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Sugar Beet Co-op's, Cheryl Muñoz, speaks at First United Church

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Building Businesses that Build on Our Values: 
It's a Matter of Principle!

Is it possible to build a profitable business that both creates community and supports our values?  YES!  

Cheryl Muñoz, founder of The Sugar Beet Co-op in Oak Park, will challenge your assumptions about co-ops and pull you into the next wave of the co-op movement just in time to celebrate National Co-op Month. 

Cooperatives are economic engines that provide essential services while serving the community.  They preserve and protect natural resources and social justice initiatives through sustainable and fair policies and democratic governance.  It's a matter of principle!




Cheryl Munoz is the founder of The Sugar Beet Co-op and Schoolhouse in Oak Park, IL. Her mission is to increase awareness about the power of food co-ops and offer educational events that inspire people to rethink their relationship to food from seed to plate.  Since January 2012, the workshops, lectures and events that she has produced, with an amazing army of volunteers, have reached over 4500 Chicagoland residents on topics such as canning, gardening and community building.  Cheryl lives in Oak Park with her kids, Cedar and Cora, and her husband Anthony, who inspire her work.