Chairs: Mike Dacre and Melissa Gurney Hosse
The Shop Local Committee works to create exposure for PBA businesses and provide a deal for PBA members and the community. Check out their page for updates on current happenings. Post your shop local deal for the community to see.
Chair: Jerry Nicklow
The aim of this committee is to provide education and support to PBA members in the areas of technology and digital marketing to help them grow their business. PBA members are encouraged to visit the PBA Facebook page and Instagram accounts and send their promotions to be posted for promotion.
Chair: Heather Frees
The PBA has a strong commitment to the community and offers scholarships every year to rising 5th and 8th graders. The annual Scholarship Fundraiser event held in March is a huge undertaking and wouldn't be possible without our committee. It's a fun event for members and the public to get out and socialize and have a good time, knowing that all proceeds raised are going to the youth of the community. Check out their page for updates on current happenings.
Chair: Mary Brodowski
Working year round with local schools, PTAs, and businesses, this committee is involved in community food, clothing, and school supply drives, providing dozens of holiday baskets for needy families. The Education Committee gets involved with tutoring, mentoring, and career connection programs for Chesapeake and Northeast High Schools. It aims to make a difference by "educating the community for our future." Check out their page for updates on current happenings.
Chair: Sam Tanner
The members of this committee reach out to new members, welcome them the PBA, and introduce to other members at meetings and events. They act as a resource for new members. Check out their page for updates on current happenings.
Chair: Tom Latta
To help members follow government changes affecting business and community, the PBA Legislative Committee examines bills coming before the Anne Arundel County Council and the Maryland Legislature, frequently testifying at hearings to voice opinions on the bill and their effects on local businesses. Check out their page for updates on current happenings.
Chair: Lisa Hart
The PBA hosts an annual Veteran’s Day Ceremony for all of our veterans and active military each Veteran’s Day. We are so proud of this event and the veterans are happy to be honored. We maintain the flag site at Rt. 100 & Mountain Road with the help of local Scout Troops. We also maintain the flags and flag pole. Check out their page for updates on current happenings.
Chair: Angela Balsamo
The PBA Caring & Sharing Parade is a special time for the community to line the streets and watch the floats, walking units, etc. We collect food along the parade route to supply seven local Pasadena food pantries for the holidays. This is fun committee that requires help in working the parade route, putting up signs, checking in the participants, keeping the parade moving, judging, etc. We have been doing this parade for 20 years. Check out their page for updates on current happenings.
Chair: Angela Balsamo
This is a social event for the PBA but we can always use help with selling tickets, working the night of the event, buying tickets and bringing your family, friends, clients, etc. Check out their page for updates on current happenings.
A Child's Christmas
Chair: Sherrie Wade
Every year we get wish lists from our local school counselors with necessities and wishes for Christmas. We fill these wish lists with the help from our members and the community. This committee can use help with purchasing, wrapping, picking up or delivering items. This project will tug at your heart strings but also make you feel really good that you helped someone less fortunate.
Chair: Sandi Parrish
We host a Tree Lighting Ceremony the first Tuesday in December at Lake Shore Plaza. This is a time for the community to come out and play games, eat cookies, have hot chocolate, and sit on santa’s lap for a picture. This is a fun committee because everyone is having such a good time. Check out their page for updates on current happenings.
Chair: Brenda Hodgson
For avid golfers as well as Sunday duffers come play golf with us and help us raise money for our Community Assistance Fund. Open to the public come join us and make this a great event. Check out their page for updates on current happenings.
Membership Directory & Community Guide
Chair: Sandi Parrish
Published annually and distributed to over 4,000 businesses and residences. This guide offers all members free listings with an opportunity to purchase display ads at a reasonable cost. If you like editing or taking pics you can help on this committee. If you want to deliver directories after they are printed to member businesses it is a great way to introduce yourself to other members or businesses.