When hearing about the Hudson Grocery Cooperative for the first time it’s not unusual to ask, “Why should I invest in a co-op that doesn’t yet exist?” True, it might be easier to make a decision about the investment if you could walk up to the co-op, open its doors and look inside. Yet, there are a number of compelling reasons why you should consider becoming a founding owner of Hudson Grocery Cooperative today. For starters, consider these:
1. Have an active role in designing the cooperative.
Founding owners are active owners who take an interest in how the cooperative will look, where it will be located and how it will function.
2. Do something good for your community.
Reasons for ownership are not exclusively financial. The grocery cooperative will add a new dimension in food choices and add to the cultural tastes of the community.
3. Make it happen.
When you become a founding owner of the Hudson Grocery Cooperative, you will have earned your “bragging rights.” It isn’t every day that you have an affordable opportunity to build something that promises to bring enduring quality and value to your neighborhood.
4. Set an example.
Nothing worthwhile was ever accomplished without leadership. With your investment in the cooperative you take a stand for others to follow. Your investment demonstrates your belief and expectation that good that will come from it.
5. Build momentum.
The enthusiasm that set the idea for a grocery cooperative in Hudson on fire grows stronger with every new owner. Your investment keeps the fire burning.
6. Speed up the process.
With every new owner, the days until Hudson Grocery Cooperative opens its doors grow shorter. Your action transforms anticipation into expectation.
7. Spend your money at home.
The sooner you invest in Hudson’s cooperative, the sooner that more of your money and your neighbors’ money will remain local, where it will return more value to your community.
8. Plant a seed and watch it grow.
When you take an active ownership in the Hudson Grocery Cooperative now, you are providing seed capital that is crucial to its successful development. You have the opportunity to take pride in seeing the cooperative flourish and feed others in the same way that you once nourished it.
Thank you for your interest in the Hudson Grocery Cooperative and in sharing the news about it with your friends and neighbors. Your participation is greatly appreciated and supports the co-op in many important ways.