Michael Girkout, president of Alvarado Street Bakery, received the Cliff Adler Heart in Business Award at Natural Products Expo East in Boston. The award was established in 1989 to honor a member of the industry who embodies the qualities Adler was admired for: integrity, humor, problem-solving, hard work and heart.
Alvarado’s CEO, Joseph Tuck, and marketing assistant Jennifer Baggett say that Girkout has worked at the bakery, a worker-owned co-op, for more than 20 years. His co-workers credit him for both the bakery’s growth and sustainability.
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