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THIS WEEK On The Mt. Airy Business Scene --
May 9, 2005


The New MABA is Here

Despite gloomy forecasts of clouds and chilly winds, an azure sky and a light breeze that kept the air moving made the Kickoff for the new MABA logo and web site a glorious event this past Saturday, May 7. While workers at the MABA table handed out membership applications to interested small business operators passing the table, computer guru Mike McAllister, president of Logikbox, fielded questions on what site visitors could expect from the revised website, which went on line that morning at 9:00. Luz Morales, Mt. Airy • USA, had arranged with Charles and Kathy Sutton, KEB Enterprises, for a five-foot wide banner featuring the new logo that served as a backdrop for the table, and the Suttons had also acquired refrigerator magnets as giveaways and tee shirts for the workers– all with the new MABA logo (that’s it, above left). Postcards were handed out to serve as reminders to the URL of the site (www.mtairybiz.com). There were table signs and other MABA literature. On the crew for the day were McAllister, Maureen Pearson, Kim Miller, Karen Fow, Michael Kleiner, Jean Jacques Giret, Steven Bell, Zak Zaklad, Linda Taylor and Scott Gorman.


Regular Monthly Meeting Set for May 12

The May MABA meeting is set for Thursday, May 12, at Mt. Airy • USA, located in Phebe Commons. For those new to the location, Mt. Airy • USA is located on the second floor at the 6703 Germantown Avenue building. Entrance to the offices are at the back of the building, with stairs and an elevator to the second floor.


Four from MABA Speak in Baltimore

Pamela Rich-Wheeler, executive director at The Business Center, reports that four MABA members will participate in a panel to be held at the National Business Incubation Association Conference in Baltimore, Maryland on Monday, May 16. The Business Center has been chosen to present a panel on the topic of “Stimulating Regional Growth through Business Plan Competitions.” Along with Rich-Wheeler, Jocie Dye, president of the Mt. Airy Business Association; Farah Jimenez, executive director of Mt. Airy • USA, and Ken Weinstein, a business and community activist in Mt. Airy, will form the panel. The event will take place from 10:45 a.m. to 12 Noon at the Renaissance Harborplace Hotel.


WMAN Announces Two Programs

West Mt. Airy Neighbors has announced that it will begin its program for plantings on both Lincoln Drive and Mt. Pleasant this week. Those interested may contact the organization at 215-438-6022. Also, the Germantown Historical Society will be honoring Pat Henning, a noted Mt. Airy historian this weekend. Contact WMAN at the same number for information.

This Week in Mt. Airy

North by Northwest, 7165 Germantown Avenue, 215-248-1000
Tuesday, May 10: Sayada is an exciting local R&B act, a real crowd pleasing band that’s got lots of groove. The female singers are terrific and the band is tight.
Thursday, May 12: Split Persona comes on the scene with an exciting new smooth Jazz/Grove project featuring Daud El Bakara of “Kindred” and Rasheed Sanders.
Friday, May 13: Philadelphia’s blues and soul-drenched vocalist and songwriter, Deb Callahan, has been a fixture on the mid-Atlantic music scene for the past several years. During that time she and her band have gained a reputation for an exciting live show featuring a mixture of blues, soul, rock, folk and jazz originals and classics. Callahan is opening for Paul Cebar & the Milwaukeeans. Says Los Angeles Times Randy Lewis, “Cebar and his associates from the ‘Land O’ Lakes’ combine a wide-ranging knowledge of world-beat rhythms with a frequently-skewed art-school attitude that suggests nothing so much as a meeting of the Neville Brothers and Talking Heads.”
Saturday, May 14 brings in The Breakfast (formerly Psychadelic Breakfast) Fresh off their Jammy win for “Best New Groove” of 2004, the group is poised to bring harder edged driving funk tunes and blazing musicianship from guitarist Tim Palmieri, bassist Ron Spears, Jordan Giangreco on keys and drummer Adrian Tramontano. Guest appearances include the Addison Groove horns, Jen Hartswick and guitarist Jeff Pevar.

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