Owners provide community support for the Co-op. Their investment in buying a share and their involvement make the Co-op possible. Also owners receive specific benefits:
Vote for members of the Board of Directors of The Co-op and on other matters brought before the owners
Receive discounts as the store manager will direct.
As a member of one co-op you will receive the benefits of other co-ops as well
Special product discounts throughout the store
Will receive patronage refunds when The Co-op becomes profitable