OFBPA Newsletter
January, 2014
Mission Statement: “Bringing Business and the Community Together”
First Meeting of 2014-“After the Holidays”
/Networking Social
Thursday, January 16th, 2014
5:00PM – 7:00PM
White Springs Crossings
7935 Belridge Road (21236)
White Springs is assessable from Putty Hill Avenue or Rossville Blvd.
PLEASE RSVP so we can plan for food
Membership dues accepted onsite at all meetings and events
Meetings are open to all wishing to network!
What’s inside?
Presidents Message
Calendar of Meetings and Events
What’s a Happening/Upcoming Events
Membership Application
OFBPA Newsletter
January, 2014
Mission Statement: “Bringing Business and the Community Together”
President’s Message:
Winter has arrived with a vengeance and the cold, snow and ice are keeping some of us and our clients
grounded. So now is the time to update your client records and databases. It’s also the time to use the old fashion
way of contacting folks—the telephone. The holidays were super busy for most, but most folks are now ready to
get back into a routine or are in search of the products or services you offer. They now have the time, so don’t
lose out on those contacts.
Don’t miss our 1st meeting of the year. Each January we kick off our year with an “After the
Holidays’ party and jump start our membership drive. Membership dues have not increased—they are still
$75 and include free listing on our website, “freebies” during the year, including our January event next week, as
well as three free listings in our Business & Community Guide when we go to press this fall. Remember, we do
not fundraise as an organization and your membership dues help keep this organization running.
Need new contacts? Need to reconnect with business and community leaders? Event includes brief
meeting and updates for 2014, networking- so bring plenty of business cards to share, good food and lots of fun!
Please bring a bag to take your Business & Community Guides.
Don’t miss this chance to jump start your 2014!
Thursday, January 16th – White Springs Crossings- Leasing Center
Located at 7935 Belridge Road (21236)
Free to 2014 Members
Cost: $20 for 2013 members
Cost: $25 for all guests
PLEASE RSVP so we can plan for food
Eastside Shelter: Please visit our website for a list of items needed for the shelter. There is a constant
turnover of women and children into the shelter, so their needs are ongoing. Juice and pudding snack pack for
lunches is always in demand.
OFBPA Business & Community Guide –our new books are here! We need all businesses that have space to
put them in their place of business! Please contact Kim Durham at [email protected] or 1-800-682-6422 ext.
41506 to let her know how many to drop off at your business and hours you are open. The board will start to get
them delivered to you in the next couple of weeks. If you can possibly pick them up, please let us know that too.
We are looking to book our meeting hosts for 2014- for these dates: 6/18, 7/6, 8/20, 9/17, 10/15, 11/12.
Preferred times are 4:30-6 pm (or an occasional 7:30-9 am). Want to showcase your place of business. Don’t miss
your opportunity! We are working on a 2014 project that will require all dates to be finalized. We are also
looking to book our guest speakers for 2014 meetings. This is your opportunity to tell us all about your
All newsletter articles are due by the last Friday of each month. Forms for promoting your business or
your event are available on our website. For all events, membership FYI and meeting updates visit our website at
Happy New Year and wishing everyone healthy and prosperous 2014!
Donna Bethke, President
OFBPA Newsletter
January, 2014
Mission Statement: “Bringing Business and the Community Together”
2013 Calendar of Events
Want to showcase your place of business? Pick your month and get on our schedule.
Meeting times are 4:30 – 6 pm with an occasional 7:30 am- 9 am.
2014 Dates:
OFBPA Board Dinner Meetings- TBA -Late March, Early August, Early November1/16 (Thu) Kick off Membership Party -White Springs Leasing Office
2/19- 4:30 pm - First Home Mortgage- Pizza Party 7939 Honeygo Blvd. Suite 226, BUILDING 3, second floor.
3/19- 5:00 pm- Eyefit Vision Center -7684 Belair Road, 21236 –Beltway Plaza
4/9 – 9 am- 2 pm Business 2 Business Expo Hilton- White Marsh
5/21- 4:30 pm - Brightview White Marsh- 8100 Rossville Boulevard, 21236
6/18, 7/6, 8/20, 9/17, 10/15, 11/12
21 Members Listing for 2014
Academy Animal Hospital
Dr. Fredrick Lewis, D.V.M
410 483 5162 (p)
Amica Mutual Insurance Company
Kim Durham
Avon Independent Sales Representative
Donna Bethke
410 665 6551 (p)
Baltimore Elite Martial Arts Academy, Inc.
Belair-Fowler, LLC
Beltone Audio Services
Brightview White Marsh Assisted Living
Clearsprings Townhomes
Decorative Painter
Angel Kiskadden
Robin A. Demarco
Thomas Fisher
Michelle McQuillan
Dana Fields; Paula Cusimano
Sharon Kozlowski
410 663 9123 (p)
410 769 8300 (p)
410 256 7700 (p)
410 668 1588 (p)
410 668 2882 (p)
410 893 2594 (p)
Destinations Credit Union
Edward T. Pinder, LLC
Carol Szaroleta; Brian Vittek
Jason A. Plotkin, esq.
410 663 2500 x124 (p)
410 661 9440 (p)
800 682 6422 x41506 (p)
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Elmwood Elementary
Ferretto Eldercare Consulting
Fullerton Self Storage
Jeff Hogan
Mary Faith Ferretto
Karrie Barresi
410 887 5232 (p)
410 661 6720 (p)
410 665 8910 (p)
Ken W. Neibaur
Kiwanis Club of Parkville, Inc.
Melvin's Tire & Auto Service, Inc.
Anne Neibaur
Jerry Dohmeier
Joseph A. Melvin
410 668 2452 (p)
410 529 8870 (p)
410 661 3900 (p)
Point Breeze Credit Union
Santangelo Family Chiropractic
Streakfree Products
Holly Klarman
Paula Miller
Karen Weber; Nancy Bagley
443 589 0402 (p)
410 663 8610 (p)
410 444 2033 (p)
USB Payment Processing
Lidia Ferrara
410 828 4286 (p)
Let Me Tell You about My Business & What’s Happening/Events
County Executive Also Seeking $72 Million in Transportation Funds
Towson, Maryland (January 7, 2014) – Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz unveiled the County's legislative
funding wish list today as Maryland prepares to open its General Assembly this Wednesday.
School Renovation and Construction Projects: Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz's
legislative agenda will continue to focus on school renovation and construction funding. Baltimore County has funded or is
preparing to fund 10 new schools and six renovated schools at a cost of $600 million since 2010, including the State's share
of costs. During that same period of time, the number of schools in Baltimore County without air conditioning has been
reduced from 52 percent to 22 percent.
This year's request to the State is $88 million which includes comprehensive solutions to overcrowding in the southwest
and central areas of the County. Working closely with the State delegation and the County Council over the past decade,
the County has spent more than $1.5 billion dollars of county and state funds for school renovation and construction
"There is simply no more important commitment that we can make to the future of the County than our commitment to
providing students and teachers with 21st century classrooms in which to learn," said County Executive Kamenetz. "I will
work closely with our delegation and the school system to secure this funding." Last year, the County obtained a record
sum of $56 million for school construction and renovation projects.
Transportation Projects: The County is requesting $72 million dollars from the State for transportation projects.
Those projects are divided into Major Transportation Projects (involving greater than $10 million State contribution); Minor
Transportation Projects (involving State commitment less than $10 million); and Sidewalk Initiatives. Those projects are:
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January, 2014
Mission Statement: “Bringing Business and the Community Together”
Major: $9 million for traffic improvements on Reisterstown Road at Painters Mill Road and Hooks Lane &
$28 million for completion of the expressway interchange on I-795 at Dolfield Boulevard
$5 million for streetscape improvements on Liberty Road MD 26 between Rolling Road and Courtleigh Drive
$2 million for streetscape improvements on Reisterstown Road MD 140 at Main Street
$4 million to extend Security Boulevard MD 122 to Johnnycake Road
$3 million for streetscape improvements on Frederick Road MD 144 at Paradise
$200,000 for streetscape improvements along Harford Road MD 147 in Parkville at the city/county line
$3 million for streetscape improvements on Eastern Avenue MD 150 from Mace Avenue to MD 702
$7 million to improve the intersection at Campbell Boulevard (MD 43- MD7)
$9 million to improve the intersection at Pulaski Highway MD 40 at Mohrs Lane
Sidewalk Initiatives: $1 million for sidewalks from Lillian Holt Road to Hazelwood Avenue & $500,000 for
sidewalks on Liberty Road from the city line to I-695
Other Baltimore County Initiatives
Full Support of Gas Tax exemption for County-owned vehicles and restoration of any portion of Highway User funds
Full Support of $2.5 million in State funding for the Eastern Family Resource Center at Franklin Square
Public Education, Public Safety, and Rebuilding Infrastructure
"Baltimore County continues to focus on three major priorities," concluded County Executive Kamenetz. "Those priorities
remain public education, public safety, and rebuilding the County's aging infrastructure. As the session unfolds, I will
collaborate with our Senate and House delegation to support the County's effort in those important areas. We are fortunate
to have outstanding leaders like Senator Ed Kasemeyer who serves as the Chair of Budget and Taxation and Speaker ProTem Adrienne Jones, who fight on behalf of Baltimore County every day. I worked closely last session with the Chairs of
the County's House and Senate delegations, Delegate John Olszewski Jr. and Senator Kathy Klausmeier, and I will work
with whoever the delegations select as Chairs this year to move the County's agenda forward."
Larry C. Simmons
Special Assistant to the County Executive Kevin Kamenetz
Historic Courthouse 400 Washington Avenue Towson, MD 21204
410-887-4272 (Office)
[email protected]
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8th Annual Point Breeze Credit Union Scholarship
Point Breeze Credit Union will award ten $1,500 scholarships to eligible members currently in their senior year
of high school and planning to attend a full-time accredited two or four year college of their choice in Fall 2014.
Applications must be postmarked by April 30, 2014 for consideration. for an application. Point
Breeze has locations in Hunt Valley, Rosedale and Bel Air and is open to anyone who is related to a current
member or works, worships, volunteers or is a member of an organization within 20 miles of our offices. For
additional information on how you can join or offer credit union membership to your employees, please contact
Holly Klarman at 443.589.0402.
Holly Klarman
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Point Breeze Credit Union
Hunt Valley, Golden Ring & Bel Air
443.589.0402 Direct line 1-888.233.7228 toll-free
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Overlea Fullerton Business & Professional Association
2014 Membership Application
Overlea Fullerton Business & Professional Association Membership Application
Check Date: _____/_____/ Check # _______
Received by OFBPA: ______/_______/
Company Name: ____________________________________________________________________________
Contact Person (1st): _________________________________________________________________________
Phone: __________________
Fax: ____________________
Other: ______________________
Address: ______________________________________________________________________
City: _____________________________ State: ______________ Zip Code: _______________
E-Mail: _______________________________________________________________________
Web Site: _____________________________________________________________________
Hours of Operation:___________________ (Website will automatically note that all hours are subject to change)
Please provide us with a brief description of your business or organization and the products/services you provide.
The above will be reference for monthly bulletins and all correspondence. If there are additional persons or
addresses that need to be notified, please provide us with that information as well.
Each member will be expected to participate in at least one event & provide a donation/door prize.
Annual Dues: $75.00 per business/individual/organization. Membership dues include access for one to all
free events (others are welcome for a fee) and should be sent to:
Sharon Kozlowski
806 Delray Drive
Forest Hill, MD 21050
Make your check payable to OFBPA. (Please keep a copy for your records)
Networking with the OFBPA has become a valuable resource for our members. As a member, the visibility and
involvement in the community are reasons why our membership continues to grow.
Member Benefits:
• Free listing in the Business Directory & Community Guide 2014/15 (new directories published 9/2014)
• Free Website listing
* Discount fee for all OFBPA sponsored events
• Host/Speaker opportunities for monthly meetings
* Monthly Bulletin – Business event listing
• Annual Networking events
* Your business card placed in each Member Welcome Packet
*Each member receives a “new member” welcome binder” or folder (renewals) with updated docs and a business
card page. If you would like us to include your business card in every new member packet, please drop off 100
business cards to any officer or board member or bring to monthly meeting.
Welcome from your 2014 Board of Directors