A Sense of Common Purpose

To Our Community,

This weekend is Memorial Day, the unofficial start of summer. As we gather to celebrate the holiday, let us not forget the many before us who gave their all so we, as a society, can enjoy the freedom of speech and movement as we conduct our daily lives in a safe manner.

Society is not perfect because people are not perfect. But if, as a community, we approach every day with an open mind, a kind heart, and a sense of common purpose, we will continue to make progress as a society.

So, whether you intend to spend the holiday alone, with family or friends, please continue to do so safely and responsibly.

Enjoy. Be well. Be safe. I wish you all the best.

Onward and upward,


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Paul Guidone

Paul Guidone, CFA, spent the better part of four decades in the investment management business here and abroad. He held positions ranging from analyst through Deputy Chairman and Group CEO, at organizations such as Citigroup (US) and The HSBC Group (London and Hong Kong). He joined the Co-op in 2016 as the CFO and in 2018 became Strategic Advisor to the General Manager. Paul was appointed by the Co-op Board as interim General Manager in March 2020 and General Manager in September 2020. To contact, email

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