Timeline

2019
December 17

Community Partnership: Teaching Kitchen with Kettering Health

Community Partnership: Teaching Kitchen with Kettering Health
One feature making Gem City Market more than a grocery store will be the teaching kitchen located within the store. Programming will come from community partners including Kettering Health Network.
December 17

GCM Contracts with Firebrand for Brand Refresh and Retail Rollout

Firebrand, a marketing agency cooperative with extensive experience in food co-op start-ups has been chosen to create the new logo and branding for Gem City Market.
December 17

Request for Proposals Open for General Contractor

December 17

1,000 Members!

1,000 Members!
December 17

1,500 Members!

1,500 Members!
December 17

Community Partnership: Kettering Health Announced 50/50 Employer Match

Kettering Health partnered with Gem City Market to deliver a 50/50 Employer Match. Any Kettering Health employee wanting to become a Community-Owner Member of Gem City Market has just $50 equity contribution because Kettering Health chips in the other $50. The match resulted in over 400 new members.
December 17

Capital Campaign Launch and Site Announcement with Ambassador Tony Hall

Capital Campaign Launch and Site Announcement with Ambassador Tony Hall
The future site of Gem City Market announced as 300-400 Salem Avenue, Dayton Ohio 45402 This major investment in the Northwest side of Dayton is aiming to raise $4.2 million, over a third of which has already been committed. Ambassador Tony Hall is Capital Campaign Chair, with honorary Co-Chair Mama Nozipo Glenn. More than 920 memberships have been sold towards the goal of 2,000 by the time the market opens its doors.  
December 17

Community Feedback Sessions with Architects

Community Feedback Sessions with Architects
Matthew Sauer Architects is responsible for site and building design. Community feedback sessions were held at Dayton Public Libraries as an opportunity for members to review designs, ask questions, and give feedback.
December 17

Business Planning

With support from University of Dayton and industry consultants, market studies, surveys, business plan and financial model completed.
December 17

Launch the Plan

Launch the Plan
Held first public meeting to present the business plan and seek feedback from the community. Incorporated Cooperative and began accepting memberships.
December 17

500 Members!

December 17

Welcome Membership Coordinator: Maya Canaztuj

Welcome Membership Coordinator: Maya Canaztuj
December 17

1st Annual Members Meeting

1st Annual Members Meeting
At our first Annual Members Meeting, we voted in two community elected board members: David K. Greer (3-year term) and Carrie Scarff (2-year term). Carrie and David join the seven existing board members including: Amaha Sellassie (President), Jules Rastiskis (Vice President), Fred Holley (Treasurer), Erica Fields (Secretary), Lela Klein, Rick Carne, and Lowell Harris.
2015
January 1

Community Planning Process

Community Planning Process
Public Health Opportunity Mapping led to the formation of a food access steering committee.