Photo © Chad Leverenz
This week has been an exciting one here at team Chicago Market.
We're all realizing something very exciting:
Once people hear about our vision of a local, sustainable, cooperatively run grocery store, they're hooked.
Chicago Market hosted two informational sessions this week. Nearly everyone who attended became an Owner on the spot (for a total of 13 new Owners).
More than that, though, these sessions generated some wonderful conversations about the Market.
We talked about our vision for the store, how we'll recruit employees, being a leader in environmental responsibility, how and when we'll seat our Board of Directors.
No flashy Power Point presentations necessary. Just some real, honest conversation (with fresh-baked treats for sustenance) about why Chicago Market is essential to our community. And we can feel the momentum building.
We're planning more one-on-one outreach very soon. More informational sessions, house parties and informal gatherings to answer questions about the co-op.
We hope to see you very soon.