Chicago Market is kicking off 2016 with a new initiative, designed to grow our ownership base while supporting local businesses. Businesses can now become Owners of the co-op.
They’ll have all the same rights and rewards as individual, household Owners. A designated business representative will hold voting rights for the co-op. Plus, Chicago Market will promote our Owner businesses via social media and through a new directory of local-business supporters.
We’re delighted Cantina 1910, a new Mexican restaurant in Andersonville (that’s co-owned by Chicago Market Board member Mike Sullivan) has signed on to become our first Owner business.
Supporting Chicago Market is an easy way to improve the local foodshed by giving farmers a reliable, large-scale venue in which to sell their goods, Sullivan says. Plus, it will be a boon to consumers:
“As a restaurant that focuses on sourcing its ingredients from within 200 miles of Chicago all year round, Cantina 1910’s mission and vision align perfectly with those of Chicago Market,” Sullivan says. “We want Chicagoans to be able to enjoy the amazing products the farmers and other suppliers we call neighbors provide not just in our restaurants, but on their family dinner tables as well.”
If you have any questions about Chicago Market Ownership, contact Kelly at [email protected] today.
To become a Business Owner, click here.