Prairie Food Co-op Community Grocery

Sam Jaber

 sam jaber

  • Hometown: Lombard
  • Owner #: 677
  • Term: Elected in 2018. 1st term ends June 2021

Why are you interested in serving on the Prairie Food Board of Directors?
I love being active and the desire to grow within the community.

Employment: Please tell us about your Past or Present Employment 
Currently Self Employed with my insurance business. Grocery expertise: I grew up in the grocery store industry, helping my grandpa at his business, United Brothers, from an early age. In collaboration with the owner, I helped open Country Squire Grocery in Park Forest, IL. I ran the deli at Steve's Mart in Lombard for 3 years. I helped establish the layout and which products and services to offer at both stores. I later worked as a deli salesmen with Boars Head for 7 years.   

Volunteer: Membership/Affiliations past and present
Co-Commissioner for D89 Basketball league

Volunteer: Leadership positions held past and present
Co-Commissioner for D89 Basketball league, coaching Football, Baseball, Basketball & Soccer

Which of the following areas do you have expertise?
Management, Marketing/Public Relations

Please provide details on any marked expertise below
Managed a Ma & Pa mini mart with social media marketing.

What experience, education, and skills do you have that you feel will contribute to your effectiveness as a Prairie Food Director? 
Communications/Broadcasting Major (Radio-TV-Video-Audio), Valid Illinois Health & Life License No: 18022847 (expires 2-28-20)
Detail oriented with strong organizational abilities. Excellent collaboration and communication skills

What are your personal goals for Prairie Food Co-op?
Looking forward to seeing the location grow and help the community become closer to each other.

What experiences have you had with food co-ops in the past?
NA

What do you hope to achieve from your board experience? 
Knowledge and help grow the business with my expertise.

Invest in a place to shop that you can call your own.
Together we really can do this.

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