Random is a good word. I hear it used quite a lot in an off-hand sort of way. I especially like it in the phrase “random acts of kindness.” However, at the recent BFC Annual meeting held at Scott Farm on Sunday, November 13th, the word “intentional” is what comes to mind – deliberate, planned, purposeful.
Within hours of the results of the recent election, I found myself focusing on the ways in which our cooperative needed to redouble its efforts, as the community hub that it is. Namely, it became so very clear that our welcoming retail space, though already comfortable to so many, needed to be that in spades.
I mentioned last month that I had been working on a report card, of sorts, of how we have been doing in reaching our Ends, the most global goals for our Co-op set by our board. I mentioned that early analysis was very promising on the price comparison front, and that I was heartened with the work that our buyers had been doing to address prices in our store.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Conspiracy to Cooperate and Thrive
December 2016 by Beth Neher and Wesley Pittman
Grounded in the do-it-yourself ethos of the 1970’s, the Brattleboro Food Co-op now needs all the help it can get in the 21st century. The BFC depends upon each of its members, each of its customers, and each of its employees for survival and for a positive community impact and contribution.
Each month we recognize a staff member for doing a great job at the Co-op. Staff are nominated by their colleagues and our committee which is made up of a diverse group from the Co-op team. We are proud to share the winners with you in our newsletters!