September 22, 2018
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  • PBA Announces Scholarship Winners

    The Pasadena Business Association held its Scholarship luncheon on June 1 at the Maryland Yacht Club. Recipients included from Chesapeake High School Stephen P. Spinnenweber, Michael A. Brisentine, Makenzie L. Miller, and Jenna M. Beatty; from Northeast High Ehrin T. Darby and Elizabeth N. Curley;...
  • PBA Update

    By Sandi Parrish, PBA Executive Director The Pasadena Business Association is celebrating 25 years! We are so proud of the progress we have made in making this association a great benefit to both members and the community.   Our members are a wonderful group of local business people who...
  • Century Granite Rocks At Quality Customer Service

    By Hayley Gable Pasadena resident Phil Parker’s career in providing quality customer service began over 20 years ago, when he started as a contractor. “I began by installing kitchens, and kept at it for a few years. Eventually, I wanted to establish my own commercial space,” he...
  • Chesterfield Orthodontics Will Make Your Smile Bright

    By Rochelle Karina Thoughts of the dentist often conjure up images of a lot of discomfort for some necessary, but not-so-visible results. For Dr. Robert Yoon, orthodontia is different. To Dr. Yoon, it’s a happy thing. Patients come in with a problem and finish with a great smile. “It...
  • Reliable Repairs Lives Up To Its Name

    By Ellen Kinsella When Jo Ellen Soesbee founded Reliable Repairs, Inc. in 2004, she knew exactly what to do with her business plan. While studying Business Leadership at the Carey Business School at Johns Hopkins University, she designed a plan for a handyman company as part of her curriculum....
  • The Ice Shack Celebrates Ten Years Of Keeping Pasadena "Cool"

    By Hayley Gable The year was 2002 and 17-year-old Northeast High senior Dave Rosage was getting his hair cut at a local barber shop for his upcoming graduation. While chatting with his barber Rosage expressed his plans to attend college and then, eventually, open his own business. Of course, as...
  • Family Fun Included In This Year's Home And Garden Expo

    Plans are well underway for The Third Annual Home and Garden Expo and Family Fun Day, hosted by The Stone Store.  On Saturday, June 11, from 9:00am to 3:00pm (rain or shine) The Stone Store will open the gates to over 40 vendors who will display various home improvement products and services...
  • Joint Networking Events A Great Way To Build Relationships

    By Laura Wiegmann Networking, while generally not taught in college business curriculum, is known by every small business owner to be the absolute most effective way to build a business. The reason for this is it gives owners the ability to develop relationships and loyalty by attending various...
  • PBA Update

    By Sandi Parrish PBA Executive Director The PBA has been busy with the many projects this time of year brings. Our third annual Taste of Pasadena was a huge success. Our vendors were outstanding and everyone raved about the food. The tented pavilion and walkway at Kurtz’s Beach added a very...
  • Business Showcase Highlights Local Vendors At Marley Station

    By Darrell Mak The ninth annual Home-Based and Small Business Showcase came to Marley Station Mall on Saturday, May 7. The event brought dozens of local vendors together for product demonstrations, free giveaways, and entertainment. Coordinated by The Greater Severna Park Chamber of Commerce, the...
  • Lake Shore McDonald's Opens In Grand Fashion

  • McCully-Polyniak Offers Dignity And Tradition

    By Rochelle Karina Few businesses can lay claim to having been in the family for over 100 years, but that is exactly the case at McCully-Polyniak Funeral Home. The business was founded in 1904 by I. Few McCully, then passed down through the family. John and Valerie Polyniak are the current owners...
  • Business Is Blooming At Maher's Florist

    By Rochelle Karina It’s a family affair at Maher’s Florist. Winnie Maher opened the business in 1977 after working at her sister’s floral shop for many years. Winnie’s daughter Kim started working part time during college, and stuck around because she loved it so much. Winnie...
  • Tapp Water Will Make Your Water Taste Great

    By Rochelle Karina With many local homes on the notoriously bad local well water, installing a water-treatment system is bordering on a “must do” for home owners. In Pasadena, there’s one name that comes to mind when it’s time to start thinking about water treatment - Tapp...
  • Pasadena Bids Farewell To Pastore's Italian Deli

    By Hayley Gable Whether it’s the sprouting of a new business, building, or neighborhood, the Pasadena community has experienced immense growth and change over the past 45 years. With the dizzying level of change and transformation occurring almost on a daily basis, the one consistency that...
  • Business Spotlight: The Daily Scoop Dishes Up Dessert And Smiles

    By Rochelle Karina Around Pasadena, when folks talk about “The Ice Cream Man” they don’t mean the little truck that plays music; they mean Michael Linder, co-owner of The Daily Scoop. Linder and his wife Fran have been dishing out ice cream to the local area since 2005, and they...
  • Business Spotlight: It's All Icing On The Cake At Glenn's Gourmet Bakery

    By Rochelle Karina Glenn Lynch has been baking cakes and pastries for years, so opening his own shop was the next logical step. Glenn’s Gourmet Bakery opened in December 2010 with the promise: “Guaranteed Delicious, Guaranteed Fresh!” That promise also means the best ingredients,...
  • Third Annual "Taste Of Pasadena" Brings Out Record-Breaking Crowd

      By Hayley Gable For the third year in a row, the Pasadena Business Association’s annual “Taste of Pasadena” event successfully brought together hundreds of locals to celebrate Pasadena’s diverse assortment of eateries and cuisine. Hosted at Kurtz’s Beach on April...
  • Lake Shore Rotary Serves Up Crab Soup, And Lots Of It

    Congratulations to Gourmet Pizza and Subs for their delicious cream of crab soup, winner of the second annual Rotary Club Crab Soup Cook-Off! Chrissy Harkem, Christina Steven, Mandy Palen, and Lorraine and Robert Bartch of Gourmet Pizza and Subs were on hand to celebrate their win.
  • Rob Smelser Has Forged Lifetime Ties At Brown's Honda

    By John SingletonCoffee is for closers, but lifelong relationships with customers are for salesmen who know how to deliver value. With that said, Rob Smelser has been a sales manager at Brown’s Honda in Glen Burnie for the past 25 years. “To be successful in this business you have to...
  • Angel's Cakes Earn Bride's Choice Award

    By Hayley GableWhen Tammy Minarik took over as Angel’s lead Pastry Chef three and a half years ago, the first thing she did was bring in all of her fresh, premium, tried-and-true ingredients.“Quality in, quantity out,” said Minarik. “I’m in this business to please customers...
  • PBA Update

    By Sandi ParrishExecutive Director, Pasadena Business Association I hope everyone got outside the week of February 14 to enjoy the warmer weather. It has been so cold this winter I know everyone is getting cabin fever.With spring right around the corner, the PBA has many exciting events and...
  • BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT - Pastore's Offers Good Food And Good Company

    By Rochelle KarinaPastore’s is a Pasadena tradition dating back to 1966 when they first opened in a little block building about a mile from their current location in Pastore’s Plaza on Mountain Road. The story is long and full of fun history. The original, family-owned, store is in...
  • Brown's Performance Center A Place To Travel Back In Time With Vintage Cars

    By Laura WiegmannWhether you are an antique car enthusiast or just someone who loves to take a trip down memory lane, Brown’s Performance Showroom at 7154 Ritchie Highway in Glen Burnie takes customers back in time to the good old days of automobiles.   Owned by the same people from...
  • Greene Turtle Coming To Pasadena

    By Darrell MakGround was broken earlier this month to make way for a brand new Greene Turtle Sports Bar & Grille, which will be located next to the Big Vanilla in Pasadena. The restaurant, which has been in the planning stages for the past couple years, is expected to open by late summer...


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