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  • 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.

  • 23 Nov 2015 2:37 PM | Sandi Parrish (Administrator)

    PBA has done many Ribbon Cuttings over the years but it was an honor to be there for Jack Brown, Jack’s Auto Sales 50th Anniversary. What a great milestone for this family owned and operated business. Liam Davis,
    Community liason for Baltimore City County President Jack Young, Jerry Nicklow, Vice President of the Pasadena Business Association and Dottie Mitchell from the Coast Guard Yard were on hand to present citations. Delegate Nic Kipke (although the business is out of his district) stopped by to congratulate Jack and his family. Pastor Yon from Community Gospel Church lead us in an opening and closing prayer. Below is a brief bio of Jack’s 50 years.

    Jack’s Auto Sales was founded in Nov 1965 by Jack Brown as a used car lot with quality cars. This family owned business expanded over the years with the opening of the Browning Automatic Transmission shop in 1980 with son Jeffrey. Growing again over the years and expanding the shop to full service repairs with ASE certified mechanics: daughter Jackie, grandson Jeff Jr and shop manager son, Joey. Jack has sold every type of vehicle imaginable over the years from Volkswagens to Vipers to double decker buses to race boats. This family owned Christian business has prospered over the years by providing exceptional service, fair prices and honest work. Located on Hawkins Point Rd just off beltway exit 1. Our cars are always clean and our shop is ready to serve.

    Congratulations to Jack Brown and his family and we wish you many more years in business.

  • 20 Nov 2015 4:27 PM | Sandi Parrish (Administrator)

    4 Season Land Care, LLC. - John Bridges, Owner/President
    4 Season Land Care is a local, family owned landscape company that’s been providing Pasadena care since 2008.

  • 17 Nov 2015 2:24 PM | Sandi Parrish (Administrator)

    We had a very successful Joint Networking Mixer with the Greater Severna Park & Arnold Chamber of Commerce. There were 70 business members in attendance for a fun evening of great appetizers and a great opportunity to network your business. We want to thank Twain’s Tavern for hosting the mixer. Stop in and visit the new Twain’s Tavern and say PBA sent you. It won’t get you anything but it is good for them to know we are helping promote them.

  • 12 Nov 2015 3:33 PM | Sandi Parrish (Administrator)

    The PBA’s 5th Annual Veterans Day Ceremony was a great day to honor those present and past who fought to keep us safe. We had Veterans from every war, every branch of the service, and many active military in attendance. It was truly an honor to have them at our ceremony. The Veterans and Active Military stood up, introduced themselves, and told us where and when they served. Each was presented with a pin from their particular branch and a round of applause from the crowd. Mrs. Major’s second grade class at Bodkin Elementary School wrote letters to the veterans and they were so cute and heartfelt. Thank you to Mrs. Majors for teaching her students the meaning of Veterans Day and sharing the letters with us. We hope to have more letters next year so every veteran can have one. I want to thank County Executive Steve Schuh, Delegates Kipke and Simonaire, County Councilman Derek Fink, Chief of Police Tim Altomare, Eastern District Captain Shawn Urbas, and Dana Hendrickson with the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs for attending and contributing to our ceremony. I want to thank the Chesapeake Vocal Ensemble, Navy Honor Guard, Emmanuel Lutheran Church Pastor Bob Stevens, Ft. Meade Chief Petty Officers, Captain Rick Barnes, Ph.D., of the MD Defense Force Band, Boy Scout Troop #773, Anne Arundel County Police and Reserve Officers, Anne Arundel County Recreation and Parks, Veteran Charlies Johns, Veteran Vince Kelley of Ft. Graphics, Veteran Mike Wist of Bay Country Rentals, Maher’s Florist, Chief Petty Officers Association of Ft. Meade, MD, PBA President Mike Jacobs and of course Lisa Hart of chairing this event again this year. We couldn’t do it without your support. I had several people come up to me after the ceremony who came because their dad who had past was a veteran and just felt they should be there to honor him. It brought tears to my eyes when talking with some of the veterans who had difficulty walking and standing but would not miss the ceremony. God Bless them and God Bless America.

  • 10 Nov 2015 9:22 PM | Sandi Parrish (Administrator)

    PBA held their 12th Annual Golf Tournament at Compass Pointe on September 23. The weather was simply perfect for the nearly 60 golfers that came out to support PBA Community Assistance Programs. A huge thanks to our Corporate
    Sponsors: Ace Hardware & Hearth, Glory Days Grill, McCully Polyniak Funeral Home, and Sheriff Ron Bateman.

    Thank you to our Tee Sign sponsors other than already listed above: Bay Country Rentals, Cityline Business Park and Kurtz’s Beach. Although the turnout was lighter than normal we still had a great time. Thanks to everyone who played golf with us and all of the volunteers, especially Linda Loane from The Bank of Glen Burnie and Lisa Hart from
    Arundel Federal Savings Bank that made the day possible.

    We want to thank the following businesses for their donations: Esskay Quality Meats, Lauer’s Supermarket & Bakery, BWI Airport, Cheshire Crab, Glory Days Grill, Mutiny Pirate Bar & Island Grill, Arundel Federal Savings Bank and Able Contractors.

    The profit from this tournament goes in toward the Community Assistance projects which include: Scholarships, the Veteran’s Day Ceremony, The Tree Lighting Ceremony and A Child’s Christmas so please think about helping us out next year and getting a foursome together. We’re already looking forward to next year’s tournament!

  • 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.

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P.O. Box 861, Pasadena, MD 21123-0861 | Phone: 410-360-4PBA | Fax: 410-544-7060 | pasadenabusinessassociation1@verizon.net 

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