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Update: We're well on our way but still have work to do

Much has happened since we provided our last update on the project and we're excited to share that there’s been quite a bit of activity in the past few months at Chicago Market.

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Update: Best of the Best Nomination


We're feeling pretty excited this week!

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Update: Finalized Governance Documents

One of our strengths is that we adhere to the Seven Cooperative Principles and Number 2 is Democratic Member Control.



So how does that work?

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Update: Uptown Farmers Market Review

Launching Uptown's first farmers market last year was a pretty big initiative for us. And the Uptown Farmers Market will be back in 2022!

As we look forward to planning for the second year, the Board takes full analysis of the first season seriously. Director Kate Grimm, part of the farmers market team, presented an overview of facts and learning in a recent Board meeting.

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Update: Grant Opportunity

One of the coolest things about co-ops is that they communicate regularly with each other and share information. It's Cooperative Principle #6 and a great example that we've benefitted from is this:

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Update: Project Management

We're reaching the point in our development where there are a LOT of moving parts to keep track of, so we have an exciting volunteer to introduce who is helping our GM manage it all. 

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Chicago Market Draft Renderings

We're excited to share that we have early-stage draft renderings of our store to help you feel it coming to life!

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2021 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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Update: Mission Transition

Bringing Dan Arnett, our general manager, onboard this spring is an exciting step forward for your Co-op. So how does the Board manage and guide him and make sure he opens the grocery store we, the Owners, have all been dreaming of?

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Update: The Scoop from Our GM on the New Market Study

Hello, Cooperators!

Chicago Market commissioned a new market study recently by G2G – a firm that largely specializes in food co-op market analysis. While we have had two other studies in the past, the market is always evolving, as are our plans and opportunities. We also need to have fresh data to aid in our capitalization efforts. That data is in – and it looks very promising!

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