Sam McCormick is the General Manager at Assabet Co-op Market in Maynard, MA. They were born and raised in Philadelphia and have worn many different hats over the years. In addition to the years managing Mariposa Food Co-op in West Philly, they have spent time in co-op education, green construction, and business management and consulting in a variety of sectors. They are passionate about food sovereignty, anti-racism, and social equity work, and have tried to center these values in all of their pursuits. Sam is thrilled to be back working in the co-op sector and has relocated to Massachusetts with their partner for this work. Sam is bringing their wealth of experience in co-op management and green construction to the challenge of securing a site and opening Assabet’s store. Sam believes that community support is vital for a thriving consumer-owned co-op, and has already begun the work of deepening and strengthening Assabet’s connections with various groups and organizations in and around Maynard.
Director of Outreach & Communications
Lorne Bell is Director of Outreach & Communications at the Assabet Co-op Market, a startup in Maynard, Massachusetts. For four years, Lorne has grown the Co-op’s membership from just under 600 Owners to more than 1,600, building the Co-op Community and its brand through targeted outreach, events, and partnerships.