As the co-op prepares to open a new store in Kansas City, Kansas, your board of directors recognized the immediate need to seek representation from within the KCK community. To that end, we voted at our April meeting to increase the amount of board seats from seven to nine, and to begin recruiting two new members to fill those seats. Today, we are excited to introduce you to our two new board members, Victor Aguilar and Rachel Jefferson..
On Saturday, June 8 Nancy O’Connor, The Merc Co+op’s Education & Outreach Director, was awarded the Cooperative Innovation and Achievement Award at the Consumer Cooperative Management Association’s annual conference.
The Merc Co-op has been selected as a 2019 Co+efficient Sustainability Star! This award recognizes the co-op’s positive impacts on the community and the environment. Co-ops are eligible in only two out of three years – and despite also receiving the award last year, our co-op broke the mold and truly stood out above the rest again in 2018.
Our work as grocers is constantly changing, so the methods and mediums we use to communicate must be agile. To that end, this will be the last printed issue of Connections.
On Friday, November 2 at 6 p.m., co-op owners are invited to our Annual Co-op Meeting to be held at Cider Gallery.