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Charlie Crystle
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Co-Founder & CEO of The Lancaster Food Company
Co-Founder & CEO of The Lancaster Food Company

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The Importance of Employee Ownership
I attended SOCAP 2017--a conference organized around social impact investment--about a week and a half ago. With a series of issues that arose at The Lancaster Food Company related to financing the company, I missed most of the sessions, which was frustrati...
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Lessons from the End of 2017
I'm not one for New Year's resolutions, but the time during (and after) a two-month pause in the mission we've worked on for over four years gave me a chance to rethink a lot of things and have come to some conclusions, some of which are new, but most aren'...
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The Great Arms Full of Bread Incident of 2017
My arms hurt from carrying a broken bag full of packaged bread and rolls, and I could feel myself sweating from hoofing it a half mile from the parking garage to the skyscraper where fifteen angel investors awaited their lunch and a possible future investme...
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Life by Design
I took some time off last week after endless weeks of working too much, traveling too much, reflecting too little, resting too little, all in for the sake of trying to build the business to a sustainable level, and honoring the work of the employees, our pa...
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Lancaster's Primary Election--Who I Support
It's a tough call for a lot of us left-leaners in Lancaster--three good candidates, especially Kevin and Danene. I like and respect Norman, but he moved back into the city just to run for Mayor, which, to me, isn't enough commitment. Whoever wins will face ...
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What I Want
Earlier this year I had an epiphany: I don't want this. It was like a bad movie scene where the heroine has all kinds of things going on around her, lots of noise and moving parts and she suddenly yells "stop!' Except it was less dramatic. I can't remember ...
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Obsessions: Dimming of the Day
I developed a bit of an obsession this Fall, going into the winter. It's not often I fall deeply in love, especially with a song--so deeply I can't play or listen to anything else. But this one hit me like Romeo and Juliet from Making Movies, with its line ...
Obsessions: Dimming of the Day
Obsessions: Dimming of the Day
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The Lancaster Food Company: 20,000 Loaves Donated
One of the biggest challenges of building a commercial bread company is handling unsold product, otherwise known as waste. From the beginning we donated any unsold product, initially to the Council of Churches Food Bank because I had a previous relationship...
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The Tree
The Tree
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The Tree
If we're friends on Facebook you might recognize this tree. This is the rambling story of the tree. For over a year I've posted this tree regularly. The Christmas tree from 2015:  The rain tree:  The New Year's Tree (2016) ...which earned a comment from my ...
The Tree
The Tree
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