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East Aurora Co-op to Hold First Election: Seeking Candidates

East Aurora Co-op to Hold First Election: Seeking Candidates

One of the primary benefits of member-ownership in a cooperative is having a voice and being able to influence how the co-op functions and evolves over time. There are many ways member-owners may participate, from running for a seat on the board, voting for board candidates or serving as a volunteer in the election process. These opportunities, defined in Cooperative Principle #2, is democratic member control, and is what separates us from a typical grocery store.

The East Aurora Cooperative Market is pleased to announce that its first elections will be held this spring, and we are looking for candidates to fill three open positions on the board. We’ll also be looking for volunteers to assist with the process, including ballot counting and certification.

Read more about our upcoming election and qualifications for board members on our blog.

Jacobs and Libraries Encourage Readers to “Renew Local"

Jacobs and Libraries Encourage Readers to “Renew Local"

Registration Renewal Envelopes Soon to be Available in all Buffalo & Erie County Libraries
 

Erie County, NY- Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs and the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library System announced today that library patrons will now be able to find the signature green “Just Mail It” envelopes at their local branches while checking out the latest best-seller.

The Clerk’s Office is asking Erie County residents to “Renew Local” when renewing their auto registration in order to keep 12.7% of vehicle registration fees here in Erie County rather than sending 100% to Albany. Taxpayers should know that when they renew their registration at any of the Erie County Auto Bureaus or mail their renewal directly to the County Clerk’s Office, over $1.5 million in revenue annually stays in Erie County to support County services.

Jacobs Alerts Motorists to Renew Local and Avoid Vehicle Registration Delays

Jacobs Alerts Motorists to Renew Local and Avoid Vehicle Registration Delays

Erie County, NY- Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs wants to make motorists aware that renewing your vehicle registration through the local Auto Bureau or utilizing the signature green-postage paid envelopes, can generate up to $1.5 million in additional revenue for the county and is done without any delays.

Recently the Department of Motor Vehicles identified a defect in registration documents supplied by their vendor. “According to the NYS DMV, this has prevented the printing of most registrations and window stickers that were ordered starting January 1, 2013,” said Jacobs. “As a result, there will be a delay in printing the registrations and stickers for motorists who ordered new, duplicate or renewal documents through Albany since January 1.”

Jacobs to Modify Operating Hours at Erie County Auto Bureau in Cheektowaga

Jacobs to Modify Operating Hours at Erie County Auto Bureau in Cheektowaga

Goal of improving the overall customer experience remains a priority

Erie County, NY- Erie County Clerk Christopher Jacobs announced that beginning in January 2013, the Auto Bureau in Cheektowaga will revise its hours of operations on Wednesdays and will be open from 10 a.m. until 5:45 p.m.

The change is a result of a re-engineering study conducted by the Clerk that tracked customer usage and came about when Jacobs was visiting the Cheektowaga Auto Bureau one morning and noticed a pattern. “This location had a constant flow of customers trying to come in and conduct business with us as early as 10 a.m.,” said Jacobs.

Erie County Officials Volunteer to Wrap Gifts for Autism Services

Erie County Officials Volunteer to Wrap Gifts for Autism Services

Erie County Legislators Lynne Dixon and Joseph Lorigo, along with County Clerk Chris Jacobs, remind shoppers that the Autism Services' gift wrapping table will be open at the Galleria Mall through Christmas Eve.

Donations collected help raise funds to help the organization continue to provide much needed services for local residents on the Autism Spectrum. The table is located near the Apple Store and provides gift wrapping services daily from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. until Monday, Dec. 24. For a small donation, shoppers can get their gifts beautifully wrapped and support Autism Services.

Price List:

Jewelry Box/CD - $1.75

Small (for: Scarves, Gloves, etc - $2.25

Medium A (for: Shirts, Blouses, etc.) - $3.25

Medium B (for: Larger Shirts, Sweaters, etc.) - $4.00

Large (for: Robes, Multiple Shirts, etc.) - $4.50

New Website Showcases WNY Art, Artists

New Website Showcases WNY Art, Artists

IMG_INK Print Galleries offers prints from renowned artists

BUFFALO, N.Y. – A new website is celebrating Buffalo’s rich artistic and architectural history by featuring the art and artists that have helped define the area’s legacy.

IMG_INK, a Buffalo printing facility that specializes in working with artists, has launched IMG_INK Print Galleries, an online venue that allows visitors to browse and purchase the work of a collection of notable local artists. The site, http://shop.imgink.com, offers museum quality prints of photographs and artwork that are all connected to Western New York through either the subject or the artist.

IMG_INK owners Biff Henrich and Kevin Whipple created IMG_INK Print Galleries as a response to artists who were looking for a more direct way to connect their work with the public.

EA Co-op Extended Holiday Hours!

EA Co-op Extended Holiday Hours!
Please join us this week during our special extended holiday hours on Thursday and Saturday.  We’ll have free cookies, coffee and cocoa while you shop! Need gift ideas? Give the gift of ownership, community and health by purchasing a gift membership to the East Aurora Cooperative Market (payment plans available). How about an EA Co-op tote bag filled with a selection of non-perishable Mini Market items (includes a free sample of Alpine Made goat milk soap)? Or, be one of the first to purchase our new co-op aprons – perfect for everyone on your shopping list.  Hope to see you there!Thursday, Dec. 6, 3:30 p.m.-8 p.m.Saturday, Dec. 8, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.