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Web #2. Understanding Grocery Ownership Models - Shared screen with speaker view
Lauren Scheufler
15:58
Hi everyone, we will get started in just a few minutes. What brought you to the webinar today?
Kiana Johnson
16:02
I have 3 grocery stores I am working with at this time in transitioning ownership.
Cynthia Houlden
16:21
Cooperative Development Specialist - working with rural grocery store transitions.
Debbie Bearden
16:40
Board member of operating food coop
Duane Johnson
16:41
Iowa State University Extension has begun working with rural grocery stores and looking for ideas and successful strategies.
Marcel Gagne
16:49
Ditto!
Andrew Connor
16:51
Our organization, the Center for Community Ownership (https://www.centerforcommunityownership.org/), provides a transition option for business owners to sell their businesses into community ownership.
Don Evans
17:08
Don Evans here. I am a real estate broker, and have listed for sale our community grocery store. Owner is ready to retire.
Teresa Bammerlin
17:15
Our rural grocery store was planning to close on April 3, and we are trying to keep that from happening.
Mike Bernardo
17:18
I am looking to take over an existing grocery store in a small town,
Tracy McIntyre
17:29
Good Afternoon, I am the Director of the Montana Cooperative Development Center and we are working with a number of rural grocery stores on distribution and coversions. Thanks for the training!
Barbara Anderson
17:31
I find that food deserts are a real issue while working in rural communities on the eastern side of Kansas. We are losing (have lost) too many rural grocery stores.
Ryan Kline
17:32
Cooperative Development Specialistlooking to expand my knowledge on rural transitions to cooperatives
CHRIS FREDERICK
17:33
Chris Frederick (In-State Business Development Project Manager- NW KS) Wanting to learn more about how grocery stores impact rural economy and issues they face.
Maurizio Valerio
17:37
Small Grocery stores are often a crucial hub of rural/frontiers rural community lives. I am interested to learn more about supporting the transitions.
Sheila Robertson
18:02
Grant coordinator - want to pilot ways to make fresh produce/groceries regularly available in small towns
pattersonl
18:21
We're very close to opening a city owned grocery store and as a councilwoman I want to be as informed as possible.
Thomas Lewis
18:48
Regional nonprofit employee working on a learning series about rural grocery development through alternative ownership models
Mark Carroll
19:26
I sit on the local ISU Extension Council, with that, we partner with our local economic development group, and we lost our grocery store (in the county seat) a few years ago. we're looking for info on how we might get a grocery back in town
Andrew Connor
26:04
Another ownership model option is a traditional for-profit entity that has ownership broadly distributed among community-members.
Steve Brewster
28:42
A non-profit is not the same thing as a 501c3
Stuart Reid
45:21
Yes, many states have "not for profit" statutes that are not related to IRS defined charities. It can be very confusing.
Christopher Temblador
46:29
Yes
Christopher Temblador
53:39
Great perspective
Maurizio Valerio
59:07
Could you please make the slides available. Very interesting - thank you
Erica Blair
01:00:07
Yes -- the slides will be available at www.ruralgrocery.org under the Events tab.
Shirley Reese
01:06:23
Is it possible for people to still join in on these sessions if they've missed the first two? If they can still participate, will hey be able to access the past recordings?
Lauren Scheufler
01:08:18
Yes, they can still participate in the remaining sessions, and they can access the past recordings at www.ruralgrocery.org under the Events tab.
Steve Brewster
01:08:58
Is good will something that is paid for?
Leah Johnson
01:15:20
Thank you so much for this information! This couldn't have come at a better time for my communities!!
Lisa Jones
01:15:32
This was great! Thank you so much!