Pasadena Business Association
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  • 16 Nov 2017 4:39 PM | Deleted user

    The weather was a cold 40 degrees on Nov. 11th for our 7th annual Veteran’s Day ceremony at the Rt. 100 Memorial Flag. It took many hands to make this a memorable day for our Veteran’s and active military. We want to “Thank” each and every one for attending, if it wasn’t for all of you we would not be afforded the freedoms that we each enjoy. We thank you for your service to our country and our community.

    The Solley Cluster Girl Scouts that took over where the boy scouts left off; worked side by side with Himmels Farm & Garden & Ft. Meade Chief Petty Officers under the direction of Dotti Snyder, Retired Chief Kirk Towner, Adrienne Trout & Amanda Smith.

    Northeast Vocal Ensemble under the direction of Sara DelSignor provided a wonderful array of patriotic songs throughout the ceremony. This was their 2nd year participating in the ceremony and they did a beautiful job, we thank you all.

    We thank the students from Bodkin, Jacobsville & Pasadena Elementary schools for providing each veteran & active military “Thank you” cards & handmade wreaths. I will say that this was highlight of the day; I heard from several that they have the cards & wreaths proudly displayed in their homes for all to see.

    We thank Rev. Henry Simon from Galilee Lutheran Church for presiding, The US Navy Honor Guard for the presentation of colors; Major Rick Barnes MD Defense Force Band for sounding “Taps” and Del. Nic Kipke for donating & paying tribute to WWII Veteran Sam Kemp (1920-2017) for his donation of the Flag, Flag Pole & Memorial Stone in 1993. Army Veteran Charlie Johns for his continued effort in keeping the area cut, trimmed & providing transport to and from the parking lot. Maher’s Florist for providing the wreath; Bay Country Rentals for the seating; Dick Parrish Design for the sound system; JB Machine for the electric & stage and Arundel Federal SB for the flags that were handed out, Paulette Morris Idea Weaver Promotions for the Veterans gifts & Vince Kelly FT Graphics for cannon signs.

    We would also like to thank newcomers to the group the 29th Division Association who were instrumental in getting the 105MM Howitzers artefactual loans from the US Army; Odber Chapter Warfighters MC laying of the wreath and Colby Burl, local resident and WWII reenactor for bringing his collection of WWII & Vietnam artifacts for all to see.

    Special thanks go out to County Executive Steve Schuh; Senator Brian Simonaire; Delegate Nic Kipke, Retired Scout Master Dan Demers; Dalton Nicklow Chesapeake HS & Morgan Mooney Mt. St. Joe who have been assisting the PBA with every event that we have held this year working towards their community service credits. Special thanks also to AA Co Rec. & Parks and AA Co Police for their participation.

    As you can see it takes many hands to coordinate this ceremony for our community and on behalf of the flag committee Mike Jacobs JB Machine, Sandi Parrish PBA Ex. Director. Jerry Nicklow Huff Ins., Army Veteran Lois Gallagher Send out Cards & Lisa Hart Arundel Federal SB we pray for the continued safety of our military Brothers & Sisters.

    Donations to the flag fund are welcome PBA Flag Fund PO BOX 861, Pasadena MD 21123-0861.
    God Bless America

  • 13 Nov 2017 7:35 PM | Deleted user

    Thanks to everyone who helped make this year’s parade another great success! What a great afternoon it turned out to be. Henry Schmidt, The Hancock’s Resolution Foundation and Friends of Hancock’s Resolution were our grand marshals this year. What a treasure we have in Pasadena.

    We want to thank all of this year’s corporate sponsors – ACE Hardware & Hearth, Bay Country Rentals, Calvert Veterinary Center, Cityline Business Park, Frank & Bills Auto Collision Center, Friends of Downs Park, The Gable Company, Huff Insurance, Kurtz's Beach, Pasadena Pawn & Gun, P3 Paintball, Maryland Yacht Club as well as our community sponsors - Friends of Judge Mark Crooks, Jim Fredericks for Sheriff, and AM PM Marine.

    Also thanks to Himmel’s Farm & Garden for providing the décor, flowers and hay bales for the reviewing station, Delegate Nic Kipke for again being our emcee, and the Anne Arundel County Police & Reserve officers for maintaining traffic. Mark your calendar’s for the first Sunday in November next year – we’ll be back!

    After the parade concluded, we went to Chesapeake Christian Center to unload the food. Special thanks to the Northeast High School football team for helping with this unloading process. Thanks to Gable, Lauer’s Supermarket, and the community we were able to supply seven Pasadena church pantries. We want to thank the church members from Chesapeake Christian Center, Our Lady of the Chesapeake, Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Magothy United Methodist Church, and Community United Methodist Church for helping me sort all of the food.

    For those that complain about the traffic for the two hours of the parade please look at the good this parade does other than just having fun. Food from this parade feeds many in our local neighborhoods who are in need. The picture below is the amount of food one pantry received—and we did this 7 times. AWESOME!

  • 05 Nov 2017 7:13 PM | Deleted user

    PBA presented a citation to Laura Gratton of Ms. Waterproofer, Inc., 4730 Mountain Road, Suite 12, for her Ribbon Cutting. Northern AA County Chamber of Commerce CEO Fran Schmidt presented a citation on behalf of the District 31 Delegation, Patrick Mulford presented on behalf of Councilman Derek Fink, Sandi Parrish presented for the PBA, and Beth Nowell presented for the NAACC.

    If you are in need of waterproofing give Laura a call. We welcome her to the PBA and the Pasadena Business Community.

  • 01 Nov 2017 6:34 PM | Deleted user
    Cuckhoo Web Design - Jeff Tucker
    271 Magothy Blvd, Pasadena, Maryland 21122
    Phone: 410-421-7189, Cell: 410-271-5988
    Organization Website:

    Company Bio: Cuckhoo, a Anne Arundel County Web Design & Digital Marketing Agency servicing Annapolis, Maryland, a local Annapolis creative digital agency. Creating digital presentations which Anne Arundel County customers love, appreciate and enjoy the most. We have 100's of satisfied web design clients in Maryland and around the US and earned ourselves a reputation of being affordable and efficient in avoiding waste like other Anne Arundel County digital agencies out there.

    Proposal to Promise - Teresa Owens
    8141-C Ritchie Hwy, Pasadena, Maryland 21122
    Phone: 410-409-8225
    E-mail :
    Organization Website:

    Company Bio: Opening in early 2018, Proposal to Promise will offer wedding gowns and accessories not available anywhere in the Delmarva area.

    Tilghman Design & Marketing - Barb Tilghman
    315 Rock Springs Court, Pasadena, Maryland 21122
    Phone: 443-604-3980
    E-mail :

    Pampered Chef - Barbara Ashman
    100 Homeland Rd, Pasadena, Maryland 21122
    Cell: 410-375-9469
    E-mail :
    Organization Website:

    Company Bio: I'm an independent consultant with Pampered Chef since 2013. Availability includes cooking parties, virtual parties, online sales, vendor events and fundraisers. The Pampered Chef company, founded in 1980 by Doris Christopher, offers over 500 high-quality kitchen products.

    Ms. Waterproofer, Inc. - Laura Gratton
    Business Address: 4730 Mountain Road, Suite 12 , Pasadena, Maryland 21122 Phone: 443-637-7802, Cell: 410-971-0336
    E-mail :
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    Company Bio: Professional Waterproofing Solutions with Integrity! Owner has 25 + years experience in the waterproofing and foundation repair industry. We offer a LIFETIME WARRANTY! 100% Financing Available! All major credit cards accepted. FREE ESTIMATES! Basement & Crawlspace Waterproofing*Crawlspace Encapsulation*Mold Testing & Remediation*Structural & Foundation Repair (Very active in our community.)
  • 30 Oct 2017 7:10 PM | Deleted user

    PBA held two ribbon cuttings Ace Hardware & Hearth to celebrate their grand reopening after their remodeling of both the Pasadena and Glen Burnie locations. Delegate Nic Kipke, Kara Contino representing Senator Bryan Simonaire, Sara Gannon representing C ounty Executive Steve Schuh, Councilman Derek Fink, CEO Fran Schmidt – NAACCC, and PBA President Jerry Nicklow presented citations to the Costello family at the Lake Shore store.

    Delegate Mark Chang, Sara Gannon representing County Executive Steve Schuh, Councilman John Grasso, Beth Nowell from NAACC and the PBA presented citations to the Costello family at the Crain Highway store.

    We have a great partnership with Ace Hardware & Hearth. They are always there to lend a hand whenever the PBA needs something accomplished. They help with almost every event or function and we thank them so much. We are very pleased that the Costello Family has continued that same community commitment. The Costello’s are a great family and we are happy to include them in our community.

  • 27 Oct 2017 3:04 PM | Jerry Nicklow (Administrator)

    Everyone is invited to attend the 2017Annual Meeting of the Dredged Material Management Program (DMMP) on November 3, 2017 from 9:30AM to 12:00PM at the Sollers Point Multi Purpose Center ar 323 Sollers Point Road, Dundalk, MD 21222. 

    If interested, please RSVP to Katrina Jones at

    See the invitation below.  And look here for the Agenda.  Agenda

  • 20 Oct 2017 7:07 PM | Deleted user

    Our 24th Annual Trade Show was a success again this year. We had over 400 people in attendance for a great evening of business networking. We want to thank Jim Anderson, Anderson Davis & Associates for chairing again this year, Lauer’s Supermarket & Bakery for the wonderful food, Cheshire Crab for quenching our thirst with great drinks, and Glory Days Grill for providing cold beer.

    We want to thank Earleigh Heights Fire Hall for the great location and the below businesses who had booths:

    Ace Hardware & Hearth; Anderson Davis & Associates, CPA,PA; Atlantic Coast Charters: AVON – Gina Cook; BB&T Bank; Bye Insurance Agency; Calvert Veterinary Center; Capezio Contractors Inc; Chesapeake Arts Center; Chesapeake Bank; Chesapeake Christian Center; Chesapeake Christian Learning Center, Clay Shaw State Farm Agency; Coco Couture; Coffee News; Coldwell Banker – David Moore; Design Tops, LLC; Edward Jones – Brian Conrad; Fiore Chiropractic; Frank & Bill’s Auto Collision Center;

    Friends of Downs Park; Himmel’s Farm & Garden Center; Huff Insurance; Huffard Animal Hospital; Juli Blanton – Keller Williams Flagship of Maryland; Lake Shore –Severna Park Rotary; Mike’s Pharmacy; P3 Paintball; Painting with Pride; Pasadena Eye Care; Pasadena Pawn & Gun; PNC Bank; Q Marketing & Design; Raving Software; Stoney Creek Fishing & Hunting Club; Sundance Boat Sales; The Bank of Glen Burnie; The Carpet & Air Duct Man; Toolbox Tomgirl; WiseCare Urgent Care. Thanks to everyone who participated and everyone who attended.

    See you next year.

  • 05 Oct 2017 11:07 AM | Jerry Nicklow (Administrator)

    As we all know, new laws passed by the MD General Assemble typically go into effect either on July 1st or October 1st.  The following was provided by Delegate Nic Kipke in regards to the new laws that went into effect on 10/1/2017:

    Hundreds of new laws will take effect in Maryland on Sunday, October 1, 2017.  The entire list is available at, and here are a some bills of note:

    HB 584 – Investigational Drugs, Biological Products, and Devices - Right to Try Act: This bill will increase terminally ill patients’ access to investigational treatments, drugs and devices.  It would allow patients to try new approaches that could be life-saving.

    HB 1275 - State Government - Department of Veterans Affairs - Veterans' Services Specialists: Each unit of state government must designate a Veterans’ Service Specialist with the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA).  This employee is responsible for assisting veterans who contact or are employed by that unit. If the unit does not provide services to veterans a referral must be made to MDVA.

    HB 851 - Landlord and Tenant - Military Personnel - Limitation on Liability for Rent:  When military personnel undergo a change of assignment, the amount of rent the member or spouse is liable for under a residential lease is now capped at 30 days plus the cost of any damages to the property.

    HB 738 - Criminal Law - Sex Offenses - Out-of-State Convictions: This bill enhances the penalties for repeat sex offenders who have been convicted of prior sex crimes in other states.

    HB 1402 - Property Tax Appeals - Payment of Refunds - Deadline and Notice: If a property tax assessment is successfully appealed and reduced, the taxing entity must now provide a refund within 30 days.

    HB 879 - Public Integrity Act of 2017 – This very important piece of legislation tightens ethics standards for public officials and lobbyists by expanding conflict of interest rules, increasing reporting requirements and providing for more stringent penalties.

    HB 664 - State Government - Display of the POW/MIA Flag on State Building Grounds: State buildings will now fly the POW/MIA flag to honor service members who were prisoners of war or considered missing in action.

    HB 603 - Vehicle Laws - Out-of-State Vehicles - Required Security: This bill alters the defined term "required security" as it applies to motor vehicles in the State to include specified security for out-of-state motor vehicles.

    SB 130 - Election Law - Ballot Issues - Contributions or Donations by Foreign Principals: Foreign nationals will no longer be allowed to contribute to ballot issue efforts in Maryland.

    HB 669 - Public Schools - Boards of Education - Anonymous Two-Way Electronic Tip Programs: Boards of Education may now establish anonymous two-way tip programs allowing students, parents, relatives or staff to report bullying, harassment, or intimidation.

    HB 619 - Election Law - Campaign Signs at Polling Places: Campaign signs at polling places may now be displayed beginning at 5:00 pm the day before the early voting period begins and the day before Election Day.  Previously the time had been 7:00 pm.

    HB 293 - Family Law - Divorce - Domestic Violence Order: Prior to the passage of this bill, a domestic violence protection order was inadmissible as evidence at divorce proceedings.

    HB 631 - Public Health - Essential Off-Patent or Generic Drugs - Price Gouging – Prohibition: Essential generic drugs are protected from exorbitant price increases. Manufacturers and wholesalers will be reported to the Attorney General and subject to civil penalties.

    HB 642 - Civil Actions - Child Sexual Abuse - Statute of Limitations and Required Findings: The statute expands the limitation for child sexual abuse damage cases.

    HB 1163 - Criminal Procedure - Conditional Release - Electronic Monitoring (Amber's Law): “Amber’s Law” is named for Amber Schinault, who was murdered by an ex-boyfriend against whom she had an order of protection.  This bill makes electronic monitoring an option to increase victim safety and security.
  • 05 Sep 2017 12:53 PM | Deleted user

    We held a Ribbon Cutting for Courtney Madeline Boutique, 4513 Mountain Road in August. Courtney Ozarowski had an online business that she turned into a physical business in Pasadena. Stop in and check out the new store. Her family was on hand to help her celebrate her grand opening. PBA President Jerry Nicklow presented a citation on behalf of the PBA and PBA Board Member Lisa Hart presented a citation on behalf of the County Executive. We also presented a citation to Courtney on behalf of the District 31 Delegation.

  • 01 Aug 2017 9:04 PM | Deleted user

    Amenity Resources - Richard Winterbottom
    8101 Main Creek Road, Pasadena, Maryland 21122
    Phone:410-360-2169, Cell: 443-506-1587
    E-mail :
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    Barbara Patasce Gifts - Barbara Patasce
    12 Winding Woods Way, Pasadena, Maryland 21122
    Phone:410-302-8719, Cell: 410-303-8719
    E-mail :
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    Company Bio: Barbara Patasce Gifts creates ready to go or custom made gifts. Some of my items include: Whimsical serving platters, gift baskets for any occasion, wreaths and other floral designs, mixed media artwork,and bird houses,to name a few. Category: Retail

    Pasadena Preowned Inc - William Weller
    3101 Mountain Road, Pasadena, Maryland 21122
    E-mail :
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    Company Bio: Pasadena family owed and with 45 years of combined experience we are here to help everyone in every situation! We want to help put families into a vehicle that is suitable for their lifestyle needs! Category: Automobile Sales

    Elizabeth E Smith LLC - Elizabeth Smith
    8486 Virginia Ave, Pasadena, Maryland 21122
    Cell: 443-618-5016
    E-mail :

    Company Bio: I provide Court related Services to Landlords who have tenant issues.

    RE/MAX Leading Edge - Bonnie Fleishman
    1889 Poplar Ridge Rd, Pasadena, Maryland 21122
    Phone:410-360-0611, Cell: 443-994-1468, Fax: 410-437-0544
    E-mail :

    Company Bio: With over 700 families served, our experience in critical thinking, negotiations, handling objections, and resolving problems that frequently occur during a transaction is top notch. This will prove to be invaluable in the marketing and sale of your home. We strive to provide you with the best possible experience by utilizing our strong work ethic, positive attitude, honest assessments, up-to-date marketing techniques, and continuing education. Let our 26+ years of helping families move work for you. For the Best Move of your Life, Call Bonnie or Cherie Today! Bonnie Fleishman RE/MAX Bonnie Fleishman @blindduck



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

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