Program: We Are Market Basket: Book Presentation with author Grant Welker

Thursday, September 15, 2016 @ 6:00 p.m.

The Athol Public Library presents
We Are Market Basket: Book Presentation with author Grant Welker
Thursday September 15, 2016
6:00 to 8:00

Large Program Room
Join us for a book presentation with Grant Welker, author of We Are Market Basket: The Story of the Unlikely Grassroots Movement that Saved a Beloved Business. 
The presentation will be followed by Q&A and discussion.
After long-time CEO Arthur T. Demoulas was ousted by his cousin Arthur S. Demoulas, the company’s managers and rank-and-file workers struck back.  Risking their own livelihoods to restore the job of their beloved boss, they walked out, but they didn’t walk far.  At huge protest rallies, they were joined by loyal customers–leaving stores empty.  Suppliers and vendors stopped deliveries–rendering shelves bare.
Politicians were forced to take sides.  The national media and experts were stunned by the unprecedented defense of an executive.  All openly challenged the Market Basket board of directors to make things right. Grant Welker covered the Market Basket story from the start as a reporter for the Lowell Sun. Books will be available for purchase after the talk.
Grant Welker covers the city of Lowell for the Lowell Sun, where he has worked since 2012. He was previously a reporter at the Herald News in Fall River, and has worked in journalism for nearly 10 years.
His coverage of the Market Basket story included about 80 news articles for The Sun, coverage that earned him two New England Newspaper& Press Association business-reporting awards. He has also been recognized by the New England Newspaper & Press Association for prior reporting on education, social issues, crime, transportation and the environment.
Made possible by the Friends of the Athol Public Library.
Free and Open to the Public
Please call 978-249-9515 to register.