Congratulations to People’s Food Co-op of La Crosse, WI and Rochester, MN for winning the Consumer Cooperative Management Association (CCMA) award for Cooperative Excellence. General Manager, Michelle Schry, accepted the award on behalf of the co-op leadership. LEAF was lucky enough to work with Schry when she led the very successful merger of the two co-ops back in 2012, which included the building of a new facility in Rochester.
Schry’s incredible leadership has grown People’s into one of the 25 largest food co-ops in the country, with annual revenues of $25 million and over 8,000 member-owners. Michelle will be leaving People’s in August to continue her work with co-ops in a new position at National Cooperative Grocer (NCG), a national trade association of food co-ops. We wish you well!