Our goal: 100 members by Jan 1!

Here’s your chance! You can help ring in the new year with progress toward opening a co-op in Bay City. We’re making a push to reach 100 members by midnight Dec. 31. Remember, we now accept $20-a-month payment plans here, through our website. Or a $200 common share can still be paid all at once, either at the website or by mail.

September News – Payment Plan Now Available!

We’re now accepting online installment payments for new owners at our website, baycityfood.org.
You can sign up for a standard $200 membership at $20 a month for 10 months, or you can become a $400 founding member at $20 a month for 20 months. This eases the burden for those who want to join the co-op but find it tough to come up with the full ownership payment at once.

A Positive Market Study

We have received the results of our market study, conducted by two consultants working through CDS Consulting Co-op, a co-op of people who provide business services to co-ops across the nation.
The market study is the first part of what becomes a full business plan for a store. It examines the area’s sales potential for our planned grocery operation and explains relative strengths and weaknesses of particular locations.

Our First Ownership Goal and Prize Winner

At the end of March, we announced our first goal for our owner drive, 30 by April 30. We surpassed the goal with a week to spare! We’ve partnered with other Bay City businesses to offer owner incentives before the market is open …

What’s up with us?

Board members of the Bay City Cooperative Market are making plans to attend the national Up and Coming Food Co-op Conference, March 10-12 in Bloomington, Indiana.

On the road…

On Nov. 10, two of BCCM’s board members attended the MSU Product Center’s Making It In Michigan conference, held in Lansing.

An update…

It has been some time since we’ve posted an update, but the board wants you to know, we’re always working behind the scenes.