What Do You Know About SNAP?

Elizabeth Teuwen, Vice-President, TPSS Board of Representatives I joined the Co-op Board, as many do, because of an interest in supporting an organization that is more than just a grocery store. “Concern for the community” is the co-op principle that drew me in. The Gus …

Progress is Never Fully Earned

04/22/2021 There’s a point in big budget movies where the good guy and the bad guy shoot their equal and opposite powers towards each other, like fire and ice or two different colored laser beams. The grunt and strain trying to push their power towards …

Board Retreat and Junction Update

1/27/2022 Happy 2022, fellow Co-op members and friends, On January 22, your Co-op Board of Representatives had a very productive annual retreat over zoom. Now in my fifth year on the Co-op Board, this was my fifth Board retreat – and as always, I loved …

January Alaffia Eyeglasses Drive

1/7/22 by Toni Tileva Beauty. Equality. Empowerment. Alaffia‘s products are fair trade and traditionally crafted, and they are nothing short of amazing. But did you know that the Alaffia Foundation sponsors a number of projects benefiting communities in Togo, West Africa? One of those initiatives …

TPSS Enters 2022 In A Strong Position, Ready For Growth

Bob Gibson, TPSS Board President  Dec 9, 2021 As I begin my term as the new President of the TPSS Board of Representatives I start by extending a heartfelt thanks to our outgoing President Diane Curran. For the past three years, Diane has provided steady …

Twynbox Comes to the Co-op Parking Lot

11/24/21 by Toni Tileva Have you seen a brightly-painted box in our parking lot? Open up inside and you will find a treasure trove of period products and personal wellness items. Twynbox is a community organization that Marley Vollmerhausen and Noura Coulibaly launched during the …

2021 Board Election Results

TPSS Co-op Member-Owners, In the 2021 election for members of the Co-op’s Board of Representatives, three current Board members – Katea Stitt, Bob Gibson and Esteban de Dobrzynski – were re-elected to serve three-year terms. Fifty-two member-owners cast ballots. The candidates were running unopposed. Takoma Park’s …

Planning Ahead Because of Supply Chain Issues

11/5/21 by Mike Houston 2021 has brought a host of challenges for small businesses like TPSS, but let’s focus on the current and upcoming supply chain issues.   According to the October US Census Small Business Survey Pulse Survey, 45% of surveyed businesses said they are …