You Make It Happen; Danny Paisner, 2013 Award Winner

Our 2013 “You Make It Happen” award recipient, Danny Paisner, has been an actively participating member of NECA for decades. He is a very familiar face. In fact, it’s unusual, and noticed, when he’s not in the room, on the bus, at a Board meeting, on the links.

Here are some of the hints we provided in our award presentation since we never let the recipient know he or she is the one.


  • He was born in Brookline, grew up in Newton and is a graduate of Tufts University
  • He didn’t join the family business right away: He was a Budweiser representative on his college campus, sold vacuum cleaners door to door, and worked for a few years trying… unsuccessfully… to sell Hanna Car Wash equipment.
  • He may have missed his son’s first home run in little league---there were not very many --- but is a” Keeper of the Flame” Award Winner.
  • If he didn’t wash cars, he would be a graphic designer.

Some personal preferences and information:

  • He travels a lot and Marriott is his favorite hotel chain.
  • He doesn’t know his favorite color because he’s color blind.
  • His hobbies include skiing, softball and … drinking.
  • But, he drinks a healthy green juice concoction everyday

You all know that our honoree has worked as partners with his brother for the past 30 years at ScrubaDub and is a past president of the NECA. Our honoree also is deeply committed to giving back to his community. ScrubADub is well known for its charitable work but lesser known is what Danny does on his own. Danny took off time from his busy schedule to go to Africa to teach entrepreneurship and deliver school supplies. He often can be found at the MA Avenue Baptist Church in Cambridge soup kitchen preparing meals for the poor. He spearheaded a fundraiser to benefit the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing.

Danny has never rested in his efforts for NECA, and we are so very grateful for his creativity, energy and commitment. He truly does make it happen!


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