Chicago Market Newsletter — October 2022
Owners Approve New Principles for Chicago Market
Chicago Market has always held the internationally recognized Seven Cooperative Principles as guides, and we've committed to following them in our Bylaws and Policy Governance documents.
But we know we can hold ourselves accountable to more, so it's exciting that our Owners have also now approved the Board's recommendation to add six additional principles to guide us in our work:
8 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
9 Concern for Ecosystems
10 Concern for Workers
11 Skilled Cooperative Management
12 Strategic Leadership
13 Innovative Culture
As our GM Dan notes:
"Chicago Market is doing exactly what was hoped for when the international principles were updated in 1995 to the seven we commonly see — we are adapting them to our time and place while embracing the wisdom passed on to us. Our 13 principles are well suited to help guide us to reach our collective potential and endure as a cooperative resource for generations."
Welcome New Director — Howie Bollinger
Please welcome your new director, Howie Bollinger. to the Board. We're excited to have a new voice and new energy on our Board. Orientation is under way and you'll see him in tonight's October Board meeting.
Building Community Connections Through Food — farmers markets are hubs for community connections between neighbors, businesses, nonprofits, and even musicians