“Summer Camp” our way

BY: Ed Szczesniak, SBA Vice President and Owner/Designer – Georgian Landscape Design

With the arrival of spring, that means summer is just around the corner. I can recall the carefree days of summer hanging out with friends using one beat up old baseball in the gravel parking lot of the local church. The telephone pole was an unforgiving second base, but otherwise this was a slice of heaven. Ironically, that same pole served as the support for the basketball hoop (sans netting) that we all used for games of “Horse” and “PIG.” Some people may recall this place where we spent so much time of our youth, a sandlot.

What exactly does any of this have to do with business you say? Well to me, everything!

Now, fast forward to six years ago and I finally recaptured my old sandlot crew. I stumbled upon them at a local wing place. They were casually dressed. They were all smiling, having fun, getting to know each other better, and teaching one another great new games – business games! Like how to help each other, how to all make the most of what we’ve got, and how to have fun in the process. Unlike my old sandlot crew – this group even had a name – they called themselves the Suwanee Business Alliance.

Since that day six years ago, I’ve learned there are a LOT of great people, from different companies, from different industries, from different backgrounds, from different parts of the world, who all live, work, and play in this sandlot we call Suwanee. Some of us even meet in the sandlots around town in small groups on our own to expand the time we have together. If you’re interested, come over to the “sandlot” for our next game, we meet the second Wednesday of each month at different sandlots (locations) around town.

To find out more about us – and where we’ll play (meet) next, visit Suwanee.org. Oh – and you can bring your little brother or sister too – there’s always room on our team!

The SBA meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at different business locations in town. For more info visit: Suwanee.org.


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