AUNE alumnus Sam Boduch, MBA ’11, and his partner, Amy Crosby, were recognized at the recent New Hampshire Social Business and Microfinance Forum as one of eight Community Track finalists, for his social business idea, ReRootEd.
ReRootEd, LLC, is a local food aggregation and farm-branding company working for a vibrant agricultural economy on the Seacoast in which restaurateurs, grocers, hospitals, and schools have access to locally grown food. ReRootEd provides assistance to farmers and transparency in the supply chain for seamless distribution to restaurants and other buyers.
Taryn Fisher, assistant professor in AUNE’s Department of Management, also attended the forum, which was held at the University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire, on September 30.
Professor Muhammad Yunus, 2006 Nobel Laureate, was the forum’s keynote speaker. The topic of the forum was the history and current status of the microcredit movement, which Yunus initiated in the early 1980′s in Bangladesh through the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh, an innovative business concept created to combat poverty.