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Outpost's Board of Directors will use this blog to discuss issues the board is exploring as it envisions Outpost's future. Can't make it to a meeting? Check here frequently to read what the Board is up to. Outpost's Board of Directors. From left...
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Seeking Board Candidates

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Outpost's Board of Directors will use this blog to discuss issues the board is exploring as it envisions Outpost's future. Can't make it to a meeting? Check here frequently to read what the Board is up to. By Your Board on April 17, 2013

 

Outpost Natural Foods cares about you. That’s right. You are the reason co-ops like Outpost exist. We love sharing our business model with owners and seeing you in the aisle makes us smile. Your shopping dollars, kind words, and opinions (good or bad) remind us of our values and inspire us to constantly strive for improvements.
 
Have you ever thought about how much Outpost means to you? Being an owner and telling your friends and family how great your grocery store experience is might be a good indication. If that is the case, please consider submitting an application to be one of nine board members.
 
Yikes! A board member? You betcha! Board members work alongside Outpost’s general manager to ensure they are listening to owner opinions and staying on track to be the best community grocery store in Milwaukee. As a board member you will represent a voice for all 18,000 owners.
 
Board candidates must be at least 18 years of age, be an Outpost Owner in good standing, have no conflicts of interest or felonies, and attend at least one board meeting before the end of June 2013. Once elected, board member expectations include a commitment of three years, about ten hours of time per month, attendance at monthly meetings, and a willingness to learn about financial statements, the co-op business model, and everything in between.
 
Current board members have a wide variety of backgrounds which include everything from finance to being a stay at home parent. This encourages diversity and promotes an accurate representation of owner perspectives. However, skill sets in marketing, insurance, finance, and management would be of extra benefit to the current board.
 
How many businesses can you name that continue to accomplish the exceptional things Outpost has? To be on the list, they would have to care deeply about the environment, source tons of local food, be involved with the community, donate to charities, have a non-profit business model, be accountable to shareholders, support employees with livable wages, and strive to provide the best produce and goods to all who shop at their store. Wow!
 
All these things were accomplished with tons of hard work and an impressive amount of community love and heart. If you feel being a board member is something that interests you or have questions about the process please leave a message on the Board voice mail 414-431-3377 extension 221. Full details about the application process and expectations can be found here.
 
- Outpost’s Nominations Committee

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