Gem City Market Project Timeline

April 2018

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.

July 2018
September 2018

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.

May 2018
May 16, 2018

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.  

April 25, 2018

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.

February 2018
December 15, 2017

T-Shirt Design Contest Winner Announced

T-Shirt Design Contest Winner Announced

The winning design was chosen by a panel of judges and was submitted by local textile artist and co-op enthusiast Rachel Dominguez-Benner.

August 2017
April 2017

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.

2016

Business Planning

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

2015

Community Planning Process

Community Planning Process

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