We’re less than a month away from opening our new store and there’s more simultaneous activity than is possible to describe in one short paragraph. All equipment and shelving has arrived and subcontractors are working like mad to finish up tile work, trim, paint, fixtures, moulding, etc, etc, etc by the end of the month. Starting Monday, staff will, with help from National Co-op Grocers, set up shelves while around us refrigerators will be hooked up and tested, signs installed in the windows, and the back wall comes down, opening up our parking and receiving area.
But we’re probably most excited about the thirty wonderful folks joining the Dill Pickle staff. Our July 31 hiring fair was successful beyond our dreams, thanks to partnership with and tremendous support from Center for Changing Lives. We screened and interviewed more than 150 applicants and, from that day, filled almost all open positions. We’re deeply humbled by the turnout of good people who want to work for the co-op, people passionate about serving their neighbors and making the world a better place. And we’re excited for our growing, deepening relationship with CCL, who will provide anti-oppressive leadership training for our managers and supervisors, along with ongoing coaching for all staff.
Thank you, all our owners and customers for making this good work possible. And remember, we are still in need of owner loans for working capital that will keep our store running through the first months in our new location. Please consider keeping this vision moving forward by making an owner loan. Learn more at dillpickle.coop/owner-loan-program.