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A Different Kind of Update - November 21, 2020

Sometimes it’s the very small things that impact you the most and that happened to me recently. 

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Feasibility Update - October 25, 2020

We're committed to keeping you updated even when progress is kind of behind-the-scenes.

Here's the video version:

or, read all about it:

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Funding Feasibility Update

One of our Owners emailed us last week with this question:  

"I’m interested in hearing the Board’s assessment of the fundraising market research report soon."

and we wanted to speak to it for all of you.

Prefer the video version of this email? Here you go:
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The Firebrand Feasibility Report

We are excited to share that the Firebrand Report shows an extremely viable business plan for our grocery store at the Gerber building!

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Annual Meeting 2020 Videos

Chicago Market is committed to the Seven Cooperative Principles and Principle #2 is Democratic Member Control. Owners exercise their rights each year in part by attending the Co-op's Annual Meeting, held this year on August 30 on Zoom. We recorded the full session and share it with you here, along with an excerpt from our guest speaker, Jacqueline Hannah. 

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Results of Firebrand Feasibility Study

For several months, we've been talking about our new feasibility study. We retained Firebrand Cooperative, a co-op consulting group, to help the Board decide whether the Gerber building was the right place for us - and more broadly, whether Chicago Market as we envisioned it was even possible to build. We now have the results of that work. 

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2020 Chicago Market Board of Directors Candidate Statements

 

All the candidates for the Board of Directors were asked a series of questions to help the Owners of Chicago Market make an informed decision. Here are their responses:

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Bylaw Amendments - 2020

In accordance with our Bylaws, the Board may propose Bylaw amendments for Ownership to approve. There are three amendments that will appear on Owner ballots this year. Voting will open just after our Annual Meeting on August 30, 2020 and all Owners will receive voting instructions via email at that time. 

Below are the amendments and reasoning for each. 

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Firebrand Presentation - 7.22.2020

At our July 22, 2020 Board meeting we heard directly from our operational feasibility pros at Firebrand. If you missed it, the full video (minus a minute we missed of the intro) and a brief synopsis are below.

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Owners Meeting Recording - Take Two

Chicago Market's Board welcomed 26 Owners on Zoom last week for a second chance to hear about our site updates in-person (well, as in-person as the current situation allows!), to answer questions, and most importantly, learn how they can lean in and support their Co-op. 

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