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Why the Co-op's Owner Loan Campaign Matters

Have you noticed something special is happening with Chicago Market? Perhaps you read an email or you’ve seen postings on social media about our Owner Loan Campaign? It would be perfectly reasonable for you to be aware of our capital campaign and still wonder what it is and why bother doing it?

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What the Owner Loan Campaign is Teaching Me About Chicago Market Owners

As we work to raise $1.8 million from Owners during our Owner Loan Campaign, I have been talking with a lot of them at our Happy Hours and coffee shop events, and I’ve learned something about them from their questions.

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Two More Owners Make Loans!

Chicago Market is thrilled to thank two more Owners who have made Owner Loans!

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Why Make An Owner Loan?

Ellie Poley and her wife, Brittany Alsot, Owner #943, distilled their motivation for making a loan in our Owner Loan Campaign (OLC) simply and compellingly. Thanks to both of them (and their cat)!

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Introducing Maureen George (and family!)

Please welcome Maureen, Sean, Brenna and Conor to Chicago Market, Owner #1535! 

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Owner Katie Lopes Connects With Her Vegetable Farm

Chicago Market Owner Katie Lopes, #917, is pretty connected to where her food comes from so we’re bringing you her story of a recent farm visit. Our vision is a store that helps shoppers stay connected to their food and farmers.

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New Owner Bridget Janso has the perfect antidote to being 'Blue'

With her sweet pooch, Blue, in tow, one of Chicago Market's newest Owners, Bridget Janso #1508, has a list of things she'd like to see come to life once our Co-op opens. But first...here's a little about her and her brood.

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Meet Our New Project Manager

One of the major milestones in a co-op's development is hiring a Project Manager and we're bringing one on right now!

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Up & Coming Conference Recap

How do start-up grocery co-ops like ours learn from experts and peers? The annual Up & Coming Food Co-op Conference is one of the many ways!

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Owner Drew Roley Wants His Co-op to be Connected to the Community

Uptown Owner Drew Roley, #1507, is a voice in favor of the Co-op being an engaged part of the community. "Concern for Community" is one of the seven cooperative principles we adhere to so we couldn't agree more!

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