Pasadena Business Association
Great Businesses Making A Great Community

  • 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:, Website:
    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:, Website:
    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 :, Website:
    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.

  • 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.

  • 15 Feb 2017 10:20 AM | Deleted user

    Helping Keep Our Communities Safer
    Larry Sells, Pasadena Voice and PBA Legislative Chair

    Delegate Nic Kipke has informed the PBA that crime problems we are facing in our community as a result of opioid and heroin addiction are an issue and one that Governor Hogan is addressing. The Governor’s task force has stressed the need for a three-pronged solution: prevention, treatment and enhanced enforcement. As a result, Nic is supporting HB687- The Distribution of Opioids Resulting in Death Act that has been introduced at the request of Governor Hogan. If passed, will increase the penalty and make it easier for our law enforcement to stop drug dealers selling drugs laced with deadly components by allowing a manslaughter charge to be brought against a dealer that sells drugs which result in the death of the user. This is important because manslaughter carries a much harsher penalty and will keep drug dealers in jail and out of our community for much longer period of time. This is just one piece of the greater plan to help address this emergency.

    Additionally, there are two other key bills to enhance law enforcement that Nic feels are long overdue and will help protect citizens of Maryland from Sex Trafficking. The first bill, HB632- Protecting Victims of Sex Trafficking Act of 2017 expands the definition of sexual abuse to include sex trafficking and abuse. The second bill, HB369- Repeat Sexual Predator Prevention Act of 2017 allows courts to admit evidence of a defendant’s prior history of sexual assault during prosecution for new sexual offenses. Both of these bills, if passed, can help law enforcement to better charge those individuals who commit these atrocious acts. By increasing penalties for these horrible crimes, Nic believes that it will better protect our community and more appropriately punish dangerous criminals.

    Lastly, Nic feels that he is “95% sure” businesses will be mandated to pay workers for time off that they accrue to be used for sick leave. At this time he is not sure about what size of businesses will be affected and what exceptions there will be. Many businesses already offer a paid sick time off benefit but the bill that could pass would extend the benefit beyond what many businesses say they can afford and allow benefits to accrue year over year. Nic encourages people with an opinion to email your legislators NOW!!

    Senate Finance Committee
    House Economic Matters Committee

    Your elected officials with their contact information is listed on page 16 & 17 of the PBA Directory.

  • 10 Feb 2017 10:41 AM | Deleted user

    Our February meeting was held at The Greene Turtle Pasadena with Councilman Derek Fink giving us an update on county legislation, the Mt. Road Expansion Project, and other concerns of our members.  We thank Councilman Fink for taking time to attend and The Greene Turtle for hosting the meeting for us.  Stop in for lunch or dinner and say thanks for having us.

    PBA President Jerry Nicklow presented Brad Davis with  a plaque of appreciation for giving his time to serve on the Board of Directors.

  • 02 Feb 2017 11:39 AM | Deleted user
    Equity Prime Mortgage - Donna Case
    3600 Odonnell Street Suite 200, Baltimore, Maryland 21224
    E-mail :
    Organization Website:
    Phone: (410) 779-9943, Cell: (410) 779-9943, Fax: (800) 240-6391

    Company Bio:
    Welcome to Equity Prime Mortgage LLC, Baltimore MD. We are a direct lender specializing in FHA, VA, USDA, and Conventional home loan transactions.
    Category: Mortgages, Real Estate

    Klug Productions - John Klug
    Address: 980 10th St, Pasadena, Maryland 21122
    E-mail :
    Phone: (443) 255-4429

    Company Bio:
    John Klug is a full time voiceover artist based in Pasadena, MD with over 20 years of experience. With a reputation as a versatile, passionate VO pro with a fast turnaround that's easy to work with, John can be heard on Radio, Television, Documentaries, Films, Explainer Videos, Animations, Cartoons, Videogames, Internet Radio, Audiobooks, Corporate, Training Videos, eLearning, Webinars, Tutorials, Podcasts, Promos, Trailers, Imaging, Self-guided tours, IVR, OnHold and more!

    John is the 2016 voice of the Baltimore Ravens, narrator of the Justice Network's national docu-series "Inside The Mind Of A Serial Killer" and World Fishing Network's (WFN) "Florida Sportsman Project Dreamboat"

    Studio Equipment: Adobe Audition, ProTools, Mic: Sennheiser KSM 416, Mic: Shure KSM32/SL Condenser Mic . Channel Strips: DBX 286A , PreSonus Eureka, Mackie Control Board, Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 Audio Interface, Megatrax Music Library

    Can be heard as a voiceover artist for these brands: Long & Foster, Pepsi, Lucas Films, Baltimore Ravens, Jordan Brand, Windham Hotels, Adobe, Aquafina, American Heart Association, Pfizer, Penn Fed Credit Union, Hansgrohe, Gunwerks, TC Compass, Field Beast, WZTI, 100.7 The Bay, Fox24, Justice Network, World Fishing Network, Secure Exchange, IMI, Law Tigers, Green Bay Country Club, Squareware, UC Football, Lost Coast Brewery, Oxford Networks, Force Factor, NetOps, Swearball, Air Jordan XXX, Hunter Industries, Marcus Theatres, Oliver Retread, Clarke, Lenox, Trimlok Midwest, Equipment Depot, Philips Transformation Consulting, AAMP Global, Bissell, Test X180 Ignite, and more.

    Category: Voiceover


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

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