Thursday, April 11, 2013
The event is still seeking exhibitors and is free and open to the public.
Maybe you want to learn about businesses in northeast Baltimore County, or maybe you're looking to get some exposure for your own business. Either way, the upcoming Northeast Business to Business Expo will be an opportunity to meet local business owners and your neighbors. The event, hosted by the Overlea-Fullerton Business Professional Association, will be held from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. April 17 at the White Marsh Hilton Garden Inn, 5015 Campbell Boulevard. There's no cost to attend the event, so head out and meet your business neighbors. Registration for exhibitors is still being accepted. For more information, including the cost of registration, check out the Overlea-Fullerton Business Professional Association webpage. Exhibitors at the event …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Some Energy Star products that qualify include dehumidifiers, air conditioners, clothes washers, furnaces and standard-size refrigerators, according to the state Comptroller's website.
Get a break on sales tax this weekend on some appliances sold throughout the state. Saturday through Monday is Maryland's Tax Free Weekend for Energy Star appliances, according to the state comptroller's website. The following products are eligible for the discount: The offer begins at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, and runs through midnight Monday, the website states. For more information, call the Taxpayer Service Section at 410-260-7980 in Central Maryland, or toll-free 1-800-638-2937. Some Parkville-Overlea area stores that sell some Energy Star appliances include: For more ways to save energy, including energy-saving programs, visit Baltimore Gas & Electric's website.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
An area professional group is collecting items for the Eastside Family Emergency Shelter.
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Tuesday, September 25, 2012
A group of business professionals is looking to help those in need by collecting items for the Eastside Family Emergency Center. The Overlea-Fullerton Business Professional Association, which began collecting for the shelter back in February, will supporting "Milk & Juice Month" at the shelter, according to an email from the group. The professional association is currently focused on donations of either gift cards or cash to purchase milk and any type of juice, including individual juice boxes and canned/bottled juice, according to an email from group president Donna Bethke. Other immediate needs include: A full list needs can be found on the shelter wish list. Collections are being taken at the following businesses throughout Overlea, …
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
What would you like to see in this commercial vacancy?
The lot facing Belair Road between Belhaven Drive and Delight Avenue has sat vacant since the McDonald's store that once occupied it was demolished late last year. Today, I'm curious as to what you think would be a good fit for this commercial vacancy the Overlea-Fullerton area. The lot, which is offered for sale by Colliers International for $635,000, is approximately 2.2 acres. Currently, almost an entire acre of the property is zoned for business use while the remaining space is zoned for up to 5.5 homes per acre. Information on the Colliers listing for the property says the property has up to 25,710 cars drive by every day. What business do you think would be a good fit for the Overlea-Fullerton neighborhood in this location? Tell us …
Friday, August 3, 2012
Organized by the Overlea-Fullerton Business Professional Association, the event seeks to promote Belair Road businesses.
How well do you know the businesses in your neighborhood? Whether your answer is "very well" or "not so much," the Overlea-Fullerton Business Professional Association could probably use your help. On Monday afternoon, they plan to visit every business in the Overlea-Fullerton area and are looking for volunteers to help distribute the 2012 Overlea-Fullerton community guide, according to an announcement posted on Patch. Announcement and event postings are a great way to the let community know about accomplishments, upcoming events and more. Log in and click here to add your own announcement, and here to add your event to our calendar. The plan is to visit every business within the OFBPA boundaries—Route 43 to the north and Kenwood Avenue to …
Monday, June 25, 2012
The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded has dropped 9 cents nationally and 5 cents in Maryland over the last week, AAA reports.
Prices at the pump are down nationwide, but look especially good here at home. In the Baltimore metropolitan area, the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded fell to $3.33 on Sunday, representing a 5-cent drop from a week ago and a 29-cent decrease over last year. "Like" Parkville-Overlea Patch on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and receive daily updates through our newsletters. The national average for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel was $3.42 a gallon on Sunday—down 9 cents from a week ago and 18 cents cheaper than a year ago, according to the latest AAA survey. According to a AAA news release, the average cost to fill up nationally has dropped 49 cents since prices peaked in at $3.94 in early April and are currently 69 cents …
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Several Parkville and Overlea area businesses are competing for their share of the $3,000,000 in available grants through Chase's Mission: Small Business program.
Ten local businesses need your support to have the chance to win $250,000 grants through the Mission: Small Business program. The enterprises range from wedding planning to audio repair, from fitness to comic books and the one thing they all have in common is that they need your vote. In order to be considered for a $250,000 grant, a business needs to get 250 votes on the Mission: Small Business website by June 30—businesses who get 250 votes will be judged by a panel of business experts, the site says. The program is a collaborative effort between Chase Bank and LivingSocial. Up to 12 grants will be awarded. In the area, the following businesses are participating: To vote for a business, visit www.missionsmallbusiness.com and log in with …
After a few week hiatus, Parkville-Overlea Patch is looking to bring back the series that focuses on local entrepreneurs with your help.
Back in February of this year, Parkville-Overlea Patch launched a feature called Behind the Counter that profiled local businesses and business owners. In the months since, we've talked to entrepreneurs who do everything from selling hot sauce to tattooing and piercing and everything in between. Now we're asking you to nominate the next business to be featured in the weekly column as we prepare to relaunch by answering these questions: Where do you shop in Parkville-Overlea? Is there a local business you've always meant to, but never explored? Which entrepreneurs are doing great things for the community? Previous Behind the Counter features have focused on: So, readers—which Parkville-Overlea area businesses should we feature next?
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Find the cheapest gas in the Parkville-Overlea area.
Contrary to popular wisdom, gas prices did not rise this Memorial Day weekend and in fact are down for the seventh straight week. The price for a gallon of regular has fallen every week since early April when, on the 5th, the average price hit $3.97—that same gallon now costs an average of $3.56 in the Baltimore area, according to the latest AAA survey. This price represents a 5-cent decline from a week ago and a 15-cent drop from the same period in 2011, AAA reports. "Like" Parkville-Overlea Patch on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and for instant updates sign up for daily newsletters and breaking news alerts. For the first time since October 2011, gas prices closed at less than $90 per barrel, AAA reports. The dropping cost per barrel of …
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
During the month of May the Overlea-Fullerton Business Professional Association is collecting perishable and non-perishable food items for the Eastside Family Emergency Shelter.
The Eastside Family Emergency Shelter on Franklin Square Drive is in need of food this month, and the Overlea-Fullerton Business Professional Association is looking to help. In a newsletter emailed Sunday morning, association President Donna Bethke asked that members drop off donations at Fullerton Self Storage (7989 Rossville Blvd.), Eastern Savings Bank (7927 Belair Rd.), White Springs Townhomes (7935 Belridge Road) or at the CCBC Essex Eastside Occupational Training Center (439 Eastern Ave). A list of items the shelter needs came attached to the newsletter and includes: In addition, the email said, the shelter can always use gift cards to Sam's Club, perishable food items (milk, juice, eggs, etc.) and paper products (plates, napkins, …