony has quickly become a tradition here in Pasadena and will take place December 1, 2015 in the Lake Shore shopping center. Do not forget Santa is watching so spread the word and gather the children to visit our beloved Santa.

    Even with the issues of the world, we should still be thankful for so many things. Our families, friends, health, faith and freedoms are just a few to mention. So take a moment during the hustle and bustle, at Thanksgiving and throughout the year to just stop and pause, look around and be grateful for what you do have and not so much what you don’t.

    God bless you and your families and pray that God will look over our young men and women in the Armed Forces fighting overseas.

    PBA President, Mike Jacobs

    Mike Jacobs

    President

  • 28 Oct 2015 9:32 PM | Sandi Parrish (Administrator)

    Our annual Trade Show was a success again this year. Thank you to the following vendors who had a booth and greeted the hundreds of visitors:

    Ace Hardware & Hearth • Anderson Davis & Associates, CPA, PA • AVON • Baker Sisters Family Dental Care • BB&T Bank • Big Vanilla Athletic Club • Bruster’s Ice Cream • BWI Airport Office of Business Relations • Calvert Veterinary Center • Chesapeake Arts Center • Chesapeake Christian Center • Coco Couture • Coffee News • Cose Bella • Cruise One-Chesapeake Travel Group • Design Tops • E Water Compan • Edward Jones • Fiore Chiropractic • Frame & Frame, LLC • Frank & Bill’s Auto Collision Center • Friends of Downs Park • Himmel’s Farm & Garden Center, Inc. • Huff Insurance • Katrina Krauss Photography • Lake Shore Rotary Club • Lauer’s Supermarket & Bakery • Lindner Glass • M & T Bank • Maher’s Florist • Mojo Web Solutions • Painting with Pride, Inc. • Pasadena Pawn & Gun, LLC. • Pasadena Business Association • Pasadena Voice • Sandy Spring Bank • Stoney Creek Fishing & Hunting Club Inc. • The Bank of Glen Burnie • The Carpet & Air Duct Man • Victory Awards & Promotions • WiseCare Urgent Care.

    We want to thank The Office Bar & Grill for sponsoring the bar this year, Glory Days Grill for sponsoring the beer, and of course Lauer’s Supermarket & Bakery for the wonderful food. We really need to thank Jim Anderson, Anderson, Davis & Associates for chairing this event for the last 22 years and making it the success it is. This is a sell out event for the PBA and a great way to showcase your business. We look forward to next year.

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