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  • 11 Apr 2017 6:41 PM | Deleted user


    Please join Northeast High School and community in the 5K Run for Recovery and accept "The Challenge!" Bring the most participants from your school and win bragging rights, a HUGE trophy, media attention, and more!

    All participants will receive a t-shirt, nutritious snacks, and resources throughout the event. All proceeds from the run will go to the Lance Ryan Fund to support prevention and treatment in our county. The run is in honor of Ryan Williams, an NHS track star, who lost his battle to addiction. Please come out and support this cause. Open to all ages.

    If you would like to sponsor the event, you can donate $100 online to receive your name on the t-shirt, welcome banner, and media outlets.
    More Info & Registration

  • 10 Apr 2017 6:29 PM | Deleted user


    Nine PBA members on March 29th met in Annapolis with Sen. Simonaire, and Delegates Nic Kipke and Meagan Simonaire. We discussed current bills and also provided PBA input on bills that was considered helpful to the Anne Arundel County Delegation. We spent time discussing the Family Sick Leave Bill that at the time of our meeting was passed by both the House and Senate and was in Reconciliation to work out differences in the bills. We learned on April 5th that the reconciled bill was passed and will now be sent to Governor Hogan for his signature. Governor Hogan has said he will veto this bill. The Maryland Assembly is set to override Governor Hogan’s veto to make ensure this law passes.

    We need to act now. Download our Sample Letter for text you can use to email the following legislators:

    Senate Finance Committee

    thomas.mclain.middleton@senate.state.md.us, Chair
    john.astle@senate.state.md.us, Vice Chair

    House Economic Matters Committee
    dereck.davis@house.state.md.us, Chair
    sally.jameson@house.state.md.us Vice Chair

    Please do this right away to help try to keep this bill from becoming law. Please contact me at larry@pasadenavoice.com if you have questions or need any assistance.

  • 08 Apr 2017 6:07 PM | Deleted user


    Lisa Hart, Arundel Federal SB

    We’re back and we’re better – we have learned that not everything that is BIGER is BETTER. We have revamped this annual event to give the public more of what our local businesses have to offer. This year we will be accommodating 325 guests at Kurtz’s Beach beginning at 6:00PM on April 25, 2017.

    This year’s vendors are going all out to provide and present their very best - we will be voting on “BEST PRESENTATION” the business that BEST displays their offerings will win the coveted title!


    We welcome Roy Rogers to our team which includes: Angel’s Food Market; Beefalo Bobs; Bella Napoli; Bruster’s Ice Cream; Cheshire Crab; Coco Couture; Compass Pointe Golf Courses; Edible Arrangements; Glory Days Grill; Kurtz’s Beach; Lauer’s Supermarkets; Mutiny Pirate Bar & Island Grille; Pats Select Pasadena; The Greene Turtle & The Picantillo.

    Here’s a sampling of this year’s menu items: Beef Brisket; Homemade Old Bay Chips; Smoked Pork BBQ Sliders; Cole Slaw; Pig Roast; Mac/Cheese; Baked Beans; Cream of Crab Soup; MD Crab Soup; Crab Balls; Hot Dogs & Sausage; Buffalo Chicken Dip/Chips; Crab Bake; Greek Salad; Cajun Chicken Skewers; Mexican Rice; Ahi Tuna Tacos; Harvest Goat Cheese Salad; Wally Salad; Chorizo Corn Chowder; Chicken Enchiladas; Roast Beef Sliders; Crab Dip with Pretzel Bites; Chocolate Covered Fruit; Ice Cream; Chocolate Crabs with Old Bay…plus drawings and a coupon booklet loaded with great savings from each vendor for you to take home!

    Maher’s Florist will be providing beautiful centerpieces again this year.

    We’re looking forward to serving you! See you on the 25th!
    More Info
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  • 04 Apr 2017 5:57 PM | Deleted user

    Spring has Sprung!

    The weather is heating up and I hope your businesses are as well. We are already through the first quarter of 2017. The year has started off great for the PBA. We recently held our annual scholarship fundraiser and not only was it a great time, it also was a great success. The event raised about $11,700. That is a huge number and it would not be possible without the support from our awesome PBA members and community that showed up and supported the event. I want to send a big thank you out to all of our sponsors for the event.

    PLATINUM: Huff Insurance and St. John Properties.
    GOLD: Anne Arundel Community College Foundation, BB&T, and Free State Photo Booth.
    SILVER: Anderson Davis & Associates, CPA, PA , Arundel Federal Savings Bank, Edward Jones - Brian M. Conrad, CFP®, Moscker Insurance Agency, Northern Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce
    BRONZE: Ace Hardware and Hearth, Bruster's Ice Cream of Glen Burnie, Friends of Downs Park, Gunther Refuse Services, Lloyd's of Pennsylvania , and Oakley Construction.

    These sponsors were a huge part of the success of the fundraiser. I want to thank Kurtz’s Beach and their staff for the great venue, food and service. And thanks to the band, Guys In Thin Ties. They put on a great show that left the crowd calling for an encore after their last song. I think the chant of “ONE MORE SONG, ONE MORE SONG” could be heard out over the bay when they finished up. And thank you to all of the businesses that donated items and services to our silent auction. The silent auction is a big part of our fundraiser and your donations are greatly appreciated. Last, but definitely not least, I want to thank everyone that helped out in organizing and running the event: Sandi Parrish, Lisa Hart, Ruth Toomey, Mary Brodowski, Linda Loane, Doug Cashmere, Larry Sells, Brandi Dorsey, Sam Tanner, Angela Balsamo, Brian Conrad, Christine Richardson and my family, Nancy Nicklow, Allie Nicklow and Dalton Nicklow for putting up with me during crazy times leading up to the event….If I forgot anyone, please accept my apologies and let me know. As you can see, it truly is a team effort and with the support of this team, my family, the entire PBA and the Pasadena Community, this event continues to get bigger and better each year.

    I am looking forward to the many events that we have planned for the year with the next one being the Taste of Pasadena on April 25th. Tickets are on sale now! Tickets are limited to 325, so act fast to make sure you do not miss the event. .


    Jerry Nicklow, PBA President

    Huff Insurance
  • 02 Apr 2017 5:50 PM | Deleted user

    Avon Promoter - Judy Bart
    241 11th Street, Pasadena, MD 21122
    Cell: 443-790-9467, Phone: 410-255-6885
    Email: avonjbart@aol.com, Website: www.youravon.com/jbart
    I am dedicated to helping everyone choose the right products for their skin and likenesses clothing, shoes, jewelry, bath items.
    Category: Beauty Products

    The Bonk Team of Keller Williams Flagship of MD – Kevin Bonk
    1111 Benfield Road, Suite 250, Millersville, MD 21108
    Phone 443-370-9284
    Email: Kevin@gotbonk.com, Website: www.gotbonk.com
    Specializing in helping families buy and sell real estate in AA County. We are dedicated, hardworking, honest and passionate.
    Category: Real Estate

    Bay Area CPR LLC- Joyce Heid
    7906 Colchester Court, Pasadena, MD 21122-2000
    Cell: 410-292-9215
    E-mail : bayareacprllc@gmail.com, Website: www.bayareacprllc.com
    Company Bio: Certified by the American Red Cross, locally owned Bay Area CPR, LLC offers personalized CPR training for individual and group CPR, first aid, and AED (automated external defibrillator) training, and more. Simple training, anyone can use to save the life of a friend, loved one, co-worker, or even a complete stranger. Classes are available at your convenience, in your home or place of business. Community classes are offered several times a year in several locations in Anne Arundel County. Group discounts and non-profit rates available. https://www.facebook.com/bayareacprllc/

  • 01 Apr 2017 6:18 PM | Deleted user


    PBA and NAACCC had a ribbon cutting to help Jaron Rice, Magothy Payments, celebrate the opening of his new office location on Jumpers Hole Road. Jaron, his wife and beautiful children cut the ribbon. Jaron was presented citations from Senator Simonaire, Delegates Nic Kipke and Meagan Simonaire, County Executive Steve Schuh, BWI Marshall Airport and the Pasadena Business Association.

  • 27 Mar 2017 6:20 PM | Deleted user


    We held a Ribbon Cutting for Marco’s Pizza in Lake Shore Plaza welcoming them to the PBA and the Pasadena Business Community. Brian and Beth Bogard were presented citations from Senator Simonaire, Delegates Nic Kipke and Meagan Simonaire, County Executive Steve Schuh, Councilman Derek Fink and the Pasadena Business Association. We thank them for their commitment to our community.

  • 08 Mar 2017 6:16 PM | Deleted user

    Our March meeting was held at Alibi’s Bar & Grill with Scott Wallace from Anne Arundel Workforce Development speaking about programs available to our business people. We want to thank Scott for taking time to visit with us and also Alibi’s for hosting the meeting. Stop in Alibi’s for a great lunch or dinner and thank them for supporting the PBA.

  • 01 Mar 2017 11:06 AM | Deleted user

    Hayley Bowerman

    President Jerry Nicklow, Brian Conrad, Hayley Bowerman and Sandi, recently met with the Anne Arundel County Police Department's Traffic Safety Division regarding parade safety rules and a slight change to the route. As far as safety goes, we want to continue reiterating our rules that have been and will be in place year after year. This is for everyone's safety.

    • No revving of engines.
    • Children CANNOT get on and off floats or vehicles once the parade has started.
    • ONLY adults that are WALKING in the parade are permitted to hand out candy. Candy is not to be thrown in the roadway.
    • If a child is driving a motorized vehicle, they must have a driver's license.
    • If you look in front of your group and cannot see another group, you must pick up the pace.
    • Absolutely no one can ride on the roof of a vehicle, this includes both children and adults.
    Additionally, there is going to be a slight change to this year's parade route. Instead of going back through E. Shore Road and 218th Street, AACPD is proposing that we simply go straight down Mountain Road, making a right onto Outing Avenue and concluding at George Fox Middle School. We are going to follow up next with AACPD sometime over the summer to discuss the different ways we can notify people about this change.

  • 23 Feb 2017 10:29 AM | Deleted user
    Commercial Law / Credit Card Processors / Service Agreements
    Jaron Rice, Magothy Payments, PBA Member


    The legislative bill that Delegate Seth Howard and I (along with his legislative team) have crafted is scheduled for committee hearings on March 14th.

    The bill would make liquidated damages clauses illegal in the state of Maryland in regards to merchant services agreements, and cap a merchant's cancellation fee at $99. Currently, your average contract is a 3 year agreement with a $499 cancellation fee, and may include liquidated damages for all of the months left on the agreement.

    Let's just say a business owner realizes he can save $400 a month by switching his credit card processing. Currently, he'll be penalized $499 + liquidated damages. If his liquidated damages clause states $150/mo and he's got 2 years left on his agreement, he'd end up paying $4099 to get out of his contract. I've seen fees as high as $300 PER MONTH for the remaining months on the agreement, causing a penalty of thousand and thousands of dollars.

    This bill would promote integrity and competition in my industry so that business owners wouldn't be held hostage by their banks or merchant services providers and are free to shop around for better rates/programs. Remember, competition is good for everyone. I appreciate your support in this matter.

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