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Owner Toolkit

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Owner Toolkit

Ambassadors

 

Owner Toolkit

There are many ways you can get involved as an Owner of Chicago Market. Send an email to your community, post an update on Facebook, send a Tweet, volunteer at an event, host a party, work a table at an event. The co-op spirit is that people do what they feel comfortable doing. What interests you most?

  1. Send an Email
  2. Post on Facebook
  3. Send a Tweet
  4. Add/Adopt a Chicago Market badge
  5. Share our Brochure
  6. Volunteer
  7. Host a Party
  8. Staff a table

 

Send an Email

Sending an email to your friends, family, coworkers or anyone you think should become part of the Market is one of the best ways to share Chicago Market. Tweak the language on this template to send a personal appeal.

Post on Facebook

Share the Chicago Market love on Facebook:

 

I’m an Owner of Chicago Market, a new local, sustainable, cooperative grocery store coming to the North Side of Chicago. Help me grow this new community and create a big, beautiful, delicious place for us to buy local foods!

 

And remember, these posts are just a start. Feel free to get creative.

Send a Tweet

Let everyone know you’re part of Chicago Market by sharing tweets like this:

 

I’m an Owner of @ChicagoMKT, Chicago’s newest cooperative, sustainable grocery store. You should be too!  www.chicagomarket.coop (Tweet this)
Do you want to learn more about one of Chicago’s most-exciting local-food projects, @ChicagoMKT ? Learn more: www.chicagomarket.coop  (Tweet this)
Do you care about local food? Farmers? Jobs that pay a living wage? Get involved with  @ChicagoMKTwww.chicagomarket.coop  (Tweet this)

Add/Adopt a Chicago Market Badge

Add Chicago Market flair to your profile. Share the Chicago Market badge as a photo on your social networks. Make it your profile picture. Add one of our custom banners as your cover image. These images were made to be shared!

 

Share our Brochure

Sending an email? Share our terrific brochure as a PDF, or an easy link.

 

Volunteer

Getting out into the community for one-on-one conversations about Chicago Market is one of the most-powerful things we can do. To see the current list of scheduled events, check out the Chicago Market events page. We’ll also send emails looking for volunteers from time to time.

 

Want to officially join the street team? Email us or click on the Ambassador section below.

 

Host a Party

There are so many event possibilities for sharing
Chicago Market with
the world.

 

  • House Parties
  • Happy Hours
  • Hosted dinners
  • Pig Roasts

 

See below for more . . .

 

Staff a Table

Tabling —  setting up shop at a street fair, festival or other event to answer questions, share our excitement and hand out brochures, buttons and pens is an awesome way to get involved.

You don’t have to have all the answers. Simply sharing why you’re involved and why you became an Owner is a great start. See below for more . . .

 

 

 

 

              

AMBASSADORS

Join our street team of Chicago Market Ambassadors and tell the community about your food co-op. Here are your first steps:

  1. Use the Owner Toolkit! It's the perfect beginning.
  2. Learn More about Chicago Market
  3. Go Crazy on Your Social Media
  4. Distribute Materials
  5. Staff a Table
  6. Host an Event

 

Learn More about
Chicago Market

If you’re going to tell the co-op story, you’re going to get asked lots of questions. That’s great! But it’s nice to have the answers.

 

Read this FAQ about Chicago Market.

 

If you have any questions that aren't covered, just ask Email us - we’ll get you anything you need.

 

 

Go crazy on
your Social Media

The easiest way to spread the word is using the online network you’ve already built.

 

First, follow Chicago Market on  Facebook  and  Twitter.

 

We share news about the co-op as well as information on the co-op movement, local and organic food, and Chicago’s local-food movement.

 

Like, share and retweet anything you think your network will love!

 

Distribute Materials

Do you own a local business or know one that would be excited to join the Chicago Market community? Our posters look amazing in windows and on bulletin boards, and our brochures are bright and informative. You need collateral, we’ve got it! Email us to coordinate a pickup.

 

Staff a table

Getting out into the community for one-on-one conversations about Chicago Market is one of the most-powerful things we can do. Tabling —  setting up shop at a street fair, festival or other event to answer questions, share our excitement and hand out brochures, buttons and pens is an awesome way to get involved.

You don’t have to have all the answers. Simply sharing why you’re involved and why you became an Owner is a great start. Becoming familiar with our FAQ is a great second step. Email us to get started.

 

Host an event

There are so many event possibilities for sharing Chicago Market with the world. To see the current list of scheduled events, check out the  Chicago Market events page. We’ll also send emails looking for volunteers from time to time.

Happy Hours

Nothing gets a conversation started better than friends sharing a few drinks after work! Hosting a Chicago Market Happy Hour is easy and fun. We will help you get set up with a date, brochures and buttons and more. And we’ll try to make sure one of our leaders attends so they can tell people more-detailed information, and we’ll share the location in our newsletter.

 

 

House Parties

Cooperatives are built one Owner at a time. That’s why a great way to spread the word about Chicago Market is to host a house party! We will help make

hosting a house party as easy as possible. We can provide a kit with brochures and posters for your guests, buttons and pens to give away, tote bags for new Owners who join at the party and more. If you like, we can arrange for one our leadership team to come and speak to your group.

Interested? Here’s more information. (pdf)

Other Special Events

The sky’s the limit. If you want to plan something special and link it to Chicago Market, our Volunteer Owner Programs Coordinator can help you make it a reality. Email us to brainstorm and get your special event on the calendar.

 

  • Interested in volunteering or hosting an event? Email us.

 

  • Need something you don’t see here? We’re here to help! Email us.

 

Contact Chicago Market

Our leadership team is here to answer all of your questions and help you spread the word about Chicago Market. Feel free to contact any of us at any time.

 

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