where a customer can decide to get a bag for their purchase or a token (worth 5 cents) that can be placed inside 1 of 3 boxes that designated to a local charity or non-profit. They also donate clothes to local organizations and have even taken over charities to make sure the charity doesn’t fail. Spencer Block was the one responsible for making Buffalo Exchange a socially responsible company, having written a book called The Way of the Buffalo that explained how to run a socially conscience/responsible business. Unfortunately Spencer died in 2009, but Kerstin and daughter Rebecca still maintain the legacy. Buffalo Exchange is still currently owned and run by Kerstin Block with her daughter Rebecca Block as Vice President of the company. Chances are very likely that in the event Kerstin passes or decides to retire, Rebecca will be the one to take over the business. Having being exposed to the store and operations since the age of nine years old, Rebecca is privy to what is necessary for the business to thrive. This year marks the 40 th anniversary of Buffalo Exchange and it’s success. This business is an inspiration to many that you can be socially responsible and successful all while fulfilling a passion.
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