Each Owner holds an equal share in an important Local business. Our Owners have made it possible for Chatham Marketplace to:
Return more than 25% of our expenses to the Local economy
Provide local jobs
Provide a retail space for local farmers and artisans to sell their goods.
Give Ownership as a gift!
Chatham Marketplace Ownership Shares make great gifts for the holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, or anytime! You may purchase an ownership online here, or DOWNLOAD an ownership application, complete with the gift recipient’s information, and bring/send in with a check or credit card payment. Your friend, neighbor, colleague or family member will be thrilled! They will be welcomed to Chatham Marketplace and informed who gifted them a share. If you have any questions, please contact us at 919-542-2643 or email email@example.com.
The Benefits of Ownership
Of course, anyone can shop at Chatham Marketplace, but by becoming an owner you are entitled to:
Opportunity to vote and/or run for the Board of Directors
Right to attend monthly Board meetings
10% Discount on pre-ordered cases
5% Discount on your total purchase every Thursday (Beer, Wine, & Sushi excluded)
Owners Deals and special pricing on selected products all year round
Opportunity to join a committee and help guide the store’s vision
Each Ownership share is entitled to ONE vote in the election of the Board of Directors and/or other votes which require the Ownership to participate.
Owning a grocery store with your friends
A patronage dividend in profitable years
The lasting good karma from knowing that you are directly responsible for helping Chatham County- your friends, family, neighbors, and local businesses- to thrive, both economically and nutritionally!
The cost of one (1) Ownership share is $100. This is a one-time fee for a lifetime Ownership.
You can pay it in one lump sum, or pay in installments. (The pay-by-installment option is not available online.)
If you choose to pay in installments:
You have a full year to pay
Benefits begin with full membership payment
Need Assistance Purchasing Your Ownership Share?
In an effort to help our shoppers afford the benefits of being a co-op owner, we have established the Melissa Frey Family Ownership Fund, in the name of our founding board president. We will offer 3 cost-share grants per year, making an Ownership in Chatham Marketplace only $30 (normally $100). DOWNLOAD the Melissa Frey Ownership Application.
Note: Ownership shares are transferable, with written permission from all involved parties.
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In the month of October, we are Rounding Up for our kinetic Chatham Mills neighbor, the Joy of Movement Studio. Collaboratively managed by a dedicated group of volunteer board members and teachers—under the fiscal sponsorship of Abundance NC— Joy of Movement strives to create a sense of belonging and build a strong, healthy community. A unique studio for people of all ages and abilities, JoM offers a wide variety of classes and events designed to enhance personal well-being and create meaningful connections through movement, music, and meditation. As always, 50% of your Round Up funds will go to Joy Of Movement, while 50% will stay in-store to support Chatham Marketplace.
Art Raffle! Every month, we are raffling off a new piece of art generously donated by our ever-changing Cafe Buzz Featured Artist of the Month. This month, we are pleased to be showcasing the work of Sophie Joy. Raffle tickets are just $5 at the register and well worth the potential return on investment, if you ask us. Plus, it’s a fundraiser for the store…Win!