Connecting to Your Community

Hi! My name is Susan Rous and I’m happy to introduce you to the Pasadena Business Association’s blog.

I joined the PBA this year. I am constantly reminded of the generosity of people who have a common bond and vision; ensuring that the community and businesses of Pasadena and surrounding neighborhoods thrive and continue to grow.

One of my class assignments last spring was to write a weekly blog. At the time, I actually chose to write about the positive effects of the Pasadena Business Association. “Throughout our lives, we encounter people from all walks of life. If you want to help make a difference, and improve the quality of life that exists in your neighborhood, why not look to your local business association; you’ll be surprised at the difference even one person can make.”

So, why not come out and join us for a happy hour mixer on October 16th? You can connect with members of the Pasadena Business Association, as well as members of the Greater Severna Park Chamber of Commerce, and Northern Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce. The mixer is open to everyone; please complete the online registration form at the main PBA website. Please come up and introduce yourself; I look forward to meeting you!

I want to thank you, Rob Emenecker, of Hairy Dog Digital web services for getting this blog on track.

Were You There?

For almost thirty years, the Pasadena Business Association has been a catalyst and supporter of so many community activities it was decided to make this a “back-fence” blog where everyone can exchange memories and reminders of things to come.

I’ve been a member for over twenty years, served as an officer and on the Board and been on many committees. Somewhere you may have been a part of the Pasadena Business Association: A member, a scholarship recipient, a Child’s Christmas volunteer, a PBA Tournament golfer, a guest speaker or a crab feast attendee.

If you were one of the thousands of people attending the annual PBA crab feast at Kurtz’s Beach, you know it has rained many times through the years – once it was such a downpour, the record crowd got soaked but we all stayed – too much good food and too many good friends to miss one minute of the fun. Did you win one of the TV’s or too many plants and stuffed animals? Have a great memory of one of those evenings?

Tell us your story or give us your comments – be an author on the PBA blog.

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