March 2019 Newsletter

Chicago Market Newsletter - March 2019

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!

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.

Please welcome Wynston Estis to your Co-op! [read more


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]



Upcoming Events

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)


Job Opening

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 [email protected] 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 protected]
  • 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 [email protected]

Partner News

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. 

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