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Happy Birthday To Us

6/4/21 “If you’re going to be late, make an entrance” I started composing this email over 6 months ago, excited to celebrate the fact that January 17th 2021 was the 40th anniversary of the opening of the Sligo Avenue Co-op ...
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How The Co-op Ended Up At Takoma Junction: TPSS 40th Anniversary Reflections

04/22/2021 By Adam Frank One of the most momentous events in the 40-year history of the Takoma Park Silver Spring Co-op was our relocation in 1998 from a storefront on Sligo Avenue in Silver Spring to our present location at ...
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Fact Sheet: NDC Parking Lot Termination Info

04/21/2021 We have received requests for summary information about the Neighborhood Development Company (NDC) notification regarding termination of the Co-op Sublease on the City-owned parking lot for ease of understanding. And as a membership organization, we have a fiduciary duty ...
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TPSS Responds to Parking Lot Sublease Termination

04/16/2021 Co-op Owners, Shoppers and Community Members, At 7:40pm last evening, the Co-op received a letter from Neighborhood Development Company (NDC), our landlord on the adjacent City-owned parking lot. The letter that does two things:  Demands that the Co-op immediately ...
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Meet Our New Produce Manager Mauricio!

by Toni Tileva Our new Produce Manager, Mauricio Pineda, has been working at the Co-op for the last thirteen years--a lucky number for us because he has been such an integral part of our team.  Originally from El Salvador, Mauricio ...
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Affordable Options – Un-freeze your heart and say you love them again (to frozen veggies)

By Toni Tileva As we enter the winter months, cooking at home is a sure-fire way to warm our tummies and hearts. We wanted to share a tip and some easy recipes for hearty (and heart-warming) dishes featuring some of ...
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Human Resources in the Time of a Pandemic

Irene Cox, Human Resources Manager The pandemic brought on so many unforeseen challenges for staff. First, the store was record busy. And then, with the roll out of online ordering, our current staff had to pivot and, without any training, ...
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Affordable Options – How the Co-op Works To Maintain A Diverse Supply of Fairly-Priced Goods

By Bob Gibson Due to our small footprint, and our focus on healthy, organic, and locally-sourced foods, TPSS Co-op may never be known as the lowest cost food store in the D.C. area. But Co-op staff work hard to find ...
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Why I Value Serving on the TPSS Board

By Susan Cho, Secretary, TPSS Board of Representatives I’ve always been very enthusiastic about the TPSS Co-op. I am emotionally "allergic” to businesses that are driven primarily by profit, especially when the profit goes to people who already have more ...
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The Role of Food Co-operatives in Responding to the Covid-19 Pandemic

Highlights from the June 2020 Consumer Cooperative Management Association (CCMA) Conference Bob Gibson, TPSS Co--op Board Member The Covid-19 pandemic has posed significant economic and operational challenges to the co-operative grocery business in the U.S. At the same time, the ...
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