July 16, 2018
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  • PBA Update

    The Pasadena Business Association had a great Taste of Pasadena. We had some new vendors this year, which always adds a new spice to the event. The vendors included Angel’s Food Market, Bella Napoli Italian Restaurant, Bruster’s Ice Cream, Beefalo Bob’s, Cheshire Crab, Glory Days...
  • Feirstein and Cummings Make Mark On Pasadena

    At Coldwell Banker, the realtors are focused on personal touches and meeting customers’ needs — even the ones customers aren’t aware of.   Coldwell Banker is a full-service real estate broker, offering residential and commercial real estate, mortgages, titles and...
  • Eric And Jennifer Sowers Step Up As New Owners Of Level

    When Pasadena residents Eric and Jennifer Sowers learned in March 2017 that the Annapolis small-plates lounge Level was for sale, the situation was, as Jennifer described, “the perfect fit.” With more than 25 years in the restaurant industry, Eric knew that the next step in the natural...
  • Gable To Host Career Expo Amid Growth Into Digital Media Era

    Thirty-nine years ago, Gable Signs was a small backyard business in Pasadena, operating out of a spare garage while providing local stores and companies with hand-painted signs. Today, while still headquartered in Pasadena, the company – now known simply as Gable - has evolved tremendously in...
  • 2017 Was The Year Of Deregulation

    In 2017, we witnessed a great year in the market. The S&P was up 23 percent for the calendar year. The Dow Jones hit all-time highs. The volatility index, known as the VIX, which measures market volatility and is colloquially known as the “fear gauge,” was down 17 percent in 2017,...
  • Douglas Realty Opens New Office In Pasadena

    Members of the Pasadena Business Association and other community members recently stopped by 8585 Fort Smallwood Road in Pasadena to admire the newest office of Douglas Realty, which marked the occasion of its opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony, as well as with a tour and refreshments.
  • PBA Update

    I can’t believe it is April already. It is hard to fathom, but spring is around the corner. I know we all have a little cabin fever and are ready to get out in our yards and start beautifying our homes. Remember to check our Membership Directory and Community Guide or our website, www....
  • Pasadena Resident Opens Third 7-Eleven

    Those driving down Ritchie Highway in Arnold will notice a new haven for taquitos and Big Gulps. That’s right, a new 7-Eleven has opened in Arnold.   This location is owned by Pasadena’s Nisha and George Panchigar, and it’s their third 7-Eleven store. The couple has...
  • Bulldog Bikes And Floats Is The Place For Outdoor Fun

    Bored with retirement, Mike Prager wanted to get back to having fun. He had spent 20-some years in the trucking industry after he graduated from college in 1972, but his passion had always been the bike shop he opened in Easton called Easton Cycle and Sport, which sold bikes, kayaks and sporting...
  • Three Ways To Save For Retirement

    According to Forbes, only one in three Americans has saved money for retirement. Over the next 20 years, 10,000 baby boomers will turn 65 every day. If only one in three have saved anything, only 3,333 of those 10,000 people have saved for their retirement. That’s alarming, especially since...
  • The Office Organizes Cruisin’ For A Cure

    In memory of Kennady Chamberlain, who lost her battle with neuroblastoma at the tender age of 2, The Office Bar & Grill will hold Cruisin’ for a Cure, a bike run to raise money for Kennady’s brother, Cam, who is autistic. The day will start with a breakfast buffet and registration...
  • Enrollment Now Open At Celebree Learning Centers Of Pasadena

    Families with small children in Pasadena have a new opportunity for learning and development now that lessons are in session at the new Celebree Learning Centers, which celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, April 10. Focused on providing young children with the...
  • PBA Update

    This is a great time to join the Pasadena Business Association and be included in the 5,000 copies of the Membership Directory and Community Guide. The deadline is March 31, so join soon. Visit www.jointhePBA.com for details. Advertising in the Membership Directory and Community Guide is...
  • For 15 Years, Families Have Made Memories At Glory Days Grill

    At Glory Days Grill, mom and dad can enjoy a Reuben or beer-battered fish fillets while watching sports or news, and at the same time, children can munch on a pizza bagel while watching cartoons. The entertainment is one big draw, but families might also visit the restaurant to celebrate a birthday...
  • Fudd’s Rabbit Hole To Give Away 5,000 Comics For 25th Anniversary Celebration

    In 1993, a little comic book shop called Fudd’s Rabbit Hole opened at 8519 Fort Smallwood Road in Riviera Beach, drawing a steady stream of kids and the young at heart who buy comics, cards and figures. That same year, Magic: The Gathering cards appeared, and in 1996, Pokémon fever hit...
  • Planning For Retirement Is Like Climbing Mount Everest

    The struggle to climb to the summit of the highest mountain on Earth at 29,029 feet above sea level is long, arduous and fraught with danger. Sir Edmund Hillary is recognized as the first person to succeed in conquering Mount Everest. Although he may not have been the first to summit (there is...
  • Maryland Performing Arts Center Opens Beautiful New Location

    Following six months of renovation, the new Maryland Performing Arts Center facility opened its doors to students in early March. Modeled to capture the look and feel of a New York-style studio — with exposed light bulbs, duct work and brick walls — the state-of-the-art studio offers...
  • PBA Update

    Don’t forget that our scholarship fundraiser is March 3 from 7:00pm to 11:00pm at Kurtz’s Beach. All proceeds go toward scholarships for local Pasadena students. Bring your family, friends and business associates for a fun evening of dancing to music by the band Guys in Thin Ties. We...
  • New Ownership Carries On 30-Year Tradition At Rumors Salon & Day Spa

    Although Jessica Kenealy enjoyed running a 500-square-foot hair salon out of her home for 10 years, she knew that she wanted to move on to something bigger eventually. When a friend approached her with word that Helen Neisser, owner of Rumors Retreat Salon & Day Spa, was retiring and looking to...
  • For Five Years, The Office Has Put Its Stamp On Pasadena

    When Sarah Root was 8 or 9 years old, she and her sisters strung birthday signs around The Wheel Inn to celebrate their mom’s 40th birthday. The Wheel Inn eventually became Lightning Jack's and then Billy V's, but just over five years ago, that location became The Office Bar &...
  • Tell Me About The Tax Bill

    According to a Forbes article, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 will cost the United States government $1.5 trillion in lost revenue. I want to talk about the most important things you need to know about this law. I am neither an accountant nor a tax attorney, so please take this article as...
  • Operational Changes Haven’t Slowed Down Simple Sands

    The emails to John Sparkman poured in as people drove past Simple Sands at night only to see that the “open” sign was not illuminated. That trend continued from March 2017 until this fall, when the restaurateur was able to again open his store in the evening, extending close time from 3...
  • PBA Update

    The Pasadena Business Association started the new year with its election of officers and board members. Doug Cashmere of Ace Hardware & Hearth is the president, Brian Conrad of Edward Jones is vice president, Linda Loane of Pasadena Pawn & Gun is treasurer, Angela Balsamo of Coffee News is...
  • Misty Clean Celebrates 15 Sparkling Years In Pasadena

    Misty Schulze originally did not consider Misty Clean to be her shot at the American dream, especially since she was a one-woman crew. “In the beginning, it was just me, and that grew to include an office scheduler whom I deem ‘scheduler extraordinaire’ because she is amazing...
  • Suzanne Galford Celebrates 50 Years In The Flower Industry

    Galford Has Owned Suzanne's Florist In Pasadena For 28 Years Suzanne Galford found what she wanted to do early on in life, and she has stuck with it for the past 50 years. In 1990, Galford opened Suzanne’s Florist on Mountain Road. At the beginning, it was she and her sister-...


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