Centresa is a collaborative association of small businesses, not-for-profit organizations, learners and advocates. We believe in our individual businesses and charitable causes. We believe in cooperation and collaboration in service of the larger community. We believe that change begins within each of us and that as we grow, we change our community. We are nonpolitical and non denominational, welcoming all who enjoying working together, being creative, finding a new way. The business models of the 19th and 20th centuries were fun while they lasted but, baby, it’s time for something new. It’s time to work together; it’s time to meet the challenges; it’s time to build new community solutions.
You don’t need to do Great Things, but the little things you are doing in your sphere of influence can be done with great conviction, great wisdom, great beauty and great love.
Centresa members are committed to conducting business in a socially responsible manner. That means we look beyond our own profits to examine the consequences of our actions. How are people, the planet, and our communities affected by what we do? Our customers will understand that when we spend a few extra pennies to avoid being unhealthy, unfair, or disrespectful. And we believe they will respect us for making that choice. Because in our hearts, we are good. We are generous. We enjoy meaningful work. Sometimes we smile and we step aside and we let the other person go first. Why should it not be the same in our businesses?