Perfect Cuts Barbershop proprietor, Gary Cooper, recently partnered with Ronnie’s Organic Community Store owned by Minister Whitney Bain, who aims to cater to the health and well-being of customers by providing organic, natural, gourmet snacks as well as local products that are nutritionally beneficial and makes a difference in the overall personal care of the wider community.
Ronnie’s Organic Community Store opened in Perfect Cuts Barbershop on Monday, March 19 and according to Cooper, “Firstly, I would like to thank the Grand Bahamian community for their unwavering support over the past 29 years.
“In an effort to put real focus on the health and well-being of the whole man, Perfect Cuts decided to partner with Ronnie’s Organic, which provides wholesome healthy snacks for everyone. Furthermore, one of our goals is to conduct free health screenings for clients, as oftentimes men tend to neglect their health and discover issues when they are too far gone.”
Cooper said, “Not only will our clients receive a wonderful haircut and facial grooming but they will have the opportunity at various intervals to have their glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol checked, receive medical updates and advice as well as be able to purchase healthy snack from Ronnie’s Organic.
“Catering to the needs of the whole man health-wise, physically and spiritually will no doubt help both businesses to succeed. As a matter of fact, I believe it is a dynamic fit for Perfect Cuts and Ronnie’s Organic, one which all clients will appreciate as well as it will assist men on taking a more vested interest in their health and get our young boys to learn from the examples set by their fathers, brothers and those local heroes whom they are inspired by.”
Modeled on the premise of the old and reliable corner store that assisted burgeoning families back in the 1960s and 1970s, Ronnie’s Organic according to Bain seeks to help communities through various initiatives that includes combating the rise and entrenchment of chronic lifestyle health issues such as diabetes, hypertension and heart disease through the introduction of healthy snacks, food and drink options.
Currently supporting local and neighboring entrepreneurs, Bain revealed, “Ronnie’s Organic has a local focus in that we aim to assist local artisans from the Family Islands such as, but not limited to Abaco and Inagua.
“We see Ronnie’s Organic in the same light as the community corner store of yesteryear that once served as the end all be all for everyone providing medicine, food and other supplies.
“Quite often persons then, did not have the money they needed to purchase items such as rice, shortening and more but they would send their children to the store with a list, which would be passed onto the shopkeeper, who would pull out a book documenting everything and later the bill would be settled by week’s end.
“While Ronnie’s Organic is not in that position as yet, we do seek to create initiatives and programs to actually help persons in our community; we are looking to accomplish an initiative where school fees are concerned,” said Bain.
“We hope to provide healthy snacks to schools across Grand Bahama. Of course, this initiative will commence April 16, 2018.
“Truly I am elated that Mr. Cooper has been opened to allowing Ronnie’s Organic to occupy a place in Perfect Cuts and see this business as something that would enhance his shop offerings, while engaging in a partnership that helps cater to the needs of the whole man.”
Bain thanked Cooper for his support and partnership as well as expressed his delight that customers also enjoyed the fact that personal care products made by Bahamian artisans such as Organic Hibiscus Hair Growth Oil (locally produced), Organic Coconut Oil (locally produced) and Artisanal handmade soaps (locally produced) can be bought there too.