We Love LB’s VISION is to Inspire & Equip Neighbors toward the GOOD & the FLOURISHING of all neighborhoods in Long Beach, Ca.
One way we can seek neighborhood FLOURISHING is by getting to know, learn, & be INSPIRED by our fellow neighbors around us. Our second interview is with our good friend Tim Donnelly. We HOPE you enjoy!
WLLB: What is your favorite memory about growing up in Long Beach?
Tim: Certainly one of my fondest memories growing up was being able to go to the park (Somerset Park) across the street from my parents house and playing until dark nearly everyday of my young life. I love the diversity of the city and because of it had many life lessons growing up. Through athletics and playing sports I made a lot of friends and because the City is home to such a wide range of people from different backgrounds and ethnicity’s, I was being cultured before I knew it.
WLLB: What do you do for work, why did you choose your vocation?
WLLB: Why do you think it is important to know and care about your neighbors?
TD: The better the relationships you have with you neighbors the more you can benefit from living in a location. From feeling safer to having richer daily experiences, having strong relationships with your neighbors makes your “home” that much more satisfying.
WLLB: Do you take pride in living in Long Beach? Why or why not?
TD: Yes! It was instilled in me by my Father. Again, it is special to have roots in a City and then have pride in helping it grow and prosper.
WLLB: Do you have any gifts, skills, and talents that you could share with the neighborhood? If so what might some of them be?
TD:The slogan for my company is “we create experiences that build meaningful relationships” and alot of our work revolves around live events. I am obviously focused on growing an annual youth futsal tournament at the moment for the youth in the City but would love to provide my skill sets to help create other events and experiences in the City.
WLLB: What are your hopes or dreams for your neighborhood?
TD:I am very pleased to see the direction Bixby Knolls is headed. I think at large Long Beach is headed in the right direction. As an owner of a small-business in Long Beach I feel like the City should continue to support start-ups and the creative community because it is the perfect fit for Long Beach and there is a ton of potential with this strategy.
WLLB: What is your favorite place in Long Beach? And Why?
TD:Any park in Long Beach. For me it is where I experienced community as a kid and it was very special to me. I know firsthand how wonderful a good experience at you local park can and SHOULD be. I see the future of the City in the Parks and want to help them both flourish.
If you know any amazing NEIGHBORS like Tim, then let us know. Maybe they show hospitality to their neighbors, share stuff with their neighbors, care for a sick neighbor, celebrate the neighborhood, or are just super loving and friendly to their neighbors. We would love to interview them about their incredible neighborgood experience. So please connect us to them.
Interested please email me: email@example.com or on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/welovelongbeach