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Katie Novak

Katie Novak’s interest in local food stems from years living in Colorado where her sister and brother-in-law opened SAME (SO All May Eat) Café’, a non-profit restaurant providing customers a healthy, organic meal regardless of ability to pay. After moving from Colorado to Bloomington, IL Katie volunteered for Green Top Grocery Cooperative and was hired as the co-op’s first employee (Outreach Manager) in April 2013. She chaired Green Top’s record setting Owner Loan Campaign raising over $1,450,000 in loans and donations. Katie grew ownership (with help of an army) from just 100 owners in April 2013 to nearly 1700 owners when she left in 2017. During her tenure, she was approached by other co-ops seeking guidance and advice. Over time, as requests became more frequent, she launched Katie Novak Cooperative Coaching. Katie now works from her home in Plano, Tx assisting co-ops with topics ranging from outreach growth to hiring the first employee to capital campaign planning.

 
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