Please join us in welcoming new board directors Yusuf Hermes (2018-2021), Kathleen Moreno (2018-2021), and Evelyne Tardy (2018-2019) to Common Ground's Board of Directors. Returning board director Charles Delman was also elected to a new three-year term (2018-2021). Other returning board directors are Karen Carney, Magdalena Casper-Shipp, Margaret Johnstone, Marissa Stewart, and Julie Zilles. The newest board directors met October 1 for their Board of Directors Orientation and participated in their first Board meeting on Monday, October 8.
Hello My Friends!
Many of the changes that I explained at the MOO will be in place by the end of the day on Friday, November 2nd. While we know that this may cause some temporary confusion, we are pleased that we will be able offer a wider variety of many products! There's an image attached to help you figure out what's moved where.
+ The grab and go drinks will now be located at the registers with many new offerings. The specialty and local cheese will be moved to the current location of the drinks and will be greatly expanded.
Hello Friends of the Coop!
I am just back from an exciting trip to Minnesota for the NCG (National Cooperative Grocers) Fall Meeting. I learned a lot of great things that I can't wait to pass on to my staff and have some information for you all as well!
This year's annual Meeting of Owners took place on Friday, September 21st, 6:00-8:00 pm in Common Ground’s “backyard” in Lincoln Square Mall. It was an evening of good food and conversation, with approximately 70 Co-op owners, staff and producers in attendance. Participants enjoyed a variety of delicious snacks from the store, including house-made cookies, brownies, and hummus, and sipped local cider and tasted wine from the Co-Op’s wine selection. The business portion of the meeting included updates from the Board and from General Manager Gary Taylor.
by Gary Taylor, General Manager
I wanted to take this opportunity to let everyone know that we have accomplished one of our biggest objectives when I signed on as GM at Common Ground!
by Mia Hanneken, Education Coordinator
Did you know that family meals have decreased by one-third in the past 20 years? Between busy work schedules and the balance of school and extracurriculars, families have less time to spend at home. Specifically, families just aren’t home at the same time. With mismatched schedules, there’s little to no time to cook together or eat together.
by Joanne Mierek, Operations Manager
“Learn how to cook – try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, be fearless and above all have fun!”
- Julia Child