I am so grateful for the extraordinary drive, initiative and commitment of B5 for all they are doing to make Bladensburg a better place to live and to work.
So far, I have participated in two of their Roundtables, and they were not only helpful and productive, they were inspiring. B5 has brought leading community activists to the table to give us ideas and to help us think big, about our vision for the town of Bladensburg, and about our personal place and our path within the town.
The first Roundtable featured the keynote speaker David Harr
ington, a former mayor of Bladensburg and the current president and CEO of the Prince George’s County Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Harrington delighted us with his stories of how his simple desire to raise his children in a safe and friendly community led to his years at the helm of this town, and how he was able to inspire real change.
The second Roundtable featured Jeffrey Swilley and David Lewis from Prince George’s County’s Economic Development Corporation. They shared with us many of the fantastic resources that are available to county residents, for free, to help us grow and improve our businesses and our careers. Who knew??? I left that meeting with a To Do List of items that will have a concrete, positive impact on my business. The next day, I contacted Mr. Swilley to follow up with his offer to help us find the right person for an open job position in my company, and sure enough, he got his team working for us right away, and within three days, I had five resumes in my inbox of people who had been pre-qualified to fill the role we needed.