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This is the first of the monthly LA Blog Club meetups and the topic of discussion is “How Bloggers Work With Major Chains” If you are an LA blogger then this is a chance both to be in on something at the start great and to learn more about how to work with Whole Foods as a company.


Wednesday, February 15, 2012, 6:30 PM


Whole Foods Tarzana
18700 Ventura Boulevard, Tarzana, CA

The event sponsors ArabicaDabra Coffee put out a release saying

“ArabicaDabra’s “coffee with a conscience” business model comes from the passion of the company’s founder and CEO Jackie Mendelson – a lifelong non-profit advocate who has spent nearly three decades helping victims of homelessness and HIV/AIDS in the U.S. and in poverty-stricken regions in Rwanda, Kenya, Zambia, Honduras and India. ArabicaDabra Coffee Company makes it possible to purchase livestock, looms and other precious resources for the farmers growing coffee beans in the source countries.

Mendelson’s mission to support micro-enterprise development and fair trade mirrors Whole Foods Market’s core values – a “Whole Foods – Whole People – Whole Planet” philosophy. “We both have common goals when it comes to concern for the environment while providing the very best and freshest products,” Mendelson says. “When you purchase our fairly traded coffee you strengthen our passion to support the sustainability of coffee growers that use environmentally responsible farming methods around the globe. “

The choice to bring ArabicaDabra into Whole Foods Market was an easy one, according to Tarzana store manager, George Khoury. “We share the same beliefs and vision for good business practices and how to best serve the community and growers. We both care about sustainability and how to make a bigger impact on the world. It was a natural partnership.” ”

For more information about the blog club see http://www.meetup.com/Los-Angeles-Blog-Club/