Prairie Food Co-op Community Grocery

PFC Board Candidate - Emmarie Burger

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"I am a firm believer that eating well contributes to being healthier and staving off having to take medication or frequent trips to the doctor. I also believe in sustainability and reducing the carbon footprint by sourcing food closer to home and supporting local farmers."
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Owner Number 256
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Why are you interested in serving on the Prairie Food Board of Directors?
Current board member (2 terms) and hope to get re-elected! I have really enjoyed being a part of PFC and seeing it get to the point where we are ready to open our store.
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Employment: Please tell us about your past or present employment
Employee of McMaster-Carr Supply Company for 34 years where I held multiple different managerial and operational roles. I'm currently in HR.
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Which of the following areas do you have expertise? 
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Volunteer: Membership/Affiliation/Leadership Past and Present:
Prairie Food Coop, Glen Ellyn Backyard BBQ.
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What experience, education, and skills do you have that you feel will contribute to your effectiveness as a Prairie Food Director?
I enjoy volunteering my time and have helped out PFC in many different volunteer roles in during my terms as a board member and also I served a bit on the Ownership & Outreach committee for PFC as well. I am an organized & dedicated person when it comes to something I strongly believe in.
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What are your personal goals for Prairie Food Co-op?
Get the store open! Hire an awesome GM!
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What experience (if any) have you had with cooperatives, food or otherwise?
Before getting involved with PFC, I had only shopped at a few food co-ops.

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