April 24, 2018
Business
63° Overcast

  • PBA Update

    By Sandi Parrish
    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....
    • Nisha and George Panchigar were joined by a group of community well-wishers as they officially opened their new 7-Eleven location in Arnold with a ribbon cutting ceremony.Photo by Larry Sells
      Nisha and George Panchigar were joined by a group of community well-wishers as they officially opened their new 7-Eleven location in Arnold with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

    Pasadena Resident Opens Third 7-Eleven

    By Maya Pottiger
    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...

    • The team at Bulldog Bikes and Floats — including mascot Huffy the bulldog — is ready to greet community members and assist them with their cycling, kayaking and paddleboarding needs.Photo by Dylan Roche
      The team at Bulldog Bikes and Floats — including mascot Huffy the bulldog — is ready to greet community members and assist them with their cycling, kayaking and paddleboarding needs.

    Bulldog Bikes And Floats Is The Place For Outdoor Fun

    By Dylan Roche
    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

    By Jason LaBarge
    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

    Provided
    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

    By Larry Sells
    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

    By Sandi Parrish
    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 reasonable, so get your business name in 5,000 homes or businesses for a minimal fee. Check our website, www.pasadenabusinessassociation.com, and look under “Events” for the directory pricing.

    Our annual scholarship fundraiser was great. We need to thank all of our sponsors for the evening. Platinum sponsors were Huff Insurance, Murphy’s Fuel Oil, and St. John Properties. Our Gold...
    • Glory Days Grill co-founder Bob Garner and Glen Burnie/Pasadena managing partner Christina Garner are proud that their restaurant has won numerous awards for community service.Photo by Zach Sparks
      Glory Days Grill co-founder Bob Garner and Glen Burnie/Pasadena managing partner Christina Garner are proud that their restaurant has won numerous awards for community service.

    For 15 Years, Families Have Made Memories At Glory Days Grill

    By Zach Sparks
    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...
    • Elmer Banister, better known as Fudd, has seen many trends — such as Magic: The Gathering or Pokémon — come and go throughout the years that he has run his business, Fudd’s Rabbit Hole.Photo by Sharon Mager
      Elmer Banister, better known as Fudd, has seen many trends — such as Magic: The Gathering or Pokémon — come and go throughout the years that he has run his business, Fudd’s Rabbit Hole.

    Fudd’s Rabbit Hole To Give Away 5,000 Comics For 25th Anniversary Celebration

    By Sharon Mager
    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

    By Jason LaBarge
    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

    By Dylan Roche
    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...
  • Recently Archived

  • PBA Update

    By Sandi Parrish
    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...
    • Jessica Kenealy (center), who recently became the owner of Rumors Retreat Salon & Day Spa, said her reliable staff has been instrumental in ensuring an easy transition. “I didn’t realize how much I missed the camaraderie of having many coworkers,” she said. “The staff here is really amazing.”Photo by Dylan Roche
      Jessica Kenealy (center), who recently became the owner of Rumors Retreat Salon & Day Spa, said her reliable staff has been instrumental in ensuring an easy transition. “I didn’t realize how much I missed the camaraderie of having many coworkers,” she said. “The staff here is really amazing.”

    New Ownership Carries On 30-Year Tradition At Rumors Salon & Day Spa

    By Dylan Roche
    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...
    • Baltimore Ravens fans young and old came to The Office in December 2017 to meet kicker Justin Tucker. 6. Nine days after having a double mastectomy, general manager Sarah Root was back at The Office Bar & Grill.File Photo
      Baltimore Ravens fans young and old came to The Office in December 2017 to meet kicker Justin Tucker. 6. Nine days after having a double mastectomy, general manager Sarah Root was back at The Office Bar & Grill.
    • Baltimore Ravens fans young and old came to The Office in December 2017 to meet kicker Justin Tucker. 6. Nine days after having a double mastectomy, general manager Sarah Root was back at The Office Bar & Grill.File photo
      Baltimore Ravens fans young and old came to The Office in December 2017 to meet kicker Justin Tucker. 6. Nine days after having a double mastectomy, general manager Sarah Root was back at The Office Bar & Grill.
    • Baltimore Ravens fans young and old came to The Office in December 2017 to meet kicker Justin Tucker. 6. Nine days after having a double mastectomy, general manager Sarah Root was back at The Office Bar & Grill.File Photo
      Baltimore Ravens fans young and old came to The Office in December 2017 to meet kicker Justin Tucker. 6. Nine days after having a double mastectomy, general manager Sarah Root was back at The Office Bar & Grill.

    For Five Years, The Office Has Put Its Stamp On Pasadena

    By Zach Sparks
    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

    By Jason LaBarge
    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...
    • Simple Sands is now open again during daytime and evening hours. Owner John Sparkman has fresh ideas for the menu and the future of his business.Photo by Zach Sparks
      Simple Sands is now open again during daytime and evening hours. Owner John Sparkman has fresh ideas for the menu and the future of his business.

    Operational Changes Haven’t Slowed Down Simple Sands

    By Zach Sparks
    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

    By Sandi Parrish
    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...
    • Now with 14 employees, and celebrating her 15th year in business, Misty Schulze said she takes pride in getting to know and really understand her clients’ needs.Photo courtesy of Laura Weigman
      Now with 14 employees, and celebrating her 15th year in business, Misty Schulze said she takes pride in getting to know and really understand her clients’ needs.

    Misty Clean Celebrates 15 Sparkling Years In Pasadena

    By Judy Tacyn
    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 has been working in the flower industry since she was 15. She has owned Suzanne’s Florist on Mountain Road since 1990.Photo by Maya Pottiger
      Suzanne Galford has been working in the flower industry since she was 15. She has owned Suzanne’s Florist on Mountain Road since 1990.
    • Suzanne Galford has been working in the flower industry since she was 15. She has owned Suzanne’s Florist on Mountain Road since 1990.Photo by Maya Pottiger
      Suzanne Galford has been working in the flower industry since she was 15. She has owned Suzanne’s Florist on Mountain Road since 1990.
    • Suzanne Galford has been working in the flower industry since she was 15. She has owned Suzanne’s Florist on Mountain Road since 1990.Photo by Maya Pottiger
      Suzanne Galford has been working in the flower industry since she was 15. She has owned Suzanne’s Florist on Mountain Road since 1990.

    Suzanne Galford Celebrates 50 Years In The Flower Industry

    By Maya Pottiger
    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-...

  • Calvert Veterinary Center Brings Aboard Dr. Hepner

    Provided
    Dr. Elizabeth Hepner joined the Calvert Veterinary Center team in December. A Maryland native, she completed her undergraduate studies in biology, with a minor in animal and poultry sciences, at Virginia Tech. She went on to receive her doctorate of veterinary medicine from the Virginia-Maryland...
  • Dr. Isabelle Dallaire Joins Veterinary Staff At Huffard Animal Hospital

    Provided
    Born and raised in the province of Quebec, Canada, Dr. Isabelle Dallaire received her veterinary degree from the University of Montreal in 2002. An internship at the Anne Arundel Veterinary Emergency Clinic brought Dallaire to Maryland after vet school, and she has spent more than 10 years as an...

Sidebar Ad

Faces of the Voice

  • Colin Murphy
    Sports Editor
    @ArVoiceSports / @ColinAJMurphy
    @SPVoiceSports / @ColinAJMurphy
    @PVoiceSports / @ColinAJMurphy
  • Dianna Lancione
    Publisher
    parkiewoman
  • William Nauman
    Creative Director
  • Zach Sparks
    Assistant Editor
    @Sparks907
    @Sparks907
    @Sparks907
  • Brian Lancione
    V.P., Operations
  • Lonnie Lancione
    Publisher
  • Larry Sells
    Vice President, Sales and Development
    @LarrySells1
    @LarrySells1
    @LarrySells1
  • Dylan Roche
    Editor
    @dylroche
    @dylroche
    @dylroche

Latest Tweets

Events Calendar

Request an Advertising Quote

Please do not add dashes. (ex: 4106479400)
Do not enter anything here.
Search Articles
Search Authors
Search Blog