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March 31, 2022

Season 4, Episode 25: #EHSCareerMonth - Jackie Bassett, Class of 2018, Founder & CEO of FD Market


We close out #EHSCareerMonth with a focus on Emmaus High School Class of 2018 graduate Jackie Bassett. She is the Founder and CEO of FD Market, which is a “a sustainable goods shop and zero-waste refillery. We're on a mission to make sustainable living obtainable and beautiful for everyone.” She does not have a linear path to business ownership, rather through a collection of experiences, both good and bad, established her values and ideas to create a thriving store, which is getting ready to open a second location in Easton.

Some of the topics discussed in this episode include:

  • Jackie's EHS experience and how it didn't always work for her
  • Inspiration for her business while on a trip with the National Parks Club
  • The path Jackie took to business ownership
  • Sustaining a business during the pandemic
  • What people don’t know about owning their own business
  • Satisfaction of giving back to your high school and the local community
  • Career advice for current students

To find out more about Jackie and the FD Market, visit https://fdmarketco.com/ or check out the store at 348 Main St., Emmaus, PA 18049

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Musical Credit

Thanks to Eli Heckman, Class of 2025 for providing the music in today's episode!