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  • 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,...
    • (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 issues — these are all things that can have a direct impact on your business. Meet people, make contacts and have your voice heard.

    2. E-newsletter: Keep up with what's going on! Legislative, business and community issues are highlighted and discussed.

    3. Membership listing on the website and in the printed PBA directory: The guide is essential for Pasadena residents seeking goods or...
    • 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,...
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  • 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....
    • North Arundel Savings Bank President and CEO Micky Thomas is thrilled to celebrate the bank’s 60th year in business. “I take pride in North Arundel Savings Bank’s contribution to the Pasadena community,” she said.Rob Odle
      North Arundel Savings Bank President and CEO Micky Thomas is thrilled to celebrate the bank’s 60th year in business. “I take pride in North Arundel Savings Bank’s contribution to the Pasadena community,” she said.

    North Arundel Savings Bank Celebrates 60 Years

    By Rob Odle
    Back in 1956, Dwight D. Eisenhower had just run a successful re-election campaign for president. Earlier in the year, Elvis Presley released “Heartbreak Hotel,” the hit single that would later be inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. "My Fair Lady" had just opened on Broadway...
    • John and Rose Baxter had many sleepless nights during the infancy of Baxter Tire & Auto, but they are grateful to the community for supporting their business for the last 30 years.Zach Sparks
      John and Rose Baxter had many sleepless nights during the infancy of Baxter Tire & Auto, but they are grateful to the community for supporting their business for the last 30 years.

    Driven To Succeed: Baxter Tire & Auto Celebrates Three Decades In Pasadena

    By Zach Sparks
    Any half decent Santa impersonator will admit that he relies on an army of elves to work collaboratively when manufacturing toys to deliver across the world on Christmas Eve. At Baxter Tire & Auto, owners John and Rose Baxter follow a similar team-oriented philosophy but on a smaller scale....
    • The Pasadena branch of Bay-Vanguard Federal Savings Bank goes out of its way to help both residential and commercial customers with all their financial needs.Dylan Roche
      The Pasadena branch of Bay-Vanguard Federal Savings Bank goes out of its way to help both residential and commercial customers with all their financial needs.

    Deposit Your Trust In Bay-Vanguard Federal Savings Bank

    By Dylan Roche
    It was the Saturday after Thanksgiving and Michael Schutt, vice president of commercial lending for Bay-Vanguard Federal Savings Bank, wasn’t enjoying a slow-paced morning around his office. Instead, he was spending the morning of his holiday weekend stopping by a customer’s house to...
  • The Election Aftermath — What Does It Mean For Your Wallet?

    By Jason LaBarge
    November was certainly an interesting month. While the election results were surprising to some, it is important to keep things in perspective and not let the results negatively impact your portfolio. The most important thing to do is not panic. This should be the first lesson in investing and...
  • Royal Farms Reopens On Mountain Road

    By Voice Media
    After months of construction to renovate and expand, Royal Farms at 2500 Mountain Road reopened to the community. Tammy Jones, the location’s store leader, did the honors of cutting the ribbon to mark the occasion.
  • PBA Update

    By Sandi Parrish
    PBA recently held Coffee with a Cop at McDonald’s of Riviera Beach. Thanks to all of the police officers who came out to greet the McDonald’s patrons. We will host more of these events, and this is a great opportunity for you to have a cup of coffee with those who protect and serve the...

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