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3rd Annual Small and Strong Conference

Northcountry Cooperative Foundation

Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (CST)

3rd Annual Small and Strong Conference

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See "FEE" under Event Details. You will be invoiced. 94 Registrations Nov 9, 2017 Free  

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OPENING SESSION - Panel Discussion: Small Co-op Success Stories




Existing Store Topics
Session One (choose one on conference day)
     • Harnessing the Power of Fresh Foods
     • Hiring and Supporting a New General Manager
Session Two (choose one on conference day)
     • Merchandising Fundamentals
     • Mission as a Guide Star to Change
Session Three (choose one on conference day)
     • Preparing & Supporting Staff in Times of Change
     • Telling the 'Fresh and Local' Story
Session Four (choose one on conference day)
     • A Tale of Two Store Audits: Lessons Learned from Natural Alternative and Minnesota Street Market
     • Board Governance

Startup Co-op Topics
     • Digging Into the Development Timeline
     • Startup Case Study
     • Recruiting Owners (and making sure they shop after opening!)
     • The Impact of Member Capital on Your Co-op's Pro Forma


Consulting Sessions: This year--in addition to the above workshops--we're offering a limited number of one-hour, 1:1 consulting sessions with Mel Braverman and Jeanie Wells. If you want to take advantage of this opportunity, please indicate the topic in which you're interested when you register, and we'll ask you to provide relevant information prior to the conference.


FEE - $20 per person. You will be invoiced by Tom Guettler at Northcountry Cooperative Foundation (unless you're attending on a scholarship). Please pay promptly when invoiced.


Continental breakfast and lunch are included in the Fee.

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Normandale Community College, Kopp Student Center, Garden Room
9700 France Ave S
Bloomington, MN 55431

Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (CST)

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