What does it mean to be a member-owner?

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One member/One Vote! A cooperative business is democratically run by its member-owners. Meaning that you can have a direct impact on what the company does. This makes the cooperative a collaboration of ALL the members, and should be representative of the community it serves. This puts more POWER and RESPONSIBILITY in the hands of those that are affected by the choices of the cooperative, the members. All members are invited to attend monthly community meetings where concerns can be addressed and decisions are made by a simple majority. Anyone will be able to shop at Fertile Ground Food Cooperative, but it will be the members that make it work.

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