MEMBER OWNERSHIP

Main Street Market is over 700 members strong and growing.  Below is a summary of membership and member benefit information.  However, you do not have to be a member of Main Street Market to shop here.  Everyone is welcome!

 

Member Benefits

 

Discounts Our members receive a 5% discount on many items in the store every time they shop!  These items include: grocery, bulk products, health and beauty, supplements, pet products and produce.  

 

Member Specials are staff-selected new or favorite products with a reduced price for members only. Look for Member Special cards througout the store and cost compare your special member prices with non-member prices. These specials can add up to considerable savings on your favorite items.

 

Bulk Orders & Case Discounts are available to members at great discount prices. Talk to a customer service person at the store or by calling 715-234-7045 for product and price information.

 

Sales Flyers and other membership correspondence can be sent to your email address. You will only receive electronic communication with your permission when you become a member. 

 

Involvement! Member attendance at the monthly Board Meetings and at the Annual Meeting is welcome. Monthly Board Meetings are usually the third Thursday of each month at WITC. Inquire at the store for meeting date and time. Members also may vote during the Annual Meeting on important issues for the co-op and run for Board of Director seats. Terms for board seats are two years. Board seat terms are usually staggered, which means one or two seats open every year. The Annual Meeting usually takes place in October. If you would like to volunteer at the co-op, please inquire at the store. 

 

 

How to Become a Member of the Co-op 

 

Investing in the co-op is easy to do.  Just tell the cashier you want to become a member.  You will answer a few simple questions regarding contact information, pay your equity share of $100 (this may be split up into $25 per year for four years).  Your benefits begin with your first payment so you can start saving immediatly!  ​

However, you do not have to be a member of Main Street Market to shop here.  Everyone is welcome!

Good Work Derived From Co-Ops

Co-ops are owned by the people who use them.  Co-ops respect their members and value their opinions.  Members have a right to vote on big issues and can impact co-op decisions.  The more members a co-op has, the more bargaining power it has.  As we grow, we support a number of small scale farmers and local producers, perhaps even saving some land from development.