Ben Sandel


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CDS Consulting Co-op


Ben Sandel is a consultant with CDS Consulting Co-op and was the leader of Friendly City Food Co-op from its earliest meeting through its successful opening, most of that time as board president. He has been involved with co-ops since 1986 when he was the Friday tofu rinser at Honest Weight Food Co-op. (Ben is also an expert broccoli de-icer.)

Ben provides training and support in board leadership, governance and capitalization and loves working with startup food co-ops. He lives in Harrisonburg, Virginia and is part of the Harrisonburg – Rockingham Co-op Roundtable, a coalition of local co-ops dedicated to increasing awareness of co-ops.

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