Chicago Market needs 1500 Owners to put ourselves in a position that secures a site and our financial future.
We're looking for 50 new Owners between now and the end of 2016, with our #cooplove campaign.
Here are easy things you can do to help now (and be entered to win some cool prizes, too!)
Invite your Facebook friends to Like our Page
The more "likes" a page has, the more Facebook will promote it to new audiences. Ask your friends to "like" our page - of course, they can opt in or not. If they do, they'll see us in their newsfeed, but we'll increase our reach to other audiences, too.
1. Navigate to the Chicago Market Facebook page here.
2. In the right column, click on "Invite Friends to like this page"
3. Choose "Chicago friends" to sort the list and scroll down, click everyone who might like to know about us. Done!
Participate in our Tag 5 Tuesdays on Facebook
Each Tuesday in December, share our "Tag 5 Tuesdays" post on Facebook and tag Chicago Market (@chicagocooperative) + 5 friends on Facebook who might want to know about us. You'll be entered into a drawing for some fun Chicago Market merchandise.
Get a Chicago Market Yard Sign (or other Chicago Market merchandise)
Get a handsome yard sign and show off your #cooplove in your yard, window, flower box... Wear our cool t-shirts. Carry a Chicago Market water bottle. You can order all of these here. If you're an Owner, you are entitled to a free totebag (if you don't have yours yet, let us know and we'll get it to you pronto!) and you can buy more...They make great accessories for farmers market visits and #shoppinglocal.
Give the Gift of Ownership
Is there someone in your life who would appreciate being part of our community? You can buy their Ownership for them as a gift. We'll put it in a pretty envelope and deliver it to you (or them) in time for the holidays, or you can add some extra fun by purchasing it in a gift basket with other Chicago Market goodies.
If we get to our goal of 50 new Owners by December 31, we'll have an REI gift card ($50 value) and an REI co-op membership ($20 value) to give away to one of these new Owners, too!
Ask us for Chicago Market pamphlets, posters, postcards, email templates
Do you work or play someplace where you can put out pamphlets or a poster? Folks you know would like to talk to us, but not sure how to make the introduction? We'll give you a sweet holiday postcard to mail, or some email ideas you can copy/paste into your own messages. Just ask.
Got another idea? Want to host an event, or volunteer? Send us a note. We can't wait to hear from you!