Why Make An Owner Loan?
Ellie Poley and her wife, Brittany Alsot, Owner #943, distilled their motivation for making a loan in our Owner Loan Campaign (OLC) simply and compellingly. Thanks to both of them (and their cat)!
Introducing Maureen George (and family!)
Please welcome Maureen, Sean, Brenna and Conor to Chicago Market, Owner #1535!
Owner Katie Lopes Connects With Her Vegetable Farm
Chicago Market Owner Katie Lopes, #917, is pretty connected to where her food comes from so we’re bringing you her story of a recent farm visit. Our vision is a store that helps shoppers stay connected to their food and farmers.Read more
New Owner Bridget Janso has the perfect antidote to being 'Blue'
With her sweet pooch, Blue, in tow, one of Chicago Market's newest Owners, Bridget Janso #1508, has a list of things she'd like to see come to life once our Co-op opens. But first...here's a little about her and her brood.
Up & Coming 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!Read more
Rosemary Metzger Wants a Grocery Store Where She Has a Voice
Rosemary Metzger, Owner #1495, has a vision for ways her grocery Co-op can help her. Read how.
The Producer's Perspective from Meliora Cleaning Products
We're excited to bring you a guest blog post from Kate Jakubas, Owner #406, who has a producer's perspective on the value of Chicago Market in our city.
In early 2013, probably right around when you were starting to get some traction on the Chicago Market idea, I had a little seed of an idea that I wanted to make cleaning products.
Welcome New Owner Martha Feldman!
Martha Feldman, Owner #1515 joined us recently and we're excited to get to know her.
The WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE, AND WHY OF Business Ownership
Readers of Chicago Market’s blog – and attendees at our Co-op events – often hear us refer to Chicago Market’s “Business Owners.” We’ve started to get questions about who they are, what they do – and what the benefits of Business Ownership are. To answer these queries, we’re taking the classic journalism approach to deliver everything you need to know about this great opportunity to support Chicago Market – and your business, too!Read more
Uptown Resident Connie Smith joins Chicago Market!
Connie Smith was one of the Uptown residents who signed up to become an Owner of Chicago Market at the Up & Under Fest on September 15! Learn more about her here....