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Your Co-op’s Board of Directors Role in Monitoring Our Expansion Project

Member-Owners of our food co-op may be familiar with the governance practice your board uses known as Policy Governance. Here’s a refresher, just in case. Member-Owners of our co-op elect and empower our board to act and make decisions on your behalf that are in the best interest of our enterprise. Your board is accountable […]

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Our Exciting Year of Growth!

2020 is here and promising to be an exciting year of growth and activity for our co-op as the physical work of the expansion starts to become more and more apparent. A lot of work has been done over the past few years. As a Member-Owner, I had been aware of this work, but over […]

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Co-op Holiday Spirit

I recently went to our co-op to pick up the turkey and pie I had ordered for Thanksgiving dinner with my family. It was Wednesday afternoon and the store had been running at full tilt since the previous Saturday.  Despite the business, everyone, staff, and shoppers all, seemed to be relaxed, happy to be there, […]

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2019 Annual Meeting Recap

On Friday, October 25, 2019, the Monadnock Food Co-op celebrated its ninth Annual Meeting with a gathering of over 150 Member-Owners. Each year the Board of Directors selects a “Cooperator of the Year” for special recognition of that individual’s commitment to the Cooperative Values of self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity, and solidarity. This year’s recipient […]

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Our Annual Meeting & Celebration is October 25th!

Everyone is welcome to join us for the 9th Annual Meeting and Celebration of the Monadnock Food Cooperative.  The celebrating begins at 5 PM on Friday, October 25th, at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel on Railroad Street in downtown Keene. You’ll be greeted by your friends and neighbors who, like you, value the community created by […]

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Meet Your Future Board Members

Once each month a dedicated group of nine people meets together with Michael Faber, our General Manager, and other staff leaders to monitor the strength and well-being of our co-op and to plan for its healthy future. We members of the board are guided by core documents, including a policy register defining the roles and […]

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The Communication Struggle

How can our co-op maintain communication with its members? It should seem like a straightforward answer in our always-connected, digital world. Communicating has never been so easy, but perhaps that’s what makes it so hard. We all have thousands of companies bombarding our inbox, sending us marketing messages via text message and obtrusive ads. There […]

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