Membership is a one-time purchase of equity shares, not an annual fee. And your equity dollars are refundable upon request. Your shares contribute towards the capital we need to run the business and make improvements for you. Members receive other benefits, too!
Not to mention the satisfaction of owning a vital community cooperative business! Local ownership keeps more resources in our community. For every $100 you spend at a locally-owned independent business, as much as $45 stays right here (as opposed to only $13 of the same $100 spent in a chain store).