Prairie Food Co-op Community Grocery

Michelle Coppedge


  • Hometown: Lombard
  • Owner #: 125
  • Term: Elected 2016. 1st term ends June 2019
  • Contact Michelle

Why are you interested in serving on the Prairie Food Board of Directors?
I'm excited and passionate about the success of our grocery store!

Employment: Please tell us about your Past or Present Employment
Purchasing at The Cary Company. Also have a lot of sales & customer service experience.

Volunteer: Membership/Affiliations past and present
ESL teacher through the Literacy Foundation of Illinois. 2012-2014

Which of the following areas do you have expertise? 

Management, Event Planning

Please provide details on any marked expertise below
Management of customer service persons. Event planning - annual trade show through work.

What experience, education, and skills do you have that you feel will contribute to your effectiveness as a Prairie Food Director?
Work well with people, can speak in front of (smaller) groups, very comfortable with computers, taking on new challenges.

What are your personal goals for Prairie Food Co-op?
To open our grocery store before the end of 2017 and have it be a huge success right of the bat!

What experiences have you had with food co-ops in the past?
PFC is my first!

What do you hope to achieve from your board experience?
Learning & overcoming new challenges. Helping get the PFC to new levels more quickly and successfully.


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