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Become An Owner

BECOME AN OWNER

WHAT'S OWNERSHIP?

Everyone is welcome to shop at our co-op, but there are awesome benefits to ownership.

Becoming an owner means you own a share of our business and get to reap the benefits. Food co-ops are grocery stores that are owned by their shoppers. Unlike a corporate grocery store, their purpose isn’t to accumulate profits, but rather to meet the goals of their shoppers and keep wealth in their communities. When you purchase an ownership share in a food co-op like ours, your investment provides the capital we need to run our business, helps you save more on groceries, and gives you a say in our future.

When you become a Menomonie Market owner, you help support:

• Your local community’s economy
• Fair wages and good working conditions for farmers, bakers, and field workers
• Local producers in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Iowa, and more
• Sustainable producers and practices
• Food and garden education for kids and the community
• Healthier ways of growing food with less impact to the environment
• Better quality foods and ingredients

Everyone is welcome to shop at our co-op, but there are awesome benefits to ownership.

Becoming an owner means you own a share of our business and get to reap the benefits. Food co-ops are grocery stores that are owned by their shoppers. Unlike a corporate grocery store, their purpose isn’t to accumulate profits, but rather to meet the goals of their shoppers and keep wealth in their communities. When you purchase an ownership share in a food co-op like ours, your investment provides the capital we need to run our business, helps you save more on groceries, and gives you a say in our future.

When you become an owner, you help support:

• Your local community’s economy
• Fair wages and good working conditions for farmers, bakers, and field workers
• Local producers in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Iowa, and more
• Sustainable producers and practices
• Food and garden education for kids and the community
• Healthier ways of growing food with less impact to the environment
• Better quality foods and ingredients

THE PERKS

These are a few of the benefits of becoming a Menomonie Market Food Co-op owner.

THE PERKS

✓ One Vote for Board of Directors
✓ Monthly Owner Deals
✓ Online Order History
✓ Online Shopping List Builder
✓ Virtual Wallet
✓ Exclusive Owner-Only Coupons
✓ Annual Owner Appreciation Days Sale
✓ Pre-ordered Bulk & Case Discounts

✓ Opportunity to Run for Board of Directors
✓ Mailed Co+op Deals Flyers
✓ Check-Writing for up to $40 over Purchase
✓ Declining Balance Spending Tool
✓ Ownership of a Thriving, Local Business
✓ Patronage Dividend in Profitable Years
✓ Admission to Annual Owner Meeting
✓ Admission to Monthly Board Meetings

✓ One Vote for Board of Directors
✓ Monthly Owner Deals
✓ Online Order History
✓ Online Shopping List Builder
✓ Virtual Wallet
✓ Annual Owner Appreciation Days Sale
✓ Pre-ordered Bulk & Case Discounts
✓ Patronage Dividend in Profitable Years
✓ Admission to Annual Owner Meeting
✓ Admission to Monthly Board Meetings
✓ Opportunity to Run for Board of Directors
✓ Mailed Co+op Deals Flyers
✓ Check-Writing for up to $40 over Purchase
✓ Declining Balance Spending Tool
✓ Ownership of a Thriving, Local Business

Monthly Owner Deals

Virtual Wallet

Pre-ordered Bulk & Case Discounts

Patronage Dividends in Profitable Years

Online Order History

Annual Meeting & Board Meeting Admission

Opportunity to Vote or Run for Board

Mailed Sale Flyers

Online Shopping List Builder

Owner Appreciation Days Sale

Declining Balance Spending Tool

Check-Writing for up to $20 over Purchase

HOW TO BECOME AN OWNER

Anyone can become a Menomonie Market owner, and investing is easy! There are two types of ownership⁠—individual and business/organization. Individual ownerships are for an individual who intends to purchase products for personal use. Business/organization ownerships are for cooperatives, non-profit organizations, partnerships, or businesses that intend to purchase products for business use.

Purchase an Ownership Share for Yourself or Your Business
To purchase an ownership share for yourself or your business, fill out the online application below, or visit our customer service desk to fill out a paper copy and submit a one-time equity investment of $100 or four quarterly equity investments of $30 over the first year. When you do so, you’ll be assigned an owner number and immediately have access to your owner benefits.

Gift an Ownership Share to Someone Else
Interested in gifting an ownership share to a friend or family member? The process is simple, too! Fill out the online application below, or visit our customer service desk to fill out a paper copy and submit a one-time investment of $100 for their equity share. When you do so, you’ll receive a card that you can give to your loved one to let them know they have been gifted an ownership share. They’ll then need to visit our customer service desk to complete the paperwork and begin using their benefits.

HOW TO BECOME AN OWNER

Anyone can become a Menomonie Market owner, and investing is easy! There are two types of ownership⁠—individual and business/organization. Individual ownerships are for an individual who intends to purchase products for personal use. Business/organization ownerships are for cooperatives, non-profit organizations, partnerships, or businesses that intend to purchase products for business use.

Purchase an Ownership Share for Yourself or Your Business
To purchase an ownership share for yourself or your business, fill out the online application below, or visit our customer service desk to fill out a paper copy and submit a one-time equity investment of $100 or four quarterly equity investments of $30 over the first year. When you do so, you’ll be assigned an owner number and immediately have access to your owner benefits.

Gift an Ownership Share to Someone Else
Interested in gifting an ownership share to a friend or family member? The process is simple, too! Fill out the online application below, or visit our customer service desk to fill out a paper copy and submit a one-time investment of $100 for their equity share. When you do so, you’ll receive a card that you can give to your loved one to let them know they have been gifted an ownership share. They’ll then need to visit our customer service desk to complete the paperwork and begin using their benefits.

GIVE THE GIFT OF OWNERSHIP

Interested in gifting ownership to a loved one? The process is simple too!

1. Submit a one-time investment of $100.
To submit payment, visit our customer service desk at the front of our store. Payments may be made in full for $100 or via a payment plan of $30 per quarter.

2. Give the ownership to your loved one.
When you pay for the ownership, you will receive a card that you can give to your loved one to let them know they have been gifted ownership of our co-op. To complete the sign up process and begin receiving their benefits, they may then visit our customer service desk at the front of our store to complete the paperwork.

Fill Out an Ownership Application

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