We had a successful Annual Meeting on Oct. 23 with nearly 300 owners in attendance. We celebrated a great first year as a consolidated business with a Local Fest filled with delicious samples from 23 local vendors. Read more about our first year as Twin Cities Co-op Partners on the following page.
Owners cast 690 votes to elect fellow owners for the four open seats on the board of directors. The three board members with the highest votes will serve three-year terms and the fourth will serve a two-year term. The elected board members are:
Me’lea Connelly (447)
Sarita Parikh (446)
Jane Schommer (344)
Emily Paul (328)
Tak Tang, the IT Director at TCCP, retired this fall after 30 years with the Wedge Community Co-op. Tak is a brilliant visionary and true pioneer in co-op technology and innovation. He developed the Wedge’s internal point-of-sale system and served as a valuable resource for all IT needs across the organization. Thank you to Tak for his many years of dedicated service to the co-op community!
We’re putting together conversation groups to discuss owner benefits and the value of ownership at the Wedge and Linden Hills Co-op. If you’re interested in being involved, email Leigh, Ownership and Outreach Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org. More details coming soon!
We’re excited to be partnering with the Children’s Theatre Company on a special family deal! Get 20% off tickets for your family to see The Grinch Who Stole Christmas and enjoy free kids’ meals for ages 13 and under at the Wedge Table! Use the promo code “WEDGE” when purchasing Children’s Theatre tickets online, at the box office or by phone. This deal lasts until Jan. 6. View details HERE
We’re thrilled to be partnering with Rustica to provide fresh, artisan breads and pastries to all three of our stores every day. Rustica uses Old World techniques and the finest locally sourced ingredients to create their award-winning baked goods. Look for the fruit & nut loaf, miche loaf, olive loaf, apple turnover, apricot soleil, cinnamon bun and kouign amann in our stores today.
Linden Hills Co-op continues to carry Rustica’s bittersweet chocolate, chocolate chip, ginger and pecan shortbread cookies, too.
Memorial Blood Centers is returning to the Wedge to host a blood drive on Tuesday, Dec. 18 from 3:30 to 7 p.m. Everyone who donates blood will be entered to win one of four trips to Key West, New Orleans, San Diego or Lake Tahoe! Learn more at mbc.org/ travel. You can sign up to be a donor in advance at mbc.org/searchdrives, with sponsor code “4628.” All donors will receive a $5 off $25 co-op coupon.
2019 board meetings will be held on the following dates at the Wedge Table:
Owners are welcome to attend. RSVP required by phone at 612-871-3993 x1817.