We all have childhood memories of parents, teachers and others encouraging us to work together. A co-op is what “working together” looks like all grown up. From the outside, many co-ops look like any other business, since a co-op provides products and services like conventional businesses do. But it’s what goes on behind the scenes that makes it different.
Created by Tina Ballew and Erynn McConnell, Blue Zia Creative Group is a team of graphic designers and professionals that focus on design services for Las Cruces and New Mexico. We specialize on branding, print and web graphics for local business, small business and non-profits.
Community and Cooperation is what sets Mountain View Market apart from other local grocers. Our community appreciation and involvement is unparalleled and we aren't afraid to say it! Our We Co-operate! program is just one of the ways that we demonstrate our commitment to local. We Co-operate! participating businesses offer discounts to Co-op Member-Owners. We are going to be featuring many of the We Co-operate! businesses in upcoming blog posts in order to show our love for CO-mmunity and CO-operation! For a full list of businesses participating in the program, click here.
We take care of our employees, who in turn, take such great care of you! At MVM, we believe in supporting our staff to enable them to live fuller, enriched lives. Our first priority is to pay our staff livable wages, which stimulates our economy and provides a higher quality of life. We believe there are many perks to being a Co-op employee, and aim to keep our staff happy and healthy! We offer paid time off, rewards for biking to work, a free monthly beverage & massage, as well as professional development in various store departments. This is one of the ways that we will show our LOVE for our hard-working and highly appreciated employees: By getting to know them!
Last week I had the pleasure of sitting down with the owner of Transformational Light Designs, Dawn Cheney. Dawn is a Reiki Master/Teacher and Energetic Healer/Teacher, Intuitive/Channel, Psychic Reader, Transformational Counselor and Reverend. She offers transformational spiritual counseling, Reiki energetic healing and instruction, as well as psychic readings.
We are so fortunate to live in a region that is diverse—culturally, linguistically, and geographically! Not only do we live close to Mexico and have many local residents who identify with that culture, but we also have native nations located in our midst, many resident immigrants from abroad, and a university that has long welcomed students and professors from all over the world.
Mountain View Market Co-op proudly continues the tradition and sponsors the original, the biggest, and the best: The Annual Southwest Solar Cookoff! This is our 7th year of fun, food, solar cooking contests, prizes, music, vendors, and more. Bring your homemade or store bought solar oven and cook up your favorite recipe – then enter the cook-off contest for a chance to win prizes! Anyone not entering the cook-off can sign up to be a judge. For a $10 entry free you can be provided with materials to make your own solar oven here! Otherwise entry is free. Winners of the cook-off will be awarded prize bags from local vendors.
We take care of our employees, who in turn, take such great care of you! At MVM, we believe in supporting our staff to enable them to live fuller, enriched lives. Our first priority is to pay our staff livable wages, which stimulates our economy and provides a higher quality of life.
In order to share our love of community, we want to begin discussing some of the most important reasons why MVM Co+op has made it this far: YOU. We have some incredible individuals who have been a part of our Co+op for many years and we believe that it is time for us to show our love for ya’ll! We have some celebrity Member-Owners, if you didn't already know! Some of them include local and state political figures.
The annual election of Board members and Owner voting on the proposed by-law change concluded in the middle of May after a month of open voting. There is some great news with the results of the election, though there is a lot of room for improvement within the voting process.