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Jacqueline Hannah

Jacqueline Hannah served as the general manager of Common Ground Food Co-op (CGFC) in Urbana, IL from Fall 2006 through Spring 2015. There she combined her passion for business, management, and sustainable food with her belief that businesses should exist to enrich the communities in which they exist. During her time with CGFC she led the co-op through two expansions, the founding of their Food For All economic access program, and being the fastest growing retail food co-op in the nation from 2008-2013. Jacqueline joined Food Co-op Initiative in March of 2015 so she can fully commit herself to her passion for new food co-op development. Before joining CGFC, Jacqueline spent over 25 years in retail management for independent local businesses.

 
Sessions led by this presenter:
From stage 1 to stage 2 to stage 3, the board of directors of a startup food co-op has to be prepared for many changes in their role. Your responsibilities...
Hiring a General Manager (GM) is one of the most critical decisions that a board of directors will ever get to make. Running an effective hiring process is far more...
When should we start talking to lenders? What lenders should we talk to? What information are they going to need? What’s a reasonable interest rate? What is a CDFI lender?...
Got a mission statement? A vision statement? Core values? Great! But are you using them constantly in your outreach work as the fuel to turbo-charge your connection to owners and...
To get to opening day, your startup’s organizing team had to be very successful at talking about why co-ops matter, they became experts in telling that story in a way...
Non-profits have been founding startup food co-ops, especially in low income communities, for years now here and there, but it became a trend all over the country just in the...

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