August 16, 2018
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  • PBA Update

    By Sandi Parrish
    PBA recently celebrated the fifth-graders in the Northeast and Chesapeake feeder systems who were on the principal’s honor roll for the first three marking periods. Thanks to Two Rivers Steak & Fish House, the 80 students, along with principals and counselors, were treated to a lunch of...
  • End-Of-Life Planning Should Be Included When Determining Long-Term Care Expenses

    By Tara Frame
    It may seem like there are simply too many other tasks to take care of when you or a loved one’s health begins to fail, but planning for long-term care is important. Proper long-term care planning not only provides a strategy but actually reduces medical costs and other caretaking expenses....
  • Small Businesses Unite At Pasadena’s First-Ever Shop Local Festival

    By Voice Media
    To spread awareness of the importance of supporting small businesses, the Pasadena Business Association held its first-ever Shop Local Festival on Saturday, June 16, in Lakeshore Plaza. The staff from shops and services from throughout Pasadena and beyond gathered on the blacktop to engage with...
  • Wealthy And Healthy: A Powerful Combination In Retirement

    By Jason LaBarge
    Last month, we talked about the 6 F’s of retirement planning – faith, family and friends, fitness, finances, fun and finality. The focus of today’s article is the third F, fitness.

    I break retirement into three stages: the go-go years, the slow-go years and the no-go years. The...

  • PBA Update

    By Sandi Parrish
    PBA will host the Shop Local Festival on Saturday, June 16, from 10:00am to 2:00pm at Lakeshore Plaza. The community can come out and have a good time while shopping for goods and services. This is a community event with games and activities for the kids, vendor demonstrations, special offers, music and more. We will collect food donations at the Shop Local Festival to help feed our Pasadena families in need.

    We will hold a golf tournament on September 12 at Compass Point. We can use everyone’s help in getting golfers. This tournament is open to the public, so get your family, friends and associates together to play golf with us. The proceeds from this tournament go toward our...

  • Do Small-Business Owners Need A Financial Power Of Attorney?

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    By Tara K. Frame, Esq.

    As the sole owner of your business, you have many responsibilities. From hiring and firing to administration work and maintaining your client relationships, your duties are as crucial to the survival of your company as they are varied. In the event that you have a medical emergency or you pass away, what is to become of your business and your family that depends on that revenue?

    Few Small-Business Owners Are Safeguarding Themselves And Their Families Against The Unknown

    According to a Bloomwell survey of 500 individuals, shared by Entrepreneur magazine in July 2017, 80 percent of entrepreneurs did not have a financial power of attorney, only 13 percent had a...

  • The Six F’s Of Retirement Planning

    By Jason LaBarge
    Have you ever experienced flat-spotting? It’s when you have left a car parked too long, causing you to feel a ride disturbance or shimmy the first few miles you drive the car, until the tire warms up and smooths out.

    Some people report a similar experience to flat-spotting as they transition into retirement; there are areas of their life that feel a bit bumpy, because they neglected to plan for all areas of their life. Many people only think about the financial aspect of retirement, but it’s best if you consider all areas of your life. I like to call these areas the six F’s of retirement planning.

    If you properly plan for all six areas of life, it can help smooth out your...

  • Bulldog Bikes And Floats Pedals Onto Business Scene

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    Mike Prager, owner of Bulldog Bikes and Floats, kicked off the summer season by welcoming residents of Severna Park, Pasadena and beyond for the grand opening of his business, which is located at 405 Ritchie Highway in Severna Park.
  • The UPS Store Is Set To Handle Pasadena’s Postal Needs

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    Jeannette “Rickie” Bender, owner and notary of The UPS Store newly opened in The Shops at Riviera Beach, recently welcomed a group of community leaders and members of the Pasadena Business Association to celebrate the grand opening of her shop, located at 8482 Fort Smallwood Road in Pasadena.
  • PBA Update

    By Sandi Parrish
    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...
    • Coldwell Banker associate broker Gail Feirstein and salesperson Patrick Cummings serve clients on behalf of the full-service real estate broker, offering residential and commercial real estate, mortgages, titles and property management services.Photo Provided
      Coldwell Banker associate broker Gail Feirstein and salesperson Patrick Cummings serve clients on behalf of the full-service real estate broker, offering residential and commercial real estate, mortgages, titles and property management services.

    Feirstein and Cummings Make Mark On Pasadena

    By Maya Pottiger
    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...

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    • (L-R) Jake Fleming, Eric and Jennifer Sowers, and Matt Singer are excited to be part of the dynamic team at Level in Annapolis.Photo by Dylan Roche
      (L-R) Jake Fleming, Eric and Jennifer Sowers, and Matt Singer are excited to be part of the dynamic team at Level in Annapolis.
    • Level has earned a reputation for offering a top-notch dining experience complete with a comfortable atmosphere and creative food and drink menus. The restaurant’s new owners, Eric and Jennifer Sowers of Pasadena, look to continue that tradition.Photo by Dylan Roche
      Level has earned a reputation for offering a top-notch dining experience complete with a comfortable atmosphere and creative food and drink menus. The restaurant’s new owners, Eric and Jennifer Sowers of Pasadena, look to continue that tradition.
    • Level has earned a reputation for offering a top-notch dining experience complete with a comfortable atmosphere and creative food and drink menus. The restaurant’s new owners, Eric and Jennifer Sowers of Pasadena, look to continue that tradition.Photo by Dylan Roche
      Level has earned a reputation for offering a top-notch dining experience complete with a comfortable atmosphere and creative food and drink menus. The restaurant’s new owners, Eric and Jennifer Sowers of Pasadena, look to continue that tradition.
    • Level has earned a reputation for offering a top-notch dining experience complete with a comfortable atmosphere and creative food and drink menus. The restaurant’s new owners, Eric and Jennifer Sowers of Pasadena, look to continue that tradition.Photo by Dylan Roche
      Level has earned a reputation for offering a top-notch dining experience complete with a comfortable atmosphere and creative food and drink menus. The restaurant’s new owners, Eric and Jennifer Sowers of Pasadena, look to continue that tradition.

    Eric And Jennifer Sowers Step Up As New Owners Of Level

    By Dylan Roche
    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’s fabrication team is proud to have built the enormous 25-foot LED-lit sign for Cole Field House at the University of Maryland.Photo Provided
      Gable’s fabrication team is proud to have built the enormous 25-foot LED-lit sign for Cole Field House at the University of Maryland.

    Gable To Host Career Expo Amid Growth Into Digital Media Era

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    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

    By Jason LaBarge
    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

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    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

    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

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    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...

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