This group of people have put heart and soul (plus a whole lot of time, effort and personal finances) into bringing a co-op grocery store to Burlington, NC. The founding board members of Company Shops Market are an example of how people can put aside their perceived differences and join together for the common good. Despite a wide range of political ideology, religious views and philosophical outlook, the Board brought their collective strengths to the table in collaboration. In a seminar today, the speaker spoke about his definition of teamwork. T.E.A.M. Together Everyone Achieves More. I think that is a very appropriate description of a co-op business. Nate and I are so proud of you all and are so glad that we have had the opportunity to be involved with this effort of many. ~ Sarah
Company Shops Market Coop Grocery’s Founding Board Members
(l-r, top-bottom) Eric Henry, Sharon Dent, Patrick Harmon, Caroline Ansbacher, David Williams, Sam Moore (Ret.), Bill Moser, Bob Hykes (Ret.). Not pictured: Charles Sydnor, Rusty Holt, Pete Burgess.
This is a portrait shot I took of Nate while I was testing out the lighting.
Thank you to Stephen Walter for assisting us with the shoot :)