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  • 22 Oct 2018 10:12 AM | Christine Richardson (Administrator)

  • 23 Sep 2018 10:38 AM | Christine Richardson (Administrator)

  • 06 Jun 2018 10:12 AM | Christine Richardson (Administrator)

    Posted by: Christine Calvert/ Legislative Committee Chairperson
    Please note these  AA County  
    budget highlights and link to the polystyrene food service products ban bill.


    •  Education: The County Executive’s budget will directly invest $684 million in our schools, including $21.2 million for two educator step pay increases. To reduce class sizes, the proposal would add 80 educators. The County will also fund expanding the “Triple E” initiative to the Annapolis Cluster.  This program provides additional electives for our elementary school population and provides planning time for teachers.  Additionally, the budget funds a third early education center, which will serve South County, to ensure residents access to high quality Pre-K opportunities and programs. 


    •  Public Safety : To ensure our Police Department can recruit and retain the best officers, the budget begins funding a 15% increase in compensation for police over the next two years. Under the County Executive’s plan, starting police salaries will also increase from $46,854 to $51,500. The budget adds 20 new police positions, including 10 new school resource officers.


    •  Investing in Roads and Relieving Congestion: The budget proposal makes targeted investments in congestion relief. Three years ago, the County increased road maintenance funding by 53 percent to $26 million annually. This was the first time the County has ever committed the funds required to stabilize the system and to prevent further deterioration.  This year's budget proposal takes the historic next step of increasing the maintenance budget to $30 million, which will allow the County to actually improve the road system in the next few years. The proposal also funds crucial chokepoint improvements at  Catherine Avenue in Pasadena, Brock Bridge at MD 198 near Fort Meade, MD 214 at Loch Haven Road in Mayo, and a road widening on Mountain Road in Pasadena.


    A few other budget items that are of concern to just Pasadena area residents are:


    Downs Park Improvements and Amphitheater - This project authorizes the patching and resurfacing of parking lots, roads, trails and two basketball courts at the 242 acre regional park on Pinehurst Road in Pasadena. This project also includes the rehabilitation or replacement of the existing amphitheater. 


    Fort Smallwood Park Improvements- The boat ramp that we now have at the park was phase 1 of 4 phase to the improvements to Fort Smallwood Park. Phases 2 through 4 will be funded in this budget and future budgets. They are listed below.


     Phase IIA - Beach area parking, concession, restrooms and storm shelter. Also, winterize stone restroom building on northwest side of park.

     Phase IIB -Addl parking, new maintenance bldg, convert barracks into a visitors center

     Phase III - Park Roads and Parking

     Phase IV - Weinberg Park Nature Center


    Chesapeake High school will be getting a turf field as well as  Marley Middle School


    Here is a link to the FY 2019 budget as proposed by the County Executive incase you wanted to take a deeper look at anything.


    Also here is the link to the above mentioned polystyrene food Service products ban bill.

  • 11 Mar 2018 10:14 AM | Christine Richardson (Administrator)


    Doug Cashmere – ACE Hardware President 
    Brian Conrad – Edward Jones – Vice President 
    Linda Loane – Pasadena Pawn & Gun – Treasurer 
    Angela Balsamo – Coffee News – Secretary
    Jerry Nicklow - Huff Insurance – Immediate Past President


    Mary Brodowski – BB&T
    Dr. Christine Calvert, DVM – Calvert Veterinary Center
    Lisa Hart- Arundel Federal Savings Bank
    Paulette Morris – Idea Weaver Promotions, Inc. 
    Christine Richardson – Q Marketing & Design
    Sam Tanner - Keller Williams Realty
    Ruth Toomey, An Extraordinar Limousine 

    Pasadena Business Association
    P.O. Box 861
    Pasadena, MD 21123-0861
     p: 410-360-4PBA 

    Executive Director
    Sandi Parrish

    Doug Cashmere

    Vice President
    Brian Conrad

    Immediate Past President
    Jerry Nicklow

    Angela Balsamo

    Linda Loane

    Website Manager
    Christine Richardson

    Doug Cashmere, Ace Hardware & Hearth, PBA President

    The Why and How of your Pasadena Business Association
    I am excited to be writing to you as we begin a new year here at the PBA. This is the time of year when all our members are planning for their year and organizing their efforts to execute those business plans. Many of you are thinking about last year and evaluating what worked and what did not work.

    I am proud to report that your Pasadena Business Association is alive and well. Your newly elected board of directors is actively planning for 2018 and organizing our efforts so that we can execute our plans for 2018. We have exciting initiatives planned with our committees, including Shop Local, legislative, education and scholarship, Crab Feast (moved to September), A Child’s Christmas, Taste of Pasadena, the Thanksgiving parade,  Tree Lighting Ceremony, and the flag.

    When you look at this list of impressive local initiatives, it highlights the how and why of the PBA.

    Why? The PBA provides an excellent way for PBA member businesses to make a significant difference in the Pasadena community, enhancing the wellbeing of our businesses and neighbors who live and work here. Through a very methodical and exhausting approach, your PBA board evaluates the needs of many different groups in your community. We help raise funds and provide support for the homeless, students in need of education assistance, the hungry and our veterans, and we make the holidays special for hundreds of local children.

    How? We do it all with your help! Through your board of directors and your committees and dozens of member volunteers organized and coordinated by our executive director Sandi Parrish, we work through all the local community initiatives near and dear to PBA and our member businesses. Without you and your involvement, nothing we do could be possible. So I challenge you when planning your year to set aside some time to get involved with PBA. Join a committee, come to our meetings and support our events. The more you put into your membership with the PBA, the more you will get back. You will feel good about giving back to the community and you will have some fun!


    If You Haven't Paid, Your Dues Are Past Due.  
    Invoices were emailed in early December and mailed in mid December and again in February. All members pay dues now no matter when you joined.  Dues are prorated when you join with full dues due on January 1.  Your dues are now past due and if not paid you will not be included in the Membership Directory and Community Guide.  We print and distribute 5,000 copies.  That alone is worth the dues investment.

    Wednesday, April 4, 2018 @ Noon
    Cheshire Crab
     1701 Poplar Ridge Road, Pasadena

    Speaker:  Darryl Hagner, AA County Police Department Business Liaison

    $18.00 with reservation by Friday, March 30, 2018
     (covers buffet and non-alcoholic beverages)
    $23.00 if reserving after Friday, March 30, 2018

    You can pay in advance for the luncheons or mixers by mailing your check to PBA, PO Box 861, Pasadena, MD 21123-0861, or you can register and pay on the website by credit card, or you can email your reservation to Sandi and pay at the door by cash or check.
    If you reserve and do not cancel prior to the event you will be invoiced.

    We give a head count based on the reservations and that is what we are required to pay. Please make every attempt to reserve your space for the meeting so the restaurant knows how much food to prepare.



    Not to late to advertise

    What a great way to get your business name out to possible customers for pennies and it remains out for one year. I have had members of the community tell me they use it as their yellow pages when looking for goods or services. We print and distribute 5,000 copies of our directory and have the community calling asking when the new issue will be available because their copy is getting worn out.  The Membership Directory and Community Guide advertising and renewal information was sent out. If you had an ad in the previous directory you should have received an Advertising Renewal Statement and Ad Proof.  You can simply sign the form and return with payment or you can go online and pay with a credit card.  If you wish to change to a larger size ad simply use the Advertising Rate form sign and return with your payment. You must provide a camera ready ad in a pdf.   If you are new to the PBA and wish to advertise you should have received an Advertising Rate form to use. All dues and directory costs must be paid for your inclusion in the directory. 

    We are looking for vendors for the Taste of Pasadena.  
    If you are interested contact Lisa Hart, Arundel Federal Savings Bank, or 410-437-4770.
    Mark your calendars and watch for more details on the event.

     Our February General Membership   Meeting was held at BeefaloBobs on   Ft. Smallwood Road.  The buffet is   always great choices and great food.     Thanks to BeefaloBobs for hosting   the meeting for again.  Phil Hager,   Anne Arundel County Planning & Zoning Officer gave an overview of the New General Development Plan.  This was a great opportunity to see some of the changes and if they effect any of our businesses.


    Thank You” to PBA Member Mike Jacobs & Josh Jacobs - JB Machine; Retired Scout Master Dan Demers; Eli Hall – Arundel Federal and Sandi Parrish – PBA Ex. Director for taking down the Rt. 100 Memorial Flag. The weather forecast was calling for 20-50mph winds and higher wind gust. For those of you who don’t know, the PBA maintains the flag area and purchases new flags each year at a cost of $500.00 for each flag. If you would like to donate to the “Flag Fund” please contact Lisa Hart @ Arundel Federal #410-437-4770 for more information. Thank you and God Bless America! 


    A multi-organization event!
    door prizes – hand out table – table rotations -  great connections!

    Thursday, April 12, 2018
    7:30 to 9:30 a.m.
    RSVP by April 10th
    HELLA’S Restaurant & Lounge   8498 Veterans Highway, Millersville, MD  21108

    COST $30 Advance *  $35 at-the-door & $45 non-member
    Bring Your Business Cards and Hand-Outs for the Information Table!



                                     Shop Local – Support Local
                  Paulette Morris, Idea Weaver Promotions, Inc., Shop Local Committee

    What do you think of when you hear the phrase “Shop Local”?  Most would answer, it means to shop at local merchants, dine at local restaurants and hire local service providers.  This is all true, but shopping local is so much more.  There are a lot of reasons why so many communities and businesses are embracing the “Shop Local” concept. Here’s a few great reasons to consider the next time you head out for your next shopping or dining trip.  When we use local providers for the products and services we need, we are also partnering with those merchants in supporting local non-profit organizations and creating jobs. Another perk of doing business locally is the experience allows us to build working relationships. We have the opportunity to get to know the people behind the business and they get to know us.  Customer Service is also better when the business knows you personally. It’s good to know people, right?

    Here’s more good news!  “Technology” meets Shop Local”.  Many local businesses now offer online shopping, delivery and store pickup for their products.  There are even local service providers who can come to you to help you select the products you need.

    The bottom line is, Local businesses and professionals employ people, donate to local non-profits organizations and support other local businesses.  They are eager to serve us and appreciate our business.

    The Pasadena Business Association is planning some new “Shop Local” activities for 2018.  These events will be designed to showcase our local businesses and organizations. 


    Douglas Realty
    April 24, 2018
    8585 Ft. Smallwood Road, Pasadena
    4:00 – 6:00 Pm
    Ribbon Cutting @4:30 PM
    Open house with tour of the new office
    Dessert and Coffee Bar


    Sunset Elementary School After school Math Tutoring Program  
    We are looking for tutors on Tuesdays from 3:15-4:00pm weekly for 4th & 5th grade students. 
    Career Day - We would love members of the PBA to speak (20-30 minute mini-presentations) at our Career Day on 4/20/18.

    National Elementary Honors Society Book Kits - We would love to have members of the PBA donate new or gently used books for rising Kindergarten students

    We would love monetary donations for tote bags (or donated tote bags) for the book kits.  We are looking for these donations by the beginning of May 2018.

    Presidential Awards Breakfast - We would love monetary donations or food donations for our Presidential Awards Breakfast to honor all 5th grade students who have earned all As during this academic year.  The breakfast will take place on 6/1/18.

    Thank you!  We look for to collaborating with the PBA!
    Michelle Zitofsky, Ed.S., School Counselor@Sunset Elementary School,, 410.222.6478


    I am planning Career Day on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 for our students at Jacobsville Elementary SchoolCareer Day involves having a variety of presenters come to the school and speak to the students about their careers.  Career Day will give students the opportunity to learn about a variety of careers.  By starting career exploration at a young age, students can begin to understand the many opportunities they will have for their own future careers.  In addition, students will begin to connect the education they are receiving now to how it will relate to their future.  

    I would like to invite you to come and speak to the students on Career Day about your career.  Participating in Career Day would involve speaking to individual classes from Kindergarten through Fifth Grade.  The presenters would speak to one or two classes at a time for about thirty minutes for each presentation.  Presenters would need to plan on being at the school on this day from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for their presentations.  However, even if you could make it to Career Day for only part of the day, I will arrange the schedule to work that in.  A lunch break will be provided if you attend for the whole day.  

    If you have any questions, please feel free to call me at the school at 410-222-6460 or email me at  Please fill out the bottom portion of this letter as your response and return it to me as soon as possible so I can finalize my Career Day schedule.  Thank you for your consideration.  

    Name: ________________________________________________

    _____ Yes, I will be able to participate in Career Day!  Please add me to the schedule and send me more information.  (Please fill out the rest of the information.)

    _____ Yes, I can attend, but only from _________________ to ________________ (Fill in time period.)

    _____ No, I will not be able to participate in Career Day this year. 

    Phone Number: ____________________________ Email Address: ______________________________

    Place of Work: _________________________________________________________________________

    Job Title: _____________________________________________________________________________

  • 11 Mar 2018 9:35 AM | Christine Richardson (Administrator)

    Anne Arundel County Public - Riviera Beach branch - Dan Ramirez
    1130 Duvall Highway,  Pasadena,  Maryland 21122
    Phone: 410-222-6285
    Public Library

    Brow Craft Boutique - Meagan Lusby            
    8096 Edwin Raynor Blvd,  Ste B, Pasadena, Maryland 21122
    Cell: 443-949-6880
    E-mail :       
    Brow Craft Boutique is a privately owned, studio located in Pasadena, Maryland. Currently At Brow Craft Boutique we offer aesthetic services including microblading, permanent makeup, teeth whitening, and various other lash and brow services. Our number one priority is the health and safety of our clients. We are licensed and insured. Our studio is always held to a high standard of cleanliness and sanitation. In the studio you'll see all of our licenses and certifications clearly displayed.

    The Creative Agent - James Bowerman         

    1451 Thies Dr,  Pasadena,  Maryland 21122
    Cell: 410-971-8004
    E-mail :           
    I'm a real estate agent with a passion for technology, marketing and good design. A lifelong Maryland resident living in AACo.   

    East Coast Contracting AZ LLC  - Terri King
    8445 Ft Smallwood Rd,  Unit A, Pasadena,  Maryland 21122
    Phone: 410-317-5771 Cell: 443-623-2925  Fax: 443-702-7132
    E-mail : 
    Construction Services/Contractor

    Osprey Tactical Training and Solutions  - Timothy Welsh
    Business Address: 1204 Farmview Road,  Pasadena,  Maryland 21122
    Cell: 410-302-4203
    E-mail : 
     Osprey Tactical Training and Solutions was formed by 2 former police officers/military veteran. We are here to provide training to the private citizen, civic organizations and professionals in the proper use of firearms, medical training and much more.
     Firearms Education/Hunters Safety, CPR Training

    Keller Williams Flagship of MD -  Lauren Smith
    230 Najoles Road, Suite 100,  Millersville,  Maryland 21108
    Cell: 410-245-9915
    E-mail : 
    Real Estate

    SERVPRO of Annapolis/Severna Park  - Kerry Petz
    1446 Ritchie Highway,  Arnold,  Maryland 21012
    E-mail :  Website:
    SERVPRO of Annapolis/Severna Park understands the stress and worry that comes with a fire or water damage and the disruption it causes your life and home or business. Our goal is to help minimize the interruption to your life and quickly make it "Like it never even happened." SERVPRO of Annapolis/Severna Park specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage. SERVPRO of Annapolis/Severna Park can also provide mold remediation and mildew elimination services from your home or business. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. We are one of the few ABRA Certified firms for bio-hazard disposal and clean up in the area. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. With a nationwide system of qualified franchises, no damage is too large or too small for SERVPRO of Annapolis/Severna Park.If you would like to schedule service for your home or business, please call today!Serving you since 1967, SERVPRO is the cleaning and restoration brand you know and trust.            

    Jankowski Pest Control, LLC - Susan E Jankowski
    2158 Oakdale Road,  Pasadena,  Maryland 21122
    Phone: 443-370-6680 Cell: 443-370-6680
    E-mail :
    Company Bio: Since 1993, Jerry Jankowski, Founder and President has been providing pest control services to commercial clients in the states of Maryland, Virginia, Delaware and the District of Columbia.State of Maryland Certified since 1994 and a member of the National Pest Management Association. Jankowski Pest Control's Motto "Long Term Solutions", is our vision of providing our clients a long term solution, not a quick band-aid to their current pest pressures. Jankowski Pest Control is looking to RID your business or home of pests using the "Long Term Solutions" methods. These methods integrate storage, sanitation and structural improvements along with precision pesticide/rodenticide applications. From bedbugs to cockroaches to rodents, Jerry Jankowski has almost a quarter century providing service to some of the most high profile clients in the Delmarva area. These include restaurants, health care facilities, food processing plants, and colleges to name a few. We will provide you a custom program based on your needs. These may include weekly, bi monthly or monthly services, and with "Long Term Solutions" in mind, be constructed and adaptable based on current pest pressures and future needs.We are invested in the long term goal for our clients, the long term needs of our clients, most importantly...the "Long Term Solutions" to our clients.
    @jankowskiPest      Pest Control

    Peyton-Harris Team of Coldwell Banker – Bill Harris
    4157 Mountain Road/#256, Pasadena, MD 21122
    Phone: 410-960-2808 Cell: 410-960-2808 Fax: 888-598-1681
    E-mail :
    @peytonharristeam/       Real Estate

    Celebree Learning Center - Brooke Hurman
    8105 Catherine Ave,  Pasadena,  Maryland 21122
    Phone: 410-215-0327
    E-mail : 
    Celebree Learning Centers' professional and dedicated team protects, educates, and nurtures infants, preschoolers, and school-age children in a wide-range of child care programs. Our children develop positive social skills and values and learn about their world through age appropriate play, projects, and activities. We provide a stable and secure learning environment that fosters a solid foundation for lifelong success.   

    Mt. Carmel Child Development Center - Dawn Rey
    4760 Mountain Road,  Pasadena,  Maryland 21122
    Phone:410-255-2429 Fax: 4102556619
    We are a church based Pre-School which offers many different programs. We start enrolling children at the age of three, and also offer a before and after school program for Bodkin Elementary School students. We provide opportunities for children to learn through sensory experiences, social interaction with peers and adults, exposure to books, songs, rhymes, and experiences in art, movement, and drama.
    Child Care/Preschool

    PMI Chesapeake - Linda Kerrick
    71 Old Mill Road North,  Annapolis,  Maryland 21409
    Phone: 443-637-2244  Cell: 484-340-9713, Fax:
    E-mail :
    Opened in 2017, PMI Chesapeake is a member of the fastest growing property management franchise in the US. We offer residential, association, commercial and vacation management services through the individual attention of a property manager backed by a team of experts. Owners get a full team of skilled professionals with the expertise to provide the highest level of service and the maximum return on investment.
    Real Estate & Rental

    reJoyce TeamASEA - Joyce Deubler
    328 Oakdale Road,  Pasadena,  Maryland 21122
    Cell: 443-995-8055
    E-mail :
    I market a very advanced health technology, that is 10 to 15 years ahead of its time. Any health challenge that you can think of.... we are seeing remarkable results. I’ve experienced amazing results myself. It’s also heavily patented, so no other company in the world has it. It’s blessing peoples’ health and finances. Learn how to enhance your health and that of those you love.    Health & Wellness

    Bulldog Bikes and Floats - Karen Remington
    405 Ritchie Highway,  Severna Park,  Maryland 21146
    Phone: 410-544-6453  Cell: 240-380-0324 Fax: 410-544-3412
    We’re a family-owned and operated business headed by Mike Prager. Former owner of Easton Cycle and Sport, former local Lacrosse coach at Martin Spalding and Severna Park High Schools, he has years of experience with kids, as well as over 30 years of experience at sales, service, and rental of bicycles. Bored with retirement, Mike wanted to go back to having fun, hence--- back to bikes! As a boat owner, and living on the water in Anne Arundel County, he also wanted to offer a way for anyone to connect with the water. We witness the joy kayakers and SUPers are having every day on the Severn, why not complement that? So he added sales and rental of kayaks and SUPs.    Sporting Goods

    Opportunity Ministries,Inc. - Mickey Kramer
    P.O. Box 162,  212 Sillery, Pasadena,  Maryland 21123
    Phone: 410-255-4342 Cell: 410-255-4342 Fax: 410-504-6182
    Opportunity Ministries, Inc., a 501(C)3 non-profit organization opened their first sober living facility July 2007 in order to provide supportive services to people struggling with substance use disorder. Now successfully providing services in one women’s and three men’s sober living facilities in Anne Arundel County, we are Maryland Certified Accredited Care Coordinators providing safe, drug free and affordable living environments allowing men and women to grow in their recovery from substance use disorders and to strengthen their spiritual self. The opening of a Women’s and Children’s home and program is scheduled for the summer of 2018. All of OMI’s residential facilities are MCOR certified. Committed to addressing the tremendous need which exists in Anne Arundel County for the types of programs we supply, Opportunity Ministries reduces the immense burden to our neighborhoods that substance abuse can cause. We are committed to Safe neighborhoods and the betterment of our community.

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