Open Book Meetings and Remodels

We are starting a remodel at River Market and we are finding it very difficult to hold Department Open Book Meetings with everything else going on. I am considering only having the total store meeting and asking departments to maintain their white boards, but without a formal meeting. Has anyone else run up against this interesting situation? We still have our managers meeting and one-on-ones.

CGN Update

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Who deserves a Cooperative Excellence award?

The 2014 Howard Bowers Fund Awards for Cooperative Excellence

will recognize outstanding achievement in the food co-op sector.  Read more »

Adding Discussion Glitch

Hello CGNeers!

Apparently, when Adding a Discussion, some users are experiencing a glitch that results with them ending up on a page that says they don't have permission to access.  We think that this is some kind of timing issue between the server that feeds the website and the website.  

In all cases so far, your Discussion has posted, though.  So, please check your Dashboard and Discussion Group to see that it indeed posted.  

If not, please contact me directly.

Thanks!

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Staff, Board and volunteer discounts

Hi everyone,

Wanted to quickly survey everyone on their discounts for staff, board members and volunteers (if you have 'em). Thanks in advance!

Help! Need two rooms for CCMA!

Hi Y'all,

I know some of you have reserved more rooms than you need at the Madison Concourse for CCMA so I am wondering if you have a couple that you are willing to let go of.

I am willing to share a room if you have an extra bed and the board member coming with me will probably like to have a room of his own.

If you're not planning to use the rooms you've reserved, please let me know if I can take a couple off your hands.

Thanks in advance. Contact me ASAP at [email protected]

Annie Hoy

Ashland Food Co-op

Help! Need two rooms for CCMA!

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CGN Admin

Who deserves a Cooperative Excellence award?

The 2014 Howard Bowers Fund Awards for Cooperative Excellence

will recognize outstanding achievement in the food co-op sector.  Read more »

Facilities/Maintenance department organization

Hello,

I'm wondering how other co-ops organize their facilities/maintenance departments, particularly those with more than one store location.  I'm interested in organizational charts, job descriptions, whether or not there is a supervisor-type person that oversees the department as a whole, etc.  If you happen to have a sustainability person at your store(s) as well it would be great to know how they work with your facilities/maintenance department - do they have regular meetings, things of that nature? Read more »

Facilities/Maintenance department organization

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Thanks.  CGN Admin