Black Star Co-op could not exist as a business without its members.
These are a few of the ways that the Co-op relies on its members:
1. Goals and Values: One of the things that sets Black Star Co-op apart from similar businesses is that we have non-economic goals such as support for community organizations and environmental sustainability. Our ends [...]
Now is a great time to help lead our Co-op! As a democratically-governed co-operative, electing our own Board of Directors is a privilege of being a Member-Owner. Running for the Board is your opportunity to bring enthusiasm, ideas, and effort to Black Star Co-op. There are four (4) seats open this fall on the Board of Directors.
A week from today, we’re sending out our annual member-owner survey. Meeting the needs of our growing and changing community is at the core of our cooperative philosophy, and we need your help in order to nurture a passionate, engaged community. By sharing your experiences & priorities, the Workers’ Assembly and Board of Directors can [...]
Recently, the Board Outreach Committee met to discuss planning our Spring Member-Owner Happy Hour Extravaganza. One of the most important jobs of the Board of Directors is engaging the members who we serve. It can be really difficult to reach out to over three thousand people as a unified assembly, but it is really important [...]
Spread the love of beer and the co-op movement! We invite you to rally your friends to join us as member-owners. Just for fun, we’ll give you a little incentive for the new members you recruit during the months of August and September. You just need to be sure your name is listed under [...]
In the 2011 Fall Members’ Assembly Meeting, you selected Safe Place as one of the community organizations we will collectively support. Safe Place is dedicated to ending sexual and domestic violence by providing a safe location that fosters healing, prevention, and change. Safe Place relies on community donations help provide for a family’s basic needs. They [...]
The revamped newsletter is one of the many changes you’ll start to see at the Co-op this year. We kicked it off with a seasonal menu change and when you drive by in the next few weeks, you’ll notice a lovely new sign or two. If you’ve visited recently, you may have noticed the increased [...]
Meeting the needs of our growing and changing community is at the core of our cooperative philosophy, and you can help us nurture a passionate, engaged community by sharing your experiences & priorities. This month, you’ll receive an email containing a link to our 2012 Member-Owner Survey. Your input will enable the Workers’ Assembly to [...]
A Worker Co-op Federal Credit Union is very far along in its process of receiving a charter. At this stage, they need to demonstrate a sufficient level of interest, and that means having 2,000 interest surveys completed. The trick is that only members of UFWC or NoBAWC cooperatives can fill them out. As a member [...]
From time to time our Board of Directors reevaluates the cost of the Co-op’s membership shares. In late 2010 they decided that an increase in price was prudent because ownership of the Co-op is more valuable now that we are an existing brewpub. As a thank you to our Charter Member-Owners who have supported us [...]