Chicago Market Newsletter - March 2019
Meet Our New Project Manager
Wynston is a consultant with CDS Consulting Co-op (CDS CC) who has expertise in project management, merchandising, retail department performance and operational improvement. She works for co-ops as interim general manager and project manager.
Up & Coming Co-op 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!
Chicago Market Board members were in Milwaukee two weekends ago alongside hundreds of other cooperators from around the country. We attended workshops led by pro co-op and business consultants and by our peers.
What topics did we dig into and learn about? [read to find out]
In the News
We were featured on FamilyFarmed's blog: Five Questions for EXPO Exhibitors
- Relive our Musician Showcase here
- On our blog:
Come on out and bring your non-Owner friends along!
Online Ownership Info Session - March 16, 13:00am (details and RSVP here)
Music Box Lounge Ownership Info Session - March 19, 7:00pm (details and RSVP here)
The Butcher's Tap Mixer - March 26, 6:00pm (details and RSVP here)
Chicago Market Book Club - Apr 9, 6:30pm (details and RSVP here)
Capital Campaign Coordinator: If you possess organizational, community outreach coordination, and fundraising chops, our contracted position for a Campaign Coordinator this spring may be just what you're looking for.
This uniquely qualified contractor works with our Owner Loan team and the Board to lead our Owner Loan Campaign, an investment program to help fund the build-out of our community Co-op! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to apply.
- Join our Capital Campaign team - we're filling out teams now: Planning, Communications, Admin, Calling and Closing. There's definitely a place for you to get involved. Contact email@example.com
- Help us garden! We have a plot in GrowUptown and would love a small team to garden it for us and plan for use of that food. Who's in? We'd send you to their orientation on March 28, so let us know soon. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Connect with the local food system and meet local farmers and producers at the Good Food EXPO. We'll be there at a table with our friends from the Dill Pickle and Rogers Park Food Co-op. Come say hi March 23.