Ellwood Thompson's and Conscious Capitalism

At Ellwood Thompon’s (ET) we believe that what we do is beyond just making money.  Our ET mission: To aspire to be the heart & soul of our community through a commitment to local and organic food, is what we focus on when making decisions. We are passionate about making a positive impact on the community and marketplace. At ET business means we are competing to make the world a better place through the service and products that we provide.  A new ideology called “conscious capitalism” embraces some of our ideas.

Conscious capitalism is an emerging form of capitalism that holds the potential for enhancing corporate performance while simultaneously advancing the quality of life for our communities. This idea has become a movement that challenges business leaders to re-think why their organizations exist and to acknowledge their company’s role in the marketplace and community.  The Richmond Times Dispatch featured a story this Sunday (January 22, 2012) that includes comments from companies that have said they embrace Conscious Capitalism, as well as comments from Rick Hood, the owner of Ellwood Thompson’s Local Market.  Click here to read the article and learn more.