Business of the Month
May’s Business of the month is the Potsdam Co-op!
The Potsdam Co-op has come a long way since its beginning as a Buying Club in 1972. The Co-op has been dedicated to meeting the community's need for specialty and whole foods ever since it opened its retail doors in 1973. As a consumer cooperative, The Potsdam Co-op exists for the benefit of the people who use it.
The Co-op has had several locations in Potsdam. The current Elm Street location was purchased in 1992 by the Member-Owners. The Carriage House Bakery was established on the property in 2002.
The Potsdam Food Co-op is a democratic enterprise that is owned and governed by its Member-Owners. All profits generated by the business must be returned to the Member-Owners, either directly or via improvements to the shared enterprise. Cooperatives are based on the values of self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity and solidarity. Cooperative members accept the ethical values of honesty, openness, social responsibility and caring for others.
Anyone can become a Member-Owner. While Member-Owners enjoy special benefits, non-members are welcome to shop at the co-op.
An elected Board of Directors represents the Member-Owners. The board operates under Policy Governance; the Board of Directors establishes policies, which are interpreted by the General Manager and carried out by the staff of the store and monitored by the Board of Directors.
Currently, the Co-op has over 900 Member-Owner Households.
All this month you can get a $5 Soul Waffle gift certificate (while supplies last) for shopping at the Potsdam Co-op, whether or not you’re a member! As an added bonus there will be coupons and Co-op brochures available to Soul Waffle customers! Soul Waffle has also provided Co-op employees with a $10 lunch certificate.
Visit The Potsdam Co-Op
24 Elm Street
Potsdam, NY, 13676
Look Who’s Participating!
- Apr 30, 2019 April 2019 Anchorspace Potsdam and Artist Sara E Lynch Apr 30, 2019
- Mar 26, 2019 March 2019 Eternity Bridal and Boutique Mar 26, 2019
- Feb 26, 2019 February 2019 Northern Insuring Agency and Simply You Wellness Spa Feb 26, 2019
- Jan 29, 2019 January 2019 North Country Oil Change & Repair Jan 29, 2019
The Pay It Forward Mission
Soul Waffle has started 2019 with a new program that we hope will help us build and strengthen our little community. From day one our mission has been to “pay it forward.” We’ve all heard this phrase a million times but there is a reason things become “cliche.” We think it’s so important to think of the future with every decision we make. This includes empowering our staff with the awesome title of “Waffle Slayer” and encouraging them to express themselves and improve themselves in all we do here, creating a physical space that is uplifting and relaxing to all who enter, using natural and fair ingredients wherever we can and finally, working with other community members to make Potsdam as strong as it can be.
We love this community and if you are interested in helping us make it stronger please consider reaching out to us to participate in our Business of the Month Program. If you don’t think your business is a good fit for the program, reach out anyway. We’re happy to hear from you and work with you in whatever way we can.
Want to be Business of the Month?
Soul Waffle’s Business of the month includes perks for business staff, perks for business customers and features on our website and social media and in store. If you would like to be featured as a Business of the Month, let us know with this form or call us at 315.261.4026.