February 10, 2020

CPA Cromwell: Insights on Tax Cuts, Opportunity Zones

RPBA Member Expert Series Debuts with Tax Tips

Riverdale Park, MD. – Riverdale Park Business Association member and longtime College Park Certified Public Accountant Stephen Cromwell, CPA, CTRS, CVA, will break away from his busy tax season to provide members a window on the latest changes in tax law that impact small businesses at RPBA’s monthly meeting on Wednesday, Feb.12, 2020. The 90-minute session begins at 6 pm at Riverdale Park Town Hall, 5008 Queensbury Rd., Riverdale Park, MD 20737. 

Cromwell, who is preparing to sit for the bar exam, is a Baltimore native who holds a Masters of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Maryland. Before becoming the Managing Partner of Cromwell & Company, Steve was the Controller for NFR Security, Inc. As a key member of th...

January 17, 2020

Last week in a letter to current and past members of the Riverdale Park Business Association, President Michael Herman, Esq. reminded the RPBA that Riverdale Park will be celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. “It is a fitting time for us to re-energize the Riverdale Park Business Association. Since 1992, RPBA has been the leading voice of concerns for local issues affecting businesses and the business environment,” Herman wrote. He added that the new group of RPBA leaders “are committed to expanding opportunities for businesses to grow and thrive in the greater Riverdale Park area.” 

For these and many other reasons, RPBA is again encouraging you to invest in your business and re-invest in the RPBA. Membership benefits include: invitation to monthly meetings of local businesses; bi-monthly guest speakers on issues affecting our business comm...

January 15, 2020

The new year is for redefining a mission, setting and updating goals, and sharpening skills. The Riverdale Park Business Association will embark on that journey at its first meeting of 2020 tomorrow, Wednesday, Jan. 15 in Riverdale Park Town Hall, 5008 Queensbury Rd., Riverdale Park, MD 20737. The curtain goes up at 6 pm.  

RPBA Vice President Dalton E. Patterson, Esq., an associate attorney with Riverdale Park’s Meyers, Rodbell, & Rosenbaum, P.A. where he specializes in civil litigation, medical malpractice and personal injury, will lead the meeting that will focus on RPBA 2020 goals, building the association’s membership and influence, and working with the Town of Riverdale Park in planning the town’s Centennial celebration in June.

Also set for discussion is RPBA’s letter of support of the general concept of Advantage Properties’ five-acre redeve...

January 1, 2020

Open Letter to Past and Current RPBA Members from Michael Herman, President

Dear Friends:

Happy New Year to everyone. This week, we begin a new decade. This year our town will be celebrating its 100th anniversary. It is a fitting time for us to re-energize the Riverdale Park Business Association. Since 1992, RPBA has been the leading voice of concerns for local issues affecting businesses and the business environment. As you know, the RPBA held elections in November 2019 and elected its new Executive Committee for the current year.  The new committee includes: Dalton Patterson of Meyers, Rodbell & Rosenbaum as Vice President, Lorena Vallejo of Old Line Bank as Treasurer, and Jeffrey Yorke of Yorke Partners as Secretary.  This new group of leaders are committed to expanding opportunities for businesses to grow and thrive in the greater Riverdale Park area...

November 13, 2019

Riverdale Park Business Association’s November meeting will be held at Riverdale Park Town Hall, 5008 Queensbury Rd., Riverdale Park, MD 20737. Among the topics to be discussed RPBA’s participation in Riverdale Park’s June 2020 Centennial celebration, county and town regulation enforcement, RPBA’s 2020 marketing and communication programs, membership drive, and choose a location for RPBA’s holiday gathering.

Annual RPBA elections were conducted in October. Four individuals from the business community were elected to leadership positions and will serve until mid-October 2020.

Former Riverdale Park Mayor Mike Herman was elected president of the Riverdale Park Business Association. He moves into the office after association founding member Pete Spiropoulos opted to step down. Mike is the principal attorney in the Riverdale Park law firm, Michael D...

November 1, 2019

Town Center Shops Could See Rolling Biz Boon from WABA Riders

By Dan Behrand, Special Correspondent to The Biz

RIVERDALE PARK, MD., October 31, 2019 – You may notice more people on bicycles in Riverdale Park this weekend. The Washington Area Bicyclist Association’s (WABA) 2019 Cider Ride travels through town this Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. Annually, 500-700 people participate in the Cider Ride, one of WABA’s signature rides. 

The 2019 Cider Ride highlights many of the great opportunities for cycling in Prince George's County and offers three options - the 10-mile Candy Apple Route, the 30-mile McIntosh Route, and the 54-mile Honeycrisp Route. All of the routes start at Dance Place (3225 8th St., NE, Washington, DC 20017)and end a few blocks away at the Dew Drop Inn (2801 8th St., NE, Washington, DC 20017) in Brookland. The McIntosh and Ho...

October 25, 2019

RIVERDALE PARK, MD., October 25, 2019 – Kelsey Montague has hit the wall. It’s all beautiful from here on out. The Denver-based urban wall artist is in the midst of a three-day paint-a-thon applying her trademark butterfly wings to the north-facing wall of MOD Pizza at Riverdale Park Station. She can be found at 4401 Woodberry St., Riverdale Park, MD. through Saturday. 

The “canvas” is actually a 19-foot square of brick painted black and then the bright Sherwin-Williams exterior paint colors are being added in the form of a lepidopteran wingspan. Let’s call it a butterfly. 

“We want it to be whimsical,” Courtney Montague told The Biz. And she prefers to think of the design as “angel wings.” She’s the sister of the artist who is fast gaining an international reputation for creating eye-catching, crowd-pleasing butterfly murals in such places as...

October 16, 2019

Riverdale Park Business Association News

Bulletin from The BIZ

RIVERDALE PARK, MD., October 10, 2019 – The parent company of 2Fifty Texas BBQ on Tuesday

bought Riverdale Park landmark, Dumm’s Pizza & Subs for an undisclosed price. MADRE USA

CORP., which owns 2Fifty, said it has settled on the acquisition of the Dumm’s business and its

valuable liquor license in the deal with owners/operators Georgia and Mike Sotiriou.

In addition, the company has reached an agreement with Georgia’s Sotiriou’s father, Pete

Spiropoulos, to lease the 2,700 square foot open space on the corner of 4700 Riverdale Rd.

that once was Dumm’s Corner Market. The space has been empty since 2012 when the

grocery, beer and wine operation moved around the corner to much larger space on

Queensbury Rd., and was renamed Town Center Market. (The market is operated by

Spiropoulos’ sons, Ted and Jimmy...

October 16, 2019

The Riverdale Park Business Association has moved its October meeting to the third Wednesday of the month from its regularly scheduled second Wednesday of the month due to the Yom Kippur holiday. The Jewish day of atonement begins at sunset, Tuesday, Oct. 8 and ends at sunset, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019.

The October meeting will be held the following week on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019 beginning at 6 pm at Riverdale Park Town Hall, 5008 Queensbury Rd., Riverdale Park, MD 20737.

The association will hold annual elections that evening. Four individuals from the Riverdale Park business community have registered interest in leadership positions. Former Riverdale Park Mayor Michael Herman, Esq., has announced his interest in being elevated to president from his current vice president position. Michael has practiced law since 1992. He specializes in business law, li...

September 11, 2019

The Station’s SPM Lydia Chandlee to Focus on Area Impact, Growth and Future

RIVERDALE PARK, MD., Sept. 10, 2019 – Riverdale Park Station Senior Property Manager Lydia C. Chandlee will be the featured guest of the Riverdale Park Business Association at its monthly meeting, Wednesday, Sept. 11. The meeting begins at 6 pm at Burtons Grill & Bar in Riverdale Park Station.

Chandlee will give RPBA members an update and overview of the 36-acre master-planned community which will contain 119 townhouses, 850 apartment units, 160,000 square feet of retail space, 20,000 square feet of office space and a 120-room Hyatt House boutique hotelat its full build out. She will discuss the project’s impact on Riverdale Park and the greaterRiverdale area, provide insight on possible new retail tenants. Chandlee will also take audience questions.

Chandlee, who has wo...

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