Board's Eye View

Co-op IQ: Equity

Posted on Mon, Oct 08, 2018 @ 06:26 PM

"The equity of a co-op comes from its membership and serves multiple benefits... Building our equity is an important part of our balance sheet and long term financial health."

Due to my work at CROPP Cooperative (aka Organic Valley), and my longtime work with and dedication to retail cooperatives for my sustenance and community, I am constantly thinking about how we can build and grow a “cooperative movement.” What does that even mean, how are co-ops manifesting themselves today, and what can we do to encourage more?

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Tags: Board of Directors, Annual Owners Meeting, VFC Election, Co-op Equity

Autumn 2018 Board News & Views

Posted on Thu, Sep 13, 2018 @ 06:54 PM

Many Thanks for Your Support!

As we near the end of the huge undertaking of our co-op expansion, many thanks are needed. Thanks to the owners and shoppers who have supported us during the major shifts, both within and outside our co-op. Thanks to the employees who have worked diligently in moving stock, again and again, to accommodate the contractors’ efforts – and kept smiling during challenging times. Thanks to the management for tirelessly dealing with the myriad of details and long hours to bring this project to completion. Thanks to the investors who allowed our co-op the ability to afford such a formidable investment in our local food system. And thanks for having faith that our shared future is bright here in our community.

After the last nail is hammered and the last bit of dust is swept away, we are hosting a Grand Reopening Celebration. The celebration begins at noon on Thursday, November 8th, with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony outside the entrance. The fun and fantastic savings carry on through Saturday, November 10 – with exciting giveaways, lots of free samples, cooking demos, flash sales, live music, kids activities, and more! Please join us to celebrate this major step in our shared history.

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Tags: Board of Directors, Annual Owners Meeting, VFC Election

We want YOU - to attend the Viroqua Food Co-op Annual Owners Meeting

Posted on Thu, Aug 29, 2013 @ 08:30 AM

We want YOU! Yes really. We want you to attend the VFC Annual Owners’ Meeting. Mark your calendar for this year’s AOM Thursday, October 10 from 6-8pm at Rooted Spoon Kitchen Table. Dinner is free, but you must RSVP! To save your spot, sign up at the Co-op or e-mail the VFC outreach coordinator with any dietary needs (vegetarian, gluten-free, etc.) at: outreach@viroquafood.coop

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Tags: Annual Owners Meeting, Announcements

Be a Proud Viroqua Food Co-op Owner

Posted on Tue, Nov 20, 2012 @ 10:01 AM

With the holidays approaching, the Viroqua Food Co-op Annual Owners Meeting was the perfect kick off (for you football fans) or appetizer (for you foodies). This year, we had a fantastic turn out. It might have had to do with the temptation of the delicious food, but I really feel that it has to do with the positive vibes among the owners and the fact that we have much to celebrate and to be proud of. I believe I heard the words, “The VFC gives more to this community than Wal-Mart.” Now let’s put that on a t-shirt! General Manager Jan Rasikas shared about “the numbers” but also about the VFC’s outreach.

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Tags: Annual Owners Meeting