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Five Fab Facts about Co+ops

We think co-ops are fabulous. Cooperation is, after all, a word that implies people working together towards the same end, mutually benefiting one another and the larger community. Both economically beneficial and socially responsible, these community-minded businesses make the world a better place—and that’s a beautiful thing. Here are five fab reasons to celebrate co-ops: 

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What is a Co-op?

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.

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Employee Spotlight: Katherine & John

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!

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We Co-operate Spotlight: Transformational Light Designs

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.

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Employee Profile: Anna & Mariana

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. 

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Employee Profile: Sierra & Nagisa

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!

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The History of Mountain View Market Co-op

In 1975 on the NMSU campus, a group of health-conscious students decided to pool their resources and create a buying club so they could purchase whole foods at bulk prices.  Together, they could order enough to make it worthwhile for the nearby Tucson Co-operative Warehouse to send a truck over to Las Cruces. They determined what items they would like and ordered in bulk quantities and case lots, then divided them accordingly. 

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