Pasadena Business Association
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  • 05 Jan 2016 5:42 PM | Deleted user

    Cheshire Crab held their breakfast with Santa in December.  They had face painting, crafts and of course Santa.  They had vendors for your shopping convenience and a great Sunday Brunch with many choices.  Do yourself a favor and stop down on Sunday for their brunch.  The food is great.  Cheshire Crab asked everyone to bring a new unwrapped toy for the PBA’s A Child’s Christmas so we want to thank them for helping us with our program to supply needing children with a Christmas. I took my grandchildren to this breakfast and they had a great time making crafts and getting their faces painted.  They also enjoyed bringing a gift for a child less fortunate.

  • 04 Jan 2016 7:43 PM | Deleted user

    Jacqueline Dunn, PBA
    A Childs Christmas Chair


    The Pasadena Business Association has been providing Christmas gifts to Pasadena area children since 2000 when Debi Grim spearheaded the project by helping a couple of families with gifts and food. When Debbie Romano took over, she attached an identity to the project by calling it “A Child’s Christmas” which has continued to grow and blossom due to the help and generous donations by dozens of people. During the 2015 Christmas season, A Childs Christmas provided gifts and food to 88 children from 27 families that were identified by school counselors in the Pasadena community.

    Sponsorship comes in different styles. We have individuals and businesses who adopt one or more children by purchasing gifts from wish lists. Other sponsors provide food, cash donations, and dinners. Every year, an anonymous donor provides bikes for about a dozen of the children. This year, we had donors purchase helmets to go with the bikes. Another addition to the project this year, were filled stockings for every child that were donated by Liberty Tax Service.

    Of course, children ask for all sorts of toys and clothes but what is most touching is when they ask for basic necessities such as sheets for their beds and warm blankets and pillows.

    Once all the gifts have been purchased, approximately 45 volunteers gathered at Kurtz’s Beach where John Mason graciously opened his door for us to wrap gifts amidst a huge renovation taking place at his venue. Year after year, John Mason and Tim Klug make sure the high school students and other volunteers are taken care of by providing beverages and snacks to get us through. The volunteers wrapped everything in about 2 hours, record breaking time. It helps to have some of the same volunteers so they can show the others the ropes. Caroline Schultz and Kacie McDonald have been wrapping gifts for A Childs Christmas since they were 7 years old. Now, ten years later, they are pros and bring friends to be part of the day. After families pick up their gifts on the day of gift wrapping, Doug Cashmere takes over by loading his truck with unclaimed gifts and delivers them to the schools where counselors make sure the families receive their packages and food.

    Thank you to these individuals and businesses who sponsored children by purchasing gifts: Arundel Federal Savings Bank, Chesapeake High School Cheerleaders and Football teams, Jerry and Nancy Nicklow, Holly Bair, Kim Ward, Donna Kohlhafer, Lauer’s Supermarket, Liberty Tax, North Arundel Savings Bank, Toastmasters, Aegis Title, Fay’s Bus Service, Carmie Buckey, the Raven’s Roost, Keisha Montague, BB & T Bank, Maryland Watson, Jenni Smith, Leah Stocksdale, Sarah Hyde, Crabby Crawlers, Clark and Anderson CPAs, Northeast High School Drama Department, Joe McDonald, Browns Toyota, Doug Cashmere, Bunnie Clark, Baker Sisters Dentistry, Absolute Underground, Calvert Veterinary Center, Dianne Hale, Lauren Smith, Robin Fries, the UPS Store #1881, the Jefferson’s, and the Pasadena Business Association.

    Thank you to everyone who made cash and other donations: Meagan Simonaire, Bay Country Rentals, Pat’s Select, the PBA Tree Lighting Ceremony, Shirley Jacobs, Bonnie Dausch, Henry Schmidt, Lonnie & Diana Lancione, The Pasadena Voice staff, PBA Leads Group, Victory Lounge, Gina Cook, Jack Brown, Bonnie Katz, Jennifer @ Liberty Tax, and Idea Weaver Promotions.

    Thank you to the volunteers who take their Saturday morning to wrap gifts and sort food: Affinity One Events, Jacqueline Meggett and Keisha Montague. From Archbishop Spalding High School: Ellie Greger and Lauren Hale. From Chesapeake High School: Chris Fenzel, Donna Alder, Heather Banner, Kevin Blades, Pamela Blades, Tori Bonucci, Arianna Bortle, Ana Brannock, Maycie Breen, Sophia Charney, Payton Dalessio, Sierra Finnerty, Amanda Hardesty, Jason Hawkins, Brooke Henningsen, Emily Hosse, Maya Kelly, Jordan Latham, Erika Lehnert, Carly McCree, Kacie McDonald, Tommy McNamara, Hayley Mentzer, Paris Ogonowski, Carleigh Petersen, Lindsey Petersen, Rebecca Ray, Kevin Ruzin, Timothy Steele, Taylor Stracke, Jillian Taylor, Karen Tebo, and Alyssa Worsham. Reagan Somers from Granite Baptist School. Keyvon Montague from George Fox Middle School. Rashod Montague from Jacobsville Elementary School. Caroline Schultz from Northeast High School. Thank you Rene Seckman. Thank you to my sister, Michele Dunn who always shows up to do whatever is needed that day.

    Thank you Melissa Bajadek for stepping in to help with the details associated with the schools and delivering of ham dinners. And, last but not least, thank you to Sandi Parrish, who works behind and in front of the scenes by keeping track of the donations and shopping when needed. She works above and beyond her work hours to ensure all the pieces fall into place. A huge thank you!

    If you want to help with A Childs Christmas next year, mark your calendars now for November 1, 2016 and contact the PBA Office at PasadenaBusinessAssociation1@verizon.net. Happy New Year and God Bless.

  • 16 Dec 2015 8:00 PM | Deleted user

    The Pasadena Business Association held a Ground Breaking Ceremony for the new Roy Rogers on Magothy Beach Road. Delegate Nic Kipke was in attendance (as always) to say a few words. Katrina Owens representing Congresswomen Donna Edwards, Sara Gannon representing County Executive Steve Schuh, Colonel Rick Tabor representing Sheriff Ron Bateman, County Councilman Derek Fink, PBA members, and Roy Rogers officials were all there to break the ground for this new facility. They are hoping for an April opening so we will plan a Ribbon Cutting for them. Congratulations to Roy Rogers and we look forward to a great business relationship.

  • 13 Dec 2015 3:44 PM | Sandi Parrish (Administrator)

    The end of 2015 is fast approaching and I want to send out a quick reminder to save the date of Saturday March 12, 2016 for our annual scholarship fundraiser. The 2015 event was an absolute blast and we raised a lot of money to give out for scholarships. We want to make this year an even better event if that is possible.


    Our theme this year will be a 50’s Sock Hop. So again, please mark your calendars and set aside Saturday March 12, 2016 from 7pm to 11pm at Kurtz’s Beach. The more money we raise the more we have to give to local students. Remember these students are our future. Check out the 2015 Scholarship Fundraiser page for photos and details about this fun, annual event!

    This event is open to the public so tell your friends, family, neighbors and come out for a fun evening. Tickets go on sale January 1, 2016!

  • 07 Dec 2015 2:27 PM | Sandi Parrish (Administrator)

    2016 NOMINATIONS FOR OFFICERS & BOARD MEMBERS
    President - Jerry Nicklow (Huff Insurance)
    Vice President - Doug Cashmere (Ace Hardware & Hearth)
    Secretary - Gina Cook ( AVON)
    Treasurer - Linda Loane (The Bank of Glen Burnie)

    Board Members: (4 Seats Available)
    Anna Amendolare – aka designs
    Angela Balsamo – Coffee News Maryland
    Hayley Gable Bowerman – Gab Communications
    Brian Conrad – Edward Jones Investments
    Brad Davis – BB&T
    Larry Sells – Pasadena Voice

    Elections will be held at our January 6th General Membership Meeting.

  • 04 Dec 2015 8:01 PM | Deleted user

    Our December General Membership Meeting was held at The Gathering Place at Our Lady of the Chesapeake. The hall was beautifully decorated for Christmas. Their hall is a great place for a party or meeting. Pat’s Select Pizza & Subs catered the lunch and the food was outstanding. Pat’s Select is always willing to help the PBA with our events and providing dinners at Christmas. Our members are awesome. Deputy Fire Chief Ron Stroble and Chief Dinkel, from the Anne Arundel County Fire Department spoke to our membership and showed us some renderings of the new Lake Shore Fire Station on Mountain Road. We thank both of them for taking time from their busy schedules.

  • 02 Dec 2015 4:23 PM | Sandi Parrish (Administrator)

    Everyone’s dues are due on January 1, 2016. Dues invoices were generated by our new website and emailed to you. We have also mailed out invoices if you prefer to pay by check.

  • 01 Dec 2015 1:06 PM | Sandi Parrish (Administrator)

    Happy Holidays!

    It’s hard to believe that my year a Vice president is ending already. It seems like it just started yesterday. December is here and the holiday shopping season is upon us. When you are planning your shopping trips, please remember to shop local whenever possible. Doing so will help keep our local economy going strong. Small businesses are the backbone to the local economy. Statistics show that for every dollar spent at a locally owned business, 68 cents stays in the local economy. That is a huge number. So when you shop at a locally owned business, you are not helping a corporate CEO fuel his or her company jet, or paying for their vacation home. When you shop local, you are helping one of your local citizens pay their mortgage, car payment, or for their children’s college education. Shopping local also allows the business owner to provide much needed jobs for our friends and neighbors. Keeping the money local also makes it available for the business owner to spend at your local business. So when you are getting ready to order that gift online, take a minute and think about whether or not you can purchase that gift at a local store to keep your money at home. It may take a few extra minutes, but it will be well worth the effort.

    My year as vice president of the PBA has been a great year. We have had several very successful events. Looking forward to 2016, we need to keep the momentum going and work together to keep our local business community vibrant. One simple way we can do that is to shop local whenever possible.

    I wish you and your families a safe and enjoyable holiday season!




    Jerry Nicklow
    Vice President

  • 30 Nov 2015 2:52 PM | Sandi Parrish (Administrator)

    We held a fundraiser at Primo Pasta to benefit our Scholarship Program and we made $195.00. Thanks to Primo Pasta and everyone who came in for dinner that night. The food was great and we were able to raise some money.

  • 23 Nov 2015 9:20 PM | Sandi Parrish (Administrator)

    Baxter Tire & Auto celebrated 30 years of community service on Nov 17, 2015. Congratulations! We appreciate your contributions to the PBA and also the community. We wish you many more successful years.

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