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Join Us in Celebrating Black History Month

Here at Big Y, we are extremely proud of the growing diversity and accomplishments within the Big Y family and communities. Meet some of our colleagues who are contributing to the richness of our Big Y culture!

- EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT -

Katrice

Katrice has spent 24 years with Big Y as a Booth Clerk at our West Springfield, MA store.

“I work at the customer service desk where I interact with customers that speak various languages. There’s a real sense of family when you come to Big Y.”

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Kamar

Currently an Assistant Meat Sales Manager,
Kamar has been in our Longmeadow, MA store for 5 years.

“I love the work I do and how I can always learn new ways to be more proficient at what I do.”

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Jill

Jill has been with us for the last 23 years.
She is currently the Bakery Sales Manager in our Longmeadow, MA store.

“When customers come into the Big Y Bakery, there is always a look of excitement. Being able to provide customers with my creations is always enjoyable.”

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Lorine

Lorine is the Assistant Produce Sales Manager in our Monroe, CT store and has been serving her community for 27 years.

“Do not tell me I can’t do something….
I will succeed in my job and am willing to share what I know with others.”

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Wayne

Wayne is proud of his 20 years with Big Y. Currently, a Produce/Floral Sales Sales Manager.

“I love the company, I like to train people
and I put emphasis on quality.
Happy team, happy store!”

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Nicole

In her third year with us, we’re happy to have Nicole in the receiving department of the Milford, CT store.

“I enjoy being a part of the company/team.
We are striving for the best with our customers in providing customer service and caring for their needs.”

 

 

Community Resources

The Big Y communities have many connections to meanings and messages of Black History Month and we’re proud to promote the knowledge, culture and heritage in our area. Here are a few.

 

THE DEAN OF THE
CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT

A. Phillip Randolph, advisor to presidents, advocate for the African American labor movement, mentor to Dr. Martin Luther King. Today, a statue of him stands in Boston’s Back Bay commuter rail station.

 

 

THE CONNECTICUT
FREEDOM TRAIL

Leaning on their dreams and following the North Star, men, women and children fled the South in droves. There are stops along the underground railroad throughout Connecticut and Massachusetts that many don’t even know exist.

 

 

SOJOURNER TRUTH MEMORIAL

In Florence, MA stands a memorial to a woman who changed the game for marginalized people everywhere, particularly women of color.

 

 

WILLIAM MONROE
TROTTER HOUSE

Newspaper man and outspoken advocate for people of color throughout the 20th century, William Monroe Trotter lived in the house on Sawyer Avenue in Dorchester, MA for most of his life.

 

 

W.E.B. DU BOIS
BOYHOOD HOMESITE

As a writer, advocate and NAACP icon, Du Bois was the first African American to graduate from Harvard. The Great Barrington, MA site of his boyhood home is a National Historic Landmark that honors him with interpretive walking tours and more.

 

 

HARRIET BEECHER
STOWE CENTER

It’s a unique monument to a woman whose international legacy began with a simple 266-page book with an immensely powerful message of social justice. Uncle Tom’s Cabin secured Harriet Beecher Stowe’s place in history and the place you can celebrate her is her home in Hartford, CT.