Preferred Shares are here. Come out on May 12th from 12-3 at the Lake Street location to purchase some and help fund YOUR BREWERY.
The Brewery Co-op is, as all co-ops are, 100% owned by its members. As an owner, your financial investment will help Marquette’s next microbrewery achieve its goal of pouring awesome craft beer by December, 2018, while earning interest in the process! By purchasing Preferred Shares, you are investing in your business, and later we pay you back with interest (please see our disclosure document for more information HERE).
The brewery is already on its way, but the time has come to fund it. Your money goes to support construction, equipment installation and all the rest that goes along with building the business. The only missing piece is YOU!
We have welcomed our first 100 members (and more) into the Marquette Brewing Cooperative family, and it’s time to push it to 200! Become an “Inner Circle” member and get in on the ground floor. Members number 101-200 will receive this stainless steel “Inner Circle” growler as our special appreciation gift for being willing to take the plunge. Click on JOIN US, to, well, join us!
We have a lease! The Coop Board of Directors approved and signed a lease for the 501 S. Lake Street building today, which means we can actually start working to build your brewery! Coming soon: our Preferred Membership offering (essentially preferred stock, but we are a coop, so it’s called memberships, not shares of stock) so we can raise the money to actually start working to build your brewery!
Your brewing cooperative is an exhibitor in the Marquette SmartPrize competition. We can win a substantial grant to help us build your brewery. There is a Crowd Favorite category that’s based on public votes. You can register to vote at the SmartPrize website from April 1 through April 8.
Thanks to everyone who came to the first membership meeting. About 1/3 of the membership were in attendance. It was great to meet you all. Some good questions were asked and answered, we shared some tasty beer, and we have three new board members to help guide us on our journey to producing great craft beer professionally for our community. The voting results are:
Paul Wright – 30 votes
Chris Holm – 29 votes
Jim Suksi – 29 votes
Welcome Paul, Chris, and Jim to the board, and thank you for serving!
Our First Annual Membership Meeting is on the Spring Solstice, Monday, March 20th at 6:30pm at the Masonic Building in the Ballroom.
Anyone who has purchased a membership prior to the meeting is invited. Meet the board, meet one another, get your questions answered, and voice your opinions. This is YOUR brewery!