By Sandi Parrish
Our annual scholarship fundraiser was held on March 2 with 150 people rocking to the ‘80s music of Guys in Thin Ties. Many attendees dressed in ‘80s attire and danced the night away. Although attendance was down, we still managed to raise $11,400 for scholarships. It was a little off from last year’s $15,400, but we still had a good night. We also have funds coming from our scholarship dining day at Primo Pasta Kitchen and the Greene Turtle, so we will be able to add to the $11,400.
Our business sponsors for the event
Platinum: Huff Insurance, Murphy’s Fuel Oil Company, and St. John Properties
Gold: Ace Hardware, BB&T Bank, and Edward Jones Investments – Brian Conrad
Silver: Anne Arundel Community College Foundation, Calvert Veterinary Center, Northern Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce
Bronze: Arundel Federal Savings Bank; Amy Menrad of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty; Baltimore Washington Business Brokerage; Bruster’s Ice Cream; Chesapeake Bank of Maryland; City Line Business Park; Clark & Anderson, PA; Coffee News; Friends of Downs Park; Friends of Nathan Volke; Glory Days Grill; Mutiny Pirate Bar and Island Grille; Idea Weaver Promotions Inc.; North Arundel Savings Bank; Pasadena Eye Care; Permit Services Inc.; Robin and Larry Sells; The Bank of Glen Burnie; and The UPS Store 6913 in Riviera Beach.
Thanks to all of the business that donated silent auction and other prizes: AA Recycle & Sand; Costello’s Ace Hardware & Hearth; Agency Insurance Company of Maryland; Bay Vanguard; BB&T; Best Western Plus at BWI; Brian Conrad - Edward Jones financial advisor; Bruster’s Ice Cream; Chesapeake Arts Center; Calvert Veterinary Center; Coco Couture; Costco; Frame & Frame; Harbour Liquors; Huff Insurance; Idea Weaver Promotions Inc.; Mutiny Pirate Bar and Island Grille; Delegate Nic Kipke; Delegate Brian Chisholm; Pasadena’s Avon Lady Gina Cook; Phillips Seafood; Ruth Toomey Hospitality Consulting; Tate Dodge; The Office Bar & Grill; and The Rumor Meal.
We will host a ribbon cutting on March 29 for Wicked Beauty Salon, located at 8111 Fort Smallwood Road (in the shopping center with The Pit Stop Pub and Pasadena Seafood), at 4:00pm. Wicked Beauty Salon is celebrating its anniversary.
We had our first scavenger hunt to promote shopping local. The grand prize drawing was held at the PBA membership meeting on Wednesday, March 6. The grand prize is a beautiful outdoor fire pit donated by Ace Hardware & Hearth/Lakeshore Plaza and will be filled with a variety of gift cards and goodies donated by local restaurants and other members of the Pasadena Business Association. The second-place winner will receive a Ravens portable grill donated by M&T Bank/Riviera Beach and a third-place winner will receive a treasure chest/gift card/rum combo donated by Mutiny Pirate Bar & Island Grille. All winners will be invited to the next meeting on April 3 to be awarded their prizes.
Our Legislative Day in Annapolis was fun and educational. We had a delicious breakfast thanks to Delegate Kipke’s aide, Emily. We attended a session and were introduced, then we toured the Maryland State House, then we went to the governor’s mansion for a tour. Some of the group climbed the many steps to the dome. We concluded our day with lunch in Annapolis. Atlantic Coast Charters graciously provided a bus for the trip so we did not have to drive.
We will host a ribbon cutting on April 26 for Chelsea Michele Hair Studios at 8611 Fort Smallwood Road (shopping center with Pizza Ravens) at 4:00pm. This is a new business in the community and a new member of the Pasadena Business Association.
If you have a business and have considered joining the PBA, now is the time. March 31 is the deadline to be included in our Membership Directory and Community Guide. We print and distribute 4,000 copies. Check out our website and come join us.
Remember to shop local. These businesses support our community, sports teams, churches and more.