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  • 25 Apr 2016 7:19 PM | Deleted user

    Dream Vacations, formerly Cruise One, held a Ribbon Cutting on April 23rd at their 313 Crain Highway South in Glen Burnie to celebrate their grand reopening and introduce themselves to the community under the new name. They offered face painting, balloon animals, popcorn, ice cream, island food, and steel drum music, all of which my grandchildren enjoyed immensely. 

  • 23 Apr 2016 7:17 PM | Deleted user
    We welcomed another new business to the PBA and the Pasadena Business Community on April 22nd with the Ribbon Cutting for Re/Max Experience – Pasquale Carannante.  The food was of course catered by Bella Napoli and the Oriole bird was a big hit.  The Re/Max Experience office is located next to Chesapeake Bank,3820 Mountain Road. Suite H, Pasadena.  Stop in and say Hi! to Pasquale and his agents.  Thank you to Delegate Nic Kipke, Sara Gannon representing the County Executive, Councilman Derek Fink, and Jerry Nicklow representing the PBA for presenting the citations.
  • 21 Apr 2016 7:14 PM | Deleted user
    The 8th Annual Taste of Pasadena cooked up another outstanding event highlighting the local restaurants and food services businesses in the Pasadena Business Association. 

    This year we had a few new places join us. The Chocolate lady from Coco Couture delighted us with some Chocolate Crabs with Old Bay, quite appropriate for the evening. They were good with just a hint of Old Bay to make them compliment the chocolate.  They also brought their Peanut Butter Bliss that melts in your mouth.  And we also had the new Mexican Restaurant in town, Picantillo.  Now we know where to go for Cinco de Mayo.  They brought their delicious Tortilla Soup. But the talk of the night newcomer was Alibi's Bar & Grill with their "Bada Bing" Shrimp. Not sure what it was, but they were totally delicious and we'll be going there for dinner for sure!! 

    We were glad to have Bella Napoli back this year with their award winning Cream of Crab Soup. The best in my book too.

    The big surprise and hit of the night was Lauer's Supermarket. Their Chicken Skewers were drawing people back for more. They have the best catering food as well as their hot food selections ready at their store.  Beefalo Bobs always pleases with their outstanding Pulled Pork with all those tasty sauces to choose from. Every year Mutiny Pirate Bar & Island Grille surprises us with some tasty island food and this year's tuna tacos were a crunchy delight. Glory Days Grill once again brings out something special and their Pretzel Dippers and Boneless Wings were yummy. The Greene Turtle had their Crab Dip, my favorite. Kurtz’s  Beach always cooks up a specialty and their Crab Casserole is outstanding. Pat’s Select selected their pizza to please us all.     To top off the night, Angels brought out a nice selection of desserts and we all enjoyed the Chocolate Covered Strawberries from Edible Arrangements and the best ice cream in town from Brusters. 

    A special thanks to all our participating vendors: Alibis, Angel Food Market, Beefalo Bob's, Bella Napoli,  Brusters Ice Creme, Coco Couture Chocolates and Ice Cream, Edible Arrangements, Glory Days Grill, Kurtz's Beach, Lauer's Supermarket, McDonalds, Mutiny Pirate Bar & Island Grill, Pat's Select,  Picantillo and The Greene Turtle.

    This all took place at the beautifully renovated Kurtz's Beach, with the best view in town. John Mason and his staff took good care of us. Thanks John!!  

    Also, special thanks to Maher's Florist for the beautiful purple flowers. Spring was in the air inside and out. Thanks Kim!!

    Everyone was greeted by the smiling faces of Linda Loane from the Bank of Glen Burnie and Doug Cashmere from Ace Hardware, the best ticket takers in town! Thanks Linda and Doug!

    All this couldn't be done without our dedicated and organized Executive Director Sandi Parrish who gets things done, and makes things happen.  Thanks Sandi!

    It was a privilege for me, Gina the Pasadena Avon Lady, to work with this great team and head up this outstanding event. 

    But most of all, thank you to everyone who attended!!  While you are making dinner plans with friends, birthday parties with loved ones, special occasions and graduations or a Mother's Day dinner visit our proven delicious restaurants and catering businesses.  That's what the Taste of Pasadena is all about!! 

  • 13 Apr 2016 8:38 PM | Deleted user

    PBA held a Ribbon Cutting for a new Pasadena Business on April 1st. (No not an April fool’s joke).

    We were honored to welcome Tiffany Erler, Budding Voices, LLC and her family to the PBA and the business community. We had County Executive Steve Schuh present a citation to Tiffany. Gina Cook, Secretary of the PBA presented a citation on behalf of Senator Simonaire and Delegates Kipke and Simonaire. Jerry Nicklow, President of the PBA presented a citation also.

    Budding Voices, LLC provides speech-language therapy services for children; specializing in autism, apraxia, and developmental delays. ASHA certified and MD Licensed.
  • 11 Apr 2016 8:35 PM | Deleted user

    Our brand new website is operational. We are looking for Elite Sponsors. The cost is $600 annually. New sponsors will be subject to a pro-rated fee structure based on the month in which the sponsorship is paid. (Ex, joining in April would cost $450). Elite Sponsors will renew each January 1st and it can be paid in conjunction with your dues renewals.

    PBA Elite Website Sponsorship

    • Prime Placement on the PBA Homepage
    • Footer placement on ALL PBA internal web pages
    • Footer placement in email template of all PBA email correspondences.
    • Acknowledgement at our monthly membership meetings
    Your logo is linked back to your website, adding to your SEO and driving traffic to your business. All for only $600 annually. To take advantage of this amazing opportunity, contact Sandi Parrish.
  • 09 Apr 2016 8:24 PM | Deleted user

    On behalf of the PBA we would like to say “Thank you” to Cub Scout Troop #468 under the leadership of Dave Lemons. These scouts along with their sponsors were able to get the Flag down before the impending storm with winds gusting at 50 miles per hour. They did a great job folding the flag which is 15 X 25 ft. For many of them this was the largest flag that they have ever folded and told us that they were honored to complete the task.

  • 08 Apr 2016 7:11 PM | Deleted user

    Our April General Membership Meeting was held at The Greene Turtle in Pasadena. The food was wonderful and it was a pleasure working with Tony Lombardi and his staff for a great day. County Executive Steve Schuh was our guest speaker and he gave us some insight on projects he is considering and other county issues. Thanks Steve for taking time out of your busy schedule and talking with our membership.

  • 06 Apr 2016 8:27 PM | Deleted user

    Our Women’s Lunch with the Greater Severna Park & Arnold Chamber of Commerce was very well attended.  Two Rivers Steak & Fish House were our hosts for this event.  As always the food and atmosphere were great.  Thanks to Michelle and her staff for a great afternoon.  The women’s lunch it is a great networking event and yes, there was one man in attendance.

  • 03 Apr 2016 8:10 PM | Deleted user

    Noah's House LLC - Khalifah Carter
    Noah's House LLC is a family owned kid gym offering an indoor play area, sensory experiences, and classes for kids 0-5 years of age. Husband and wife team, Khalifah and Andre Carter want all who enter this gym to know that they are important and loved. This is the most loving kid gym around!
    Category: Family Entertainment

    Allstate Insurance Company - Shelley Driscoll
    Shelley has been helping Maryland families make sure all their insurance needs are taken care of with only the best customer service and caring for over 20 years. Our customers are our family. Whether it is homeowners, renters, auto, motorcycles, life, financial services or your business we are here for you with our great team and staff. Give us a call or stop in today!!
    Category: Insurance

    Clay Shaw State Farm Agency - Clay E. Shaw
    Clay Shaw is a 20 year resident of Pasadena and has opened a community focused State Farm Agency providing insurance and financial services to our neighbors.
    Category: Insurance, Financial Services

    Berkshire Hathaway Home Services PenFed Realty - Vivian Miner
    Contact Vivian for your real estate needs.

    Category: Real Estate
    Country Wide Builders Inc. - Thomas Perry, President
    We are a family owned company and keep customer service and quality craftsmanship as our top priorities throughout each building and renovation project.
    Category: Home Improvements, Construction Services/Contractor

    Gottpower Restoration Services - Paula Gottschalk, Owner
    Fire, Water, Storm Damage Certified Insurance Contractor, We're A State Certified Mold and Lead Remediation, Remodeling, Additions, Kitchen, Bathrooms, Roofing, Siding, Structural, Waterproofing Company.

    Category: Building Contractor, Home Improvements, Foundation Waterproofing
    Heritage Financial Consultants - Troy Cook
    Contact Troy for your financial needs.
    Category: Financial Servicees

    Huntington Learning Center - Cheryl Queen
    Huntington Learning Center is the tutoring and test prep leader. Its certified tutors provide individualized instruction in reading, phonics, writing, study skills, elementary and middle school math, Algebra through Calculus, Chemistry, and other sciences. It prepares students for the R-SAT and ACT, as well as HSPT, ISEE, ASVB, GED, other state and standardized exams. Huntington programs develop the skills, confidence, and motivation to help students succeed and meet the needs of Common Core State Standards. Founded in 1977, Huntington’s mission is to give every student the best education possible.
    Category: Schools/Education

  • 02 Apr 2016 8:03 PM | Deleted user

    Spring is in the air.  And it is a great time to be a member of the PBA.  Can you believe that 2016 is the PBA’s 30th Anniversary?  So for 30 years now, the PBA has been playing a part in helping the great businesses of the Pasadena area.  |

    We have started our 30th year off strong.   In February, we launched our new website. We hope you've had a chance to explore all the great features of the new site. Have questions or feedback? Email me.

    In March, we had our first major event, the PBA scholarship fundraiser at Kurtz’s beach.  That event raised nearly $7,000 to go towards the scholarships that we give out annually to local students to help further their education.  As I have stated in the past, there is no better way to invest in our community than investing in our youth.  The local community and business leaders came together to make this event a success.

    Looking forward, the Taste of Pasadena is just around the corner on April 19th at Kurtz’s Beach.  This is a great chance to sample food from several local restaurants for one low cost.  I look forward to seeing you all there. 

    Going back to our 30th anniversary, we are planning an event to celebrate the anniversary, so please stay tuned for the details as I am sure that it will also be a can’t miss event. 

    The first quarter has been a challenging quarter for me personally.  But I can honestly say the friends and family of the PBA have been by my side and stepped up to help me out whenever I have needed them, and for that I say thank you.  In closing, I want to state that Pasadena is a great place to be and I am proud to call it my home both personally and for our business.  I wish everyone great success and if I can do anything to help you out, please feel free to reach out and contact me.

    Jerry Nicklow, PBA President

    Huff Insurance

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