Chicago Market Newsletter - August 2021
Announcing the Uptown Farmers Market RAFFLE!
AND, everyone who enters will also be entered into our October 27 Grand Prize drawing for $100 in CHICAGO MARKET BUCKS!Full details and rules here.
Capital Campaign is Coming!
Funding the buildout of our store takes Owner participation (in addition to a bank loan and TIF funding) and our Funding team is hard at work planning our capital campaign. It begins in September and is an opportunity for us all to invest in our community together - plan to be a part of it!
Please reach out to our Capital Campaign team at [email protected] if you would like to talk about furthering your investment or are interested in volunteering during the capital campaign.
Owner Growth Campaign is Coming!
Our Grow Your Community campaign starts soon and is designed for us all to reach out to our own individual networks to grow the strength of our Co-op.
But first! We're spreading the word that if you're a Founding Owner, there is a great opportunity for you to increase your support and commitment to the Co-op RIGHT NOW. It's called Leveling Up and you can find it here:
Leveling Up increases the Co-op's financial strength so it's your way to help us get open sooner. And becoming a Cultivating Owner means you'll be recognized in the store for your powerful support. And it can even be done via payment plan, so it's super easy.
So, You Want to Be a Board Member?
Our Annual Meeting is in September, so now's the time to think about whether you'd like to run for a Board position to help guide your Co-op. Register for one of our three info sessions here. (One of our sessions is tonight! Don't hesitate - come learn.)
Care for Real Celebrating 50 Years of Service
To honor their anniversary and build resources to serve our neighbors in new and better ways, Care for Real has a campaign to raise $50,000 in 50 Days. Please consider supporting this effort, which runs until August 31st! Listen to Care for Real's clients, volunteers, and donors as they share what Care for Real has meant to them over the past fifty years.
The number of clients Care for Real serves is only increasing, in both Edgewater and at the new Rogers Park pantry. At this pivotal moment, they need our support to realize their vision for a thriving community where all have access to healthy food and feel supported, respected, and deserving of care.
In the News
- Update: Mission Transition - learn how the Board steers the general manager, on your behalf.
- So, You Want to Be a Board Member? 7:00 - 8:30pm, Aug 10
- Uptown Farmers Market - 2:30 - 7:00pm, every Wednesday
- August 11 Board Meeting - 8:00-10:00pm, RSVP to receive Zoom link
Pop-Up Book Sale + Book Donation Drop-Off - 11:00 - 3:00pm, Aug 15
- Including Open House, Owner Tote Bag and SHOP Pick-up
- So, You Want to Be a Board Member? - 2:00 - 3:30pm, Aug 15
- So, You Want to Be a Board Member? - 11:00 - 12:30pm, Aug 21
- August 25 Board Meeting - 7:00-9:00pm, RSVP to receive Zoom link
- Online Co-op Café - 10:00-11:00am, Aug 28
- Annual Meeting - 7:00 - 8:30pm, Sept 23
News from Our Business Owners
Collective Resource Compost
Eight restaurants in Edgewater's SSA#26 are participating in a composting pilot program hauled by Chicago Market Business Owner Collective Resource Compost. These include: Alice & Friends' Vegan Kitchen, Edge of Sweetness, Lickity Split, Mango Pickle, Nebeb Restaurant, Nori Sushi Edgewater, Patio Beef and Uncommon Ground Edgewater. The Edgewater Environmental Coalition (EEC) was instrumental in recognizing the need and making it happen and Edgewater Chamber of Commerce provided the funds. Letting these restaurants know that sustainability is important to you, their customers, might make them more likely to continue composting when the pilot program is over.