With great expectations for the New Year, the Board of Directors would like to celebrate Tidal Creek’s 30 year anniversary as a cooperative. Our Co-op consists of thousands of owners who, through an annual $30 equity purchase, participate in superb monthly specials on high quality, natural, organic, and local foods and products. To help pull together all that has happened over the past 30 years, UNCW’s Department of Public History is leading the project “Tidal Creek Co-op’s First 30 Years.” For the project, UNCW has chronicled the evolution of Tidal Creek and its impact on our community.
Tidal Creek encourages new ownership because it only makes us stronger as a cooperative than we could possibly be as individuals. Coming together empowers us to provide better prices because of greater buying power. When we increase our ownership, there are more owners available to help us grow and serve the community. Looking at the many benefits of being a part of a co-op, and with the growth of Tidal Creek and all other co-ops around the world, it’s no wonder cooperatives are being recognized internationally in 2012.
The Board strives to give the General Manager and staff the tools, and the environment needed to create a welcoming family atmosphere for all to enjoy. We will continue to be sensitive to the needs of our members as we make decisions on what is most profitable for the Co-op.
Tidal Creek is an integral piece of the growing co-op puzzle which is creating its own unique footprint in the world. By working together, we are bringing our communities the best quality foods, grown the healthiest way, at the best possible price. Much joy in 2012!
Your Board of Directors