Expansion Updates

Aug 25, 2017 Expansion Update

Posted by Charlene Elderkin on Aug 26, 2017 4:36:57 PM

Thanks to Wieser Brothers for providing us these updates. We are also posting them in the Co-op. Here's what happened last week and what to expect this week.  Weekly Job Status Report 8-25-2017:

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Expanding on a Solid Foundation

Posted by Jan Rasikas, General Manager on Aug 26, 2017 7:00:00 AM

A big shout out and THANK YOU to the VFC Owners who have invested in Class C shares! We’re steadily moving toward our $1 million goal. You may ask, “How can we begin the project if we haven’t raised all of the owner equity?” Our local lender, Bank of Cashton, is confident in our success and supports us with a bridge line of credit if we need it; this allows us to take advantage of the summer weather to keep us moving on construction. We are underway and our cherished Co-op will soon have some exciting new ways to serve you.

I believe in this project and understand the great responsibility that the VFC Owners and Board of Directors have entrusted me with to do what is best for the Co-op and the community. VFC is my family, my community, and my passion; nothing could make me jeopardize its well-being. Our Co-op has become an essential part of life here for many folks. Every step we take to provide healthy food choices to our families will take us closer to our mission of healthy individuals, a healthy community, and a healthy planet.

VFC always was and always will be a community-owned co-op. Owner/community wants and needs inform every decision we make through their purchases, surveys and direct input – but ultimately someone must be held accountable for business decisions. Our Board functions as your representatives in this democracy – and this is how cooperative businesses function all around the world.

It’s refreshing to see owners care so strongly that they want to have deeper involvement in this Co-op expansion. Still, please know that we must consider and make decisions that best represent all Co-op owners and shoppers.

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Aug 18, 2017 Expansion Update

Posted by Charlene Elderkin on Aug 18, 2017 11:04:19 AM

Thanks to Wieser Brothers for providing us these updates. We are also posting them in the Co-op. Here's what happened last week and also what to expect this week per Weiser Brothers' Weekly Job Status Report 8-18-2017:

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VFC Staff share excitement at #wecantwait event

Posted by Bjorn Bergman on Aug 17, 2017 3:02:58 PM

Last night we hosted a very successful #wecantwait VFC Expansion Open House at the Rooted Spoon Kitchen Table from 5-8pm with about 40 VFC owners and community members attending. The event was an opportunity for attendees to learn about our expansion through our wonderful staff. Staff members from our marketing, customer service, grocery, produce, deli and staff services department gave presentations at 5:30 and 7:00pm that guided attendees through our expansion floor plans and outlined what to expect and what they are excited for. Here are some highlights from their presentations:

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Aug 14, 2017 Expansion Update

Posted by Charlene Elderkin on Aug 14, 2017 10:09:47 AM

Thanks to Wieser Brothers for providing us these updates. We are also posting them in the Co-op. Here's what happened last week and what to expect this week:

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Tags: Expansion