April 27, 2017
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  • PBA Update

    By Sandi Parrish
    What a beautiful time of year. We can all get out, shed the cabin fever and start our spring planting, yard preparation and recreation activities. We have PBA members for all of your needs, so check out our directory or our website to find what you are looking for. Remember that shopping local and...
    • Winnie Maher (left) started Maher’s Florist in 1977. Her daughter Kim Wharton now primarily runs the business while Maher does the paperwork from home and comes in occasionally as extra help.Gracie Fairfax
      Winnie Maher (left) started Maher’s Florist in 1977. Her daughter Kim Wharton now primarily runs the business while Maher does the paperwork from home and comes in occasionally as extra help.
    • Kim Maher (left) and Winnie Maher celebrate 40 years of business this year.Gracie Fairfax
      Kim Maher (left) and Winnie Maher celebrate 40 years of business this year.

    Business Has Blossomed For 40 Years At Maher’s Florist

    By Gracie Fairfax
    At Maher’s Florist in Pasadena, it’s all in the family. Winnie Maher opened the business on Fort Smallwood Road in 1977. Previously a bookkeeper at her sister’s florist, Maher decided to go into the business herself about a year following the closing of her sister’s store....
  • General House Marks One Year of Serving Sushi In Glen Burnie

    By Gracie Fairfax
    General House Sushi has been serving the Pasadena and Glen Burnie communities for the past year at its Mountain Road location, which previously had been known as Tokyo Sushi for 19 years before its current owner, Scott Zou, took over.
    General House is known for creating modern interpretations of...
  • Magothy Payments Provides Merchant Services In Pasadena

    By Anonymous
    After starting Magothy Payments as a part-time job in 2014, founder Jaron Rice grew his business to sustain him full time, and in spring 2017, he and his family joined the PBA for an official ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of his new office at 8000 Jumpers Hole Road, Suite 209, in Pasadena.
  • Marco’s Pizza Comes To Maryland

    By Anonymous
    Franchisees Brian and Beth Bogard were thrilled to welcome a crowd of PBA members and others from the community for the grand opening of Marco’s Pizza in Lakeshore Plaza, the first location to open in Maryland. Marco’s Pizza is located at 4155 Mountain Road in Pasadena.
  • You Can’t Take It With You

    By Jason LaBarge
    For thousands of years, humans have tried to take their wealth with them to the afterlife. In Viking’s Norse society, when a king died, he was able to take his favorite servant girl with him to the mythical Valhalla. In fact, the girls would fight over who would be killed and sent with their deceased king so they could be married for all eternity to the person who they would never be able to marry in the earthly realm.

    While this may sound like a terse example, most of us understand and fear that we are going to run out of money and would like to make sure that we have something left after we pass away. Because of this, we make sacrifices. Oftentimes, those sacrifices are for things...
  • PBA Update

    By Sandi Parrish
    While social media is important, management experts know membership in a business organization is still the best way to increase sales. Face-to-face networking is especially important for small businesses trying to sell locally. Members get to know one another and develop a trust and relationship, and they confidently refer friends and family to one another’s companies. Pasadena Business Association members are motivated, hardworking people — invaluable sources of information and support who send customers your way!

    The PBA offers hundreds of new business friends, lunch meetings with speakers and personal introductions, leads groups, networking mixers, a business trade show,...
    • (L-R) Bella Napoli co-owner Biagio Carannante, assistant chef Carlos Vasquez and co-owner Pasquale Carannante look forward to several more years of serving authentic Italian cuisine in Pasadena.Photo by Zach Sparks
      (L-R) Bella Napoli co-owner Biagio Carannante, assistant chef Carlos Vasquez and co-owner Pasquale Carannante look forward to several more years of serving authentic Italian cuisine in Pasadena.

    Bella Napoli Celebrates 15 Years In The ‘Dena

    By Zach Sparks
    When Biagio Carannante and his son, Pasquale, opened Bella Napoli Italian Restaurant in 2002, they had little doubt that their enterprise would thrive in Pasadena. Biagio, a one-time co-owner of 17 Mamma Lucia’s restaurants in the mid ‘90s, had the necessary entrepreneurial experience...
  • Time For Some Financial Spring Cleaning

    By Brian Conrad - Edward Jones
    Spring is here. This year, as you shake off the cobwebs from winter and start tidying up around your home and yard, why not also do some financial spring cleaning?
    Actually, you can apply several traditional spring-cleaning techniques to your financial situation. Here are a few ideas:
    ·...
  • Is A Revocable Trust Right For You?

    By Tara Frame
    Although not everyone needs a trust, a trust is a useful estate planning tool and should be considered. Below are the benefits of a trust.
    Privacy
    A trust is private and confidential. Unlike a will, a trust is not filed with the court. When an estate is opened, your will gets filed with the court...
  • PBA Update

    By Sandi Parrish
    The Pasadena Business Association is where membership meets opportunity. By being a member, you can grow your business and improve the community. Here are some great reasons to join PBA.
    1. Monthly meeting with your peers: Networking, critical community information, business education, legislative...
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    • At Brown’s Toyota of Glen Burnie, giving back to the community is as important as selling vehicles. In October, the team wore pink shirts in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.Provided
      At Brown’s Toyota of Glen Burnie, giving back to the community is as important as selling vehicles. In October, the team wore pink shirts in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

    Brown’s Toyota Offers Longevity To Customers, Generosity To Everyone

    By Zach Sparks
    At Brown’s Toyota of Glen Burnie, hardworking employees are often promoted from within, a concept that is familiar to John Stefero, who ascended the ranks both in baseball as a former Orioles catcher and in the automotive industry, all the way from salesperson to general manager.
    Stefero...
    • The Maids of Central Maryland ensures that each home is cleaned to perfection and each client feels satisfied.Rob Odle
      The Maids of Central Maryland ensures that each home is cleaned to perfection and each client feels satisfied.

    The Maids Of Central Maryland Creates Clean Homes And Improves Lives

    By Rob Odle
    Wayne Phillips graduated from the University of Maryland College Park with a degree in agricultural economics that landed him a job at Perdue Farms in Salisbury. For 19 years, Phillips worked his way into various roles at the company, but he decided to pursue new opportunities outside his chosen...
  • What Is A Fiduciary?

    By Jason LaBarge
    The dictionary defines the word “fiduciary” as an adjective “involving trust, especially with regard to the relationship between a trustee and a beneficiary.” As a noun, the dictionary defines fiduciary simply as “a trustee.”
    Over the past several months, the...
  • Go With The FLOW

    Provided
    Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corporation (AAWDC) is starting 2017 with a new and exciting initiative for eligible county residents ages 18-24 who are currently not in school.
    At no cost, FLOW (First Level of Work) offers career exploration, essential workplace skills training, job readiness...
  • PBA Update

    By Sandi Parrish
    The Pasadena Business Association held its annual tree lighting with a crowd of 1,000 people in attendance. We had games, cookies, hot chocolate, a photo booth and, of course, the most popular Santa and his elf. Pictures with Santa were a highlight for the evening.
    We want to thank the businesses...
    • Lisa Sizemore and her staff at Lisa’s Deli provide conversation as warm and enjoyable as their food. For seven years, the Pasadena shop has served breakfast and lunch in a friendly, cozy atmosphere.Jim Wisniewski
      Lisa Sizemore and her staff at Lisa’s Deli provide conversation as warm and enjoyable as their food. For seven years, the Pasadena shop has served breakfast and lunch in a friendly, cozy atmosphere.

    Food And Camaraderie Go Hand In Hand At Lisa’s Deli

    By Dylan Roche
    When Lisa Sizemore first conceived the idea of opening her own restaurant, it was because she wanted a job where she could be personable. “I love being around people, but of course, nobody pays you to stand around and talk, so you have to do something,” she recalled. “I figured,...
  • The Effect Of Divorce On Your Estate Plan

    By Tara Frame
    Shortly after you were married, you had your estate plan prepared, including your last will and testament, your power of attorney and your health care directive, which left your entire estate to your spouse and named your spouse as your power of attorney and health care agent. Since then, you have...
  • Now Is The Time To Start Retirement Planning

    By Jason LaBarge
    My mother has told me all my life, “If it’s meant to be, then it’s up to me.” When I was in high school trying to make the team or make the grade, my mother always responded with this wise quip, but I didn’t really understand it. Yes, I understood that she meant I...
  • Join Our Editorial Team!

    By Voice Media
    Staff Writer
    If you love to write and keep your finger to the pulse of what’s happening in the community, then we have the job for you! The Pasadena Voice, along with its sister publication Severna Park Voice, is currently seeking a full-time member of its editorial staff. This dynamic, self...
  • PBA Update

    By Sandi Parrish
    It is hard to believe that the Christmas holidays are here already. Where does the time go? On behalf of the Pasadena Business Association, we wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season. This is a fun time for family and friends to get together.
    Remember to shop local when buying those gifts....

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