As you may or may not know, last week was a sad week for the Pasadena Business Association, as we mourned the
passing of longtime member Tom Redmond. Tom Redmond had many roles throughout his life – husband, father,
grandfather, friend, county councilman, volunteer firefighter, founding PBA member and former PBA president. Tom
joined the PBA about 6 months after its formation in 1986. In 1992 Tom was elected President.
In 1992, he organized the first Legislative Day in Annapolis. In 1993, he put together the 1st Membership Directory;
Tom knew that this would become an invaluable tool to promote PBA. He spent countless hours doing the layout,
writing articles and selling the ads. The PBA still produces this Membership Directory and it is a great resource for members as well as the community.
In 1993 Tom started working on the very first Trade show; he thought that this would be a good way to showcase your business, display products and services to other PBA members and the business community. PBA just held their 22nd Trade Show.
Tom started working organizing this parade in 1993 while serving as PBA president, but it took 2 years to get it organized (permit problems – imagine that) and off the ground. He chaired this event for 15 years. It is truly because of him and his love for this community that we are all able to gather for the parade every November.
Also in 1993, along with Paul Gable of Gable Signs & Graphics, he designed the PBA Logo and PBA door Logos. In 2001 Tom started the Trivia contest at the Christmas Party because the only entertainment was the members singing the 12 days of Christmas. This was a great time for everyone in attendance. Tom was again elected President of the PBA in 2003 – 2004, he was Immediate Past President from 2005 - 2007, he
was then elected to the Board of Directors from 2008 - 2011. We will truly miss him and his dedication to the PBA and the community.