March News: 1200 Owners!, 13 Sites!, Let’s Find Our GM & Secure Grants!!!
WE JUST PASSED 1,200 CO-OP OWNERS, the minimum we need to launch our Capital Campaign once we sign on our store location!
AND WHEN WILL WE FIND OUR SITE & OPEN OUR LOCALLY SOURCED, COMMUNITY-OWNED GROCERY STORE?
“I’m committed to having the store open THIS YEAR or die trying,” says real estate investor Rob Olney, our newest Board Director and head of our site search. “We have enough opportunities and enough members willing to support us – I think it’s easily achievable.”
It’s time to search for our General Manager, apply for grants, and prepare for our Capital Campaign.
Here’s how you can help …
Hiring Committee – Have HR or hiring experience? Help conduct our nationwide search for our General Manager and our Capital Campaign Coordinator! Join the Hiring Committee by e-mailing Lorne@assabetvillage.coop. Grant Writing Committee – Have grant writing, research, or editing experience? Help us apply for more than $500,000 in federal, state, and local grants! Join the Grant Writing Committee by e-mailing Lorne@assabetvillage.coop.Capital Campaign Committee – The Capital Campaign will match conventional bank funding and create a sustainable business that’s around for decades. There’s a role for EVERYONE, from phone banking to event planning to data tracking and more. Join the Capital Campaign Team by e-mailing Lorne@assabetvillage.coop. Event Tabling – Have fun behind our table and bring in excited new Owners at Earth Day festivals, farmers markets and more! Easy talking points are provided. E-mail Lorne@assabetvillage.coop to sign up!Become an Owner! – If you haven’t joined the Co-op, IT’S TIME! Your friends have joined. Your neighbors have joined. And the sooner you join, the faster we open our doors. Become an Owner TODAY by clicking here: http://assabetvillage.coop/co-op-owners/become-an-owner/